Land Park, East Sacramento
and Curtis Park Specialist

WILLIAM LAND PARK & SUMMER…IT DOESN’T GET ANY BETTER!

WILLIAM LAND PARK & SUMMER…IT DOESN’T GET ANY BETTER!

WILLIAM LAND PARK & SUMMER…IT DOESN’T GET ANY BETTER!

William Land Park 1702 Sutterville Road Sacramento CA 95822 916 277-6060 With over 166 acres, this park is the gem of Sacramento. Listen to the lions roar and monkeys whoop in one of the states best small regional zoos. Giggles and belly laughs are evidence of the joy children find in Fairytale Town and Funderland. Young cowboys and cowgirls get their first chance to ride a pony. Spring brings burgeoning baseball players to one of 5 baseball fields. In the fall, sit on the sidelines to watch soccer players from 4-19 year old compete. Enjoy fishing? One of the three ponds are stocked constantly. The constantly played 9 hole golf course welcomes golfers year round. Many weekends will bring jog-a-thons, bike races and fundraisers of every kind. Come enjoy a relaxing and fun weekend at one the city’s most beautiful shaded and wonderful parks!...

OUR FUTURE IS IN SOLID HANDS!

I just attended a gathering of a group of professionals that I couldn’t have been more impressed by. They are the best of the best. They pay attention to the newest legalities of our industry. They conduct themselves with the utmost respect and competence. They are technology savvy. They promote relationships within the real estate industry and the public. They sponsor events financially and physically to give to those less fortunate than themselves. Even though they are from different brokerages, different careers within the industry, there is no shortage of support and encouragement for each other. Who are these wonderful people?They are the Sacramento Association of Realtors Young Professional Council. They are setting the bar high for us and those who aspire to be a professional in the real estate industry. The future of real estate in Sacramento is assured to be bright in their...
CONTINGENT OFFERS ARE BACK!

CONTINGENT OFFERS ARE BACK!

I know…you are thinking all offers have always had contingencies. However, I am speaking of offers contingent on another property selling. It is interesting to participate in the evolution of climbing out of the real estate hole we have been in.First, anything with four walls would sell, and over asking price….the insane days. Buyers were given loans that were fine…as long as they could refinance in 2 years.However, it was realized that it was impossible to sustain the kind of increases in values that had happened over recent years. The real estate market essentially came to a halt. Prices dropped faster than a racehorse at the derby…and inventory went up just as fast.The refinancing into a conventional loan could not happen due to the inability of the properties to appraise even close to the paid price 2 years ago. We were then treated to the joys of foreclosures and short sales. The good news was that first time home buyers now had a great opportunity to purchase a home with a conventional rate and at a very good price.Instead of homeowners moving up to bigger or better homes, the banks are now the sellers. The move up neighborhoods are stagnant with middle and upper end properties which first time home buyers cannot qualify for. These properties that are being sold by homeowners in hopes of moving to a larger home or better location are not selling.The sellers have many choices for their next home, but very few buyers for their present home.The result is the “Contingent Offer”…and we are starting to see them in increasing numbers.Isn’t this an interesting...
LAND PARK AND ALL SACRAMENTO CITY PARKS IN JEOPARDY

LAND PARK AND ALL SACRAMENTO CITY PARKS IN JEOPARDY

I attended the city council meeting tonight. I was there not only as a Land Park resident but a new member of the Land Park Community Association. There is concern regarding the portion of the new city budget to be passed in June that deals with the Department of Parks and Recreation. The city staff is recommending a 43% cut to the Parks and Recreation budget. This translates into 145 maintenance workers losing their job. It means that the bathrooms would have be closed permanently (or until better times). Lawns would be mowed every 3 weeks. Garbage would be left for too long (garbage cans are overflowing every summer weekend).A committee was formed by Land Park Community Association that supports all of our parks. “Rescue Sacramento Parks” was forms as a result of a “summit” of those who were concerned about the fate of our parks in these fiscally challenging times. This committee, under the leadership of Craig Powell created suggested alterations in the proposed budget. It kept the same allotted budget, but rearranged it to make the most out of a difficult situation. The council complimented the group on proposing a solution rather than just complaining about the proposal. The council has asked the city staff to review the proposed alterations and to come back with a reasonable response. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that reason, rather than politics rules the...
OH BOY! LAND PARK GETS A BIG SPOON!

OH BOY! LAND PARK GETS A BIG SPOON!

This may not be big news for the vast majority of my fellow Rainers…but here in Land Park, it is just too cool! In the same shopping center as Kinkos and Pet Extreme, we are getting our very own Big Spoon!For those of you who have been so deprived that you have not had the experience, let me fill you in!Imagine going into an ice cream shop (in this case frozen yogurt), choosing your size bowl, filling it with as much frozen yogurt as you want, in the flavor you want. Next, choose from a bazillion toppings…anywhere from Reeses Pieces to nuts, from chocolate sauce to marshmallow sauce…and everything in between.Guess how you pay!…by the pound! Yep…they weigh it at the end and you pay accordingly! Now, how much fun is that? Betcha want one in your neck of the woods! Now, we just have to wait for it to...