Home Buying and Selling in Sacramento
The sellers have lived almost all of their lives near this listing in Sacramento 95838, and now it is time for the brothers to go their separate ways and begin lives apart. One of the brothers is getting married this spring, which means he and his new bride will need to find their own home. Most likely in the same area. They seem to know everybody and they are familiar with homes in Sacramento 95838 neighborhood.
This listing in Sacramento 95838 is located just north of Main Street, between Rio Linda Blvd and Marysville. It’s located in a pocket of homes all built in the 1990s. This is one of the few homes with a fenced back yard for privacy. This is how much the neighbors like each other. You don’t often see neighborhoods without fenced back yards anymore. While I personally like the privacy that fencing allows, there is something very attractive about rolling hills behind your home with views of other homes.
What a treat is in store for you if you’re looking for a new listing in Sacramento 95821. According to Zillow, this neighborhood is on fire (not literally, given all the fires around Sacramento lately, so don’t panic). What was once a sleepy area is waking up and becoming a very trendy place to live in town. It’s close to the freeways, shopping and within minutes of downtown, so maybe that’s why the demand is high. It’s also relatively affordable. This red hot new listing is no exception.
What a little jewel this home in Elder Creek Ranch is. When I first walked inside, I expected to find a home with few updates, but these sellers really spared no expense with the upgrades. Most buyers today do not want carpeting in the main entertainments areas, and this home does not disappoint in that manner. At first glance, I thought the floors were travertine, but the seller assures me they are ceramic. They are oversized ceramic in the family room, hallway, baths and the kitchen. Really opens the space and makes it all seem connected.
For some lucky sellers, it is definitely possible to pursue buying a home before selling a house in Sacramento. How one goes about this depends on basically two things: the type of real estate market you’re in and your financial ratios. At the moment, we are experiencing a strong seller’s market in Sacramento. This means sellers are in the driver’s seat. We have low inventory and high numbers of buyers. It’s the principle of supply and demand at work.
Sure, we have buyers who say, my house is so beautiful, it will sell right away, so why can’t I look at buying home before selling? As Sacramento Realtors, we have to bring these buyers into reality. Move them outside of their own situation and get them to look at this through the eyes of the seller. I say to them: Ok, pretend YOU are the seller of this house and YOU have 5 offers. Four of those offers are from buyers who don’t have a house a sell, they have no contingencies. They can get a loan and close right away. And then there is YOU. You who have not even put your home on the market, and you who wants the seller to wait while you get around to it.
When a Sacramento buyer cancels escrow, it can be hard on everybody all around. I’ve recently had to resell three homes due to buyers who ultimately did not perform. In one case, the buyer had wanted to buy a different home but the seller of that home had chosen a better offer, so the buyer lost out. When that seller lost her buyer, her agent notified our buyer, and enticed that buyer to cancel and buy the home the buyer wanted in the first place.
It worked out for that particular buyer but my poor sellers, living in a mobile home in the middle of South Dakota and praying for a closing, are distressed. That listing is back on the market. Buyers don’t care much about the ramifications of the hurricane they leave behind.