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…?

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Ed Favinger, Broker CRS, GRI, SFR, CDPE

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

 

 

Quick Market Update – Sacramento Duplexes for sale

Multiple Offers Still Going On…

I had the opportunity of working with a couple of investors that made offers on a couple of Duplexes for sale in our region.   One of the Duplexes for sale was at 4932&4934 Saddlerock, Sacramento and the other Duplex for sale was located at 2641 Capitales, Rancho Cordova.

In both instances the Sellers received “multiple offers”.   The buyer on the Saddlerock Duplex actually made an offer well  over list price but didn’t get in 1st position.  However, they were later able to get into escrow with this property after the Buyer with the top offer withdrew from the deal.

Sometimes the 1st offer in doesn’t complete the deal.

The other Duplex for sale on Capitales had 5 offers and we wound up on top with that one.  Interestingly in that deal the Listing agent told me that out of the 5 offers, 3 of them were prospective “owner occupied” purchases.   I think you’ll see as prices of single family homes go up, folks will turn to this option, live in one side and rent the other.

In both cases we  were required to have a Lender Pre-approval letter and Proof of Funds.   Proof funds is important because if you are going to compete with “cash offers”, you have to show you can pay the difference if the appraisal doesn’t come in at the Sale Price of your offer.

So if you’re thinking of Selling, Buying/Investing get in while the rates are still low and don’t be disappointed if you don’t get the first deal you make an offer on.

In the mean time…?

Make it a Great Day..!

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

Sacramento Area Adding Jobs Good News for Real Estate Investors

Adding Good Jobs Help the Housing Market.

If you are an “out of area” Investor or a potential buyer looking to move into this area, you’ll want to know if there’s an economy here that’s adding jobs.

If you were to own a rental it’s nice to know that there will be jobs here so that people can afford to pay the rent you will charge them.   This is true if you own a Duplex, a Four Plex, an Apartment complex or even a Single Family rental home.  If they don’t have jobs they can’t pay the rent.

I thought I’d share this short article from the Sacramento Business Journal to illustrate the economy here.

Chinese solar company to establish McClellan plant, bring 200 jobs

This story is a prime example of what “re-use” of some former Military Bases in the Sacramento area that were closed in the 90’s, Mather AFB and McClellan AFB.  jobs

Mather is now a commercial center and is also being used as an “air freight” facility while McCellan has a mix of industrial uses.

As a Real Estate Investor it’s nice to know that your investment in this region would be a good one that will grow in value because we’ve got the jobs here as well.

If you are thinking of Investing, Buying a home here, or Selling a property here, please call me at 916-203-1260 ( I take text msg’s too) or drop an email my way at Favinger@rwnetwork.com

 

In the mean time…?

Make it a Great Day

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

 

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: favinger@rwnetwork.com

n the Mean Time…?

Make it a Great Day….!

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