On The Rise
In January, many experts weighed in with predictions on how the 2020 real estate market would be. The consensus was that the market would see aover the coming year. While any expectation of home value appreciation is a positive one, 2.8% is also less than in previous years. This lowering of expectations means that there is a market deceleration happening. Now, it is worth noting that in the past eight years, home prices across the US have skyrocketed by 50%, so we should expect to see a slowdown eventually!
One of the significant benefits of renting a home on Airbnb is the fact that you can benefit from financial gains both in capital appreciation and in terms of rent. In other words, you can earn a steady income stream through rent while your home goes up in value. This “double benefit” makes investing in Airbnbs have a significant ROI (as we have discussed in previous posts).
However, with less appreciation potential (or potentially even in the red over the next five years, if we have a recession), it’s logical to wonder if investing in Airbnbs makes sense? Phrased differently, does Airbnb make sense even without capital appreciation?
The short answer to that question is yes. Even without significant home value appreciation (or even with some depreciation), investing in Airbnbs is still an incredibly profitable activity, assuming, of course, you purchase your home in the right area.