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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2014 

The need for a lawyer in a Sacramento short sale has changed so dramatically over the years because California keeps putting laws into place that tend to remove the need to hire a lawyer. I don't know why our California legislature would do this to lawyers because it makes more sense to pass laws...
01/31/2014
This spring real estate market in Sacramento is off to a rocky start, at least in my little camp in the universe. It seems that every time I take a home off the market and place it into pending status, there is some kind of issue with the buyer that should have been resolved prior to writing an o...
01/30/2014
Working more with sellers in Sacramento these days than buyers means I use my lockbox display key more for setting up lockboxes than opening the lockbox to retrieve keys. It still doesn't reduce the anxiety of what would happen if my gizmo doesn't work. In part, I can resolve that issue by openin...
01/28/2014
Every single real estate agent I know in Sacramento wants nothing but the best for her buyers and for her home buyers to find the perfect home. But sometimes, communications can break down and, in an effort to please and make buyers happy, agents can stick with a buyer much longer than is good fo...
01/28/2014
Ask any real estate agent in Sacramento, and he or she will offer conflicting opinions about an open house -- whether it's effective as a sales tool. I am in the camp that says if a home for sale is located in high traffic area, it is a good prospect for an open house providing that it shows well...
01/27/2014
My husband does not understand why I would want to live on a volcano. I like it in part because the Big Island of Hawaii is fairly quiet, no matter where you are. Of course, you could say the same thing about the middle of Petersburg, Alaska, too, just a lot chillier. Many home buyers pay attenti...
01/26/2014
How many times can a bank say no and reject a short sale before the Sacramento short sale agent gives up? That's the million-dollar question today, and as long as it's not an FHA short sale, there is always hope. We simply repackage and resubmit. It can be as subtle as a percentage point or as co...
01/25/2014
I've passed by a few websites where great lengthy discussions had been going on between real estate agents about whether the arm's-length agreement is violated when the parties know each other and fail to disclose. Everybody and their uncle it seems has an opinion about that -- whether they're dr...
01/24/2014
Not a day goes by that I don't realize how fortunate I am that so much of my real estate business comes from the Internet. It's not by luck; I earned it by hard work and years of building a web presence. I blog every single day, and I try to make my blogs pertinent and amusing so people will read...
01/23/2014
I read a post the other day by an agent on Active Rain who said her sellers kept their cat's litterbox in the master bedroom closet, and while that may work on some level for people, I can't imagine it myself. Other people stick a litterbox in the bathroom and don't seem to mind litter granules s...
01/21/2014
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