home in wilhaggin
When I walked through the Wilhaggin fixer house with the sellers, I saw 10 days to close escrow and the sellers saw a house that nobody would want to buy because of its condition. This home had been an eyesore in the Wilhaggin neighborhood for years. All the neighbors had their eyes on this house, hoping that someday it would be available for sale. Some had even approached the sellers with a wink-wink, nudge-nudge, offering to “help” buy.
To the sellers, this was once a home to a close family relative. They didn’t fall off any turnip truck lately and saw through the attempts to “help.” For various reasons, it had not been occupied in so long that carpet beetles had moved in, and now a bunch of them were hanging from the ceilings. When I first spied the beetles, I thought they were nails coming through the ceiling, hundreds of nails. But that would mean construction in the attic, which didn’t make any sense. The beetles were all dead, of course.
For those who have an eye for rehabs or want to remodel a Wilhaggin fixer home into a dream home, this is your opportunity calling. There are so many different types of buyers for this home, which are you? Do you want to flip a home? This home is listed at $399,000, and fixed up it could be worth in the neighborhood of $600,000, based on comparable sales of homes in this highly desirable community.
Do you want more square footage than its present size of 1,559, per the Sacramento County Assessor’s office? The lot is .25 acres, so it’s plenty big enough to expand. You could probably build a larger home or add-on to this home. Some of the homeowners in the area have added second floors, increasing square footage to over 3,000 square feet. There have been two sales on Cortlandt in 2012 and 2015 at more than a million dollars.
Hiring a Sacramento homebuying agent is more complicated today than it has ever been, especially for first-time home buyers, but there are top-tier professional agents in the business, if you can find them, who will make your home purchase oh-so-much easier and pleasant. You can choose to hire a mediocre Sacramento homebuying agent or an exceptional agent. Your choice. Many more mediocre agents in the business than the few exceptional. But if you make a mistake and hire the wrong agent, you can still call the Elizabeth Weintraub Team, and we will turnaround your bad decision like it never happened in the first place.
If you’re looking for open houses in Sacramento and Elk Grove today, I have a very nice selection for you — homes that are pretty much guaranteed to impress for a variety of reasons. The good part is if you’re out and about anyway, why not stop by? If you’re looking at homes in the area with your agent, ask your agent to bring you over. You’ve got nothing to lose, and you just might fall in love with the home of your dreams:
Stately Pool Home in Wilhaggin
This beautiful stunner is a gracious one-story with an open floor plan in the entertainment area. The kitchen has been updated, featuring a wrap-around granite counter and gleaming hardwood flooring, plus a dining space, which overlooks the pool. This 1962 home has 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths, with roughly 2,700 square feet. Oversized family room shares space with the kitchen and the same fabulous view of the pool. The professionally landscaped yard, more than 1/3 of an acre, was once featured in the Sacramento Bee Lifestyle.