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What Makes a Good Rental Property

Choosing a property to invest in can be scary and definitely has its challenges, but if you invest in the right properties it can be rewarding. There is a lot that goes into finding a property that will be successful. Here are some factors that will help you determine what might make a good rental property.


A neighborhood can really change the value of a home. The house may be perfect in everyway but if it’s in an undesired neighborhood it can decrease the value of the home tremendously. Road conditions, community upkeep, and friendliness of neighbors can increase the property’s’ value. Another thing that could determine if a property is the best choice is the crime rate. No one wants to live in a neighborhood that has the cops as a frequent visitor. Be sure to check the crime rates of the neighborhood before deciding on a property.

Number of listings and vacancies

Look for vacancies in the homes surrounding the area. It could be a huge indicator of the potential that your rental property has. A large amount of vacancies could indicate that not a lot of people want to live in the area, thus making it not a good property to rent.


Schools are a big decision factor when families are deciding which home they would like to rent. Before deciding on a property, it would be a good idea to research desired school districts in the area. It could have a huge impact on who would be willing to rent from you.


When deciding on a new property to rent, it’s important to keep size in mind. Many people who rent homes need it to be large enough for their family. However, if the home is too large it could be out of their price range. The best way to decide on a size is to look at the amount of rooms it has compared to how much it costs. It’s good to have a property that isn’t too pricey but is large enough to house multiple people.

Choosing a property to rent can be scary and definitely has its challenges, but if you invest in the right properties it can be rewarding. Be sure to do thorough research before deciding on a property. If you live in the San Antonio area and want to learn more about property management or houses for rent contact Real Property Management Alamo at (210) 787-3876.


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