Tolleson Arizona Rental Market Data 2013-2015

This week, we are going to take a look at the City of Tolleson Arizona Rental market and the numerous listings within this large area.

We will focus on Estrella Park, Tolleson, Arizona as the secondary market layer of this evaluation.  Estrella Park is conveniently located near the I-10 freeway and 107th Avenue. This section of the I-10 freeway closely connects with the Loop 101 freeway making this subdivision a geographically desirable location.

All of our Tolleson Arizona rental market figures are taken from closed rental data from the Arizona MLS from 2013-2015.

We will focus on the rental homes that rented between January and December and break down the resulting rental data by year.The property data we will look at in this objective Tolleson rental market review and Estrella Park rental market price overview focuses on closed, unfurnished rental properties.

We will be referring to the chart below which breaks out the rental numbers for both the Tolleson rental market and more specifically Estrella Park.

In this data as opposed to our review of Glendale Arizona and Arrowhead Ranch Glendale Arizona last week, the number of available Tolleson rental properties declined steadily from 2013-2015 in both Estrella and in Tolleson,  Also, the average days on market last year were less in Tolleson than Glendale the review we did last week.

In looking specifically at the data in Tolleson as compared to just Estrella Park, the average rent in Tolleson overall has increased each year whereas the rent in Estrella Park actually declined slightly in 2014 only to rebound nicely in 2015.  Additionally, the average days on market for Estrella Park where higher than the average for all of Tolleson except for last year.  

If you would like the sub division of your Phoenix rental property compared against the main numbers of that city please contact us at or 623-748-7800 and one of our analysts would be happy to work with you.

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Glendale, AZ & Arrowhead Ranch Rental Data 2013-2015

This week, we are going to take a look at the City of Glendale Rental market and the numerous listings within this large area.

We will focus on the subdivision of Arrowhead Ranch in Glendale as the secondary layer to this rental market evaluation.

The Arrowhead Ranch subdivision is located North of Union Hills & South of Deer Valley as well as West of 59th Ave & east of 79th Ave.  

All of our Glendale rental market figures are taken from closed rental data from the Arizona MLS from 2013-2015.

We will focus on the rental homes that rented between January and December and break down the resulting rental data by year.The property data we will look at in this objective Glendale rental market review and Arrowhead Ranch rental market price overview focuses on closed, unfurnished rental properties.

The rental market numbers in Glendale & Arrowhead Ranch are interesting. Attached is our summary chart.

The most interesting thing to observe is how the Glendale rental market has steadily fallen over the years while the Arrowhead Ranch market spiked in 2014 only to fall in 2015. Additionally, the Glendale market is still larger than both the Peoria & Surprise rental market as we reviewed last month.

The average rental home price gain for the above time period in Glendale, AZ was 8.3%. For the houses in Arrowhead Ranch, the three year rental price is greater at 8.8%.

Overall Arrowhead Ranch is a great area in which to own rental property due in part to its’ very close proximate to major freeways such as the 101.  Additionally the area features lush landscaping and man made lakes and reviews which is a nice change from the more traditional desert landscaping.

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How Can Rental Property Income Supplement Retirement Income?

While there are many benefits to owning rental property, RPM WV Phoenix answers the big question, “How can Phoenix rental property income supplement retirement income?”

Many retirees have found that owning rental property can be an effective way of supplementing their retirement income.

First, let’s talk about the benefits of owning rental property:

Monthly Income
Rental property income provides a steady and somewhat predictable source of monthly income.
Tax Benefits
Owning rental property allows you to take advantage of various tax benefits, such as the ability to deduct most operating and maintenance expenses, including mortgage interest expense. You can also depreciate the structure (not the land). If you later sell the property, you’ll have to recover that depreciation. However, if you own the property until you die, your heirs can take advantage of a step-up in basis of the property, so that depreciation goes away.
Your property will likely appreciate over time, depending on how long you own it. However, you shouldn’t count on that. The deal should make economic sense on its own – without considering appreciation. Appreciation is just the icing on the cake.
Inflation Protection
A fixed-rate mortgage can serve as an inflation hedge. As rents and maintenance expenses rise over time, your mortgage will not.
Allows you to choose how much time you spend managing your property. You can either do it yourself or, if you feel your time is better spent in other activities, hire a professional property manager.

The following are some important considerations one should make before jumping into investment property ownership:

Planning is Key
First and foremost, plan ahead! The best time to begin investing in real estate is NOT when you’re in or near retirement. If you plan to mortgage your investment property, do so before you retire. Many lenders require applicants to have two years of steady employment in the same or similar occupation in order to qualify for a loan.
Managing the Property
Who’s going to manage your property? Owning rental property may appear easy. After all, how difficult can it be to collect a rent check every month? But owning rental property can be much more time-consuming than it would appear at first blush. There is much to be done – finding and qualifying renters, signing the lease, maintaining the property, responding to problems, periodically inspecting the property, following up on delinquent rent, handling evictions, etc. And there are laws and regulations that property owners must comply with. You can either do it yourself or hire a professional property manager to handle everything for you. If you choose to hire a property manager, deal only with a reputable company with a proven track record.
Tenant Screening
Whether you screen prospective tenants yourself or rely on your property manager do that, be sure the process is thorough. Remember, you’re entrusting your retirement asset to the tenant.
Be Smart
Keeping your rental property leased can sometimes be challenging, particularly if the location or conditions are not ideal. Some experts suggest investors in income-producing property should keep at least six months’ worth of reserves on hand in the event the property remains vacant.
Be Prepared
Remember to set aside money for repairs and maintenance. You have an obligation to maintain your rental property in habitable condition, so you won’t have the luxury of delaying necessary repairs and maintenance until you can save the money.

Owning rental property isn’t for everyone, but it can definitely work for your retirement if you plan and are prepared.

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Benefits of Using RPM West Valley To Manage Your Property (Part 1)

Over the next three weeks, we will highlight four of the benefits you will receive by having RPM West Valley manage your home. For a complete list of all of the benefits you can watch the video below:

Benefit #1 – Twelve Month Tenant Guarantee

Since we are very confident in our tenant screening process and track record, if a tenant we place vacates during the initial 12 month lease than there is no charge (marketing, advertising, screening, leasing commission etc) for us to place a new tenant.

Benefit #2 – Diamond Rated Asset Protection Services

We perform bi-annual inspections with pictures to ensure your property is being kept in great shape. If there are tenant caused issues, we will follow up with tenants and perform another inspection with pictures to make sure that all items are fixed.

Benefit #3 – Collection of Rent

Our automated process ensures that you receive your rent on time. Our structured and resolute approach for late paying tenants takes away the burden having to collect on your own.

Benefit #4 – In House License, Bonded and Insured Maintenance Technicians

Our in house maintenance technicians perform quality work for needed repairs at your property. They also have the experience and knowledge to recognize and report when a needed repair is tenant caused. Over the years, we have saved our owners thousands of dollars by being able to recognize what issues are tenant caused. We also have the strength to push back to the tenant when a needed repair is a result of a negligent tenant action.

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The Move in Inspection – Why It is A Key Element In Property Management

The implementation of a move in inspection when the tenant first takes possession of the property is an item that many landlords overlook. However, this is an important part of an effective tenant management system.

We conduct thorough and standard move in inspections at our managed rentals throughout each tenants rent cycle. 

A move in inspection helps us a great deal in the overall management process of the property. 

Here are a few reasons the move in inspection is valuable for you as an owner:

1) It gives you an exact idea of the property condition so you can anticipate repairs.

2) It shows the tenants that they will be held accountable for the properties condition during their tenancy.

3) It starts a formal process to the landlord/tenant relationship. This is important to keep data and events organized and standardized for both parties.

4) The move in document serves as a reliable record in the case of a deposit dispute.

There are many ways to handle the move in property inspection. Here is a video that details the important steps

For more help regarding how to conduct the move in inspection, you can read our Move in Inspection  tips blog post.

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