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Sacramento Duplex Market – Is It Dead…?

Duplex Market Is Active… Just Not As Much As it Was Before

Yes the Real State Market is a little slow but for those of you that are thinking of jumping into the Residential Income Property arena and thinking of buying a Sacramento Duplex,  I’m happy that you stopped by and took a minute to check this out.

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything on this site but going forward I’ll be doing more and more here.

Effects of Rent Control and Covid-19

You may or may not be aware that we now have Statewide Rent Control from the passage of AB1482 last year which came into effect January 1, 2020.    Last year, the City of Sacramento also passed a Rent Control law that included a Rent Control board.

The result is they’ve capped the annual rent increase to no more than 5% + the local CPI which was 3.3%.   They also  included some tenant protections such as “just cause eviction” standards.

So we start things off the year with Rent Control and then the “Declaration – State of Emergency”.  All evictions were stopped until the end of the declaration.

Not only that, but in Sacramento County the courts aren’t going to start any court proceedings for evictions for at least 60 days after the declaration is lifted.

Some Sales Data to Look at.

In spite of the somewhat negative news above, I did a little research to show you what sales have been like.    I don’t see a lot of movement in price changes from List Price to Sales Price and I notice the Gross Rate Multi-plyer has an average of 14 for Active, Pending & Sold/Closed Transactions.

The Sales Data below is from March 15th until May 7th and includes the Zip Codes that I work primarily in which are: 95608, 95610, 95621, 95628, 95630, 95825, 95826, 95841, 95827    .

Total Active for sale now  –  25
Avg List Price    –  $498,238
Avg Days on Market     –        34
Avg Gross Rate Multi-plyer -14

Total Closed Sales       –          15
Avg List Price    –  $480,527
Avg Sales Price  –  $478,027
Avg Gross Rate Multi-plyer 14.2
Avg Days on Market           –  19
Avg # of Offers Per Duplex – 4.5

Total Pending Sales         6
Avg List Price     –   $427,983
Avg Days on Market        –     17
Avg Gross Rate Multi-plyer 14
Avg # of Offers Per Duplex  – 2

I’ll have another post in the next day or so regarding what to look for in the current market to get the most out of your investment.   Some of the inventory out there now is a little high given the amount of rent you’re able to receive if they have current tenants.

In the Mean Time…?

Make it a Great Day

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

 

 

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Tenants Have to Follow the Rules or a Termination of Tenancy Could Occur

When Given a Notice to Enter to Make Repairs… Be Available

We recently had the occasion of having to serve a tenant on more than one occasion to allow a Plumbing company entry into his unit to make a repair on a water leak that the tenant originally called in.

The plumbing company made more than a few attempts to get into the unit, but the tenant was never fully cooperative. Plumbing companies and other vendors we use can not always make an “on time” appointment. They will do their best but a lot of times they will have a “window” of time.   For example, “well be there between 9-11”.

Personally I agree with the tenant that if they use a window, it means they have to be there a 9 but the vendor may not show up until 10:30.  However,  that is the environment we live in and while it’s sometimes inconvenient we have to get the repair completed.

When the tenant stood us up again, we gave him a 48 hour notice to enter.

On the day we were supposed to enter, we get there with a copy of the keys just in case the tenant wasn’t home which,  in this case he wasn’t,  although he said he would be.

Here’s a list of the violations of his lease.

  • The Keys We Had Don’t Work – Tenant Changed the Locks
    If you didn’t know, as a Tenant you are allowed to change the locks on your door, BUT, you have to give a copy of those new keys to the Property Manager/Landlord in case they need access,  as was this case. Since the tenant wasn’t there and would not be available, we had to drill out the key and replace the lock.
  • The Tenant had “unauthorized” pets in his unit !
    After we get into the unit we find the tenant has dogs that he never told us about and was not authorized to have.
 So What Can Happen To a Tenant in a Case Like This..? 

The Tenant is going to be given a bill for the replacement of the lock since he didn’t give us a copy.  He also had dogs and never told us or got authorization so he getting a Termination Notice.

The new Statewide Rent Control Law does not come into effect until January 1, 2020, so his “termination of tenancy” doesn’t require any reason for the termination.   This was a tool that made it easier for Landlords to get rid of Tenants who don’t follow the rules.

So the advice I’d give you if you going to be a renter is, please follow the rules.   Most property managers don’t like kicking people out of their homes, but if you don’t follow the rules that is what could happen to you.

If you are an Owner/Investor looking for Property Management Services, please check us out at Haven Properties, Property Management Services 2nd to None.

 

In the Mean Time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

Ed Favinger, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR

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Bread and Butter Sacramento Duplex for Sale

Your Basic Sacramento Duplex for Sale.

You’ve got to check out the Duplex for Sale at 7312-7314 Arleta Court in Sacramento we just listed a couple of days ago.

It’s on a nice Leafy green Cul-de-Sac location with other like kind duplexes.

CLICK HERE for a link to get Cash Flow Figures, Rental Survey and more pictures of the property and the surrounding street.

If this Sacramento Duplex interests you, please call or send a text to me at 916.203.1260.   You can also send an email to:   favinger@rwnetwork.com

In the Mean Time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

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

 

Sacramento Duplexes – A Good Buy for Long Term Cash Flow…!

Sacramento Duplex Prices Are Steady & Rents Are Good…!

With the annual rate of appreciation of Real Estate prices in the Sacramento area generally slowing down a bit buying a Duplex here might be a little easier with fewer multiple offers.

20140905_144808Don’t get me wrong if you have been looking for an Investment like a Sacramento Duplex there are still multiple offers occurring.

That is especially true if the Duplex has been well maintained with good curb appeal and a great tenant profile paying close to or at Market Rents.

Those Duplexes that have some deferred maintenance issues and below market rents will take a little longer to sell if they are not priced correctly to make up for their deficiencies.

Here’s some quick statistics for you regards closed sales from January 1, 2019 to Date, February 12th.

Average Average   Pct of
List Price Sales Price List Price
 $  371,088  $   365,641 98.5%

As you can see it looks like prices have stabilized somewhat, but the rents are still going up.   Maybe now is the time to make a move into Buying a Sacramento Duplex.

If you’re thinking of investing in Sacramento Duplexex, maybe a Four-Plex or even a small Apartment complex please drop me an email note at favinger@rwnetwork.com or call/text me at 916.203.1260.

By the way… We do Property Management as well.

In the Mean Time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

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

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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.

In the Mean time…?

Make it a Great Day…

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thinking of Buying a Rental Property – Good News Here About Rising Rents

It’s a “Landlord’s Market”…!

Bisnow.com has the Sacramento Area at #2 Fasting Risings Rents.

Now, if you haven’t heard this before in other media & news outlets such as the Sacramento Business Journal article they wrote a few days ago or maybe you’ve not seen this article from a few months back about rental rates in the country in general,  you might think this is something going that is new.  Well, its not new to us.

Folks, anytime you see something in the mainstream media such as the news paper or TV regarding anything to do with real estate, trust me, it’s old news.

That’s because anyone in real estate who is involved in Investment Real Estate or Property Management will tell you it’s old news and has been for a while.

Let me give you an idea of what it’s like out there now.   In Folsom, where our office is and also where I live… I tell people all the time about the rental market this way.  “If you are a Renter, you almost have to know somebody inside to find a decent rental to get into.

So bottom line is if you are thinking of buying a Duplex, Four-Plex, an Apartment complex or even a single family home or condo, you’ll be able to rent it today for top dollar.

We specialize in the Sales and Management of Residential Income Property so let us show you how to make the most $$$ out of your investment.

In the mean time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

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

 

Twin Pines Apartments – Rancho Cordova – Twelve Units – A Sleeper Investment

Across the street from the new Folsom Lake College Extension.

If you have been looking for a small apartment complex with “upside” I think you might have found it here.

This one has a mix of (8) 2 bedroom 1 bath & (4) 1 bedroom 1 bath apartment units.   All have dishwashers, gas stoves, patios/decks, central heat/air and lots of off street parking.   I do have an estimate for “covered parking” to be installed, which I think would be a big improvement and allow for an increase in rental rates.

The Owners have recently painted the exterior, made el caprice #1updates to the roof, replaced the site’s water heater and completed a lot of dry rot and satisfied all of the City of Rancho Cordova code enforcement issues.

The tenant profile has been upgraded as well.

CLICK HERE TO GET A SLIDE SHOW OF PICTURES THAT INCLUDE THE COLLEGE ACROSS THE STREET

You can also get a copy of the Cash Flow Figures here.

If you take a drive to see this you’ll see that the college is almost done.   They are putting in the landscaping and the parking lot across the street is just about completed as well.

You’ll also notice a pretty good sized open area that has some additional potential and is part of the “Mather Mills Opporunity Site”.  The Twin Pines Apartments are across the street as you can see in the aerial shot that is bounded by yellow.    Click on the link below to get more information.

el caprice aerial view

 

The Mather Mills Opportunity Site

 

 

If you have any questions regards this Apartment Complex or any other apartments, duplexes or four-plexes for sale, contact me anytime at:   916-203-1260, favinger@rwnetwork.com

In the mean time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

 

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