Looking for investment property? If you are looking to invest, real estate investment especially in Multi-family / student rentals in the Ohio University and Athens County market is a wonderful way to diversity! You might consider viewing our current list of available multi-family property for sale in Athens and neighboring communities below. Check back often to be amongst the first to discover new investment opportunities as they hit the market.

10 Reasons To Invest In Real Estate

While investing in real estate does come with potential pitfalls and does require research, it can also bring plenty of cash to your bank account. Here are some of the most important reasons to invest in real estate. (Just remember: Appreciation and cash flow aren’t guaranteed. You must research properties and neighborhoods to increase your odds of generating a profit.)

  1. Steady Cash Flow: Owning real estate is a way to boost your monthly income. Whether you invest in commercial real estate or residential, you can rent out your space to tenants. You’ll then receive monthly income in the form of rent checks. Just be careful: You’ll need to research the payment histories of your tenants if you want to reduce the chance that these tenants will one day stop paying their rent.
  2. Great Returns: If the real estate you own increases in value over time, you can sell it for a solid profit. Remember, though: Appreciation isn’t guaranteed. You’ll need to invest in the right property to see those big returns.
  3. Long-Term Security: Real estate is a long-term investment, meaning you can hold it for several years as you wait for it to appreciate. At the same time, if you rent out your real estate you can earn monthly income while you wait for your property’s value to rise.
  4. Tax Advantages: Investing in real estate comes with tax benefits. You can deduct several expenses associated with owning an investment property, including your property taxes, mortgage interest, property management fees, property insurance, the costs of ongoing maintenance, the cost of repairs and the money you pay to market your property to potential renters. If you sell your property for more than you paid for it, the gain you realized won’t be taxed as income. Instead, it will be taxed as capital gains, which typically come with lower tax rates than does income. If you invest in opportunity zones – neighborhoods that are in need of investment – you’ll pay even less in capital gains.
  5. Diversification: Adding real estate to your investments boosts your diversification, which can protect you in times of economic turmoil. Say certain stocks are suffering because of an economic downturn. The investment properties in your portfolio might still be increasing in value, protecting you from the losses your other investments are taking.
  6. Passive Income: Investment properties bring much-desired passive income, that which you don’t have to work for every day. Say you charge rent on a single-family or multifamily property. The rent checks that come in each month are an example of passive income (NOTE: if you are personally managing the property…there can be a lot of work in managing properly)
  7. Ability To Leverage Funds: When investing in real estate you probably can’t afford to buy properties in full. After all, that single-family home you plan to rent might cost $200,000 or more. That’s where leverage comes in. Leverage in real estate means you’re using other people’s money to purchase properties. In this case, you’ll take out loans from banks, mortgage lenders or credit unions and pay them back over time. This allows you to add to your real estate holdings without spending the full amount of money you’d need to buy them on your own.
  8. Protection Against Inflation: Real estate investments are considered protection against inflation. When the prices of goods and services are rising, home values and rents typically increase, too. Investment properties, then, can provide you with rising monthly income and appreciation to help protect you financially when the costs of everything else is going up, too.
  9. Chance To Build Capital: The big goal of real estate investing is to increase your cash, otherwise known as building capital. When you sell a property that has risen in value, you’ll boost your capital. The key, of course, is to invest in the right properties that will rise in value.
  10. Fulfillment And Control: Owning investment properties comes with other benefits that aren’t financial. When you own investment real estate, you are your own boss, which is fulfilling to many investors. You can also make a difference in your community, providing homes for renters or bringing businesses to commercial properties that will provide much-needed services to their communities.

Questions about buying, owning and managing multi-family housing?
We would be happy to help! Uptown Realty Group owns and manages many multi-family, apartments, duplexes, and commercial buildings in and around Athens County. We have specific expertise with the entire process from site selection, to development, to financing, to all aspects of property management, etc. Especially if your focus is Uptown Athens (Court St, Union St, Washington St and State St), we have many ties and a deep understanding of the Uptown Athens neighborhood.

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  • Located in Athens
  • Built in 1950
  • MLS #: 2429845
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • n/a Full bath
  • Athens County
More details Listing by The Athens Real Estate Co., Ltd.

  • Located in Athens
  • Built in 1900
  • MLS #: 2429798
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • n/a Full bath
  • 2,467 SqFt
More details Listing by The Athens Real Estate Co., Ltd.

  • Located in Athens
  • Built in 1900
  • MLS #: 2429770
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • n/a Full bath
  • 1,603 SqFt
More details Listing by The Athens Real Estate Co., Ltd.

  • Located in Athens
  • Built in 1900
  • MLS #: 2429689
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • n/a Full bath
  • 1,664 SqFt
More details Listing by e-Merge Real Estate

  • Located in Cambridge
  • MLS #: 2429559
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • n/a Full bath
  • 1,992 SqFt
More details Listing by Coldwell Banker Select Properties

  • Located in Athens
  • Built in 1900
  • MLS #: 2429489
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • n/a Full bath
  • 1,892 SqFt
More details Listing by e-Merge Real Estate

  • Located in Radcliff
  • MLS #: 2429774
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • n/a Full bath
  • 2,452 SqFt
More details Listing by The Athens Real Estate Co., Ltd.

  • Located in Nelsonville
  • Built in 1994
  • MLS #: 2429794
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • n/a Full bath
  • Athens County
More details Listing by Kelly Wiley Group Keller Williams Excel Realty

  • Located in Athens
  • Built in 1970
  • MLS #: 2429408
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • n/a Full bath
  • 1,200 SqFt
More details Listing by The Athens Real Estate Co., Ltd.

  • Located in The Plains
  • Built in 1977
  • MLS #: 2429446
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • n/a Full bath
  • Athens County
More details Listing by e-Merge Real Estate

  • Located in The Plains
  • MLS #: 2429028
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • n/a Full bath
  • 1,804 SqFt
More details Listing by Ohio Realty

  • Located in New Marshfield
  • Built in 1900
  • MLS #: 2429355
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • n/a Full bath
  • 2,520 SqFt
More details Listing by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Big Hill

  • Located in Nelsonville
  • Built in 1900
  • MLS #: 2422943
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • n/a Full bath
  • Athens County
More details Listing by Hayes Real Estate

  • Located in Athens
  • Built in 1900
  • MLS #: 2428641
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • n/a Full bath
  • Athens County
More details Listing by The Athens Real Estate Co., Ltd.

  • Located in Athens
  • Built in 1900
  • MLS #: 2427996
  • 9 Bedrooms
  • n/a Full bath
  • Athens County
More details Listing by e-Merge Real Estate

  • Located in Nelsonville
  • Built in 1900
  • MLS #: 2429331
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • n/a Full bath
  • 2,364 SqFt
More details Listing by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Big Hill

  • Located in Shade
  • Built in 1980
  • MLS #: 2429230
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • n/a Full bath
  • Meigs County
More details Listing by Collins Realty & Auctions



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