Sacramento Millennials – Probably Going to Rent for a While Yet…

More old news from the Sacramento Bee

You know it was just a few days ago that I was opining about the rental market here in the Sacramento Region.

It’s supposed to be a great market if you are a Landlord.   I agree and I can speak with a little authority because our Property Management Company services about 350 units all over the area,  so we know what rents are and what tenants are looking for.

Sacramento River Front
Sacramento River Front (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Anyway… Here’s an article from last Saturday’s Sacramento Bee, front page and above the fold that I thought I’d share with you to make my point.

Sacramento-area millennials are putting off homeownership

Every article I’ve read from trade publications around the country show this trend is going to last for a while… they say.

Here’s an article from the Sacramento Business Journal recapping some of the big “multi-family” deals in there area.

You’ve just got to know that if big funds are moving into large complexes the same fundamentals they see will work for small investors as well.

Bottom line…?    If you are thinking of getting into the Rental Real Estate market, it looks like you’ll do well and not have a big problem finding qualified tenants.

You will have competition from other rentals so don’t forget that you’ll need to maintain yours in great shape.

 

In the Mean Time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

Ed Favinger, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, CDPE

 

If You Are a Landlord – Some Good News For You

Rents in this area are up

 

However, if you have been a regular visitor to this blog site, you already know this.   When ever we get a vacant rental, it’s very rare that our 3d House (XXL)Property Management Company will re-rent it at the same rate when it was given back to us at move out.

In addition, when renters elect to “re-up” a lease at the end of their term, we generally raise the rent some because the market will allow us to.

Along with the increase in the amount of rents landlords can charge, we’re also seeing some of the other costs associated with running a unit being transferred to the tenant.    Most notably some of the city and county utility charges, such as Water, Sewer and Garbage fees.

This is especially true for owners of Single Family Homes/Condos and Duplex units in this area.   It’s rare that we have much,  if any,  objection when we have included theses charges in a new tenant’s lease.   On occasion instead of raising the rent on some units at lease renewal, we’ve adjusted the new lease to include some or all of those utilities.

Here’s a HousingWire.com article with a survey of rental rate increases in the largest markets Zillow covers in the US.    While I’m writing this I’m listening to a morning radio talk show out of the Bay Area and guess what the topic is…?  Yes high rents and how people are driving long distances to get to work.

In conclusion it’s better to be on the Landlord side right now and if you have been thinking of getting your first rental, trust me you’ll have no problem finding a good tenant these days.

 

In the Mean Time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

Ed Favinger, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, CDPE      916-203-1260     favinger@rwnetwork.com

 

 

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Are You an Apartment Investor…? You’re not alone…!

Rents are going up… Prices are going up..

This news hasn’t reached a lot of people yet, but apartments seem to be the next big thing.   The reason, as most pronosticators in real estate will tell you. is that the Millennials have not decided yet to get into the “home buying” mode.

Instead they are opting to rent.   They like areas such as Sacramento’s Midtown area which has an eclectic atmosphere that not only includes apartments but also restaurants, coffee shops, bars, night clubs and of course a close proximity to lots of jobs in downtown.   Don’t forget we have the new sports arena currently under construction there. http://livinginurbansac.blogspot.com/2012/08/finished-la-valentina-project.html

In addition since the great recession around the area I live, Folsom, Ca, they are just now starting work at catching up in the demand for new housing.   As you can surmise, affordable rental housing is a hot item pretty much across the board.

I know in our Property Management business, we rented out a single family home in Empire Ranch within a day or so of it hitting the market.   Another example to share with you is we recently represented a small investor that purchased a Duplex through us. He immediately raised the rent on one side from $800 to a $1,000 and the other from $1075 to $1175.

Below, to make my point, are some recent articles from various sources.  By the way.. click on the picture above here to catch some photos of some nice projects in Sacramento.

Region’s biggest apartment complex changes hands for reported $62M - Sacramento Business Journal

Investors Keep Piling into Aparments -National Real Estate Investor

Sacramento region leads nation in apartment occupancy increase - Sacramento Business Journal

You’ll notice in some of those articles that these investors intend to fix these up and “drive rents”.   If you’re a small investors, say Duplexes, Four-Plexes or small Apartment complexes, please take note because those dynamics work for you too.

Let me know what you think and in the mean time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

Ed Favinger, Broker CRS, GRI, SFR, CDPE      favinger@rwnetwork.com   916-203-1260

 

Folsom Sales Figures – Still Holding Steady…!

Costs Per Sq. Ft & Days on Market haven’t changed much.

I know people are interested in figures and graphs so I thought I’d put this update here. I have a couple of graphs here the one directly below shows the List Price/Sales Price Ratio and the Average “Days on Market”.   It clearly shows that the market has remained pretty steady with a notable big pick up last June and a bit of a slow down after, which has remained largely the same since. It will be interesting to see what happens the rest of the year now that rates are down some. Days on Market & List Price Sales Price Ratio This graph below shows the average “costs per sq. ft.”  has also remained pretty steady.   While there’s been a little swing up or down, nothing major.   TGChartImage (4) - Copy

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In the mean time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

Ed Favinger, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, CDPE     916-203-1260   favinger@rwnetwork.com