Top LocationsThe Best Places to Buy Investment Property in New Jersey State by Hamza Abdul-Samad October 11, 2018February 20, 2019 by Hamza Abdul-Samad October 11, 2018February 20, 2019When buying an investment property, it is of the utmost importance for a real estate investor to pick the best location possible. Among the most obvious and desired features of the best place to invest in real estate are profitability and affordability. Are you looking for such an area in the US housing market 2018? Consider investing in the New Jersey real estate market! Here are the best places to buy investment property in New Jersey!Related: Location, Location, Location: What Makes for the Best Place to Invest in Real EstateAllowayMedian Property Price: $234,086Price Per Square Foot: $127.67TraditionalRental Income: $2,534Cap Rate / Cash on Cash Return: 6.82%The most notable features of the best places to buy investment property in New Jersey are affordable investment properties and a high return on investment and rental income. The first city on this list, Alloway, is the perfect archetype of the New Jersey real estate market.Atlantic CityMedian Property Price: $252,210Price Per Square Foot: $172.19TraditionalRental Income: $1,171Cap Rate / Cash on Cash Return: 1.4%AirbnbRental Income: $2,623Cap Rate / Cash on Cash Return: 5.27%Occupancy Rate: 41%Atlantic City may be known as a casino hotspot, but buying an investment property in the city is a very safe investment. The city’s median property price, for starters, is admirably inexpensive, as it’s well below the national median and average property prices of the year. Making money in real estate is a breeze in the city, as it boasts high rental income and return on investment statistics for both rental strategies. All of these features make America’s Playground one of the best places to buy investment property in New Jersey.CamdenMedian Property Price: $102,844Price Per Square Foot: $79.66TraditionalRental Income: $1,299Cap Rate / Cash on Cash Return: 5.99%Camden real estate is one of the most affordable in New Jersey. Its median property price is only slightly over $100,000, and its price per square foot is $79.66, according to Mashvisor’s investment property calculator. Despite its affordable prices, 63 percent of its residents are renters. This provides an excellent opportunity for traditional investment properties, which earns it a spot on this list of the best places to buy investment property in New Jersey.ElizabethMedian Property Price: $221,131Price Per Square Foot: $104.57TraditionalRental Income: $1,678Cap Rate / Cash on Cash Return: 1.79%AirbnbRental Income: $2,430Cap Rate / Cash on Cash Return: 4.16%Occupancy Rate: 66%Elizabeth is one of the best places to buy investment property in New Jersey for both Airbnb short-term rentals and traditional long term rentals. Like the majority of the cities on this list, its properties generate high return on investment and rental income and its properties are relatively inexpensive. While both strategies are profitable, Airbnb investing is the better method of making money in real estate within the city. Just be sure to check Airbnb regulations and tax laws for the city before making any decisions based on the data of current listings.Jersey CityMedian Property Price: $591,460Price Per Square Foot: $623.33TraditionalRental Income: $2,267Cap Rate / Cash on Cash Return: 1.18%The second most populous city in the state is also one of the best places to buy investment property in New Jersey. About three-fourths of the population are renters, providing ample opportunities for investments. Jersey City is arguably the most well-known city on this list. It is also one of the most lucrative for traditional investments. Buying an investment property in the city is more expensive relative to the other cities in NJ, but an investor would be fairly compensated with its plentiful amounts of rental income.Click here to find properties with cash on cash return much higher than the city average.Related: Is Now the Time to Buy a Jersey City Investment Property?Stafford TownshipMedian Property Price: $278,655Price Per Square Foot: $144.71TraditionalRental Income: $1,959Cap Rate / Cash on Cash Return: 2.26%AirbnbRental Income: $3,264Cap Rate / Cash on Cash Return: 6.07%Occupancy Rate: 42%Among the best places to buy investment property in New Jersey, Stafford Township is the most versatile for both Airbnb and traditional investment properties. According to Mashvisor’s investment property calculator (which you can use with a 14-day free trial by clicking here!), the average traditional rental income is about $2,000, while the average Airbnb rental income is over $3,200. Average ROIs are also admirably high in the area, with 2.26% and 6.07% for traditional and Airbnb investments, respectively.SussexMedian Property Price: $296,801Price Per Square Foot: $99.74TraditionalRental Income: $1,547Cap Rate / Cash on Cash Return: 1.9%AirbnbRental Income: $1,988Cap Rate / Cash on Cash Return: 4.36%Occupancy Rate: 45%The most balanced among the best places to buy investment property in New Jersey is Sussex. Traditional and Airbnb investments are fairly equal in terms of rental income, though Airbnb ROI beats the traditional counterpart. Nonetheless, Sussex is definitely one of the top locations to consider if you want to invest in New Jersey real estate.TrentonMedian Property Price: $146,560Price Per Square Foot: $110.92TraditionalRental Income: $1,513Cap Rate / Cash on Cash Return: 4.14%Like the Camden real estate market, the Trenton real estate market is among the most profitable cities in the state. It also has the second highest return on investment among the best places to buy investment property in New Jersey, making it an excellent location for long term rentals.Related: Traditional Rental Strategy: Go for These Cities for Cap RateUnion CityMedian Property Price: $534,652Price Per Square Foot: $405.87TraditionalRental Income: $2,199Cap Rate / Cash on Cash Return: 1.47%AirbnbRental Income: $2,984Cap Rate / Cash on Cash Return: 2.97%Occupancy Rate: 73%The last, but definitely not least, of the best places to buy investment property in New Jersey is Union City. The city is by far one of the best in the state in terms of rental income, return on investment, and Airbnb occupancy rate.Want to learn more about these cities and others in the US housing market 2018? Then click here to start your 14-day free trial with Mashvisor and subscribe to our services with a 20% discount afterward! Start Your Investment Property Search! START FREE TRIAL Atlantic City NJCamden NJJersey City NJNew JerseyTrenton NJ 0FacebookTwitterGoogle +PinterestLinkedin Hamza Abdul-SamadHamza is a long-time writer at Mashvisor. With a focus on real estate investing tips, concepts, and top investing locations, he aims to help all aspiring investors who come across his blogs to hit the bank with their investment property. Previous Post Real Estate Ads: Use These Words to Sell Your Property Fast Next Post Top 10 Things a First-Time Real Estate Investor Should Know Related Posts Best Places to Invest in Real Estate: Going International Less Competition Over Bay Area Real Estate: What Does This Mean for Investors? Orlando Real Estate: Top 10 Neighborhoods to Invest In Where to Invest in the New Orleans Housing Market 2019 Should You Invest in Hollywood Florida Real Estate in 2020? 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