Monday, January 12, 2015

Expensive Apartment Investment Market in West Valley

It's amazing how expensive the apartment investment market has become in West Santa Clara County. As of today on the MLS, between Los Gatos, West San Jose, Campbell, Saratoga, Cupertino, Santa Clara and Mountain View, there are only two available four unit buildings for sale. One is in premier down town Los Gatos - but priced at approximately $891 per foot (that's rich) and the other is on Temple near Almaden Expressway and Blossom Hill - a fourplex listed for $1,250,000 (that's rich too). There are 10 buildings in escrow in those same areas from 3 units to 22. So basically, whatever hits the market generates an acceptable offer quickly.

It's definitely a good time to sell to maximize value!

Now we should talk about where to buy an apartment building investment property. I have a few suggestions.

There are other parts of California to consider (LA County, Orange County, San Diego County) that have high occupancy rates, good economics and increasing rental rates at far lower costs to acquire. Example: for $799000 you can easily acquire a four unit building in Orange County, Consider 3,100 square feet on a 9,500 sq lot with $57,600 in current rents.

Remember Southwest Airlines costs $72 per leg if you book in advance! Let me know if you want to review some real time examples.

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