Elizabeth Weintraub: Sacramento Real Estate

Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Gold - DRE #00697006
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Thanks to Assembly Bill 2949, a new law takes effect on January 1, 2009 to protect abandoned foreclosure pets. It's disheartening to realize that California had to pass a law about this, yet I'm glad it did. You'd think that most people would simply do the right thing and take care of pets left b...
I hate to report this, but Dave and Gisela Haskin are closing Broadway Hardware next month and calling it quits. I talked with the Haskins a couple months ago and at that time, they had said nothing about closing down the store. I'm so sorry to see them leave Land Park. I shop at Broadway Hardwa...
I studied my young cactus garden in Land Park for months, walking through the sand and drawing circles with a long stick, figuring some day I'd have the time to go to the nursery and buy stepping stones, and those circles left embedded in the sand were where the stones would lie.The cactus garde...
The Land Park Community Association sent me an email containing information that I'd like to pass along to the people and real estate agents in Sacramento. The City of Sacramento Neighborhood Services Department is searching for families who might like assistance over Thanksgiving and Christmas....
Looking for a different type of real estate investment? Tenants in common ownership offers benefits for investors who are tired of property management and want to use leverage by buying a fractional interest of a much larger investment vehicle. However, as some Sacramento real estate investors ha...
California home sellers who sold a home in recent years might qualify to get cash back. It depends on whether a seller qualifies as a class member under the Property I.D. Natural Hazard Disclosure Report class-action settlement. A class-action lawsuit was filed against Property I.D. and a handfu...
Flood insurance will be required by December 8, 2008, on all mortgaged homes in the north Sacramento area, which includes Natomas. The following ZIP codes, comprising more than 26,000 homes, will fall under flood insurance requirements: 95833 to 95838 and 95815. Basically, it boils down to this: ...
REOs and short sales are driving the market in our tri-county region of Sacramento. “Inventory is down 30% from last year, sales are up 250% from last year, and pending sales are up 270% from last year,” said Michael Lyon, CEO of Lyon Real Estate. In fact, our September inventory (the number of h...
Yesterday, being Columbus Day, meant there was no mail, agents couldn't call the banks to follow up on short sales and many workers got the day off. But not title and escrow companies. I met clients at my office to walk them over to the title company for signing loan documents. These buyers had b...
  I haven't yet decided if I will put the flower pots back on the deck because I've sort of come to like them on the cement sidewalk and, besides, there is a pathway between the pots and the deck. You know how it is when you water plants, right? Water drains out the bottom, and even with little ...

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