Midtown Sacramento Realtor

Luxury Condos Coming to Downtown Sacramento and Market Update

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Luxury condos downtown Sacramento at Sawyer Residences © Agency Development Group

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.

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A porcupine light fixture is part of the ambiance at the Sawyer Residences. © Barbara Dow

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.

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Who is The Number One Agent at Lyon Real Estate Downtown?

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The Number One Agent at Lyon Real Estate Downtown is Elizabeth Weintraub.

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.

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The Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op New Location Bedazzles

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Deli and buffet is located directly to the right upon entering Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op.

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.

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Generous salad bar offerings at Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op.

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.

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Are Homeless People a Material Fact in Midtown Sacramento?

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Are homeless people a material fact in Midtown Sacramento?

A home seller asked me recently: are homeless people a material fact when selling a home in Midtown Sacramento? She said she’s lived in Midtown for so long that the homeless population in the area has become a fact of life, a daily occurrence, no different than the sun rising and setting every day. You come to expect it so you don’t pay much attention to it. Homeless people are prominent near homes in Midtown Sacramento, as well as other areas of Sacramento, and all over the world.

Except maybe for Cuba. You ask a Cuban about homeless people and they tell you there are none. That the government provides. Fifteen days of rations is the stipend in Cuba. People have to fend off hunger the rest of the month. While I did not see any homeless people during our trip to Cuba last year, it doesn’t necessarily mean they do not exist. Further, the close bonds developed through a strong family structure in Cuba is often such that there is always a place to go. Not quite the same as our families in Los Estados Unidos. Cubans will say if you see a homeless person, it’s because the person chooses to be homeless.

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Unique Highwater Bungalow in Midtown Sacramento for Sale

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2704 S Street in Midtown Sacramento is a 1915 high-water bungalow listed by Elizabeth Weintraub, Lyon Real Estate at $525K.

It’s not every day you run across a 1915 highwater bungalow in Midtown like this particular craftsman. Part of what makes this home unique is the fact the seller raised the home to allow for a 9-foot ceiling height in the lower level. A licensed contractor obtained a permit, constructed new walls and poured a new slab. This means the lower level could possibly become a legal unit.

The city of Sacramento encourages more rental property. Of course, that lower level could be used as a family room, laundry room, studio and storage (it’s about 800 square feet). It is plumbed for another bath. Plus, check out the garage with an electric charging station. The main floor and third floor both feature a full bath, and there is plumbing for a bath off the kitchen, as that particular bath had been removed to allow for a mudroom.

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