Land Park, East Sacramento
and Curtis Park Specialist

LAND PARK OPPORTUNITY!

LAND PARK OPPORTUNITY!

LAND PARK OPPORTUNITY!

You know that it is a unique property when the first thing that people incredulously say when they come in the door is “Is this a duplex? I couldn’t tell!” This home is in College Tract…one of the most desirable areas within Land Park. It offers options galore for the buyer. It is an ideal set up for a family that needs that extra space for in-laws, but still want privacy. The larger side is almost 2400 square feet, with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. The smaller side is 1297 square feet and is a 2 bedroom one bath. However, if a family is looking for a single family home with lots of space, this home can easily be converted to a 6 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home with over 3600 square feet!The larger size features a spacious kitchen with new granite countertops and Jenn Aire gas range, all fresh interior paint and light fixtures. Hardwood floors shine throughout both sides. It also boasts a 2 car garage, some dual pane windows, and a basement that would make a great wine cellar! Don’t miss this great opportunity to purchase a prime Land Park home for...
REALTORS WANT TO GET TO KNOW YOUR HOME

REALTORS WANT TO GET TO KNOW YOUR HOME

If you had a horrible headache, would you go to your doctor and say “Just look at my head and tell me what’s wrong.”? If your car wouldn’t start, would you tell your mechanic to just look at the hood and tell you why it won’t start? As strange as these questions might sound, there is a common misconception that REALTORS can tell a homeowner the value of their home by just looking at the outside. There is so much more that needs to be known about a property before an accurate assessment can be made on a property. Just as a doctor needs to take x-rays, blood samples and other tests to determine the cause of your headache; just as your mechanic must see your engine, listen to it and inspect parts to determine why it won’t start, REALTORS must see the interior of your home to know its true value. Homes have personalities. Their floor plans vary from the shy many-walled home to the outgoing “great room” floor plan. Conditions vary from the old-timer that is cantakerous to the newbie that hasn’t had a chance to show off its true character. There are homes that are suave and savvy and others that are simply fun-loving. As REALTORS, it would be irresponsible to tell a homeowner the value of their home without getting to know their home, inside and out. Anything less would do no justice to the home or its...

LAND PARK COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION…GREAT MEETING COMING UP!

For those of you who are following the big controversy about the “River Crossing”, this Wednesday would be a great day to attend the monthly meeting of the Land Park Community Association. You will have the opportunity to listen to some of the proposed solutions to the need of West Sacramento to have better access to Sacramento as well as to ask questions. Also, we will have the opportunity to learn more about theSetzer property and its proposed development. This should be of particular interest to residents west of Riverside Blvd as well as Realtors specializing in the area. Also, we will be voting in 3 new board members to fill in vacated positions…so if you are a member, this is your chance to have a representative that reflects your viewpoint. If you would like to attend, the meeting will be at Eskaton on Freeport Blvd at 6:30PM this Wednesday, August 18th. We would love to see you...
WE REALLY DO TRY NOT TO GIGGLE!

WE REALLY DO TRY NOT TO GIGGLE!

We are suppose to be professionals, but there are times when the general public really makes it difficult – the ending result being our human side coming out in unrestrained laughter. This generally happens when we are touring homes. I don’t know if the agent didn’t know how to approach their sellers or simply chose not to. Anyway, here are a few items that will give us agents some hilarity or just a plain ewww:Please don’t leave the whips and chains hanging on the back of the bedroom door! While hanging a sexy-posed photograph of yourself over the bed may have initiated a new enthusiasm for your relationship, it is just a little too much information for visitors! Square dancing may be a great way to exercise and a wonderful hobby, but filling an entire bedroom with your netting skirts makes it just a little difficult to actually see the room! You may want to remodel enough so the toilet isn’t still situated in the middle of the house, to be viewed by all! Please, oh please, if you are not going to flush the toilet, at least put the lid down! I know that California is very near legalizing pot, but it probably isn’t a good idea to leave your bong out…some of us actually know what it is! Just for clarity, these events are true..they have not been altered to protect the innocent! Anyone is welcome to share their own “I can’t believe it” moments! I am sure you can top...
YOUR HOME IS NO LONGER YOUR RETIREMENT

YOUR HOME IS NO LONGER YOUR RETIREMENT

This economy affects us all in one way or another. Jobs are lost, salaries are cut, home values go down and uncertainty reigns.In planning for our eventual retirement, many of us included our homes in that equation. At some point in time, we would become empty nesters, no longer requiring the bedrooms and bathrooms that a family with at-home children demanded. We would move on, selling our larger living space for a more modest home. We would pay cash for our cozy space and use the balance of our equity as part of our retirement fund. At one time, it was a solid, responsible plan. However, as with all things of this age, our plans must change. We can no longer rely on our homes to fund our retirement in full. We must make adjustments. Maybe we will still have to take out a small loan on the smaller abode. Maybe we will have to work a little longer to add to our retirement fund. Whatever that adjustment is, it will have to happen. If your plan to retire starts now, do not think that your house is going to be the same contributor towards retiring that it once was. Listen to your REALTOR when they give you the value of your home. Your REALTOR doesn’t know about your retirement plans. The value of your home is not directly related to those plans and a buyer is not going to generously finance more than the value of your home so they can fund your retirement plans. You do have choices. You can wait several years to see if your...