Airbnb RentalsBest Places for Vacation Home Rentals in the Second Quarter of 2018 – Part 2 by Eman Hamed May 26, 2018February 12, 2019 by Eman Hamed May 26, 2018February 12, 2019The second quarter of the year comes with new opportunities for real estate investing! For most people, spring is the best time of the year to buy a new (or a second) home. If you’ve been a real estate investor for a while, then you probably know that this holds true in the real estate investing business! The best type of investment properties to purchase during springtime are vacation home rentals.Related: Vacation Home Rentals for Real Estate Investing: The Pros and ConsNote: This is part 2 of The 20 Best Places to Buy Vacation Home Rentals in the US at the Second Quarter of 2018. To go to part 1, click here. Recap of Part 1Vacation home rentals are the best type of investment properties for a beginner real estate investor because not only do these properties function as your own place to stay in during your annual vacation, but they can serve as your money making machine! Simply listing your vacation home on Airbnb while you’re not occupying it is a great way to earn extra income from the rental property.The second quarter of 2018 is the best time of year to invest in vacation home rentals because it is a peak tourist season, and tourists prefer staying in a vacation rental over a hotel suite. For property investors, this provides them with the main factors for a successful short-term investment property which are 1) a large pool of short-term tenants, 2) high turnover as well as 3) high occupancy rate.Another reason why vacation home rentals are great investment properties is the tax benefits. Keep in mind, however, that:If a real estate investor rents out his vacation home for more than 14 days, the property is considered a business and, therefore, the investor can deduct rental expenses.If a real estate investor rents out his vacation home for less than 14 days, the property is considered a personal residence and, thus, the investor can’t deduct rental expenses like repairs, property management fees, utilities, etc.Related: Your Guide to Short-Term Rental Property Tax DeductionsSo, whether you are a beginner real estate investor searching for your first rental property or an experienced real estate investor looking for a new investment property, you should definitely consider buying a second home and renting it out as a vacation rental in the second quarter of 2018.Where to Invest in Vacation Home Rentals in the US Housing Market NowHere’s a list of the best places to buy vacation home rentals in the US housing market during the second quarter of 2018. NOTE: this list consists of 20 cities which we’ve divided into two articles. To go to part 1, click here.This information is based on data analysis provided by Mashvisor’s rental property calculator – a real estate investing tool that allows property investors to search for investment properties based on specific criteria, such as finding properties of a certain type, in a certain neighborhood, or with a certain cap rate. To learn more about our product, click here.Click Here to start looking for the best investment properties in any real estate market of your choice!Besides Airbnb rental income, here are some more in-depth information and numbers regarding these real estate markets, provided to you by Mashvisor’s rental property calculator:Vacation Home Rentals in College Station, TXMedian Property Price: $332,242Airbnb Rental Income: $1,961Airbnb Cap Rate: 3.37%Airbnb Cash on Cash Return: 3.37%Airbnb Occupancy Rate: 29.44%Vacation Home Rentals in Gainesville, FLMedian Property Price: $415,779Airbnb Rental Income: $1,519Airbnb Cap Rate: 3.27%Airbnb Cash on Cash Return: 3.27%Airbnb Occupancy Rate: 48.92%Vacation Home Rentals in Arlington, TXMedian Property Price: $292,624Airbnb Rental Income: $1,611Airbnb Cap Rate: 3.23%Airbnb Cash on Cash Return: 3.23%Airbnb Occupancy Rate: 47.09%Vacation Home Rentals in Montgomery, ALMedian Property Price: $192,689Airbnb Rental Income: $1,292Airbnb Cap Rate: 3.17%Airbnb Cash on Cash Return: 3.17%Airbnb Occupancy Rate: 42.75%Vacation Home Rentals in Silver Spring, MDMedian Property Price: $403,848Airbnb Rental Income: $2,400Airbnb Cap Rate: 3.13%Airbnb Cash on Cash Return: 3.13%Airbnb Occupancy Rate: 44.85%Vacation Home Rentals in Bryan, TXMedian Property Price: $298,789Airbnb Rental Income: $1,689Airbnb Cap Rate: 3.04%Airbnb Cash on Cash Return: 3.04%Airbnb Occupancy Rate: 34.09%Vacation Home Rentals in Punta Gorda, FLMedian Property Price: $389,524Airbnb Rental Income: $937Airbnb Cap Rate: 2.98%Airbnb Cash on Cash Return: 2.98%Airbnb Occupancy Rate: 36.65%Vacation Home Rentals in Scottsdale, AZMedian Property Price: $808,703Airbnb Rental Income: $2,750Airbnb Cap Rate: 2.95%Airbnb Cash on Cash Return: 2.95%Airbnb Occupancy Rate: 41.62%Vacation Home Rentals in South Bend, INMedian Property Price: $167,641Airbnb Rental Income: $1,245Airbnb Cap Rate: 2.88%Airbnb Cash on Cash Return: 2.88%Airbnb Occupancy Rate: 23%Vacation Home Rentals in Miami Beach, FLMedian Property Price: $820,417Airbnb Rental Income: $3,267Airbnb Cap Rate: 2.74%Airbnb Cash on Cash Return: 2.74%Airbnb Occupancy Rate: 62.15%Start Your Search Now!If you’re interested in finding an investment property in any of the top cities mentioned above, start your property search with Mashvisor! Mashvisor’s platform provides property investors with the best real estate investing tools and data analysis for both traditional and Airbnb investment properties to help them find the best investment property in the best locations.To start your search for vacation home rentals in any state and city across the US housing market, just sign up and use our Investment Property Calculator – A versatile tool that allows property investors to calculate the different values related to an investment property, including the Cash on Cash Return, Cap Rate, Cash Flow, and Airbnb Occupancy Rate.You’ll also get access to another useful real estate investing tool and that is the Investment Property Finder – A powerful and heavily customizable search tool that allows property investors to search for rental properties based on specific criteria, such as finding properties of a certain type, in a certain neighborhood, or with a certain Cap Rate. Moreover, this tool comes with a Heat Map Function that allows property investors to find rental properties much faster using visual cues. For example, you can set the heat map to indicate the areas with the highest Cash on Cash Return, and you will immediately be able to see the results.Related: Mashvisor: A Real Estate Investing Tool for All Your Investment NeedsTo start your 14-day free trial with Mashvisor and subscribe to our services with a 20% discount after, click here.NOTE: This is part 2 of The 20 Best Places to Buy Vacation Home Rentals in the US at the Second Quarter of 2018. To go to part 1, click here. Start Your Investment Property Search! START FREE TRIAL AlabamaArizonaArlington TXBryan TXCollege Station TXFloridaGainesville FLIndianaMarylandMiami Beach FLMontgomery ALPunta Gorda FLScottsdale AZSilver Spring MDSouth Bend INTexas 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 Best Places for Vacation Home Rentals in the Second Quarter of 2018 – Part 1 Next Post Should I Buy a Vacation Home as a Real Estate Investment? Related Posts Want to Succeed with Airbnb Real Estate Investing? Read This! The Best Cities to Invest in Rental Properties 2018 Are Corporate Rentals a Good Real Estate Investment Strategy? 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