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Roseville Real Estate or Redondo Beach

Redondo Beach

Where to live, Roseville or Redondo Beach real estate? My good friend Melissa is selling her house in Roseville and looking for a house to buy in Redondo Beach. Going from her birthplace in Northern California to Southern California is a big move. People move for so many reasons. In this case, So Cal is where her adult sons live so it makes total sense for her to live in close proximity to family.

With the ocean breeze sailing through the air one has to wonder, what’s not to like? It is going to be a huge change but sounds like an exhilarating one. After retirement from a job, a moving to a beach town is what most people only dream about.

She is so excited; but what about the total sticker shock? Seeing housing prices ranging from $500 to $750 per square foot in the beach cities, is it worth it? The price you pay for perpetual 72-degree weather, ocean breeze blowing through your hair and beautiful white sand beaches to walk barefoot sounds like heaven to me.

There is little need for air conditioning in your home or in your car as the weather is so good. More than 70 percent of the homes built are constructed with no central AC. Utilities will not be as costly as Sacramento when we routinely experience July and August temps, which can reach 105+ degrees.

The first step for a Redondo move is to sell her home. In Roseville, she has a large two-story with a big back yard. This type of property could require a price tag in the multi-millions. So scaling down is a must for affordability. Most of the properties in the ocean city are townhomes ranging from 3 to 6 units in a row. Price tags upwards of $1,000,000. High-cost HOAs are common and most are built 3 stories high (3 staircases) to enjoy the ocean views.

Stay tuned because once she moves down there, she’s invited me to be her first house guest. The ocean is a great place for a Sacramento Realtor to visit, but I wouldn’t want to move for many reasons. “Home sweet home” means different things to people. Living in Roseville real estate or moving to Redondo Beach is an EZ choice for Melissa.

Our passion at Weintraub & Wallace Realtors is to help our clients achieve their dreams of home and lifestyle. If you’re looking for a change, call us to buy or sell. We partner with RE/MAX Gold Real Estate. Call us today to start your journey at 916-233-6759.

— JaCi Wallace

JaCi Wallace
Weintraub & Wallace

Closing a Condo in Roseville Involved 3 Sets of Buyers

selling a condo in rosevilleWhen I got the message yesterday that my listing for the condo in Roseville had closed, I had just picked up the lockbox and stopped at Nordstrom in the Galleria to try on shoes. I can’t drive by the Galleria without stopping at Nordstrom, apparently. Whatever happened to the 3-inch heel? That’s what I’d like to know. Poof, gone, vanished. Almost every shoe in the store was either completely flat, a 2-inch heel or some crazy Lady Gaga / Elton John shoes which, when I try to wear them, makes me fear for my life because it’s a long way down to the pavement where I shall smash my face if I topple.

You know what’s funnier than watching a baby trying to walk in her mother’s shoes? Watching women over 60 trying to get up off the comfy sofa at Nordstrom and strut about in 7-inch platforms. I couldn’t even stand to look at my own feet.

So, I sat back down to call the seller of the condo in Roseville and let him know that his long ordeal was over. It seems to me the last time I had a lengthy conversation in an odd place about this condo was last year at the Four Seasons in Lanai at Manele Bay. That was a phone call with an agent involving the first buyer who was freaking out because there had been litigation at one time in that particular complex, so the buyer wanted to cancel.

As I do when these unfortunate things happen beyond my control, I put the condo in Roseville back on the market and found another buyer. We waited almost a week while calling the buyer’s agent every day to receive the buyer’s deposit. Shortly after the deposit arrived in escrow, that buyer canceled as well. It’s hard to say why. Usually it has nothing to do with the property and more to do with the fact the buyer gets cold feet.

I pleaded with the Roseville condo seller to please be patient, and I would find another buyer. Find another buyer I did. This time through a veteran agent who used to work at Lyon but had gone off elsewhere as agents often tend to do. My gut instincts told me we could rely on this agent. Not so much his lender, though, who could not do the loan for a variety of odd reasons. But the agent was resourceful, his buyer really wanted the property, and she finally came up with cash.

We closed yesterday, and nothing thrilled me more, not even the nude Tory Burch patent leather sandals, than to call the seller to assure him this transaction was over.

New Home Listings in Roseville, Greenhaven, Fair Oaks

new listings sacramento.300x200When I woke up to rain in Sacramento this morning, my first thought was how excited I am to work on preparing my new home listings for this month, but my second thought was April showers bring May flowers — that ditty has little to do with anything because it’s still only March and because we already have flowers. By the time April rolls around, I have summer fever. I also wish we had enough rain to end the drought, but it looks like we are in a for a long struggle and need to practice continual water conservation.

A report in the Sacramento Bee revealed most of the water consumption in the Sacramento area is in Granite Bay as residents in Granite Bay use twice as much water over Sacramento residents. Larger lots, more grass, mostly. My new listings for this month are not located in Granite Bay, although I do sell homes in Placer County. These are homes in Fair Oaks, Greenhaven and Roseville, all areas I know very well. When you sell homes all over Sacramento like I do, it’s nice to be able to pick and choose which homes I want to sell and which sellers I want to represent.

While I’m selecting my new projects, homeowners are also selecting the agent they want to work with, and goodness knows, they have a huge selection from which to choose. A seller shared with me last week that one of the reasons she chose to hire Elizabeth Weintraub over the other agents she interviewed was because I did not talk AT her; I talked with her. Of course I talked with her, because that’s how I talk. Plus, I need to get to know my sellers on a personal level so I can best communicate and deliver the type of service they want. Make them not just happy but ecstatic. You can’t do that if you’re talking AT people.

If you are looking for a home in Greenhaven, Fair Oaks or Roseville, you will love this selection. First, they are all equity (traditional sales) homes, so you can close in 30 days. The home in Greenhaven sports gorgeous hardwood floors and an oversized lot, located in a pretty, tucked-away neighborhood, ready for immediate occupancy, under $300,000. The home in Fair Oaks boasts granite, is an updated and spacious single-level and offers country living in the city, priced under $400,000. The single-level home in Roseville features matted cherry cabinets throughout, granite counters, ceramic and marble floors, a popular model with a beautifully landscaped back yard, also priced under $400,000.

If you are a buyer working with the Elizabeth Weintraub Team, you’ll get first glimpse of these homes as they come on the market. All of our buyers tend to enjoy a bit of an edge in the Sacramento marketplace, and it’s not because they’re working with the smartest agents I know,  but that certainly helps.

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