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Rentals in Fairfield : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Apr 18, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Not sure why your inquiries are going unanswered, but why not simply consider working with an agent of your own...
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Wed Apr 9, 2014
Deanna Fortney answered:
We usually stay away from rent to own. It ends up not really being of benefit to the buyer. You end up paying more for the house than it is worth. Green Valley is a great area and hard to obtain a house at this time. WE are always looking for someone to sell in that neighborhood. Rentals are popping up on recently homes that have been turned into rentals as investment properties. ... more
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Sun Feb 3, 2013
BayAreaHomeRebate answered:
What's your question regarding rentals?
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Tue Aug 14, 2012
Tina Lam answered:
It's an attempt to promote better urban planning by standardizing a score for the relative walkability of a property to specific destinations like schools, shopping, parks, etc. So, a property with a high score would be easily walkable to most of those destinations. ... more
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Tue Aug 14, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
someone else just asked the same question:

A lot of people are in the same boat:

Find a house that is managed by the owner; not a Property Management Company.

Meet them at the house and tell them your story; be open and honest.
If they won't rent it to you, you probably did not want them as your landlord anyway.

Good luck and may God bless
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Tue Aug 14, 2012
Maggie Hawk answered:
Here's what I would tell your friend: All of the reasons you give for replacing the windows would benefit you personally if you were living in the home.

However, if you're planning to rent the house, you need to view any improvements you make to the house as a landlord would. One of the questions you might want to ask yourself is "Will this bring me a significantly greater rental income, enough to justify doing the work?"

My "gut instinct" is that replacing the single-pane windows with double-pane won't actually net you noticeably more rental money, unless you're paying the tenant's electric bill. You could achieve some of the advantages of window replacement by other, less costly means. Applying an ultraviolet-filtering film to the windows could help with the air conditioning bills, and caulking the windows should address the concern about potential leaks.

It's possible there are tax benefits for replacing windows in a rental property--Check with your accountant on that.

Regarding resale, if you replace the windows now, and sell the home in 10 years, you'll be selling a home with 10-year -old windows. From a resale point of view, it would be better to replace the windows just prior to putting the home on the market. Then you can market it as having new windows.

Just some things to think about.

Warm regards,
Maggie Hawk, REALTOR
(386) 314-1149
Watson Realty Corp.
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