mike330i, Home Buyer in Orlando, FL

From an investor's perspective, which is easier to rent out? 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom or 3 bedroom condo? Thanks.

Asked by mike330i, Orlando, FL Wed Aug 8, 2012

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Antonio Vega…, Agent, Saint Cloud, FL
Thu Aug 9, 2012
If you are buying in Orlando, which is a small city by all standards you should look into single family homes not condos. A 3/2/2 SFH or 4/2/2 has the best rental chances on the market. Also almost guaranteed you will end up with smaller HOA fees and therefore more available income. Also future resale value will be significantly better and easier to find a buyer.

Tony Vega
La Rosa Realty
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Mark LeMenag…, Agent, Lake Nona Orlando, FL
Wed Aug 8, 2012
Always amazed by answers here. Condominium is a form of ownership. Townhouse is a style of property. Many townhomes are in fact condos. Savannah Pines near Lake Nona being a great example.

In the current market there is no problem renting just about anything. I always tell my investors to buy as many bedrooms as they can afford, but in the case of apartments in multistory complexes I can see the 2 bedroom over 3 bedroom arguement.

Good luck.
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Stephen McRo…, Mortgage Broker Or Lender, Tampa, FL
Wed Aug 8, 2012

From an investor's perspective, as well as a landlord and a Florida Mortgage Broker's perspective, stay away from Condos!

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1. have less of the population looking to rent, basically an Apartment
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Stick with a 3/2 2 car garage Town Home if you don't want the upkeep, but don't want a Toxic property.

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Marlon Vargas, Agent, Orlando, FL
Wed Aug 8, 2012
All of them, location and the condition of the property are the most important issues to get a better return of your investment.
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Carol Bauza, Agent, Orlando, FL
Wed Aug 8, 2012
Hi mike330i,

Thanks for turning to Trulia for all of your real estate questions.
You'll get alot of great answers from alot of great agents.

From an investor's prespective, the best condo size to rent would be a 1 or 2 bedroom.
As far as condos are concerned....you'll get a higher rent from a 2 bedroom. There are some great deals out there on 1 and 2 bedroom condos too!!!!

I deal with investors purchasing condos all the time....if I can help, let me know!

Carol Bauza
Charles Rutenberg Realty
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Ivette D Rod…, Agent, Kissimmee, FL
Wed Aug 8, 2012
Actually for condos, 2 bedrooms are easy to rent because for a 3 bedroom it means more family members which normally prefer a single home. In general, I always reccomend investors to buy single homes and/or townhomes which rent twice faster than condos and normally HOA fees are also lower.
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James Willia…, Agent, Kissimmee, FL
Wed Aug 8, 2012
Hi Mike,

2 Bedrooms or more is easier to rent out.

James, III
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Sharlene R P…, Agent, Maitland, FL
Wed Aug 8, 2012
From an Investor's Agent perspective, I believe it is easier to rent out 2 and 3 bedroom condos as long as they are affordable for the market value in the area. People still want the space of having 2 or 3 bedrooms. Most people want to know that they can have a guest over and have the space to entertain during the Holidays or for Family visits. At least 2 bedrooms is the way to go.

Sharlene R. Prince
Exit Realty Central
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