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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2013 

Before you say to yourself, oh, there she goes again, picking on investors while she's sticking up for homeowners in Sacramento, let me preface this by saying it's not true. I do not pick on investors. While it is true that I support home ownership in Sacramento, and I prefer to see neighborhoods...
03/31/2013
I love to give my clients help when staging a home and getting it ready for the market. That's one of the things I do really well. I can envision how a home should look and what will give it its greatest appeal. Not every home needs to be staged, and if it doesn't, I tell them that, too. I find m...
03/30/2013
When HAFA short sales first hit the scene in Sacramento, it was not uncommon to get many of these short sales rejected. That's because there were really no hard rules published about what will qualify a seller for a HAFA short sale. There were general guidelines for eligibility, but being eligibl...
03/29/2013
A seller in Granite Bay expressed interest yesterday in possibly selling her spacious two-story home near Douglas Ranch. The problem is she wants a home in the seven-hundred range to be worth at least $900,000 to maybe a million. And why not? Everybody wants to make a profit from an investment, e...
03/28/2013
One way to deal with a listing that will not sell is to withdraw the listing from MLS and let another agent who wants to work for free signage take over. But that's not the best approach to dealing with an overpriced listing. Some agents will say the best way to deal with an overpriced listing is...
03/27/2013
Last night we celebrated Passover at our family's home at Sun City Hilton Head. This is where everybody sits down around the table and we take turns reading from a book in which the words are printed upside down and backward. We eat symbolic food such as a twig of parsley and really thin crackers...
03/25/2013
We are visiting my husband's family in Sun City Hilton Head South Carolina. Driving into Sun City is like driving into a plush resort. Not quite the same thing as, say, Sun City Lincoln. But then I imagine Sun City Hilton Head most likely attracts retirees from all over the country. I don't know ...
03/24/2013
We landed in Savannah really late and barely made our dinner reservation at The Sapphire Grill before they stopped serving. We changed planes in Atlanta, but it was still a super long flight from Sacramento. If I'm gonna fly that far, you'd think I would be waking up in the islands, and this morn...
03/24/2013
I know agents who were relieved when Fannie Mae had set up an escalation process for value disputes. I know, as a Sacramento short sale agent myself, I was pretty pleased to see a website established and a process put in place to address this monstrosity that seems to be taking over short sales a...
03/22/2013
You're probably not seeing this phenomenon yet in the real estate stats for Sacramento, but I'm telling ya that short sales are declining and equity sales are rising, and you can take that to the bank. I analyzed MLS a few days ago to see how many short sales were available and there were fewer t...
03/21/2013
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