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When Should You Invest In Rental Properties?

Pink Door Management - Wednesday, July 29, 2020

If you are considering becoming a property investor, you may wonder why you should buy a rental and what indicators to look for when trying to find a property. Here are some signs to look for if you are on the fence about investing in a rental that indicates it is a great time to buy!

Low-Interest Rates

When mortgage rates drop, it is much easier to make a property produce income. The best place to figure out what kind of interest rate you will get for an investment property is with a lender. Check-in with them to figure out how to start the process and contact an agent to help you start viewing potential properties.

Home Equity

Check-in with a local Realtor to see how much your current home is worth! Some investment properties require a high down payment, but low-interest rates, refinancing and knowing your home value can make a difference. For example, if you need to borrow 10%, many homes in good markets can appreciate 10% of their value in just a year, depending on the condition and the location. Chat with a lender to see if you can qualify, and check-in with your current mortgage company to discuss your plan.

Scarcity of Units

Do you live in a location where rental units are in high-demand? Maybe your city is growing and the demand for a space to rent is higher than the available properties. If that is the case, now is the best time to find a property to purchase for rental purposes.

Return Rate

If the rate of return in your county is growing, it might be a good time to invest in property. If there is a yearly increase, you can make significant gains over time. 

Ultimately, talking to professionals can help you decide if now is the right time to invest in rental properties!

At Scates Realty and Investments, rental properties are our specialty. We can assist you from purchase all the way through the process of placing the tenant, collecting the rents, and making sure you have all the proper reports for your taxes. Contact us today or call at 352-404-8960. Be sure to ask about Hero Rewards to see if you qualify. 

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