When you’re looking for a property investment, location is the most important thing.
If you didn’t already know that, then real estate probably isn’t the right investment for you. It doesn’t matter how amazing the property itself is, if it’s in the middle of nowhere with no amenities nearby or it’s in a dangerous area with a very high crime rate, you’ll struggle to rent it out to tenants or sell it on. That’s why it’s always best to find a popular location that has good schools, lots of job opportunities, and plenty of amenities nearby. However, property prices in the most desirable areas are going to be incredibly expensive and you might not be able to afford the down payment on a house at that price, so you need to find a cheaper property that is still in a good location.
That might sound impossible, but you can do it if you look at up and coming areas where property prices are still affordable at the minute. If you get in at the right time, you can get a reasonably priced property that will increase in value over the coming years as the area becomes more popular. This is always a bit of a gamble and if you get it wrong, you could end up stuck with a house that nobody wants to rent or buy, but if you get it right, you stand to make a lot of money. You can never be entirely sure if a location is going to become popular in the future, but if you look for these things, you increase your chances of making the right decision.
If there aren’t any job opportunities in an area, people are going to start moving away and it will decline.
Tourism is one of the best ways to bring money to a place that is struggling and start to regenerate it.
A high student population is something that you should look out for as well.