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.



Oh, my aching back. It is time for home improvement consequences. Usually, I don't suddenly engage in an uptick of physical activity. But hauling boards, lifting heavy boxes, loading up my SUV, unloading, bending over, all those things can wreak havoc on your body when one is not used to that lev...
Although we bought our Hawaii house over 3 years ago, we have never participated in the Sunday Stroll at Kona's Historic Kailua Village. So, while hanging out at Kona Haven Coffee yesterday morning with the gang, this topic came up. Once a month, Ali'i Drive, where all the tourists go, is closed ...
The first thought that entered my head when the general contractor from Lowes said our drywall was compromised (due to a long-time slow leak from our sink's shutoff valves) was where in the garage did I put a utility knife and level. Because the Lowes' crew were getting ready to leave for lunch. ...
When I was last at our house in Hawaii toward the end of June, we had a few bad air quality days in Kona. Mostly unhealthy for sensitive people, but also a red day -- which is unhealthy for everybody. However, Kilauea seems to have stopped erupting, and the collapsing events at the summit have ce...
As a kid having to trudge uphill and barefoot in Minnesota snow 10 miles to school was bad enough, but in the dead of winter darkness was even worse; so, you can imagine that I was never a fan of daylight saving. Nor did I much care for it when I got out of school and went to work at the Minneapo...
Doesn't matter where you live, if you're a listing agent who wants more listings, just print out a boarding pass. That's all it takes. Soon as you plan to leave town, sellers start to call. The good news for me is nobody knows if I am physically in Sacramento or whether I am in Hawaii. When peopl...
Until I took a peek in MLS at the number of short sales available in Sacramento County, I did not realize how few there actually are. I mean, for a while there, I sold more short sales than any other agent in a 7-county area. In fact, I might still hold the record, don't know. But right now, we h...
Neighbors can be truly vindictive people. They might not talk to you for years, but boy, the moment your house goes on the market, they often become very vocal. All the things they've been harboring about you will come out. This is more than disclosing disasters to the buyer that happened at your...
It seems like unless I am headed for Hawaii, I rarely find time for brief vacations anymore, even for a weekend. But last weekend, my brother-in-law from Chicago flew into the Bay Area. Well, actually, his company contacts were in Sunnyvale. There didn't seem to be as much to do in Sunnyvale than...
Our listing prices for Sunday Open Houses today run a wide gamet. I've got listings in Sacramento ranging from an affordable entry price-point of $340,000 all the way to breaking the million mark. The locations are just as vast. From the city of Davis to Fair Oaks to Elk Grove to Sacramento's Cur...

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