Elizabeth Weintraub: Sacramento Real Estate

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Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Gold - DRE #00697006
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2010 

I've been pretty busy lately listing short sales throughout Sacramento and in Land Park. In fact, I just listed another short sale home in Land Park last night. This is a home that had previously been on the market for a long time, listed with several other real estate agents at prices that buyer...
01/12/2010
I have to tell you that there is a dead spot for cellphone reception on Serrano Parkway.  And sometimes, you'll get a little winter fog in the hills in early morning. As I drove up to my new short sale listing in El Dorado Hills yesterday, fog hugged the trees and homes, but the valley was comple...
01/11/2010
Some people would say that when a person looks back on the path one's life has taken and decides to make changes, it's because one has reached a "certain age." Personally, I disagree, probably because I'm the type of person who often reflects on the direction I am moving and wonders if that direc...
01/10/2010
It seems like forever since we've sealed off the dining room and living room from the rest of our house. The pass-through window between the kitchen and living room has a sheet of plastic taped over it, and the other 3 doors are closed, much to the dismay of our cats. You know how cats are, right...
01/09/2010
A few days ago, an out-of-state seller emailed me to say the seller's Sacramento short sale listing had expired, but the seller was still in contract with a buyer. For 6 months. The seller said the reason this particular short sale did not close is because a negotiator had not yet been assigned b...
01/08/2010
I love it when I turn on my computer in the morning and find a short sale approval letter sitting in my inbox. Sort of sets the mood for the day. And even though I get up at 5 AM most mornings, those banks on the East Coast are still ahead of me. The approval letter I received this morning is for...
01/07/2010
During Gov. Schwarzenneger's State of the State address at the state Capitol today, the governor announced a new proposal for another home buyer tax credit of $10,000. It was received by a big round of applause. Of course, you don't hear that applause when you skim through the goofy comments left...
01/06/2010
I receive a lot of interesting emails from readers all over the country. I do my best to answer questions. Many of those questions center on short sales, probably because I write a lot about short sales and enjoy a strong internet presence as a Sacramento short sale agent. But since selling short...
01/06/2010
The floor refinisher, Brian, and I engaged in a conversation yesterday about the tack cloth. He didn't know what I referring to because it's not something, I suppose, that he uses. My concern was removing every bit of dust from the floor before Brian put on the first coat. Brian is very patient w...
01/05/2010
The year of 2010 is starting out very busy. I thought this weekend would be fairly quiet, but I guess as people sat around watching football or perhaps recovering from New Year's Eve activities, they started to think about buying and selling real estate in Sacramento. That's because I received a ...
01/04/2010
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