Daytona Beach is commonly known as “the spot” for spring breakers. What many people don’t realize is that it is a good place for real estate investors as well. Located on the eastern coast of Florida, Daytona Beach has recently become a profitable market, as the average home price is approximately $212,000, and has grown over 25% since last year. This growth is expected to continue for at least the next 12 months.
One of the things that sets Daytona Beach apart from cities typically popular for real estate investing is the fact that it does not have the statistics for hurricane hits as many other cities, such as Miami and Key West. This is a tremendous benefit. If a rental property happens to get hit by a hurricane, the cost of repairing the property could greatly offset any profits that would have been made during that time. If a property is badly damaged, it will most likely need to be completely rebuilt, which is a huge expense, especially when you consider what the cost of labor will skyrocket to, since there will be ocnsiderable demand. For this reason, Daytona Beach is perfect for investors.
Daytona Beach is a prime market for investors that would also like to invest in beachfront property, since there is an opportunity to make a sizeable amount of money. All year long, because of the sunny weather, people from all over the country visit Daytona Beach to visit family, to take a vacation, or both. Beachfront property rents anywhere from $500 to $5000 per week. If your property was rented out everyday of the week for a full year, this would yield between $26,000 and $260,000 per year, depending on the rent that is charged. Investors that have a fair amount of money to spend should consider beachfront property in Daytona Beach, since its an investment property that can be rented out 12 months out of the year.
The population of Daytona Beach has been steadily increasing over the fast few years as well. Because of this, there is an increased demand for homes. However, it’s important to keep in mind that the sales cycle, at thirty to sixty days, is a little longer than other Florida cities. In order for investors to avoid being affected by this lag time in turnaround, it is important that properties are priced comparable to that of properties that have recently sold in the area. If the house is on the market too long, due to the price being inflated, people will lose interest in it rather quickly, thinking that there is something wrong with it.
All in all, people interested in the real estate market at Daytona Beach stand to gain a sizeable profit if they are in the right place at the right time. Research and patience will prove to be your greatest virtue.
About the Author
Tabitha Naylor is an experienced mortgage broker/consultant with Apex Financial Mortgage. For more information, or additional resources on home loans, visit Apex Financial Mortgage