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2008 

Have any of you local to Greater Sacramento, Placer, and El Dorado counties, heard about the Fair Oaks Chicken Festival?  Old Fair Oaks Village has a population of chickens which pretty much rule the roost, and have the run of streets, shops, restaurants, and the park in the village.   Their hab...
08/31/2008
  As the California State Fair begins to wind down, it is a good time to announce that visitors to Old Sacramento will be able to get a feel for what Sacramento was like during the 1850s Gold Rush days.  Old Sacramento is the site of many festivals and special events throughout the year. In addi...
08/28/2008
John Schoen reports on MSNBC that the housing market ‘hints of a bottom.'  But cautions that falling prices lure more buyers but forecast clouded by weakened economy.Schoen goes on to write that in some regions at least, the market appears to be stabilizing as lower prices entice buyers to final...
08/26/2008
Awhile back, we posted about bidding wars going on in the arena of homes, which were priced well, and in good condition; much of this activity being fed by the CAL FHA First Time Buyer program.While blogging we have been provided with really interesting comments from real estate professionals ac...
08/25/2008
Here are the Sales Statistics for 4 Counties through the Month of July 2008.  In Sacramento County, the number of sales have considerably increased compared to the same month a year ago.  In fact they show a 66.2% increase in numbers of sales.  However, prices have declined by 33.8% for the same ...
08/24/2008
 PRE-QUALIFICATION AND PRE-APPROVAL Many GreatWest GMAC home buyers searching for homes in the Greater Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, and Yuba Sutter Counties, apply for a loan and obtain approval before they find the home they want to buy.  Here's why?Pre-qualifying will help you in the followin...
08/23/2008
In a report from MSNBC today, Warren Buffett predicted the federal government likely will eventually need to step in to help, because the troubles of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac seem to be growing and feeding on themselves. About half of the mortgage debt in the United States is held by Fannie Mae...
08/22/2008
GreatWest GMAC Real Estate Welcomes the Following Associates       Debbie StoneGreatWest GMAC Roseville Office2235 Douglas Blvd.Suite 520Roseville, CA 95661Phone: (916) 789-0900 Katie DukeGreatWest GMAC Elk Grove Office9401 E. Stockton Blvd. Suite 120Elk Grove, CA 95624Phone: (916) 481-3400 Rand...
08/21/2008
As the current Olympics in Beijing draw to a close, it may be a great opportunity to honor a historic Sacramento person, who helped catapult our area into the limelight of Olympic Swimming for three decades. Sherm Chavoor, founder of the Arden Hills Swim and Tennis Club, developed and opened the...
08/20/2008
Month of July 2008   SINGLE FAMILY HOME RESALES     Median $216,500 Mean $237,984 Mode $200,000 - $250,000         CONDO/PUD RESALES     Median $125,-00 Mean $142,645 Mode $120,000 - $139,999           *Click Here for more complete MLS statistics for July 2008 - These statistics include "year-to...
08/19/2008
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