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.



Nobody wants to be accused of being cheap -- except maybe PUC Energy Division Director Edward Randolph, because he was too cheap to buy an upgraded memory card for his phone -- but it's true that you can sometimes save a lot of money by jumping on home improvement opportunities when they present ...
A woman out of the clear blue yesterday wrote to me. She was quite rude and accusing and said I had lifted content from her website and placed it on About.com. Not only that, but she went on to say she was a professional writer, and she insisted that she had written the content for her website. S...
There seems to be no end to the madness going on in Elk Grove right now. It's such a hot demand community. It's sizzling. If your home isn't selling, something is seriously wrong, and you might start by looking at how your Elk Grove agent is marketing your home, followed by the price. Are your ph...
What is market value, anyway, you might ask? It's supposed to be what a seller is willing to sell at and what a willing and able buyer is willing to pay. But that's not the way it really works in real estate, because you've got that appraiser out of Stockton dishing out values on homes in Sacrame...
There's a big difference between being on the seller's side, between protecting a seller's interests, and participating in a scenario that is a scheme. As a seller's agent, I have a strict fiduciary to the seller, but what sellers don't seem to understand is as a REALTORĀ®, I also have to be fair ...
For years, I have used a digital Nikon D40 SLR, with an 18-55mm lens, along with a separate exterior flash, for shooting my photos of listings. I spent a great deal of time trying to take perfect photos. That means, sometimes I have to shoot a lot of pictures to get one that I really like. It als...
This is such an ugly topic, and it's not cute and sweet like a Craftsman bungalow, but we need to talk about it. What better time to talk about racism than during Fair Housing month in April? Racism is a topic that people feel uncomfortable about dicussing. I think it's because it exposes the und...
In some parts of the country and / or when listing certain types of homes, generally upper-end, a real estate agent wouldn't dream of publishing the address of those properties. It's kept a secret and private. Of course, it's a little difficult to view a home that way. But the thought is people f...
There are reasons for everything in a short sale, even the things that don't make sense have a reason for not making sense. Even if the ultimate reason doesn't make sense. Does that make sense to you? If so, you'll fair well in the land of short sales. If not, you may as well get it out now becau...
Nary a day goes by when somebody doesn't write and ask me to promote something or disclose something or inform the public of something -- and 99.9% of the time it solely benefits the person who is writing to me. But that's the price we pay for having readers. Other readers think we can influence ...

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