Category Archives: Buying A Home

The Sacramento Real Estate Market

Showed several properties over the weekend, and heard an interesting comment from one buyer–that the current “slow down” in the Sacramento Real Estate market was ‘just seasonal’.  Of course, no one can argue with the fact there are less sales in the days between Thanksgiving and Christmas. There are real and tangible reasons why the…

Plenty Of Investment Oppotunites Still Out There!

Looking over what I have coming up the First Quarter of 2014,  I realized there are still plenty of great properties available for investors in Sacramento homes, or surrounding areas, like Elk Grove real estate. I have 1400 sq. ft. in Rosemont, could be ready in 30 days, around 199K.  Just north, in Glenbrook, my…

Short Sales Still Decorate The Market

ARRGH! Just when I was doing the “never process a short sale again” happy dance, I have two to work thru!! Not to be mistaken for unhappiness, I am always happy to have business. Let’s face it, Short Sales are difficult and often involve 5am wake up calls–as lien holders are on the East Coast,…

Crazy market, hot market, Gulstan Dart, Edie Lambert….it’s the talk of the town and the media. And it’s true, we have a very active and busy market. Good news is that there are more homes for buyers now than 3 months ago. We’ve gone from about 1200 homes to over 1500. Still, many homes enjoying…

Some Evening Out of Sacramento Real Estate’s Supply and Demand

I pulled some numbers, wanted to see what’s going on in Sacramento, beyond what I experience everyday of using the Metrolist, showing homes, and doing property valuations. Please note I use single family residences-homes, condos and that includes homes on acreage. It doesn’t include mobile homes, empty lots, more than 1 home on a lot,…

Crazy Days In The Sacramento Real Estate Adventure!

This Sacramento Real Estate market is crazy!! Eldo, Yolo, Sacto, and Placer Counties combined have only 2325 homes available (houses and condos)!! Down from 3380 six months ago, and 4500 one year ago. Tough times for buyers-there are record numbers of offers on listings.Even with 3380 homes on the market, we were seeing multiple offers…

Sacramento Real Estate in the National News Again!?

Are we headed to creating another bubble? Sacramento Home Values and market conditions on the upswing! From the Huffington Post–   According to a report issued this week by Realtor.com, real estate in Northern California is booming — especially in one housing market that was among the hardest hit of any in the country by…

Security Systems Scare Me!

There aren’t too many things that make me really nervous. Going in the show ring on my horse, that is one. Going to a vacant property alone in the not so good side of town, that is another one. (Scary Alfred Hitchcock type music—-) Showing an empty house with the alarm system turned on!!!!  Arrrrgh!!!…

Busy Busy Sacramento Real Estate Market

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks of running to the north end of the county, shuffling my way thru traffic on 99 South to Elk Grove, and returning back out to Granite Bay….all in search of the elusive “accepted contract” on behalf of Real Estate buyers. My buyers are smart though. They are, as the…

It’s A Bad Call In The Real Estate Endzone!

I had a friend lamenting about a bad call the 49ers got during the Superbowl, that they were “robbed”.  I told him the team wasn’t robbed, considering they did not play well the first half. Had they been in the game the first 30 minutes, with another point or 7 on the board, that bad…