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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.

 

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Ed Favinger, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR

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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

 

 

Rent Control Is Here in Sacramento & Soon Statewide

Get Your Rents Up To Market Now Before January 1, 2020 Because Rent Control is Here.

 

The State of California it looks like is about ready to implement a Statewide Rent Control Law that recently passed both house of the State Legislature and headed to Gavin Newsom’s desk.

According to the Sacramento Bee Article I have here for you, it won’t become law until 1/1/2020.

If you have not raised the rent in a long time my suggestion is to do it now and get it close enough to the current market rent as you can because after the 1st of the year you will be limited in what you can do.

In addition, the more onerous “just cause” eviction will now be a factor in cleaning up a property that needs to rid itself of uncooperative tenants that maybe laying waste to the property and intimidating neighbors.   In the past with situations like this, we’d only have to give a 30 or 60 day “termination of tenancy” notice which had no defense.  It could be for any reason at all.

We rarely ever used that tool, but it did come in handy when we had situations that our Property Management Company encountered from time to time.

CLICK HERE FOR THE SACRAMENTO BEE ARTICLE DATED  SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 09:48 AM 

Now if you think Rent Control is going to help, it’s not.  The people it’s meant to help won’t get it.

Related Articles

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATORS MADE A MESS OUT OF RENT CONTROL. THEY JUST DON’T KNOW IT YET | OPINION – Newsweek, Sept. 13, 2019

California embraces failed rent-control policies at the statewide level – Washington Examiner, Sept. 12, 2019

If you have more questions, please contact me at 916.203.1260 or drop a note at favinger@rwnetwork.com

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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

 

3d render image of houses with graph growing

Overflow of Multiple Tenant Applications Since the Start of the New Year.

If you are an investor in the Sacramento Residential Investment Market and have been actively looking for something to buy,  you know there’s been multiple offers presented on a lot of the inventory here.

The reason is simple… not enough supply.3d render image of houses with graph growing

While that is frustrating for some investors who are looking to get into the market because the economy here is good,  if you’re a renter….?

You’ll notice that rental rates have gone up for the very same reason and that you aren’t the only ones applying for the same place.

Our Property Management Company has experienced a serious up tick in rental applications on our available properties that started the day after January 1st.

Since  we specialize in  Sales & Management of Duplexes and Four-plexes for sale, Small Apartment buildings  and of course sales of Single Family Homes,  please call me at 916-203-1260 or drop a note my way at favinger@rwnetwork.com.

If you want to get into the Sacramento Residential Rental Market you could not pick a better time.

I’ll help find the right deal for you and since we manage these investments we know what income you can reasonably expect to get.

Maybe we can find something like the one below.

4 bedroom home in Natoma Station

184 Elkins Circle, Folsom – A nice 4 bedroom home in the Natoma Station Neighborhood

 

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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

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

 

Sacramento Apartment Market Projections – 2017

Just passing on an article and information I just received.

If you’re thinking of getting into the Multi-Family Housing market as an Investor and you’re new at it, I’m sure you’ve thought a lot and hopefully have done some research.   You can always contact me for more information and set up a time for a free consultation.

The Sacramento Apartment Market is one of the top 20 in the nation and is still affordable especially compared to some markets in the San Francisco Bay Area.

In our market we find it’s hard to find a 2 bedroom 1 bath apartment unit with lots of amenities for under $1,000 per month.

To get an idea of what we have for rent go to HavenRents.com and you’ll get a sense of what the prices are for various types of properties we currently have available.   You can also go to the “rentals page” here on this site.

I received and thought I’d share a 2017 market projection from CBRE, a large real estate investment company that works in Retail, Office, Industrial and of course Multi-family projects through out the the country.

CLICK HERE for that article and go to Page 31 for their “Multi-Family” projections.   I think you’ll appreciate their findings and conclusions.   It looks to me like the Sacramento Region’s Multi-Family market should remain strong.   I think this remains especially true in the smaller multi-family units, such as Duplexes, Four-Plexes or small apartment complexes.   Why…?  Because they haven’t built any in the last several years.   Sacramento Duplexes/Four-plexes for sale don’t stay on the market very long.

So if you have stumbled on this blog site and are thinking of investing in the Residential Real Estate Market in the Sacramento area please contact me at anytime.    We specialize in the Sales and Management of Single Family Homes, Duplexes, Tri-plexes, Four-plexes and small to medium sized apartment complexes.

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

 

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