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If you have decided to buy a rental property in Lake Keowee, then the next steps will involve checking out the various properties to find one which is right for investment. However, this is easier said than done. Since you are making an investment hoping to profit from it, many factors like the neighborhood of the property, the potential for future growth, the property taxes charged etc must be taken into account. And below, we look at each of these factors in brief detail.

Neighborhood

The first important thing you have to consider when investing in a rental property is the neighborhood. There are three aspects to this – the community, the facilities, and the crime rates. First, the community should be a tolerant, sufficiently educated one. Communities which have religious or racial tensions simmering is a poor investment choice. Similarly, a community which has traditionally remained lowly educated can also be a big minus. In contrast, highly educated communities will attract renters since they will mostly wish to mix with such people only. Second, there must be sufficient facilities like schools, hospitals, shops etc nearby. Else, people can be quite reluctant to rent the property. Thirdly, the crime rate in the region must be at least average, and ideally well below average. High crime risk regions are a strict no-no when it comes to investing in rental properties.

Potential Future Growth

The second component to consider is the potential for economic growth in the region. Research the locality of the property you are interested in and project the economic changes you think will occur. Ideally, the region should see a consistent economic growth over the coming decades. This will ensure that more people are employed, thus raising the demand for rental properties, which will subsequently fetch you higher rents. But if you see that the economic growth has been lagging for some time, and the elected representatives are inefficient and not putting up a plan to boost the economy, then you may be better off not investing your money in the region.

Taxes

 

You should also check the property taxes of the place. Since the property taxes will eat into your profits, it is very important that you only calculate your potential profits from a rental property after accounting for the property taxes. Ideally, you should consider to only invest in places with low property tax so that you get the maximum profit. An exception would be a scenario where the potential profit from the investment would be so large that the impact of property tax won’t be felt.

So, check for the above when you are looking for rental properties like a lake house and such. Plus, take a look at the 4 reasons why you should buy a Lake Keowee lake house in the fall, which can also help you choosing the right investment property,

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If you have decided to buy a rental property in Lake Keowee, then the next steps will involve checking out the various properties to find one which is right for investment. However, this is easier said than done. Since you are making an investment hoping to profit from it,...