New Homes in Sacramento

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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Newer Home (2011) South of Florin at Hampton Station

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Hampton Station home at 7511 Georgica Way is for sale at $325K by Elizabeth Weintraub, Lyon RE.

Holy moley — will you take a look at this home in Hampton Station! It is not what you would expect to find where this is located. One moment you’re driving through lovely Parkway Estates and the next, whammo, you’re driving into a new home community consisting of around 175 homes.

The location is close to several parks, including Hampton Park, which is almost 5 acres with a playground. This home was built in 2011 by Woodside Homes, and it is called the Empire model.

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Spacious living room with hardwood floors at Hampton Station.

You might be astonished to find all of the special touches throughout, the types of upgrades you’d normally find in homes that cost a lot more than $325,000, such as the beautiful hardwood floors throughout the first level, except for the bath and laundry.

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Three Houses Left in Sacramento New Homes Development

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1 Declan Court is for sale @ $429K to $479K Variable Pricing in Sacramento New Homes Development.

This Sacramento new homes development has only 3 houses left to buy in the wonderful inner city neighborhood of Elmhurst, near East Sacramento. This neighborhood is one of the best kept secrets in Sacramento. Not very many residents have even heard of Elmhurst much less realize it is right across from East Sacramento, the way the crow flies.

If you don’t want to live in the suburbs but want a brand new home in the city, this Sacramento new homes development might be the perfect spot for you. It’s a small cluster of brilliantly constructed SMUD Smart Solar homes on a culdesac. We just closed #6 Declan yesterday at the list price of $485,000. Fortunately, for you, the 3 remaining homes are for sale with variable pricing at $429,000 to $479,000. Make an offer. Ask about builder incentives.

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CraigsList Rental Ad Scams Pull From Zillow

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Couple calling to check on a CraigsList rental ad scam, thinking it is real.

No matter how many times I flag the CraigsList rental ad scams, they pop right back. I suspect that’s because they might not be investigated. CraigsList immediately removes these types of ads. But the crooks just put them back. Makes you wonder whether the users’ IP is turned over to the FBI because it’s certainly an internet crime.

I have figured out where the CraigsList rental ad scams come from, though. That’s because some of the crooks probably do not speak English. The ad copy in those ads is pulled directly from Zillow. I know this because my marketing comments for Sacramento homes for sale in Zillow are slightly different than the marketing comments in MLS. And it is the Zillow comments that are verbatim in CraigsList.

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Why Home Buyers Forage for that Condo Mailbox Key

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Ask your Sacramento agent for help in obtaining a condo mailbox key to the community mailboxes.

As a condo homebuyer, forget what you think you know about getting a condo mailbox key at closing. Nobody seems to ask about the condo mailbox key until the transaction is closed, and then all holy hell can break out if the seller does not leave the condo mailbox key. Buyer’s agents might want to include a line in the California Residential Purchase Agreement in paragraph 8, B 3 to include the mailbox key. There doesn’t seem to be a provision for the key otherwise in the contract.

For example, the United States Post Office in West Sacramento charges a $75.00 deposit for a mailbox key to the condos at Riva on the River. The mailboxes are owned by the USPS. They are not owned by the occupants nor the HOA, a fact which I presume is spelled out in the condo docs that nobody ever reads because they are the size of the Great American Novel. Like the autobiography of Mark Twain, which I still can’t muddle through.

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