Sacramento Duplexes for Sale Prices Going Up & So Are the Rents

A Fair Oaks Duplex Fixed Up Gets Multiple Offers

While I specialize and look for Sacramento Duplexes for sale all the time, I  have taken notice  now for a while  there is a thirst in this market for Sacramento Area Duplexes in great areas like Fair Oaks that are fixed up and renovated.

Not only do you get top dollar when you sell, you can place a new tenant in the units at much higher than their past history.

Case in point is the Duplex you see below.    I got a “google street view” of the property taken last year that is embedded here so  you’ll be able to zoom in and check out the neighborhood if you want to.

Looks like the roof might have had some issues and they fenced it off for security purposes while they made their repairs.

It consists of a 3 bedroom/2 bath/2 car garage on one side and a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom/1 car garage on the other.  It Listed at $399,000.

There are only a couple of pictures of the property in the MLS which is a shame,  but you can see they did fix up a kitchen pretty nicely.

If you click here you’ll get an MLS flyer that shows some of the information about it.

This property came on the market about 3 days ago, had 5 offers and is now a Pending Sale.

If you are thinking of Buying or Selling a Sacramento Duplex, Four-Plex, a small Apartment complex or even a Single Family Rental, please call or “text” me today at 916-203-1260 or drop me an email at:

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



Rents Are Up in The Sacramento Area – Old News To Us in Real Estate Sales & Management.

When The News Hits the Sacramento Bee – You Know it’s “Old News” When It Comes to Real Estate..!

If you’ve followed my blog site for any length of time I’ve pointed this out several times.   The reason you ask…?  They stopped building Apartments and just about anything else here because of the recession.  They are only now beginning to ramp up, but mostly single family homes.

And since they are not building more apartments for middle class folks just starting out, rents have gone up.    What apartments they are building or planning on building are “subsidized” housing or the more “high end” apartment complexes with lots of amenities according to a recent article in the Sacramento Business Journal.

I’ve said to many people seeking to find a home or an apartment to rent in Folsom, Orangevale, Roseville or any other area in the Sacramento Region that,  “you probably need to know somebody inside to get a decent rental anymore”.    I wrote about it here.

Many of the investors I have placed into Duplexes, Four-plexes and Small Apartment complexes know they can get “higher rents”, so most of them have improved their properties to take advantage of the upswing in rents that can be derived.   That also was written about in today’s Sacramento Bee article.

So CLICK HERE for that latest story from The Bee.   Let me know what you think.

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Ed Favinger, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, CDPE   916-203-1260


Is Rent Control Coming To the Sacramento Area…?

It’s Not Just Rent Control – They Add Costs Onto Owning a Rental

I have an article here that I recently received from the RHA (Regional Housing Association of Sacramento Valley) with a list of ballot measures in several San Francisco Bay Area cities regarding “rent control”.

It’s not just that they want to limit the amount of rent you can charge, they also want to make it more difficult to get rid of bad tenants by instituting “just cause eviction” laws as well.Image result for the rent is too damn high

Just Cause eviction rules eliminates the “termination of tenancy” that we can currently give a Tenant in our area without stating a reason.  Just Cause rules would require a hearing at another government run board or authority that would hear your case and probably take the side of the Tenant unless you had massive amount of documentation to support your position.

Some of these measures would limit causes of action to evict a tenant to 8 or 9 specific reasons.

For many investors, this is why they hire a professional property management to make sure they are “in compliance” because of all the rules changes and regulations that vary from locality to locality.

Take a look at this article from RHA and think it over.   Land use decisions do involve you and when you can’t build housing because of all the NIMBY’ism, this can be the result.

I think you’ll be appalled at what they are proposing.   It is scary in my opinion.


Let me know what you think.

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Ed Favinger, Broker CRS, GRI, SFR, CDPE 916-203-1260


Do You Think The Curb Appeal of This Duplex is a Plus or a Minus…?

Would you put this on the market the way it looks now…?   Would a Tenant Pay More to Live There…?

I just had to pass this on to those folks that are thinking of buying a Residential Investment, such as a Duplex, a Four-Plex or an apartment complex or even a Single Family Home.

People will make an instant judgement about a Duplex for Sale just about as soon as they pull up to the curb.

This Duplex I’m profiling here today is located at 2719 & 2721 Bravado Drive, Rancho Cordova.  Despite it’s poor curb appeal, it’s on a corner lot that backs up to one of our other Investors who have been outstanding in helping create a nicer neighborhood.

In this slide show, we’ll show you the “subject property” and then you’ll see the other units our Property Management company currently maintains.

This Duplex closed escrow back in December of 2013 at a sales price of $161,000.   The new owner hadn’t done much if anything since he’s had it but,  now wants absolute top dollar.    His rents currently are at $900 and $850 per month and they should be at $1,000.

Generally in my opinion, I think investors who skimp on curb appeal and landscaping are leaving dollars on the table in returns they would otherwise have received.   Not only in a higher sales price, but higher rents during their ownership as well.

Tenants will pay more for a nice pad.    Let’s see if he gets his price because I think it’s worth no more than about $245,000.

CLICK HERE for a proforma cash flow analysis.  It’s really ugly in front but just needs some TLC…..    So, overall,  I think this could be a nice investment given that the surrounding properties have a lot more “pride of ownership” then this owner and it won’t really take that much to bring it up to par with the neighbors.


Let me know what you think.

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Ed Favinger, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, CDPE   916-203-1260


Mortgage Rates are going Down Again…Great For Real Estate Investors…!

Great News – Lower Interest Rates + Higher Rental Rates = Good Time to Invest

I got this latest report from Housing Wire and thought I’d pass it on.   If you are thinking of Buying a Home to live in or to Invest in, now is probably a good time.



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Call  or text me today at 916-203-1260 if you’re thinking of Selling, Investing or if you need Property Management.    We specialize in Single Family Homes and Residential Income and Investment Properties as well.

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Ed Favinger, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, CDPE       916-203-1260