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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In the mean time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

Ed Favinger, Broker CRS, GRI, SFR, CDPE

A New Sacramento Area Duplex for Sale – 1st Day on the Market

Duplex for Sale in Rancho Cordova – The “sleeper area” for Residential Investment.

 

We’ve just listed for sale a Duplex located at 2740-2742 Don Juan, Rancho Cordova.

Both units have central heat and air, 1 car garages with laundry hook ups in the garage.   One side is a 2 bedroom 2 bath unit and the other is a 2 bedroom 1 bath unit.   The 2 bedroom 2 bath unit has a fireplace.

This property is in a nice area of Rancho Cordova and along this street are mostly single family homes.   20170828_155708There’s a well maintained gated apartment complex adjoining this property.

Click Here for a proforma cash flow analysis.   Rents for a 2 bedroom 2 bath unit should rent for up to $1,350 and a 2 bedroom 1 bath unit is at $1,200.

Call me at 916-203-1260 for more information about this property or any other residential investment in the area.

We also do Property Management, so if you are a new investor, call us and we’ll let you know what we can do for you.

In the mean time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

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

 

 

Residential Investors Get Better Returns with Sacramento Duplexes.

Maybe the Sacramento Area is the “Next Big Thing” for Residential Investing.

I’ve always liked Sacramento Duplexes because I know you get a better return on your investment.   If you didn’t know the rental investment market is pretty strong right now.

I got this article from BIZNOW and thought I’d share it.   If you’re a Residential Real Estate investor with concerns about keeping your residential investment occupied with good paying tenants, when you read this article you’ll have a better idea of how long the “renting trend” might last.

CLICK HERE FOR THAT ARTICLE

As I said earlier, I like Sacramento Duplexes as an Investment because they have the amenities for the most part that Single Family Homes have but give you a better return on your investment.

We’ve recently closed several Duplex deals with no problem raising rents up to market for better returns without too much in the way of additional fix up/upgrade expense,  although there will always be some.

Click here for the Street View of a Duplex we recently closed escrow on.   Each side is a 2 bedroom 1 bath with a one car garage.   The right side rented at $900 and the left side was Vacant.   The new Owner did do some landscape work in the rear yard by adding a 12×12 paver patio to add some extra “Utility Value”.   This small enhancement creates more living area to enjoy the back yard.

The roll up garage door did not have an opener and there was no dishwasher included either.  The tenant had to bring in their own refrigerator as well and furthermore has to maintain the front and back yard landscaping as part of the deal.   This Duplex unit did have Central Heat and Air though so we were able to lease it up for $1,150.00 to a well qualified renter.

If you’re thinking of Investing in the Sacrament area please contact me today.   We’ll help find the right investment for you and we can provide 2nd to none Property Management.

In the Mean Time…

Makt it a Great Day…!

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

 

 

Sacramento Rental Rate Increases Highest In California…

Surrounding Suburbs, Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Roseville Affected too.

We’ve been experiencing Rental Rate Increases for a long time here in the Sacramento Region.  This includes not only Sacramento, but the surrounding communities as well, such as Elk Grove, Roseville, Woodland, Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Lincoln, Fair Oaks, and Carmichael to name a few.

The Sacramento Bee has a story today regarding Rent Rate Increases.  They are primarily talking about the Downtown/Midtown area which has experienced a “renaissance” because of the development in and around the Golden One Center.

Sacramento Rent Increase Rates Highest in the State of California
Sacramento Rent Increase Rates Highest in the State of California

The Sacramento Midtown Area has been very popular with the younger generation and some seniors because of the proximity to jobs, entertainment and restaurants.

As I have said in the past you almost have to “know somebody inside” to be able to get a decent rental these days.

To give you an idea of how strong the rental market is, we seem to average about 5 applications for every property we advertise.

An example of what I am talking about…?  As of today, July 26, 2017, here’s a short list of a couple of Duplex apartments being advertised by our Property Management Company with pending applications we are processing now.

Note to Duplex Investors or for that matter, any Residential Real Estate Investors from Single Family Homes up to Apartment complexes.   You’ll have several applications to rent if you decide to invest in the Sacramento area.

Until they start to build more Apartments and Homes this trend will continue given the great economy we have going at this time.

If you’re thinking of buying/investing in the Sacramento area, please call me at 916-203-1260 or send me a note at favinger@rwnetwork.com and let me help you find the best deal out there today.

If you’re an owner now and thinking of selling, contact me and let’s take a look at your investment property.   I can help you get the most out of your investment with some ideas you might not have considered.

In the Mean Time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

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

Landlords Market in Sacramento Area – Bad News If You Are a Renter…!

Rents Are Up “Big Time”…So Start Your Search Early ..!

 

If you’re a Landlord/Investor in the Sacramento Area and recently tried to lease or rent up an apartment you were probably shocked at the responses.  Old news to us in the Residential Investment and Property Management business.rental search

Rents are up so much in the Sacramento Area and supply so low,  if you’re a person looking to rent, you’d better start your search very early and have any credit issues resolved first, because it is a “landlords market”.

You may not have heard but Landlords and Property Managers are experiencing “multiple” applications for just about every unit that comes up.

It doesn’t matter what kind of property we’re talking about either.   Our Property Management company has so many people seeking a Home/Apartment to rent that we have set  up a  “showing/viewing” schedule each week posted on the website instead of making specific appointment times when prospective tenants call.

On most occasions now days we have several prospective tenants come to those showings and many of them will bring a completed application as well.

This kind of Landlord’s market will make most investors smile.   So if you are thinking of getting into the Residential Investment market, this is a great time.   No one seems to know when the rise in Rental Rates will stop because there’s a lack of supply.

With an improving economy with lots of jobs and a lack of supply,  even paying more for the investment won’t necessarily be a bad thing.

Call me at 916-203-1260 or drop a note to favinger@rwnetwork.com and we’ll see if we can’t place you into an investment that works for you.

Now… If you are a prospective tenant with good income…?  May I suggest you think about buying because it will be better for you in the long term.    Call me and we’ll see if we can’t get you “pre-qualified” with the various loan programs that are available to you.

In the mean time…?

Make it a Great Day..!

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