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How to Renovate Your Historic Home for the Rental Market

System - Friday, November 25, 2016

If you have recently purchased a historic home and you need to renovate it in order to put it up for rent, you know the exciting challenge that is ahead of you. There are difficulties that can come with renovating old homes, but with the right team of experienced contractors, you will be able to renovate the property efficiently while keeping its charm and history intact. Here are some helpful tips on how to renovate your historic home for the rental market:

Find a team of professionals you trust. 

If you have extensive remodeling that needs to take place on your historic home, you will need to find a team of experienced companies or contractors that understand the ins and outs of renovating a historic home. People that have expertise working on these types of homes know some of the basic issues that can arise, are able to find solutions quickly, and can complete the job right the first time. When you’re looking for contractors or companies to work on the home, look online for what their reviews say. Here, you should be able to find reviews on the company or contractor’s quality of work and what type of rapport they have with homeowners or other businesses in the community.

Know what you’re getting into.

Renovating an old home and restoring it to its original glory can be costly and time-consuming. When you purchase an old home, know that some of the upgrades that need to be completed will be expensive, but necessary in order to rent it out successfully. For example, upgrading the electrical panel to have it ready for modern appliances is a critical thing to have done. Be sure that you check with professionals on how this will be done before you dive into full renovations, so you know what you’re getting into and if you have the budget to complete the project.

Do your research.

Not sure where to begin? Look at other historic homes in the area and see how they have been renovated. Consider which ones are being rented out and what the rental value is so you can determine how your home should be renovated in order to get the same rent. A quality remodel will increase the value of your home and bring in steady rental income for you.

Contact our property management team at

Zenith Properties

today for additional information on how we can help with managing your rental property.