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.
You may fall in love this smart home in Natomas for its beautiful upgrades but you will absolutely adore the high-technology touches throughout. Much of the electrical is smart and can be operated from your cellphone such as the dimmer switches, smart prewiring for ceiling fans, all of the electrical switches, including the garage door. Lock it and go.
The home is also prewired for a security system. There is a video doorbell. 7:1 surround sound speaker installation in the living room, with two additional speakers located in the master suite.
Some homes, like this gorgeous remodel in south Natomas for sale, simply blow you away. One look is all it will probably take for a buyer to fall in love. The seller has impeccable taste and she personally selected the improvements. Sleek, clean lines. Modern and contemporary. Very European, as well. Not a part of the place was overlooked. Not a door knob, not a faucet, nor a light fixture, it all blends and works seamlessly together. You certainly cannot tell this home was built in 1979.
You know how you see some remodels, and the sellers cut corners or remodeled everything except, say, the master bath. When they do remodels like that, it seems like they don’t care. The sellers rationalize it to themselves and say it gives the buyer the opportunity to finish the project, but buyers do not want to finish projects. Buyers want the work already done for them. It looks like they gave up when they don’t finish.
People tend to believe that all agents are the same, but the owner of 4800 Westlake Parkway knows better. She bought this condo in Natomas from my team member, Barbara Dow. So when it came time to sell, she listed with Elizabeth Weintraub. That’s because I take the listings for the team. I am a listing specialist. My team members are exclusive buyer’s agents. This is how I predict real estate will be in the future. Agents will pick a specialty and not try to do dual agency nor work both sides of the street.
An agent in my Lyon real estate office lives in Westlake Villas, and she says there are only 8 of these three-bedroom units in that complex. Further, she says out of 300 units, 171 are rented. This particular unit was rented in the past, but the seller spruced it up for a new owner occupant. So, it’s turnkey and ready to move into. None of this information has been verified by me or my team, but the buyer should do her own due diligence and study the HOA docs.
This is one of the nicest complexes in Natomas. Many units are 3 stories but this unit is only two stories. Plus a two-garage comes with it, which is also unusual. The HOA dues are affordable, too. Only $271 a month. Dues cover water, trash, common areas, swimming pool, spa, rec area, clubhouse, road, exterior, roof, association management and grounds maintenance. The HOA allows 2 dogs per unit, according to unverified sources.