Elizabeth Weintraub: Sacramento Real Estate

Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Gold - DRE #00697006
Sacramento real estate and housing market, from Galt to Lincoln. Local observations about Sacramento restaurants, special events, music concerts and the Sacramento lifestyle, including great places to vacation around the world.



You'll never guess who came to my office last week! OK, a couple photos here will give you a hint. None other than the wonderful and talented stager from Granite Bay, Lori Polk and that serial entrepreneur, multi-faceted real estate broker from Wisconsin, Tom Braatz. When they arrived, I had an e...
Anybody who knows me realizes that I can't be bought, and I'm not the type to present a rosy picture that is all sunshine and lollipops to get anybody to like me. I try to present balanced opinions and will explain both the pros and cons to just about any situation so my readers can make an infor...
Ah, I remember it like it was yesterday. But it happened in 1967. When the news reported that Nancy Reagan declared the Governor's Mansion a "fire trap" and that she refused to live there, tongues lashed out, calling her a snob. Why, the Governor's Mansion, built in 1877 and purchased by the Stat...
My husband gave me some grief when I casually mentioned in a blog that since IndyMac was closing its new mortgage business doors, yet promising to honor loan locks already in progress, buyers might exercise caution and perhaps consider another alternative. He thought I might be reading too much i...
      As I was watering my garden early this morning, my cell rang. It was ABC News in New York, profusely apologizing for suddenly realizing that they had called a California number, and I was on PST. The reporter asked, among other questions, where I felt the market would move over the next ye...
Wherever I travel, I take photographs of homes. My passion for photography sometimes thwarts vacations as I get sidetracked. Instead of shopping at cute boutiques or dining at out-of-the-way cafés, often I end up wandering the streets of a town to admire its picturesque homes, invariably with cam...
On Tuesday, I received a sign call on my Midtown listing. The home the buyer was calling about is a fixer Craftsman, and he wanted to know if I could show it to him at 2 PM on Wednesday. "But, it's going to be 108 on Wednesday," I pointed out. "Wouldn't you prefer to see it in the morning, say ar...
In the neighborhood where I primarily sell homes in Land Park, it's not uncommon to find agents putting up sign riders on their sign posts that announce to passersby that they are an area specialist. The problem is some of those agents have never before taken a listing in Land Park and have never...
Senate Bill 1137, the so-called foreclosure mortgage bill, sponsored by Senate president pro tem Don Perata, was signed into law today by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Among some of its provisions, lenders can no longer automatically foreclose on sellers who fall behind on their payments. Under...
If you're a seller who is having problems negotiating a short sale or obtaining debt relief at IndyMac, consider the fact that IndyMac today says it is closing its mortgage business and laying off 3,800 employees, which is more than half of its workforce. This means effective immediately it will ...

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