Condos in Sacramento
Because Lyon Real Estate is one of the oldest and well respected real estate companies in Sacramento, we often get invited to tour new projects before the public hears much about them, including the new luxury condos in downtown Sacramento, . In fact, a woman from outside of Sacramento called a month ago, demanding to tour luxury condos in downtown Sacramento, and apart from the units at 500 N Street, we had to tell her there aren’t any. Yet. Yet being the operative word.
Well, there have been a few, but there are none for sale now. The condos at the top of the Marriott come to mind, the Penthouses at Capitol Park, but those sold out. Lots of false starts and promises on other projects, but now that we have the Golden 1 Arena, downtown Sacramento is suddenly burning red hot.
This condo for sale in Folsom is easy to find when you pull into the complex, unlike many condos in the area where you drive around in circles, and there are no signs, and nobody knows where anything is located so there is no point in asking, and you wonder how the residents find their way home at night. Nope, these condos at Altura Villas have a great layout: once you get through the gate, you hang a left (because there’s a sign) and you can easily navigate to building 16.
When I pulled up in front of building 16, some guy was unloading boxes from his car and carting them into the unit next door. I asked him where I could find #1613, and he told me it was on the other side of the complex. I looked up and noticed the unit was right in front of him, in fact, right next door. I wondered maybe he was just a delivery guy. Or maybe he just gets his kicks out of sending people on wild goose chases? Or perhaps he’s like everybody else in the universe and doesn’t quite give a hoot about anybody except himself, hard to say.
When I began working on the marketing verbiage for the Park Place Natomas condo in Regency Park, I noticed that I had typed the proverbial his-and-hers closets. Whoa. That seemed a bit discriminatory. Why are two closets called his-and-hers? For starters they are both hers, just ask any guy. Second, I don’t want to leave out any buyers from consideration nor offend a soul. To be cute, I penned: Perfect for a roommate or couple, with his-and-his, hers-and-hers or his-and-hers closets, your choice.
Our inventory in MLS for a Natomas condo in ZIP 95835 sits at 10 condos at the moment, and none is as pretty as this upscale Natomas condo for $225,000. I know this because I studied every listing and perused all the photographs, in addition to analyzing the sold comparable sales prior to taking this listing. It’s part of the full-service that I offer to my sellers as a Natomas Realtor. This complex is Park Place at Regency Park, near the intersection of Club Center Drive and Natomas, and it’s such a beautiful group of condos.
Ask any seller if she would like to sell a Sacramento condo over market value, and the answer will undoubtedly be a resounding YES. Sacramento condos are a hot commodity right now because those prices, although rising, are still affordable. I hear some buyers complain that they think the HOA dues are too high. Those are the buyers who don’t always fully appreciate the amenities available through certain homeowner associations. Yet, HOA dues are a factor.
On a side note, as we become less and less connected to our home life as I see this trend, I would not be surprised to see home-care lifestyle packages sold to regular homeowners down the road. Companies will provide in-home meal preparation, housecleaning, car washing, gardening, maintenance and repair, spa services like a workout trainer, hairdresser, masseuse and pedicure specialists, all for one low monthly fee to subscribers. Live like a 21st century Downton Abbey. We are turning into little robots, unable to care for ourselves. But I digress . . . and back to how to sell a Sacramento condo over market value.