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.



There's this cat in London who purrs as loud as a lawnmower. His name is Smokey. This cat purrs at 73 to 80 decibels. depending on which news report you read. If I had a cat like that, I'd kick him out of bed. Heck, I'd banish him to the garage. Or at the very least, I'd make sure I never petted ...
My phone rang off the hook over the weekend but it wasn't sellers looking for a Sacramento short sale agent to list and sell their home. It was sellers who already had listed with me and who had received an email from DocuSign. My transaction coordinator sent out the MARS disclosures on Saturday....
An agent emailed yesterday to ask why a particular bank made an adjustment to the fees in its short sale approval letter. He reiterated what a good, good agent he had been. Why, he had done everything expected of him. He had sent a promise to not write any other offers, he had his buyer deposit f...
You can't blame buyers for wanting to get a good deal. Especially experienced real estate investors in Sacramento. Well, actually, you can point the Flying Fickle Finger of Fate at them when you've got multiple offers coming in on that short sale that are driving the price up and up and yet they ...
The manager of my office received an odd letter from the Department of Real Estate on Friday. The DRE wrote because a buyer from several years -- some purported real estate agent / investor who represented himself, so you know what kind of client he had -- was unhappy that he didn't get to buy a ...
An agent emailed me yesterday to say a buyer she had been working with suddenly dropped her in favor of another agent. She wanted to know why. In fact, she went so far as to email the client and ask -- in the interest of improving her communication skills and learning from her mistakes -- but the...
Lyon Real Estate sponsored a luncheon yesterday for its top producers from our office in Midtown. This is an annual event that I've missed the last 4 or 5 years because of schedule conflicts, but yesterday, come hell or high water, I planned to attend. Turns out it was high water. The rain and fl...
Some days I wonder if I need my head examined for taking on the responsibility of raising a ragdoll kitten. Jackson is a little white fink, according to my husband and, according to me, he is a terror. Our floors are littered with cat toys but he always manages to find some other item to shred an...
If you own an underwater home, should you continue to pay on your second mortgage? Lots of people stop paying, and they don't worry about it. Why don't they worry about it, you may ask? Because the second mortgage holder probably has zero equity. Nada. No security for that loan. If there is nothi...
It doesn't matter to me whether a buyer's agent agrees with my belief that buyers should wait for short sale approval. Every so often one of them will call and try to read me the riot act. But I don't care. The only person I care about is my seller. I care whether the seller will close escrow on ...

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