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Residential Income Properties in California: Rent (Out) a Home


When renting or investing in a residential income property, there are several things to consider.

Rebecca Satti Realtor will discuss the different types of residential income properties and what’s the most suitable type for your risk appetite. If you’re looking to rent, you’ll benefit from great neighborhoods, schools, jobs, and safety — all of these without the responsibilities that come with owning a property.

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For Aspiring Investors

Here are some of the things you need to consider before investing in a residential income property for sale:

1. Fire Notice For New Buyers

Buyers must be informed if the property is a high-risk fire area. A document must be signed as proof that they are aware of the potential dangers, and you, the investor, must have a list of everything vulnerable to fire damage, such as roof coverings and vents.

2. Homestead Exemption

Owning a home in California makes investors eligible for a homestead exemption. This protects you from losing the property even when filing for bankruptcy. Since the beginning of 2021, $300,000 to $600,000 of a property's equity cannot be taken away by judgment creditors. This exemption makes it possible for you to manage any debts without losing your property.


For Aspiring Tenants

Here are some reasons renting is better than buying a house in California:

1. It Makes Life Easier

Because you don't own the property, you are free from property taxes. The owner is typically responsible for paying dues, such as maintenance and utility fees. This gives you the benefit of using your money on more immediate necessities, such as furniture and appliances.

2. It Provides Flexibility

As a tenant, you don't need to save up for a financially debilitating down payment, such as one would pay for a house. All you need is a mutually agreed upon binding contract with your landlord regarding the rent and various regulations. The hassle of putting up a house and lot on the market is also a weight off your shoulders should you choose to move.

3. It Reduces Financial Risk

Being a renter has its perks. One is being free of any financial risks as you are not tied down and can move about freely. Home depreciation and credit score damage are also non-factors you won't have to bother with. You can also have the advantage of using your money to save and invest in a small business or other real estate ventures.

Looking for the best residential income property to invest in is a complex process with a lot of decisions to make. Partner with me, and I will take care of everything you need from location to negotiation. Get in touch to learn more about what I can do for you.

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