Rebuilding Together – Improving Our Great City Aug 6 2012

Home by Home, Block by Block, Rebuilding Together is rebuilding homes and communities nationwide.

For more than 30 years, Rebuilding Together has provided extensive home rehabilitation and modification services to homeowners in-need.Our network of 200 affiliated non-profits brings together 200,000 volunteers and completes 10,000 projects each year. For every $1 donated to Rebuilding Together, $4 of value is delivered to our projects. Collectively that’s over $1.3 billion in market value reinvested to date into the communities we serve.With the help of everyday citizen volunteers, skilled tradespeople, the support of local business and major corporate partners, Rebuilding Together affiliates make life better for thousands of low-income homeowners every year.

Our work positively impacts the condition of the surrounding community as well, through community center rehabilitation, playground builds, and partnerships with organizations focused on energy efficiency, sustainable community gardens, volunteer engagement, and education.

Home by Home, Block by Block, entire communities are transformed.

We are at record low rates, buyers are scrambling for houses, there is very low inventory in Sacramento and sustained appreciation seems to be just around the corner.

Sounds good, right?

What are your thoughts?

First Time Home Buyers-Sacramento April 2012

Interest rates are low and so are housing prices, but the inventory is very low.  Do you feel this is the best time to buy a home today for a first time home buyer?   Or should they wait till inventory grows?  We like to hear your thoughts.

Sincerely,
Edwin Covarrubias
510-378-9346
Smooth Sailing Realty & Property Management, Inc
www.SmoothSailingRealty.com
8795 Folsom Blvd #100
Sacramento, CA 95826
Office:     916.387.0500
Fax:         916.387.0300
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Sacramento Real Estate Investing – Inventory Home For Sale April 2012

Since last year, the number of homes on the market for SALE in the Sacramento area have been less and less each month.  Where is this low housing inventory leading us to? Do you think it will continue?   We know this is good for the rental market but for the sales, thats a different scenario.
We would like to hear your comments.
Sincerely,
Edwin Covarrubias
510-378-9346
Smooth Sailing Realty & Property Management, Inc
www.SmoothSailingRealty.com
8795 Folsom Blvd #100
Sacramento, CA 95826
Office:     916.387.0500
Fax:         916.387.0300
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Sacramento Real Estate Investing – Staging A House The Right Way

How many of you of staged your house to be sold either by you or a company?  I guess you either get it right or wrong. There are just some things you don’t do, most of it relates to leave your personal items and belongings out.  And for sure, no dead animals on the couch…Please see the link below of a recent staging, what was the owner or agent thinking.

http://lovelylisting.icanhascheezburger.com/2012/03/07/funny-real-estate-foxy-living-room/

Sincerely,
Edwin Covarrubias
510-378-9346
Smooth Sailing Realty & Property Management, Inc
www.SmoothSailingRealty.com
8795 Folsom Blvd #100
Sacramento, CA 95826
Office:     916.387.0500
Fax:         916.387.0300
DRE#: 01848612
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Sacramento Real Estate Investing – Sacramento Rental Market

The Sacramento rental real estate market is still very good, which in most areas a less than 5% vacancy rate. However, the key to closing vacancies and and keeping units rented is to keep up with the market.  What I mean by this is, you need to be flexible with your rental guideline standards. For instance, not using FICO scores to qualify the applicant.   The reason why is, so many renters credit or new renters credit have been damage by the foreclosure’s and the economy.  I would like to hear others comments on this?

Have A Nice Day Sacramento!
Sincerely,
Smooth Sailing Realty Team
www.SmoothSailingRealty.com

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Sacramento Real Estate Investing – Growing A Real Estate Business

When growing a real estate company or any other company, one must be willing to try new concepts and seek out new business in different ways.  as they say “Don’t be afraid to fail. Don’t waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge.  If you’re not failing, you’re not growing.”  With this being said, one must first of all have the passion and desire in their filed of work.  After all, when things get tough, this will be the fuel that spurs the energy and ultimately the success.  Smooth Sailing Realty will always keep its core values,  how we all started and the reason we provide our clients the service we do.

Please let us know how your business has grown and changed over time and what was the fuel that spurred this on?    We look forward to all your stories.

Have A Nice Day Sacramento!
Sincerely,
Smooth Sailing Realty Team
www.SmoothSailingRealty.com

Sacramento Real Estate Investing-January 2012 Market Outlook

The Sacramento real estate market is on sale now.  One can purchase a investment property with 20-25% down and have positive cash flow.  The rental market is stable and we believe it will continue to remain this way for all of 2012.  Please tell us what your experiences have been this year and what are your thoughts for 2012 in Sacramento?

Edwin Covarrubias
Smooth Sailing Realty & Property Management, Inc
www.SmoothSailingRealty.com

Phone: 916-387-0500

 

Sacramento Real Estate Investing – 2012 Greetings

Know that nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion, and that its better to be a failure at something you love than a success at something you hate.
Accomplish Your Goals In 2012!

Sincerely,

Edwin Covarrubias
Smooth Sailing Realty & Property Management, Inc
www.SmoothSailingRealty.com

Phone: 916-387-0500

Sacramento Real Estate Investing-Renting In Challenged Areas

Investing in challenged area takes discipline. You have to never be in a hurry and not feel sorry for everyone who tells you a story why something went wrong.

What I mean by this is, if your going to buy and manage in some challenged areas in Sacramento like Oak Park, Del Paso Heights, Meadowview and North Highlands, then make sure you act professional by being firm and friendly. If rents are due on the 5th, then hold those lease’s under that criteria. If the residents pay late, impose a late fee and if they are not communicating and are late, issue a 3 Day Notice. I cant tell you how many times owners come to me for help asking to take over there rental. Most the times it’s because they have lost management control over the units. Some have not paid rent in over a month and yet the owner has done no legal action. That’s like watching a customer walk out the store without paying and they say “I’ll be back to pay later”.

If your going to manage then manage right or have a professional do it for you, that’s why they are called professionals. Make sure you understand their company policies and protocols, ask lots of questions and make sure they really want your business.

Edwin Covarrubias

Edwin Covarrubias

Sincerely,
Edwin Covarrubias
Smooth Sailing Realty & Property Management, Inc
www.SmoothSailingRealty.com
Phone: 916-387-0500

Sacramento Property Management For Rentals – Edwin Covarrubias

How long was you longest vacancy for a rental in the Sacramento area?
Let’s hear your stories and what went wrong and how you got it rented finally.

Edwin Covarrubias

Edwin Covarrubias

Smooth Sailing Realty & Property Management, Inc
Call Us Today To Have All Your Rentals Filled
916-387-0500
www.SmoothSailingRealty.com