Landscaping and Views Affect Values of Duplexes Too…!

People Will Pay More Rent & That Affects Your Value.

If you’re thinking of buying a Sacramento Duplex, I’ve always told investors to not overlook landscaping and “curb appeal” as an important part of your investment.  In addition back yard landscaping with patios, shade trees and privacy enhance your property and make it stand out when you have a rental competing with others and when you decide to sell.

We have such great weather in which a nice back yard adds an extension of the living area because your tenants will hang out there.

In other words a nicely landscaped property front and back will bring you more income and increase the value of your investment.   This is true for Single Family Homes, Duplexes and even apartment complexes.

Take a peek at this graphic from the California Association of Realtors.

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

 

 

Update – A Report of Two Sacramento Duplexes For Sale

Sales Prices Up – But Rents Are Up Too…!

We recently listed a couple of Sacramento Duplexes for sale.   It’s amazing how quickly they seem to sell now and for what appears to be a never ending spiral upwards in Sales Price highs.

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9143-9145 Tuolumne Drive, Sacramento, Ca, 95826.   Tuolumne

3 bedrooms 2 bath each side with updated interiors.

Listed at $399,000  –  We had multiple offers with the new buyer that is excited to be Closing Escrow today at $410,000.

Oh and this was a Cash Offer with no financing involved.  We added a picture of the property to the right here.

 

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2347 – 2349 Imran Drive, Sacramento, Ca 95825

This Duplex was configured as a 2 bedroom 2 bath with a 2 car garage on one side with the other side being a 2 bedroom 1 bath 1 car garage.   The owner on this one had purchased it at the top of the market back in 2004.

With values finally reaching a point where he could sell without having to come to the table with money at the close of escrow, he took advantage of today’s market and moved on.

Listed at $400,000 – Closed escrow at $395,000

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6041-6043 Rye Way, Carmichael, Ca 

PENDING SALE  – This Carmichael Duplex is a 2 bedroom 1 bath units on ea side with one car garages

Now Listed at $355,000 –  We had this one listed originally at  $340,000, with multiple offers.  It was taken off the market to make needed pest control repairs after inspections revealed a termite infestation so bad the property had to be “tented”.

After the work was completed it was put back on the market and is now currently in escrow with a full price CASH OFFER.   It was also a multiple offer situation.

If you haven’t heard, there’s a short supply of Duplexes for Sale in Sacramento.   If you own a Duplex in the Sacramento Area and you are thinking of Selling, now couldn’t be a better time.

Investors are looking for properties like yours.  Let me show you how to get the most out of your investment.   If you’re a Prospective Buyer/Investor looking to get into the Duplex market or any other kind of Residential Investment, please call or send a text to me at 916-203-1260.

You can also drop an email my way to:   favinger@rwnetwork.com

In the Mean time…

Make it a Great Day…!

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

 

Rents Are Up In a Good Market and are Up in Down Market..!

You’d think the opposite would be true but it’s not.

It’s amazing  when you think about it, but after watching the video that I’m going to post below, I realized these guys are right.

When the Real Estate Sales market is “hot” rents go up.   But, even in a down turn, the rent rates still go up.

Messrs Brian Stevens and Frank Garay are a couple of loan guys that do a lot of video updates about the Real Estate Loan market, Real Estate Sales and about some of the “inside baseball” stuff for those of us in the business.

Our Property Management company is now leasing up Units in Apartment complexes, Duplexes and Single Family Homes for record high rental amounts and many times with “multiple applications”.

So after taking a peek at their video that I got today,  I thought I’d share it with you because their conclusion about rents going up in good and bad markets is something I had not thought of.

You can skip the beginning of the video if you want to and go to the 3.43 minute mark to see their presentation that includes an interesting graph to make their point.

If you are thinking of Investing in a Residential Rental property such as a Duplex or a Four-Plex, a Small Apartment complex or even a Single Family home….?

Then, call me at 916-203-1260 or drop a note my way at favinger@rwnetwork.com.

I’ll bring you up to speed on our local market with comparable sales information and also what you can expect to earn in rents.

In the Mean time…?

Make it a Great Day…

Ed Favinger, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, CDPE        favinger@rwnetwork.com

 

Sacramento Residential Rental Market Update – It is Hot…!!!

Overflow of Multiple Tenant Applications Since the Start of the New Year.

If you are an investor in the Sacramento Residential Investment Market and have been actively looking for something to buy,  you know there’s been multiple offers presented on a lot of the inventory here.

The reason is simple… not enough supply.3d render image of houses with graph growing

While that is frustrating for some investors who are looking to get into the market because the economy here is good,  if you’re a renter….?

You’ll notice that rental rates have gone up for the very same reason and that you aren’t the only ones applying for the same place.

Our Property Management Company has experienced a serious up tick in rental applications on our available properties that started the day after January 1st.

Since  we specialize in  Sales & Management of Duplexes and Four-plexes for sale, Small Apartment buildings  and of course sales of Single Family Homes,  please call me at 916-203-1260 or drop a note my way at favinger@rwnetwork.com.

If you want to get into the Sacramento Residential Rental Market you could not pick a better time.

I’ll help find the right deal for you and since we manage these investments we know what income you can reasonably expect to get.

Maybe we can find something like the one below.

4 bedroom home in Natoma Station
184 Elkins Circle, Folsom – A nice 4 bedroom home in the Natoma Station Neighborhood

 

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Note to You Bay Area Investors – You Get More Units for the Same Money in Sacramento

Check out this article to see what I mean.

A recent apartment acquisition here resulted from the sale of 10 units in the Bay Area and doing an exchange into a total of 85 Multi-Family units.

Basically the reason why this investor made this move is because you get a lot more units with a lot more upside and cash flow when you invest in Apartment units in the Sacramento area

Modern apartment buildings on a sunny day with a blue sky

 

Click Here for that Story

 

So if you’re a Bay Area Investor with property you’d like to sell and exchange for more units in the Sacramento Area, you’ll be joining a few others that have done the same thing.

If you are worried about Property Management because we are a couple of hours drive away from your home, rest easy.   Our Property Management Company, Haven Properties is here make your life easier as an investor.

Call or Text me at 916-203-1260 or send an email to me at,  favinger@rwnetwork.com.   Let me help you take advantage our Rental Investment market here in Sacramento

In the mean time…?

Make it a Great Day…

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