curtis park: You Say It's Your Birthday and Here's a Short Sale in Curtis Park - 06/28/10 03:05 AM
I have never particularly liked The Beatle's song: You Say It's Your Birthday. It's on The White Album. It's a jarring tune. Not that there's anything wrong with jarring because I love the Foo Fighters, for example, but it's situated in the wrong place on the soundtrack.
When I bought that album in 1969, I was 17. Living in an apartment by myself, embarking on my senior year of high school and working 2 part-time jobs. My landlord knocked on the door to ask if he could borrow my White Album. When I told him I was late for school, he … (17 comments)

curtis park: November 2009 Facts and Trends for Land Park and Curtis Park - 12/15/09 01:11 PM
Good news for the real estate market in Land Park and Curtis Park. Last month, we saw 15 sales close in the ZIP of 95818, out of 47 listings. In addition, 21 sales were pending, most likely slated for closing this month. Well, except for one of my short sale listings, which probably won't see the light of day until early February at the rate Chase Bank is moving. But still, sales are up 15.4% over a year ago at this time.
Below is a chart that shows the median sales prices in Land Park and Curtis Park over the past … (2 comments)

curtis park: The Direction Your Home Faces in Land Park Can Make a Difference to You - 09/07/09 02:44 AM
When I counsel home buyers for Land Park, I typically ask them which direction they prefer their home to face. Much of the time, they look at me like I'm looney. Then it hits them, yes, the direction a home faces is a preference.
In the northern hemisphere, southern exposure gets the most sun, even though the sun moves from east to west. But the way the streets are laid out in Sacramento, especially in the core areas close to downtown such as Midtown, Land Park and Curtis Park, many streets run east and west. This means most of the homes … (9 comments)

curtis park: Who Says Land Park Has No Affordable Homes? - 05/18/09 02:36 AM
As of this morning, we have 72 listings on the market in the ZIP 95818. This ZIP encompasses an area from a few blocks north of Broadway all the way to Sutterville, and between I-5 on the West and the railroad tracks on the East. The two major neighborhoods are Land Park and Curtis Park.
Residents, myself included, like living here because we are close to downtown / Midtown Sacramento, we can walk to restaurants, stores, parks, the Zoo and the river. We enjoy tree-canopied streets, friendly neighbors, and there's a general pride of ownership in the area, making Land Park … (5 comments)

curtis park: Many Sacramento Short Sale and REO Listed Prices are Fabricated -- Not Real -- Teasers - 05/12/09 03:45 AM
The home buyer sign calls I get in Sacramento start out like this:
"I was driving by your listing and would like to find out how much the seller is asking."
First, when you're an agent like me who is managing a couple dozen listings all over Sacramento, it helps to define which particular home the caller is inquiring about. Then I question whether the caller is a home buyer or an agent. Lots of agents don't identify themselves, for some reason.
After describing the property, I feel it is necessary to level with callers. I tell them upfront: … (19 comments)

curtis park: Here's an Affordable 1926 Home in Curtis Park for $385,000: 3215 Cutter Way - 05/11/09 03:36 AM

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Although this home has an outrageously beautiful remodeled mastersuite bath, there is still an opportunity for some lucky buyer to personalize and upgrade this 1926 Curtis Park charmer to build equity. The address is 3215 Cutter Way, accessible from 7th Avenue, and the location is fantastic. Cutter Way runs parallel to and is a block away from East Curtis. East Curtis is a main thoroughfare fronting the lovely William Curtis Park. Many homes on Cutter are Tudors, adding a certain amount of glamor to … (8 comments)

curtis park: We Have Two Distinct Real Estate Markets in Land Park, Sacramento - 05/02/09 04:05 AM
Like most of Sacramento right now, the homes in Land Park that are priced under $400,000 are receiving a lot of attention from home buyers. That's because first-time home buyers are driving the market. However, the over $400,000 homes in Land Park / Curtis Park are picking up steam. We are seeing a 60% increase in pending sales for March of 2009 over March of 2008 in the over $400K market. But it's not as strong as the lower-priced homes. Those pending sales have jumped 75% in year-over-year comparison.
The good news is the average days on market stat for the … (2 comments)

curtis park: Why Would You Ever Leave Your Real Estate Agent or Your Agent Leave You? - 03/25/09 02:32 AM
When I briefly explain my Buyer 50-Point Presentation during an initial counseling session with buyers, I touch on what happens after escrow closes. What happens is I never go away. I don't disappear after closing. If buyers have a question months or years down the road, even if it's "My cat got loose; how do I find him?" they can call me. I make that promise and stay in touch with my clients.
Last night I submitted an offer and signed a buyer broker agreement with a new client. She is a bright, articulate and charming young woman who grew up … (12 comments)

curtis park: Here's What Happened in Curtis Park When Agents Don't Read MLS - 03/08/09 03:43 AM
Yesterday afternoon a Curtis Park buyer's agent called me to ask for the code to show one of my listings. It was hard to hear what he was saying because there was a lot of noise in the background. I immediately jumped into my spiel about the home, pointing out some of the wonderful updates the sellers have completed. He listened and then asked: Why didn't I simply put the alarm code in the lockbox instead of making agents call me?
I explained my sellers' concerns, that it was actually their decision not to put the alarm code in the lockbox. … (19 comments)

curtis park: Making Homes Affordable in Sacramento: How to Qualify for Obama's Housing Rescue Plan - 03/06/09 02:55 AM
At first blush, many Sacramento home owners may believe they do not qualify for the making home affordable housing rescue plan rolled out by President Obama, but I know who may, and I'll get to that. First, there are a ton of hoops to jump through. It involves sitting on the phone trying to get through to Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. The two of the three important qualifications for the refinance program are your loan must be owned by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, and you must be current on your payments.
However, Sacramento home owners can save themselves a … (25 comments)

curtis park: Here is the State of the Real Estate Market in Land Park and Curtis Park, Sacramento - 02/27/09 01:00 AM
When my husband and I first moved to Land Park, my husband had his car stolen. A few years later, he almost had his bumper swiped right in front of our home, but the police scared off the thieves before the thugs could remove the last of 30-some screws. That's what he got for driving a Honda. So, I bought him a Prius.
Now, if I'm driving more than one buyer to see homes in Land Park, I take my husband's car because my vehicle is a roadster. The other day I took the Prius to the car wash on Broadway … (10 comments)

curtis park: Land Park - Curtis Park Post Office Mailboxes Have Been Vandalized - 12/12/08 10:41 AM
Yikes. My husband just came home from the Broadway Post Office -- also known as the Land Park / Curtis Park post office -- to say somebody has vandalized the mailboxes, and all the mailboxes are now sealed shut. It looks like they used a crowbar to pry them open, he said.
The mailboxes are in the back of the post office -- where you drive up to drop in mail between 21st and 22nd Streets. If you've put anything into the mailboxes at the Broadway post office yesterday, you might want to stop payment on those checks and monitor your … (11 comments)

curtis park: Can You Find Homes in Land Park and Curtis Park on Realtor.com? - 10/28/08 04:15 AM
A representative from Realtor.com called me to announce that Realtor.com had redesigned its web site, which I already knew because I read Inman News and receive daily Google alerts. Curious to check it out and view it from a consumer's perspective, I popped over to Realtor.com this morning.
Wow, the site is beautiful. It's supposed to offer easy navigation and enrich the personal search experience. From all appearances, it is a vast improvement. For one thing, the top of the page has a search box, which lets users look for homes in a certain ZIP code or neighborhood. I entered 95818, … (15 comments)

curtis park: Better Hurry If You Want a Good Deal in Land Park - 09/12/08 01:51 PM
If you are interested in buying or selling homes in Land Park or Curtis Park, the recent statistics for these areas may astound you.
Prices per square foot are rising in Land Park / Curtis Park. Part of that may be due to the increase of home sales of lower-priced homes, but in truth, those homes under $400,000 have been flying into escrow for the past six months. So, I don't see a big change in values based on the price or size of the home, because the activity has been too constant.
Here is a chart that details the last … (3 comments)

curtis park: 2617 Rochon Way - Sacramento, CA 95818 - 09/08/08 02:57 AM

CURTIS PARK TUDOR, OFFERED AT $599,000
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2617 Rochon Way, Sacramento, CA 95818
Built in 1928, this fabulous Tudor just keeps getting better. A second-floor expansion added dormers, more windows and vaulted ceilings. Fabulous master suite with remote office, skylights, ceiling fan and plenty of closet space upstairs. A second bedroom upstairs is almost as large with a sitting area and features an exposed brick chimney. Third bedroom is downstairs and overlooks the spectacular back yard.
The home has hardwood floors with inlaid walnut, a wood-burning fireplace, vintage light fixtures, French doors leading to formal dining room … (10 comments)

curtis park: Curtis Park Open House on Sunday -- SNEAK PREVIEW -- Not Yet in MLS - 09/07/08 02:17 AM
2617 ROCHON WAY - CURTIS PARK OPEN HOUSE - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th - 2 TO 4 PM - New Listing! Directions: Between 4th Avenue and Marshall. From Broadway, go south on 24th Street, left on 4th Avenue, right on 26th and left on Rochon.

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curtis park: Why are Land Park and Curtis Park Sellers Suddenly Saying No to Showings? - 09/05/08 04:04 AM

Inventory in Land Park and Curtis Park has dropped about 30% over the past year, which means there is very little on the market right now. There is a small handful of homes near a million, OK, I can count them on one hand -- and only 20 homes over half a million. And some sellers are pulling a Nancy Reagan and just saying "no" to showings.
A client sent me a list of the top six homes they want to see today. Of those, half are not available.  Criminy, look at the way my requests for showings break down:
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curtis park: How to Price Homes in Land Park and Curtis Park: Don't Make a Costly Mistake - 09/02/08 03:04 AM

Lots of Sacramento buyers make the mistake of trying to figure out the market value of a home by looking at average per-square-foot prices, especially buyers for homes in Land Park and Curtis Park. But the reason that pricing per-square-foot, even on average, doesn't work in these neighborhoods is because every home is different, the upgrades vary and some locations carry heftier price tags than others. For example, in Land Park, the price difference between two very similar homes across the street from each other can vary by $100,000 or more, depending on which side of the street the home … (4 comments)

curtis park: Attention Land Park Shoppers: When You Find a Home You Like, Make an Offer! - 08/11/08 04:42 AM

When I meet with new home buyers, I often give them a booklet I have prepared especially for them. In it, I include a 50-point buyer plan that details precisely what the home buying process will involve and what I will do for them. I also print out the Home Buying Path article I wrote that includes 18 steps to buying a home. Of course, I can't force anybody to read that stuff, but I hope that they will. Most of the time, buyers are too excited about looking at homes in Land Park to read through the booklet after … (8 comments)

curtis park: Huge Garage / Estate Sale at 2608 Portola Way on Saturday will Feature Mid-Century Items - 08/05/08 05:20 AM
My clients are hosting a HUGE Estate Sale this coming Saturday, August 9th, from 8 AM to 5 PM at 2608 Portola Way in Curtis Park.Here is a link to the craigslist ad if you want to check out some of the merchandise in advance:
Mid-Century Estate Sale at 2608 Portola in Curtis Park. The owner of Portola Way has been collecting high-end (and some average) designer Danish Modern and Mid-Century furniture, art, and miscellaneous pieces for years. This sale is to clear out the last three-plus years of collected goodies at super low prices!
Prices range from $1 to $2,000, so … (2 comments)

 
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