Freesia Ct – Luxury redefined..

Stunning North-East facing Home, over *$500k in upgrades in rarely available, exclusive, Riverwalk community, close to award winning **PARKMONT** elementary, walking distance to biking, hiking trails near Quarry Lakes. Upgraded heavily with HIGH-END designer touches from BEDROSIANS and PORCELANOSA – glass tile mosaics in kitchen and baths, Custom kitchen cabinetry, Carrera porcelain slabs w/ miter […]

China economy cooling.. will impact California home prices.

We here in the west coast get a significant source of home buyers from China.. a sustained negative environment there will impact house prices here. BUT, the tech job market is equally robust, per various internal company projections, so there is some leeway, If job markets are stable, no adverse news on H4-EAD visa and […]

What areas in California would you recommend buying an investment property?

This is a question for which I have to define the scope: Investments, even rental income, can include 1-4 units, multi-plexes, vacation rental, college housing, build-small=home-on-vacant-land (my favorite), plus others. I’m defining it assuming a fixed income requirement, likely for a first-time investor.. So, will narrow it to 5-6% yield generating, low-maintenance 1-4 units. Given […]

Is there still value in SF Bay Area real estate buying?

I’m going to answer this question, assuming ‘value’ means appreciation value.. there is always value in a rental income property, SF Bay Area of anywhere else, but think the question most asked is about appreciation of a property bought for residential use.. Well… A no-frills answer is NO. As in values have gone up so […]

Does it matter if I only have $50,000 to invest? What’s the minimum I need to invest?

Firstly, It does matter how much you invest in the sense that without a minimum 25% down-payment or if the minimum isn’t in synch with your long term investment plan, you are at a disadvantage from the beginning.. But, the spirit of the question and the context it is usually asked is from first time investors, […]

Do I Buy Cash or Finance my investment property?

Along with cash or finance, related questions I get frequently are: How do I finance my investment? What rates can I expect (if I finance it)? Caveat: Although I have an active NMLS license (i.e Mortgage Loan Officer), I’m not a practicing loan agent; a precise answer to the questions above tailored to each individual […]

What if any are the tax advantages to buying income properties?

Tax questions are best answered by a CPA or a CFA (Certified Financial Advisor).. Setting that caveat aside, I can speak from more of a personal experience, as well from years of advising & transacting with Clients of a Real Estate Brokerage.. The biggest advantage to owning  rental income properties comes from the tax treatment […]