Feb. 22, 2018

889 Chromium Lane, West Sacramento, CA 95691

 

889 CHROMIUM LANE - $385,000

3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms | 1 Car Garage | 1,122 Sqft.

WELL LOVED IRONWORKS LOFT

A well loved and well maintained Ironworks home with plenty of opportunity for personalizing. Kitchen is up to date with stainless steel appliances and plenty of cabinet space. Its bright and cozy rooms gives off a vibrant vibe complemented by the smart floor plan and use of space. The prime location places you minutes away from Raley Field, The Barn, Golden 1 Center, State Capital, and Downtown-Midtown.

Posted in Listings
Feb. 21, 2018

Interview with Ryan Lundquist - Appraisal

 

Ryan has been appraising since 2003 and his clientele ranges from the everyday homeowner to government agencies. He currently runs the Sacramento Appraisal Blog, a top-rated blog listed by BiggerPockets and his goal is to educate the general public and real estate community on understanding the appraisal process, trends and issues. 

Forward to:

1:22 about Landscaping.

5:42  on information about New Homes, rare features, and value.

12:30 regarding Home improvements.

19:38 ADU Units and value estimates

33:34 for Pools and home value 

36:30 Central HVAC v.s. Ductless Split Systems

 

Posted in Live Interviews
Feb. 7, 2018

#Market Minute - Episode 5: Latest Sacramento Housing Stats

Check out the numbers below!
  • New Listings - 1020
  • Total Listings - 1575
  • Sold Listings - 965
  • REMAINING ~ 610
See more Sacramento real estate market statistics here.

In this month's episode of the #MarketMinute this is what you need to know:

For buyers in the market:
  • Get pre-approved! 
  • Very competitive
  • Be aggressive once you find that home you love. 
For sellers or those thinking about selling:
  • YES or YES, is now a great time to sell your home?
  • You need a great marketing plan. 
  • Despite the current trend, keep realistic expectations on price.
  • If its not compelling its not selling!
......And much more, so stay tuned!
Posted in Market Minute
Jan. 31, 2018

Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid when Buying a Home

 

Buying a home in today's competitive market can be stressful. Fortunately, today's buyer also has so much more available to them than ever  before. Technology such as smart phones, 360 degree video, Zillow.com and interactive marketing all provide the buyer real time information on any particular listing at the touch of an app. However with these advances some buyers are still entering the real estate market unprepared and end up losing out on good opportunities or worse, their dream home. Now how do you not become that regretful buyer? See below for our Top 5 mistakes to absolutely avoid when buying a home and how to come out on top whether its your first home or your fifth.

 

5. Not being active in your home search. Homes can be quick to sell and with today's technology the market moves in real time as previously mentioned. Your agent can provide you with so many resources but at the end it boils down to you actively seeking out that home you want.

4. Under qualified loan officer or financial advice. Once you begin your search you will form a trio: you (buyer), your agent, & your lender. As with any team its only as strong as its weakest link. If you have an average lender you will receive an average home buying experience which can include delayed closing, last minute unwanted financial surprises, and the "let me ask my supervisor about this one" responses you probably already get too often. 

We highly recommend you ask your realtor for their preferred home loan specialist, a good second choice would be with a personal referral from a credible source (family or friend who has recently bought a home).

3. Not understanding today's market conditions. What you hear on the news is not always prevalent across the board in regards to real estate. Not all neighborhoods, regions, and price ranges reflect what the mainstream market trends are. Take a minute and do some research specifically on the market conditions of your desired neighborhoods. This will reflect much more accurate information on what to expect when submitting your offer.

2. Waiting out to be Pre-Approved. Don't procrastinate! Get this process over with early on, from here you will find out what you can realistically afford and what your comfortable with financially. You can always go back and refresh your pre-approval when you decide you are truly ready. What you don't want is to find that perfect home you only assume you can afford and not be pre-approved. Today sellers will not bother to look at an offer without a pre-approval letter. 

1. Skipping the Buyer Consultation. By far this is the worse mistake to make as a new or soon to be home buyer. In the consultation you will learn about the home buying basics and overall process. Your agent will explain the current market trends, what to expect, the inspection and negotiation phases, repairs, and closing needs. By not receiving this information you will be severely under equipped for your home search and be left to chance in the market. Think of this as stepping out onto the field with your team (trio) and having not reviewed your playbook! 

We hope this information was valuable to you, click HERE for a free copy of our Buyer Consultation Packet. It has everything you need to prepare yourself for buying a home in today's competitive market.

Also don't hesitate to reach out to me if you are looking to buy a home today, tomorrow, in 6 months or a year. Let me be your resource for all your real estate needs. Click HERE now to schedule your FREE CONSULTATION.

 

 

Posted in Resources
Jan. 26, 2018

797 Ore Court, West Sacramento, CA 95691

 

797 ORE COURT - $417,000

2 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms | 1300 sqft. | 2 Car Garage

CONTEMPORARY IRONWORKS LOFT

A modern three story Ironworks loft-style home with original Ironworks features gives this home a unique feel while complimenting its smart floorplan that includes an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, large & open living area, and an upgraded bonus room. This home’s prime location places you minutes away from Raley Field, The Barn, Golden 1 Center, State Capital, and Downtown-Midtown.

 

 

Posted in Listings
Jan. 10, 2018

#Market Minute - Episode 4: Sacramento Housing Stats

Average days on market up, Average home price up!
  • New Listings - Down 24%
  • Pending Sales - Down 17%
  • Inventory - Down to 1.6 months
  • Average Price YOY - Up 8%
  • Days on Market - Up to 27 days
See more Sacramento real estate market statistics here.

In this month's episode of the #MarketMinute this is what you need to know:

For buyers in the market:
  • Get pre-approved! 
  • Meet with your local expert
  • Less competition. 
  • Don't wait! 
For sellers or those thinking about selling:
  • Winter seasonality = decrease competition.
  • Inventory is down.
  • The cold and wet won't stop serious buyers!
  • You need a great marketing plan. 
......And much more, so stay tuned!
Posted in Market Minute
Dec. 19, 2017

Interview with John Lockwood - Finances

Talk Real Estate and Finances with my special guest John Lockwood from Genovese Burford & Brothers. 

Posted in Live Interviews
Nov. 20, 2017

#Market Minute - Episode 3: Sacramento Housing Stats

 

Less new homes, more homes selling!
  • New Listings - Down 6.2%
  • Pending Sales - Up 4.2%
  • Inventory - Stagnant at 1.7 months
  • Average Price - Up 2%
  • Days on Market - Up to 25 days
What does this all mean...???

In this month's episode of the #MarketMinute this is what you need to know:

For buyers in the market:
  • Get pre-approved! 
  • Meet with an agent to understand the buying process.
  • Rates are down!
  • Don't wait! 
For sellers or thinking about selling:
  • Take advantage of this crunch!
  • Buyers are serious this time of the year!
  • Holidays wont stop the buying! 

 

Posted in Market Minute
Oct. 20, 2017

#Market Minute - Episode 2: Sacramento Housing Stats

 

Posted in Market Minute
Sept. 20, 2017

#Market Minute - Episode 1: Sacramento Housing Stats

Posted in Market Minute