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10 Best College Towns to Purchase Investment Property!

The back to school season is often characterized by parents and students making last-minute mad dashes to purchase school supplies, uniforms, bus passes or books.  This year, parents with college-bound students or investors interested in college towns may be considering an unusual back to school purchase – a rental property. 

“I had a client who was an alumnus of the University of Maryland and he was interested in purchasing his first property. He was insistent on finding a home within 10 to 15 miles of campus so that he could rent the basement out to college students. We closed on the property, and literally within five days he had a renter for his basement,” said Bowie, Maryland real estate consultant, Natalie Dean.

In the next two years, real estate investors are expected to outnumber traditional homebuyers in their local markets by three to one, and 56.5 percent plan to put their investments to work as rental properties, according to a national survey we  recently conducted.

“Local markets with universities or colleges can be an attractive option for many local real estate investors,” said Move, Inc., Chief Executive Officer, Steve Berkowitz.  “Housing demand in college towns is generally high and vacancy rates are usually low. Combine the supply and demand ratio with rising admissions and the five percent rise in rental rates expected by the end of the year, and rental property in college towns can be a smart option for the right investor.”

To help real estate investors considering university towns, we’ve released a list of ten college towns that might just make the grade. College towns were selected based on the leading universities featured in the US News Rankings and Reviews list of best colleges for great prices in 2011.

Boston, MA: With a median list price of $335,000 in June 2011, the Boston/Cambridge market has one of the higher median list prices of the bunch, but also has high renter demand from students at over 50 colleges including Harvard and MIT, ranked two and four. The median list price in Boston has dropped by 2.62% since last June. Average rental rates in Boston in June 2011 ranged from $3,122 for a two bedroom to $3,913 for a three or more bedroom unit, both higher than a mortgage payment of around $1,370 for a median-priced home with a 20% down payment and current mortgage rates for a 30-year fixed loan. Boston was also named one of the top 10 turnaround towns by CNN Money in May 2011.

“In Cambridge and some of the Boston Proper neighborhoods we have been seeing rents rising with demand and projections of further increases of up to 25%,” said Boston-area broker owner Paul Turcotte. 

Nashville, TN: Nashville is home to country music and Vanderbilt University, the 11th ranked best college in the nation.  In June 2011, Nashville had a median list price of $189,900 down slightly from the same time last year and on par with the national median list price in June 2011.  Nashville’s average rental rates for a 2 bedroom were $949 and $1,020 for a three or more bedroom unit in June 2011. These rent prices are both higher than a mortgage payment of around $770 for a median-priced home with a 20% down payment and current mortgage rates for a 30-year fixed loan.

“Nashville has been, is and will continue to be a strong investors market for those looking to target the college & graduate student renters,” said local broker Terry McAlister.  “Nashville has 16 diverse colleges & universities, all at freshman capacity, so where do the upperclassmen and graduate students go? To renting.” 

Chicago, IL: Chicago was the number one most searched metropolitan in the country on Realtor.com in June 2011 and home to the 12th best college, University of Chicago.  Chicago had a median list price of $199,900 in June 2011, down by 16.36% since last June. Chicago average rental rates in June 2011 were $1,780 for a two bedroom and $2,074 for a three or more bedroom unit. A mortgage payment on a home at the Chicago median list price would be around $820 with a 20% down payment of $40,000 at current mortgage rates for a 30-year fixed loan. 

Washington, D.C.: The nation’s capital ranked 16th on the list of most searched metropolitans on Realtor.com in June 2011, and had a median list price of $375,000. The D.C. metro area was also named one of the top 10 turnaround towns by CNN Money in May 2011 and has more than 20 colleges. Washington, D.C.’s average rental rates for a 2 bedroom unit were $3,086 and $3,214 for a three or more bedroom unit in June 2011. These rent prices are both higher than a mortgage payment of around $1,530 for a median-priced home with a 20% down payment and current mortgage rates for a 30-year fixed loan.

“I had one client who bought an investment condo in Arlington.  She wanted an investment property and she also wanted a nice place at a reasonable cost for her daughter who was attending Georgetown University,” said Nancy Alert of RE/MAX Allegiance. “Her daughter got a roommate and the roommate paid half of the mortgage.  After her daughter graduated from Georgetown University the property was sold at a substantial gain.” 

Houston, TX: Houston is another market with low-priced inventory as the median list price was $174,900 in June 2011, down slightly from the same time last year and lower than the national median list price of $189,900. Houston is home to Rice University, ranked 16th on the list of best US colleges.  Houston’s average rental rates for a 2 bedroom unit were $1,218 and $1,478 for a three or more bedroom unit in June 2011. These rent prices are both higher than a mortgage payment of around $710 for a median-priced home with a 20% down payment and current mortgage rates for a 30-year fixed loan. 

South Bend, IN:  The University of Notre Dame is located in South Bend, IN and was the number 17 best-ranked college. South Bend had a median list price of $112,900 in June 2011, and although the median list price was up 7.53% since last year, it is much lower than the national median list price of $189,900 in June 2011 and the lowest median price on the list. The average rental rates for a 2 bedroom unit were $790 and $880 for a three or more bedroom unit in June 2011. These rent prices are both higher than a mortgage payment of around $460 for a median-priced home with a 20% down payment and current mortgage rates for a 30-year fixed loan. 

Atlanta, GA: Atlanta is home to the 18th ranked school Emory University and in June 2011 the median list price was $159,600 down 13.68% since June 2010 and lower than the national median list price of $189,900. It was also the 8th most searched market in June 2011 on Realtor.com.  The average rental rates for a 2 bedroom unit were $1,236 and $1,485 for a three or more bedroom unit in June 2011. These rent prices are both higher than a mortgage payment of around $650 for a median-priced home with a 20% down payment and current mortgage rates for a 30-year fixed loan.

Agent Karen Smyth explained, “We’ve had a lot of success with parents of Georgia Tech students who are purchasing condos for their children who attend school.  Most of the time the parents pay cash for the units, in in-town Atlanta, and are only left with the monthly homeowner dues. The system works well because the student is often also on the deed/mortgage and can build up their credit by the time they graduate.”

Baltimore, MD:  Johns Hopkins University of Baltimore is the number-one ranked college in 2011 according to US News. Baltimore’s median list price of $242,700 may be higher than other markets on the list, but it’s down 7.72% since last year. It was also the 19th most searched market in June 2011 on Realtor.com. The average rental rates for a 2 bedroom unit were $1,443 and $1,663 for a three or more bedroom unit in June 2011. These rent prices are both higher than a mortgage payment of around $990 for a median-priced home with a 20% down payment and current mortgage rates for a 30-year fixed loan.

St. Louis, MO:  Washington University in St. Louis is the 13th ranked best college in the US according to the US News Rankings and Reviews. St. Louis had a median list price of $163,945 in June 2011, down 3.51% from the year before and lower than the national median list price of $189,900.  It was also the 21st most searched market in June 2011 on Realtor.com.  The average rental rates for a 2 bedroom unit were $1,016 and $1,283 for a three or more bedroom unit in June 2011. These rent prices are both higher than a mortgage payment of around $670 for a median-priced home with a 20% down payment and current mortgage rates for a 30-year fixed loan.

“Through the years, I have had many parents decide to purchase a small condo or home for their student rather than worry about securing on campus housing,” said agent Judy Brown. “With both Washington University and St. Louis University here, many of those same parents have continued to keep their property as a rental.  There is a ready-made pool of renters and it takes only word of mouth to keep their condo/home occupied.” 

Syracuse, NY: SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is the 25th best-ranked university in 2011.  Though SUNY is small with only 1,570 undergraduate students, there are many other schools in Syracuse including: Syracuse University, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Le Moyne College, Empire State College and more.   In June 2011, the median list price in Syracuse was $154,900, down 3.13% since June 2010 and lower than the national median list price of $189,900.  The average rental rates for a 2 bedroom unit were $838 and $970 for a three or more bedroom unit in June 2011. These rent prices are both higher than a mortgage payment of around $630 for a median-priced home with a 20% down payment and current mortgage rates for a 30-year fixed loan.