Sacramento homes for sale

What Virtual Staging a Home For Sale Looks Like

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Virtual staging a home for sale can make a huge difference for sellers in many ways, but did you know it can increase buyer showings, too? As I always say: “if I don’t show it I can’t sell it.” I am about to show you a way to use staging a property with reduced costs of about $40 per photo.

Real staging can cost several thousand dollars. A property may not look as warm and inviting once the furniture is removed and this can make a powerful impression online. Take a look at the photo above. Can you tell that this is a virtual staging? There is not any furniture in this room. There is not a TV above the fireplace. These images are superimposed onto a high resolution photograph! See the original layout below. read more

Sacramento Real Estate is a Continuing Seller’s Market

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Our seller’s market is still here. For the fourth straight consecutive month, the pending sales are on the rise, confirming that Sacramento Real Estate is definitely continuing to support sellers over buyers. The first quarter shows closed sales increasing every month.

What does this mean for the Sacramento housing market? Does it mean Sacramento real estate is a continuing seller’s market? We are experiencing continuing price increases, based on high demand and housing shortages. Each neighborhood can be a bit different as this is the greater Sacramento county averages. read more

Do You Love Farm Life in Sacramento County?

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Do you love farm life in Sacramento County? This time of year the fields remind this Sacramento Realtor of the green hills of Wales. I remember the sheep on the hillsides from a vacation there and the color of green was almost fluorescent.

Some people don’t know this about me, but I live in the rural south county area of Sacramento. The land and the trees here are so beautiful. There is nothing as pretty as the fruitless cherry trees in full pink blossom, all the way down my long driveway. There is a gorgeous canopy of large oak trees on the other side of the driveway, by the flowing creek. The brown fence blends into the landscape and feels so natural. Plus, my long driveway offers so much privacy. read more

Amazing Home in a Gated Community in Arden Manor Sacramento

home in a gated community in arden manor

Are you a first-time home buyer hoping to find an amazing home in a gated community in Arden Manor at an affordable price? Look no further. Homes in the Villaggio gated complex do not come up for sale very often. All around this neighborhood, you see so much new construction. Developers are building $750K to $900K homes in Arden Manor. When the seller bought this home in 2005, it offered a gated community in the middle of an older, established neighborhood. Today, that community is revitalized with many remodeled homes and quite a number of upper-end luxury homes. This is an excellent opportunity from an investment or long-term hold point of view. You will love the price, too.

The first thing you should consider when buying a home in a gated community in Arden Manor is parking. You don’t have to be rocket scientist to figure out the garage is a one-car. However, look at that space in front of the front door. What is that? I’ll tell you what that is. It’s a carport. And then over on the left-side of the house is a bricked yard with space for two more cars. Yes, you can park a minimum of four cars at this home. More, when we figure out how to stack them on top of each other.

home in a gated community in arden manor

You can’t see the home in this photo because this is shot from the street (Jonas). The home is located all the way at the end on the right, nestled in the evergreens. It’s a very private location. Not only that, but it’s one of the largest lots in the subdivision. The last two homes on the right are set back from the street with a much larger area of street in front. Nobody has verified this, but the seller thinks the property line for each of the houses runs to the middle of the street. If that is true, that definitely makes her particular lot much bigger than the others at .0933, according to the Sacramento County Tax Assessor. That could be wrong, though. Although most of the other lots are .06.

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Check out the entertainment space. This room is around the corner from the sheltered entrance. Beautiful oversized ceramic with variances add drama to the travertine around the fireplace. The owner of this home has impeccable taste, wouldn’t you agree? Look at those oversized Hershey’s Kisses on the floor in front of the fireplace. Perfect accessory, no?

home in a gated community in arden manor

If you haven’t guessed it by now, the first floor of this home is for entertaining. There is a half bath around the corner by the entrance, but the rest of the layout is kitchen and family room. Of course, the cabinets are a beautiful maple, and all of the black appliances stay. Over on the left is the area the former owners used as a dining space, but our seller prefers a table in the middle. What do you think? Middle like this? Or dining area in the corner?

home in a gated community in arden manor

Last year the seller painted to keep everything fresh. All of the rooms are the same color for consistency. You will find three bedrooms and two full baths upstairs. The seller uses one of the bedrooms as a TV room and it offers a balcony as well. This is a photo of the master bedroom at the back of the home. You will love the master bath, complete with a separate shower and a soaking tub.

home in a gated community in arden manor

Plenty of time in the day to relax outside. There are many areas around the perimeter of the home to curl up and read a book, due to its remote location. Much of the exterior was remodeled by the seller, including the pergola, patio surround and walkways. It’s a place you really need to see in person because it’s even better than the photos. Why not come to our open houses on Saturday and Sunday, both from 11 AM to 1 PM, September 29th and 30th? If you can’t wait, here is the

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Sacramento Downtown Bungalow Ready for First Time Home Buyer

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Who can resist this adorable Sacramento downtown bungalow? Built in 1927, this is in a row of vintage bungalows, close to Southside Park. Perfect for a first-time homebuyer or an investor. All fixed up and ready to move into.

The seller says the roof was installed in 2011. All the major work has been done on this home. It oozes curb appeal.

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Look at all the cabinet space in the kitchen. And the cabinets are tall, they reach the ceiling. Newer vinyl flooring and a space opposite the cabinets for a breakfast nook.

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The living room is very large as well. You can see part of the ceiling fan in this photo, under which you could set a dining room table, if you didn’t want to use the breakfast nook in the kitchen. Although the space in this Sacramento downtown bungalow is on the cozy side, it is very nice to have options, don’t you agree?

sacramento downtown bungalow

Both of the bedrooms sport picture rails and ceiling fans. Not only is there a closet in each bedroom but also storage above the closets. This bedroom sits toward the back of the home so it features an extra window.

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You’ve also got a laundry room off the back porch with hookups for a washer and dryer, plus a window that lets in light. So much light in this home, despite being surrounded by trees. Look, there is a porch off the back laundry room, too, plus a storage shed!

sacramento downtown bungalow

Come see this row of bungalows on U Street for yourself. You can call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759 for a private showing, or come to our open house on Sunday. 2:00 to 4:00 PM, July 15th, hosted by the incredible Barbara Dow from the Elizabeth Weintraub Team. See the virtual tour of this charming Sacramento downtown bungalow here.

411 U Street, Sacramento, CA 95818 is offered exclusively by Elizabeth Weintraub and Lyon Real Estate at $349,000. Clear pest report available.

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