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Sacramento & Rancho Cordova Duplex Investors – Heads Up…!

The Way You Manage Your Duplex Will Determine The Rent Return & Appreciation Down The Line

Over the years since I’ve been writing here,  I’ve discussed Investing in Sacramento Duplexes for sale.  Other areas with great potential are Citrus Heights, Carmichael and Rancho Cordova with a lot of neighborhoods of Duplexes that come up for sale from time to time.

While in many respects Duplexes have the same amenities as a Single Family home, they are for the most part properties occupied by “non-owners” called Tenants.

An Investment Property like a Duplex has to be managed correctly to get the most value out of your investment in the form of higher rents and of course at re-sale increased appreciation.

I’ve got a little slide show that I would like to share with you.   This is one of my pet peeves – the lack of proper management and allowing Tenants to do what they want with your Investment.

What is my pet peeve…?   Parked cars on the front yard grass.    See below.

 

What do you think…?

If you are thinking of buying a Duplex in the Sacramento Area, think about managing it as well.   Good management will make you money.     Check out our Property Management Company.

 

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

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

 

Sacramento Duplexes for Sale – Sometimes They Need a Make Over…

Don’t Be Afraid to Invest in Fixing Them Up.

I know some investors, especially new investors, would like to purchase a Duplex for sale here in the Sacramento area but get discouraged and hesitant after they’ve seen a few of them.    The reason it seems, is they need a lot of work to bring them up to a decent condition because most of them are over 30 years old.

There are those Sellers that have done very little, if anything, to improve them much less keep up with the ongoing maintenance.   This isn’t always the case but it’s pretty common.

Those Sacramento Duplexes for sale that are updated/upgraded get top dollar with multiple offers in most cases.    People forget that construction just about stopped completely in 2008 and continued up until just recently when builders finally ramped up construction of new homes.

What they haven’t built here in large numbers for many years are “Duplexes”.

Since they haven’t I believe there’s a major opportunity for the smart investor.  It’s true even if you are a beginner in Residential Rental Real Estate such as Duplexes.   Why…?   Because Rents are on the rise with the increase in population and not enough housing stock.

There are many good deals out there in my opinion but you have to also be willing to update/upgrade a unit to make it work.   These are long term investments and my advice is to fix them up.

I have a great example here for your review.    We recently closed a Duplex deal at 10823-10825 Alicante, Rancho Cordova.   We kept the tenant on the left side, cleaned up and enhanced their landscaping front and back to add some utility value.  We did raise their rent about $200 more per month because they were not at market.

On the right side…?   Well we did a “make over”.

Below I have two videos that I did for the owner who contracted with one of our vendors to fix up the right side.   One is a “before” video and the other one is the “after”

The first one shows how it looked before… I am narrating and describing what I’m suggesting he do to get it rent ready.

Below is what it looked like BEFORE….

 

Below is what it looked like AFTER…

 

Let me know what you think.   We had a duplex close escrow just around the corner for $320,000 and it was in worse condition than this one here.

If you are hesitant about purchasing a property that needs work and you live out of the area…?  If you purchase through me, I’ll help you run the project at no extra cost and send you updated videos as the progress occurs.

We then will also manage your investment through our Property Management Company, Haven Properties.   We’re just a telephone call or text message away from helping you find the right investment.

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

 

 

 

Sacramento Cash Flow Opportunities – 6 units For Sale

Two Tri-Plexes side by side

Have you been looking for Real Estate Investment opportunities that actually pencils out…?  We’ve got 2 “bread and butter” tri-plexes that give a pretty decent cash flow that includes Property Management.   The owner is retiring and now wants these sold.

The Ziggurat Building in the city of West Sacr...

The Ziggurat Building in the city of West Sacramento,

If you are in the market looking for a Residential Investment in a growing economy of Sacramento, stop here because these might be what you’re looking for.

They were listed by Sharon Kulbacki from our office last week and she’s provided some information here.

You can contact her at 916-705-5715.

Click Here for Pictures & Information regarding 3629 Altos, Sacramento 

Click Here for Pictures & Information regarding 3625 Altos, Sacramento

We have the proforma cash flow figures here below.

Click here for 3629 Altos Cash Flow figures 

Click here for 2625 Altos Cash flow figures.

Take a swing by these units but do not disturb the tenants.

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

 

Back Yard Landscaping is Important in a Rental – Don’t Overlook It…!

Check out this graphic from the California Association of Realtors.

Back Yard Landscaping is important because some of these people also rent as well.   While this graphic applies to Home Buyers, trust me as a property manager and investor with 35 years of experience, don’t ignore the back yard for your renters.

A back yard with patios and landscaping is a cheap addition to “living space”.   With the great weather we have here, it makes sense to give the people who rent from you more value don’t you think…?

So if you want more money from your rental investment, fix up the back yard and watch how much your tenants appreciate it because they will pay you back with higher rents.

Click here for a picture of the back yard landscaping of a Duplex we manage for an investor that took our advice.    In a few more years the shrubs around this  yard will provide a lot more shade, privacy and of course more value if they ever decide to sell.

That is because they get more rent then other properties like this that do not have this upgrade.

Let me know what you think.

 

one cool thing yards

 

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Ed Favinger, Broker CRS, GRI, SFR, CDPE

A New Sacramento Area Duplex for Sale – 1st Day on the Market

Duplex for Sale in Rancho Cordova – The “sleeper area” for Residential Investment.

 

We’ve just listed for sale a Duplex located at 2740-2742 Don Juan, Rancho Cordova.

Both units have central heat and air, 1 car garages with laundry hook ups in the garage.   One side is a 2 bedroom 2 bath unit and the other is a 2 bedroom 1 bath unit.   The 2 bedroom 2 bath unit has a fireplace.

This property is in a nice area of Rancho Cordova and along this street are mostly single family homes.   20170828_155708There’s a well maintained gated apartment complex adjoining this property.

Click Here for a proforma cash flow analysis.   Rents for a 2 bedroom 2 bath unit should rent for up to $1,350 and a 2 bedroom 1 bath unit is at $1,200.

Call me at 916-203-1260 for more information about this property or any other residential investment in the area.

We also do Property Management, so if you are a new investor, call us and we’ll let you know what we can do for you.

In the mean time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

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

 

 

Sacramento Duplexes for Sale Prices Going Up & So Are the Rents

A Fair Oaks Duplex Fixed Up Gets Multiple Offers

While I specialize and look for Sacramento Duplexes for sale all the time, I  have taken notice  now for a while  there is a thirst in this market for Sacramento Area Duplexes in great areas like Fair Oaks that are fixed up and renovated.

Not only do you get top dollar when you sell, you can place a new tenant in the units at much higher than their past history.

Case in point is the Duplex you see below.    I got a “google street view” of the property taken last year that is embedded here so  you’ll be able to zoom in and check out the neighborhood if you want to.

Looks like the roof might have had some issues and they fenced it off for security purposes while they made their repairs.

It consists of a 3 bedroom/2 bath/2 car garage on one side and a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom/1 car garage on the other.  It Listed at $399,000.

There are only a couple of pictures of the property in the MLS which is a shame,  but you can see they did fix up a kitchen pretty nicely.

If you click here you’ll get an MLS flyer that shows some of the information about it.

This property came on the market about 3 days ago, had 5 offers and is now a Pending Sale.

If you are thinking of Buying or Selling a Sacramento Duplex, Four-Plex, a small Apartment complex or even a Single Family Rental, please call or “text” me today at 916-203-1260 or drop me an email at: favinger@rwnetwork.com

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

 

 

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.

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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.

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

 

Do You Think The Curb Appeal of This Duplex is a Plus or a Minus…?

Would you put this on the market the way it looks now…?   Would a Tenant Pay More to Live There…?

I just had to pass this on to those folks that are thinking of buying a Residential Investment, such as a Duplex, a Four-Plex or an apartment complex or even a Single Family Home.

People will make an instant judgement about a Duplex for Sale just about as soon as they pull up to the curb.

This Duplex I’m profiling here today is located at 2719 & 2721 Bravado Drive, Rancho Cordova.  Despite it’s poor curb appeal, it’s on a corner lot that backs up to one of our other Investors who have been outstanding in helping create a nicer neighborhood.

In this slide show, we’ll show you the “subject property” and then you’ll see the other units our Property Management company currently maintains.

This Duplex closed escrow back in December of 2013 at a sales price of $161,000.   The new owner hadn’t done much if anything since he’s had it but,  now wants absolute top dollar.    His rents currently are at $900 and $850 per month and they should be at $1,000.

Generally in my opinion, I think investors who skimp on curb appeal and landscaping are leaving dollars on the table in returns they would otherwise have received.   Not only in a higher sales price, but higher rents during their ownership as well.

Tenants will pay more for a nice pad.    Let’s see if he gets his price because I think it’s worth no more than about $245,000.

CLICK HERE for a proforma cash flow analysis.  It’s really ugly in front but just needs some TLC…..    So, overall,  I think this could be a nice investment given that the surrounding properties have a lot more “pride of ownership” then this owner and it won’t really take that much to bring it up to par with the neighbors.

 

Let me know what you think.

In the mean time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

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