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How You Can Manage Your Investment Properties Over The Years

Written by Posted On Tuesday, 16 July 2019 07:43

The process of purchasing investment properties can be a blast especially after purchasing if the property immensely increases in value. Managing your investment properties over time might change as you get a bit older. There are some people that want to manage the property by themselves due to having handyman skills when they retire. Others want truly passive income and might opt for a property management company. The best thing that you can do depends on your situation as selling an investment property might be the best decision in some cases. Homes that will sell for above their purchase price that need a lot of work done to be habitable is a perfect example. The following are tips to manage your properties over the years.

Hire Property Managers

Hiring a property management company can be wise as they handle a plethora of properties. This will allow them to get repairs done at reasonable rates and they have vetted thousands of renters. The worst case scenario is a renter that refuses to pay and wants to go through the eviction process. Many of these renters will damage the property as well as doing research on potential renters is imperative to protect your home. These companies usually do not charge a large amount and price the property at times higher than what the owner would have. In specific cases this hike in rent covers the fee so the owner will make the same amount as if they managed it without any of the headache.

A Property Could Be A Great First Place For Your Kid Out Of College

If you have multiple properties you can allow your child that just graduated college or started working full-time a place to stay for free or for a very low rental fee. This will maintain your privacy that you probably enjoyed during their stay at college. Giving one of your children a property is another option as they could choose to rent it out to other roommates or live alone. Of course your child should be gainfully employed and have no substance abuse issues to do this.

Think Carefully About Who To Leave Each Property To When You Are Gone

Leaving your properties to different family members can be a difficult decision. The best thing to do is write out the pros and cons of giving each family member a specific property. A beach house is going to be far more coveted than that of a townhouse on the outskirts of a small town. The right attorney for probate can make a huge difference as they can put clauses that will divide the properties. For example, if one child has a large family and one is single they get a family home rather than a condo or townhouse.

The years will change how you manage your investment properties as your financial strategy should become more conservative. Consider selling these properties as well as this can help you have liquid cash to live the highest quality of life possible.

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