Considering an Investment Property?

Written by Merri Ann Simonson of Coldwell Banker San Juan Islands Inc.

Merri Ann Simonson - Contributed photo

Merri Ann Simonson – Contributed photo

Vacation Rental Versus Long Term Rental

Now would be a good time to purchase property held for investment and due to market conditions, a rental home in the San Juans would be the most appropriate. We are not like the metropolitan areas nearby with multiple offers on every property and robust appreciation; we remain in a buyer’s market in most categories of property.

Once you have made the decision of the type of property to purchase, then how you intend to use that property is the next process; vacation rental or long term rental. To assist you with this process, I have compared the different aspects of each below.

Vacation Rental General Description.

Buying a home with an existing permit, customer list, website and income history is the most preferable avenue. The permit for a vacation rental runs with the land. It is annually renewed automatically but can be voided by the County should the home not be used as a vacation rental within the last 12 months.

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Posted on April 14, 2016 at 4:42 am by

Categories: Business
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  1. fantastic article, so well thought through and good objective perspective with lots of needed details. I am involved and see the effects of the lack of housing greatly changing the composition and diversity of our community. It is a tragedy so many houses sit empty with such a need. I understand it, some renter’s lack of responsibility can create gun shy owners, but many renter’s care about and take care of homes as if they were their own. Let’s hope something changes soon!

    Comment by pam fry on April 16, 2016 at 1:16 pm

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