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It's Always a Good Market for Somebody, Isn't It? - 09/28/07 03:18 PM
I stopped at the Pottery Barn this morning -- I can't seem to stay OUT of that store!! Because I wear my badge these days almost everywhere, I'm easily recognizable as a real estate agent. The Pottery Barn sales clerk, staring at my name badge asked, "So, how's the market? Pretty bad, huh?" I glanced up from my writing in my checkbook and smiled. "You know, the market is doing very well, actually. If you're a buyer. Buyers are snatching up some terrific deals, interest rates are still hovering around 6%. I closed 4 escrows last week. Hmmm . . . I'd (8 comments)
Finding the Words to Write a Blog - 09/28/07 11:02 AM
When you sit down to write in your blog, do you know exactly what you are going to say or do you wing it? Some people, I hear, prepare an outline, spread out Post-It notes, open related books to bookmarked pages, scour the Internet for fact-checking and even then, they face an empty screen with a blinking mouse. I find my best writing comes when I let my fingers do the typing. If I give a topic too much thought, I might never write it. So, I let the words fall where they may because I can always go back and clean (5 comments)
Robert Bruss Died Today - 09/26/07 08:34 PM
It saddens me to report that renowned real estate columnist Bob Bruss died today. It was difficult to blog about it, but I did it anyway.Trying to choose companion articles to follow was difficult. Every article I chose had some connotation to it, even the ones I ended up including. Somehow, words like procuring cause or closing didn't seem right, but none of the others sounded appropriate either.I felt like it was my duty to say something to my readers, even if it was wrong. :(
Have You Ever Wiped Out Your Web Site? - 09/23/07 11:08 PM
If you've ever clicked the wrong button or had a power failure when working on your Web site, come over and crawl into a cry-fest with me. Yesterday morning I was working on my site, updating, adding a few links, and I was on the wrong page by mistake. When I clicked "submit," it wiped out my Web site. In its entirety. If that happened to you, how would you feel? At first, I was in shock. I couldn't believe I had done such a stupid thing. After reality set in, I was in tears. By the time my husband found me, I was (6 comments)
How Many Pot Houses Are in Sacramento? - 09/23/07 09:09 AM
Something tells me that the recent Sacramento pot house busts are only the tip of the iceberg -- there are probably hundreds of other illegal pot operations throughout Sacramento, Placer, Yolo and El Dorado Counties that the police departments have yet to discover. Suburbia hides this sort of stuff much easier than the city. Vans can pull quietly into attached garages, unload growing supplies and cart them into the house without any neighbors batting an eye because nobody sees them. Lots of suburban neighbors keep to themselves. There is less foot traffic in suburban communities as well. But the fact that (4 comments)
What happens to plagiarizers? - 09/18/07 08:59 PM
I always wonder where they go. Do they start over like a Phoenix? Do they learn from their mistakes and rise again? Do they ever apologize or do they feel victimized, like somehow they were entitled to steal the information they so blatantly claimed as their own? In some ways, I am sorry that their careers were dinged or damaged. Most likely it's due to stupidity but in some cases it's carelessness, maybe looking for a short cut, the easy way out. Still, it generally sums up to mean stupidity and falls into that category. Every time I find that someone has copied (17 comments)
1616 26TH STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA 95816 - 09/15/07 07:42 PM
Welcome to fabulous Midtown. This Craftsman bungalow is a contractor's special. Priced competitively for its condition. SPECS: The home has 2 to 3 bedrooms, one bath (with dual entrances) approximately 1367 square feet per assessor -- seems much larger -- and it was built in 1910. One car detached garage. PERIOD FEATURES: Note the architectural detail on the porch and roof. Inside, you'll find tons of original detail such as high baseboards, crown molding, vintage light fixtures, wainscoting, chair rails, plus curved windows in the living room, built-in cabinets and bookcases and wood floors under the carpet. Step-down kitchen has original cabinetry and (5 comments)
Do You Have Buyers Who Hesitate to Enter the Marketplace? - 09/11/07 10:19 PM
I hear it over and over, "We're going to wait until the market hits bottom." Like buyers have some secret crystal ball that we, as professionals, have no access to. I submit that many of these buyers are following the herd. The herd buys property in a seller's market. When everybody else is falling all over each other and stabbing each other in the back to fight for limited inventory. They write offers on overpriced listings and get no concessions, no closing costs paid by the seller, no price negotiations, and they seem to like it that way. But in a buyer's (6 comments)
Are REOs Asleep At the Wheel? - 09/01/07 09:14 PM
It's too bad that so many of the banks were burned and now have excess inventory on their books. I feel for them, I really do, but one would think that most banks would be more eager to dump that inventory instead of sitting on it. I searched in the central core of Sacramento, and found 489 REOs listed yesterday, and those numbers did not include north Sacramento. I guess there's a reason that banks end up with inventory. Because nobody bid on it at the trustee's sale, which likely meant that more was owed against the property than it was (10 comments)
Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate, midtown Sacramento. Selling since 1974. Home Buying Guide at About.com. Sacramento short sale agent.
Author Bio: Elizabeth Weintraub is a Sacramento real estate broker, author, home buying guide for About.com, a Land Park resident, and a Land Park agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully closes short sales throughout Sacramento four-county area. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 35 years of real estate experience to work for you.
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