New Listing – Newbury Park $ 2350 – This Newbury Park house is an excellent place to call home. 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home on corner of quiet, tree covered neighborhood. Near parks and playgrounds and short walk to Santa Monica Mountains hiking trails. Large backyard with fencing and RV parking on side. All of our properties are well maintained and professionally managed.
Beautiful and Spacious home in The Oaks!! This lovely 3,729 sf home with 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, courtyard, arbor covered walkway and huge pool/spa is on an expansive 11,510 sf lot in the gated Oaks community at Wood Ranch/Long Canyon, Simi Valley. Huge center island and granite counter tops in kitchen with professional grade appliances. Hardwood, ceramic and carpeted flooring throughout, elegant lighting and dramatic wall finishes create beautiful living spaces. Nestled in the Simi Hills, adjacent to the Wood Ranch Golf Course and Country Club and across the road from the Reagan Library, this is gem for living the southern California life style; complete with gardener and pool man. Call us to schedule a viewing of this property at 805.499.7300.
This beautiful spacious single story home has 3 bedroom with large closets, an office room, Living room, Family room, Dining room and a large kitchen with lots of reachable cabinets and plenty of countertop space. Appliances include: Stove, Dishwasher, Oven, Microwave, Washer, Dryer and Trash compactor. This home in Dos Vientos is close to AWARD WINNING SYCAMORE CANYON K-8 School, SHOPPING COMPLEX and YMCA. It is also close to BORCHARD HIGH SCHOOL, HIKING TRAILS and RECREATION. Fresh paint and flooring, Gardener included.
Presidio Real Estate Services provides property management services in Newbury Park and Thousand Oaks, Ca. We manage single family residential properties, multi unit properties, and small commercial units.
Impeccable must-see 3 bedrm/ 2 bath home in the heart of Camarillo. Custom interior features: floors tile and hardwood throughout with built in cabinetry and shelving in every room and hallway; Rich Crown and Base molding. Chef worthy kitchen with GE Monogram built in fridge, side by side ovens in large island, large double sink in bay window; granite counter tops with spacious work surfaces, microwave, cooktop and dishwasher. Custom audio visual systems prewired with all receivers, amps and cables installed as well as 3 flat-screen tv mounts. Fireplaces in living room and family room as well as beautiful craftsman custom built in entertainment center, shelving and cabinetry. Laundry room with washer and dryer.
Landscaping is plush, garden setting with covered patio, built in gas BBQ and bar station and in-ground spa. Back yard is completely fenced with covered storage shed on east side. Sprinkling system on timers and gardener maintains; you enjoy. Presidio Real Estate Services provides property management services in Camarillo, Ca. We manage single family residential properties, multi unit properties, and small commercial units.
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Thousand Oaks Townhome. Built in 2003. 3 Bedroom + 2.5 in the heart of Thousand Oaks. 2 Story unit with over 1400 square feet, detached 2 car garage is 360 square feet and allows for private entry to the unit. In unit laundry room, washer and dryer included. Large kitchen has ample cabinet space with refrigerator. Separate dining room leads to a private patio with room for table, chairs and views of large mature oak trees. The living room has a gas fireplace and is separated from the kitchen by an arched doorway. Neutral color berber carpet throughout and custom tile work in the bathrooms. 1/2 bath downstairs and 2 full bathrooms upstairs. Easy 101 access and within walking distance to Westlake Promenade and other shopping
Presidio Real Estate Services provides property management services in Thousand Oaks, Ca. We manage single family residential properties, multi unit properties, and small commercial units.
The rental market showed significant strength in 2013. Rents for Single Family Homes and Condos increased 7% from 2012. The average price a tenant paid was $2538 compared up from $2392 in 2012. The number of properties leased remained fairly stable (supply), only 42 more units were leased in 2013. A new and significant development was the entry of Institutional Investors to the rental housing market. These investors, who have plenty of cash on hand are able to purchase properties in bulk, often at a steep discount. The homes are then converted to rental units and held for cash flow and appreciation. In our opinion this helped the overall market from a property owners perspective. Typically, units that employ professionall property managers demand higher rental rates. This is one reason property owners should consider hiring a professional property management company. The higher rents and better quality tenants will more than offset the fee paid to the property manager.
Renting a Home – How Much Will it Cost You?
Westlake Village was the most expensive place to rent in 2013 with rents averaging $3408 per month. However when you compare price per square foot (PPSQFT), Oak Park and Thousand Oaks were just as expensive at 1.72 on avg. In the East County area, Moorpark was the most affordable based on the size of the home at $1.39 psqft and Simi Valley had the lowest avg rents, $2374. Oxnard was the most affordable place to live in the West County at $1.32, but Ventura had the lower avg rents at $2010 per month.
2014 Outlook- We expect rents to increase a modest 2-3%. Our annual rental outlook report will be published in Feb 2014.
If you are considering selling or renting out your home, Presidio Real Estate Services can help you analyze the best path to take. We will crunch the numbers and make sure you have the information needed to make the decision that best fits your needs. We are Ventura County’s #1 Property Management and Real Estate company.
Gorgeous Thousand Oaks Home. 4 Bedroom 2 Baths, located near CLU and Thousand Oaks High School. New flooring, paint, appliances, and more. Large kitchen with attached dining area. Upgraded master bathroom and newer windows throughout. 2 car attached garage, A/C, landscaped front and year yards. Fabulous place to call home. Rent includes landscaping services. Please submit on pets,no cats. Available for move-in by Feb 1 2014.
Camarillo is an attractive and highly sought-after community to live in, I know as I spent most of my formative years living there. It was and still is, a great place to grow up in. On top of that, the real estate market for Camarillo has been a little more stable through recent economic conditions and the rental market is commanding excellent rents. As an owner of investment property, you understand how critical it is to procure and retain a quality tenant at the highest market rate. It takes on average over 30 hours of time to lease a property. Getting the property into show condition, showing, screening, selecting and then maintaining the relationship and the property…it’s a lot of work! Being the landlord isn’t for sissies.
Our name, Presidio Rental Solutions, is indicative of what we provide, a solution. And by solution we mean relieving your work burden and instilling peace of mind. It is our priority to lease your property with the most suitable and stable tenant. We attract that pool of tenant prospects through our marketing efforts which includes listing the property on the multiple listing service(MLS), thus attracting all members to submit qualified applicants and we pay outside agents if they bring the accepted tenant. We also place the listing on our own website and that site, along with the MLS pushes out the listing to approximately 40 other sites. This creates a healthy stream of potential tenants for screening.
To obtain the most qualified and longest term tenant for all of our clients, we do a very thorough vetting of the applicant’s credit history, criminal and background check, eviction history, verification of assets, income, employment and references; all this and judgment of character by personal meeting during showings of the property. This gives a level of confidence to recommend the applicant for owners approval. Our knowledge of the marketplace and current trends in the market allows us to determine the highest market rate rent.
We are confident you will find no other firm with the overall knowledge and expertise in regards to investment property management. Use our resources and expertise to quickly lease your property. You will have peace of mind knowing you have a well-qualified tenant as well as our advice and guidance. Our programs are easy to implement and can be structured to fit any owner’s needs.
Winterizing Maintenance Guide for Ventura County Property
We all know how severe our winter conditions are here in Ventura County! Fortunately, my A-frame at Channel Islands Harbor has that steep pitched roof for the snow and ice to slide right off…wink, wink. But with the season change, it is a good time to address some home maintenance tasks to prevent future costly repairs. Attention to these things will also save energy and keep all your home’s systems running smoothly. So where do you begin? The following should be on your radar for attention.
HVAC – Make sure your furnace is ready for cold weather. Check the filters and replace if dirty. Schedule an annual maintenance appointment; the technician will check all fuel connections, burner combustion and the heat exchanger. You should inspect floor registers and return ducts; clean and vacuum them.
Roof and Gutters – Clear all debris and note any structural issues that might interfere with drainage. Inspect the shingles and flashing. Seal cracks and holes in the flashing with roofing cement. If you have damaged or missing shingles and flashing, call a roofing contractor to obtain estimate for repair.
Drainage Systems – Remove debris and inspect for blockages; test drains with hose and watch for signs of pooling water. If there are issues contact a landscape contractor to restore good drainage.
Landscaping – Trees and shrubs can be destructive to your home, they trap moisture near the house, scrape surfaces when wind blows and drop branches that can severely damage. Prune them so that they are separated from the home’s exterior and overhanging branches are away from the roof structure. You should keep all plantings 3 feet away from stucco sidings that go to ground level as the watering of those plants will wick in to the stucco.
Inside and Out – Do a visual of all doors and windows; check for gaps and caulk them. Open doors and check the condition of the weatherstripping. If old or crumbling, remove and replace the weatherstripping to assure no drafty doors. Drafty electrical outlets can be remedied with thin foam pads from hardware stores placed behind the cover-plate. And remember to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms!
Routinely performing these tasks will extend the life of your home, prevent water damage, save energy and insure a comfy, cozy winter. Get started on them now and when you’re done, grab a cup of cocoa, get your spot on the couch, turn on the weather channel and watch that Wyoming blizzard in HD. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
Recent market conditions have yielded rents that are skyrocketing and homes that are still at great prices. This is causing some sellers to consider renting their home instead of selling it. After all, a homeowner can get great rental income now and perhaps wait until house values increase even further before selling.
Presido believes strongly that residential real estate is a great investment right now. However, if you have no experience as a landlord or investor in this sector, you may be headed for more trouble than you were looking for. Before renting your home make sure this is the right course of action for you and your family. Here are a few things to consider in making your decision.
- What happens if your tenant says they can’t afford to pay the rent this month because of more pressing obligations?
- How do you select a quality, long term, stable tenant for your property? How will you show the property? How do you write a lease?
- Have you interviewed a few experienced eviction attorneys in case a challenge does arise?
- Have you talked to your insurance company about a possible increase in premiums as liability is greater in a non-owner occupied home?
- What is your position on tenant having a pet? Dog or many dogs? Cats, salt water fish tank,6 ft boa constrictor?
- How will you actually collect the rent? By mail? In person?
- Who will take tenant calls when necessary repairs arise? Do you have a list of craftspeople readily available to handle these repairs?
- How often will you do a physical inspection of the property?
- Will you alert your current neighbors that you are renting the house?
As you can see, there are many issues(this is only a PARTIAL list) you must be prepared to address once you choose to rent your property. With careful planning and diligent effort, leasing your property can be rewarding. Again, renting out residential real estate historically is a great investment. Make sure you have decided to rent the house because you want to be an investor, not because you are hoping to get a few extra dollars by postponing a sale. And remember, Presidio Real Estate Services is always here to help you with these challenges, whether you’re looking to lease or sell.