4 Major Tips to Buying a Rental Property

Park City Utah is a great place to consider a rental home. Vacation property, house or a condo are all great options in this vacation destination. From ski-in and ski-out condos to luxury mountain homes. 4 Major Tips to Buying a Rental Property

The interest in purchasing rental property has increased in recent years. It is said that this is partly because of a jump in inflation in the price of homes, historically low-interest rates, and a larger number of millennial-aged buyers choosing to rent instead of own property.

Real estate is now becoming the American favorite long-term investment purchase according to a recent study that was conducted by Bankrate, investing in real estate has been consistently ranked as the top choice for investment since 2012 in America.

Should you purchase a rental property? Some real estate experts say it is a very good investment as long as you do your homework and determine that it really is a viable investment for you.

Here are some things to consider when buying a rental property

First, determine if purchasing an investment rental property is the right investment for your personal situation

There are many TV shows out there that sensationalize and romanticize the idea of becoming an investment property owner. They make it look like fast and easy quick money; like a lucrative investment. To make the most of a rental property however it requires very solid knowledge of your financial situation and the rental market in which a property exists as well as expert knowledge of the area’s landlord and tenant laws.

It is also a good idea to determine if you have enough time to become an actual landlord or enough money to hire the most reputable and trustworthy of property managers. Several people get into the rental business without realizing exactly how much work it takes and that it is more of a long-term wealth investment.

Determine whether you should purchase with cash or finance the property

Some financial experts will advise that you should only get yourself into the rental business if you can pay all cash for the property, but there are some that say financing the purchase could still be beneficial. When purchasing a rental property, you will need to decipher if the income will able to easily cover the cost of financing the property.

In some cases, financing a property more than pays for the mortgage payments itself will earn you double investment credit with the benefits of paying off a loan while keeping your cash in your pocket.

Find an amazing location

Just because a home is empty and available doesn’t mean that it will easily be turned into a rental. The best location of a rental property is the one where appreciation is high and there is easy means of finding a responsible tenant. In some cases going for a property that you know will have an optimal appreciation, if you plan to hold onto it for several years, will be the better way to go.

Make sure you have a budget for the unexpected

There are several expenses that can pop up with owning a rental property. If you do not have a reserve of funds to take care of any of these needs you could find yourself in a very sticky situation that may cause you to be in financial turmoil. Experts advise that landlords should have about 20 to 30% of the rental income kept in a rainy-day fund for maintenance and emergencies that may happen at the property.

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Rental properties can be an amazing and excellent investment when you approach it in a very businesslike and professional manor, and are extremely realistic about the laws and expectations as well as the slow income growth over the long term.

Contact my office below for more information on rental properties in and around the Park City real estate area.

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$1,249,990
Neighborhood: Silver Creek Village
5
Beds
4
Baths
3,341
Sq.Ft.
2024
Year Built
1
Day on Site
12402958
MLS
$1,499,999
Neighborhood: Jeremy Ranch Area
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
3,400
Sq.Ft.
1997
Year Built
1
Day on Site
12402959
MLS
$2,695,000
Neighborhood: Red Ledges
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
3,981
Sq.Ft.
2009
Year Built
1
Day on Site
12402960
MLS
$599,900
Neighborhood: Sawmill
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
2,491
Sq.Ft.
2024
Year Built
1
Day on Site
12402961
MLS
$815,900
Neighborhood: Jordanelle Ridge Village
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
3,494
Sq.Ft.
2024
Year Built
1
Day on Site
12402962
MLS
$775,900
Neighborhood: Jordanelle Ridge Village
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
3,016
Sq.Ft.
2024
Year Built
1
Day on Site
12402963
MLS
$1,550,000
Neighborhood: Fox Pointe
6
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
5,945
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
2
Days on Site
12402915
MLS
$1,200,000
Neighborhood: Horsethief Canyon
4
Beds
1F23/411/2
Baths
2,948
Sq.Ft.
1994
Year Built
2
Days on Site
12402916
MLS
$1,150,000
Neighborhood: Bear Hollow Village
4
Beds
2F13/411/2
Baths
2,180
Sq.Ft.
2000
Year Built
2
Days on Site
12402917
MLS
$2,500,000
Neighborhood: Wasatch Front Ar 58
6
Beds
2F23/4
Baths
4,626
Sq.Ft.
1997
Year Built
2
Days on Site
12402919
MLS
Open 7/17
3988 N Timber Wolf Ln Park City,  UT 84098
$975,000
Neighborhood: Timber Wolf Lodges
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,054
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
2
Days on Site
12402918
MLS
$510,000
Neighborhood: Zermatt Villas
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,059
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
2
Days on Site
12402921
MLS
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