what is the buy to let market like in sacramento right now, do you think it would be a good investment for?

Asked by Adebola, 95828 Sun Jun 8, 2008

now or it is better to see the direction of the market and possible reccession

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Eric Bryant, , Long Beach, CA
Sun Jun 8, 2008
Adebola, I don't remember a time when it has been better! Best of Luck! The Coach
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Jeff Domingu…, , Sacramento and surrounding areas
Sun Jun 8, 2008
Hello Adebola:

If we haven't already hit the bottom in terms of pricing, we can certainly hit it with a rock from here. In fact, just about every transaction that crosses my desk in my office has been involved in a multiple offer situation in which the winning offer has had to compete against several other buyers to get accepted. I feel that's just one of a number of clear indications that, overall, prices are stabilizing.

If a potential buyer were to suggest to me that he or she is inclined to delay their purchase to see if prices do decrease a tick, I would advise that any savings in terms of price point are going to be minimal, and the multiple offer situation is only going to get more competitive. That factor alone is going to drive asking prices up to a point that will probably negate any reduction from where they are right now.

The point made in a previous response about the length of time you intend to retain the home before you sell is also well taken. If this is an investment for you, and you do not intend to resell within the next couple of years, this is prime purchase time for you. It's as safe as it gets to assume that you will soon be building equity with your investment.

I wish you the best of luck in finding the right home for yourself.

Best regards,

Jeff Dominguez
EXIT Realty West
(916) 201-6156
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Erin, , South Lake Tahoe, CA
Sun Jun 8, 2008
Hi Adebola: I agree with Gena completely. However, you want to ask yourself, how long do you plan to stay in the home? If it is not more than two to three years, then it may not be the time for your to purchase now. If you plan on staying longer, history has proven that your home will increase in value and your equity will increase because you bought when the market was favorable (low). If the answer to that question is yes, then happy house hunting. Get a good Realtor, get your pre-qualification letter from your lender and get going!

Good luck!!!
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Gena Riede, Agent, Elk Grove, CA
Sun Jun 8, 2008
It's a great time to buy in Sacramento. Once you are approved for a loan and you have a profesional Realtor working on your behalf, making sure that you get the best price...it couldn't be better. There are some great buys out there, now.

Once it becomes common knowledge that the bottom has been reached, the news will be over a month old and real estate will be on the upswing in terms of prices. Right now, we are seeing a steady increase in the amount of sales as evidenced by my recent report on the market which you can see on my blog at http://sacramentorealestatevoice.com/2008/06/04/the-outlook-…

Join the other home buyers and make sure that you don't miss out on getting a home before interest rates go up and supply goes down. Good luck.

Gena Riede, Assoc. Broker
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