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

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.

In the Mean time…?

Make it a Great Day…

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


Real Estate Sales Will Stay Steady And Maybe Increase Even If Rates Go Up Some…!

Mortgage rates increasing to the 4% range are still historically low, but…It’s not the point of this article.

Don’t you think by now that most of us active in the Real Estate Market in this region are aware that the economy here is on the upswing…?   If you are a Broker or an Agent, a Mortgage Loan officer, a home buyer or an investor active in the last couple of years this is old news to you.

Yes… I know interest rates helped to make it advantageous for many an investor,  especially if you had to finance a deal to get in.  I’m not going to panic over an increase in interest rates right now.

I’ve told just about everyone that I have ever worked for in a real estate deal, “the only reason prices haven’t gone up more is high unemployment”.

Here’s the latest headline from today’s Sacramento Bee Front Page.

Jobless rate plunges in Sacramento and California

Below here you’ll see some anecdotal evidence based on my experience to support my opinion.

English: The mall in Roseville, CA.

  • Traffic has gotten much more crowded on the local streets.   I see a lot of people at Restaurants, Entertainment venues and Shopping Malls.
  • Multiple Offers on a small supply of homes for sale – I know you have heard about that.
  • The Residential Rental Market is in great shape especially for well located and well maintained properties such as Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Roseville, Granite Bay, Fair Oaks, Gold River.   After only a week on the market, we recently leased a home in Empire Ranch for $2,850 with the new tenant paying the water, sewer and garbage.
  • Phone Book/Internet Searches – We are now getting calls from prospective tenants looking to move into a rental having difficulty finding a decent place.  They found us under Property Management listings hoping we had something they hadn’t seen elsewhere or maybe we had something “coming up”.
  • More “traditional” real estate transactions that are not Bank Owned/REO or Short Sales.
So… if you are thinking things are going to change anytime soon,  would you agree with me that it’s not going to be bad ?

Make It a Great Day…!

Ed Favinger, Broker CRS, GRI, SFR, CDPE   916-203-1260
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