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Gennady, Other/Just Looking in San Ramon, CA

How hard is it to rent a single family home in San Pablo, CA?

Asked by Gennady, San Ramon, CA Tue Jul 22, 2008

I'm targeting a 3-4 bedrooms house to buy as an investment property and rent it out for NO lower than $1,900. Any advise?

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Gennady, we pushing 3-4 bedrooms in San Pablo, new construction for rent at roughlyl 1700/month. I have a triplex getting between 1250 - 1500/ month rents. So depending on your purchasing power, financing, and tenant it could work.
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 22, 2008
depending on the area, rents are about 1300 - 1700
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with tougher credit standards, it won't be difficult to find tenants in need of housing. You may want to target people in foreclosure as well for future housing.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 22, 2008
Johnny and Daniel, thanks for jumping on it. I appreciate it. In the end, I'm looking to end up with a positive cash flow and 20% down. The ideal situation, I think, would be to buy a REO property for about $240,000 and rent it for $1900 or buy for $280,000 - $300,000 and rent for $2300.
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that $340k scenario is the maximum price by the way. I'm not including any other expenses/costs.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 22, 2008
Based on your information, you would find houses for sale at around $340,000 (with a 20% down payment) for that kind of monthly obligation. This figure DOES not include insurance and taxes and assuming a 30 year loan with a 7.5% interest.

According to rentometer.com, the rent rate is decent, in the lower half. It really depends on where the house is located in San Pablo. 3-4 bedroom homes in that area ranges from $200k-350k. Good luck.
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