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Phoenix Rental Market

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As Phoenix property managers, we are going to provide a realistic overview of the current Phoenix rental market.  Although the media has been claiming that the rental rates are rising sky high in the area this is definitely not true to for all segments of the market.  For example, we spoke to a landlord last week who has a 2600 sq ft 4 bedroom 3 bath home in the Verrado, Arizona area which he has been renting for a few years.  He reached out to us as a potential Phoenix property manager because he is unhappy with his current company.   In this situation we like to determine what services the client is missing with their current management company.  Through out the discussion we realized that his only unhappiness with his current manager is the fact the home was still on the market.

The most recent tenants had been paying $1695.00 and were only in the property for a year.  He had the property now listed for $1895.00.  His logic was that he hears on the media how “hot” the Phoenix rental market is and therefore is sure that the 11% increase in price is justified. Unfortunately it is not!  The good news is that if you own rental property that is renting between $900 – $1200 a month then there has been an increase between 6-10%.  However, the bad news is that if your property rents for over $1500 then the rental amounts are pretty flat.

Here are a few examples of rental increases that we have experienced: Surprise 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom 1681 sq ft home in Bell West Ranch went from $1199 – $1299 which is an 8% increase from 2018-2019.  In Laveen  a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom 1835 sq ft home in Country Glen went from $1299 $1399 which is a 7.7% increase from 2018-2019.

In conclusion the media of course is wrong and all rents aren’t skyrocketing in the Phoenix market.  Additionally, no matter how good a property manager is they can’t rent a property that is priced outside of the market rent.

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Buckeye Property Manager Success!

 

Our Buckeye Property Managers rented a home in Buckeye’s Sundance community in just 7 days!!!  Sundance is a premium subdivision in Buckeye just off the I-10. The community has a small town feeling but close to Phoenix.   As a result, Buckeye is a desirable area for phoenix property managers.  Sundance is south of the I-10 extending from just west Verrado Parkway to Watson Road off Yuma Road. The community’s started development around 2003 and first round of construction was completed by 2006 but construction has resumed in the Sundance.  The homes have between three to five bedrooms on average and two to four bathrooms as a result this neighborhood is perfect for those seeking single-family investment homes.

The Buckeye Property Managers first listed  the single level single family home which is 1635 square foot home in 2012 where it rented for $875, it then rented again in late 2014 for $900 and was rented until a new tenant was placed in July 2019.  In 2019 the home rented for $1195 and took just seven days to rent.  The 2019 rental price represents a 33% increase from 2014.

Buckeye is located approximately 30 miles west of downtown Phoenix. For more information please visit here.

 

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Mesa AZ Property Manager

Our Mesa AZ Property Manager completed a rental study comparing the 85205 Mesa zip code to Mesa in its’ entirety.  All rental market figures for the 85205 zip code as well as all for Mesa were taken from closed rental data from the Arizona MLS from 2016-2019 (Year to Date).  The chart below outlines the number of rented properties, average rent and average days on market.  What our Mesa AZ Property Manager found is that overall the 85205 zip code brings in a lower monthly rental rate than Mesa as a whole. However the increase for 85205  from 2016 to year to date was 28%. Additionally, the average increase for the same time period for Mesa was 14%. Interestingly, the average days on market is pretty similar for both.

Mesa, AZ Property Manager rental study of 85205 zip code versus Mesa overall

The 85205 zip code has a population of approximately 39,858. It is located north of main street, west of Val Vista, east of Power and south of McKellips.  Additionally it has a median home value is $124,800 and median household income is $44,469 this zip code is an attractive city for rental property ownership.
Further information about the city of Mesa, Arizona… 
  • Median household income is $48,259 a year.
  • Mesa is the 3rd largest city in Arizona
  • The overall median age is 35.9 years
  • For every 100 females there are 97.5 males.

For more information on Mesa, AZ visit our informational page or visit the world wide population review.

 
 
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Homeowner Association Property Management

Our July podcast is  now available and is part one of our series about homeowner association property management.  HOA Property Management is divided into financial services only and full services.  Full service includes financial services plus additional services.  Some of the additional services are attending meetings, resale disclosures, site visits, issuing/monitoring violations, emergency services and much more.  This first segment discusses financial services specifically monthly reports, association accounts, receipt of funds and collection of assessments.  We do include recommendations within each category in an effort to maximize your community’s management services.  Our free tip at the end provides suggestions for one of the largest problems for HOAs which is community involvement. Our next podcast segment will finish financial services and begin discussing some of the other services provided.  All three segments can assist a board in interviewing potential property management companies.

 

If your community is located within the Phoenix metro area please visit here for information on our HOA management services.

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4 Reasons to Buy a 4-plex

Top Reasons to Purchase a 4 Plex in Phoenix Az

Are you thinking about buying an investment property? If so, have you considered multi-family properties?  Does the number of units scare you away?  If so there are many good reasons to consider purchasing a multi-family property.  Here we highlight the top four reasons to buy a 4-plex:

  1. The top reason to buy a 4-plex in Phoenix or elsewhere is because it instantly gives you four doors which equals more income.  Most likely you will have more income on a monthly basis from a 4-plex as compared to the income that you would earn from owning a single-family home.  Also it decreases your risk of vacancy.  If you live in one unit that chances are you won’t have a month in which all three other units are vacant.
  2. Great Financing Options ! With a 4-plex you may  qualify for an FHA loan if you plan on living in one of the units. With an FHA loan you can purchase a property for as little as 3.5% down and this allows you to be an investment owner with not much out of pocket cost.  Also, this allows you to save money for times of vacancies or repairs.
  3. Get to live for free.  If you plan on living in one of the units of the four-plex you may have all of your expenses covered on a monthly basis with the rent that you collect from the other three units.
  4. Great Practice for Owning Larger Multifamily Properties. Starting with a four-plex is a great way to get experience to then expand your investment portfolio into larger muli-unit properties.

For information on valuing multi-family investment properties such as 4-plexes visit here.

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Phoenix MultiFamily Property Management

Phoenix multifamily properties

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property evaluations are one of the most important aspects of Phoenix multifamily property management.  Part of our Phoenix multifamily property management includes our six step evaluations.

Step 1: Know your local marketing conditions by using the Freddie Mac Apartment Investment Market index found here.  This index provides useful information such as property price changes, employment changes as well as information on housing permits.

Step 2: Determine the unit mix meaning the number of studios, one, two and three bedroom units in the building.  Then know your area so for example if your building is near a college than studio units will be desirable.  However if your property is in an area with mostly young families than three bedroom units will probably be more desirable.

Step 3: Know your market rental rates by completing a rental survey.  With this step be sure to use rented units in your area with similar amenities.  If you are only able to find vacant comparable homes through Zillow or Trulia be sure to adjust the rate by at least 15% due to their inaccuracies.

Step 4: Estimate your costs by determining if you need a property manager or if you can self manage.  Also, look at capital costs such as new HVAC’s (especially in the Phoenix market) as well as roof replacement.  Keep in mind that overall costs should be between 35-50% of gross operating income.

Step 5: Calculate the CAP rate which is the net operating income divided by the current market value of the building.  The current market value is what you could sell the building for today for cash.  Be sure to contact a Phoenix multifamily property manager to help with this information.

Step 6: Determine why the property is listed for sale.  A good reason would be retirement.

 

 

 

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Laveen Property Management Success!

Rented Laveen Crossing Home!

RPM specializes in Laveen Property Management.  Our Laveen Property Managers just rented a property in Laveen Crossings in twelve days!  Laveen Crossing is a neighborhood in Laveen which is located within South Phoenix.  48% of the residents in Laveen Crossing are renters making it a desirable area for Laveen property managers.  Laveen crossing is  south of Apollo, east of 51st, north of Baseline and west of 55th Ave. This neighborhood is perfect for those seeking single-family homes. The community’s homes were mostly developed around 2005 and construction was completed around 2007.

We first rented this five bed/two and one half bath, two story Laveen rental home in 2014 for $1295.00 and it took forty four days.  Furthermore, in 2015 we saw the home rent for $1350 in ninety five days.  In 2017 the home rented for $1325 in fifty seven days.  Final last month, 2019  we were able to get $1595 in  twelve days!  The 2019 rental price represents a 23% increase from 2014.

Laveen encompasses around 48 miles of space.  It is close to downtown Phoenix so it is a good area for Laveen property management.

 

Visit Laveen for more information.

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Phoenix Lease Agreement Creation

Our latest podcast is  now available and it closes our series on phoenix lease agreement must haves. To review; our first segment was about specific items to include in the lease.  Then our second segment reviewed lease payment information. In this segment we discuss HOA addendum, pet agreements and lease end/move out verbiage.  Our free tip relates to the conversion of the lease to month to month.  All three segments will help the Phoenix landlord to draft a comprehensive lease agreement.  The lease agreement is an essential item for successful property management in the phoenix area because it sets the expectations for both the landlord and the tenant.  We always suggest enforcing the lease agreement rather than making modifications once the tenant is in place. Also we suggest Phoenix landlord’s to be familiar with the AZ Landlord Tenant Act and you can obtain a copy here.  To listen to the first two segments visit us RPM.

 

 

 

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Phoenix Property Management Avondale Success!

Glenhurst, Avondale Arizona

RPM Phoenix Property Managers rented a property in Glenhurst in four days!  Glenhurst is a premium subdivision.  As a result,  Avondale is a desirable area for phoenix property managers.  It is south of Indian School, east of Dysart, north of Indian Springs and west of 107th Ave. Most of the community’s homes were developed around 2003 and construction was completed by 2005.  The homes have between three to six bedrooms on average and two to four bathrooms as a result this neighborhood is perfect for those seeking single-family homes.  Not surprisingly, this home has 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.  We first rented this home in 2014 for $950.00 and it took seven days and that tenant was in place until 2019.  In 2019 the home rented for $1295 and took four days.  The 2019 rental price represents a 36% increase from 2019.

 

Visit Avondale for more information.

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Phoenix Property Management Goodyear Success!

Welcome to Centerra, Goodyear Arizona!
Welcome to Centerra, Goodyear Arizona!

RPM Phoenix Property Managers just rented a property in Centerra in one day!  Centerra is a premium subdivision in Goodyear.  Goodyear is a desirable area for phoenix property managers.  It is south of Van Buren, east of Estrella, north of Yuma and west of Bullard. This neighborhood is perfect for those seeking single-family homes. The community’s homes were mostly developed around 2003, but newer construction homes were built as recently as 2005.  We first rented this four bed/three bath, single story rental home in 2011 for $950.00 and it took nine days.  Furthermore, in 2013 we saw the home rent for $950 and took 37 days.  In 2014 the home rented for $975 in 26 days.  In 2016 we were able to get $1199 in 35 days.  Final this month,2019  we were able to get $1395 in 1 day!  The 2019 rental price represents a 47% increase from 2011.

 

Visit Goodyear for more information.

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Real Property Management Phoenix
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