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Sacramento Rent Control is here & Statewide – What Are the Rules..?

California Apartment Association Has an Overview

 

Well it’s sad to say, but we’ve entered the area of State Wide Rent Control with the recent passage of AB1482 that was signed into law a couple of days ago by the Governor.

While this law could have been worse, it’s still takes away many protections for Landlords/Investors because they will not be able to easily raise rents to market rates or evict tenants that might pay the rent, but are disruptive to an apartment complex or not following the rules regarding care of their unit.

The real problem is the lack of affordable housing that is caused by the ever increasing regulations and barriers put up by governments, state and local.

I guess one good thing is there is no “enforcement mechanism” in place with this new State law, such as a “rent control board” that was created by the City of Sacramento.  By the way, that Rent Control Board will be funded by Landlords with another Annual Assessment.   So if a tenant has a dispute with you and at the same time owes rent to a Landlord, that tenant can easily get a Rent Control committee to hold a hearing delaying any kind of enforcement.

The rules, procedures and assessment amounts from the City of Sacramento Rent Control Board haven’t been published as far as I know.   So stay tuned and if you’re thinking of buying an investment property there or anywhere else in the State of California, you’ve got to be aware of the new law’s impacts.

You can still make money with investment real estate, but you’ll have to learn the new rules.

Managing a rental will probably be made a little more time consuming so why not hire a Property Manager.   A good one will help make you money and keep you out of trouble.

Check us out at Haven Properties, 916.990.0770 or call me anytime at 916.203.1260 if you have questions regarding Rent Control, the Rental Market or Residential Investment Sales.

Click Here for the INDUSTRY INSIGHTS prepared by the California Apartment Association.

 

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Ed Favinger, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR   916.203.1260

 

 

Multi-Family Residential a Favorite for Investors

Late Cycle Real Estate Investing Strong

I thought I’d share an article from Bisnow.com.   You can subscribe I think for free and they will send you information to your inbox with Real Estate and other business news.

The reason I thought I’d share this is because many people I talk to,  including other Real Estate professionals, have the feeling the Real Estate Market is slowing down.Late cycle investing Bulls and Bears

However, the BisNow article points out the trends just before the great recession and the trends of today, especially when it comes to Multi-Family Residential,  are much different.

I share the optimism of the writer of the article because it applies to all residential income properties in this area at least, in my opinion.  Those types of properties include Single Family Homes, Duplexes, Four-Pelxes and Apartments.

They just can’t build enough units but they are trying.

Click here for the BisNow article.

Click here for a local Sacramento Business Journal Article regarding new construction of Apartments in the Region.

So if you’re on the fence about Investing in a Duplex, a Four-Plex, a Single Family Rental or an Apartment complex, please contact me today at 916.203.1260 or drop a note my way via email at: favinger@rwnetwork.com

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Ed Favinger, Broker

 

Rents Are Up In a Good Market and are Up in Down Market..!

You’d think the opposite would be true but it’s not.

It’s amazing  when you think about it, but after watching the video that I’m going to post below, I realized these guys are right.

When the Real Estate Sales market is “hot” rents go up.   But, even in a down turn, the rent rates still go up.

Messrs Brian Stevens and Frank Garay are a couple of loan guys that do a lot of video updates about the Real Estate Loan market, Real Estate Sales and about some of the “inside baseball” stuff for those of us in the business.

Our Property Management company is now leasing up Units in Apartment complexes, Duplexes and Single Family Homes for record high rental amounts and many times with “multiple applications”.

So after taking a peek at their video that I got today,  I thought I’d share it with you because their conclusion about rents going up in good and bad markets is something I had not thought of.

You can skip the beginning of the video if you want to and go to the 3.43 minute mark to see their presentation that includes an interesting graph to make their point.

If you are thinking of Investing in a Residential Rental property such as a Duplex or a Four-Plex, a Small Apartment complex or even a Single Family home….?

Then, call me at 916-203-1260 or drop a note my way at favinger@rwnetwork.com.

I’ll bring you up to speed on our local market with comparable sales information and also what you can expect to earn in rents.

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Ed Favinger, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, CDPE        favinger@rwnetwork.com

 

Sacramento Duplexes for Sale – They Are Still a Good Buy…!

Prices Are Up But So Are Rents…!

If you have been following the Real Estate market when it comes to Duplexes you may have noticed the prices to get into one are up from just a year ago.

Available Sacramento Duplexes for sale in decent areas are scarce.   Furthermore what is out there now for sale do not seem to be in the best of condition with some deferred maintenance on many of them.

I think those owners just want out of the business and now is a good time.

I’ve profiled a few duplexes here that I think will make decent Cash Flow Investments especially if you keep in mind that real estate has always been a long-term situation.

The following 1st two profiles are on Salmon Falls Drive.   We manage a Duplex with the exact configuration located at 9074-9076 Salmon Falls Drive which is next door and across the street from these two… so we know this area.

You will notice when you see the cash flow figures I have two projections, one at the current rents and one at market.

I think many a Seller make the mistake of keeping rents low to avoid vacancies, but when they got to sell, it’s  up to the Buyer and new owner to increase the rents.

9070-9072 Salmon Falls Drive, Sacramento – Listed at $365,000 – 3 bedrooms 2 bath units on each side.  CLICK HERE for a Pro-forma Cash Flow analysis.

9075-9077 Salmon Falls Drive, Sacramento – Listed at $354,900 –  3 bedrooms 2 bath units on each side. CLICK HERE for a Pro-forma Cash Flow  analysis.

Below is a short video tour of the neighborhood where I show you what it looks like.   We manage 3 more Duplexes on the cross street of Tuolumne with recent “move-ins” at $1,400 per month.

 

Now…. After seeing the above numbers if you are from the Bay Area, you should easily see how good an investment Sacramento Duplexes are.

Of course you have to have the right Property Management and we do that as well.

Call or Text me, Ed Favinger at 916-203-1260 or send me an email at favinger@rwnetwork.com and we’ll help you find the right investment for you.

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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

 

 

 

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.

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

 

 

Sacramento Rental Rate Increases Highest In California…

Surrounding Suburbs, Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Roseville Affected too.

We’ve been experiencing Rental Rate Increases for a long time here in the Sacramento Region.  This includes not only Sacramento, but the surrounding communities as well, such as Elk Grove, Roseville, Woodland, Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Lincoln, Fair Oaks, and Carmichael to name a few.

The Sacramento Bee has a story today regarding Rent Rate Increases.  They are primarily talking about the Downtown/Midtown area which has experienced a “renaissance” because of the development in and around the Golden One Center.

Sacramento Rent Increase Rates Highest in the State of California

Sacramento Rent Increase Rates Highest in the State of California

The Sacramento Midtown Area has been very popular with the younger generation and some seniors because of the proximity to jobs, entertainment and restaurants.

As I have said in the past you almost have to “know somebody inside” to be able to get a decent rental these days.

To give you an idea of how strong the rental market is, we seem to average about 5 applications for every property we advertise.

An example of what I am talking about…?  As of today, July 26, 2017, here’s a short list of a couple of Duplex apartments being advertised by our Property Management Company with pending applications we are processing now.

Note to Duplex Investors or for that matter, any Residential Real Estate Investors from Single Family Homes up to Apartment complexes.   You’ll have several applications to rent if you decide to invest in the Sacramento area.

Until they start to build more Apartments and Homes this trend will continue given the great economy we have going at this time.

If you’re thinking of buying/investing in the Sacramento area, please call me at 916-203-1260 or send me a note at favinger@rwnetwork.com and let me help you find the best deal out there today.

If you’re an owner now and thinking of selling, contact me and let’s take a look at your investment property.   I can help you get the most out of your investment with some ideas you might not have considered.

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

Sacramento Bank Owned Duplex For Sale – New On The Market…!

Sacramento Duplexes For Sale are Hot Now…

Hey check out this Sacramento Duplex for sale that just appeared on the market.   When I see a Bank Owned/REO foreclosure Duplex like this,  I know this one will be sold “as is” and that may concern some investors.

This Duplex does need some work, however it’s been updated some and I think it’s just been neglected.

I think you will find this Duplex will be a great investment if you’re looking to invest in the Sacramento Area.

I toured this today and have a Video below.

I also have a “Proforma Cash Flow Analysis” for your review of this Duplex by CLICKING HERE.

Let me know what you think.   We also manage a Duplex just down the street, so we know the area and the potential income you can get from this Bank Owned Duplex.

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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