Location is one of the main factors which determine the value of a property. Location not only influences the long-term gains that you can make when selling your property in the future, but it also affects the interim gains that you make from leasing it. If you are a property for the purposes of leasing it, you will need to look at it from the perspective of the prospective tenant.
Here are some of the reasons why so much emphasis is made on the location of a property:
Return on Investment
Location has a huge bearing on the returns that you get from a property. A location which is well-connected to the other areas of a town or city, which provides access to facilities such as schools and medical centres, which is located near the business hub and which is safe to reside in is more likely to generate greater returns than a location which does not meet these guidelines. The value of a property in such a location appreciates at a faster rate because of the potential for growth. You should choose a property which follows two or more of the points mentioned here.
Location is the first thing that tenants look at while browsing properties that are available for rent. Every tenant has his or her own set of expectations when it comes to location. Albany has many suburbs out of which every prospective tenant can find five to six to their liking. However, it has been observed that people generally look for locations which are near good schools, office areas, supermarkets and beaches. These areas are the best for investment.
Another point to consider is that there are certain localities which tenants might avoid. The reasons may be a high crime rate or poor connectivity with the rest of the city or town. These areas are not good options for investing. The best thing to do is to drive around Albany and look at areas and suburbs from prospective tenants point of view, rather than as a buyer. This will give you an idea as to which area is more likely to be chosen by tenants. From that you can make your investment accordingly.
For further advice more specific to the Albany Rental Market, call us and speak with an experienced Property Manager who will be able to assist you.