The Best Real Estate Investments for Home Improvement Lovers

Improve your home and increase it’s value with these real estate investments!

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If you’ve already worked through the home improvement projects you planned for your home and created your ideal space, you may want to think about finding more ways to do what you love and have it pay off in the long run. If you enjoy renovating and remodeling homes, you may have already considered investing in real estate. Selling houses and maintaining rental properties may seem like a lot of work, but they could provide outlets for your creative vision and make you money at the same time. Keep reading for some ways that real estate investments could fulfill your passion for home improvement and benefit you in the long run.

Give an Old House a New Life

Flipping houses is one of the most common forms of real estate investment. For someone who loves making homes more attractive and functional, it can be a really rewarding way to spend your time and your money. Developing a smart strategy for your property purchase, remodels and renovations, and marketing efforts should come easily for someone who is already interested in home improvement. To ensure the best return on your investment, you’ll need to buy the right house to flip. Check out notable or up-and-coming neighborhoods and buy a nearby home that needs some love. You can bring the property up to speed with the neighborhood’s growing appeal through renovations and remodels, adding value to the home that will be reflected in your profit when you go to resell. 

Marketing the home for resale will be another opportunity to highlight your skills. Staging the home for listing photos will require a keen eye for interior design and you’ll get to reap the benefits of your hard work when offers start flowing in.

Rent Out Your Dream Home

Alternatively, you can purchase a vacation home in a desirable spot and rent it out. You likely have a dream location in mind already, but uprooting your life and family to live there full-time isn’t really an option. Instead, you can purchase a property, fix it up to suit your tastes, and list it on a short-term rental platform like Airbnb or VRBO. Vacation rentals offer you the opportunity to enjoy your property at your leisure and allow it to work for you in the downtime. Airbnb allows you to unlist your property at any time for personal use, ensuring that you still get to feel like you’re gaining a second home. Further, short-term rentals allow you to interact with your guests and help them get the most out of their stay. In addition to the work you put into furnishing the home for maximum appeal and functionality, you can also talk up your home’s location and give suggestions on local attractions and sights for your guests to enjoy.

Create a Neighborhood Atmosphere

In all real estate and home improvement projects, location is essential. If you already have experience with the two previous options and you’re seeking to expand to commercial property investments, you can focus on ways to build the kind of neighborhoods that people love to live in. Many of the most desirable new neighborhoods are filled out by mixed-use properties that blend residential, retail, and office units to improve the quality of life for locals and make day-to-day errands more convenient. Making shopping centers, workspaces, and recreational areas more accessible to residents adds to the value of any living space. 

If you have extensive experience with smaller-scale home improvement and real estate projects, it may be time for you to branch out and invest in the surrounding areas as well. Check out financing options for mixed-use properties and see if this could be your next big venture.

Whether you’re starting small by flipping a house or you’re ready to build better neighborhoods on a larger scale, these investment opportunities are great ways for home improvement lovers to exercise their interests and make more money doing it.