The month of April brings us Passover, Easter and a new listing near downtown Sacramento. It's a fun time of year because maple trees are leafing out, roses are beginning to bloom and I feel like jumping in my car, putting down the top and zooming around mountain roads like a crazy woman. But no, I am here typing a blog for you to read.
Just for the record, let me say that I have had the pleasure of being a guest at exactly 2 Passover Seders in my life. I made a mistake at the first one that I did not repeat at the second. I was a bit astonished when I sat down at the table to eat only to discover there was nothing to eat but parsley. Sprigs of parsley, I kid you not. Oh, and crackers, and then they passed around a dish of these really weird bitter and sour things. I thought to myself no wonder Jewish people are so thin.
But I was determined to fit in. I was probably all of 19, and my boyfriend at the time happened to be Jewish. This Seder was held at his parent's house. I spied a little dish of pink applesauce at the table, and my eyes lit up. I love applesauce! Just as his parents were dishing up the brisket -- yay, real food -- I casually spooned a big gob of applesauce into my mouth. Yikes. My head was about to explode. But I sat there quietly, smiling and making pleasant conversation. Mmmm, horseradish, mmmm, good.
That's when I knew I would probably make a good real estate agent.
Here is a new listing that is a short sale in Sacramento. It's a PUD -- townhome style, located on a private road behind Q Street and between 9th and 10th Streets. So, the location really cuts down on the traffic noise the other units on Q Street have to put up with. It's in the Saratoga Townhomes, which had the exteriors painted in more contemporary colors not so long ago.
The sellers have made super nice updates to this home. Maple floors -- hardwood maple, they are gorgeous and run through the entry, the living room and dining room. The kitchen has newer cabinets and appliances. Lights in the upper glass-door cabinets, too. Kohler sink, designer hood vent for the stove, plus, the refrigerator stays. The kitchen and first-floor bath sport ceramic floors.
Upstairs is a loft area, remodeled into a media center and wired for such. There is also a skylight which brings in a lot more light than you see in the other units in Saratoga. The bedrooms are good sized and share an updated bath, ceramic tile around the tub / shower and ceramic on the vanity, too.
There is a balcony off the bedroom toward the front, and both bedrooms have closet organizers. It's a perfect set up for a person or couple who is always on the go and want a lock-and-go lifestyle. Association dues are $265 a month, and there is a one-car attached garage.
956 Q Street, Sacramento, CA 95811 is offered exclusively by Lyon Real Estate as a short sale at $195,000. For more information, please call your Sacramento short sale agent, Elizabeth Weintraub, at 916 233 6759. For a private showing, please call Barbara Dow at 916 761 7398.
Photos: Elizabeth Weintraub