Sacramento Real Estate Market

Real Estate Boarded Up And For Sale

Oak Park Real Estate

Real Estate boarded up and for sale can happen anywhere. I was looking at two new listings today in the Oak Park area. There are several nice streets that have updated homes. I saw people walking dogs and taking strolls about the neighborhood. Many people enjoy living in Oak Park. This is clearly a neighborhood that has grown in popularity over the years.

Some investors have bought properties in the area as rentals. There is such a shortage of good rentals and the need for more affordable housing is a factor in many cities. Like many big cities, in Sacramento and across the US, there are some open lots where people are camped out. read more

About Active Adult Communities

Active Adult Communities

“About active adult communities” is a short blog written by Elizabeth Weintraub more than a decade ago; and it is timeless and even more relevant today.

The Baby Boomer market (those born between 1946 and 1964) is huge. More than 75.8 million Americans were born during those years. This group is beginning to retire and will continue to do so for the next 30 years. Are you prepared to help these seniors?

We’re not talking about your parents’ grandfather or grandmother. Today’s retiring seniors want home environments that offer excitement, learning opportunities, ways to stay in shape and the ability to socialize with each other. They don’t want a lot of yard work. Most still travel and desire a care-free lifestyle. The answer is active adult communities. read more

What Types of Gifts Should Your Clients Give YOU?

 Types of Gifts
I often hear agents yakking about choosing the perfect types of gifts to give to their client, but what about the client who can’t figure out what to get you, her agent? Do you get closing gifts? I’d venture to say and, in fact, I did say, that agents have a 1 in 10 chance of receiving a gift from a client after closing. Yet, many clients do want to say thank you and show their gratitude.   So, I came up with the Top 10 Realtor Closing Gifts

. You can print out this list of types of gifts and give it to your clients in a seller or buyer package early on in the transaction. I mean, you don’t want to give the impression a gift is expected or beg for stuff. Or maybe you just want to string me up by toes and proclaim, “I am not a pullet!” Perhaps you have other ideas or suggestions of gifts that you would find welcome. Yammer away. I love input. read more

Sacramento Real Estate is a Continuing Seller’s Market

seller's market

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

Buyers Searching For a Home is Like an Easter Egg Hunt

On Easter Sunday, I was thinking how buyers searching for a home is like an Easter egg hunt. Home buyers today are having a tough time finding a house due to limited inventory. Kids also struggle trying to find Easter eggs. My family hides eggs so well that they must expend serious effort to find them. This photo is of my great niece and nephew, Alexa and Jordan. You can see in the bird cage hanging in the tree there are a few easter eggs hidden inside. They are getting ready to hunt!

Buyers are often looking for homes on Zillow or driving around looking at for sale signs. There are many ways to look for homes for sale, such as the MLS. Experienced Realtors may have a few off-market properties that with careful searching they can uncover. This is why I say buyers searching for a home is like an easter egg hunt. The homes are sometimes hidden out there so you just have to look much deeper than just Zillow or Craig’s list. read more

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