Monday, January 17, 2022
Thursday, January 6, 2022
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Buyer A: Carmichael, Arden/Arcade - this buyer is looking for a minimum of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and about 1200sf. They do not mind something that needs a little updating and are not scared by a fixer property. They'd love a smallish, low-maintenance lot (like .15ac or less, ideally). They are well-qualified for a conventional loan up to about $450,000.
Buyer B: Carmichael, Arden/Arcade, Fair Oaks - this buyer is looking for a single level 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home under 2,000sf that is nicely remodeled. Specifically they want a remodeled kitchen that opens to the living space. They specifically do not want a swimming pool. They'd love a lot that already has a shed/workshop or space to build one. They are well-qualified for a conventional loan up to about $750,000.
Buyer C: Land Park, Hollywood Park, East Sacramento, Med Center, Tahoe Park - this buyer is looking for a 2 bedroom, ideally at least 1.5 bathrooms (2 full preferred). They do not mind something that needs a little updating, but would also love something updated and turn key. They are well-qualified for a conventional loan up to about $700,000.
Buyer D: Carmichael/Del Dayo - this buyer is specifically looking for the Del Dayo neighborhood or very close to it, to be within the school boundaries of Del Dayo Elementary. They are looking for a minimum of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1600sf, and would love a built-in pool or a pool-sized yard that can accommodate a future pool. They do not mind a fixer. Their budget is around $675,000.
Buyer E: Sacramento neighborhoods south of 50, east of Hwy 99 as far south as Florin Road - this buyer is looking for a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom single family home (not a halfplex). Ideally not a fixer. They are well-qualified for a conventional loan up to about $400,000.
Buyer F: West Sacramento/Southport - this buyer is looking for a home in the Bridgeway Lakes community that is 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and 2700sf or more. They are well-qualified for a conventional loan up to about $650,000.
Buyer G: Midtown, Downtown, East Sacramento - this buyer is looking for a 4+ bedroom, 2+ bathroom, 2,400sf+ home on the grid that is within a short distance to the state Capitol, restaurants, shops, etc. Ideally it is a higher density home or condo that is newer construction or significantly remodeled. It must have a garage and at least a small ground-level patio yard. Electric vehicle charger is a plus. They are well-qualified for a conventional loan up to about $1.3M.
Buyer H: Oak Park, Tahoe Park, Rosemont, College Greens - this buyer is looking for a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home that is not a fixer. Would love an open-floorplan if possible, and an above average sized yard (like .12ac+). They are well-qualified for a conventional loan up to $450,000.
Buyer I: Arden/Arcade, Carmichael - this buyer is looking for a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home of a minimum of 1600sf. They would prefer something turn-key and would love an open floorplan. They do not want to be on or adjacent to a busy street. They are well-qualified for a conventional loan up to $700,000.
Buyer J: Rocklin, Roseville - this buyer is looking for a turn-key/modern or renovated minimum of 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, and 1800sf or larger home single story gated community. Must have a formal entryway and an open floorplan. 55+ active adult community would be a plus. A beautiful view would also be a plus. Cash buyer, budget is up to about $1.2M.
Buyer K: Arden/Arcade, Carmichael - this buyer is looking for a small studio or one bedroom condo. Must have indoor laundry in the unit. Ideally ground level entrance and single level unit. Needs to be turn-key. They are well-qualified for a conventional loan up to $200,000.
Again if any of these sound like you or someone you know, please drop me a line!
Monday, December 6, 2021
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Thursday, November 18, 2021
So I am 10 years older now. I still think I look like my younger self, but I don't need to live in my younger, less-wrinkled, blonde highlighted days. I mean I do want my new clients to recognize me the first time we meet!
I hate having my picture taken...so here's to hoping this one takes me into my 50's. And I am sure by then I will have more wrinkles and at least a touch of gray. LOL
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Featured in NPR's Marketplace for a story relating to what pandemic real estate trends will endure after the pandemic...
Of course, in the early days of the pandemic, we often found ourselves isolating at home, avoiding contact with others. Surfing home listings online was not a new thing, but in light of in-person home showings being more difficult and potentially unsafe to do, and open houses were literally illegal to conduct, more agents incorporated virtual tours into their marketing repertoire. This is something I have done to market my listings for years, but in the pandemic I noticed that virtual tours became more widely adopted.
Some virtual tours are more sophisticated than others. The professional photographer I work with uses a really cool tool called a "Matterport" camera that captures 3D video of a home so you can virtually walk through it. It's super awesome. Others just do hand-held iphone walk-through videos posted to Youtube. But you get the idea. I do think home buyers and sellers alike will come to expect this sort of thing.
I have also noticed more "virtual staging" in listing photos. This is essentially photoshopped furniture into images of vacant rooms. You've probably seen this if you have looked through a lot of listings and not realized you were looking at virtual staging rather than real furniture.
The way appraisals are performed has changed as well. That shift toward a "hybrid appraisal" had already started before the pandemic, however the "Stay-at-Home" orders fueled a rapid adoption of hybrid appraisals. In a hybrid appraisal, someone documents the condition of the property, and sends information and photos to an appraiser who then completes the analysis of value. The appraiser him/herself does not visit the property. In the pandemic, sometimes the homeowners themselves would supply information (this practice of the homeowner providing the info was mostly contained to the early months of the pandemic and has not continued)! Agents are also sometimes asked to supply that information. Most often now, it seems that a 3rd party is sent to the home to quickly take photographs and collect other details. Then an appraiser in an office somewhere else does the analysis. The result is the appraisals that are conducted in this manner are delivered faster.
As a result, contractual timelines can be shortened. I do foresee these shortened timelines becoming more customary moving forward just because of the added convenience for everyone involved.
Anyway, listen to the broadcast and enjoy.