A 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Home For Less Than $650 Per Month…?

Yea…. Can You Believe That…?

Here’s the description

This is a 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath with a 2 car garage,  fireplace, Central Heat & Air, updated Bathrooms, a Patio and a Covered Deck in the Backyard.

It’s in a great area and would be the perfect First Time Buyer investment because the payments are lower than what you would pay in rent for the same thing.

There’s Always a catch though,  so here it is…

It’s a duplex which means you will have a common wall with a neighbor on one side.  Yea, I know…  Most First Time Buyers want a “detached”  Single Family House for your first home.

Here’s My Opinion for you to think about as to why you should consider a Duplex.

#1. Remember your neighbor will be paying for a big chunk of the payment on your new home if you bought it.

#2. This would be an Investment as well as Home and there are some real tax benefits to consider.  I won’t go into them here, but your accountant or tax preparer can give you lots of information about this.

#3.  You don’t have to live there forever…!  When you look at that “pro-forma” cash flow sheet below that I have prepared,  you will see that your down payment isn’t all that much more than if you were to rent it.   Why not live there a year or so and then rent the side you moved into.   During that time you would have fixed it up some and it would be a great rental to build a “nest egg” or a real estate portfolio.   How much money would you save each month…?

Click here for a PDF file that will give you an idea of what I am talking about.  Click Here for a Video of the Right Side and then I think you’ll see what a nice home this could turn out to be.

Anyway… If you are a First Time Buyer, give this some thought.   There are several duplexes out there that are in Single Family neighborhoods.
Make it a Great Day…!

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

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Check Out Another Sacramento Short Sale Duplex – This One is Nice…!

But, when I say nice, you do have over look the landscaping that’s been ignored.


I was at this property yesterday, located at 2300 Imran Drive and took a video of the 3 bedroom side.  As you see this unit is located right on the corner of Imran and Bell Street.  I love “corner lots” because you can do a lot with them.

I have,  in the past,  profiled the Bank Owned/REO Duplex across the street that faces Bell Street.   If you go to “Ed’s Hot Picks page and scroll down until you find 1000 Bell Street, you’ll get the information on it along with a video of both sides and you’ll see the Imran duplex in the background.

Imran Drive is Short Sale which,  until very recently,  had a Pending Sale waiting for the Bank to approve it.    As is in many of the  Short Sales, the buyer got tired of waiting for that approval and was still out looking for other property.

In this case, time went by and that Buyer did find something else they liked better and that they could close on now, according to the listing agent.

For a Pro-Forma Cash Flow Analysis of 2300 Imran DriveClick Here. I’m estimating the rents for the 3 bedroom side at $1,150.00.  When you look at the video, you’ll see that it’s not in bad condition and that the back yard has some potential to be a nice spot.   Go here for the video of the right side.

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Here’s another Short Sale Duplex in a nice area that I profiled a while back.   It’s “back on the market”.

The property is located at 7130-7132 Grady Drive, Citrus Heights, Ca 95621.    Click here for a “pro-forma” cash flow analysis.   Keep in mind that these figues do not include the cost of a new roof, but even if it cost $10,000 to replace it, in my opinion, this would still be a decent deal in today’s market.    Click here for a Map Link to show you the major intersection that is nearby.   The City of Citrus Heights city hall, police station and lots of shopping are located about a mile away if that.

If you have questions on any of the properties I have profiled, drop me a note or call.

Make it a Great Day…!

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

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Not A Bank Owned or a Short Sale – It’s a Shame It looks like One..!

I Know This Property – Brought a Buyer to it in 1991.

The folks that bought this property back then did do some interesting things by adding some nice decking in the rear that helps create extensions of the living area.

I have a video that I took about a week or so ago you should take a look at.   This property shows just awful from the exterior and needs to have a “make over”.   I’m sure the owner knows it, but doesn’t have the resources to really do  anything  about it.  In other words, the lack of “cash flow” made it almost impossible to keep up.

This is a typical situation in this market.  I know the current condition of this property is the result of an over heated market,  high debt and the fact that it’s hard to make improvements or even maintain,  if you don’t have an adequate “Cash Flow“.

Click Here for a Pro-Forma Cash Flow analysis.   I am showing a 40% down payment on this one because the rules change for anything over 4 units when it comes to financing.

Take a peek at this video because I do walk the property a bit as much as I could without disturbing the residents there, although a dog did bark at me.

I think you’ll agree with me that the curb appeal is just awful and it doesn’t need to be.   It will require an investment in landscaping and I think a big upgrade should be in “covered” parking.

Let me know what you think…?

In the mean time…?

Make it a great day…!

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

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