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RECENT BLOG POSTS
That nice couple moving into your neighbor's home may unknowingly be part of an increasingly irritating rental scam. Here's how it works.  Dirtbag (DB), the crook, finds a Realtor's listing on the internet, then copies all the photos and descriptions.  Then DB creates an online For Rent ad on Cra...
02/01/2017
Fair Oaks, California, Old Homes Review, by Sally Dunbar, Old Homes Editor7848 Orange Avenue, the Rice-Chasko Home Fair Oaks has it's share of lovely historic homes. Fair Oaks grew as a community at the turn of the century along the American River, 17 miles upstream of Sacramento. As one of the e...
01/27/2017
Sacramento has been in a drought the past few years, but this year the flood gates have opened up. Yes, WAY above average, finally.  I always point out the possible drainage issues a home may face that are apparent when I show a home.  A few years ago, a Buyer's daughter asked me to stop because ...
01/27/2017
Now stop that.  If your mind immediately went to a tall bar stool, with bouncy babes in black shorts, you got it wrong.  I'm a Hooter, but not that kind. Think pink, instead.As a 10 year breast cancer survivor, I have raise $4,000 to $7000 for the past 3 years for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk, w...
05/21/2016
The history of Fair Oaks is full of intertwining families, and so it is with this month’s Old Home feature - the Alvin L. Heim Home at 4940 Minnesota Ave. Alvin came to Fair Oaks from Indiana in 1909, buying 10 acres on Minnesota, tucked against what is now the North Ridge Golf Course. He married...
03/30/2016
Veteran loans through the VA are awesome for the veteran - but sellers are frequently reluctant to accept an offer with VA financing.  Usually that is becasue the VA requires that the home has a pest clearance, and many sellers (including banks who have held the foreclosed properties) don't want ...
04/08/2015
 I find myself saying it, too. "I can't wait for The 3 Day Event to be here.  It will be so fun!" STOP THAT, though.  Don't rush it. It's truly about the journey, not the destination. Be. Here. Now. You all giggled when I said there is nothing like the first time.  But it's true. You will never a...
04/05/2015
I decided to go big, or go home! I've built a team of over 50 walkers to go to San Diego this coming November, to walk in Komen's "The Three Day" event - 20 miles a day, 3 days in a row.  In the process, our team will raise over $100,000 for the Komen Foundation.  We are Hands Up For Hooters. Why...
04/03/2015
Redesigning your kitchen is a daunting task, with many options.  My best advise? Hire a Pro Designer who knows what they are doing! A few years ago I sold a beautiful charmingly rustic home in Carmichael to Debby and Mark.  The only weak spot was the dated kitchen.  But it is dated no more. Debby...
03/07/2015
How accurate is a Zillow Zestimate? Like what's in grandmas's shopping cart - DEPENDS. If you live in a monstrous standard subdivision of homes, all built by the same builder, from 5 floor plans, with little variation, your Zestimate might be pretty accurate. But if you live in a custom area, wit...
02/09/2015
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