Landscaping and Views Affect Values of Duplexes Too…!

People Will Pay More Rent & That Affects Your Value.

If you’re thinking of buying a Sacramento Duplex, I’ve always told investors to not overlook landscaping and “curb appeal” as an important part of your investment.  In addition back yard landscaping with patios, shade trees and privacy enhance your property and make it stand out when you have a rental competing with others and when you decide to sell.

We have such great weather in which a nice back yard adds an extension of the living area because your tenants will hang out there.

In other words a nicely landscaped property front and back will bring you more income and increase the value of your investment.   This is true for Single Family Homes, Duplexes and even apartment complexes.

Take a peek at this graphic from the California Association of Realtors.

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

 

 

Rents Are Up In a Good Market and are Up in Down Market..!

You’d think the opposite would be true but it’s not.

It’s amazing  when you think about it, but after watching the video that I’m going to post below, I realized these guys are right.

When the Real Estate Sales market is “hot” rents go up.   But, even in a down turn, the rent rates still go up.

Messrs Brian Stevens and Frank Garay are a couple of loan guys that do a lot of video updates about the Real Estate Loan market, Real Estate Sales and about some of the “inside baseball” stuff for those of us in the business.

Our Property Management company is now leasing up Units in Apartment complexes, Duplexes and Single Family Homes for record high rental amounts and many times with “multiple applications”.

So after taking a peek at their video that I got today,  I thought I’d share it with you because their conclusion about rents going up in good and bad markets is something I had not thought of.

You can skip the beginning of the video if you want to and go to the 3.43 minute mark to see their presentation that includes an interesting graph to make their point.

If you are thinking of Investing in a Residential Rental property such as a Duplex or a Four-Plex, a Small Apartment complex or even a Single Family home….?

Then, call me at 916-203-1260 or drop a note my way at favinger@rwnetwork.com.

I’ll bring you up to speed on our local market with comparable sales information and also what you can expect to earn in rents.

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Ed Favinger, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, CDPE        favinger@rwnetwork.com

 

Why Suburban Housing is Making a Comeback with Millennials & Other Generations

Suburban Folsom Real Estate is Sure to Take Advantage of This Trend.

If you look at the graphic below provided by the California Association of Realtors, it shows which generations prefer which kind of housing and lifestyle.   If you haven’t been to Folsom, California I think we are a hit with about all the demographics today.

I’ve lived in Folsom since October 1989 and watched all the changes first hand.  Folsom Real Estate includes a lot to offer that is shown in that graphic below.

If you’re looking for homes with large lots, we’ve got them.   You want a condo with no yard..?   We got them too.  If a home with a small yard close to lots of services is what you like, we got that.

Check out the link to the large new development in Folsom south of Highway 50 called Folsom Ranch which will have a lot of the elements shown in the graphic below.

Folsom Ranch Overview

 

Home Preferences for the generations

 

 

Now take a look at what the National Associaton of Realtors has to say about 7 Zip Codes That Exemplify Suburban Comeback.

If you are thinking of Buying a home or investment in Folsom or the surrounding areas, please call me at 916-203-1260 or drop me a note at favinger@rwnetwork.com

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Sacramento Residential Rental Market Update – It is Hot…!!!

Overflow of Multiple Tenant Applications Since the Start of the New Year.

If you are an investor in the Sacramento Residential Investment Market and have been actively looking for something to buy,  you know there’s been multiple offers presented on a lot of the inventory here.

The reason is simple… not enough supply.3d render image of houses with graph growing

While that is frustrating for some investors who are looking to get into the market because the economy here is good,  if you’re a renter….?

You’ll notice that rental rates have gone up for the very same reason and that you aren’t the only ones applying for the same place.

Our Property Management Company has experienced a serious up tick in rental applications on our available properties that started the day after January 1st.

Since  we specialize in  Sales & Management of Duplexes and Four-plexes for sale, Small Apartment buildings  and of course sales of Single Family Homes,  please call me at 916-203-1260 or drop a note my way at favinger@rwnetwork.com.

If you want to get into the Sacramento Residential Rental Market you could not pick a better time.

I’ll help find the right deal for you and since we manage these investments we know what income you can reasonably expect to get.

Maybe we can find something like the one below.

4 bedroom home in Natoma Station
184 Elkins Circle, Folsom – A nice 4 bedroom home in the Natoma Station Neighborhood

 

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Back Yard Landscaping is Important in a Rental – Don’t Overlook It…!

Check out this graphic from the California Association of Realtors.

Back Yard Landscaping is important because some of these people also rent as well.   While this graphic applies to Home Buyers, trust me as a property manager and investor with 35 years of experience, don’t ignore the back yard for your renters.

A back yard with patios and landscaping is a cheap addition to “living space”.   With the great weather we have here, it makes sense to give the people who rent from you more value don’t you think…?

So if you want more money from your rental investment, fix up the back yard and watch how much your tenants appreciate it because they will pay you back with higher rents.

Click here for a picture of the back yard landscaping of a Duplex we manage for an investor that took our advice.    In a few more years the shrubs around this  yard will provide a lot more shade, privacy and of course more value if they ever decide to sell.

That is because they get more rent then other properties like this that do not have this upgrade.

Let me know what you think.

 

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Ed Favinger, Broker CRS, GRI, SFR, CDPE