Cash Buyers Are Still Out There…!

So Says The Sacramento Business Journal

CLICK HERE to catch this article just in,  but it’s old news to me.

I’m working with more than one buyer using “all cash” for their purchase.  And they vary…  Some are “flippers”, residential income  investors and home owner purchases.  cash picture

Personally… I don’t see an advantage anymore in doing a cash deal unless the property is in dis-repair and unable to be financed under normal circumstances.   This was the situation in a couple of “bank owned” duplexes buyer purchased through us recently.

Also… having extra cash might help close a deal if an appraisal in conjunction with financing comes in low because the buyer can make up the difference if the value is there.   This is a problem now because values are rising faster then the supporting appraisals.

 

Make it a Great Day…!

 

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

 

Is This a Good Sign That Real Estate is Back in Sacramento….?

I think so… especially when you see this kind of news.

 

HOME DEPOT SET TO HIRE 1500 IN THE SACRAMENTO REGION

You have to agree if these large big box corporations like Home Depot are on the hiring binge, they must have a lot of confidence they are going to need this many people to accommodate their customers.

I noticed here in Folsom, that you can go to the local Home Depot, Lowes and Orchard Supply and you’re going to find a lot of people in there doing some shopping.

This is the spillover effect of a good real estate market for Home Buyers and Sellers along with residential investors.

What do you think…?

 

In the Mean Time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

 

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

 

 

A Roseville Duplex For Sale – A Total Remodel…!!!

And it cash flows too…!

For those of you looking for a Real Estate Investment property that doesn’t need a lot of work because of “deferred” maintenance, then you might want to consider this property.

116 Hickory Drive in Roseville has had a big time make over.    We are currently renting up the units at $1,200 per month and have one pending application now.

Click Here for a copy of the Proforma Cash Flow Analysis.   We are currently marketing it to tenants with them paying for the Water, Sewer and Garbage.   The cash flow figures however show the owner paying for this along with Property Management and Landscape Maintenance.

If you want to schedule and appointment to see this property please call me at 916-203-1260.

In the Mean Time…?

Make it a Great Day..!

 

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

 

Cash Flow in Rancho Cordova – Duplex for Sale

A rare Duplex with 3 bedrooms 2 bath on each side.

 

20140905_144808We put this property on the market at approximately 3:00 PM Tuesday and I had the 1st offer about 5 or 6 PM that day.

As of Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, I have had a total of 5 offers… Four of them are from investors and one FHA buyer that would like to live in one side and rent the other.

This used to be a run down area. However, since the City of Rancho Cordova has been incorporated, they’ve really made a difference because of stricter code enforcement in rental areas like the one this property is located in.

The Folsom Cordora School District has also upgraded the Cordova Villa Elementary School which is just up the street.

Our Property Management Company, Haven Properties has managed this property since the owner’s acquisition and can provide the history of income and expenses to show this is a great investment.

Click Here to get the info on this property which includes, some video (including a video narrated by Terry Bradshaw)  and the cash flow figures.

In the mean time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

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

If You Are a Landlord – Some Good News For You

Rents in this area are up

 

However, if you have been a regular visitor to this blog site, you already know this.   When ever we get a vacant rental, it’s very rare that our 3d House (XXL)Property Management Company will re-rent it at the same rate when it was given back to us at move out.

In addition, when renters elect to “re-up” a lease at the end of their term, we generally raise the rent some because the market will allow us to.

Along with the increase in the amount of rents landlords can charge, we’re also seeing some of the other costs associated with running a unit being transferred to the tenant.    Most notably some of the city and county utility charges, such as Water, Sewer and Garbage fees.

This is especially true for owners of Single Family Homes/Condos and Duplex units in this area.   It’s rare that we have much,  if any,  objection when we have included theses charges in a new tenant’s lease.   On occasion instead of raising the rent on some units at lease renewal, we’ve adjusted the new lease to include some or all of those utilities.

Here’s a HousingWire.com article with a survey of rental rate increases in the largest markets Zillow covers in the US.    While I’m writing this I’m listening to a morning radio talk show out of the Bay Area and guess what the topic is…?  Yes high rents and how people are driving long distances to get to work.

In conclusion it’s better to be on the Landlord side right now and if you have been thinking of getting your first rental, trust me you’ll have no problem finding a good tenant these days.

 

In the Mean Time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

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

 

 

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If you thinking of Buying, Selling or Investing, give me a call and let me show you how to get the most $$$ for your Home or Investment.     Call me at 916-203-1260 or by email at:   favinger@rwnetwork.com

In the mean time…?    Make it a Great Day…!

 

Are You an Apartment Investor…? You’re not alone…!

Rents are going up… Prices are going up..

This news hasn’t reached a lot of people yet, but apartments seem to be the next big thing.   The reason, as most pronosticators in real estate will tell you. is that the Millennials have not decided yet to get into the “home buying” mode.

Instead they are opting to rent.   They like areas such as Sacramento’s Midtown area which has an eclectic atmosphere that not only includes apartments but also restaurants, coffee shops, bars, night clubs and of course a close proximity to lots of jobs in downtown.   Don’t forget we have the new sports arena currently under construction there. http://livinginurbansac.blogspot.com/2012/08/finished-la-valentina-project.html

In addition since the great recession around the area I live, Folsom, Ca, they are just now starting work at catching up in the demand for new housing.   As you can surmise, affordable rental housing is a hot item pretty much across the board.

I know in our Property Management business, we rented out a single family home in Empire Ranch within a day or so of it hitting the market.   Another example to share with you is we recently represented a small investor that purchased a Duplex through us. He immediately raised the rent on one side from $800 to a $1,000 and the other from $1075 to $1175.

Below, to make my point, are some recent articles from various sources.  By the way.. click on the picture above here to catch some photos of some nice projects in Sacramento.

Region’s biggest apartment complex changes hands for reported $62M – Sacramento Business Journal

Investors Keep Piling into Aparments –National Real Estate Investor

Sacramento region leads nation in apartment occupancy increase – Sacramento Business Journal

You’ll notice in some of those articles that these investors intend to fix these up and “drive rents”.   If you’re a small investors, say Duplexes, Four-Plexes or small Apartment complexes, please take note because those dynamics work for you too.

Let me know what you think and in the mean time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

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

 

Folsom Sales Figures – Still Holding Steady…!

Costs Per Sq. Ft & Days on Market haven’t changed much.

I know people are interested in figures and graphs so I thought I’d put this update here. I have a couple of graphs here the one directly below shows the List Price/Sales Price Ratio and the Average “Days on Market”.   It clearly shows that the market has remained pretty steady with a notable big pick up last June and a bit of a slow down after, which has remained largely the same since. It will be interesting to see what happens the rest of the year now that rates are down some. Days on Market & List Price Sales Price Ratio This graph below shows the average “costs per sq. ft.”  has also remained pretty steady.   While there’s been a little swing up or down, nothing major.   TGChartImage (4) - Copy

Are you curious what your home might be worth and would like a quick answer to a “ball park” number…?  Get a glance and see what you might get by CLICKING HERE.

 

In the mean time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

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

Do You Want To Know The Reason I am Bullish On Folsom and Sacramento Real Estate..?

It’s All About “Affordability”…!

 

I want to pass on the numbers of the recent report provided by the California Association of Realtors regarding the 2nd quarter “affordability index”.affordabilty index

Click Here for the 1st Time Buyer’s Affordability index data and you’ll see we have a healthy market and that should be around for a while yet.   The reason I’m confident of about the future market is the history of this index to the market.

When I moved to Folsom from Santa Clara County (Silicon Valley) back in October of 1989, the Affordabilty Index was a lot different.    If you look below here you’ll see the Traditional Affordability Index back then.  This index is based upon a buyer with a 20% down payment for the “median priced” home.

Area/Region 1989

California      23%

Sacramento  40%

Santa Clara   19%

As you can see above,  when I moved to Folsom 40% of the folks living here at the time could afford to buy the median priced home, compared to only 19% in Santa Clara County.    The point of all this…?  There was a bust in Real Estate shortly after in late 1990 and 1991 that lasted a couple of years.   The same thing occurred in late 2005 and early 2006 when we saw the Affordability Index drop big time because of price appreciation.

Today, you’ll note,  from the 1st time buyer’s index above, affordability is really not a problem right now is it…?  Therefore, you’d think with all things being equal,  we’ll have a decent real estate market for a while before we have some kind of correction.

Things could change of course, interest rates going up or other economic factors out of our control, but overall…?   I think we’re in for a couple of good years.

In the mean time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

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