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The Antelope rental market looks great in 2012--single family homes are performing better than condos; however, when made rent ready and marketed properly all SFRs are renting up within our 30 day target time.  If you have any marketing questions about rentals in Antelope, property management in ...
01/31/2012
The communities of Roseville continue to perform well in the beginning of 2012. I am receiving a steady stream of property management inquiries from investors interested Roseville, Rocklin and their surrounding communities. We continue to accept those who have lost their primary residences due to...
01/31/2012
The communities comprising Natomas continue to perform well in the beginning of 2012.  I am receiving a steady stream of property management inquiries from investors interested in the great values and steady rents found in Natomas.  We continue to accept those who have lost their primary residenc...
01/31/2012
Savvy investors can find great value in purchasing homes at the court house.  It is important to do your due diligence in scouting the home as to its interior and exterior characteristics, whether it has a tenant and whether there are any liens.  Once you buy it, all existing problems are yours. ...
01/19/2012
Yes!  Making an offer now or buying one off the court steps is an excellent idea.  Most likely your new investment will be rent ready by February or March and that is when the rental market begins to heat up.  I always suggest you stick to single family homes:  3 bed 2 baths or 2 bed 2 baths as t...
12/30/2011
With the cool winter months and holiday season the rents in Natomas have remained steady--not falling as they often do during this time of year.  As always remember to know your market, price the rental properly and make sure it is in rent ready condition.
12/30/2011
With more and more communities activating water meters, it is now the norm for tenants to be responsible for the water bill.  In making this decision it then becomes another task to bill the tenant and monitor whether they pay the bill (or reimburse the owner when specific water companies do not ...
12/30/2011
Homes sitting vacant during these cold months pose a serious threat if the water is not shut off.  It is important when maintaining a vacant property during cold weather that you turn the water off at the main and turn on all faucets, sinks and showers to drain the remainder of the water out.  Pi...
12/30/2011
Yes!  If you can verify their credit blemish is RE related and their income is verifiable--place them in your rental!  Previous homeowners tend to take better care of the rental than those who never had to pay for their own property maintenance and rehabilitation.  They are more gentle on doors, ...
11/29/2011
As usual the Roseville and surrounding communities continue to enjoy a strong rental market.  Though the Summer and Fall rush are over the Winter still finds qualified applicants looking to rent.  We are still seeing a steady stream of families who have lost their primary residences and need to r...
11/29/2011
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