home buyers: Pocket Area New Year Special...Great New Price! - 01/01/20 08:46 AM
 
Pocket Area New Year Special...Great New Price! ! ! 
(open houses-see below)
 
     This is a wonderful home in the Pocket Area of Sacramento, CA.  It is a five bedroom, four bathroom, 3,831 square foot home and it was built in 2014!  The floor plan is open, airy and very inviting.  The walls are all smooth imperfect and painted with handsome, traditional colors.  The kitchen and formal living area feature warm wood floors.  The kitchen is an entertainers dream with quartz counter tops, an island with sink, gas stove top and two full ovens.  Four of the five bathrooms have double sinks.  … (14 comments)

home buyers: Differences Between Pre-Qualification and Pre-Approval - 11/29/19 07:13 AM
     There is a big difference between pre-qualification and pre-approval.  Pre-approval takes more work and time, but it is the way to go.  Michael Mannino  explains the difference well.  I actually have seen a buyer with a pre-qualification letter lose their deposit because the lender did not even check his job employment.  It turned out the buyer did have the job, did make plenty of money, but had a job title that was generally for part time employment.  It was a sad situation and my clients selling their home even felt bad.  Make sure your lender does the work up … (16 comments)

home buyers: Elk Grove Building Projects - 11/17/19 09:24 AM
 City representatives came to our recent Elk Grove Regional Realtor meeting to discuss some of  private development projects going on in our area. They spent a lot of time highlighting their Elk Grove Website, www.elkgrovecity.org.  This site has lots of useful information, including the typical About  Elk Grove Page, but have you ever wondered about that project going on down the street and how it is progressing?  Now you can find out at this page.  It shows private development projects that are currently in the planning stage, the approved stage, the construction stage and the recently completed stage. There are currently 66 projects listed … (6 comments)

home buyers: Open House-Pocket Area Custom Home - 10/05/19 01:32 PM
 I will be holding an open house at this custom home Sat, 10/26/2019 from 1 to 4 pm.  It is a gorgeous five bedroom, four bathroom, 3831 square foot home.  It is very open floor plan with an incredible kitchen. The chef in you will love the built in double ovens, gas stove top, Quartz counter tops and large island that includes a sink.  
                                  
 The interior has lots of great features; smooth imperfect walls, custom paint, 6 inch baseboards, high ceilings, lots of vinyl shutters, double sinks … (11 comments)

home buyers: Beautiful Stonelake Home For Sale in Elk Grove - 06/15/17 01:21 PM
Search current inventory of Homes in Laguna Stonelake, Elk Grove
 
Listing DetailsHome For Sale in the Stonelake area of Elk Grove, CA2608 Black Tern Way
Price: $529,000
MLS number: 17036891
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2,892
 
Call Raymond Henson at 916-698-8414 to see if this property is still available, confirm current pricing and arrange to view the home.
You Will Love Entertaining in this Gorgeous Elk Grove Home.This beautiful home is a rare Stonelake find.  It features an open kitchen/family room area, fireplace, formal living and dining room, vinyl shutters and downstairs hardwood floors.  The dining room opens to a covered patio area, fish pond and beautiful … (10 comments)

home buyers: Camden Passage Home For Sale!!! - 07/15/16 04:30 AM
     This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,870 square foot, custom home for sale is in one of my favorite Elk Grove neighborhoods, Camden Passage West.  It is located a short block away from Camden Lake.  My clients have enjoyed jogging from Camden Lake along the paved path that parallels Laguna Creek and strolling through the Camden area green belt.  There is even a Camden Neighborhood Association that you can choose to join.  The association has encouraged a tight knit neighborhood by sponsoring events throughout the year and creating a police program that helps keep the neighborhood safe.  The neighborhood is close … (1 comments)

home buyers: Open House in Carmichael, CA Saturday 6/18/2016 - 06/16/16 10:52 AM
   This Saturday we will be holding an open house from 3-5 pm at this beautiful, move in ready home. 
 
  
 
This home features an upgraded kitchen with granite counter tops, upgraded bathrooms, plenty of built in cabinets, new front and backyard landscaping, a built in BBQ and fire pit, a large covered patio, a new roof and a raised bed garden.  Move right in!!!!!! 
Home price just reduced to $399,100.
Location:4700 North Ave, Carmichael, CA 95608
LISTING WEBSITE FOR MORE PICTURES AND INFORMATION
Thank you, Ray
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home buyers: New Elk Grove Listing in 95757 - 02/24/16 11:33 PM
We will be holding two open houses this weekend.  Saturday's (2/27/2016) open house hours will be from 12-3pm and Sunday's hours will be from 2-4pm.  This is a beautiful home and a great opportunity.
 
 
This home is 2549 square feet and has four bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.  The master bedroom is upstairs and has a large walk-in closet.  There is a bedroom downstairs that is adjacent to a full bathroom.  The homeowners have added some nice touches, including crown molding in all of the rooms, upgraded baseboards, custom paint colors, wood laminate floors throughout most of the downstairs area and upgraded carpets in most of … (2 comments)

home buyers: Blinded by Beauty! Paint Failures! - 04/13/15 02:52 AM
    It can be so easy to be blinded by a beautiful home.  When my wife and I purchased our present home, we thought it was just perfect.  There were some really nice features including, shiny new white cabinets, custom paint colors, complimentary tile and carpet and brand new appliances!  I can still remember the first time I made Christmas cookies.  I preheated that new oven and popped that tray full of cookies right into the oven.  Check that!  I TRIED to put the cookies in the oven.  The cookie tray hit both sides of the oven.  It was an undersized oven!  I looked at the overall … (30 comments)

home buyers: Arden Manor Open House 9/17, 4:30 pm to 6pm - 09/16/13 02:53 PM
I will be holding an open house tomorrow, 9/17/13, in the Arden Manor area of Sacramento from 4:30pm-6pm.  Arden
Manor is a part of the Arden Arcade neighborhood.  This home is in a wonderful community! This home is close to stores,
schools and shopping, but tucked away in a nice quiet neighborhood.  There are many windows so the home is full of
natural light! This property features a large backyard with plenty of space for entertaining inside or outside. The central
air and heat were updated in 2005 and the roof was installed in 2009.  This home is move in ready.
(3 comments)

home buyers: Arden Manor Open House 9/14 10am-1pm - 09/13/13 10:04 AM
     I will be holding an open house tomorrow from 10am-1pm at 1324 Shadowglen Rd. in the Arden Manor neighborhood.  This is a very cute three bedroom, one bathroom, 1081 square foot home.  It is ready to move in.
 

 
There is a covered patio in the backyard to enjoy the well kept, easy to maintain yard.
 

 
The living room feels very comfortable with the fireplace as a centerpiece.  The interior is painted with a warm, classic color combination of white trim and tan walls.
 

 
Also, the central air conditioning and heating … (5 comments)

home buyers: Laguna West-Lakeside Real Estate Update April, 2013 - 04/19/13 05:37 AM
Our market, here in Laguna West-Lakeside, Elk Grove is still on a roll.  House prices have risen dramatically in the last year and there is not much supply.
 

Here is what the price per square foot change has been over the past year.
 

 
Finally, this is our inventory levels over the past year.
 

 
 
Generally, three months of inventory is considered the cut off between a buyers and sellers market so it is very evident that the inventory levels are still very low.  Home sellers are in a very good position.  Home buyers, … (2 comments)

home buyers: Arden-Arcade, Sacramento Open House Saturday, March 9th - 03/07/13 09:58 AM
I will be holding an open house this Saturday, March 9th from 11-1, in the Arden-Arcade area of Sacramento.  The address is 3713 Sunnyvale Ave.  It is a three bedroom, 1.5 bath, 1664 square foot home on a corner lot with a large yard.
 

 
The interior is gorgeous.  The kitchen is loaded with maple cabinets featuring granite counter tops.  And there are hardwood floors throughout.  This is not a short sale.  This home is listed for $189,000.  Come by and take a look.  
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home buyers: Should You Pay Extra on the Mortgage? - 02/26/13 09:38 AM
Morningstar posed this interesting question on its website recently, "Are you paying extra on your mortgage?" And it attracted some very interesting comments.  The following is my answer.
My wife and I bought our first house in 1990.  It was not a good time to buy.  We were in a market with very high demand. Home buyers were actually camping out in front of new homes to have any chance to buy before home builders sold out their inventory.  Interest rates were high (10%ish) and home prices were also high so we bought a home that had been a rental for years. … (2 comments)

home buyers: How Interest Rate Changes Affect Your Payment - 02/12/13 07:02 AM
     The California Association of Realtors created this graphic showing how changes in your interest rate can change your principal and interest payments.
 

 
A three percent rise in interest rates can increase your payment $282/month on a loan amount of $150,000.  If you are using a FHA loan, FHA rates have been going up steadily over the last couple of years also.  Who knows where rates will go, but interest rates are about as low as I have seen in my lifetime.  With demand picking up and very little supply in our housing market, prices are rising … (2 comments)

home buyers: Open House in Roseville, 95747 - 11/23/12 07:26 AM
I will be holding an open house this Sunday, 11/25/12, from 1-4pm at this beautiful home.
 

 
This is a very nice three bedroom, two bathroom, 1161 square foot half plex.  The kitchen is loaded with cabinets.  The master bedroom features a walk in closet.  There is a custom paint job and plenty of wonderful tile floors.  The gas fireplace creates a warm ambiance in the family room.
 

 
And just look at the back yard!
 

 
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This home is located at 9145 … (4 comments)

home buyers: Creative Uses for Garage Door Openers! - 07/18/11 02:18 PM
     I was showing houses today and, believe it or not, I walked by this without even noticing the very creative use of a garage door opener the first time through.
 
     Now it maybe just a bit unsightly, but imagine yourself eating a Hungry Man TV Dinner when the doorbell rings.  Just press the opener button and yell, "Come on in!"  You have all the bases covered!  You may want to consider this the next time you have an old opener laying around.  Waste not, want not.
     It really was a pretty good way to start my Monday.
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home buyers: Laguna West Open House Saturday June 18th - 06/17/11 01:12 PM
Open House Saturday June 18th from 1-4pm.  9318 Fassett Way, Elk Grove, CA. 95758New Laguna West-Lakeside listing is now available.  Click on this link to view this home.This home is priced at $259,000.  It is a 4 bed., 2.5 bath, 2049 square foot home.  With a mini baskeball court, swimming pool, covered patio and built in BBQ, your outdoor living area is complete!!!  And walk right across the street to Lawrence Park.  It is a short sale.I think this home is a rare opportunity.  My family lives within walking distance of this very nice area.  If you would like to learn more about the area, go to http://tinyurl.com/lagunawestfallcolors .  It … (0 comments)

home buyers: South Land Park Home-Price Reduction and Open House Dates - 10/27/10 10:10 AM

This South Land Park Hills home is located just a short walk from the American River and is a short drive to downtown Sacramento.  There is very easy access to Intestate 5.  It is a 1721 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home.   Most of the house has refinished hardwood floors.  The family room/den has a brand new wood laminate floor that matches the existing hardwood floors very well. 
The interior of the house has recently been painted featuring cream colored walls, white ceilings and white trim.  There is a large utility room just off the kitchen.  The yard is … (1 comments)

home buyers: Wall Street Journal's 10 Reasons to Buy - 09/18/10 12:56 PM
     The Wall Street Journal just published a short, concise list of reasons that make this a very good time to buy a home.   I think it is such a good time to buy that I purchased a home earlier this year.  The interest rates were great.  I can remember my first loan in 1990.  The interest rate was about 11% and IT WAS A VARIABLE RATE LOAN.  That loan taught me two things.  One, stay away from variable interest rate loans and, tow, get ride of mortgage insurance as quickly as possible.  The interest rate on my loan early this year was 5.5%.  Today, buyers … (4 comments)

 
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