Airbnb RentalsTop LocationsAirbnb San Diego 2018: Why and Where to Invest by Eman Hamed April 27, 2018April 18, 2018 by Eman Hamed April 27, 2018April 18, 2018As every smart real estate investor knows, location is KEY when it comes to nearly everything in real estate investing. This is especially true for short-term (Airbnb) investment properties. The location of your Airbnb rental will determine the demand for the investment property, its profitability and overall return on investment. One of the hottest real estate markets for Airbnb rentals in 2018 is San Diego. Let’s go further into details explaining why and in which neighborhoods property investors should consider buying an Airbnb San Diego real estate investment property.Related: Top 10 Real Estate Markets for Buying Rental Property in 2018Why is Airbnb San Diego a Hot Real Estate Market?San Diego, located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, is the second populous city in the State of California with a population of over 1.4 million! This heavy population is a good sign for San Diego real estate investors as it indicates a high demand for investment properties (whether traditional or Airbnb).Related: Real Estate Investing: Traditional vs. Airbnb InvestmentsMoreover, San Diego continues to improve and enjoy a healthy economy. Thanks to its beautiful weather and over 70 miles of beautiful coastline, the tourism industry in the city is one of the most successful ones in the country! Also, San Diego is home to numerous attractions including the famous San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld San Diego, and Balboa Park. With almost 35 million people visiting the city each year, San Diego is the 11th most visited city in the US by overseas travelers and is one of the top 5 locations for domestic tourism.As you would expect, this thriving tourism industry increased the demand for short-term rentals. Airbnb San Diego property investors are guaranteed a high Airbnb occupancy rate and can charge more for rent! This, in turn, made Airbnb San Diego a great real estate market.Click here to find and analyze the best investment properties in San Diego right now!Airbnb San Diego Laws and RegulationsOne thing that property investors interested in Airbnb San Diego should take into consideration is the city’s regulations regarding Airbnb rentals. So far, San Diego isn’t super strict when it comes to Airbnb hosts. However, property investors still need to understand the codes, housing standards, specific taxes for Airbnb rentals, and HOA Rules before buying an investment property specifically to rent it out on Airbnb.A Quick Summary of San Diego Real Estate MarketBased on data from Mashvisor’s investment property calculator, investment properties in the San Diego real estate market are rather expensive. However, they offer high rental income for both traditional and Airbnb rental properties.Median Property Price: $745,637Traditional Rental Income: $2,792Airbnb Rental Income: $1,435Traditional Cash on Cash Return: 1.68%Airbnb Cash on Cash Return: 0.96%Traditional Cap Rate: 1.68%Airbnb Cap Rate: 0.96%The Best Neighborhoods to Invest in Airbnb San Diego Real Estate MarketAirbnb San Diego Real Estate – Pacific BeachMedian Property Price: $1,074,950Airbnb Rental Income: $3,450Airbnb Cash on Cash Return: 1.32%Airbnb Cap Rate: 1.32%Airbnb Occupancy Rate: 59.16%Airbnb San Diego Real Estate – Ocean BeachMedian Property Price: $1,162,500Airbnb Rental Income: $3,049Airbnb Cash on Cash Return: 1.4%Airbnb Cap Rate: 1.4%Airbnb Occupancy Rate: 64.91%Airbnb San Diego Real Estate – North ParkMedian Property Price: $469,500Airbnb Rental Income: $3,744Airbnb Cash on Cash Return: 5.34%Airbnb Cap Rate: 5.34%Airbnb Occupancy Rate: 62.49%Airbnb San Diego Real Estate – East VillageMedian Property Price: $554,900Airbnb Rental Income: $2,694Airbnb Cash on Cash Return: 2.34%Airbnb Cap Rate: 2.34%Airbnb Occupancy Rate: 54.40%Airbnb San Diego Real Estate – Mission HillsMedian Property Price: $1,725,000Airbnb Rental Income: $6,695Airbnb Cash on Cash Return: 1.67%Airbnb Cap Rate: 1.67%Airbnb Occupancy Rate: 66.24%Airbnb San Diego Real Estate – La JollaMedian Property Price: $1,095,000Airbnb Rental Income: $5,488Airbnb Cash on Cash Return: 2.06%Airbnb Cap Rate: 2.06%Airbnb Occupancy Rate: 66.95%Airbnb San Diego Real Estate – HillcrestMedian Property Price: $695,000Airbnb Rental Income: $3,563Airbnb Cash on Cash Return: 2.93%Airbnb Cap Rate: 2.93%Airbnb Occupancy Rate: 67.45%Airbnb San Diego Real Estate – Golden HillMedian Property Price: $199,500Airbnb Rental Income: $2,159Airbnb Cash on Cash Return: 7.63%Airbnb Cap Rate: 7.63%Airbnb Occupancy Rate: 62.90%Airbnb San Diego Real Estate – Park WestMedian Property Price: $1,442,500Airbnb Rental Income: $2,653Airbnb Cash on Cash Return: 0.32%Airbnb Cap Rate: 0.32%Airbnb Occupancy Rate: 60.22%Airbnb San Diego Real Estate – University CityMedian Property Price: $749,500Airbnb Rental Income: $3,333Airbnb Cash on Cash Return: 2.35%Airbnb Cap Rate: 2.35%Airbnb Occupancy Rate: 56.16%Sign up for Mashvisor now and get access to our investment property calculator to help you buy the best investment properties in the San Diego real estate market.Airbnb San Diego Real Estate Market – The Bottom Line All in all, Airbnb San Diego offers amazing opportunities for property investors interested in this type of real estate investing. Thus, if you are thinking about buying an investment property to rent it out on Airbnb, you should definitely consider looking into the San Diego real estate market.The above-mentioned neighborhoods are those in which property investors will find real estate investment properties in San Diego that are worth their money and generate a high return on investment, as calculated by Mashvisor’s investment property calculator.Related: An Investment Property Calculator Is a Must. Read Here WhyMashvisor is an online platform that provides real estate investors with the best real estate investing tools and data analysis for both traditional and Airbnb investments to make smart investment decisions. To learn more about our product, click here.To start your 14-day free trial with Mashvisor and subscribe to our services with a 20% discount after, click here. Start Your Investment Property Search! START FREE TRIAL LocationSan Diego CA 0FacebookTwitterGoogle +PinterestLinkedin Eman HamedEman is a Content Writer at Mashvisor. With a focus on market reports, she enjoys researching the state of the real estate market in different cities across the US. Eman also writes about trends, forecasts, and tips for beginner investors to gain the confidence and knowledge they need to make wise decisions. Previous Post Top Negotiation Tips When Buying an Investment Property Next Post The 4 Roads of Becoming a Real Estate Investor Related Posts What’s Great About Jacksonville Real Estate Airbnb Data: What Real Estate Investors Need and Where to Get It Investing in Real Estate: What Rental Property Mortgage Rates Can You Expect in 2018? 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