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Update on Some Recent Duplexes, Four-Plexes & Homes That Have Been Profiled Here….

I’m Still Amazed At the Amount of Investor Interest There is for Duplexes.

 

Here’s a list of properties that I have profiled in the past.  Some in the last few weeks and others earlier in the year.  I wanted to make this update because I’ve been busy working with some folks that have failed to get an offer they have submitted approved.   That’s because of the competition for quality investments.   It’s a frustrating experience for Buyers.

You know,  while you might hear stories out there from the State and National Network News regarding the lousy economy, areas like the San Francisco Bay Area and the Sacramento Area along with the Coastal Areas of Southern California are doing a “robust” business when it comes to real estate.

“Multiple Offers” are the normal course off events when a new listing comes on the market.  I’ve written about it,  I think,  for well over a year now.  Others in my business have also expressed the same experiences.   There are areas of exception of course,  but I’m referring to, I guess, for lack of a better term, “the preferred” areas… the areas that I have been to the most and written about here.

I’ve also included some properties I may not have written about before as well.   The purpose behind this is to show you how much work many of them may or may not have needed to get into a “rent ready” condition.

So if you are out looking now for an investment property whether it’s a Duplex or a Four-Plex you’ll hopefully get an idea of what other investors have done and have been up against like you.

The Following Are Closed Transactions:

2358-60 Imran Court, 2bd/2ba/1car & a 2bd/1ba/1car – Listed at $180,000 – Was a Short Sale – closed escrow 11/20/2012 Sold for $180,000Click Here for the video   which was uploaded 1-8-2012.  The wait to close this short sale was worth it.  You can’t find a duplex like this for the price they closed it at.

6604 Summer Rain Way, Citrus Heights, 2 bed/1 ba each side – A “flip” that I thought was listed too high back in August at $214,888 – It finally closed just  a couple of days ago, Dec. 20th,  at $201,800.    Rents were only at $750 on one side – we manage a duplex just like this one just two doors away from here and get $950.    Here’s the video of the vacant side

Here’s some that just came on the market and are now “Pending Sales”

6535-37 Hazel, Orangevale, Ca, 3 bed/1ba each side – Was Listed at $179,900 but then lowered to $159,900, which made it a much better deal.  You’ll see why it didn’t sell for the higher price by going to the Video Here.

4341  Alsace Ct,  Fair Oaks, CA  95628   – Was Listed at $425,000 – Duplex with a 3 bedroom on one side located in an area of mostly single family homes.   This is an interesting property that would be perfect to live in one side and rent the other.  Let me know what you think of it after you see The Video Here

3107 – 3109 Laurelhurst, Rancho Cordova, 3 bedrooms/2 bath ea side – Bank Owned – Was Listed at $155,400.   An Investor I’m working with offered $171,000…. AND DID NOT GET IT..!  Check Out the Video

3283 Cambridge Road, Cameron Park, – Single Family Home that had been priced much higher at $309,900 but then lowered to $269,900.  I had a buyer make an offer but it was also not accepted because others had out bid us.  Click here for the Video and more.

I will have more examples coming later….  

In the Mean Time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

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

 

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A Bank Owned Home in Cameron Park – Been Sitting There A While Too…!!

That’s because they had it priced to high – they’ve just lowered the price to $269,900 and now it’s getting action.

I was out there today looking at this home for a client of mine and thought I’d share this video with you.   This one is located at 3283 Cambridge Road, in Cameron Park.   It’s just a few doors away from the Cameron Park recreational area and lake.   You could walk there to see the 4th of July fireworks show they put on every year.

If you are commuter to Folsom or the work centers along Highway 50…?   This would be a great spot to land after coming home.

At around 2,200 sq.ft., it’s got 4 bedrooms 2.5 baths a monster lot with plenty of room for your boat or RV.

I’ll let the video do the talking… 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

 

 

Have We Reached the Bottom and Starting the Crawl Back Up…?

This Article From Today’s Sacramento Bee – Just More Evidence It Has…

Sacramento area home sellers again walking away with cash

By Hudson Sangree and Phillip Reese

hsangree@sacbee.com

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Trying to find a Duplex for Sale…? You aren’t the only one…


It’s the Rush to Cash Flow….

 

 

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Sacramento Real Estate,  especially in the Duplex sales market, has seen a lot of activity and of course “multiple offers”.   And it always seems there’s more than one or two buyers interested in each one that comes up.

Lets talk about the latest one I’ve profiled.

3107-3109 Laurelhurst Drive, Rancho Cordova, Ca – 3 bedroom 2 baths, 1 car garage on each side.   Central Heat and Air of course and wood burning fireplaces.

Click here for a copy of a “pro-forma” cash flow analysis.

Click here for comparable sales information of Duplexes close by

 

By the way….  While I was there… a couple from Vacaville dropped by because their agent gave them the address check out.   They saw the door opened and decided to come in.   This one just came on the market yesterday.

So I know there’s at least two buyers looking at this one.

 

 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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Just Another Tale of Multiple Offers on a home in Empire Ranch of Folsom

 

This one hits the market on a Friday….

10 offers by Monday…!

 

 

A good friend of mine, Sharon Kulbacki who is a long time Real Estate Broker here in Folsom,  just listed a home in Empire Ranch for some past clients of hers.   This home is a short sale, so the wait to the final close of this sale will take a little longer than a “normal” sale or what we now call an “equity sale”.  The fact that it is a short sale no longer matters it seems.

She mentioned this home to me in a conversation so I  got out there last Saturday and took a peek because I do have folks looking for homes in this price range.   From the description she gave me I knew this one would sell pretty fast.

Take a peek at the short video of my quick walk through of her listing.    She warned me that she had scheduled several appointments through out the day last Saturday to show this home.   Sure enough, there were other Agents/Brokers going through the house at the same time I was because they had seen it on the MLS and brought their clients as well.   For this property…?   This was a busy day..!

As I have stated in previous articles here, the market is moving at a pretty good clip… I’d say fast.   This is not just related to the lower price ranges either.   This home was listed at $499,900.  Sharon had 10 offers and the one that got the deal was well north of the list price.    She won’t let me say how much it is pending for, but if this buyer does close the deal, it will be an “eye opener”.

 

Check out the Video Below.  Not my best work because I had to rush, but you’ll get the idea.

 

 

In the Mean Time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

Ed Favinger, Broker , CRS, GRI, SFR CDPE     916-203-12260        favinger@rwnetwork.com

 

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You Know the Market is Hot when the Sacramento Bee Reports It…

Several Recent Positive Stories & Now Even a Local TV Station is reporting on it too…!

Of course those of us in the Real Estate business have been talking about this for almost a year now.

Take a peek at some articles in the SacBee just in the last few days which kind of prove my point:

Here’s a story that the local NBC station, KCRA posted on line that was shown earlier today.
I wrote an article with some data that I posted regarding duplex sales about 10 days ago.
Below is a video walk through inspection I did on a property last Saturday in the Rosemont section of Sacramento for a Bay Area Investor.     We made an “as is” cash offer about $8,000 over list price but didn’t get it because we were out bid.   The listing agent said they had 13 offers on it.    This video will give you an idea of what’s out there.

 

Come back tomorrow because I’ll have a video of a Short Sale in Folsom that had 10 offers on it.

 

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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Some New Duplex & Four-Plex Listings Just Hit the Market… My Evaluation and Comments Below.

Let me know what you think..

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While I know that most of us are taking some time off for for Thanksgiving and getting ready for the Christmas holidays coming up, the sales of Residential Investment property in the Sacramento Region is still moving along.

I’ve been out and about looking at these properties to keep current with the market and came across a couple that I think are interesting.

Lets start with a couple of Duplexes first.

I think this Duplex is under priced even though it backs up to Madison.   They do say there is some needed fix up, but it can’t be all bad if they are both currently occupied.  I am of the opinion,  that if they were fixed up, the rents would also go up to compensate.   You don’t see these kinds of duplexes on the market all that often.

This is a nice neighborhood with single family homes across the street while on this side of the street is comprised of these larger duplexes that are perfect for the owner to live in one side.  The Video I took didn’t do the area justice.   This area consists of well manicured properties showing pride of ownership.

Click on the Address above for a video link.    Click here to get a “pro-forma” cash flow analysis.

Noisy street yea… You can’t move the street but inside though it’s quiet enough.   One unit is in need of a “big time” fix up so now would be the time to update it.  It does sit further away from the street and has more privacy with a good sized back yard.

You should be able to rent those units for $1,000 a month FIXED UP of course.  Orangevale is a pretty good rental area and inspite of the busy street there’s some folks out there that like a country feeling and I think this one kind of has it.

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Now for a couple of Four-Plexes.

Click on the address for a video. A Proforma Cash flow is here.  I’m pretty familiar with this area.   We manage a four plex up the street.  I would call this a “bread and butter” type of property.  This will cash flow, but you do have to manage it carefully.

Rents vary from $720 to $729 per unit with a Gross Annual Income of $34,776 according to the information provided by the listing agent.   For an estimate of what it would bring in just look at the cash flow estimates in the Tiara Way property above because the expenses aren’t going to vary much.    This one has already had an offer accepted but had since fallen out as of the date of this article.

Now might be the time to make a deal on this one.    Still shows active.

Finally… If you are an investor looking to jump into this market and have questions regarding any of the above properties or you are new to this area and want more information, please send a note or call me.

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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A Nice Looking Duplex – Nestled Among Single Family Homes

 

I Wish There Were More Like These on the Market because they are probably the most popular.  Check out the information and the video too…!

 

While out looking at Duplexes that have just come on the market the last few days,  I ran across this one.   I have a client that has purchased some property just around the corner from this property and others in the Rosemont Area.

This Duplex is located at 4001 and 4003 Westporter, Sacramento.    It’s got a configuration of 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and 1 car on each side.   The listing agent has the rents shown as $825.00 for each side but I know these would rent for more.    I think you could get at least $895.00 for each one even though they are smaller units than some of the duplexes we are currently renting not far away from here.

The reason is the location…!

For the Pro-Forma Cash flow figures CLICK HERE.

CLICK HERE FOR MY WALK THROUGH VIDEO

Let me know what you think of this one…   You’ll see that it doesn’t need much work.

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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Being a Landlord is Rewarding… But You’d Better Beware..!!!

This Property Came Back into the News Yesterday in the Sacramento Bee and it’s not a Happy Ending.

 

 

 

This article is basically an Update on the Story I wrote last year…  A Lesson In The Costs of Not Maintaining Your Rental Property

 

The final outcome was announced in yesterday’s “fish wrap”.

Take a minute and read the link above and then read the story from the Sacramento Bee.   The Headline below will give you a nice clue as to what happened.

Tenants win settlement over conditions at Rancho Cordova apartments

What happened to these former owners is that they “ignored” complaints from some of the tenants about Vermin, Mold and some Safety Issues.

When you are a Landlord, you can’t ignore problems like this.  In an apartment complex, a disgruntled tenant with a legitimate issue that is ignored will spread the word and all of a sudden, everyone will want to get on the bandwagon thinking there is a “big payday” at the end.

In this case this it what happened and it didn’t have to be.

I don’t care what kind of property you purchase, a single family home, a Duplex or even an Apartment complex these issues will come up from time to time.   Most of the time they are minor and can be mitigated if you act early and never ignore it.

 VERMIN… VERMIN…VERMIN…

Failure to remedy an infestation of vermin, such as rats/mice/bedbugs/roaches or mitigate water damage that will lead to a mold problem will cause you to be up against a Code Enforcement officer and might even lead to a nasty lawsuit that will cause you to lose your investment.

I’m not trying to scare you about investing  in Residential Real Estate… My goal here is to educate you so you can avoid this  kind of problem.   Failure to act will bring on another kind of vermin…  The “hungry” litigation Attorney. They love to sue landlords because they know there will be a big insurance payoff to them and maybe a little bit of $$ for the victimized tenant.  Just beware ok…?

Below are some articles I’ve picked up from the internet that will give you some insight as what these critters are and what they do.    Like I said, just be aware and never ignore them.

Meet the Critters Inside Your Mattress – Al Hofer’s South Florida Pest Blog

Vermin…Who is Responsible – From the UK blog – Property Management FAQ

 Top Dog Pest Control – Info and Links to California Landord Tenant Law Information

 Mold…Mold…Mold – Don’t Be Scared – just be informed – Regarding Obtaining Insurance for your property

 

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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A Bank Owned Home and A Duplex Profiled Here…

How Many Offers Will They get? And… How Many Will Be Cash ?

Who knows but it seems every home or duplex that I have taken a look at has had multiple offers.

The Sacramento Bee today comes out with another story in today’s paper about how “cash is king” in home shopping.

Anyone who has been in the Real Estate business as an Agent or Broker has known this for a while now.   If you are an Investor or Home Buyer that has been searching in this market to make a purchase in the last few months,  the SacBee story didn’t say anything new to you, did it..?

So let’s take a look at a couple of properties here that I’ve recently seen.   One is a single family home in Elk Grove that is next to a home that I listed last May at 2220 Yarnell Way.  By the way, we had 13 offers on it.  The other is a Duplex near the Carmichael Area.

The House – 2216 Yarnell Way, Elk Grove – a monster 3 bedroom 2.5 bath with a large bonus room that should be converted to a 4th bedroom if you are an investor looking to rent it out.   It’s listed at $225,000 and has 2600 sq ft of living space.   The listing agent said he’s not going to look at any offers until the 5th of September, so you have time.

Click here for the video walk through I did on Sept 1st.

The Duplex – 5208 – 5210 Shereen Court, Sacramento, Ca –  A large duplex with 3 bedrooms 2 baths & 2 car garage with a 2 bedroom 2 bath & 1 car garage that is listed at $259,000.   I personally think this is a little high but in this market who knows.   When I did the walk through I noticed a business card from another agent was left on the kitchen counter so I sent her a “text message” asking her for her opinion.   She also thought it was too high but did say her client was going to write an offer on it.

Click here for the video walk through of the Vacant Unit only.

Click here for a “pro-forma” cash flow analysis based upon the existing rents in the occupied unit & rents at $1,000 for the 2 bedroom 2 bath unit.

 Oh and by the way… These properties above just came on the market a few days ago.

 

Make it a Great Day…!

 

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

 

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