A recent report regarding second home purchases highlights a growing trend. People are purchasing second homes at startling rates, but not necessarily to live in. Whereas about 90% of people planned to live in their second homes just a few decades ago, now fewer than 40% intend to. This, of course, is due to the booming rental industry brought about by home-sharing platforms like Airbnb and HomeAway.
The data from the report includes all people with second homes, not purely those who make a buy for the sake of business, but the numbers are compelling. For example, about 35% say 100% of their costs are covered by the rental income and about 13% of those are making a mortgage payment. A further 32% are generating profit, and a final third says it helps them cover some of their costs. Again, though, some of these people are living in their second homes too; they’re not running them as a true business.
Considering all the different types of people who are using homes as short-term stay revenue generators, the average income generated is $21,000 per year. That’s a big chunk of change, which works out to $1,750 per month; more than enough to cover the cost if you’re taking out loans for Airbnb businesses, plus cover odds and ends for your renters and create a revenue stream.
People are flooding into the market because it’s so profitable and getting loans for Airbnb businesses is relatively easy, but not all know how to work the system to generate maximum profit. Potential renters are looking for a few key things. First, they want to spend less than $1,000 per week to rent a place, and their preference is for a detached home or villa. Secondly, they want specific features, such as a good internet connection and air conditioning. Lastly, they want to know why your place is unique. Top-earners are setting themselves apart from the pack by adding luxurious touches, providing their guests with welcome baskets, and offering information about local attractions, services, and destinations. A few even go the extra mile and theme their rentals.
Staring up a successful work-from-home biz is hard, particularly because banks don’t trust startups to succeed and are wary of lending out money. Loans for Airbnb businesses are different because you can kickstart the process with hard money; cash from private lenders (not banks), that are based on the value of your property and not on your personal credit or other factors banks commonly use. Most of the people working this system are paying on a loan too—to the tune of about 59%, and they are making money doing it. They are working from home, running their rentals, living the life they want on their terms, and averaging just shy of $2,000 a month doing it. Kind of makes you wonder why you haven’t started yet, doesn’t it?
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About the Author: Dennis has been working in the real estate industry in some capacity for the last 40 years. He purchased his first property when he was just 18 years old. He quickly learned about the amazing investment opportunities provided by trust deed investing and hard money loans. His desire to help others make money in real estate investing led him to specialize in alternative funding for real estate investors who may have trouble getting a traditional bank loan. Dennis is passionate about alternative funding sources and sharing his knowledge with others to help make their dreams come true. Dennis has been married to his wonderful wife for 43 years. They have 2 beautiful daughters 5 amazing grandchildren. Dennis has been an Arizona resident for the past 40 years.