The Area is so bad, if you have a “non-paying” tenant it’s probably better to keep them there occupying it, then to let it go vacant for a time.
Why would I say something as crazy as that? The reason is because it’s true in this particular part of Sacramento.
A Bay Area investor asked us to manage a home on San Jose Way in the Oak Park area. We took over last September. The owner had previously put in a tenant that subsequently moved out leaving the property vacant.
It didn’t take long for the vandals and thieves to start picking away at this place.
While we were working on getting it re-painted and fixed up, some nice folks next door thought they’d just “plug in” to our exterior outlet and have a long chord from our property to their pad. After finding this occurring a 3rd time, I got fed up and called the Sacramento Police Dept. They did come out although at first the 911 guy didn’t think this was a big deal. Well when they showed up, they wound up arresting several people including the owner from what one of the cops told me.
After getting them all out of that house, the property was posted and boarded up and has been since last October. The house across the street was in foreclosure and that was boarded up along with a house on the opposite corner.
Here’s the nice video for you to see…
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What does the City of Sacramento do to help…? NOTHING…! They fee and fine the owner’s for maintaining a nuisance. They charge a “monitoring” fee to make sure you are keeping it clean. It doesn’t matter how much it costs the owner to get it fixed or how many times the property is broken into and things stolen like copper wiring or air conditioning units.
HOW ABOUT SOME STINKING POLICE MONITORING of the area instead of just “sticking it” to the folks that have invested in this area.
Make it a Great Day…!
Ed Favinger, Broker CRS, GRI, SFR 916-203-1260 firstname.lastname@example.org