Owning a home property is an asset alone. Living in a home you own is a satisfying investment. To turn you purchase into an asset, you need to make money out of it. Only living in it doesn’t really make much unless you increase its value, then sell it. You might not have the extra cash to make any upgrades while you’re paying your mortgage. But as long as you’ve settled things with your mortgage lender, then you’re allowed to push forward.
You can do some things to earn some extra income from your property, even while living in it. You might gain a little extra money. Perhaps you can pay your mortgage for at least a month by renting it out. Of course, you have to choose something you’re willing to do, whether it’s a long- or short-term rental.
Create a Rental House
An apartment is the most common type of rental property. This works most efficiently, especially if your house is near universities, public transportation, or corporate workplaces. Your target can be any renter who’s looking for a place to live, whether they’re a single career person or a family.
You can decide if you want to rent out a furnished or unfurnished property. A furnished property can add to your home income because of the security deposit. One important thing you’ll need to keep in mind is that you’ll be in charge of the repairs or maintenance, given you already have the utilities to take care of. An unfurnished property won’t add any income, but you won’t have to worry about more repairs and maintenance.
Construct a Rental Room
Usually, homeowners let in a housemate for a spare room to be put to use. If you also live on the property where you’re also renting out, the first step for you to do is decide which room or parts of your house you’ll be renting out. You might want to give up your master bedroom with its own bathroom. You’re lucky if you have two bathrooms in your house. It’s up to you to be smart about this.
If you’re looking to make a full-time commitment and income, perhaps you want to rent out one of the rooms as a short-term rental guest room for travelers, like an Airbnb or a bed-and-breakfast.
Rent it Out for Holding Events
If you think your house is big enough to hold such a party, then maybe it’s worth partying at—whether you have a wide indoor space that can hold 15 to 20 people or even more. Do you have an outdoor space that can serve as a living or dining area? You don’t have to run a festival or something as big. The space is useful enough for small to medium events.
Suppose you have an aesthetic interior or a beautiful garden. Then you can even rent out a space in your house where people can do photoshoots or music videos.
Rent it Out as a Storage Unit
If you have a garage or any available space in your house or outside property you’re not using, you can rent it out to somebody who needs extra storage, whether temporary or long-term. This approach is perfect, especially if you are not into hosting or being a landlord. As long as the space’s size and details are accurate, it’s good for you to rent it out.
Some people need more storage for their seasonal vehicles, like a snowmobile, a boat, or a jet ski. With this, you have to ensure that the room is securely locked and adequately insulated from the weather.
Create an Office Space
With many businesses roaring now and then, people constantly look for an accessible, secure, and comfortable place. This works best if your property is in a commercial building and you can create a convertible space. Even if you have a proper house in a land, you can rent out one of your unused rooms for an office space for small or start-up businesses.
Make It a Rental Parking Space
If you live in an area where people tend to visit often and there isn’t much parking space, turn your extra space into a parking area. Not only will you have extra income, but you’d be helping people out as well.
Since cars take up so much space in cities, there are even residential buildings with few parking spaces, especially for visitors.
Before renting out your property, make sure you keep it on the good side of the law, zoning regulations, or anything set by your local homeowner association. As long as you make your place convenient enough for renters and you’re friendly and flexible, then you’ll do a great job.