HomeUnion® Names 20 Zip Codes With the Highest Real Estate Returns, Lowest Risk

IRVINE, Calif., July 18, 2017 – HomeUnion®, an online real estate investing platform, has identified zip codes in 20 metros that maximize real estate returns while minimizing risk over a five-year horizon. 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.
Here are the top 20 zip codes for real estate investors seeking five-year returns:

Zip Code Submarket Metro Area Annualized Total Return* School Rating
33434 Hamptons at Boca Raton, Fla. West Palm Beach 8.1 87.9
19035 Gladwyne, Penn. Philadelphia 6.9 86.9
48322 West Bloomfield Township, Mich. Detroit 6.9 74.4
33158 Palmetto Bay, Fla. Miami 6.8 83.9
33327 Weston, Fla. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 6.6 70.5
37062 Fairview, Tenn. Nashville 6.5 70.6
66223 Overland Park, Kan. Kansas City 6.2 97.4
60016 Des Plaines, Ill. Chicago 6.0 76.4
45255 Forestville/Cherry Grove Cincinnati 5.9 75.7
30078 Snellville, Ga. Atlanta 5.8 72.5
97224 King City, Ore. Portland, Ore. 5.8 81.9
34677 Oldsmar, Fla. Tampa 5.7 78.6
44023 Chagrin Falls, Ohio Cleveland 5.6 70.8
75022 Flower Mound, Texas Dallas 5.6 84.0
77059 Clear Lake City, Texas Houston 5.6 76.0
85259 North Scottsdale, Ariz. Phoenix 5.5 88.0
63043 Maryland Heights, Mo. St. Louis 5.5 71.9
73003 Edmond, Okla. Oklahoma City 5.4 90.0
91602 North Hollywood, Calif. Los Angeles 5.4 71.4
46280 North Indianapolis Indianapolis 5.4 71.9

*Total return includes projected appreciation and cash flow based on HomeUnion®’s proprietary underwriting methodology.
Sources: HomeUnion® Research Services, Maponics


About HomeUnion®
HomeUnion® is an online real estate investing platform. Based in Irvine, Calif., it provides all the services needed for individuals to invest remotely in rental properties. The company uses a combination of research and proprietary analytics to incorporate data on over 110 million homes and 200,000 neighborhoods into their database, and then delivers its solutions to an on-the-ground infrastructure that currently serves 11 locations. HomeUnion®’s role spans the lifecycle of the investment transaction: identifying sound investments, handling all aspects of acquisition, maximizing income, protecting asset value, and selling the asset when the time comes.
Media Contact:
Stacey Corso

Communications Manager, HomeUnion®

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