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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Cathy Ashley McAlister, GRI CDPE - Broker / Sacramento
A powerful and timely message from Mimi Foster.   With Thanksgiving just days away this story delivers the essence of our unique American Holiday and spirit of giving. Will work for foodIt had been a stressful week.  My husband and I were restoring a Victorian home in Downtown Colorado Springs th...
As another year is poised to slip away, I wanted to find another way to express my heartfelt "Thank You" to each and every client who counted on me to provide quality service during 2011.   I always say Thank you and show my appreciation in other ways, but I wanted to try something a little diffe...
Before Fall gives way to Winter ....   my favorite time of year.   Along Highway 49 between Colfax and Grass Valley.  The heart of the Gold Country in Northern California. From our Garden.  We grow a few pumpkins every year.  This one weighed over 50 pounds! And a scene from our Lovely LandPark. ...
Is there Life after a Short Sale?  You Bet there is! I just closed escrow last week for a very nice couple; repeat clients who were short sale seller's only three years ago.    In the winter of 2007 I received a lead for a young couple who were facing the prospect of a short sale.   They owned a ...
HOUSE PAYMENTS LESS THAN RENT?  Just might be the no-brainer idea of 2012.   This year has brought a definite change relative to first time home buyer motivations.  Particularly here in Sacramento.   Since mid summer, every single first time home buyer has expressed as their primary reason to buy...
BEST HALLOWEEN HANGOUT - EVANGELINES IN OLD SACRAMENTO. Just about everyone in Sacramento has heard of Evangeline's.  Occupying one of the oldest buildings in Sacramento and situated in the heart of Old Sacramento it is the place to go for gifts, toys and practical jokes.  It is packed wall to w...
JUST SOLD!  CREEKSIDE PROPERTY  5631 CHRIS ANN COURT, SACRAMENTO  $169,000.00  MLS#11058372     Creekside Property on almost 1/2 acre.  Loads of privacy and natural atmosphere.  Over 1580 square feet, this unique 1954 home takes you back in time with spacious design elements of Frank Lloyd Wrigh...
  JUST LISTED - 5500 Ehrhardt Avenue, Sacramento, CA  95823.   Offered at $250,000.00  Commercial Property previously used as Day Care Center.   Located on .4949 (per county records) acre.   Large, spacious and sound property.  Well located in established South Sacramento Neighborhood.  Minutes t...
  LOT FOR SALE  -  JUST LISTED 4601 69TH Street, Sacramento, CA  95820 $29,900.   Level Residential Lot, located in the City of Sacramento.  County records show .25 acre lot on tree lined street just off the 21st Avenue Parkway.  Owner may consider financing with substantial down.  Minutes to dow...
SACRAMENTO HOME BUYER ALERT!   Sacramento homebuyers ask me all the time about rates.  I am not a lender but the question is a regular part of any real estate discussions.  Lynn Harley makes a great point in explaining the "devil in the details" about interest rate advertisments.   And just for f...

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