buy homes at the creamery at alkali flats
From the homebuilder, BlackPine Communities, that brought you infill projects in the McKinley Park neighborhood of East Sacramento and the Curtis Park Village development at the railyard, comes new homes in downtown Sacramento: The Creamery at Alkali Flat. The Creamery is the former site of the Crystal Cream & Butter Co. The project will consist of about 200 homes and covers 8 acres, adjacent to the KCRA studios at 10th and D Street in downtown Sacramento. Mike Paris, the founder and president of BlackPine Communities, presented the project yesterday to my midtown office at Lyon Real Estate.
Of course, with any neighborhood in Sacramento, there are drawbacks, pitfalls and challenges to deal with, simply because we live in an urban environment, so let’s get that out of the way right away. The challenges are all different, so you can take your pick. You look at McKinley Village, and you’ve got noise factors from the train and Business 80 freeway. The Mill at Broadway is sandwiched between Interstate 5, the WX Freeway and swaths of low-income / Section 8 housing, which some residents object to because “poor” people are not like them. Or maybe they are racist. The Creamery at Alkali Flat, however, is mostly known for a homeless population. The builders hope, I imagine, that gentrification will drive homeless people elsewhere but this is not a blog about the pros and cons of gentrification.
If you look at the location, the train tracks are a few blocks away and so is Light Rail, but that makes it very handy for commuters. It’s also within walking distance of the Midtown Autoworks, where I take my Porsche for service so I don’t have to drive out to Rocklin. Alkali Flat features some of the oldest homes in Sacramento, including beautiful Victorians and Italianates. If you work at the courthouse, you could be there in 2 minutes, so I bet this project will definitely appeal to lawyers, but it’s also within a mile or so to the Capitol. Close proximity to restaurants, theatres, nightlife, the new Kings arena Golden1, and very close to the American River bike trails.
Three 3-story designs are available, which can also be customized to a buyer’s personal tastes. They all include roof top patios as an option, and you’d be pretty much foolish not to choose the roof top patio element. Our cool nights with the Delta breezes blowing through are perfect for summer-time entertaining and what better place to be than 3 floors off the ground with a view of Sacramento?
Each will feature a two-car garage. Two of the models will be configured with 2 to 3 bedrooms, you decide, and your choice of 1745 square feet or 1818 square feet. First Release pricing, $500,990 to $530,990. The third larger model will be 2305 square feet and boast 2 to 4 bedrooms. First Release pricing, $539,950 to $569,990.
However, don’t run over to the project just yet. If you are interested in buying a home at The Creamery at Alkali Flat, the very FIRST thing you need to do is ask your Sacramento Realtor to register your name as a client of your Realtor. If you do not, you probably cannot use the services of a Sacramento Realtor when you buy because the builder will register you. Registered builder buyers are not allowed to hire an agent. So get representation. Call Elizabeth Weintraub, 916.233.6759.
People don’t realize that they can’t use a real estate agent, which the seller pays for, if they go directly to the new homebuilder. They think: Oh, I’ll just shoot the builder an email to get on a mailing list, or I’ll just stop by on my way home to say hello, what’s the harm in that? Plenty! My professional advice is DO NOT EVER CONTACT A NEW HOME BUILDER ON YOUR OWN. Make sure you go to your own Sacramento Realtor first. Once your Realtor registers you with the builder, you can run over there all you want.
To get registered to buy at The Creamery at Alkali Flat, call the Elizabeth Weintraub Team at 916.233.6759. We’d love to help you. I’ve got more than 40 years in the real estate business. Don’t make the big mistake of cutting out your agent and losing your personal representation. It costs you nothing and could save you big in the long run to call us. In fact, we can also get you an invitation to the private grand opening in early December.
Of course, if you want to buy a new home on a culdesac over by East Sacramento, we have a small infill project available for you. Check out the affordable new homes in Elmhurst known as Declan Court Houses. Value range pricing: $429K to $479K. Or call your Sacramento Realtor Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759 for more information.
Photos: © Barbara Dow, from the Elizabeth Weintraub Team