When it comes to an investment property, there are typically a pair of options to choose from: rent or sell. Selling is generally considered a short term solution while renting is a long term investor strategy. Each option has its pros and cons, though one may be a wiser option for you than the other.

Let’s say you’re thinking about an investment in a market where supply is low. In this case, it may be a better idea to sell. What can the property bring to the table following its renovation? Use comps to see how fix and flips are performing. You may also wish to consider a short term investment if you’d rather not deal with the responsibilities associated with it (i.e.: being a landlord or property manager). As time goes by, maintenance costs will creep up.

If residual income sounds appealing, long term may be the way to go. If you’re almost certain the property will continue to appreciate, it makes sense to rent as a viable strategy as it will result in a monthly income. If and when the time comes to sell, the property value should have increased significantly over time.

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