Elizabeth Weintraub: Sacramento Real Estate

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Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Gold - DRE #00697006
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2008 

Of all my 500 or so articles on About.com, the one about preparing your home for sale is swiped the most often and plagiarized practically daily, so I figured this was a good piece to do a video on. (Note to plagiarizers: everything on the Internet, unless specified otherwise, is copyrighted.) I ...
06/29/2008
I have more problems with my keyboards than the average person, I suspect. Typically, the problems are caused by liquids -- especially since I often have lunch over my computer. Soup is a particularly bad thing to try to slurp while you're typing. As some of you know, I seem to buy new keyboards ...
06/29/2008
My MLS listings are input by an assistant, so that gives me a little bit of an excuse if I find a typo, but I proofread my listings after they are posted online. My sellers look at them as well. But this morning, I ran across a number of listings in MLS that contained goofy errors. It makes me wo...
06/28/2008
I am remodeling my kitchen at long last. I've done every other room in the house, and this is the last room. I've saved it for last until I have made a big chunk of cash -- and let's just say the second quarter of 2008 has been extremely kind to me. As I reminded my husband, I bought a home about...
06/27/2008
Fannie Mae just made an exciting announcement. Sellers who elect to sell on a short sale over letting the property go through to final foreclosure, are eligible to buy a new home after two years. Although there are no exceptions due to extenuating circumstances, this new ruling means there is fin...
06/26/2008
Probably because of the lower prices in Sacramento, I have been working lately with a larger than usual number of first-time home buyers. Almost 80% of my closed sales for the last quarter were first-time home buyers. The other 20% were investors, and investors are hot-to-trot over entry-level ho...
06/26/2008
I have been interviewed by Kiplinger Magazine for its October issue, and the staff writer just sent me an email asking for client names or agents who have worked with Buy and Bail and / or Walkaway sellers. Since none of my sellers have abandoned their homes, I thought I would ask the folks on Ac...
06/25/2008
A familiar scenario goes like this: You're in the middle of a stressful situation -- maybe you're at work or in the midst of a disagreement with a close friend -- and your phone rings. You think to yourself, "What fresh hell is this?" And you answer your phone. It's a telemarketer, trying to sell...
06/24/2008
I'm having too much fun making videos these days. Do you know how hard it is to freeze a video at a point where you don't look goofy or have one eye closed? Here is my second video, which is about What Happens at a Home Inspection. Remember, no home is perfect. All homes will require repairs, reg...
06/23/2008
I am having a blast making charts lately. You don't need to type a lot of words when you have a chart that so succinctly tells the story about short sales that you want to convey. In case anybody is wondering, no, I did not pull those numbers off of MLS. I pulled them out of my butt. :)
06/22/2008
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