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How to Prepare a House to Rent in Murrieta's West Side & Nearby
Lisa Delzompo, May Your Home Be Too Small for All Your Friends! (PRW Lending, Inc)

How to Prepare a House to Rent in Murrieta's West Side & Nearby

 --For more on "How to rent in Murrieta's West Side," call local broker/owner Frank Delzompo at 951-326-7330, property manager in Murrieta and surrounding areas.

how prepare rent house murrieta west side property manager company amenities military clause clean repair curb appeal advertise tenant1. Check the Condition of the Home and Update/Repair

As a landlord, you have to provide a safe and not unhealthful home for your tenants.  Plus, an updated and clean home will also allow you to charge rent at the higher end of the market in Murrieta.  When looking to update and repair a house for rent, here are some tips:

  • Clean it!  Either you must get the house or unit clean, or pay a professional cleaning team to do the job.  
  • Paint it!  Hopefully, you only need some paint patched up, but if need be, a whole house painting is a quick way to make the whole place shout, "Rent me!"  Old oak cabinets look new again with a simple fresh, white paint and some nickel-varnished knobs.  SEE the picture to the right -->  It's not the same kitchen as the pic below it, but you get the idea as to which -- as a tenant -- you'd rather rent.
  • Floors: carpet needs to be steam-cleaned and - you'll know it when you see it -- possibly replaced.  
  • Plumbing: fix leaks, making the house look and feel ready for move-in.  
  • Electric: make sure it is in good repair by having a handman take a look.
  • how prepare rent house murrieta west side property manager company amenities military clause clean repair curb appeal advertise tenantSmoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors need to be in and functioning before you rent out a house in Murrieta CA, and elsewhere in CA.
  • Prune and spruce up that yard both for marketing pictures and for curb appeal to potential tenants who will see the home and try to decide whether to rent it.  See "Top 10 Curb Appeal Tips, Each for Under $99."

2.  Change Your Homeowner's Insurance

Call your insurer and let them know you will rent out the house in Murrieta's West Side and nearby areas.  It is typically more than if you were remaining in the home.

 

 

 

 


how prepare rent house murrieta west side property manager company amenities military clause clean repair curb appeal advertise tenant3.  Determine What Rent a Tenant Should Pay

You can do research on Realtor.com, or rental home sites all around the internet, call on "for rent" signs in the neighborhood, etc., to figure out what rent your Murrieta house should garner.  Or, your property manager can help you by pulling up rental listings for homes near yours, as well as have current experience in the Murrieta rental market as to what a 3, 4, 5 or 6 bedroom home in Murrieta's West Side will rent for; Frank routinely gets the high end of market rent for a townhome we own, about $200 more per month than the townhome next door.  How?  He knows the market, he's in the thick of tenants calling in need of housing, and he's constantly turning over inventory and putting in new tenants.  What are the top amenities of each particular unique property?  That'sa specialty of Frank's, and finding the tenant to whom those amenities matter.  To the right is an image of  rents for Murrieta homes rented by Frank at Sand to Sea Properties.  You may call Frank at 951-326-7330.

4.  Decide Who Will Manage the House You Want to Rent Out

The upside of renting out the house yourself is, you save yourself the money that you would pay a property manager.  You figure out how to find a tenant, what lease to use, what terms to write into the lease in addition to the ones that are standard, what disclosures to give, how to document the condition of the property, whether to consider all rental applicants or just one at a time, etc.  You take care of calls from the tenant for repairs or problems: gushing water pipes, hole in the wall, water heater or AC not working... they call you and you figure out who can repair it, coordinate entry with the tenant, supervise the work and pay the bill. And, finally, you figure out how to chase the rent if the tenant doesn't pay or doesn't pay on time or breaks the lease.  Do you have the time to research and handle all of these items?

Or, you hire all these functions out to a property manager.   What do they charge?  Most management companies charge half or more of a month's rent just to place a tenant, and then 10% of the gross rent collected each month.  Frank at Sand to Sea Properties charges somewhat less: call for his current fees.  He likely will cut you a military or family discount if you mention this blog post.

What does a property manager do inMurrieta's West Side and nearby areas?  A local Murrieta management company like ours  has experience and a procedure to follow to:

  • Clean, repair and prepare the property for rent in Murrieta's West Side neighborhood and nearby,
  • A set of service providers they know, like and trust, and to whom they refer a lot of regular business.  This includes repair services, landscape, appliance repair, plumbing, electrical, etc.  
  • Advertising for a tenant, getting maximum coverage of the listing on the internet, etc., to get the most interested applicants who are willing to pay the best combination of rent and terms (2 year lease? etc.) that works for you -- what rent is asked and what tenant is chosen are ultimately up to you, the owner of the house.  
  • Understand military clauses in the lease, and help you decide, do you want or need one?
  • Ongoing rent collection, payment of repairs, communication with the tenant regarding compliance with various HOA, city or other requirements.  Remember, the property manager is your agent, representing you, and cannot control the reactions of other players in the rental management sphere; however, the property manager does his or her best to get you the best outcome in each situation.
  • Turnover of the house if the tenant breaks the lease, including protecting your rights in relation to security deposit, last month's rent and repairs.

For a free, no obligation consultation regarding how to rent a house in Murrieta's West Side and nearby areas, please feel free to call Frank at 951-326-7330.  You can see more about Murrieta home rentals and property management at our website, Sand to Sea Properties.com.  And we're here as well to help with buying and selling a home in Temecula's Harveston and nearby areas.

 

 

Lisa Delzompo (951-704-4559)

"May your home always be too small ... to hold all your friends!"

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Is your home getting too small?  Need a FREE Home Valuation?  Preparing to Sell a Home?  Click here to submit a form online, or Call Frank at 951-326-7330 for a free consultation.

CA Dept of Real Estate, Real Estate Broker License #01379811;

NMLS Identifer #331744

REAL ESTATE:  www.SandToSeaProperties.com.  Covering northern San Diego, Oceanside, Temecula, Murrieta, Riverside County and desert areas of Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree and Twentynine Palms, CA.

LOANS:  PRW Lending, Inc. Call direct 951-704-4559, or email me at lisa(@)sand2sea.us  

 

 

 

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Market Report for West Side of Murrieta - Homes for Sale 12-2012
Lisa Delzompo, May Your Home Be Too Small for All Your Friends! (PRW Lending, Inc)

Market Report for West Side of Murrieta -  Homes for Sale 12-2012

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The West Side of Murrieta's homes for sale are an eclectic mix of neighborhoods, but locals differentiate between this large area and other sections of Murrieta.  In part, it may be because the homes are connected to Murrieta Valley High School.  Mostly, I think it's that the homes are in proximity to the Santa Rosa Plateau to the west, which gives some beautiful views and also afternoon breezes that come east, usually, off the Plateau.

Here's the area on a map:

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You can click the map to search homes on Murrieta's West Side.

These neighborhoods include:

As of December 2012, the grip of the Short Sale seems to be lessening across this larger area of Murrieta.

A Short Sale is where the owner has to ask his lender to take less than - "short of" - what is owed on the loan, usually trying to show a hardship forces the sale.  These transactions take longer than standard sales or bank-owned (i.e., real estate owned, or REO) sales.

If you'd like a free consultation with a local, experienced real estate broker, you may want to call my husband, Frank at 951-326-7330.  He is a real estate agent and also retired military, which gives him a lot of insight and experience as frequently, if you are not military yourself, the party across the table from you is.  You may also email Frank.  

 

Lisa Delzompo (951-704-4559)

"May your home always be too small ... to hold all your friends!"

free market analysis icon link to sandtoseaproperties.com

Is your home getting too small?  Need a FREE Home Valuation?  Preparing to Sell a Home?  Click here to submit a form online, or Call Frank at 951-326-7330 for a free consultation.

CA Dept of Real Estate, Real Estate Broker License #01379811;

NMLS Identifer #331744

REAL ESTATE:  www.SandToSeaProperties.com.  Covering northern San Diego, Oceanside, Temecula, Murrieta, Riverside County and desert areas of Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree and Twentynine Palms, CA.

LOANS:  PRW Lending, Inc. Call direct 951-704-4559, or email me at lisa(@)sand2sea.us  

 

 

 

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Market Report for Murrieta West Side Homes for Sale - July 2012
Lisa Delzompo, May Your Home Be Too Small for All Your Friends! (PRW Lending, Inc)

Market Report for Murrieta West Side Homes for Sale - July 2012

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The neighborhoods west of the 15 freeway in Murrieta, CA, are an eclectic mix of lovely tracts of single family and also townhomes, mini-mansions, one-twos manufactured or stick-built homes and even ranches.  It's grouped together by local residents as "the West Side" due to location and access to the same amenities: while elementary schools are several, the homes are mostly connected to Thompson Middle School and Murrieta Valley High School, though some make the choice to go to Murrieta Mesa High School just across the freeway at Los Alamos.  It surrounds Old Town Murrieta, and gives easy access to freeways for commuting via Clinton Keith, Kalmia/Cal Oaks and Murrieta Hot Springs onramps to the 15 freeway, as well as being within 10 to 15 minutes of amenities such as restaurants and shopping throughout Murrieta and in Temecula just to the south.

Lisa Delzompo (951-704-4559)

"May your home always be too small ... to hold all your friends!"

free market analysis icon link to sandtoseaproperties.com

Is your home getting too small?  Need a FREE Home Valuation?  Preparing to Sell a Home?  Click here to submit a form online, or Call Frank at 951-326-7330 for a free consultation.

CA Dept of Real Estate, Real Estate Broker License #01379811;

NMLS Identifer #331744

REAL ESTATE:  www.SandToSeaProperties.com.  Covering northern San Diego, Oceanside, Temecula, Murrieta, Riverside County and desert areas of Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree and Twentynine Palms, CA.

LOANS:  PRW Lending, Inc. Call direct 951-704-4559, or email me at lisa(@)sand2sea.us  

 

 

 

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Market Report for Murrieta West Side Homes for Sale and Real Estate
Lisa Delzompo, May Your Home Be Too Small for All Your Friends! (PRW Lending, Inc)

Market Report for Murrieta West Side Homes for Sale and Real Estate as of 6-2012, including communities on the West Side of the 15 freeway such as:

  • Tenaja,
  • Bear Creek,
  • Copper Canyon,
  • The Murrieta Ranchos,
  • The Vineyard at Bremerton,
  • Creekside,
  • Old Town Murrieta near Murrieta Elementary School.

 

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What do these numbers mean?  The first one that jumps out is the high number of Pending home sales, compared to the Active and Sold.  This is an effect created by Short Sales.  In a Short Sale, a homeseller owes more on the home than it can fetch in the current market, so the seller has to ask his lender to take "short" of what is owed.  The Short Sale process requires lots of financial documentation from the seller showing a hardship, and the banks are swamped, so the result is that these transactions take a long time from when they are started.  To do a Short Sale, the homeseller is well served to find a buyer who's willing to buy the home if the short sale succeeds, so that the Short Sale bank has an offer in front of it when it finally gets to the file.  Having a buyer under contract on the home with a long wait time is what causes the Pending number to be high, and what tells us that this is a heavy Short Sale market.

The good news for buyers is that buyers have options in this real estate market in Murrieta's West Side, and surrounding areas:

  • Have an agent who knows how to protect them from being "stuck" on a single Short Sale home; 
  • Catch a Short Sale home when an earlier buyer has given up and moved on, and the Short Sale bank finally approves the sale; 
  • Have the buyer's loan submitted and approved during the Short Sale wait; 
  • Focus on bank-owned and standard sales and Short Sales that are well along in the process, etc.

To search homes for sale in Murrieta's West Side, you can:

1.  Go to Sand to Sea Properties' website and search with NO LOGIN,

2.  Go to Sand to Sea Properties' website and search with higher functionality, the ability to log in and save searches, etc.

3.  Fill out a form and HAVE US FIND HOMES.

4.  See the map search feature below. 

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Lisa Delzompo (951-704-4559)

"May your home always be too small ... to hold all your friends!"

free market analysis icon link to sandtoseaproperties.com

Is your home getting too small?  Need a FREE Home Valuation?  Preparing to Sell a Home?  Click here to submit a form online, or Call Frank at 951-326-7330 for a free consultation.

CA Dept of Real Estate, Real Estate Broker License #01379811;

NMLS Identifer #331744

REAL ESTATE:  www.SandToSeaProperties.com.  Covering northern San Diego, Oceanside, Temecula, Murrieta, Riverside County and desert areas of Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree and Twentynine Palms, CA.

LOANS:  PRW Lending, Inc. Call direct 951-704-4559, or email me at lisa(@)sand2sea.us  

 

 

 

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Homes for Sale in Murrieta 92562 - July 2011
Lisa Delzompo, May Your Home Be Too Small for All Your Friends! (PRW Lending, Inc)

Homes for Sale in Murrieta 92562 - July 2011

 

Do you just want to look at homes for sale in the 92562 zip code?  It can be hard to find a search feature that limits your search to the 92562.  The above search is a map search that gets as targeted as possible in showing only homes in the 92562, and yet it is not perfect.  As with researching any home search, you should do your homework to make sure the home fits your criteria, including whether it technically is a home for sale in the zip code 92562.

Other investigations you should undertake include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Megan's law search for proximity of predators (remember, even this database is only 75% accurate, I've heard).
  2. Drive-bys at different times of day.  Who is around? What is traffic like?  Do you feel comfortable?
  3. Location of the sun at different times of the day for that 92562 home for sale.  How does this affect your perception of the backyard?  Is the pool shaded all afternoon?  Does the sun heat the back of the house throught the afternoon (hello, AC bill)..
  4. Distance to the schools your child will attend.  Does it matter to you whether a child can he or she walk home if need be?  
  5. Distance to shopping and restaurants.  Do you want to be able to walk to Starbucks?  Have walking trails in the community?
  6. Your perceptions of the neighbors.  Talk to people.  Chat about what they like and don't like about the street, neighborhood, city, commute.  Do you feel comfortable around these people as neighbors?

Ivestigate, investigate, investigate.  Once you've bought a home, you can remodel everything about it, except moving it from the spot where it sits.  Make sure you're comfortable there, and, ideally, love it.

Here's a list of some neighborhoods you might want to consider rather than the broader search for homes for sale in 92562's zip code:

Amberwalk condos for sale - community pool, gated, views of the Murrieta city amphitheater and Santa Rosa Plateau.

Bear Creek homes and detached condos in the gated, coveted golf and tennis community that perches to the northwest hills of Murrieta.

Copper Canyon homes for sale - pool homes, view homes, all with the awarding winning Cole Canyon Elementary school ranked 10 on a scale of 10.

Murrieta Ranchos - large semi-custom ranch-style homes on large lots with pools and views to the Santa Rosa Plateau, around the corner from Murrieta Valley High School and Thompson Middle School.

Creekside - lovely homes on quiet, tree-lined streets just about a half mile south of Murrieta Valley High School.  Many of these homes have pools, views, and closer proximity to Murrieta Elementary School (about a mile away).

Greer Ranch - gated community with community pool, many homes with views as the hills are terraced with homes, extensive HOA amenities and proximity to Vista Murrieta High School and the 215 freeway.

Lisa Delzompo (951-704-4559)

"May your home always be too small ... to hold all your friends!"

free market analysis icon link to sandtoseaproperties.com

Is your home getting too small?  Need a FREE Home Valuation?  Preparing to Sell a Home?  Click here to submit a form online, or Call Frank at 951-326-7330 for a free consultation.

CA Dept of Real Estate, Real Estate Broker License #01379811;

NMLS Identifer #331744

REAL ESTATE:  www.SandToSeaProperties.com.  Covering northern San Diego, Oceanside, Temecula, Murrieta, Riverside County and desert areas of Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree and Twentynine Palms, CA.

LOANS:  PRW Lending, Inc. Call direct 951-704-4559, or email me at lisa(@)sand2sea.us  

 

 

 

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Video of Murrieta Bank-Owned Pool Home's Yard - Needs TLC
Lisa Delzompo, May Your Home Be Too Small for All Your Friends! (PRW Lending, Inc)

Video of Murrieta Bank-Owned Pool Home

 

Amenities of this neighborhood and this home:

  • Quiet, tree-lined streets with sidewalks,
  • Large, open floor plan, over 3600 sq ft,
  • Granite counters in kitchen,
  • Wooden and wrought-iron staircase,
  • Bedroom and office downstairs,
  • Pool has jacuzzi and waterfall,
  • Views unobstructed of the Santa Rosa Plateau to the west,
  • On a cul-de-sac,
  • Half mile to Thompson Middle School,
  • 3/4 mile to Murrieta Valley High School,

Keep in mind, we do not have this listing.  I would love to have it, since it is so close to where I live and work, but for now I will be waiting for it to come on the market, for it to have signs in the yard and for it to be open for offers from my clients who want a Murrieta bank-owned pool home with views on a cul-de-sac and are ready for a fixer-upper as far as the back yard goes.  I have not recently seen the inside, but it was highly upgraded before going through the foreclosure process. 

Here is video of a well-maintained pool in the same neighborhood (also not currently listed, but audio has some more information on the Murrieta pool homes in the Vineyard, and it's a lovely pool:

 

Lisa Delzompo (951-704-4559)

"May your home always be too small ... to hold all your friends!"

free market analysis icon link to sandtoseaproperties.com

Is your home getting too small?  Need a FREE Home Valuation?  Preparing to Sell a Home?  Click here to submit a form online, or Call Frank at 951-326-7330 for a free consultation.

CA Dept of Real Estate, Real Estate Broker License #01379811;

NMLS Identifer #331744

REAL ESTATE:  www.SandToSeaProperties.com.  Covering northern San Diego, Oceanside, Temecula, Murrieta, Riverside County and desert areas of Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree and Twentynine Palms, CA.

LOANS:  PRW Lending, Inc. Call direct 951-704-4559, or email me at lisa(@)sand2sea.us  

 

 

 

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Market Report Murrieta West Side
Lisa Delzompo, May Your Home Be Too Small for All Your Friends! (PRW Lending, Inc)

Market Report for Murrieta's West Side, August 2010

Here are my market reports since March 2010 and now in August 2010 in the Murrieta's West side community, with analysis to follow:

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The market for homes for sale in Murrieta's West Side appears to reflect what the overall housing market has done:

  • In May, homes Pending sale increased as buyers were looking to take advantage of the Federal Homebuyer tax credit. Our personal experience with our brokerage's many buyers in that Spring 2010 time frame, too, was that the clients saw the value of purchasing a home at monthly costs lower than renting. So for our clients, the Federal Tax Credit was just an added bonus to doing what they already thought was the smart financial move for them. Similarly on the west side of Murrieta, there was a clear spike in purchases, with buyers trying to get into contract by April 30 or close by June 30 (the original Fed Tax credit deadline). 

 

  • The higher number of Pendings in the market for West Side Murrieta homes over these months relates to Short Sale activity, where buyers are stuck waiting for the bank that holds the seller's note to approve a sale price at far less than the seller owes.  This can take from 2 to 6 months to play out. That means there were a lot of Murrieta West Side homes that went Pending in April and showing as Pending in May, June, July, and August when they finally closed, keeping the Pending figure for Murrieta homes looking like there are lots of homes going into escrow, when in fact, they were sitting for months as "Pending" while waiting on the short sale bank's approval. 

 

  • It therefore appears the Murrieta West Side market was bought into by people at risk of having the home later go to short sale, due to factors of Bubble-high pricing, appraisals including homes that sold as "kited" prices (buyers offering a lot OVER the list price and getting appraisers to go along, falsely lifting market prices) as well as, of course, the Non-traditional loan products that were foisted on some buyers. The markets in Murrieta and Temecula that had far more Short Sales are typically the tracts with master-developed floorplans and on similar-sized lots.

 

  • Timing of a buyer's offer on short sale homes in Murrieta's West Side is very important in this market. In Short Sales, the home stays on the market as Pending while the buyer with the first accepted offer gets anxious to be moved into a new home, and in fact the seller's bank allows the short sale approval deadline in the buyer's Short Sale Addendum to pass. This frees the buyer to move on and go ahead on offers on homes that might allow for a quicker close date. At that point, the home is much closer to an approval on the short sale.  Then, a buyer who comes into the market at this later time has a good chance to get their offer to the front of the line and buy a short sale home in the market Murrieta's West Side while waiting much less time than an original offeror would have had to wait.

We are helping our clients in this market, trying to keep the wait as short as possible to get into a Murrieta West Side home. Clients should consider both the speed of getting into the home, and the ease or difficulty of selling at some point down the road. Analyzing the market report for the West Side of Murrieta and surrounding areas helps prepared you ahead of time in making these decisions.

You can search Murrieta homes for sale at our website. Or you can have us set up an automated search through the MLS that emails you West Side Murrieta homes - or any other geographically-determined area here - as soon as they hit the market. We would be happy to help.

Lisa Delzompo (951-704-4559)

"May your home always be too small ... to hold all your friends!"

free market analysis icon link to sandtoseaproperties.com

Is your home getting too small?  Need a FREE Home Valuation?  Preparing to Sell a Home?  Click here to submit a form online, or Call Frank at 951-326-7330 for a free consultation.

CA Dept of Real Estate, Real Estate Broker License #01379811;

NMLS Identifer #331744

REAL ESTATE:  www.SandToSeaProperties.com.  Covering northern San Diego, Oceanside, Temecula, Murrieta, Riverside County and desert areas of Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree and Twentynine Palms, CA.

LOANS:  PRW Lending, Inc. Call direct 951-704-4559, or email me at lisa(@)sand2sea.us  

 

 

 

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