May 8, 2018

If you are looking for a way to earn more and build your personal wealth then owning vacation rental properties could be the perfect opportunity for you. Life is very busy and there are only so many hours in a day that you can be working to earn additional income.

But owning a rental property allows you to have a revenue stream that is not dependent on your current work load or other time commitments. And you will find that there are more benefits to owning a vacation rental property than just the rental income being generated.

Money is Good but Time is Great

Obviously, most vacation rental property owners get into the business for the added income. But a bonus for many owners is the ability to block off certain weeks to enjoy the property themselves. Having a property in a great location offers you the opportunity to enjoy the area, the amenities and your property as often as you choose to.

Many owners choose to visit quarterly just to enjoy the space and relax since the trip is very affordable. In these cases, there is often an owner’s closet which remains locked when renters are using the property. This allows the owner to store personal items such as clothing at the property making travel light and simple.

Tax Benefits

Owning a vacation rental property offers many of the same tax benefits as owning any business. As such the cost of regular maintenance and upkeep for your rental property is a business expense which can be deducted from your taxes. Some of the items which can qualify as deductions include trash removal, pest control, yard care and cleaning services. You can also deduct the cost of any advertising that you do to keep the property rented.

Long Term Goal

A more obscure benefit to owning a vacation rental property is the fact that your renters are paying your mortgage. This is a great way to fund the mortgage on a property that you would like to live in when you retire but can’t afford to pay for on your own as a second mortgage. That rental income can allow you to prepare for your retirement knowing that your dream retirement home will be paid for and waiting for you when you retire.

Hands off Investment

Many potential rental property owners worry that they have no experience managing a rental property or that they don’t have the time to dedicate to the property. But there are numerous vacation property management companies who can handle as much or as little of the workload as you would like. Some even handle the entire rental process for you from marketing to cleaning and inspections. So even if you have very little time to investing in managing the rental property, you can still reap the benefits of owning a vacation rental property.

Potential for Great Rewards

Having a passive income from a vacation rental property is always a good way to increase your personal wealth. But don’t forget the additional benefits such as vacationing at the property yourself and the opportunity to live in the property mortgage free in the future. Owning a vacation rental property can be a life changing investment. 

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