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Duplex Investment Properties For Sale in Manhattan Beach California


Manhattan Beach California is an excellent city to invest in duplex, triplex and 4-plex multifamily investment properties.  Firstly, for the traditional reason: income/cash flow with great tax benefit.  Bet even more powerful is the appreciation due to constantly rising land values in Manhattan Beach.

Most of the duplex, triplex and 4-plex multi-family income properties are located in the sand section of Manhattan Beach.  These lots are typically 30×90 or 30×45 and a majority of the investment properties value is found within the land value alone.

Duplex investment property owners should expect to have almost zero vacancy  rate, yearly rising rents and receive many calls annually of new home developers looking to buy the property.

The same opportunity exists in Hermosa Beach and now even Redondo Beach where Duplex investment properties are becoming more and more difficult to purchase.

Duplex For Sale Los Angeles California

. has had an extremely busy summer helping buyers and sellers with their Duplex, Triplex and Fourplex real estate transactions.  Hundreds of investors have utilized MultiFamilyOwl’s advanced search criteria to find and search investment properties in the greater Los Angeles area this summer.

Our website is also a very valuable tool in comparing rents after purchase to help determine what your 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom apartments should be renting for.  Thousands of prospective tenants search MultiFamilyOWL to find their next apartment for rent as well.

2018 Planned Rate Hikes and How Buying Will Be Affected


Interest rates can affect many aspects of your financial life and are driven by the monetary policy decisions of the Federal Reserve. Major banks use these monetary policy decisions when borrowing or lending funds.

The Federal Reserve has recently agreed to raise its key interest rate of 1.25% to 1.5%. This marks the third increase in this rate this year. The raised rate will push up rates for credit cards, adjustable-rate mortgages and home equity lines of credit. Its effect on fixed-rate mortgages will not be as pronounced.

Mortgages typically come with 15 to 30 year terms which is far longer than short-term borrowing affected by the federal funds rate. Therefore, mortgage rates which have been below 4 percent for the majority of 2017 are not as sensitive to the incremental rate increases.

How the Interest Rate Increase Will Affect Individuals Seeking a New Mortgage and Owners With An Adjustable Rate
The individuals that are most vulnerable to this rate increase are those who are seeking a new mortgage or already have one with an adjustable rate. If you have an adjustable rate mortgage, the rising interest rates may affect your rate when your introductory period ends.

You may want to consider refinancing your adjustable rate mortgage to a fixed-rate one without extending the term of it. Opting for a 15-year fixed rate mortgage may also decrease the total amount you pay in interest.

In addition, if you’re considering buying a multifamily property through a new mortgage, you should expect an interest rate for a 30-year mortgage to rise to about 4.40 percent, up from the current 3.95 percent rate.

How the Interest Rate Increase Will Affect Rental Property Owners
If you own rental properties, the rate increase may help you out because more people will be tempted to rent rather than buy a home. Increases in occupancy and rental rates can increase the value of your real estate.

By doing whatever you can to keep your interest payments low and paying off your debt as soon as possible, you can ensure that increased interest rates have a less drastic effect on your financial situation.

Torrance. No Rent Control


The city of Torrance California has No Rent Control.  Torrance is a wonderful city to live with incredible schools, superb police and fire department, great dining/shopping and extremely close proximity to the beach cities of Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach.

Even with No Rent Control in the city of Torrance, there are still many affordable apartments, condominiums and townhomes for rent in the city. is updated every hour  with new vacant apartment opportunities in Torrance.  Just click this link to view now!


458 Longfellow Avenue Hermosa Beach Ca 90254 — DUPLEX FOR SALE —


Hermosa Beach duplex income property for sale located at 458 Longfellow Avenue Hermosa Beach CA 90254 by John Corrales Coldwell Banker Manhattan Beach 310-346-3332.

Each unit has been remodeled and the land offers future development potential.  Awesome location just 4 blocks from pristine white sand beaches and an easy walk to all the shopping and dining in downtown Manhattan Beach.

With so few income properties left, due to re-development into large luxury homes in Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach, the few remaining income properties very rarely become available. has all Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach Duplex, Triplex, 4-Plex and larger apartment buildings available updated every 15 minutes!

—OFF MARKET— MultiFamily, Multi-Unit Income Property FOR SALE Culver City & Mar Vista, Los Angeles California

7 Luxury units in Culver City
 – Best of the best (location and quality)
Perfect for a 1031 exchange buyer or if you wish to live in 1 of the units 
  – High quality/ new construction, modern and state of the art
  – 7 APNs, ability to sell ofF individual units
  – 100% rented, great income (can raise rents as they roll)
  – Price: $6.5M (low 4 CAP on in-place)

New Luxury Multi-Family project, to be completed, <10 units, in Mar Vista
 – 3/4 complete multi-family development
 – Modern design
 – Ready for the right investor to come in and finish quickly/ bring units to market!
 – Price: $4.5M as-is

Contact Joe at joe at for more details
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DRE #: 01716659

Orange County California Commercial Apartment Buildings For Sale


At the time of this blogpost (December 16, 2016) there were 26 Commercial Apartment Buildings For Sale in Orange County California.  19 of these investment properties were smaller commercial apartment buildings ranging in size from 5-10 units with Gross Incomes between $100,000-$200,000 on average.  Five of the available multifamily income properties are 11-23 unit buildings bringing in $250,000-$400,000 gross income on average.  The final two buildings currently for sale are both just under 100 unit very large multifamily commercial apartment buildings generating $2,000,000-$2,500,000  gross income on average.

To view these and other Commercial Apartment Buildings For Sale remember to visit MultiFamilyOWL often, as we are the #1 resource for MultiFamily Income Property Investing in Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County and Los Angeles County.

We will be highlight Duplex, Triplex and Fourplex Investment Properties in Orange County tomorrow.  We also are assisting several Sellers valuate their Orange County Investment Property Portfolios for future sale.  Keep an eye out for upcoming videos!

Find Multi-family Home and Property Listings in Orange County, CA

Orange County has an affluent population of 3,010,23 and is The third most populous county in the United States, second only to Los Angeles and San Diego County.  Investing in Orange County is an excellent choice for multifamily residential income property owners. The overall economy is improving and decreasing unemployment rates are excellent for rising rental rates. Orange County’s great climate, family fun attractions like Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm, several beaches and more than 40 miles of coastline makes Orange county cities a popular vacation destination. Additionally if you convert your apartment into a vacation rental, you will create short term rentals that you will yield you higher rental rates.

Orange County is known for its political conservatism. A 2005 academic study listed three Orange County cities as being among America’s 25 “most conservative.”  The city of Santa Ana is the county seat and is a part of Orange County’s 947.98 square miles. You may receive higher rents for multi-unit residential investment properties near the coast, however in general the asking purchase prices are higher.

Where most population centers tend to be identified by a major city, there is no defined urban center in Orange County. It is mostly suburban except for some traditionally urban areas at the centers of the older cities of Anaheim, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Orange, and Santa Ana. There are several edge city-style developments such as Irvine Business Center, Newport Center, and South Coast Metro. Residents sometimes figuratively divide the county into “North Orange County” and “South County”. This is more of a cultural and demographic distinction perpetuated by the popular television shows “The OC”, “The Real Housewives of Orange County” and “Laguna Beach”, between the older areas closer to Los Angeles, and the more affluent and recently developed areas to the South and East.

Orange County is famous for its tourism and is the headquarters of several Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 headquarters for Ingram Micro, Broadcam, Western Digital, Edwards Lifesciences, Standard Pacific, Quiksilver and Apria Healthcare. Notable technology companies are there like Gateway, Toshiba and Linksys. It is also an automotive, fast food & casual dining center containing the headquarters of Mercedes-Benz, Mazda, Toyota, Samsung, Kia Motors, Hyundai, Del Taco, Taco Bell, El Pollo Loco, In-N-Out Burger, Claim Jumper, Marie Callender’s, and Wienerschnitzel. Perfectly positioning you as an owner serving these industries, fewer and fewer apartment buildings are being built in California. Several are being torn down to build big mega mansions, driving up demand and creating higher rental rates.

Moreover, there are great tax benefits to owning income producing real estate. A property manager can help you control owner/ landlord expenses and if necessary guide you through the tricky Section 8 and eviction process. We have many duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, and commercial apartment buildings without rent control, with on site parking, laundry and separately metered utilities.

Invest with us and request more information about the historical CAP Rates for your preferred Orange county cities and ask about the GRM (Gross Rent Multiplier), Net Operating Income and Gross Operating Income for specific listings.

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Thank you for choosing in your search for a duplex, triplex, fourplex or commercial apartment for sale in Orange County.
You might be interested in looking in one of these Orange County cities: Anaheim – Brea – Buena Park – Corona Del Mar – Costa Mesa – Dana Point – Fountain Valley – Fullerton – Garden Grove – Huntington Beach – La Habra – Laguna Beach – Los Alamitos – Newport Beach – Orange – San Clemente – Santa Ana – Seal Beach – Sunset Beach – Tustin is California’s #1 multifamily investment property website to search thousands of multifamily real estate listings for sale, for rent and for lease throughout Orange County, Los Angeles and San Diego California. Find large commercial apartment buildings, duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes with MultiFamilyOWL’s advanced residential income property search features. The multi-family listings include in-depth descriptions, operating financials and high resolution property photos to help you get an inside look. Stay informed with our blog and be notified of new California multi-family and multi-unit residential income property listings by following our social media accounts. Email us at


Duplex Manhattan Beach—4 unit (4-plex) apartment building Redondo Beach—Duplex San Clemente

. wil be assisting on three new investment properties over the next couple of weeks.  We will be posting videos on each transaction and keeping everyone updated on the appropriate statistics for each transaction.

Manhattan Beach duplex properties have been trading out well above 20x Gross over the past 180 days.  However with so much land value on a majority of these sales you really need to look at each comparable individually.

The Redondo Beach 4-Plex (4 unit apartment building) market has been more reasonable with a majority of the 4plexes selling on 50×150 7,500sq’ lots trading out around 16x Gross.  There is incredibly high demand for these buildings right now.

San Clemente has been on a tear, but still offers the best GRM and CAP rate potential.  We have seen quite a few sales under the 15x gross recently.  Rents are still rising and with all the development occurring near the Amtrak station on the north side of town we expect many years of increasing rents.

Videos coming soon!

NNN Triple Net Lease Investment property Los Angeles California


Operating Expenses can crush multifamily income property owners and reduce CAP Rates to unsustainable levels.  Many multifamily income property owners in California are moving to single tenant Triple Net Lease NNN investment properties in hopes of raising their CAP rates.

Although having no responsibility for operating expenses sounds tempting with Triple Net Lease investment properties.  We at MultiFamilyOWL believe in MULTIFAMILY INCOME PRODUCING PROPERTIES and become experts in keeping operating expenses down under 30% on most multifamily income properties (including management fees).

The risk involved with single tenant investment property with the rise of business being done online and less and less need for “brick and mortar” store fronts is not something MultiFamilyOWL investors are comfortable with.  We run our multifamily income properties efficiently and keep our expenses low and vacancy rates minimal.

Even when ALL business is done online, EVERYONE WILL STILL NEED A PLACE TO LIVE!

Investment Property, Apartment Buildings, Duplex, Triplex, For Sale Los Angeles California


Los Angeles California’s Investment Property real estate market continues to attract investors from mainland China looking to place their equity in the United States. has witnessed exponential increases in inquiries from mainland China, Hong Kong and Singapore over the past 12-18 months.

Most far east investors are looking for larger apartment buildings for sale in the Los Angeles, Long Beach and Orange County regions of California.  Traditional valuation methods and CAP Rate analysis are being disregarded when the multifamily income property is in the correct location and in well kept condition.  This phenomena is making it very difficult for more conservative and traditional multifamily income property investors to compete.

The smaller residential investment properties such as DUPLEX, TRIPLEX and FOURPLEX investment properties are also being eaten up, often time by large real estate investment trusts which are bundling the properties. continues to receive record inquiries from potential sellers and buyers, always remember to check in with us first!  We have many highly skilled investment property Realtors in all cities covering Southern California we can refer you to!