As a newbie to the rental property business, you may be nervous about making that first purchase of your phoenix investment property home. Do you know what things to consider to attract renters? If you have ever rented a home yourself, then you have experience in what home renters are looking for. Most homes are renting to families who are happy with the less burdened renter lifestyle, or who are new to an area and checking out that area before they buy a home. As in every part of the Phoenix property management process, your Phoenix property management team can help answer any questions you may have during the purchasing phase and represent you in the sale. Here are few suggestions from the pros:
1) Look for homes no older than 15 years. This will help keep down maintenance costs and save you money long term.
2) Look for homes that are not located on busy streets.
3) Rental properties should have at least 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and be located in neighborhoods where home values are appreciating. This allows you as the owner to charge a higher rent.
4) Consider the proximity of the property to things people need and/or want such as shopping and dining.
5) If the home is in a HOA, there may be fees for violations and signage and parking rules. Be sure to identify what the HOA codes are and how you will enforce them with your tenants.

Remember that the decisions you are making in the purchasing process are ones that will affect you long term. The property type you choose will affect what type of potential tenants you attract, and how long the home stays vacant. These are all things to consider as you begin your journey into the rental property industry. By making smart decisions today, you and your Phoenix property management team will be pleased with your future results. 


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