Your Guide to Sacramento Real Estate

Real Estate Broker/Owner - Cathy Ashley McAlister, GRI CDPE - Broker / Sacramento
9724 GREAT EGRET COURT, ELK GROVE. Quality features abound in this Cresleigh Ranch Short Sale.  Single story, three Bedrooms plus office, 1850 square feet (according to county records) of living space.   Great room, formal dining, granite counter tops, separate master bedroom wing, generous sized...
  BOO!  As we go out into this October 31st, may it be full of tricks or treats for young and old.  Have a wonderful time today with your friends and family.  Between football, baseball and the main event after dark, there is something for everyone!  Happy Halloween...               
PERE LACHAISE - A famous Parisian Cemetery - Something different for your Halloween Blog list.     Lovingly called "la cite des morts - the city of the dead" by Parisians; Pere Lachaise is probably the most famous cemetery in Paris and among the most fascinating in the world.     For those of you...
Disclosures and the unsure Seller.  If you are a seller in a real estate transaction, you have a duty and obligation to provide any and all information you know which could affect the desirability of the home to a buyer under contract.  In many states, such as California, this is the law.  Someti...
Year End Home Purchase....  This repeat buyer is on to something.  Barbara & I met from a sign call.  She had immigrated here from Europe and was now looking for her first investment property.  Low price range, challenged neighborhoods.   We looked at  a lot of property and wrote many offers befo...
Sunday - the perfect day of balance and symmetry.    The day to reflect on the past and prepare for the future.  Behold the love and family and friends.  A day to worship in your beliefs, whatever they may be.  A day to clear the mind and slow the pace of thought.  Not all Sunday's can be that wa...
Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants!   Great Job ... Well done ... will be fun to watch you in the World Series. I'm not a real fan of baseball.  As least, not in the truest sense of the word.  I do not know the players names, statistics or even which league they are in.  But, I am a fan ...
  Combined Final Hud-1.  One of those pesky details and yet critically important to maintaining a complete file.   The HUD-1.  I, as a broker, along with many others prefer that the closed master file contain a copy of the final/complete HUD at closing.   The HUD-1 that shows BOTH sides of the tr...
For some it's a headwind and others a Fresh Breeze.  In the middle of the mess, there is still happiness!  I was reminded of this fact yesterday as I was showing property to a young couple.  First time buyers, early 30's, have saved their money, watched the market and are ready to buy their first...
The Art of Talking, we all do it.  Some of us better or worse than others.    For buyer's and seller's; the selection of their agent should be more than just someone with a great gift for gab or an eye for the lastest in design.    Many buyer's and seller's key in on their agent's ability to spea...

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