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homes in land park: A Land Park Cactus Garden and a Home Closing, Not Far Away - 04/17/13 07:13 AM
As I stumbled over the garden hose sprawled out all over in my back yard yesterday, I said to myself, Hey, I should shoot a photo of the cactus garden in bloom. Yup, my Land Park cactus garden is blooming even more spectacularly this year than the last because some of the baby offshoots of barrel cacti are producing flowers. It's like everything has exploded in color and my crepe myrtle is leafing out. Who doesn't love spring in Land Park? Who doesn't love spring all over Sacramento? Everywhere I drive I see new leafs popping out and technicolor cinema-worthy flowers. (6 comments)
homes in land park: Do You Need an Affordable 5-Bedroom Home in Land Park Sacramento? - 04/12/13 09:20 AM
Would you like to buy a home in Land Park with a view of William Land Park? Isn't this a home you've always dreamed about? Looking out your window at a spectacular, unparalleled view of the beautiful park and its stately oak, elm and sycamore trees? Not only does this home enjoy a fabulous view of the gorgeous park, but you've also got 5 bedrooms and 3 baths, plus 2,265 square feet, per the assessor. It's in move-in condition. You don't have to lift a finger to do anything except find a way to utilize all of that extra cabinet space (3 comments)
homes in land park: Do You Know Where Your Land Park Agent Is Hanging Out? - 02/26/13 08:36 AM
I was hanging out in my driveway in Land Park last week trying to figure out why my car wanted me to check my engine oil. You know, these new fangled dashboards all talk to you, they tell you when to bring in your car for service and they share horror stories: it was a dark and stormy night when we ran out of gas . . . My car, for example, spells tire as tyre. It tells me I have a flat tyre, and it throws in an exclamation point for emphasis, as in: FLAT TYRE! Except my tires aren't (3 comments)
homes in land park: Should You Sell a Home to an Investor Buyer or a First-Time Home Buyer? - 02/09/13 08:21 AM
It's not as easy as choosing between an investor buyer or a first-time home buyer because an investor buyer might be a temporary owner who is flipping the home. But you get my question, right? It boils down to basics. Do you want to support home ownership in your Sacramento neighborhoods or do you want investors to take control and turn your neighborhoods into rentals? I see four rental homes popping up on my street of homes in Land Park, which was once all owner-occupied, and yesterday a For Rent sign was slapped on another. As real estate agents in Sacrameto, (5 comments)
homes in land park: Come to Our Open House for Homes in Land Park on Sunday - 11/10/12 08:01 AM
Lyon Real Estate is hosting a huge Open House for homes in Land Park and throughout Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado and Yolo Counties on Sunday! The Open House Bonanza is held from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Look for the giant Open House page in the Sacramento Bee and online for Sunday, November 11th. If you're looking for a special home in Land Park offered by your Land Park agent, I suggest you stop by my open house at 576 4th Avenue. This is a brand new listing that just hit the market at $399,000. It features those hard-to-find double baths. The (3 comments)
homes in land park: Would You Represent Two Buyers for the Same Home? - 10/05/12 06:52 AM
Should a Land Park agent represent two buyers for the same Land Park home? I imagine this is a dilemma often faced in sellers markets, like the market we have in Sacramento at the moment: little inventory and many home buyers. How does an agent deal with this? A real estate agent doesn't want to alienate either home buyer. Should an agent have to choose between the two buyers? Right now, I have offers from one Sacramento real estate agent who is representing 2 different clients. He emailed yesterday and asked what he could do to improve the offer he wrote (73 comments)
homes in land park: Dual Agents in Land Park - 09/16/12 07:58 AM
Every so often a buyer for homes in Land Park comes along who knows exactly what she wants. She has selected a Land Park agent to represent her because she wants to buy that Land Park agent's particular listing. She feels that the agent who is representing both the seller and the buyer will give her the best deal. Where do people get this idea? Is it because agents don't educate their clients? I know I am often guilty of passing by these types of home buyers because I don't always have the time nor the energy to explain the error (4 comments)
homes in land park: How to Get Top Dollar for that Home in Land Park - 05/28/12 06:31 AM
You want to hear something insane? I ducked into Taylor's Market in Land Park this weekend for a quick stop to buy veggies. I wasn't buying enough stuff to require a cart or a hand-held basket, and I was in a hurry. So, I piled the veggies into my arms, rushed to the cash register to dump them, and the bill rang up to 8 cents shy of $29. What did I buy? 2 pounds of strawberries 20 ounces of lettuce 1/2 pound of mushrooms 12 ounces of tomatoes Granted, the mushrooms were sliced and the lettuce was washed, but geez (6 comments)
homes in land park: How to Donate Money to Help Bodie, The K9 Shot in Land Park - 05/20/12 07:32 AM
Here's one thing you don't expect to happen every day. You're a Land Park agent, out showing homes near Robertson and Riverside. You step outside into the sunshine and BAM, BAM, you hear gunshots. That's what happened on Friday to an Elizabeth Weintraub team member. The agent called to share the news about Bodie, the police dog who was shot in the line of duty. A suspected car thief shot the canine during a police chase through Land Park. Bodie was shot in his jaw and paw. We talked about the dog for a few minutes, and then I asked if (9 comments)
homes in land park: Forget About Selling Homes in Land Park - 05/09/12 07:08 AM
People think real estate is the business to be in if you don't want to be accountable to anybody. They all want to be their own boss, and probably a lazy boss at that, when you get right down to it. But that's not the best business for lazy people. Especially if you are a Land Park agent. Days of being lazy are few and rare. Nope, the business to be in is home repair. Yup, home repair. This includes home improvement as well. Doesn't matter which you choose if it involves some dude or dudette coming out to your house (6 comments)
homes in land park: Is it OK for a Listing Agent to Negotiate With the Buyer? - 05/01/12 07:39 AM
It's not often that I talk directly with a buyer in the middle of negotiations. Because when it's my listing, I represent the seller as a listing agent. My fiduciary is to the seller. Fiduciary is an extremely important element in real estate. A fact that no agent should ever forget or temporarily misplace. It's not just the liability, either, it's common sense. As the representative for the seller, I must look out for the seller's best interests at all times. Number one on that list of best interests, of course, is closing the transaction. Number two is closing it with (6 comments)
homes in land park: An Escape to Tahiti and Thoughts About a Sacramento Short Sale - 04/07/12 06:55 AM
Every person has her or his own little things that motivate her or him. It's what gives life its pizzazz. Makes some of our sacrifices worthwhile. It's the dangling carrot that keeps one on the treadmill. OK, maybe not my treadmill because I sold that a long time ago after realizing it was nothing more than an expensive clothes hanger. Today, I use an elliptical. But the thing that motivates me to keep going, whether it's selling real estate in Sacramento or writing real estate articles for About.com, is a planned winter vacation. I don't much like winter in Sacramento. It (4 comments)
homes in land park: Ants and the Naked Emperor - 03/05/12 07:22 AM
Ants. This is the time of year we see ants. Wet weather, warm days and the ants come out in Land Park. That's the recipe. Good thing it doesn't rain in the summer in Sacramento. It would only bring more and more ants. Ants are infuriating. How can something so small cause such irritation? Ha! That's what people at short sale banks say about me. But people will also tell you to look at the big picture and ignore the small stuff -- but I am here to tell you it's the small stuff that needs your attention. It's the small (6 comments)
homes in land park: The Sweetest Authentic Bungalow I've Ever Seen in Land Park - 03/03/12 08:04 AM
It's not just me who loves this Land Park home. Buyers and their agents are going gaga over it, too. My new Land Park listing hit the market yesterday morning. We have an open house scheduled for Sunday. My phone is ringing with buyer's agents asking when we will present all of the offers. If you're a first time home buyer looking for homes in Land Park, you better act fast. The truly desirable homes don't stay on the market for very long. The sellers worked hard to prepare the home for sale. They scrubbed and polished and tweaked. They also (11 comments)
homes in land park: I am Looking for a Land Park Agent to Sell My Home in Land Park - 12/17/11 11:59 AM
I get a lot of emails about buying and selling homes in Land Park. That's because I live in Land Park, and I specialize in Land Park. Out of any neighborhood in my four-county Sacramento area, I know the various Land Park neighborhoods the best. I do so much in Land Park that I am Zillow Land Park agent as well. But I've also been in the business for more than 30 years. Last month I earned top agent at Lyon Real Estate out of the 900-or so agents in the company. As a Life Member of Master's Club and a (5 comments)
homes in land park: There Is a Place In H. E. Double Toothpick for Some Home Buyers - 10/04/11 10:10 AM
I hate being sold to. I think everybody hates being sold to. I don't mind a salesperson helping me to make a choice, but I don't want them shoving their decision down my throat or trying to sell me crap I don't need or want. Before my hairdresser finishes with my hair, I noticed yesterday that she runs to the checkout counter and lines up product. She gushes and coos about each product she uses on my hair as she's doing it. That's bad enough. But I resent it when I'm paying at the counter and she waives her hands like (4 comments)
homes in land park: How Many Land Park Homeowners Own a Gun? - 09/17/11 10:50 AM
I don't know of any homeowners in Land Park who own a gun. I suspect that guns are sort of a rarity in this neighborhood. I don't own one, and I live in Land Park. None of my neighbors has a gun, I don't think. I'm not really gung ho on guns. Although I did have a bit of change of heart after reading Deer Hunting With Jesus. Or, at least I understand the need of some people to own guns. But you go to a rural place like Galt, and lots of homeowners have guns. Heck, many homeowners in Galt (13 comments)
homes in land park: Asparagus Ferns and a 1938 Home in Land Park is For Sale at $475,000 - 08/19/11 10:33 AM
My husband has many talents. For instance, he can imitate a cat puking with the best of them. It's one of the reasons I married him. Because he makes me laugh. And you know why cats puke? Well, mine tend to do it because they eat something they should not eat. Twisty ties, creepy-crawly things, rubber bands (or binders as we from the Midwest call them). My cats love to nibble on my asparagus fern. They are obsessed with that plant. They've done it to such an extent that I've finally wised up (duh) and moved the plant outdoors. Did you (10 comments)
homes in land park: How Many Foreclosures and Short Sales Are in Land Park and Curtis Park? - 08/13/11 10:29 AM
How many foreclosures and short sales are located in 95818, Land Park and Curtis Park? This ZIP encompasses a few streets north of Broadway and within earshot of the W / X Freeway. It also includes the neighborhoods of Curtis Park and Land Park. According to Realist, there are 93 foreclosures and short sales in Land Park and Curtis Park. If that sounds like a lot it is because it is a lot. Some of those are not on the market. Some of the homes in Land Park are bank-owned homes, sitting in shadow inventory. Many are west of Riverside and (6 comments)
homes in land park: Attack of the Flower Wackers in Land Park - 07/18/11 09:40 AM
As my husband was outside grilling last night and I was typing away at my desk, a guy down the street came over. He asked us if we had noticed any activity next door. Our neighbors in Land Park often go on extended vacations in the summer. These people travel a lot. Apparently, they asked this guy to water and tend to their gardens. I peered over the fence. Somebody had gone into my neighbor's back yard with snippers and cut off most of their roses. We're not talking dead-heading, they just chopped them up and threw the flowers on the (3 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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