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Be Sure to Catch These Open Houses in 95818 Today

Some sellers do not want to do open houses in 95818 when the weather is bad or traffic is slow. However, that’s precisely when one should hold open houses in 95818. Any lazy agent can hold an open house when the weather is beautiful and there are tons of buyers milling about. But the sales are done by continual marketing and never coming up with a reason not to hold a home open. You never know where your buyer might come from.

We have two open houses in 95818 this Sunday. Hours are 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. One home is located in Southside Park, just north of Upper Land Park. People do not seem to realize that the ZIP code of 95818 runs down to S Street in Midtown. They tend to think only about Land Park and Curtis Park, two tree-canopied neighborhoods close to downtown and Midtown. read more

For Sale: Grand Colonial in Curtis Park Sacramento Features Pool

Grand Colonial in Curtis Park

How many reasons do you need to buy a Grand Colonial in Curtis Park Sacramento? Besides the excellent location. This Grand Colonial in Curtis Park is located on Curtis Way, one house off the park from East Curtis Drive. What this means is you get a beautiful view of Curtis Park without all of the traffic that travels up and down East Curtis Drive and around the park. Your home is nestled on Curtis Way where it is much quieter.

Then, there is all of the space. This home is over 2,800 square feet, according to the Sacramento County Assessor. It features 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, with one of the bedrooms and baths on the main level. Having a full bed and bath on the main floor is a big preference of many home buyers today. The room sizes are spacious. Look at the dining room (21 x 14) and the separate formal living room (23 x 13).

Grand Colonial in Curtis Park

You will love the hardwood floors. The kitchen features granite counters, marble floor and shaker cabinets with stainless appliances. Of course, there is a separate family room off the kitchen, which also allows access to the back yard pool and spa. A large room behind the laundry room at one time might have been a space for a horse, says the seller.

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Upstairs, you will find a sauna in the front bedroom. Our photographer says he has not seen a sauna this extensive in many of the multi-million homes he shoots. Definitely a quality sauna. In addition to the sauna, the front bedroom also enjoys exclusive access to the private second floor balcony, which offers views of the park. The master bedroom is enormous, nearly 21 feet long by 18 feet wide, and a lot of windows. It is situated toward the back of the home for more privacy.

Grand Colonial in Curtis Park

But don’t take our word for the amenities and upgrades in this beautiful Grand Colonial in Curtis Park. Instead come to our open house on Sunday, August 5, 2018, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM, hosted by the amazing Amy McMullan from the Elizabeth Weintraub Team.

2641 Curtis Way, Sacramento, CA 95818, is offered exclusively by Elizabeth Weintraub at Lyon Real Estate at $895K. If you don’t have time to visit our open house, then please enjoy the virtual tour.

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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.

(No measurements have been verified by agent and agent will not verify.)

Why Curtis Park Home Appraisals are Difficult Today

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Classic 1924 bungalow contains vintage details with tasteful dates.

People have all kinds of thoughts about Curtis Park home appraisals, and I’m not about to argue with them if I don’t have to. When I am forced to argue, though, I tend to go whole hog. I appeal to my target’s common sense, which of the 6 senses is always the most important. You see, the problem is low inventory, coupled with the way we systematically prepare appraisals. When there are no comparable sales to pick a sales price, none to substantiate value, naive buyers might gravitate toward sales that are not really comps.

They will point to that one house, for example, which is located on a busy street, where the bus runs and stops in front of that particular home. That is not a similar location. That is a bad location. Buyers won’t add $50,000 of value for a good location because they don’t know how to do it. Even if you say to them, would you pay $50,000 more NOT to have the bus stop in front of your house 30 times a day, they might say no, they would not, even when they would.

I struggled with such a sale in Curtis Park. The appraisal came in $50,000 low. The sellers had purchased the home 4 years ago for about $600,000. Prior to market, they replaced all the carpeting on the lower level with hardwood flooring. I ran the trends that clearly showed strong price increases over the past four years in Curtis Park, but the buyer didn’t care. I considered tightening my hands around the guy’s neck while screaming in his face: Do you think values have fallen over the past 4 years? Prices have gone up and up and up.

Because I didn’t want to make my sellers pay for the buyer’s problem, we made the buyer pay for a new appraisal. And it was the buyer’s problem that his lender hired an appraiser from another city who felt he was somehow capable of conducting Curtis Park home appraisals when he was not. It was also not our fault that the buyer needed to finance his purchase.

With cash, we get a much truer picture of market value. People with cash want to make every penny count. I knew I was right on the market value of that home in Curtis Park. I also knew not to use a couple of distressed sales as comparable sales because, thank goodness, in a normal market like today, distressed sales are not comps. With this particular sale, the buyer had enough money to bridge the gap between the appraised value and our list price but refused.

That was his loss. Too bad. Because we turned around and sold the home to cash buyers who recognized the value. I’m Old School about real estate values. I was taught 40-some years ago that market value is the price at which a seller is willing to sell and a buyer is willing to purchase. It’s not what some doofus appraiser who doesn’t really know Curtis Park thinks about Curtis Park home appraisals.

Almost every home in Curtis Park is unique. Two homes side-by-side with similar square footage can vary wildly in market value. This is why sellers should hire an experienced Sacramento Realtor who knows how to sell real estate and understands older, established neighborhoods. In the end, my sellers got what they wanted, and that’s all that really matters to me.

2557 5th Av, Sacramento, CA 95818 closed escrow on August 29th at $682,500.

Your Curtis Park Realtors Present Classic 1924 Bungalow

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Classic 1924 bungalow contains vintage details with tasteful updates.

The Elizabeth Weintraub Team of Curtis Park Realtors is proud to present a classic 1924 bungalow, just listed in the Curtis Oaks neighborhood of Curtis Park. This delightful home is filled with vintage details, which effortlessly blend with tasteful updates. It began life as a modest two-bedroom, one-bath bungalow that underwent a transformation when a second floor addition introduced a new luxurious master suite.

This is the 3 bedroom, 2 bath you’ve been waiting for. No work to do, and it’s ready to move into. Lucky you! The location is excellent, near shops and restaurants, yet firmly ensconced in the neighborhood of Curtis Park and not far from the park itself.

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Spacious living room features barrel ceiling with stained glass windows at each end.

You will love the hardwood floors on the first level. When you enter from the covered porch, you are in the immensely huge living room. Glancing up, you’ll notice the picture rails, leaded glass window and high barrel ceiling, flanked on both ends by small stained glass windows. For those chilly winter evening in Sacramento, you’ll come to appreciate the fireplace.

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Formal dining room with hardwood floors and 2 walls of windows.

Off to the right of the living room is the formal dining room. Pay special attention to the leaded glass windows on porch side and the old-fashioned shutters covering the windows along the sidewalk. The other wall is obviously not in this photo, and you’ll have to come see it for yourself. There is also a built-in breakfast nook in the kitchen.

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Updated kitchen with an island features a breakfast nook.

Come with your Curtis Park Realtors and continue our journey into the kitchen. There is an abundance of cabinets and a pantry cabinet. Stainless appliances stay such as the refrigerator, gas range, built-in microwave and dishwasher. Note the stainless sink, pre-rinse faucet and stainless washboard, plus recessed lighting to illuminate intensive cooking tasks. The island, which offers additional storage and a butcher block top, stays, too.

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Master suite is part of a second floor addition, and features a sitting area, plus walk-in closet.

The first floor has 2 good-sized bedrooms with hardwood floors and closets, and there is a guest bath on this level, too. However, you’re in for a treat when you walk upstairs. The second floor addition was added before these sellers bought the home. It features a separate AC / heating system, a sitting area, surround sound speakers and a gigantic walk-in closet.

In the winter, the radiant heating built-in to the master suite bath floor will surely delight. The walk-in shower has double shower heads, and of course you’ll find dual sinks and granite counters.

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View from garage toward the back of the home and gardens.

And last, is the fabulous back yard. There is a deck off the laundry room and a second deck off a first-floor bedroom. Most of the vegetation is low maintenance. Trees, flowers and green landscaping make the space seem very private. In addition to the two-car garage, which is accessible from the alley, there is also a small workshop building with electricity.

Come to our open house on Sunday, June 4th, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. 2557 5th Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95818 is presented by Elizabeth Weintraub Team of Curtis Park Realtors at Lyon Real Estate at $689,000. Click here for the virtual tour. Call 916.233.6759 for more information or a private tour.

 

Coming Soon Listings From Sacramento and Elk Grove to Lincoln

Coming Soon Listings

Coming soon listings are no longer allowed by MetroList in Sacramento without a waiver.

Many Sacramento Realtors do not know we are prohibited from marketing Coming Soon listings that are in off-market status in MLS. We can’t do it (unless we get a waiver signed, which I see no advantage to). That means no signs with Coming Soon on the property, no blogs about it, no posting homes in Zillow or Facebook as Coming Soon listings. And then there are the agents who do know but don’t care. I’m not any of those agents. However, I do have Coming Soon listings from Sacramento to Lincoln that are not yet in MLS, which I bet you’d love to hear about.

Am I right? Would you like to know about Coming Soon listings that are not yet listed but will be soon? You can get on the list of my buyer’s agents or you can contact your own agent and ask your agent to contact me. It doesn’t really mean your offer will receive priority because I have a fiduciary to my sellers, but at least you won’t miss the home when it hits the market. In today’s real estate market, you’ve gotta be Johnny-on-the-spot to snag a house. We have very few homes for sale and a million more buyers than houses. (For you fact checkers, a “million more” is not a literal term.)

Coming Soon Listing Lincoln

Heading the top of the list price-wise is a place in the gated community of Verdera Village, known for its majestic golfcourse homes in Lincoln. Huge square footage, over 5,000. Mind-blowing panoramic views. Explosive sunrises / sunsets. Infinity pool. More bedrooms than any person can probably use except for Octomom. A short sale in the low 900s. Available May 12th.

Coming Soon Listings Curtis Park

Two homes in Curtis Park are coming soon. Both are vintage homes exploding with character. Three to four bedrooms and two baths. Hardwood floors. Two stories each. Updated kitchens and baths. Fairy tale master suites. Hard-to-find garages. Low 700s to high 600s, depending on square footage. Available by Memorial Day.

Coming Soon Listing Elk Grove

Looking for homes in Elk Grove? This is a beautiful single-level K Hovnanian homes situated on a cul-de-sac with almost 1/3 of an acre! Lots of fruit trees and flowers, with a large covered playhouse or hobby room. The home was originally built as a four bedroom but the sellers decided they wanted a formal dining room. So the builder converted a bedroom by opening a wall and turning the closet area into a built-in buffet. Many upgrades throughout. Low 400s. Available May 12th.

Coming Soon Listing Del Paso Manor

The original owners have remodeled this home with love and devotion. All new kitchen featuring subway backsplash and ceramic floors, plus new cabinetry with granite counters. New stainless appliances. Contemporary light fixtures. Refinished hardwood floors. Almost double-size lot, three bedrooms. Low 300s. Available May 17th.

As to why our MetroList doesn’t allow marketing of Coming Soon Listings, I’m not sure, but I suspect it’s because some unethical agents try to capture direct buyer leads and lock out the competition to do dual representation. A few bad apples ruins it for the rest of us. I am a seller’s agent and I do not work with buyers. I don’t have a vested interest in which agent sells our listings, whether it’s an agent on my team, an agent at another company or an agent from the Bay Area. Just as long as it sells and my seller is ecstatic.

Like I said, if you’d like to get on our list of Coming Soon Listings and are unrepresented, call me and I’ll match you with a team member, or call your own buyer’s agent and ask your agent to contact me. Elizabeth Weintraub, Top 3 Listing Agents, Lyon Real Estate, 916.233.6759.

 

 

 

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