Category Archives: Selling Your Home

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,…

Ever Evolving Real Estate Sales

If you were a buyer in the Sacramento Real Estate Market–and I include Folsom, Rocklin, Roseville, and Elk Grove–about 20 months ago, you would have laughed at me when I said ‘offer full price or better’.  At that point, the market still seemed like a buyer’s market. Skip forward to Fall/Winter of 2012 and you’d…

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…

Make Sure The Foreclosure Joke Is Not On You!!

Foreclosing banks do not return your equity! I do not have to travel far to find interesting stories from the Sacramento Real Estate market–which I write about here, so you will have another tool to discern the truth from water cooler gossip. And knowledge is power. And you need a little muscle these days! I…

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,…

Do Discount Realtors Do a Discounted Job?

Here’s a word, or 100, on hiring a Realtor in the Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, El Dorado Counties Quadplex, that speaks to your pocket book and your bottom line when selling a home in the Sacramento area– If you hire a Realtor who is willing to discount their payday (i.e.–the commission),  how much will you wind…

Sacramento Real Estate Market Stats

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…

Lenders Can “Tap” Your Deposit Account ? Scary!

Saw this article roll by in my email, it’s pretty scary. I had no idea– It doesn’t happen often, but lenders technically can tap deposit accounts to make up loan payments. Borrowers who’ve missed a mortgage loan payment to a bank or credit union where they also have a checking or savings account might want…