home repair tips
Here is the house that investors and flippers have been waiting for: a Sacramento fixer home for sale in Rosemont. They say the biggest problem with opportunity is few recognize opportunity when opportunity comes knocking. Or they expect opportunity to change her clothes, lose weight, color her hair or somehow make herself more attractive when she’s beautiful just the way she is. In other words, a buyer doesn’t have to grind out every last dime in a transaction to make it worthwhile.
There is plenty of room in this sales price to do improvements and eventually sell the home to a first-time home buyer, if that’s your cup of tea. Or, you can buy the home for yourself, fix it up and live in it. As long as you’re able to tackle a Sacramento fixer home, have the rehab know-how, then knock yourself out. This is the home for you. The prices in that neighborhood are in the upper 200’s and lower 300’s. This 1963 Sacramento fixer home is listed at $245,000.
Before you remodel that house in Sacramento, for crying out loud, call a Sacramento Realtor who’s been around the block. An agent can give you valuable advice. Because some day, maybe not now, maybe not for years, you will sell that house.
I’ll help you, and I’ll recall our discussion when you’re ready to sell later. It’s a small miracle I remember other things, like what year it is. Much less the month and day. There is so much nostalgia going on that it’s like the 1960s all over again. OK, no smoke-filled rooms and we’re all walking around toting water bottles instead of bongs, but you get the point. The clothes, the TV shows, the home furnishings, they all yell groovy, baby. Or maybe it just seems that way with Mad Men reruns and that new show, Good Girls Revolt.
An LG washer doesn’t start? If you think I will let an annoyance such as when an LG washer doesn’t start get the best of me, then you don’t know the tenacity of Elizabeth Weintraub, a Sacramento Realtor hellbent on solutions. I am a person with answers, a person who tackles challenges with my pinky finger. Nothing gets in my way when I am on a mission and, yesterday, my New Year’s Day mission was to fix the the problem when an LG washer doesn’t start.
I refuse to be a victim. I won’t call for help when I can fix it. We have choices in life. I could sit on the floor and sob about my helplessness, which is not my style, or I could take care of it.
Even though there are no tigers in Hawaii, the strand woven tiger bamboo I just had installed in our bedrooms and den looks very Hawaiian. The carpeting was 25 years old, some of the seams were unraveling, and although it sounded hilarious to my sister when she thought I was heading down a different road than the left-hand turn she didn’t expect, which abruptly threw her into the wall.
I explained to my sister how our tenant’s dog was very ill for about a year and recently died. We were both feeling a bit of sorrow that the dog died but I had more than one reason to be concerned. Sick dogs tend to vomit and god knows what else, all over the carpeting. Yuck. When you think about that, well, it’s not just appearance that makes one want to get rid of dated carpeting.
Now I know why some islanders are reluctant to call a painter to fix their ceiling cracks after an earthquake in Hawaii. According to one of my neighbors, all contractors are a bunch of good-for-nothings, but he’s more of a hardliner. He might even be called a troublemaker, which is a good neighbor to have when you’re dealing with an HOA.
When we bought our vacation home in Hawaii, it was hard to miss the cracks. The owner we bought the house from bought it from their seller that way. Ten years, and nobody fixed it. Our ceilings are 12-feet high vaults. The cracks were fairly uniform all along the seams at the highest point, including perpendicular lesser cracks along the sheetrock joint seams. Some cracks at the highest seam were 1/2 inch.