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Buying Stockton Rental Property – A Step By Step How to Guide

Buying Stockton Rental Property – A Step By Step How to Guide

By RPM Central Valley

After the collapse of the Real Estate market in 2008 there were many foreclosures and short sales than we’ve ever had but that also create huge opportunity for investors to buy Stockton Rental Property.

If you’re thinking about Stockton Rental property but don’t know how to get started, this post will provide you with a step-by-step “how to” guide for buying rentals in Stockton, CA.

“If you have the option, owning assets that produce income is a better financial strategy than owning assets that generate expenses.” – Source Forbes Magazine

Step 1 – Define What Rental Property You’re Searching For

Are you interested in buying rental properties which you will use for long term rentals or short term rentals?

Some of the other important questions you should ask are:

  • How much money can you put down?
  • What is the monthly payment you can afford until you rent your property?
  • What are properties renting for in your Stockton target area?
  • How much income can you expect from your rental each month after expenses?

Get Pre-Approved For a Mortgage Loan

After you know the rental property you are searching for it’s important for you to get pre-approved for a mortgage loan so you can buy a Stockton Rental Property.

Before accepting just any mortgage loan you should get quotes from at least 5 lenders or mortgage brokers to insure that you are able to get the lowest mortgage interest rate possible since mortgage interest rates are now hovering near 3 percent or lower.

Start Shopping For a Rental Home

Once you’ve been pre-approved for a rental you should start shopping for a rental home in Stockton.

Tip – During the process of shopping for a rental you shouldn’t let “shiny objects” like a renovated kitchen or massive bathroom distract you from buying a great home which you should be able to rent right away.

Make an Offer on a Rental Home

Now that you’ve found a rental property the next step is to make an offer on the rental you want to purchase.

Before making an offer it’s best to hire a broker / Real Estate Agent for this purpose just so you can submit an intelligent offer instead of paying more for a home than what it’s worth.

Get a Home Inspection

One of the final steps to buying a Stockton Rental Property is to get a home inspection before agreeing to submit an offer on the home.

You will be able to find a home inspector online or your broker / agent will be able to recommend a home inspector for this purpose.

Hire a Stockton Property Manager

Last of all, but most important, after you’ve purchased a Stockton Rental Property you should hire a property management company to manage the rental property for you.

Hiring a Stockton Property Management company will save you the time, money and hassle of managing a rental yourself and ultimately give you more time to focus on growing your rental property portfolio.

To learn more about what you should look for in a Stockton Rental Property, or to get property management service for your rentals, contact RPM Central Valley today by CLICKING HERE or calling us at (800) 535-7381.