Sacramento Four Plex For Sale But Income is Way Too Low

This Sacramento Four Plex for Sale has a List Price of $580,000, 16.11x’s Gross Rents.

Folks, now that we have Rent Control for the most part effective on Jan. 1, 2020 I’m seeing a few listings coming up like the one pictured at 5743 Blachly, Sacramento.   There are some issues any Investor in the market now should be aware of if they plan on making money on this property.  Sadly there are others out there just like this one.

I’ve always been told to “keep the rents at Market” at all times, because you’ll have the cash flow for reserves and repairs when needed.   When it’s time to sell, you’ll get your asking price with not many issues like the one you’ll encounter below.

This owner has the monthly rents almost $300 each unit below market or translated annually to be about $14,000 in missed income.

The Rents shown on the listing for each 2 bedroom 1 bath unit @$750 per month, with a Gross Annual Income of only $36,000.00, when it should be about $50,000.

Our Property Management Company, Haven Properties currently manage 2 Four-plex Apartment buildings in the immediate area on Keoncrest Circle.   The Average Rents for the same unit configuration as the one pictured are Blachly$1,045 and we even have one at $1,200.

HOW TO GET TO MARKET RENT… ?

The obvious solution for any Investor in this transaction is to raise the rents to the Market Rent for the area to make the deal work.   The only other option would be for the Seller to bring the price down to reflect the value of the existing rents which I’m sure is not an option the Seller has considered.

If you keep the current tenants you can’t raise the rents higher than the Rent Cap that’s part of the Rent Control Law.  The Rent Cap is currently 5% plus the rate of inflation for the area which is about 3%.

However the “work around” would be that either the Seller gives the existing tenants a termination now prior to January 1, 2020 or the Buyer does it when they close the deal,  hopefully before the end of the year.

However the Buyer is going to have some “turn over” expenses.  Those are the only two options I can think of because after January 1, 2020, Just Cause Eviction comes into play.

It makes a little tougher to sell now doesn’t it…?

The lessons learned are a few more hassles and roadblocks that could have been avoided if the owner kept the Rents at Market.   To see what I am talking about…?

Which one looks better…?

 

Think it over and in the Mean Time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

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

 

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Folsom FourPlexes For Sale….!

These Four-Plexes For Sale in Folsom Are a Rare Occurrence

It not very often that we get a FourPlex for sale on the market here in Folsom but now there are two of them,  205 and 211 Talisman Drive, Folsom.

While they have a great location in a town with all the amenities you’d want close by in an Investment, there are some down sides to these properties.

Both of these FourPlexes have some deferred maintenance of between $12,000 – $15,000 as disclosed by the Pest Inspections provided by the listing broker.

 

Deferred maintenance is not an uncommon thing, but the other issue I discovered an investor is going to have to take into account is the rents can not be raised on most of these units until very late into 2020.

Click here for the rent roll and you’ll see what I’m talking about.  Only one unit that is currently vacant would be available to raise the rent to market.

Click here for a Rental Market Survey.   You can see rents are at a premium here in Folsom and it’s a sad thing the rental rates were locked in with leases expiring in 2020.

Click here for a Pro-forma Cash Flow Analysis for both Fourplexes

As you can see the Cash Flow is a bit skinny on these FourPlexes.   This is not uncommon in today’s market because  most of the time investors area able to increase the rents after close of escrow.  However in this situation, you’ll not be able to raise the rent for a long time.

Anyone who gets into escrow on these two FourPlexes will need to review the Seller’s documentation and Maintenance history carefully.   And again they will have to take into account rents will be locked in for a long time.

But hey… These are located in Folsom which is one of neatest towns in California.   There’s not much on the market now so if you are hot to buy a Folsom FourPlex…. this is what you can get now.

If you want more information about Residential Investment Properties like Duplexes and Four Plexes, call or text me at 916-203-1260 or drop a note my way via email at: favinger@rwnetwork.com.

We also do Property Management.

In the mean time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

Ed Favinger, Broker

 

 

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

 

Is It a Good Idea to Purchase a Home Protection Plan for Sacramento Duplexes and Four-plex Investment Properties.

Buying A Sacramento Duplex or Four-Plex…?  It’s Absolutely a Good Idea to Insure At Least The Air Conditioning…But Don’t Rely on Them for Everything…

Recently our Property Management Company, Haven Properties, experienced what we would call some “bad service” from a Home Protection Plan company that has been around for a long time.

The tenant of a Duplex called a Service Request in for a stopped up and leaky toilet on Monday the 26th.  shutterstock_195491885 The owner had purchased a Home Protection Plan to help mitigate any expensive repairs that might occur during ownership.

Property Management had the account number, made the service request to the Home Protection Plan Representative,  gave the contact information to them and made arrangements to pay the “deductible”.

It all went smoothly except they didn’t get out there for over 48 hours to fix the toilet.   How would you like it if that was your problem for almost 3 days…?

As a result of this incident we’ve decided if a Home Protection Plan is giving out poor service as was this case, then you as a Landlord will have to take action in my opinion.

Remember, plumbing issues are not something you can really put off.   Now I know it might cost you more because of the “in-action” of the Home Protection Plan,  you’ll have a very happy tenant in the end.

Let me know what you think…?

Don’t Forget…We Specialize in Duplexes and Four-Plexes for Sale in the Sacramento Area.   Need Property Management..?   Check us out at HavenRents.com

In the Mean Time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

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

916-203-12260

 

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.

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE ARTICLE.

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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.

In the Mean Time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

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