Elizabeth Weintraub: Sacramento Real Estate

Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Gold - DRE #00697006
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Don't forget to clean out the garage. At my house, the garage is a place where things go to prepare to die. It’s like the stopping ground before a final death. The weigh station before the graveyard. The hospice, like Denver International Airport. It’s for things we aren’t quite ready to part wit...
The truth is Sacramento appraisals are pretty much whatever you can substantiate. I can make a case for a home to appraise at $600,000 almost as easily as I can make a case for it to appraise at $500,000. In fact, it would be good training for an aspiring real estate agent to have to create two d...
Yeah, is it time to put that Sacramento short sale on the market? The answer to that question might be no. But wait, you may cry, Sacramento is experiencing a record-breaking hot, hot, real estate market. Buyers are crawling on hands and knees, begging to buy a home and there is almost nothing fo...
It's like Wells Fargo burped and threw up fund wires. A bunch of Wells Fargo short sale fund wires yesterday were returned to a local Sacramento title company. It's sort of been trickling in throughout the week. I couldn't figure out what was going on. After all, it's not like we haven't been clo...
Most of my short sales do not go on for years. They don't even go on for months and months. The bulk of my short sales, even those short sales at Bank of America, tend to close within a reasonable period of time. I've closed HAFA short sales in 3 or 4 months, and some of the Freddie Mac HAFAs muc...
One would think that Bank of America would be happy that a short sale agent in Sacramento is opening so many Cooperative short sales on her own. The bank is not spending money to solicit the borrower. The bank is not pounding the pavement. I am bringing these short sales to the bank. When I open ...
If I could name one thing that makes my Sacramento short sales successful, I'd say it's finding that right Sacramento short sale buyer. I'd like to believe it's my superior negotiation abilities and extensive experience in closing short sales, and those things are involved in the short sale proce...
If you think the California Homeowner Bill of Rights is gonna help you to do a short sale, that would be faulty thinking. On the surface, it sounds good to say that it stops dual tracking. But that's not really the way it works. The Bill of Rights goes into affect on January 1, 2013. It's a littl...
I've got one of those rare short sale listings that appears to go on forever. It seems like I've always got one of those in my inventory, but that's because I never give up on my clients. Some of them require more work than others, and that just comes with the territory. This particular Sacrament...
You would think I'd get asked that question a lot -- who is the best Sacramento short sale bank? But I don't. That's because people aren't looking at the big picture when they go to do a short sale. And why would they? They're concerned with the aspects of their own short sale, not the big pictur...

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