purchase rentals: Where to Buy? Another Important Question is What to Buy! - 10/29/08 11:54 AM
The answer: A single family home or duplex. While inventory of apartments and condominiums continues to be a problem for the rental market in that there are many to choose from, the same cannot be said of the single family home.
As property managers, the feedback we are getting from renters is practically unanimous- Give them a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom with a yard and garage. The supply of available vacant homes is not as high as one might expect, given that most banks are not choosing to rent out their REO's. Over time, as the market bottoms out and investors … (0 comments)

purchase rentals: Landlord's Learning Center: Tips for Finding the Right Property Manager in Sacramento, Roseville, Folsom... - 10/25/08 04:36 AM
Landlord's have many different ways of locating a property manager for their rental unit, so here are  few good tips if you are in the market to find a property manager. Feel free to ask any questions and check back periodically for more helpful property management advice:
1. Decide what kind of management style you prefer, up front. There are small, service based companies with 100 units or less, medium sized ones at 250-500 units, and giant ones with 1000 units or more.
2. Make your decision based on your own research, not on the amount of advertising dollars spent by … (0 comments)

purchase rentals: Which Property Management Company to Choose? A Few Tips on Finding the Right Sacramento Management Company. - 10/24/08 01:20 PM
Finding the right management company to look after your investment takes time and research. There are many companies out there, each with it's own philosophy on how things should be handled. Here are a few tips:
1. Check out the company's DRE record at the Department of Real Estate website.               www2.dre.ca.gov/PublicASP/pplinfo.asp
2. Check out the company's BBB record at the Better Business Bureau. www.bbb.org
3. Do some more research online. One of the great things about living in the information age is the abundance of information available at such sites as http://sacramento.citysearch.com,    www.yelp.com,  etc.
4. Ask the … (0 comments)

purchase rentals: Buying A Rental in Sacramento? Some Points to Consider~ - 08/10/08 05:02 AM
If you haven't heard, the 3 bedroom home is the hot rental in Sacramento right now. We have seen increasing numbers of potential renters looking to rent within the $1200-1500 range, with the higher end homes experiencing a "tapering off" of demand as rentals.
If you are buying or contemplating a purchase of rental property, consider the following:
1. Employ the services of a licensed property manager to tell you what your prospective purchase will rent for.
2. Make certain your property manager checks out. Review their status with the BBB (Better Business Bureau), the DRE (Department of … (0 comments)

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