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Duplex Market Still Strong – Low Inventory – Prices Continue Up

Even Fixers Get Multiple Offers..! Just Not Top Dollar..!

I haven’t written an article in a while and thought I’d get back in here and update those of you that follow this blog from time to time

RE-SALE SACRAMENTO AREA DUPLEXES

Duplex sales in the Sacramento Region are still pretty healthy with rising prices and rising rents because of a Strong Economy.

Mistakes I See Sellers Make:

The biggest mistake I see some Duplex Sellers now on the market, is thinking an “as is” sale of a property that has a lot of “deferred maintenance” will sell for just about what a “Fixed Up” property will bring in.Duplexes - 1

Another mistake,  besides not maintaining the property, would be an existing unit Rents far below the market.  The reason usually given is “they are long term tenants”.  This reason ignores the fact when they go to Sell the Duplex, a new owner is going to have to deal with tenants receiving large rent increases.

Why to Avoid Those Mistakes:

Because they haven’t raised the rents during the long term tenancies, these tenants know they have a good deal and never report much in the way of needed repairs and since they always pay the rent on time,  the Seller hasn’t been by the property or maintained it unless it was an emergency.

Because the rents were so low, there was no incentive for the owner to make any upgrades to or any effort to enhance/upgrade.   Most of the time they only made repairs after a complaint.

Example of what I’m talking about:

I’m in escrow now on a Fair Oaks duplex where the HVAC unit will have to be repaired to the tune of $2,000 because the unit hasn’t been serviced in years.  What’s more… Even with this fix, there’s no guarantee and the contractor said you’d be better off getting a new unit.  Had it been maintained and serviced on a regular basis, the unit would have had more potential life and not become an issue in the Sale Escrow.

So the Bottom Line…? 

Prices are going up for sure and if you want top dollar for your investment, you should take an honest look at it and if repairs/upgrades are warranted, do them.  When you then raise the rent, you’ll see most tenants will put up with it because you have maintained it and they are proud to live there.

When you have maintained the Property and maintained Rents at Current Market, you are using the “prudent investor standards”.

By the way… Have you heard Interest Rates are coming down….?

If you’re thinking of Selling or Investing in the area, please give me a call at 916.203.1260.   I’ll actually answer the phone.. Texts will work also.

In the Mean Time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

 

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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

 

 

Residential Investors Get Better Returns with Sacramento Duplexes.

Maybe the Sacramento Area is the “Next Big Thing” for Residential Investing.

I’ve always liked Sacramento Duplexes because I know you get a better return on your investment.   If you didn’t know the rental investment market is pretty strong right now.

I got this article from BIZNOW and thought I’d share it.   If you’re a Residential Real Estate investor with concerns about keeping your residential investment occupied with good paying tenants, when you read this article you’ll have a better idea of how long the “renting trend” might last.

CLICK HERE FOR THAT ARTICLE

As I said earlier, I like Sacramento Duplexes as an Investment because they have the amenities for the most part that Single Family Homes have but give you a better return on your investment.

We’ve recently closed several Duplex deals with no problem raising rents up to market for better returns without too much in the way of additional fix up/upgrade expense,  although there will always be some.

Click here for the Street View of a Duplex we recently closed escrow on.   Each side is a 2 bedroom 1 bath with a one car garage.   The right side rented at $900 and the left side was Vacant.   The new Owner did do some landscape work in the rear yard by adding a 12×12 paver patio to add some extra “Utility Value”.   This small enhancement creates more living area to enjoy the back yard.

The roll up garage door did not have an opener and there was no dishwasher included either.  The tenant had to bring in their own refrigerator as well and furthermore has to maintain the front and back yard landscaping as part of the deal.   This Duplex unit did have Central Heat and Air though so we were able to lease it up for $1,150.00 to a well qualified renter.

If you’re thinking of Investing in the Sacrament area please contact me today.   We’ll help find the right investment for you and we can provide 2nd to none Property Management.

In the Mean Time…

Makt it a Great Day…!

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