Cherry Grove has highest real estate returns, lowest risk
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Cherry Grove area has highest real estate returns, lowest risk

HomeUnion, an online real estate investment management firm, has identified zip codes in 20 metros that maximize real estate returns while minimizing risk over a five-year horizon.

Hamilton County's Cherry Grove on the far east side is one of the those that promises good real estate returns.

To rank the neighborhoods, HomeUnion analyzed the attractiveness of a neighborhood for investing in single-family rentals (SFRs) over five years, as well as school quality.

In order to qualify, each zip code must have schools ranked in the 70th percentile for school quality by Maponics.

"As more Americans seek to diversify their investment portfolios into real estate, we have put together a list of the best zip codes in 20 markets for them to invest and hold over a five-year period or longer," explains Steve Hovland, director of research for HomeUnion.

"Typically, SFRs in areas with good schools have been attractive to long-term investors, though those areas have been more challenging to locate for remote investors in today's heated housing market," he added.

Alternatively, areas with good schools are easier to attract renters during economic expansions and recessions.

Any investor looking for long-term real estate investments should consider how the asset will perform during each stage of the economic cycle to mitigate risk.

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