Duplex Market Still Strong – Low Inventory – Prices Continue Up

Even Fixers Get Multiple Offers..! Just Not Top Dollar..!

I haven’t written an article in a while and thought I’d get back in here and update those of you that follow this blog from time to time

RE-SALE SACRAMENTO AREA DUPLEXES

Duplex sales in the Sacramento Region are still pretty healthy with rising prices and rising rents because of a Strong Economy.

Mistakes I See Sellers Make:

The biggest mistake I see some Duplex Sellers now on the market, is thinking an “as is” sale of a property that has a lot of “deferred maintenance” will sell for just about what a “Fixed Up” property will bring in.Duplexes - 1

Another mistake,  besides not maintaining the property, would be an existing unit Rents far below the market.  The reason usually given is “they are long term tenants”.  This reason ignores the fact when they go to Sell the Duplex, a new owner is going to have to deal with tenants receiving large rent increases.

Why to Avoid Those Mistakes:

Because they haven’t raised the rents during the long term tenancies, these tenants know they have a good deal and never report much in the way of needed repairs and since they always pay the rent on time,  the Seller hasn’t been by the property or maintained it unless it was an emergency.

Because the rents were so low, there was no incentive for the owner to make any upgrades to or any effort to enhance/upgrade.   Most of the time they only made repairs after a complaint.

Example of what I’m talking about:

I’m in escrow now on a Fair Oaks duplex where the HVAC unit will have to be repaired to the tune of $2,000 because the unit hasn’t been serviced in years.  What’s more… Even with this fix, there’s no guarantee and the contractor said you’d be better off getting a new unit.  Had it been maintained and serviced on a regular basis, the unit would have had more potential life and not become an issue in the Sale Escrow.

So the Bottom Line…? 

Prices are going up for sure and if you want top dollar for your investment, you should take an honest look at it and if repairs/upgrades are warranted, do them.  When you then raise the rent, you’ll see most tenants will put up with it because you have maintained it and they are proud to live there.

When you have maintained the Property and maintained Rents at Current Market, you are using the “prudent investor standards”.

By the way… Have you heard Interest Rates are coming down….?

If you’re thinking of Selling or Investing in the area, please give me a call at 916.203.1260.   I’ll actually answer the phone.. Texts will work also.

In the Mean Time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

 

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Bread and Butter Sacramento Duplex for Sale

Your Basic Sacramento Duplex for Sale.

You’ve got to check out the Duplex for Sale at 7312-7314 Arleta Court in Sacramento we just listed a couple of days ago.

It’s on a nice Leafy green Cul-de-Sac location with other like kind duplexes.

CLICK HERE for a link to get Cash Flow Figures, Rental Survey and more pictures of the property and the surrounding street.

If this Sacramento Duplex interests you, please call or send a text to me at 916.203.1260.   You can also send an email to:   favinger@rwnetwork.com

In the Mean Time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

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

 

Sacramento Duplexes for Sale – They Are Still a Good Buy…!

Prices Are Up But So Are Rents…!

If you have been following the Real Estate market when it comes to Duplexes you may have noticed the prices to get into one are up from just a year ago.

Available Sacramento Duplexes for sale in decent areas are scarce.   Furthermore what is out there now for sale do not seem to be in the best of condition with some deferred maintenance on many of them.

I think those owners just want out of the business and now is a good time.

I’ve profiled a few duplexes here that I think will make decent Cash Flow Investments especially if you keep in mind that real estate has always been a long-term situation.

The following 1st two profiles are on Salmon Falls Drive.   We manage a Duplex with the exact configuration located at 9074-9076 Salmon Falls Drive which is next door and across the street from these two… so we know this area.

You will notice when you see the cash flow figures I have two projections, one at the current rents and one at market.

I think many a Seller make the mistake of keeping rents low to avoid vacancies, but when they got to sell, it’s  up to the Buyer and new owner to increase the rents.

9070-9072 Salmon Falls Drive, Sacramento – Listed at $365,000 – 3 bedrooms 2 bath units on each side.  CLICK HERE for a Pro-forma Cash Flow analysis.

9075-9077 Salmon Falls Drive, Sacramento – Listed at $354,900 –  3 bedrooms 2 bath units on each side. CLICK HERE for a Pro-forma Cash Flow  analysis.

Below is a short video tour of the neighborhood where I show you what it looks like.   We manage 3 more Duplexes on the cross street of Tuolumne with recent “move-ins” at $1,400 per month.

 

Now…. After seeing the above numbers if you are from the Bay Area, you should easily see how good an investment Sacramento Duplexes are.

Of course you have to have the right Property Management and we do that as well.

Call or Text me, Ed Favinger at 916-203-1260 or send me an email at favinger@rwnetwork.com and we’ll help you find the right investment for you.

In the Mean Time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

 

Ed Favinger Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, CDPE

 

Note to You Bay Area Investors – You Get More Units for the Same Money in Sacramento

Check out this article to see what I mean.

A recent apartment acquisition here resulted from the sale of 10 units in the Bay Area and doing an exchange into a total of 85 Multi-Family units.

Basically the reason why this investor made this move is because you get a lot more units with a lot more upside and cash flow when you invest in Apartment units in the Sacramento area

Modern apartment buildings on a sunny day with a blue sky

 

Click Here for that Story

 

So if you’re a Bay Area Investor with property you’d like to sell and exchange for more units in the Sacramento Area, you’ll be joining a few others that have done the same thing.

If you are worried about Property Management because we are a couple of hours drive away from your home, rest easy.   Our Property Management Company, Haven Properties is here make your life easier as an investor.

Call or Text me at 916-203-1260 or send an email to me at,  favinger@rwnetwork.com.   Let me help you take advantage our Rental Investment market here in Sacramento

In the mean time…?

Make it a Great Day…

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

 

Sacramento Duplexes for Sale – Sometimes They Need a Make Over…

Don’t Be Afraid to Invest in Fixing Them Up.

I know some investors, especially new investors, would like to purchase a Duplex for sale here in the Sacramento area but get discouraged and hesitant after they’ve seen a few of them.    The reason it seems, is they need a lot of work to bring them up to a decent condition because most of them are over 30 years old.

There are those Sellers that have done very little, if anything, to improve them much less keep up with the ongoing maintenance.   This isn’t always the case but it’s pretty common.

Those Sacramento Duplexes for sale that are updated/upgraded get top dollar with multiple offers in most cases.    People forget that construction just about stopped completely in 2008 and continued up until just recently when builders finally ramped up construction of new homes.

What they haven’t built here in large numbers for many years are “Duplexes”.

Since they haven’t I believe there’s a major opportunity for the smart investor.  It’s true even if you are a beginner in Residential Rental Real Estate such as Duplexes.   Why…?   Because Rents are on the rise with the increase in population and not enough housing stock.

There are many good deals out there in my opinion but you have to also be willing to update/upgrade a unit to make it work.   These are long term investments and my advice is to fix them up.

I have a great example here for your review.    We recently closed a Duplex deal at 10823-10825 Alicante, Rancho Cordova.   We kept the tenant on the left side, cleaned up and enhanced their landscaping front and back to add some utility value.  We did raise their rent about $200 more per month because they were not at market.

On the right side…?   Well we did a “make over”.

Below I have two videos that I did for the owner who contracted with one of our vendors to fix up the right side.   One is a “before” video and the other one is the “after”

The first one shows how it looked before… I am narrating and describing what I’m suggesting he do to get it rent ready.

Below is what it looked like BEFORE….

 

Below is what it looked like AFTER…

 

Let me know what you think.   We had a duplex close escrow just around the corner for $320,000 and it was in worse condition than this one here.

If you are hesitant about purchasing a property that needs work and you live out of the area…?  If you purchase through me, I’ll help you run the project at no extra cost and send you updated videos as the progress occurs.

We then will also manage your investment through our Property Management Company, Haven Properties.   We’re just a telephone call or text message away from helping you find the right investment.

In the mean time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

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