The days of real estate investors traveling from neighborhood to neighborhood on the hunt for housing opportunities are long gone. Nowadays, buyers don’t have to confine their search to just one city or state—in fact, some buyers will purchase a property in another state, without even setting foot inside. While we aren’t advocating for this particular strategy, we can’t help but get excited about a world that is truly a property investor’s oyster. Below are some of the most promising cities to add to your search in 2020.
Google, Microsoft, Coca Cola and Verizon are just a few of the major corporations that have recently expanded their presence in Atlanta. Known as one of the largest tech hubs in America, Atlanta’s business-friendly climate and relatively affordable housing environment continue to attract startups and established companies alike. As more and more players enter the market and create job opportunities, Atlanta’s single-family rental market is expected to see steady growth. By the numbers, single-family home appreciation was very strong last year at 13.1%.
Massive educational institutions and a flourishing technology center have long made Raleigh an excellent opportunity for real estate investors, and the latest reports show that this trend will continue in 2020. In the first half of 2019, financial investment activity in Raleigh reached $385 million, and the city boasts more than 89,000 tech jobs. In fact, on the list of biggest technology hubs in the U.S., Raleigh ranks #3, just behind Silicon Valley and San Francisco. All of this means that 2020 real estate investors are guaranteed a good rate of return on a Raleigh rental residential or commercial property.
Thanks as always to its steady Disney World traffic, Orlando is expected to report another high watermark in tourism this year. Hailed as America’s most-visited city, Orlando is a great market for rental property, due to the high percentage of leisure- and hospitality-sector jobs. Key metrics to watch include an annual population growth of 2.4%, and a forecasted household growth of 3.4%.
Steady population growth in Jacksonville, particularly from retirees who have the luxury of discretionary income, have helped Jacksonville become one of the most promising real estate markets in the U.S. Sandy beaches, championship golf courses, and historical military attractions draw tourists to the area year-round, and make it a reliable investment for property investors to bank on. Jacksonville experienced 3.7% rent growth in 2018, and household growth is forecasted at 2.1% in 2019.
When you’re considering purchasing rental property in Raleigh, an experienced property management company can help you make the best decision! And once you have made your investment, we can help you manage tenants, rent, property maintenance, and more. If you’re ready to become a Raleigh landlord, call Barker Realty today.
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