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.



Here's an interesting short sale story for you. Bank of America short sales have gotten a bad rap in the industry, much of it deserved. However, I am happy to report that Bank of America is working to turn around that reputation and succeeding. My last 3 approvals arrived in fewer than 30 days. O...
For the most part, my Sacramento short sales are closing faster but they aren't closing any easier. I was looking at my website this morning. My listings rotate on my homepage. Agents who don't have any listings often link to their broker's listings on their homepages so it won't look like they d...
How fast can a Sacramento short sale agent type a listing? You would not believe the volume of paperwork involved in taking a listing. In fact, some agents don't type listings; they hand write. But when one types as fast as I do, which is about 120 WPM, typing a listing is the only way to go. I w...
On a side note, I hear the Federal Aviation Administration is urging airlines to adopt a no-distraction policy in their cockpits. They used the case of those Northwest pilots who flew past the Minneapolis / St. Paul airport because they were distracted by playing on their laptops. The FAA says pi...
Selling a rental home that is occupied by tenants presents its own special set of challenges. That's why whenever I sold one of my own investment properties, I would not put that home on the market until it was vacant. Tenant cooperation is essential. However, not every tenant wants to cooperate ...
I managed to sell 4 homes in the Sacramento area yesterday, show homes in Land Park and East Sacramento, plus, list another short sale in Elk Grove. Let me tell you, it's not every day that kind of activity happens, but the month of April has been especially brutal. Probably because so many buyer...
Although technically anything east of Alhambra is considered East Sacramento, it depends on whom you ask. The homes in the Alhambra Corridor are generally viewed as homes in Midtown Sacramento. That's because Midtown is just across the street. This Craftsman bungalow was built in 1915. That was b...
Looking through a list of Top 40 hits the other day, I came to the shocking realization that I haven't heard any of the songs on that list. So, you know right away that I don't have kids and, as such, have been spared the agony of some of that music. My husband says the number one song in the cou...
The buzz in the industry seems to be mostly about foreclosures in Sacramento. People are talking about the shadow inventory, wondering what happened and when we'll see it hit the market. As the Sacramento Bee reported yesterday, foreclosures are falling. But short sales in Sacramento are on the r...
The only drawback to buying homes in Land Park situated on some of our block-long streets is that people who live on such short streets might not get fast pizza delivery. What? Where? How do you spell it? And even then the pizza delivery guy gets lost. On the bright side, these types of streets t...

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