In Fremont, there is no rent control...but you have to go through a judicial process for evictions.
In San Francisco, there are multiple rent control and eviction control laws.
However, in San Francisco, Condos and single family residences are usually exempt from rent control as well as properties built in the latter part of 1979.
Interview a few realtors with investment income experience as a general realtor without this experience would not work for you.
I would like to help you navigate any investment income purchase and you may contact my office below.
Peter T. Chin Realtor #01866332
Find a trusted Realtor and financial advisor and see if this is good for you.
I could write ten paragraphs on all of the variables that need to be considered when deciding whether it is really worth it, but the bottom line is that it needs to be decided on a case by case basis.
If the numbers work, income property is a great place to park your money as it is a tangible asset. A lot of wealth is built by people who own income properties.
Hope this helps. If you'd like to discuss further, please feel free to contact me directly.
Lisa Fuller, Realtor