Investment Property For Sale

Looking for an Investment Property? How to Find Income Properties

Whether you are an experienced investor or just starting out, knowing what to look for in an investment property is critical to maximizing your return. When to buy and how to find investment properties are also very important aspects to real estate investments. The U.S. housing market struggled to find balance over the past few years, hampered by too few homes being chased by too many buyers. This drives up home prices, particularly in hotter areas, where bidding wars and gentrification are taking place. Whether you plan to have a rental property for residential tenants, vacant land, vacation rentals or commercial businesses, it’s important to consider these tips before buying an investment property.

1. Buying at the right price is critical

Understand what the real estate market is going to do and study the real estate trends in your area. Be patient, negotiate and don’t be afraid to walk away from a property. Don’t get emotionally attached to an investment property for sale. If you are unsure, we suggest contacting a well qualified real estate agent like Donn Bree or Meriah Druliner!

2. Find a good property manager

A property management company is usually run by a licensed real estate agent. A good one will understand how to manage tenants and get the best possible value from your rental property. They should conduct reference checks and make sure renters can pay on time. Be prepared to enforce and evict tenants.

3. Consider turnkey properties for sale

Kicking off a large scale renovation isn’t for everybody. If you need a steady stream of income, buying a turnkey property occupied with reliable, long-term tenants is a great way to get started. These turkey properties are typically a little more expensive up front but can save you money on contractors, permits and refinancing.

4. Arrange financing before making offers

It’s important to be prepared before you start making offers on properties. This includes lining up financing with a local community bank for a short-term loan or a conventional mortgage for more long-term rental investments. Once you’ve made a few rental property purchases, you can start borrowing money privately from friends, family and investors.

5. Don’t expect your property to always appreciate.

Even in California, the real estate market experiences fluctuations. If you’re planning on flipping, remember that while home values can fall, rental fees are more resilient. This enables your to forecast cash flow, calculate returns on an investment property and plan on investing in more properties for sale.

Investment Property in the San Diego Backcountry

In the backcountry, many real estate trends precede changes that take place in metropolitan areas. Our expert backcountry real estate agents have noticed the market softening as potential buyers are opting to hold their down payments and wait for prices to come down. We believe that these developments make San Diego backcountry investment properties a good buy for those interested in turnkey rentals, vacation rentals (Airbnb, VRBO, Homeaway) or wholesale properties for buy and sale. Donn Bree, Red Hawk Realty Brokerage owner, adds that investing in a rental property for sale in the backcountry is a smart buy because they are currently very popular among tourists.

“Clients are looking for a rural get-a-way experience coupled with the activities available (dining, music, golf, hiking, boating, fishing, horseback riding, gliding, hang gliding, rock climbing, etc.) in a rural community.” – Donn Bree, Owner/Broker Red Hawk Realty

Top 5 Things to Look for in a Potential Investment Property

Whether your potential real estate investment is in the San Diego backcountry or not, these aspects are very important to consider before you purchase any investment property. You may be tempted to buy a fixer-upper, i.e. homes that needs significant repairs and upgrading, in hot locations. These can be costly as expenses are hard to predict and will require valuable down-time that could be used to recoup your investment.

Turnkey properties, particularly turnkey rental properties are a great way to get a long-term property investment portfolio started with little risk.

Here are the top 5 things to look for when shopping for an investment property:

  • Income potential
  • Versatility of property use
  • Condition of improvements
  • Desirability of property to others
  • Appreciation history of property
  • Up-front repair costs

Interested in buying a vacation rental as an investment property? Watch our YouTube video on Airbnb opportunities in the backcountry.

San Diego Investment Properties For Sale

We hope you found this useful. Browse our investment properties for sale and other great Red Hawk Realty San Diego backcountry properties here. We know investment properties for sale, let us help you with buying an investment property. Come visit us in Santa Ysabel or Julian to tour our favorite investment properties.

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    Charming 10+/- Acre Lake View Property

    Santa Ysabel, CA 92070


    10+/- acre Panoramic View Home-Site, an ideal canvas to create your primary off-grid mountain dream home or weekend getaway!...

      Lot Size10.14 Acres
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    The Cooler, Tap & Tasting Room

    Julian, 92036


    Rare business and lifestyle opportunity to own and operate an established Craft Beer Tap & Tasting Room – The...

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      2+/- Acre High Desert Paradise

      Julian, 92036


      Nestled at the base of Granite Mountain in Shelter Valley, approximately 20 minutes from Julian CA, this easily accessible...

        Lot Size2 Acres Acres
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      Pala/Temecula Sportsman’s Retreat

      Pala, 92059


      Tucked away in the hills above Pala Temecula Parkway, this serene and versatile +/-20.82 acre provides the ideal canvas...

        Lot Size20.82 Acres
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      Ranchita Margarita

      Ranchita, 92066


      Welcome to Ranchita Margarita where your country living dream awaits! This authentically rustic Southwestern retreat from the 1940s is...

      • Bed8
      • Baths9
      • Sq Ft4520
      • Lot Size5 Acres
    • Sold
      Santa Ysabel General Store – An Iconic, Historical Landmark

      Santa Ysabel, 92070


      A unique opportunity to own an iconic landmark, a piece of early history, with the potential for a multitude...

      • Sq Ft2500
      • Lot Size1.79 Acres
    • Sold
      Prime Backcountry Investment Property ~ in the heart of Downtown Julian

      Julian, 92036


      CROWN JEWEL OF JULIAN! Unique, commercial property located a short one-minute walk from Main Street in San Diego County’s...

        Lot Size.85 Acres
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      Wine Country Mixed Use Investment Opportunity

      Plymouth, 95669


      3.34+/- acres of land in the heart of Amador County’s City of Plymouth within the Gold Country region of...

        Lot Size3.34 Acres
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      Wine Country Home Site

      Plymouth, 95669


      7.83+/- acre Wine Country Ranchette Home-site, an ideal canvas to create a personalized estate. Situated in the heart of...

        Lot Size7.83 Acres
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      Margarita Glen View Sites

      Fallbrook, 92028


      Situated on a southwest facing slope above Margarita Glen and comprised of 3 parcels this property offers beautiful views...

        Lot Size12.44 Acres
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      Multigenerational/Investment Getaway

      Descanso, 91916


      In the beautiful agricultural/equestrian center of the historic town of Descanso, CA lies a rare offering of 2 legal...

      • Bed6
      • Baths4
      • Sq Ft2736
      • Lot Size1.15 Acres
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      Investment opportunity in Wine Country

      Plymouth, 95669


      Investment opportunity located at the Gateway of the Shenandoah Valley Winey Country, home of 42 wineries. This amazing wine...

      • RRC#010-093-003
      • Lot Size.63 Acres
    • Sold
      Historic I.B. William’s Ranch

      Santa Ysabel, 92070


      I.B. William’s Ranch, a historic homestead, conveniently located along the gateway to the quaint town of Julian in the...

      • Bed3
      • Baths1
      • Sq Ft1118
      • Lot Size13.81 Acres
    • Active Listing For Sale
      Dynamic Mesa Grande Ranch

      Mesa Grande, 92070


      Dynamic Mesa Grande Ranch Located high atop historic Mesa Grande, one of the regions most coveted locales, lies this...

      • Bed2
      • Baths2
      • RRC#200001736
      • Sq Ft1600
      • Lot Size80 Acres
    • Sold
      Poway View Home Site

      Poway, 92064


      32+/- acre elite estate home site located in the City of Poway at the base of Iron Mountain. This...

      • RRC#322-041-07-00
      • Lot Size32 Acres
    • Active Listing For Sale
      Rancho Heights View Sites

      Pala, 92059


      One of the last large, undeveloped properties in the higher elevations of the Rancho Heights neighborhood, this 113+/- acre...

        Lot Size113 Acres
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      Getaway property in Fallbrook

      Fallbrook, 92028


      Getaway property, 1.83 acres located within a lovely gated community located off Pala/Pechanga Pkwy. The property has a septic...

        Lot Size1.89 Acres
    • Sold
      6 acres in Temecula Wine Country

      Temecula, 92591


      Along the northern reaches of the Temecula Wine Country sits a beautiful +/-6.6 acre parcel ready to be the...

        Lot Size6.6 Acres
    • Sold
      The Lodge on Palomar Mountain

      Palomar Mountain, 92060


      A truly rare and extraordinary investment opportunity awaits atop Palomar Mountain. Welcome to the historic destination known as The...

      • Bed10
      • Baths8
      • Sq Ft5584
      • Lot Size3.74 Acres
    • Active Listing For Sale
      Oasis in the Desert

      Borrego Springs, 92004


      This 4.39-acre commercial/residential zoned property has been renovated by the owner into an ‘oasis’ in the desert. Nestled in...

      • Bed1
      • Baths1
      • Sq Ft984
      • Lot Size4.39 Acres
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      Lake Henshaw Valley View Property

      Santa Ysabel, 92070


      Charming 10+/- acre view property!! Offering a stunning panoramic perspective of the Lake Henshaw Valley, this lot for sale...

        Lot Size10 Acres
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      Oak Ridge Stock Farm

      Julian, 92036


      Located in the heart of Southern California’s pristine San Diego County Mountains, sits the 621+ acre Oak Ridge Stock...

      • Bed3
      • Baths2
      • Sq Ft1800
      • Lot Size621 Acres
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      18+ acres in Beautiful Volcano

      Volcano, 95689


      18+ acres in Beautiful Volcano 18+ acres in beautiful Volcano, this property is two separate parcels (APN# 021-270-002 9.64ac,...

        Lot Size18.14 Acres
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      Picturesque 145+/- Acre Rare Subdivision Opportunity

      Ramona, 92065


      Picturesque 145+/- Acre Rare Ranch Opportunity 5 lot subdivision totaling 145+/- acres  of beautiful rolling meadows studded with varietals...

      • Bed3
      • Baths1
      • Sq Ft1000
      • Lot Size145 Acres
    • Pending
      Double R Ranch
      Scenic Multipurpose Residential Retreat

      Warner Springs, 92086


      Scenic Multipurpose Ranching Retreat 142+/- acres of scenic, private residential ranch land tucked away on the Northeastern margin of...

      • Bed5
      • Baths5
      • Sq Ft3500
      • Lot Size142.10 Acres
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      Pristine Undeveloped Land - 160 Usable Acres

      Ranchita, 92066


      Pristine Undeveloped Land – 160 Usable Acres Pristine Undeveloped land for sale – 160 Usable Acres. Ideal for Development,...

        Lot Size160 Acres
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      Wine Country Versatile Investment Opportunity

      Plymouth, 95669


      Wine Country Versatile Investment Opportunity 89+/- acres in the heart of Amador County’s City of Plymouth within the Gold...

        Lot Size89 Acres
    • Sold
      Multi-Family Units in Historic Downtown Julian

      Julian, 92036


      Multi-Family Units in Historic Downtown Julian Unique opportunity to acquire one of the only Multi-Family Units available in Historic...

      • Bed4
      • Baths2 full, 2 half
      • Sq Ft2048
      • Lot Size.17 Acres
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      Southern California Valley View Vineyard & Estate

      Valley Center, 92082


      Southern California Valley View Vineyard & Estate Come enjoy the country lifestyle at this stunning Valley View Vineyard Estate...

      • Bed4
      • Baths2.5
      • Sq Ft2436
      • Lot Size93.52 Acres
    • Sold
      Private Retreat in Hoskings Ranch

      Santa Ysabel, 92070


      Magnificent Private Retreat in Hoskings Ranch; History and Style Unite in a 4,500 esf Custom Ranch Home on 46...

      • Baths3.5
      • Sq Ft4500
      • Lot Size46 Acres
    • Sold
      Ramona Agricultural Acreage

      Ramona, 92065


      A cultivators dream property awaits at this 9+ acres farm land property located in the heart of Ramona. Flat,...

      • RRC#190056573
      • Lot Size9 Acres
    • Sold
      Backcountry Commercial & Business Opportunity

      Santa Ysabel, 92070


      Backcountry Commercial & Business Opportunity Charming Country Lifestyle Awaits! Incredible opportunity to acquire a turnkey, commercial property and profitable...

      • BedN/A
      • BathsN/A
      • RRC#190002976
      • Sq Ft7200 esf
      • Lot Size5 +/- Acres
    • Sold
      Julian Wine Tasting
      Sutter Creek Agricultural Opportunity

      Sutter Creek, 95685


        Sutter Creek Agricultural Opportunity 347+/- acre Unique Ranching & Agricultural Investment Opportunity in the heart of Amador County’s...

      • Bed1
      • Sq FtN/A
      • Lot Size347 Acres
    • Sold
      Ranching Investment Opportunity

      Sutter Creek, 95685


      Amador County Ranching & Agricultural Investment Opportunity Ideal investment opportunity awaits at this rare 146.97 acre former vineyard &...

      • BathsN/A
      • Sq FtN/A
      • Lot Size146.97 Acres

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