Leave a Message

Thank you for your message. We will be in touch with you shortly.


"Smart Investment: Buying a Property In a College Town" 

 So many of our friends have kids in college or will be sending their kids off to a college campus in just a few short years. Have you ever considered offsetting some college costs by purchasing a property near your child's college campus?

Investing in real estate near a college or university can be a strategic financial move. Not only does it provide a place for your child to live during their college years, but it can also serve as a rental property, generating income that can help cover the costs of ownership and build wealth through real estate.

Key Considerations Might Include: 

Location, Location, Location: When it comes to real estate, location is paramount. Look for properties in close proximity to the college or university your child will attend. Consider factors such as safety, access to public transportation, and proximity to campus amenities. Properties near colleges often have high demand for rentals, making them potentially lucrative investments. 

Rental Potential: Research and seek guidance. Determine the average rental rates for similar properties and assess the demand for rental housing. A property with strong rental potential can help ensure a steady stream of income to cover expenses. 

Financing Options: Don’t put yourself in a tough financial position but maybe you need to 1031 a property and this might be a great time. Many don’t see interest rates as favorable right now so be smart and really look at all the numbers. 

Property Management: Consider how the property will be managed, especially if you live a significant distance from the college. Will you handle property management tasks yourself, or will you hire a professional management company? Factor in the cost of property management when evaluating the financial feasibility of the investment. 

Tax Implications: Consult with a tax advisor to understand the tax implications of owning an investment property. Rental income, property expenses, and potential tax deductions related to the investment should all be carefully considered. 

Long-Term Planning: Think beyond your child's college years. Once your child graduates, the property can continue to serve as an investment, providing rental income or potentially being sold for a profit. Consider how it aligns with your overall financial goals. 

While purchasing an investment property for your college-bound child can be a savvy financial move, it's important to conduct thorough research and seek professional guidance to make informed decisions.

Reach out if we can connect you with a real estate advisor in the college town you might be considering! 

You will want to have a fantastic local agent who knows all the city/county regulations and resources for short term rentals there. 



Work With Us

Hello Home of Compass is a team of exceptional real estate agents dedicated to all things home and real estate. Our reputation is stellar and our reviews are 5 star.
Contact Us

Follow Us on Instagram