Tag Archive: Real Estate

Your Friend The Taxman???

As  a Realtor in Sacramento, or anywhere else for that matter, I can speak to many real estate issues, and navigate the market for and with you. After a decade of helping clients with their real estate needs, I am pretty well versed and in the instance I can’t answer a question immediately, I have…

Easy Old Math

I was holding a really nice home open last Sunday. Into the open house walks a young couple, they were soooooo excited to be home shopping for the first time. I love that enthusiasm. They asked me if I could “hold the home” for them! They were not quite ready to write an offer, but…

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…

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!!!…

Survivor! Sacramento Realtor in Real Time.

Oh my gosh…..talk about keeping it real……estate.  No FHA loan compliance? Strong sales but no escalating prices, tick infestations, and the week is only halfway over. You will find some very factual info here on my site, and also, I want to be sure to share real stories from the Sacramento Real Estate market–what is really happening…

Real Life Drama in the Sacramento Real Estate Market!

The title of this entry almost sounds like a Fox TV reality show, doesn’t it? Or maybe HGTV, which is better known for it’s sometimes real portrayal of real estate tidings. I set my sights for this site, to be real time stories from the Sacramento Real Estate market. Whether you’re a real estate buyer…

HARP Set To Roll Out Refinancing For Underwater Homeowners

Loan Modification? Short Sale? Walk Away and Foreclose? Let me ask you a question, or two–if you had paid $100,000 for your home in 2004, and by 2008, it was worth $200,000, would you allow your lender to re-write your loan to a value of $200,000 and raise your monthly payments accordingly? If the last…

A Short Word About Short Sales……

If you are thinking about doing a short sale—remember that whoever you are writing your monthly mortgage check to is usually just a “loan servicer”, not the actual investor who holds the loan. The actual investor might be the Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Bank of New York, or any of many others! They are the…