Elizabeth Weintraub: Sacramento Real Estate

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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.

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2010 

A certain number of buyers prefer a home with a pool, while other home buyers can take it or leave it. I suspect that's because some of those take-it-or-leave-it buyers have never owned a home with a pool and might think that taking care of a pool is too much of a hassle. Well, if you've got deci...
02/28/2010
Due to my high visibility online as a Sacramento short sale agent, I receive a lot of email spam, much of it centering on short sales. When I received an email from Program 3648, I deleted it, and all those that came after it. I mean, who calls itself Program 3648 or Program HR 3648 -- is this th...
02/27/2010
Lyon Real Estate always puts on a great annual awards ceremony. Even during a time when many real estate brokerages are hurting financially, closing up their doors, Lyon still takes care of its agents. Granted, yesterday's awards ceremony was not on par with the Cirque du Soleil act we enjoyed a ...
02/26/2010
The last time I won a third-place prize, I was probably about eight. Somewhere, I have an old newspaper. My mother was an editor in the 1950s at the Circulating Pines, which was a local newspaper in a suburb of Minneapolis. She put a story and a photo of my brother and me on the front page. I am ...
02/25/2010
Some mornings it's difficult to select one topic to write about. That's because so many things happen to this Sacramento short sale agent in one day. Since I generally write about my previous day's experiences, to pick just one situation is hard. I don't have time to write another book. Do I writ...
02/24/2010
Much of my work as a Sacramento short sale agent is handled through email. So, I almost had a heart attack when I turned on my computer this morning. My start-up programs loaded and I didn't have any emails. For a brief second, my heart about exploded. My immediate thought was my computer had mal...
02/23/2010
Sacramento short sale agents tend to form a list of favorite types of short sales to do, especially after we've closed a record number of them. The complexity of a short sale is generally based on the number of loans secured to the property, type of loan and the individual lender. My first favori...
02/22/2010
Hardly a day goes by that I don't receive an email from some frustrated short sale buyer asking me for advice on some transaction that I'm not involved in. Most of the scenarios are as follows: The buyer has been in escrow for months, waiting for approval, and nothing seems to be happening. They ...
02/21/2010
At a young age, my father taught me three important things about life. How to bluff my way through a poker hand, catch fish by using a pole, line, bobber, hook and bait, and how to keep my head above water while swimming. In the case of the latter, he threw me out of the boat in the middle of the...
02/20/2010
Let me just come out and say there is nothing like this on the market in downtown Sacramento. Here is a unique opportunity to buy that 3-bedroom, 2-bath home your heart has been searching for at an affordable price. If you crave an urban lifestyle, this is the home for you. Of course, it sits acr...
02/19/2010
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