Friday, July 11, 2014

Duplex Fourplex Apartment Building Statistics in Santa Clara County

At this week's Bay Area Apartment Broker's Forum meeting in San Jose, guest speaker Tom Scott of Cambridge Management Company brought some interesting statistics from the Santa Clara County Recorder's office.

2-4 Unit Properties:  15,144 total properties - 787 sold in 2013 - 5.2% of the inventory sold - 19 year average hold

5+ Unit Properties: 5,719 total properties - 554 sold in 2013 - 9.0% of the inventory sold - 11 year average hold

There is almost a double hold period for duplexes and fourplexes compared to larger apartment buildings.This could mean that the ease of ownership on a smaller building is greater and therefore those owners hold the properties longer. Or, someone with a 5+ unit property makes more money faster and therefore sells in a faster time frame. Those are my two suggested reasons.

What do you think?


Owner Occupied Duplexes for Sale in Silicon Valley



Today there are 25 duplexes for sale in Santa Clara County that are listed under the maximum loan amount for FHA financing. What does this mean?

For 3.5% down payment, you can buy a duplex in Silicon Valley, live in one unit and rent out the other unit. This provides you with maximum financing ability, a tenant who will pay you rent to offset the mortgage and tax depreciation on the rental unit to offset taxes. This is a great way to start your investment portfolio. Call me for details - Mario Pinedo, CCIM 415-269-6249


Monday, June 23, 2014

Two Large Lot Mid-Century Aparment Investments in Orange County for Sale



Probate sale of two nearby multi-family properties - all bungalow style duplexes on large lots in Orange, CA. These are well located fully occupied investment properties available for sale via an approved probate process. The large lots, single story, duplex/bungalow units generate longer term tenancies due to more personal space and no up/down tenants. Perfect properties to have private patios & yards. Excellent parking too. Outstanding 1031 exchange replacement properties. For more info on these rare apartment properties, call Mario Pinedo on his cell 415-269-6249.

Monday, June 16, 2014

3 Multi-Family Rental Investment Units for Sale in Grass Valley, CA



There is a very nice rental property investment in Grass Valley, CA for sale. On one lot is a single family home + a duplex building behind. Three stabilized rental units for $357,950.  Excellent 1031 exchange replacement property. Professionally managed currently and can be continued. Beautiful foothills town of Grass Valley is a retirement destination for many San Francisco Bay Area residents. For more info, please call 415-269-6249.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Nice 4plex for Sale in San Jose!

4,088 square feet on an excellent street in San Jose's Cambrian area for $1,279,000 just hit the market.  Very nice quality property and size for the $$$. For more deals that I like in Silicon Valley, The Bay Area or abroad - give me a call 415-269-6249.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Apartment Investments Orange County Southern California


I have recently been comparing apartment investment opportunities in the San Francisco Bay Area to Southern California. The Bay Area (and especially Silicon Valley, The Peninsula and San Francisco) is offering very low rates of return. Also decent investment properties are hard to come by with lots of buyers chasing deals.
These same dynamics are also happening in west Los Angeles. This area is in huge demand causing cap rates to be very compressed.
Alternatives to these areas are southern LA county and most parts of Orange County.
Solid, stable apartment buildings can be purchased in the low $200 per foot range. Fourplexes routinely can be found in the $700,000 price range for 3,500 square foot buildings in decent areas.
There are also great coastal locations with apartment buildings perfectly suited for 1031 exchanges. These premier locations can provide great rental rates and occupancy with potential owner-user unit allocations.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Financing Available for Rental House Portfolios

We have access to a strong lender offering one loan portfolio financing for single family, condo, townhouse, duplex and fourplex rental portfolios. Many investors who have purchased 5, 10, 20+ rental houses are experiencing problems getting additional financing for their next deal. Fannie Mae and others have put maximum loan restrictions above 10 financed properties or sometimes less. By aggregating your rental property portfolio into a LLC and financing the whole package with one loan provides an exciting solution,  Minimum aggregate loan amounts of only $1M. This is 4 houses or less in California. This lending platform is available throughout the 50 states. Call me for details 415-269-6249

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Bank Owned Commercial REO Retail & Office Center Orange County for Sale

Taking offers in February 2014 is a well occupied, very nicely constructed mixed office and retail center in southern Orange County, CA.  It is a bank owned asset with remarkably good condition and net income.  Approximately 67,000 square feet situated amongst 7 buildings on a 5 acre parcel of land. There are a variety of office and retail suites to accommodate various users. The asset is being offered un-priced. Market valuation should put this asset in the $10-15M range. Call for more details.

Friday, November 15, 2013

All Cash Investor Buyers Can Finance After Close of Escrow

Many investors or home buyers are paying all cash to buy a condo, house or multi-unit property in order to win multiple offer situations, foreclosures or short sales. Placing a loan on the property after close of escrow may be a good way to recoup funds for use elsewhere. If a loan to pull money out of the property is done within 6 month of acquisition, then standard refinance rules apply. This method avoids the more costly cash-out loans.  Let's talk about this strategy in detail before your time frame is up.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Single Tenant NNN for Sale


Just listed is a Single Tenant NNN property with McDonald's as a corporate tenant.
Cap rate is 4.75% - which is not wonderful. Upside is a 10% bump in rents in 12 months.
Future increases are 10% increases in rent every 5 years of base lease and option periods.
Ground lease - with no landlord responsibilities. This pad is part of a larger grocery anchored shopping center.
Price is $1,726,000 with a original lease expiration in 13 years. A big upside is a strong residential location in Miami, Florida.
There are some back woods locations for single tenant NNN deals - this is not one of those. Good 1031 exchange vehicle.
Have you considered selling your equity rich residential investment property? Let's run the numbers.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Sacramento NNN Strip Center for Sale with Starbucks Anchor

Just hit the market is a two tenant NNN Strip Center for sale in Sacramento with 10 year leases and great tenants.
6% cap rate, $2,662,408 price, Starbucks & Z Pizza leases for both tenants terminate in Aug 2023 and Dec 2024 plus options beyond that. At this price, you can achieve positive leverage if you add financing. Demographics are strong with $87,000+ average household income within 1 mile radius.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Brand New Condo Building for Sale as a Package Los Angeles

A very beautiful condo building is available for purchase by the developer in west Los Angeles. 25 units built with intent to sell are now available as a bulk purchase. Very good investment return based on leasing out the units. Bonus upside in the future to sell the units individually. Excellent diversification vehicle.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Venice Beach Los Angeles Duplex for Sale


Southwest Airlines flights to LAX from SJC are sometimes $59 per leg. Venice is the hot spot for LA beach time. The property is wonderfully remodeled and in an outstanding location one block to the sand. 6 car parking! On tour today. This is a perfect 1031 property or straight investment property that the family can enjoy for years in the future. Rental of one unit or both would be extremely easy in a very sought-after rental market.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Wait 90 Days No More on Flip Purchases!

Why wait 90 days to purchase a home that was auctioned at a Trustee Sale because some lenders have a 90 day exclusion overlay on their purchase loans?  There are now lenders in the marketplace that are offering conventional loans for purchases of foreclosed flip homes only after 30 days from the Trustee Sale date. The 90 day rule was adopted by HUD to slow the tide of homes that were traded shortly after foreclosure sales. The problem was evaluating the true value of the homes and the 90 day cooling off period helped in this respect.  Now, the market is easier to define and a 30 day wait overlay is sufficient. We shall see other changes as we enter into a more normalized real estate market and the loans that go with that.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Outbound 1031 Exchange Crackdown by California

This is a great article by Ron Ricard, Certified Exchange Specialist at IPX if you have an investment property in California:

If you own California real estate and are planning on deferring taxes when you sell your investment by
purchasing property in another State via a 1031 Exchange, be aware that California will soon be tracking your
future real estate transactions to determine if, at some point, you owe California previously deferred State taxes.
Over the past few years there has been an increase in the number of investors who have looked to minimize
their exposure to the steep tax rates that the State of California has imposed. Many investors have utilized 1031
Exchanges to move their investments, tax deferred, out of California and into States with no State taxes or more
favorable tax rates. At a future date some investors will sell these new “non-California” properties and choose to
take their profits rather than participating in another 1031 exchange. These investors, of course, anticipate
paying Federal Capital Gains Tax, Depreciation Recapture and Healthcare Surtax on their profits, but what
about the State of California tax that was originally deferred?
Recently, the State of California Assembly passed a Bill which added new sections to the California Tax &
Revenue Code. These sections provide that taxpayers in a 1031 Exchange that sell California Property and
purchase NON-California Replacement Property will be required to file an annual information return with the
California Franchise Tax Board (FTB), reporting this NON-California property. The California State taxes that
were previously deferred will be due when and if taxpayers sell their new properties and elect to take their profits
rather than continuing to defer taxes through another 1031 Exchange. If taxpayers fail to file the annual return,
the FTB may estimate taxes due and assess tax, interest and penalties. The new law shall apply to exchanges
of property that occur in taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2014. The text of Assembly new Bill is
available at: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB92.
At IPX1031®, we pride ourselves on not only being the industry leader in service and security, but also strive to
help our clients and their advisors keep current on issues of interest. We aim to be your valued information
resource. For more information or if you have questions, please feel free to contact me at your convenience.

Ron Ricard can be reached at ron.ricard@ipx1031.com or 408-483-1031

Friday, June 7, 2013

Which Shorter Term Loan Offers the Best Savings?

If you are looking for monthly savings on your loan costs, consider some of the shorter term fixed rate loans. Of the 3 year, 5 year, 7 year and 10 year fixed rate products, not all of them offer the same savings when compared to the 30 year fixed rate loan.  As you can see with the chart above for jumbo loans compared to the 30, the 3, 5 & 7 have solid savings and the 10 year savings drops off significantly. The jumbo 10 year loan does not offer the amount of savings that the nearest product (the 7 year fixed) does. Let's review what your holding plan is for the home and then choose which loan term makes the most sense for you.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

6 Unit Japantown San Jose Apartment Building for Sale

We just saw a very well maintained 6 unit building on a great street in the Japantown area of San Jose for sale. This very well maintained building is fully occupied and has been a very stable asset. Paired with outstanding long term interest rates, this property will provide cash flow and stability for years to come. This is an excellent area of Silicon Valley and the Bay Area for an apartment building purchase. For more details, please call today.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Maximum Number of Loans for Rental Homes Now Up to 20

The lending world is opening its doors up to investors who want to purchase single family homes as investment properties in greater numbers. (This applies to other 1- 4 units rental properties too - condos, townhouses, PUDs, duplexes and fourplexes.)
In 2007 it was impossible to find a lender that would loan to an investor with more than 4 investment property loans in his portfolio.  A few years ago, select mainstream lenders lenders bumped the number to 10 loans per investor.  Finally there is at least one lender who will allow 20 loans in a portfolio.
This number is aggregate even if a couple loans are with Bank of America, some with Wells Fargo, a few with Citibank, etc. Four was a very restrictive number, 10 is better, but there definitely are investors out there that own dozens of financed rental properties.  Their ability to refinance was also stymied.
Outside of that restrictive box are hard money lenders, portfolio lenders, commercial lenders and lenders in the 5+ unit apartment market
We have solutions for you if you are interested in buying or refinancing a rental property.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Home Loans for Foreign National Buyers

Home loans for foreign nationals have been difficult to get recently.  CS Financial has an excellent source for financing these buyers.
We have partnered with lenders that are enthusiastic about lending to foreign nationals. Down payments tend to be higher but rates are very competitive to traditional financing. If you are interested in purchasing a home in California without permanent residency, let's talk!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Building a Home? You May Need a Construction Loan.

Many lenders have left the home construction marketplace. It is too risky for them and entails a huge amount of work.
Construction lending is mostly limited to a property that will be owner-occupied upon completion. "Spec" financing (financing a speculative development for sale) is far more difficult to achieve. The risks are higher and the lenders are of a different breed. Developers who are building new single family construction will pay higher rates for this type of loan - and justifiably so.
That being said, there are a couple great lenders who can provide a loan for your single family construction project.
They are industry veterans who understand the intricacies of lending to someone building a house. Call us for an introduction to the right lender.