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The New Obama Care Tax is coming – Check out the link that explains it.

Well I’m sure by now,  if you are a Real Estate Investor and have not been off the planet for the last year,  you’ve heard that the Federal Government has passed a new Health Care law.

While we can debate the issue of it’s passing, the fact of the matter is that barring a repeal by the new congress, there will be an increase in taxes to pay for this new program.

Anyway, I got this Brochure from the National Association of Realtors that explains it pretty good.

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR COPY.

Make it a great day

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

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More homeowners skip payments in Sacramento region – Sacramento Business Journal

I Thought I’d pass this article on from the Sacramento Business Journal.  It just goes to show that while we are seeing an increase in sales activity, there are still folks struggling to keep their heads above water so to speak.

It’s not a long read… check it out….

More homeowners skip payments in Sacramento region – Sacramento Business Journal.

In the mean time….?     Make it a great day…!

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

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An Approved Sale Rancho Cordova Duplex – A “Sleeper” Area

The Price is Right – Just Needs New Management & Some Repairs.

I was involved in a sale of a Duplex next door to this one.   There have been 3 recent sales in the area with new investors fixing these up.   This used to be an awful street of neglect.

That’s all changed in my opinion.   Click Here for the “proforma cash flow analysis”

By the way, we know this area because we also manage the duplex on the left side of this one.

This has been on the market for a while… just waiting for someone to jump on it.

Take a drive by there yourself and see what you think.   I think properties in the City of Rancho Cordova are a great investment.

Make it a great day…!

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


Hot Bank Owned Properties – Sacramento – Cash Flow Opportunities

What About Short Sales…?  They’ re Hot too.

If you’ve been to this site before,  you already know that I am a big fan of Duplexes… especially the “REO or Bank Owned” type because they are for the most part deeply discounted from their highs from years past.

The dis-advantage to a Bank Owned or REO deal is that,  while you get the property at a dicounted price, there will be that “as is” thing they insist on and with rare exceptions they don’t deviate from it.   You get these deals with the property vacant, which means you have to go in and do the “fix up” to get them in a “rent ready” condition.  If you want to see what an vacant REO/Bank Owned property can look like, go here.

Now even “Short Sales” are becoming a great deal because the banks are now more willing to complete them in a timely manner.   

OK… Why do I say Short Sales are Hot Too…?

Well, for starters, most of the time in a Short Sale the property is still occupied by Tenants.   The trick is to get one that has “rent paying tenants”.   However, even though the case may be they are not paying rent, this could be the result of  the tenants having been notified that a foreclosure is pending and they are holding funds in case they have to move.  Or… the current owner has just abrogated the responsibilty and is not even making an attempt to collect it.

Either way in most cases you can work a deal out with the existing tenants to have them stay.   Now keep in mind when an owner is in this situation, you will probably run into an old “deferred maintenance” issue that has been neglected by the current owner which,  if resolved by you, will go a long way in keeping the tenant there and happy to stay.

The advantage then of keeping the tenant there is that you will not have to go in and spend the extra “bucks” to re-rent the unit.  

And Finally.. the best reason to go after a Short Sale now is you still get the same “discounted” or “market price and that Lenders are beginning to approve them much quicker than in the past.    How cool is that…?

If you want a list of REO/Bank Owned & Short Sales…?

You’ve come to the right place.  I’ve analyzed both types and prepared “pro-forma” Cash Flow figures for each one on this page.  I’ve got videos too on some of them.   If you book mark this page, you will get updates as I go out and view these properties and post the information.

Make it a Great Day.

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

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REO’s and Their Title/Escrow Rip offs…

This has been a pet peeve of mine for a while – it’s about time we get more righteous Consumer compaints.

Many of us in the Real Estate Business have been involved in a Bank Owned Property Sale in which the Asset Manager for the bank/investor stipulate in their “contract addendums” the requirement that a “preferred” Settlement/Escrow Company is to be used.

Most of these companies are in Southern California, have business practices foreign to Northern California and they have been known to “pad their fees” to the detremint of many our buyers.

Here’s a link to a Trulia Q & A that I answered from a concerned Buyer going through this process now.  You’ll see the responses from other Real Estate Professionals as well.   We hope that this will help you or a friend if you going through this experience. 

We’d like to know about other instances so if you or someone you know is getting burned… please let us know.

Click Here for the Link

I hope this helps.

Make it a Great Day.

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

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