Big surprise yesterday when we received 5 top awards from Homelight for 2018. Pictured here is Amy McMullan with Elizabeth Weintraub, and we sure miss Amy (who has since moved to Los Angeles). Homelight is a website company that refers sellers and buyers to agents in Sacramento, and they work only with top producers.
All agents are not the same. Clients are wising up to the fact that 90% of agents sell only 2 or 3 homes a year. Not us, of course.
Further, in the digital age, many websites compete for eyeballs on the internet, and those with the best SEO are winning. The Elizabeth Weintraub Team prefers to align ourselves with winners, so we stick with the companies our clients like. However, we were not expecting to win 5 top awards from Homelight. One is plenty, actually.
Not since the days of short sales that pretty much ended 8 years ago, I have never encountered such a difficult time to sell a home in Davis, CA. The sellers and I met in early March of last year; they were referred to me. Very nice people, and I sincerely wanted to help them receive top dollar for their home. Of course, part of the problem was they were certain they could get more for the home than I suggested.
Fortunately, they owned the home free and clear, and had invested, according to the seller, a few hundred thousand. They remodeled the kitchen, added a permitted sunroom and updated the back yard. The sellers really wanted to try a higher sales price based on their upgrades, and I agreed to give it a shot. Another agent might have refused the listing under those circumstances, but not this Sacramento Realtor.
This is such a beautiful pool home in Davis, and sadly it’s gone through a string of bad-luck buyers. It cries out for a buyer who will love and appreciate the home. One set of buyers begged us to take their offer while they sold their existing home. They swore up and down this was their dream home, and they would do anything to buy it. Fortunately, they hired a good listing agent who quickly sold their home and set the path to closing. Then, all of a sudden, without warning, without explanation, those buyers canceled the sale of their existing home and also canceled buying this gorgeous pool home in Davis. We are left to surmise that maybe they can’t afford it or don’t want to afford it. Who knows?
It leaves the opportunity available for you to buy this pool home in Davis now. For a long time, the seller worked on getting this home ready for market. Getting ready for the market meant complying with the City of Davis Resale Inspection. We now have the occupancy certificate, and all is good.
Most buyers tell us they love the layout. When you walk into the home, you will see all hardwood floors except for the oversized ceramic flooring in the kitchen. Off to the right is a formal living room that has been converted into an office, featuring a wall of built-in desks, shelves and bookcases. Off to the left is the formal dining room that is big enough for a dining room table that seats a dozen. Straight ahead is the remodeled kitchen with granite counters, island, 5 burner Jenn-Air gas cooktop, including a huge space for a breakfast nook.
You will also find a big family room with fireplace on the main level as well. At the back of the home is a 600-square-foot or so room addition that is a sunroom with heat, AC and dual ceiling fans. The sellers use this room as a retreat during our hot summer months in Davis. As a way to escape the heat after swimming. In fact, the seller says he spent $200,000 on improvements to Los Cerros and the back yard. The yard features an outdoor kitchen, 59 drains, flagstone, custom built-in stone benches, two waterfalls, and is the seller’s pride and joy.
All four bedrooms are upstairs, including a big master suite with plenty of extra closet space. The main square footage, according to the Sacramento County Assessor is 2,772 (with gross including the sunroom at 3,544), but we have not verified that.
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Come to our open house on Sunday, October 7, 2018, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. You can also check out the virtual tour here.
3804 Los Cerros Place, Davis, CA 95618 is offered exclusively by Elizabeth Weintraub and Lyon Real Estate at $1,025,000. Call Elizabeth for more information at 916.233.6759.
The information in this advertisement, including, but not limited to, square footage and/or acreage, has been provided by various sources which may include the Seller, the Multiple Listing Service or other sources. Lyon Real Estate has not and will not investigate or verify the accuracy of this information. Prospective buyers are advised to conduct their own investigation of the Property and this advertised information utilizing appropriate professionals before purchasing this Property.
Talk about taking your time to buy a home in Lake Alhambra Estates. The buyer for this home first viewed the property about two months ago. All of this time they did not make an offer to purchase the home in Davis. Instead, they kept an eye on the home and its activity. We don’t know this for certain but the buyer might be moving family into this home, because it certainly has the room for extended family members. Our buyer is also doing a 1031 exchange, so they might have had to sell the other property first.
In addition to the four bedrooms, the first floor features an office, which would be a bedroom, too. That office is isolated from the other rooms. At one time, it was probably a formal living room, but Californians don’t really utilize formal living rooms anymore. It’s unused space if you don’t convert the room to another use. For example, our formal sitting area in our living room is used by the cats. Nobody else sits in that room.
This home in Lake Alhambra Estates also includes a remote family room that probably is not of much use, either. It’s a beautiful room with a gorgeous fireplace and wood mantle, but it’s also situated next to the enormous four-season room. So there are two areas in the home that could actually accommodate a couple more bedrooms on the first floor.
The remodeled kitchen offers plenty of space for the gourmet cook. Granite counters, ceramic flooring and an island, plus a pantry closet.
But the piece de résistance of this home in Lake Alhambra Estates is the back yard. Simply stunning. Featuring two waterfalls, a built-in outdoor kitchen, although the city of Davis made the seller remove the sink. A flagstone surround, custom benches, and 59 drains for clearing rainwater. In addition to a beautiful in-ground pool, offering year-round summer fun!
3804 Los Cerros Place, Davis, CA 95618 is presently pending. Interested in selling a home in Davis? Elizabeth Weintraub can sell your house, too. Call 916.233.6759.
Before I talk about our not quite the fourth of July open houses for this year, please note the lovely photo of Compass Box The Circus Blended Scotch Whiskey. This was my dessert after dinner at Canon in East Sacramento on Thursday for my non-retirement birthday. I imagine it wasn’t cheap but I wouldn’t know since my husband treated. This is a limited edition, fewer than 2,500 bottles released in 2016.
He also gave me a Series 3 Apple Watch, which means I can now wander away from my phone, far, far away, because the new watches run on cell coverage. I suppose you have to be careful if you wear one of those into a medical marijuana dispensary because you’re probably not supposed to. Not that I have any first hand experience, mind you, just putting out my public notice to everybody.
Today we have three not quite the fourth of July open houses. I imagine next weekend many people will go out of town this year. Take Wednesday off, throw in a Thursday and Friday and call it 5-day weekend. It was a toss up to figure out which weekend was better for our not quite the fourth of July open houses.
16 Lake Katerina Ct, Sacramento, CA 95834 offered at $485,000. Built in 2017, only a transfer makes this beautiful home available. Hickory floors, plenty of premium upgrades, 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. Great Natomas Central location, Westshore. Hosted by the invincible Josh Amolsch from the Elizabeth Weintraub Team, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.
3804 Los Cerros Place, Davis, CA 95618, offered at $1,145,000 in Lake Alhambra Estates. Over $200K invested in the yard with an outdoor kitchen, flagstone perimeter, custom benches, waterfalls and a gorgeous pool. Wood floors throughout, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, over 3,500 sq. ft. Hosted by the amazing Amy McMullan from the Elizabeth Weintraub Team, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.
1661 Del Dayo Drive, Carmichael, CA 95608, offered at $1,250,000. Exclusive neighborhood in Del Dayo. Tri-level with 5 to 6 bedrooms, 5 baths and over 5,000 square feet. Hardwood, ceramic and luxury vinyl plank flooring. Beautiful terraced yard with lush gardens and pool. Outdoor kitchen. Hosted by the Incredible Barbara Dow from the Elizabeth Weintraub Team, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.