Land Park, East Sacramento
and Curtis Park Specialist

I KNOW THE BANKS CALL THE SHOTS BUT…

I KNOW THE BANKS CALL THE SHOTS BUT…

I KNOW THE BANKS CALL THE SHOTS BUT…

I will be the first to admit that I don’t do a lot of foreclosures…in fact, I am in the middle of my first one. No, I am NOT going to answer any questions on how in the world I have accomplished this remarkable feat! Being a rookie at this, but not uninformed, there have been few surprises. The bank shortened up the removal of all contingencies to 10 days (and we all know how well the banks do at moving things along in a timely manner). We had to promise that there would be world peace…okay, maybe not, but it felt like it!Anyway, we have been hustling to get everything done in the 10 days we were allotted. My clients signed the final counter from the bank on the 19th, so we have until Monday to remove our contingencies….you would think! I received a call from the listing agents assistant explaining the error in my math. You see, the BANK signed the counter offer THEY wrote on the 16th, so add 10 days…and yep…the contingencies were suppose to be removed today. Now, some sane person may ask if we were in contract on the 16th and the reasonable answer would be no, since my clients hadn’t agreed to their counter yet. The assistant kindly explained to me that the date that my clients agreed to and signed the counter really didn’t matter. Hmmm…. This being the case, the next time I receive an offer on a property I have listed, I am just going to assume that the buyers have agreed to it and go forth and...
THE LISTING DREAM TEAM

THE LISTING DREAM TEAM

You have decided to sell your home and are looking for that perfect Realtor that will create the perfect storm of a high price, a quick sale and a smooth escrow. Many agents will tout their ability to do exactly this combination. However, the perfect listing Realtor does not act alone. A truly successful sales experience is a team…the combination of the efforts of the Realtor AND the homeowner. A united effort goes a long way to have a mutually positive experience.The smart seller should select their Realtor with one main thought in mind…do you trust your Realtor? If you do, then this means you have done your homework, understand the qualifications of your Realtor and are convinced that this is the Realtor for you. Once this task has been accomplished, the rest is a breeze. You, as the seller, will TRUST that the Realtor is telling you what you need to do to your property to receive the best price. You will TRUST your Realtor that you are being told the right price for your home and you will TRUST your Realtor when you are advised regarding the offer and negotiations necessary for a successful sale. Mutually, the Realtor needs to trust the seller. The Realtor must TRUST that the seller has made all necessary disclosures. The Realtor must TRUST that the seller will work in a timely manner to accomplish the needed tasks.So, when you are searching for that perfect Realtor, make sure it is someone you TRUST and someone you can work with. After that, it really can be a positive...
LAND PARK COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION – LOTS HAPPENING!

LAND PARK COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION – LOTS HAPPENING!

It is becoming very apparent why every Sacramento neighborhood needs advocates to maintain and improve their community in a thoughtful and intelligent way. Tonight the Land Park Community Association heldtheir February public meeting. Several upcoming challenges to the neighborhood were brought to the attention of the LPCA board and attending neighbors. Here is a highlight of just a few of the concerns expressed: An organization entitled “SAFE” is advocating changes to be made to Freeport Boulevard to improve thesafety of bicyclists and pedestrians. They have asked that LPCA take a position in support of their cause. LPCA is working with them to address their concerns. The Business Journal published that the Tower Theaterbuilding is now for sale. LPCA will be monitoring the progress of the sale and the buyers intended use for this historical landmark.It appears that the city has funded the repair of the remaining lamp posts on Land Park Drive, which are in dire need of repair. This should be completed by the end of the year. There is some question as to who has proposed expansion of the Sacramento Zoo. It appears to be either the City of Sacramento or the Zoological Society. In any case, the expansion is the old Zoo 2002 Plan reincarnated. This would expand the zoo to the land that presently houses the pony rides, the gardens and Funderland. It would also expand the golf course parking to a multi-level parking lot. There is more, and it would be premature to list the exact proposal. Let it be said that the reason that this organization was originally created was to fight this...

We in Land Park are very fortunate to have the Regional Zoo right here in our neighborhood. They are wonderful neighbors and a real asset to our community. They are constantly offering events to promote the zoo, so I thought I would give you an update on the upcoming events you might want to take advantage of. FEBRUARYRegular hours begin, now open from 9AM to 4PM.February 13th – Wildlife Stage Show – 11AM MARCHMarch 6th – Bloomin’ Crazy Plant Fest from 9AM – 4PMMarch 24th – Summer Camp (Members Only) RegistrationMarch 29th through April 11th (daily) – Zoo P.I.’s Critter Caper – 11AM, Wildlife Stage Show 1:30PM April 13th through September 6th – Wildlife Stage Show Tuesday through Sunday 1:30PM APRILApril 3rd – Recycle Rummage Sale 9AM – 4PMApril 3rd – Earth Fest – Party for the Planet 9AM – 4PMApril 30th – ZooZoom 30th Annual Run/Walk 7AM-Noon MAYMay 1st – California Celebration Multicultural Day and Wildlife Diversity 9AM-4PMMay 3, 10, 17th – Senior Tea and Tours 9:30AM -NoonMay 20th – Swingin’ Safari Golf TournamentJUNEJune 12th and 18th – Family OvernightsJune 17th and 24th – Twilight Thursdays Open late until 8PMJune 26th – King of Feasts Food and Wine Fundraiser 5:30PM – 8:30PM (zoo closes early at 1:30PM) JULYJuly 1, 8, 15, 22, 29th – Twilight Thursdays Open late until 8PMJuly 2, 10, 16, 31 – Family OvernightsJuly 24th – Ice Cram Safari All you can eat ice cream 4PM – 8PM (zoo closes early at 1:30PM) AUGUSTAugust 7th and 13th – Family OvernightsAugust 12th – Member Evening 5:30 – 8:30 SEPTEMBERSeptember 10th through October 31st – Wildlife Stage...