8-27-rentalWhen you buy a property as a Napa rental investment, you join the world of investors who recognize the value of an investment that’s as solid as the ground we walk on—one with the additional advantage of providing a steady cash dividend. With those dual advantages, you’d wonder how other investments can offer much competition, were it not for one major consideration: your time.

That’s the part that not everyone fancies. A Napa rental investment is one that simply requires more active management attention than many others. You don’t have to check on your bond portfolio regularly, but when you have a house or condo rental, it’s a good idea to do so. You don’t have to monitor your stock investments to be sure you’re in compliance with the latest local, state, and local fair housing rulings, but for a Napa rental investment, it’s prudent. Your IRA holdings don’t require your attendance at seminars on risk management, but hands-on landlords sometimes show up at them.

No wonder everyone isn’t automatically drawn to rental real estate investments.

The truth is, Napa investors with sufficient free investment capital are also likely to be people whose time is at a premium. They’d like their investment to make life easier, not more complicated. Who can blame them?

As a strong proponent of the advantages of Napa rental investments, I’m happy to point out that there are two major solutions to those built-in drawbacks.

The easy solution is what folks who are close to retirement age sometimes discover about themselves: they like being landlords! If their time is actually not in critically short supply, retirees (or in today’s more common circumstance, semi-retirees) who have mastered a career or two of management challenges often find the hands-on administration of their rental investments to be a relatively low-intensity assignment. No sweat, since they have enough free time to do their due diligence where needed. Piece of cake!

The other solution is what busy people in leadership roles have learned to use in other spheres: delegation. And the lucky fact is, there is a whole industry staffed and ready to accept the assignment. They are our Napa professional property managers—eminently qualified and experienced in handling the management burdens their clients send them. Their fee can cover any part or all of the landlord’s duties, from composing tenant advertisements to collecting the rents…from monitoring Fair Housing compliance and supervising maintenance emergencies to preparing rigorous financial documentation.

This month’s market features some terrific Napa rental investment property offerings at prices that make them worth exploring. Give me a call for more details!


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Short sale approved at $440,000!! home with remodeled kitchen, upgraded cabinets and countertops, open floorplan with spacious layout including a huge separate family room. New windows and newer roof, new...
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,850 sq ft
  • 7,000 lot
  • $230,000
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Great happy valley investment...large lot with darling little house easy to expand..plenty of room for all your r.v. and parking..1 car attached garage has great potential
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 671 sq ft
  • 7,503 lot
  • $249,900
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LEGAL STEAL! MUST SELL!! DON'T MISS THIS GOLD MINE! INCOME $700/MO .GREAT STARTER 3+2+DA+GUESTHOUSE(LEGAL GARAGE CONVERSION) NEW CENTRAL H&A, WOOD FLRS, COPPER PLUMBING, SMOOTH CEILINGS, CROWN MOLDING, CEILING FANS, NEW...
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,128 sq ft
  • 5,900 lot
  • $300,000
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HUGE PRICE REDUCTION!!!Historical Craftsman w/loads of charm.Huge Formal LR,original features:hardwood floors,doors & hardware glass & brass doorknobs,kit with 'ice box' cabinetry,mosaic tile counter,coved ceilings,wrap around porch has been enclosed,orig sash...
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,064 sq ft
  • 3,850 lot
  • $330,000
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REDUCED PRICE!!!!Huge Lot!!! You can build up to 4 Units.This cozy home offers a rennovated kitchen and bathroom, new windows. Den has been converted into a huge bedroom, without permit,...
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,146 sq ft
  • 8,685 lot
  • $439,000
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Great corner lot in downtown area historic willmore area, property needs works, priced to sell subject to bank approval
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,338 sq ft
  • 2,496 lot
  • $189,900
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Fabulous Architecture! Authentic Custom Victorian beauty with 1,230 square foot FIVE car detached garage. Designed and constructed to look like it was built in the Queen Anne period, but actually...
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,200 sq ft
  • 7,900 lot
  • $349,000
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Unobstructed Pacific Ocean & Island Views! This beautiful Contemporary tri-level shows incredible attention to detail with casual elegance throughout. The 9 foot windows & glass take advantage of the sweeping...
  • 3 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,971 sq ft
  • 5,994 lot
  • $180,000
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Beautiful home.
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,179 sq ft
  • 6,700 lot
  • $104,900
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WOW! GORGEOUS beautiful JOHN LAING HOME.4bed+3bath(1bed+1bath:down stairs),3car split garage.Many upgraded looks like model house.Wood blinds,upgrade kitchen:stainless steel appliances/center island/granit counters:same model/glass cabinet(extra cabinet:upgrade)/kitchen floor upgrade title.Fireplace & surround sound in...
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,745 sq ft
  • 7,000 lot
  • $140,000
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APPROVED SHORT SALE SINCE YESTERDAY 8/17/2009, Buyer not responding, please call me for details how to get this property inmediately.The Best unit in complex and very affordable, don't waste your...
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 853 sq ft
  • -- lot
  • $249,000
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Is already on negotiator desk. send your offer we can close very soon. Great condition POOL home. with lots of upgrades such as, ceramic tile floors downstairs, and laminated wood...
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,234 sq ft
  • 6,969 lot
  • $215,000
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Walk to Carver Elem school and Cerritos Senior CTR. Next door to brand new Million dollar mansions.Brand new top of the line baths w/ sitting showerstall,Jacuzzi tub & new copper...
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,326 sq ft
  • 4,280 lot
  • $499,999
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Property is 3 bed 2 bath profile shows 2 bed 1 bath. 1 bed 1 bath in main house & garage converted without permits. Buyer to verify all permits and...
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,323 sq ft
  • 8,804 lot
  • $399,999
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IMPRESSIVE LG 1 BR + LG LOFT TOWNHOUSE IN CENTER OF VALENCIA.DIRECT ACCESS.WOOD FLOORS ON MOST OF 1ST FLOOR.CROWN MOULDINGS,CEILING FANS, RECESSED LIGHTING, & SURROUND SOUND WIRING. CUSTOM, NEUTRAL DECOR...
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,332 sq ft
  • 6,647 lot
  • $399,999
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  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 617 sq ft
  • 2,962 lot
  • $499,999
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A single story beauty. All new appliances. It has new dishwasher and freestanding gas range. A total of 4 good sized bedrooms and additional storage room. Laminated floors. Backyard with...
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,213 sq ft
  • 6,000 lot
  • $530,000
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SELLER IS A RELOCATION COMPANY and WILL CONSIDER ALL OFFERS! SINGLE LEVEL OCEAN VIEW COTTAGE HOME IN EMERALD BAY! A TURNKEY 3 BEDROOM AND 2 BATH HOME ON A 9000...
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,314 sq ft
  • 9,150 lot
  • $609,000
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cosmetic fixer.
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,764 sq ft
  • 7,360 lot
  • $460,000
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A great buy, a great opportunity! Beautiful plan 4 Balboa - many upgrades throughout. Small office off the master suite. Dual staircases to the bonus/guest bedroom. Wonderful front porch and...
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,100 sq ft
  • -- lot
  • $319,000
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This home has it all! You must see it! A huge corner lot located on a private culdesac, with open views & light pouring in. 1st floor master suite with...
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,600 sq ft
  • 8,000 lot
  • $159,000
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RARE UPGRADED SOUTH FACING UNIT WITH 2 CAR ATTACHED GARAGE..VIEWS OF BEAR MTN SKI AREA & SURROUNDING MTN RANGE..LARGE PRIVATE SUNDECK,GREAT ROOM W/VAULTED BEAM CEILING,SKYLIGHT & WARM FIREPLACE..SKI CONDO TURNKEY...
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 950 sq ft
  • 10,776 lot
  • $395,000
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This is a Beauty!!!you MUST see it !!Built in 2005!!5 bed, 3 Bath..you can not miss this one!!!Short sale approved by the bank. One offer submitted!!!
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,400 sq ft
  • 5,000 lot
  • $235,000
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Fabulous Sherborne- Guard Gated Covenant Hills.Tuscan Style over $500,000 interior upgrades/Lot Prem.with 240'view with Ocean. Mature Fabulous landscape:pool, outdoor gourmet kitchen, Stone work, Paver walkways & Drives, 5 fountains, mature...
  • 5 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 5,000 sq ft
  • 10,200 lot
  • $359,900
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Don't miss this adorable property that has been completely updated! Newer stainless steel kitchen appliances w/ marble counter tops, new kitchen cabinets, new & charming bathroom w/ subway tiles, pedestal...
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 552 sq ft
  • 888 lot
  • $300,000
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New Gorgeous Custom Homes (several plans available, prices will vary w/different sq ft options)* Buyers to work with builder to customize existing plans, finishes *Unique opportunity in Orange County to...
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 5,000 sq ft
  • 43,560 lot
  • $300,000
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New Gorgeous Custom Homes (several plans available, prices will vary w/different sq ft options)* Buyers to work with builder to customize existing plans, finishes *Unique opportunity in Orange County to...
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 5,000 sq ft
  • 43,560 lot
  • $340,000
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Santa Rosa Valley Hidden Meadows Estate w/Pool/Barn.Inspiring in its classic Mediterranean architecture. Downstairs office/study.Enormous gourmet island kitchen w/granite counter tops,built-in refrigerator, double ovens,eat in kitchen.Downstairs guest bedroom with private bath.Secluded...
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 4,649 sq ft
  • 96,268 lot
  • $349,000
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Great starter home located near shopping, schools and freeway. This home has a pool sized lot, just needs a little TLC.
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 700 sq ft
  • 6,750 lot
  • $400,000
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All offers are subject to Seller and Lender approval.Great lowered price. A wonderful opportunity to own an unique home on Catalina conveniently located only 2 blocks from the beach &...
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,700 sq ft
  • 1,263 lot
  • $185,000
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