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Conquering the Student Housing Boom

By Chris Clothier on Fri, Jul 17, 2015

Now more than ever, kids are going to college. With so many students, it’s no surprise that colleges and universities across the country are filling up and students are on the hunt for off-campus or privately-owned housing.

For real estate investors, there’s often a negative association with renting to students — we think of loud house parties, irresponsible tenants and property damage. While, no doubt, there are some risks involved with renting to this unique demographic, it can also be very profitable.

The fact is, the demand is there. The question is if we as investors are going to do anything about it.

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Real Estate Investing & Renting To College Students: Pros and Cons

By Chris Clothier on Mon, Feb 17, 2014

For the real estate investor, there can be far more opportunities to grow your portfolio than just single-family rentals. By targeting demographics, it is possible to build a portfolio, or at least a segment of your portfolio, designed to attract a certain age demographic.  It seems like a logical decision!  We know that properties with seniors in mind are a great asset, but there are more niche demographics that can be targeted for valuable tenants and real estate investing at a slightly different pace.

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