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6 Things Buyers Should NOT Do While In Escrow

6 Things Buyers Should NOT Do While In Escrow

These days, it’s incredibly hard to buy a house in Sacramento. The real estate market is overflowing with buyers, who are all competing for an extremely limited, less than one month, supply of homes. Whether trying to purchase a primary residence or an investment prope...
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6 Tips to Help You Choose the Right Property Management Company

6 Tips to Help You Choose the Right Property Management Company

Let's face it. You can't do it all. Managing your own residential rental property can be a hassle, especially if you don't have the time, skills, or knowledge to do it well. But turning your property over to someone else to manage can be intimidating.How do you choose...
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Are You Ready to Manage Your Own Rental Property?

Are You Ready to Manage Your Own Rental Property?

As record-breaking real estate values price more and more people out of the dream of home ownership, the rental market is experiencing a boom. Premium rents stimulated by the housing shortage are causing property owners to consider whether to capitalize on a hot rental market by ...
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7 Tips to Being a Great Tenant

7 Tips to Being a Great Tenant

Are you looking for a new place to live? With real estate prices hitting all-time highs, the rental market has also heated up. Because rentals are in short supply, property owners and managers are looking for solid tenants, long-term leases, and premium rents. If you're ...
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California Property Taxes Explained

California Property Taxes Explained

Unless you live under a rock, you are likely aware of the housing market explosion over the past couple of years. Low mortgage interest rates and the remote workforce triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic have created a blood-thirsty demand for housing, and supply is miles behind.&n...
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How Will the Federal Reserve Impact the Sacramento Housing Market?

How Will the Federal Reserve Impact the Sacramento Housing Market?

It’s January 2022, and the real estate market is still HOT! In Sacramento, we still see single-family homes and multi-family homes sell quickly and over the asking price, usually by tens of thousands of dollars. Many people watching the market wonder when this is all g...
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SELLING IN SPRING? 7 Things to Do to Get Your Home Market-Ready!

The Sacramento-area real estate market has been booming, and sellers are taking advantage. Regardless of what’s happening in your local market, spring is always the hottest time of the year to sell your home. As with anything in life, preparation is key, and taking time to ...
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Top 7 Inspections a Home Buyer Should Perform Before Purchasing

Recently, I was contacted by a divorcing couple to list their home. They bought the house with a different REALTOR® in 2019, and I was thankful that a mutual friend referred me to them before they reached out to their previous agent. After a few weeks of discussion and p...
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RENT CONTROL IN CALIFORNIA: How Much Can a Landlord Raise Rents?

RENT CONTROL IN CALIFORNIA: How Much Can a Landlord Raise Rents?

As property managers in the red hot Sacramento rental market, we are diligent about yearly rent increases. When we take on a new building and inherit the tenants, reviewing current lease(s), comparing market rents, and identifying the date of the last rent increase are the first ...
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CASE STUDY: A 1031 Exchange Story

The 1031 Exchange…other than cash flow and a solid property manager, it’s a real estate investor’s best friend. It is a familiar story to investors. You buy an investment property, you find solid tenants, you keep up with maintenance, it produces a decent ...
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