Top LocationsIs Investing in the Charlotte Housing Market in 2019 a Good Idea? by Heba Baker April 1, 2019April 1, 2019 by Heba Baker April 1, 2019April 1, 2019Is Charlotte the new hot spot in the North Carolina real estate market? That’s what it’s looking like; the largest city in North Carolina seems to be holding some great investment opportunities. The Charlotte housing market is a solid bet for real estate investors no matter the strategy they choose to follow (fix and flip, buy and hold to rent using a multi-family or single family home). This blog, however, will be focusing on the return on investment you can get with Charlotte rental properties in 2019.Related: Top US Markets in 2019: North Carolina Real Estate MarketCharlotte Real Estate Market TrendsTo determine whether or not a certain market is good for real estate investment, you need to study it. Researching ROI rates alone isn’t enough; you need to analyze the market as a whole. There are many factors making investing in the Charlotte housing market a smart move- here are the main ones:Population GrowthCharlotte, NC is one of the country’s fastest-growing metros. It’s actually the largest metropolitan area between Atlanta and Washington D.C. It has an increase in population by about 100,000 people every year. Charlotte has a projected 23.7 percent population increase from 2014-2025. The low cost of living and increasing job opportunities are definitely incentives for moving there. Economic stability plays a big role in the success of a real estate market. So, as long as people have a reason to live in this city, property investors can be confident in the Charlotte housing market.Landlord FriendlyIf you’re a Charlotte real estate investor taking on the role of landlord, you’ll be happy to know that North Carolina is a landlord friendly state. There is no rent control or rent regulation, and there are laws set in place to ensure a smooth eviction process if necessary. Investors don’t need to worry about bad tenants and late rent payments tanking their Charlotte real estate investment’s profits; the state’s got your back.Related: Invest in Real Estate in the 5 Most Landlord Friendly StatesNo Airbnb RegulationsWith cities across the country tightening Airbnb regulations, it makes sense to wonder, “Is Airbnb legal in Charlotte?” Airbnb Charlotte investors can rest assured; there are currently no regulations guiding the operation of short-term rentals. While other cities like Asheville and Wilmington have adopted some Airbnb regulations, you won’t need to worry about that with an investment in the Charlotte housing market. However, it’s best for real estate investors to always stay alert to any new regulations or ordinances being passed regarding short term rental properties in your city.Home ValuesThe median home value in the Charlotte housing market is currently $225,000, according to Zillow. Charlotte home values have increased by 8.6 percent in the past year and are expected to go up another 6.1 percent within the next year. This is a good sign that your Charlotte investment property will maintain it’s value with time.If you want to start searching for Charlotte homes for sale, you can do so with our Property Finder. All you need is a free account with Mashvisor to begin your quick search for a lucrative investment property in the Charlotte housing market. Sign Up for FreeWhere to Invest in the Charlotte Housing MarketMashvisor’s investment property calculator has analyzed the performance of rental properties (both long term and short term) in the Charlotte housing market. Calculating key return on investment metrics on both the city level and neighborhood level, we have assembled a list of exactly where to invest in the Charlotte housing market for profitability. To get more use out of Mashvisor’s tools, apply them to your personal investments and take advantage of our accurate and reliable data. If you would like to use our calculator to analyze a certain investment property, start out your 14-day free trial with Mashvisor now. Related: Mashvisor’s Investment Property Calculator: Real Estate Investing Made EasierFirst, we’ll give you a quick summary of how rental property investments are performing city-wide in the Charlotte housing market:Median Property Price: $396,472Price per Square Foot: $192Average Days on Market: 84Price to Rent Ratio: 22Monthly Traditional Rental Income: $1,475Traditional Cash on Cash Return: 1%Monthly Airbnb Rental Income: $2,426Airbnb Cash on Cash Return: 3%Airbnb Occupancy Rate: 50%Now, to get a better understanding of the Charlotte housing market, let’s take a look at our data for the top-performing neighborhoods.Best Neighborhoods in Charlotte for Real Estate InvestingOakview TerraceMedian Property Price: $75,000Price per Square Foot: $77Average Days on Market: 41Price to Rent Ratio: 9Monthly Traditional Rental Income: $730Traditional Cash on Cash Return: 3%Monthly Airbnb Rental Income: $2,156Airbnb Cash on Cash Return: 15%Airbnb Occupancy Rate: 35%Brandon ForestMedian Property Price: $183,100Price per Square Foot: $144Average Days on Market: 19Price to Rent Ratio: 12Monthly Traditional Rental Income: $1,285Traditional Cash on Cash Return: 4%Monthly Airbnb Rental Income: $3,146Airbnb Cash on Cash Return: 15%Airbnb Occupancy Rate: 53%OaklawnMedian Property Price: $194,750Price per Square Foot: $129Average Days on Market: 53Price to Rent Ratio: 5Monthly Traditional Rental Income: $2,967Traditional Cash on Cash Return: 12%Monthly Airbnb Rental Income: $3,177Airbnb Cash on Cash Return: 11%Airbnb Occupancy Rate: 47%Druid Hills SouthMedian Property Price: $150,000Price per Square Foot: $105Average Days on Market: 6Price to Rent Ratio: 10Monthly Traditional Rental Income: $1,280Traditional Cash on Cash Return: 4%Monthly Airbnb Rental Income: $2,337Airbnb Cash on Cash Return: 8%Airbnb Occupancy Rate: 52%Rockwell Park- Hemphill Heights Median Property Price: $168,380Price per Square Foot: $108Average Days on Market: 61Price to Rent Ratio: 12Monthly Traditional Rental Income: $1,154Traditional Cash on Cash Return: 2%Monthly Airbnb Rental Income: $2,688Airbnb Cash on Cash Return: 8%Airbnb Occupancy Rate: 57%Toddville RoadMedian Property Price: $173,360Price per Square Foot: $112Average Days on Market: 84Price to Rent Ratio: 13Monthly Traditional Rental Income: $1,114Traditional Cash on Cash Return: 2%Monthly Airbnb Rental Income: $2,588Airbnb Cash on Cash Return: 7%Airbnb Occupancy Rate: 61%Related: What Kind of Neighborhood Has the Best Investment Properties?Investing in the Charlotte housing market is definitely a good idea for 2019. Whether you’re going for traditional long-term rentals or Airbnb short-term rentals, it’ll be a profitable investment if done right. You’ll be sure to make the most out of this opportunity by using Mashvisor’s services. To learn more about how we will help you make faster and smarter real estate investment decisions, click here. Start Your Investment Property Search! START FREE TRIAL AirbnbCharlotte NCNorth CarolinaTraditional 1FacebookTwitterGoogle +PinterestLinkedin Heba BakerHeba is Content Writer at Mashvisor with a BA in Business Administration. Most of all, she enjoys writing about the constantly changing markets in the US real estate industry. If not writing, Heba is exploring and learning. Previous Post How to Find Safe Investments with High Returns in the Real Estate Market Next Post The 8 Most Profitable Airbnb Cities in the Summer of 2019 Related Posts What Makes For The Best Places To Invest In Real Estate? 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