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Tax Bill Scam - Be Careful - 01/30/09 12:43 AM
We received a warning today from the Sacramento County Assessor's office about a tax bill scam that seems to have hit the Sacramento area recently. Apparently a southern California company is sending out notices that promise property tax savings if the property owner pays $95 for a service that the County of Sacramento provides for free. The notices that this southern California company are sending out, look like tax bills, but they are not! Beware of them! The County Assessor's office wants the public to know that these companies are not affiliated with the County Assessor's office or any local government (1 comments)
The Mode & DurhaM Team just SOLD another Elk Grove bank owned home! - 01/29/09 11:05 PM
Bank Owned Single Story 8259 Medeiros Way, Sacramento, CA 95829 View Map SOLD...The Mode & DurhaM Team of Keller Williams Realty, Elk Grove has sold another bank owned home in Vineyard area of Sacramento...Beautiful bank owned single story in Elk Grove School District...almost new, built in 2005...and ready for you to move into. Formal living and dining rooms, separate family room with fireplace, large kitchen with island and breakfast nook. Great condition and many upgrades! Don't miss this one! (0 comments)
5200 Ocean Lane, Elk Grove, CA - 01/29/09 11:08 AM
New construction-Beautiful 2 story 5200 Ocean Lane, Elk Grove, CA 95757 View Map New construction...no waiting...ready for you to move into! Spacious 4 bedroom, 2 story home in gated community, formal living room plus separate family room with fireplace, and spacious kitchen with center island. Amenities include inner courtyard, surround sound, central vacuum, blinds throughout, and designer paint. Seller will help with buyer's closing costs. Details Asking Price: 342000 MLS: 90006558 Sq. Feet: 2119 Lot Size: 4095 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2.5 # of Floors: 2 HOA/Maintenance Fees: 180 Garage Size: 2 Subdivision: Monterey Village Property Amenities - Range/Oven- Sink Disposal- Microwave- (0 comments)
Is it still a buyer's market? - 01/29/09 10:48 AM
It seems like I am asked daily lately, where did our buyer's market go? Is it still a buyer's market? Or is this market in Elk Grove now a seller's market? We have seen more SOLD signs! We have had more home sales occuring in the past few months and inventory holding steady in the Sacramento region. California Association of Realtors recently reported that sales of single family detached resale homes have skyrocketed to 84.9 percent in December 2008 compared to December 2007. Inventory is down! This generally means it's a seller's market. In the Elk Grove area, we started 2009 (0 comments)
9987 Macabee Lane, Elk Grove, CA 95757 Beautiful new Model Home now available! - 01/20/09 11:04 AM
New Construction! Beautiful Model Home! 9987 Macabee Lane, Elk Grove, CA 95757 View Map Beautiful model home is new on market and ready for you to move into! Full of upgrades this model home is ideal for families needing ample space. It's classic dsign featuring adjoining living and dining rooms with hardwood floors, spacious kitchen with beautiful upgraded tile counters, breakfast nook, separate family room with fireplace, plus master bedroom with double sided fireplace and sitting area, Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to live in the wonderful gated community of Monterey Village! Details Asking Price: $383,000 Sq. Feet: 2402 Bedrooms: 4 (0 comments)
The Presidential Pledge video - 01/20/09 12:12 AM
Have you seen the Presidential Pledge video made by Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore? They produced a short, 4.5 minute video and posted it on My Space Celebrity challenging their friends to make a pledge for change. The celebrities recorded their pledge to service to President-elect Barack Obama and the United States. The video was directed by Demi Moore. The videos show personal statements of how the celebrities plan to give back and help effect change in our country and it is truly inspiring. MySpace Celebrity and Katalyst present The Presidential Pledge Each of us can now go to My (1 comments)
Sales Resume at Monterey Village - 01/17/09 09:08 PM
The Mode & DurhaM Team announce the opening of Monterey Village Laguna! Prices starting in the low $200,000's! Many homes are ready for you to move into now - no waiting! Plus buyer incentives available for closing costs! Call The Mode & DurhaM Team for more information today at (916) 405-5765! Join us on Saturday, 1/24 from 11:00 - 4:00 for our Open House Grand Opening! 5 homes, including 2 model homes will be open for your viewing!
Single story & 2 story plans available in this gated Elk Grove community with sophisticated designs (3 comments)
Countrywide's Government Financing Seminar - 01/17/09 08:26 PM
Yesterday, I attended Countrywide Home Loans' seminar for real estate agents regarding government financing or FHA/VA financing. Although most of the information was not new to me, I did learn a few new things and wanted to pass on the information. In the past few months, FHA financing has been increasing among buyers. Last month, 44% of the loans closed by Countrywide were FHA financing...this is way up from a year ago. Loan limits have changed also for FHA - 2007 - FHA loan limit was $362,790 2008 - FHA loan limit rose to $580,000 2009 - FHA loan limit (0 comments)
3201 Meadowview Road, Sacramento 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1120 square feet Priced at only $79,900!
Bank Owned - good starter or investment property. Some updating done in kitchen & baths; tile flooring, newer dual pane windows, needs some TLC, but has great potential. Free appraisal & credit report if buyer finances through Countrywide Home Loans.
3514 24th Avenue, Sacramento 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage plus 4 car garage! Priced at only $62,900!
Great opportunity on this unique bank owned property. 2 bedroom cottage with remodeled kitchen & (1 comments)
Is this Market Hot or What! - 01/14/09 12:26 AM
I start off each Monday by running statistics on our local market area - Elk Grove, CA and I am amazed so far this year at what is happening!
In the Elk Grove area - zip codes 95624, 95757 and 95758, below are the number of Actives and Pendings at the beginning of each of the last 3 years -
2007 - 1199 Active Lisitngs 202 Pending Listings 2008 - 1333 Active Listings 285 Pending Listings 2009 - 975 Active Listings 291 Pending Listings
Active Listings are down! Pending listings are up! Buyers are out there buying right now! We (0 comments)
Sellers Stay Current on Your Neighborhood - 01/11/09 11:15 PM
Lori Mode along with Amanda Rawls of Prospect Mortgage announce a new service for sellers. If you are thinking of selling, it's important to stay up to date on what's going on in your neighborhood. This service, Sold Homes Smart Search provides you with an update on homes SOLD in your neighborhood every month and comes to you via the Internet.
Sold Homes Smart Search, by Home Buyers Scouting Report will automatically send you updates on your neighborhood each month. You will not only see what is selling in your neighborhood and area, but also how selling prices (0 comments)
The mortgage industry is changing all of the time lately and it is very important for both agents and consumers thinking of buying a home to keep up with the latest changes. Thank you to Team Newington for bringing us the latest update on Mortgage Rule changes for this year. Lori Mode and Bruce Durham, Keller Williams Reality, Elk Grove
Via Erin Newington, Sacramento Mortgage Planner ((916) 687-6868 First Priority Financial): Happy Hunting!
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Just Listed! Elk Grove Bank Owned Home! Built in 2002 Approximately 2765 square feet on a 9975 square foot cul de sac lot. Come home to this spacious 2 story bank owned home on large cul de sac lot; formal living and dining room plus large family room with fireplace, kitchen with granite countertops, island, pantry and breakfast nook; large backyard patio; 3 car garage, huge backyard with room for a pool and much more! So much potential here and a great price!
Shows very well; With over 2400 square feet Features formal living and dining; huge family room with upgraded tile flooring & fireplace, plus bonus room at front of home could be office, spacious kitchen with upgraded tile flooring, window coverings throughout are upgraded, covered stamped concrete patio, 3 car tandem garage & more! This home also features a stucco exterior and tile roofing for easy maintenance.
Lori Mode and Amanda Rawls with Prospect Mortgage have combined forces in a newly formed strategic relationship with a licensed real estate company, Home Buyers Marketing II, Inc. (HBM II). HBM II provides area homebuyers with an innovative and FREE home finding service called the Home Buyers Scouting Report®. The Home Buyers Scouting Report® matches your personal home search criteria with properties that are currently listed for sale and in your price range in the Elk Grove/Sacramento area. Online...available 24 hours a day! At your convenience, login to HBM II's private, password-protected website to view the listings that meet your (0 comments)
Here's the latest Statistical Summary for the Elk Grove, CA Real Estate market, based on data pulled this evening, January 2, 2009 from California Metrolist
Active Listings: There are currently 917 single family homes for sale in the Elk Grove area - this includes 95624, 95757 and 95758 zip code areas) . This active listing count is down by approximately 30% from 1 year ago. Price Range - $85,900 to $3,299,000 2 bedroom, 1 bathroo.m, 918 square feet - 7 bedroom, 5 bathroom, 5,698 square feet Average - 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2232 square feet. Average days on the market - 95 days Of (0 comments)
Welcome 2009! - 01/01/09 10:57 PM
I am looking forward to a great 2009! Although 2008 was a challenging year for all of us in Real Estate, we were very blessed to have had such a successful 2008! Our team has grown and we had more closings in 2008 than in any other prior year. We have been blessed with many continuing associations in the industry plus have met many new professionals who have added to our success. We also have helped so many buyers who have become new friends, find their dream homes and many investors find new investments. Although selling real estate in the Elk (0 comments)
New on Market today! Bank Owned on almost 2 acres! Spacious single story! Built in 2005 this 4224 square foot Elk Grove bank owned home is very clean and ready for you to move into! 6 spacious bedrooms including master suite plus mini master, and 4.5 bathrooms Formal living and dining rooms Large family room with fireplace and lots of windows looking out onto backyard patio. This bank owned home also features a large game or bonus room, extra large 4 car attached garage, covered backyard patio, stucco exterior and tile roof. This home is located on a 1.7 (1 comments)
Price Reduced on this Galt Bank Owned home! - 01/01/09 07:46 PM
Great opportunity! Bank Owned Galt home...very clean...nice floorplan... over 2000 square feet with formal living & dining area, separate family room with fireplace, kitchen with center island, tile counters, breakfast nook, 3 spacious bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms... large lot with great backyard and backyard patio, RV access & more. Don't wait-this one won't last at this price!
This lovely bank owned home is located within walking distance of neighborhood elementary school, close to neighborhood parks and shopping and easy access to Highway 99. This home is priced at only $251,900. For financing information, call (0 comments)
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