Why You Should Be Investing in Sacramento Single Family Houses, Duplexes, Four-Plexes & Apartments…?

It’s a Landlord’s Market Right Now – And It’s only February – Now is the best time to buy .

Have you thought about Investing in the Sacramento Area’s Single Family Home Rental market, or maybe a Duplex, perhaps a Four Plex or even a Small Apartment Complex…?   If you have, then let me show you how smart you would be if you were to buy in the Sacramento market today.

Usually this  time of year when  a tenant moves out and we have to get it re-rented it’s kind of slow and takes a little longer.   Not this year though.

Our Property Management Company, Haven Properties has leased up in the month of January approximately 10 units.

That inventory included Single Family Home rentals in Folsom, Citrus Heights, a couple of 4 plex apartments in Rancho Cordova and several Duplex  rentals in Citrus Heights, Sacramento and Fair Oaks.

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1089 Kantne Way, Folsom – Recently Leased up for $2,300 + Tenant Pays Folsom Utilities

Want more examples…?

Earlier today we had a gentlemen walk into our office with paper work to support his application that he had completed “on-line” at HavenRents.com.

We’ve had people call us regarding properties we’ve leased up over a month ago that are still on-line in various website portals that we syndicate to.

Another lady called me about 10 minutes ago as I write this looking for a house while she’s been living in a hotel for 3 months.    I told her what I’ve told a lot of people trying to find a decent rental…“you have to almost know someone inside to find a decent place to rent.”

Bottom line, if you own a rental property now and you haven’t raised the rents in a while because you are worried about losing a tenant and not being able to re-rent again quickly…?

Forget about it because, mostly likely,  the current tenant will stay unless they can’t afford it.   The reason…? Once they start looking around, they will see they have a really good deal even if they have to pay a little more.

So… if you’re thinking of Investing in a Duplex, a Four-Plex, a Single Family Home rental or even a small apartment complex call me today and let me help you get the right Real Estate Investment for you.

Interest rates are low if you need financing.  If you have a lot of $$$ in a low performing 401K, you might want to consider Rental Real Estate to see if it would perform better.

Please call or email me and let me show you how investing in the Residential Rental Market might be the best thing you ever did.

 

In the Mean Time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

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

Sacramento Apartment Market Projections – 2017

Just passing on an article and information I just received.

If you’re thinking of getting into the Multi-Family Housing market as an Investor and you’re new at it, I’m sure you’ve thought a lot and hopefully have done some research.   You can always contact me for more information and set up a time for a free consultation.

The Sacramento Apartment Market is one of the top 20 in the nation and is still affordable especially compared to some markets in the San Francisco Bay Area.

In our market we find it’s hard to find a 2 bedroom 1 bath apartment unit with lots of amenities for under $1,000 per month.

To get an idea of what we have for rent go to HavenRents.com and you’ll get a sense of what the prices are for various types of properties we currently have available.   You can also go to the “rentals page” here on this site.

I received and thought I’d share a 2017 market projection from CBRE, a large real estate investment company that works in Retail, Office, Industrial and of course Multi-family projects through out the the country.

CLICK HERE for that article and go to Page 31 for their “Multi-Family” projections.   I think you’ll appreciate their findings and conclusions.   It looks to me like the Sacramento Region’s Multi-Family market should remain strong.   I think this remains especially true in the smaller multi-family units, such as Duplexes, Four-Plexes or small apartment complexes.   Why…?  Because they haven’t built any in the last several years.   Sacramento Duplexes/Four-plexes for sale don’t stay on the market very long.

So if you have stumbled on this blog site and are thinking of investing in the Residential Real Estate Market in the Sacramento area please contact me at anytime.    We specialize in the Sales and Management of Single Family Homes, Duplexes, Tri-plexes, Four-plexes and small to medium sized apartment complexes.

In the Mean Time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

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

 

Residential Rental Market Still Hot Doesn’t Matter Even if it’s in Winter Around Christmas Time

High Demand for Nice Places With Multiple Applications is Still the Norm…!

I was amazed at a recent showing of a 2 bedroom 1 bath apartment in a Four-Plex located at 2627 El Parque, Rancho Cordova.

Our Property Management unit schedules showings and if tenant prospects are there or  not, we hang out for about 20 – 30 minutes before we leave.   Our sole advertising is via the web through our various syndicators that our website providers have hooked us up with.

Here’s a short video of that unit.

When I got there a couple of days ago for the scheduled time there were people waiting to get in. This is not unusual and as of today we’re processing two applications.

We also showed a Duplex located at 9669 Lake Natoma, Orangevale that we had not even finished doing the turn over fix up and yet we got 5 applications when showing yesterday in the middle of a rain storm…!

Here’s a short video of that unit.

 

And interestingly this morning I got an email alert from the Sacramento Business Journal with an article written by Ben van der Meer.   Click Here for his short article. Rents may slow down some but no one really knows for sure.

All we know is that if we have a nice rental to present that’s well maintained, you’ll get top dollar and have a short turn over even in Winter. It’s like I have said many times before when talking about the “rental market” here in the Sacramento region“If you’re a renter you almost have to know somebody to get in a nice place”.

So if you’re thinking of jumping into the Residential Rental Market in the Sacramento area, rest assured you’ll be able to a good return on your investment here.

We specialize in Single Family Homes, Duplexes, Four Pelxes and Small Apartment Complexes in Sacramento, El Dorado and Placer counties so all me at 916-203-1260 and let us help you find the right investment.

In the mean time..?

Make it a Great Day..!

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

 

Sacramento Area is the Best Area Residential Real Estate Investors

In An Improving Economy – Not Enough Homes – Creates Higher Prices & Rents.

If you’re a San Francisco Bay Area home owner or investor and looking for a place to move to or invest in, you can’t really beat the Sacramento Area.

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Two Homes On One Lot in Cameron Park Managed by Haven Properties

Prices and rents have gone up but are still a bargain when you compare them with Santa Clara, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Alameda and San Francisco Counties.

Just take a peek at what you can buy here in Folsom and compare that where you live in the Bay Area.

If you’re an investor, you can still get a decent Duplex or Four-plex for under $400,000 and have a “cash flow” which is unheard of in the Bay Area now.    Foreign Investors are just parking their money in the Bay Area in hopes of higher appreciation down the line, but they don’t have a decent cash flow return in the mean time.

I thought I’d pass on this article from the East Bay Times.    Maybe it’s time to Move here and/or Invest here…?

And Finally…. The two things we don’t have as bad as the Bay Area….? 1. No Rent Control… 2 And Bay Area “traffic”.

In the mean time…?

Make it a Great Day…

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

 

Rents Are Up in The Sacramento Area – Old News To Us in Real Estate Sales & Management.

When The News Hits the Sacramento Bee – You Know it’s “Old News” When It Comes to Real Estate..!

If you’ve followed my blog site for any length of time I’ve pointed this out several times.   The reason you ask…?  They stopped building Apartments and just about anything else here because of the recession.  They are only now beginning to ramp up, but mostly single family homes.

And since they are not building more apartments for middle class folks just starting out, rents have gone up.    What apartments they are building or planning on building are “subsidized” housing or the more “high end” apartment complexes with lots of amenities according to a recent article in the Sacramento Business Journal.

I’ve said to many people seeking to find a home or an apartment to rent in Folsom, Orangevale, Roseville or any other area in the Sacramento Region that,  “you probably need to know somebody inside to get a decent rental anymore”.    I wrote about it here.

Many of the investors I have placed into Duplexes, Four-plexes and Small Apartment complexes know they can get “higher rents”, so most of them have improved their properties to take advantage of the upswing in rents that can be derived.   That also was written about in today’s Sacramento Bee article.

So CLICK HERE for that latest story from The Bee.   Let me know what you think.

In the Mean Time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

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

 

Is Rent Control Coming To the Sacramento Area…?

It’s Not Just Rent Control – They Add Costs Onto Owning a Rental

I have an article here that I recently received from the RHA (Regional Housing Association of Sacramento Valley) with a list of ballot measures in several San Francisco Bay Area cities regarding “rent control”.

It’s not just that they want to limit the amount of rent you can charge, they also want to make it more difficult to get rid of bad tenants by instituting “just cause eviction” laws as well.Image result for the rent is too damn high

Just Cause eviction rules eliminates the “termination of tenancy” that we can currently give a Tenant in our area without stating a reason.  Just Cause rules would require a hearing at another government run board or authority that would hear your case and probably take the side of the Tenant unless you had massive amount of documentation to support your position.

Some of these measures would limit causes of action to evict a tenant to 8 or 9 specific reasons.

For many investors, this is why they hire a professional property management to make sure they are “in compliance” because of all the rules changes and regulations that vary from locality to locality.

Take a look at this article from RHA and think it over.   Land use decisions do involve you and when you can’t build housing because of all the NIMBY’ism, this can be the result.

I think you’ll be appalled at what they are proposing.   It is scary in my opinion.

RENT CONTOL ON THE BALLOT IN FIVE BAY AREA CITIES

Let me know what you think.

In the mean time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

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

 

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

 

Want Higher Rents in Your Sacramento Area Duplex…?

 Higher Rents Will Boost the Sales Price When You Sell

I profiled a Duplex for sale located at 2719 & 2721 Bravado, Rancho Cordova in an recent Blog Post dated August 22.

Well here’s the here’s the update…!

After 52 days on the market starting at $259,000 it’s still for sale and they have lowered the price to $240,000.   The current rents for this Duplex for sale are at $850 and $900 for a 2 bedroom 1 bath unit on each side with a 1 car garage.

When I wrote about it originally a month ago our Property Management Company was in the process of helping one of our investors complete some landscaping repair and enhancement to his Tri-Plex directly across the street at 2720-2722-2724 Bravado.

Below is this video of the Tri-Plex landscaping work that was completed.  Before and After.

 

Now…I think you’d have to conclude curb appeal does help you get higher rents and therefore a higher sale price.

Because,  when we completed this work, we gave all the tenants a rent raise notice.   We increased the total monthly rent another $300.  Not one of them wants to move.  Their average is $1000 per month and they are smaller units than the Duplex.

This Duplex owner could have done this work a year or two ago and had higher rents all along.   It probably would have sold for near his asking price or maybe more, but he didn’t.

I think this could be the right deal for the Investor who wants to “add value” to an investment.    You increase not just the value when you do, you then are a contributing part of a neighborhood with “pride of ownership”.  You will get a much higher return in the long run and feel good about owning a nice property.

 

What do you think…?

In the Mean Time….

Make it a Great Day…!

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

 

 

Rents Are Up… Big Time… We Lead the Nation with the Fastest Growth Rate

Not So Good if you’re a Renter, Great if you’re an Investor

If you would take a minute and do a quick Google Search for key words, Sacramento Area Residential Rental Rates, you’ll get a nice long list of articles about the increases in Rental Rates in our Region.

What caused me to write this quick post is I’m adding one more article that you should read that makes my point about Supply and Demand.

Our team specializes in the sale and management of Duplexes, Four-Plexes, Small Apartment complexes along with Single Family rentals  all over the Sacramento Region.  Besides Sacramento and unincorporated areas of Sacramento County, such as Carmichael and Fair Oaks, we manage property in Folsom, Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills, Roseville, Lincoln, Rancho Cordova (the best kept secreat area in my opinion) and West Sacramento.   Go to HavenRents.com and you’ll see what we currently have available for rent.

It doesn’t really matter where you go in this area, rents are up…”big time”.   We’ve had as many as 5 or 6 applications to rent on some of our inventory.

CLICK HERE and check out this article which will reinforce my argument, which is….   “They haven’t built enough housing, especially the kinds of Duplexes, Four-Plexes and Small Apartment Complexes like they did in the past.

If you’re an Investor looking for a rental property, please call me.   I will say you can still find a decent deal out there, but, you will probably pay Top Dollar.   However, guess what…?  You will have the confidence you can raise the rent if you need to.

In the mean time…?

Make it a Great Day…

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

 

When Weather is Hot Here in Folsom – Don’t Make a Tenant Wait for a Month To Fix the A/C..!

You’ll create an Angry Tenant if you do.

We have experienced a heat wave lately.  As of this date and for the last several days we’ve had temps over 100 degrees.   Here in the Sacramento Valley, air conditioning really is essential in the summer months.

As I sit here writing this blog post, the temperature at 12:41Pm is 110 degrees according to the back yard thermometer that is part of my pool system.

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I got an email addressed to our property manager with me in the “cc” line from a really angry tenant to our property management unit because they have been without air conditioning for about 2 – 3 weeks…

Why…?  Because the owner of this property changed their Home Protection Plan or had let it lapse and would not let us order the repair service for 30 days because the plan would consider this a “pre-existing” condition if ordered before the end of that 30 day period.  In that case the claim would be denied and she’d have to pay for the repair herself.

Meanwhile, the poor tenants who are supposed to have air conditioning as part of the deal, are sweltering.

When an Owner/Landlord does this kind of thing, it angers tenants.   The Rental Housing industry has no shortage of stories that hit the news about “greedy” Landlords that don’t maintain their property.   With the increase in renters vs home ownership, I suspect this is going to get worse.

If you are a landlord take care of your property and your tenants… because if you don’t and enough of these tenants start calling their local city, county and state politicians.. you’ll get more of their “regulations” and their hands into your pocket book to protect the tenants you ignored.

Maybe the “golden rule” applies here.  If this Landlord would reverse the roles for a minute, she’d have that fixed don’t you think…?

Comments…?

 

In the mean time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

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