Midtown Sacramento Realtor
Look no further than Sacramento for a Midtown high-water bungalow. The inner-city blocks between 24th and 26th and O, P and Q Streets contain many a high-water bungalow — homes typically built between 1900 and 1915. The reason the year 1915 is significant is because that’s the year the levee was built in Sacramento. Before then, a homeowner’s best defense against flooding was a high-water bungalow.
This is a 1910 Midtown high-water bungalow. First, you spot the terrazzo steps flanked by brick. Followed by an inviting front porch from which to watch passersby. However, when you enter the home, it’s delightful to find a floor-to-ceiling column and additional closets in the entry.
Given our strong seller’s market in Sacramento, many home buyers today are finding themselves closing escrow but not being able to move into their new homes due to the free seller rent backs. Part of the reason for the free seller rent backs is to induce the seller to accept an offer over another offer without the holdover possession. It’s also because many sellers are not moving up. At least not in my listing inventories.
Sellers are either a) a successor trustee or trustee of a trust; b) moving out of the area; c) selling an investment rental or d) buying a brand new home. They are not coming to me and asking to sell their home so they can buy a bigger, nicer home in a different neighborhood, which would be a normal Sacramento real estate market. But these are not normal times. We need to remind ourselves that much of what is happening today is NOT NORMAL. We can’t get complacent.
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.
A team member reminded me this weekend that I have not yet blogged about who is the Number One Agent at Lyon Real Estate Downtown. First, it helps to know that Lyon has almost 1,000 agents in the company. As if it’s not enough that this Sacramento Realtor has placed four times in the 3 top agents at Lyon Real Estate, she has also earned the top agent at Lyon Real Estate Downtown for the past 6 years straight. Of course you know I’m talking about myself. How quickly time passes by when you’re busy with Sacramento real estate.
Navigating toward the deli upon entering the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op yesterday was a direct result of yearning for food at lunch-time. Gone are the days when you are forced to grocery shop when you’re starving to death and therefore buy up the entire store. At the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op new location at 2820 R Street, you can make an event out of lunch and grocery shopping. The design of the store is beautifully modern, sleek and functional.
It seemed like an excellent opportunity on a dismal Saturday to shoot new photos of the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op and see its new location, so I opted to accompany my husband to the grocery store, an activity I rarely do. On that rainy afternoon yesterday, I had initially intended to head for the salad bar, which offered a huge array of fresh and organic selections. But then I spotted the sushi sign, and I discovered the hot potato and jalapeño soup, which made me forget all about a salad.