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.



It's true that FHA buyers in Sacramento sometimes get the bum rap, if you know what I mean. Especially when trying to buy Sacramento short sales. That's because many listing agents believe conventional buyers are better for the following reasons: The credit score requirements -- FICO scores -- ar...
A fortunate aspect of listing so many short sales in Sacramento is the fact that I get to see how other agents write offers on short sales. Some of my short listings each receive 10 to 12 offers. I try to help buyers' agents when they call by explaining that they need to check the comparable sale...
If you love frozen yogurt like me, you'll be happy to hear that Big Spoon Yogurt is slated to open yet another store, this time in July at the Stone Pointe Shopping Center at Sutterville and Freeport in Land Park. And if you don't really like frozen yogurt, perhaps ladling handfuls of crushed can...
The sellers of this 1989 two-story home in the Linda Woods subdivision of Sacramento didn't like its wood exterior, so they gave it a face-lift. They covered the wood siding in Tyvek and hired a stucco contractor. As with any project, once you finish it, something else starts speaking to you, sa...
This is the type of neighborhood where squirrels can take afternoon naps in the middle of the street without being disturbed. Where neighbors all know your name and wave as you walk by. Where people are respectful of private property rights. Welcome to Sylvan Park in Citrus Heights. Many of the ...
                                  This Sacramento Pocket home offers a spacious, open floor plan with a remodeled kitchen and is reasonably priced at $259,000. The kitchen has a custom-tiled back-splash, plenty of counter space and dual sinks -- the second sink is in the kitchen island. The spac...
What's not to like about John Prine, I ask you? The folksinger is a walking legend among songwriters in America. When I heard he was coming to Sacramento, I immediately snagged tickets for center stage, third row. My husband feels a particular affinity for Prine, I suspect, because they are both ...
Home sellers and buyers in Land Park are rejoicing because buyers can finally afford to buy those homes up to $600,000 with FHA financing. Previously, Land Park buyers were limited to mortgage limits of $417,000. Now buyers can qualify for FHA financing up to $580,000, put down 3.5% of the sales ...
My husband asked me to go with him next month to his 25th college reunion at Washington University in St. Louis, but I don't have the time to get away. Alas, he will have to attend without me. He tried to sweeten the pot by saying we could catch up with his family in Chicago or mine in Minneapoli...
There's an agent in my Sacramento midtown office who goes through cell phones like Kleenex. He has lobbed his phone off a hotel lobby, pitched another across the room and dropped a third in the toilet. Yet, he survives without going insane. I don't know how he does it. If I lost my cell, I'd most...

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