You'll Be Dancing to the Theme Song of Happy Days Over this Elk Grove Short Sale

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7020 Plume Way, Elk Grove, CA 95758I read that the cast of Happy Days is suing for non-payment of revenue. Well, the Fonz and Howard aren't suing but they probably don't need the money -- or maybe it would burn bridges for future negotiations -- hard to say why they aren't jumping into the suit. But you've got to wonder why they settled for royalties on the net rather than the gross. You can play all kinds of games with the net that are much harder to play with the gross.

I once had tickets to see Happy Days filmed in person. A client whose escrow I handled gave me the tickets because she worked at the studios in LA. I was tickled pink and very excited, having just moved to Newport Beach from Colorado. It was going to be a real Hollywood-like experience. Plus, back in those days, Happy Days, which spawned a whole slew of other sitcoms, was remarkable in that it was filmed live in front of a studio audience.

Unfortunately, as luck would have it, my boyfriend at the time was a real estate agent. He didn't always answer his cell nor pay attention to the time. My friends and I were relying on him to drive us. He lusted after some last-minute deal. We missed the show, and I was heartbroken. It wasn't long after that episode that I packed up all of my boyfriend's belongings and stuffed them into a cab. I also dumped a couple baskets of garbage into trash bags and threw them in the cab, too. Trust me, he deserved it. Then I sent the cab COD to his parent's house.

But the single guy who owns this short sale in Elk Grove is a really nice guy who has experienced a bit of hard luck. His property value has fallen by about 2/3rds from its peak value back in 2005 when it was worth over $400,000. This is a super nice home that is simply packed a bit too much with a single guy's belongings.

One bedroom, for example, is filled with pinball machines. The other two bedrooms have many shelves, desks and bookcases filled with electronic equipment such as monitors and computers and wires. So you'll have to sort of look past the assemblage. But you can see the great bones of this home. It has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths and was built in 1987.

You'll find vaults in the entry and living room. There is a separate dining room with access to the yard. In fact, there are 3 access points to the yard from inside the home: from the dining room, master suite and the kitchen leads to an addition that leads to the yard.

The addition cost about $30,000, according to the seller, and he also believes it was permitted. A buyer would need to check this out at the courthouse, though, and not rely on the seller's memory. The addition has laminate floors and 7 windows.

The master suite has plenty of closets. They line opposing walls along the hall to the bath. There is also a skylight in the hall. The master suite bath features a tub with a shower in one room and the dual sink vanity in another.

7020 Plume Way, Elk Grove, CA 95758 is offered exclusively by Lyon Real Estate as a short sale at $149,000. For more information, please call your Sacramento short sale agent, Elizabeth Weintraub, at 916 233 6769. For a private showing, call Barbara Dow at 916 761 7398.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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DeeDee Riley
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA - El Dorado Hills, CA
Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas

Best of luck to you both Elizabeth!  I'll keep it in mind but only have 1 Elk Grove buyer right now and they have very select criteria.  In case you have something coming up- They need a single story,  3 bedrooms, 1800-2400 sq ft., 3 car garage, big yard, on a cul-de-sac., up to about $260K or so.

Apr 21, 2011 06:19 AM #1
Cynthia Larsen
Cotati, CA
Independent Broker In Sonoma County, CA

Oh how funny, I loved the story about your ex. I knew where you were going with that one but didn't expect the garbage ... LOL. This sounds like a great house, and you found a wonderful way to describe a bachelor pad!

Apr 21, 2011 08:27 AM #2
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Don't mess with Elizabeth or you may see a cab pulling up in your driveway - LOL  I'm sorry you missed the Happy Days filming but I liked the story. - Like this new listing, too!

Apr 23, 2011 03:14 AM #3
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