Huntsville AL Real Estate Investments: How to Pick Profitable Rental Property

By: Huntsville Real Estate Expert Mike Manosky On September 7, 2011

Low home prices combined with low interest rates makes this a great time to purchase Huntsville AL real estate investment property.  One of the most popular real estate investments is rental property.  Investing in rental property can be profitable, if you pick properties that meet the following criteria:

  1. Require minimal maintenance.  Huntsville AL real estate with newer appliances, smaller yards and that have been well-maintained, are typically easier and less expensive to continue to maintain.
  2. Attract long-term, well-paying renters.  Your goal is to get renters who will take good care of your Huntsville AL real estate, stay a long time and pay on time.  While lower-priced properties near colleges may be easy to rent, they typically attract students who tend to be loud, messy and short term renters.   On the other hand, rental properties that are in the highest price range may attract renters who are in jobs that require them to move frequently or who will quickly purchase homes of their own.
  3. Located in highly-populated, low-crime areas.  Steer away from rural areas where there are fewer potential renters.  Look for homes in neighborhoods that have low crime rates and good school districts.  Neighborhoods near public transportation, grocery stores and shopping malls attract renters.
  4. Zoned for renting.  Always check to be sure the property you intend to lease is approved to be rented by local zoning or home owners’ associations.
  5. Priced properly.  Your purchase price must be low enough to allow you to set the rent within a range the local market will bear and that will earn a profit for you.  Be sure to take into consideration every expense of owning, maintaining and renting this property, when considering if you can turn a profit and have a positive cash flow from the start.

Interested in buying a rental property?  I can help.  Give me a call today, Direct 256-508-0211, Toll Free 800-803-0053 or email me at for more information.


Having lived in the Huntsville AL area for most of his life, Mike Manosky understands exactly what makes this community special.  In fact, those who know him well will tell you he carries the same traditional values and focus on the future as Huntsville. 

Mike brings with him a keen eye for the details of buying or selling a Huntsville AL home and seemingly boundless determination and energy, which is why his clients benefit from his unique brand of real estate service. Rooted in Tradition, Focused on the Future – Mike Manosky will help make the most of your Huntsville AL real estate experience. Give him a call today, 256-508-0211 Direct or 800-803-0053 Toll Free, and discover the difference he can make during your family’s move.

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