Sacramento homes for sale

Sacramento Downtown Bungalow Ready for First Time Home Buyer

sacramento downtown bungalow

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. read more

Can You Buy a 3 Bedroom Home in Sacramento Under $250K?

3 bedroom home in Sacramento for sale

If you’re hoping to buy a 3 bedroom home in Sacramento for less than $250,000, I have a tremendous opportunity for you. Pretty as a picture, this darling dollhouse features care-free vinyl siding, and a huge back yard. Only an out-of-state move for the sellers makes this home available for sale. You will love the location, too, right off El Camino and just a bit east of I-80, near the Sacramento Board of Realtors (and that home improvement store I won’t name because of its political affiliations). read more

Wow Factor in 1910 Midtown High-Water Bungalow for Sale

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Look no further than Sacramento for a Midtown high-water bungalow. The inner-city blocks between 24th and 26th and O, P and Q Streets contain many a high-water bungalow — homes typically built between 1900 and 1915. The reason the year 1915 is significant is because that’s the year the levee was built in Sacramento. Before then, a homeowner’s best defense against flooding was a high-water bungalow.

This is a 1910 Midtown high-water bungalow. First, you spot the terrazzo steps flanked by brick. Followed by an inviting front porch from which to watch passersby. However, when you enter the home, it’s delightful to find a floor-to-ceiling column and additional closets in the entry. read more

New Listing: Spacious Mid-Century Home in Rancho Cordova

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Who would not love a big mid-century home in Rancho Cordova? Especially a home with 3 baths and updates! This gorgeous single-level story is more than 2,100 square feet, according to the Sacramento County Assessor’s office. The layout includes a permitted family room addition, about 20 x 20 feet, that looks like it was original.  If you need 3 bedrooms (all large) and 3 baths, you can’t do any better than this home in Rancho Cordova.

mid-century home in rancho cordova

Oh, my goodness, will you look at those beautiful hardwood floors? This living room is spacious and open, with a floor-to-ceiling painted white brick fireplace. What picture will you hang in that spot? It’s the first room you see when you walk into the sheltered entry. Through the living room, you can see the bonus family room with sliding glass doors. Why you could fit two pool tables easily in that space. read more

How to Hedge if Interest Rates Increase When Building a Home

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If interest rates increase when building a home, buyers need to prepare.

Are you concerned about handling a situation in which interest rates increase when building a home? If not, you should be. Depending on where you are building a home in Sacramento, it could take 4 to 6 months (or longer) to finish building your home. What happens if interest rates increase when building a home? You could get socked with a much higher interest rate. The rate could be so high that it could disqualify you from buying a home. Or, put a severe crunch on your financial cash flow.

Last September, interest rates remained around 3.75%. Today, interest rates hover at about 4.30%+. Fact, every 1%  an interest rate rises loses a buyer about $25,000 of purchasing power. Some buyers do not understand the direct correlation between sales price purchasing power vs interest rates. However, you should keep interest rate fluctuation in mind when buying new construction. Also, think about how you’ve locked in the price of the home when you signed the purchase contract. Sales prices may go up but your pre-negotiated home price remains stable. read more

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