Friday, April 5, 2024

New Listing - 4812 Martsmith Way, Fair Oaks, CA 95628

Having been impeccably maintained by the original owners for over two decades, this 3 bedroom + den, 2.5 bathroom and 2,382 square foot Fair Oaks home is ready for a new owner. Venture inside the formal entry, and you will immediately fall in love with this home. The kitchen is the ideal place to prepare a gourmet meal, with granite counters, a center island, an expansive breakfast bar counter, abundant cabinets and a pantry – it opens to the great room and an eat-in nook and overlooks the backyard through a sunny bank of French doors and expansive windows. Retreat to the downstairs primary suite, offering two closets, a built-in cabinetry and backyard access via a serene covered deck. The luxurious ensuite primary bathroom has a separate oversized soaking tub and shower, as well as a large vanity area with dual sinks and a walk-in closet. Downstairs also find a large formal dining room, a spacious den which is an ideal fourth bedroom or home office, an inside laundry room with a utility sink and cabinets, as well as a one-half bathroom. Upstairs, find two large bedrooms and a hallway bathroom with dual sinks and a tub/shower. Venture outside to your professionally-designed backyard oasis, that is the ideal place to entertain! There are abundant options for coffee and conversation, or the ideal al fresco dinner party on a pleasant evening. It features a built-in outdoor kitchen, a flagstone firepit with a gas starter, a waterfall, creek and pond, vast areas of stained concrete decking and a covered patio as well as a deck and pergola off the primary suite. Don’t miss the three-car garage with a widened driveway and space ideal for recreational vehicles. Awarded North State Building Industry Association Home Tour's "Best Value Custom Spec" in 2000, and this fully lives up to the hype! Enjoy being close in proximity to award-winning schools, Miller Park, Phoenix Park, the American River Parkway, Lake Natoma and Sac State Aquatic Center, and more. Don't wait! Offered at $879,900. For more photos and a 3D virtual tour, please visit 4812 Martsmith Way, Fair Oaks, CA 956628.

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

New Listing: 7729 Sunset Avenue & 7864 Greenridge Way (DUPLEX), Fair Oaks, CA 95628

Excellent turn-key investment opportunity with this renovated well-maintained Fair Oaks duplex! Convenient, high-demand corner location looks a lot like a single family home -- with one address on Sunset Avenue, and one address on Greenridge Way. 7729 Sunset Avenue unit has 2bd/2ba + 2-car attached garage. You will love the updated kitchen with stainless appliances. Large primary suite with remodeled ensuite bathroom. Spacious hallway bedroom and hallway bathroom. Stunningly landscaped backyard with large trex deck and patio area. 7864 Greenridge Way unit has 2bd/1ba + 2-car attached garage. You will love the low-maintenance laminate floors throughout, large bedrooms, and updated bathroom. Each side has dual pane windows, ceiling fans, central heat & air, and washer/dryer hookups. Composition roof with 2-year certification. New siding and trim installed and exterior paint in 2023. Per assessor a HUGE 0.36ac lot. Located near shopping, public transportation, parks, award-winning schools, and easy access to public transportation. Income and expenses available upon request, as well as a complete list of updates/remodeling. DO NOT DISTURB TENANTS. Offered at $649,900. 3D Virtual Tour for Sunset Unit Link. 3D Virtual Tour for Greenridge Unit Link. For more photos and additional detail, please visit 7729 Sunset Avenue & 7864 Greenridge Way, Fair Oaks, CA 95628.

Saturday, February 17, 2024

New Listing - 4621 Mead Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95822

Lovingly maintained by the same family for nearly 6 decades, this impeccable 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom, approximately 1,122sf South Land Park Estates home is the perfect blank canvas for your personal touch! Enter to find a spacious living room and cozy fireplace. The original wood floors gleam throughout. Through the dining room, you will find an adorable kitchen with a wall oven, separate cooktop, and lots of counter and storage space. Large hallway bedrooms, and a hallway bathroom with a separate tub and shower. Through the backdoor, you will find an large patio and backyard with lots of sunny space to garden or play! And the possibilities are endless with an attached separate unit with approximately 536sf more space, with an additional 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom -- an amazing feature for a home office, extra storage, or to host extra guests or family. All this with a composition roof, central HVAC, newer water heater, and 2-car garage. And location, location, location just a quick hop skip and a jump from William Land Park, the Zoo, restaurants, shopping, award-winning K-12 schools, and more. Don't wait! Offered at $525,000. For more photos, information, and a 3D tour, please visit 4621 Mead Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95822.

Friday, January 12, 2024

New Listing - 4600 Georgian Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95821

Your search is over! This exceptionally maintained Engle Oaks / Arden Arcade 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1533sf home is ready for a new owner! You will love the light and bright floorplan. Step inside the formal entry to find a large family room with a fireplace and large picture window overlooking the backyard. Remodeled kitchen with solid ceramic heat/stain-resistant counters, full backsplash, and stainless appliances. Formal dining area has exposed beam ceilings. Large hallway bedrooms, and remodeled hallway bathroom with a tub/shower combo and dual sinks. Enviable primary suite has an ensuite updated bathroom with custom stall shower enclosure and newer vanity cabinets. Freshly painted interior. Dual pane windows with custom coverings. Luxury vinyl plank and tile floors throughout. Lots of recent major updates including a new roof and gutter guards in 2023, new heat pump HVAC in 2020, new electrical main panel in 2018, new water heater in 2017. HUGE park-like backyard with lots of sunny space to garden or play, patio area, 0.24ac corner lot and wide swinging side gate to accommodate RV access and all your toys. Section 1 & 2 pest clearance work recently completed. Attached 2-car garage. All this is located near award-winning k-12 schools, parks, & more. Don't wait! Offered at $509,000. For more photos, information, and a 3D virtual tour visit 4600 Georgian Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95821.

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

New Listing - 8147 Walnut Villa Way, Fair Oaks, CA 95628

8147 Walnut Villa Way Fair Oaks CA 95628 listing agent Erin Stumpf Coldwell Banker 9163421372
Stunning single-level 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2,752sf Fair Oaks home with unmatched style and features - many upgrades within the last 3 years abound! You will love the light and bright layout. Formal entry foyer, and to your left find a huge family room with high coffered ceilings, or straight ahead your enormous separate formal living room with handsome fireplace and wet bar. Fabulously renovated kitchen with abundant storage space, newer appliances, quartz counters and stone backsplash, and featuring a breakfast bar and eat-in dining area. Enviable primary suite has backyard access, with roomy walk-in closet, ensuite bathroom with dual sinks, separate tub and shower. 3 spacious hallway bedrooms, and hallway bathroom has dual sinks and a separate tub and shower. Newer luxury waterproof vinyl flooring flows seamlessly throughout the home. Updated electrical, newer light fixtures, newer ceiling fans, and newer window shades and shutters! Huge laundry room with lots of storage cabinets and sink. Backyard is an outdoor oasis with a large covered concrete patio, newer fencing, irrigation, and lots of sunny space to garden or play! 3-car garage. Metal roof. This home offers the perfect blend of style, functionality, and proximity to highly-rated schools, parks, shopping and more. Don't wait! Offered at $825,000. For more photos and a 3D Virtual Tour, please visit 8147 Walnut Villa Way, Fair Oaks, CA 95628.

Friday, October 27, 2023

New Listing - 7943 Eskdale Court, Sacramento, CA 95829

This well-maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,339sf Churchill Downs Sacramento home is the perfect blank canvas for your personal touches. You will love the spacious, light and bright floorplan. Large living room overlooks the front yard and open floorplan flows into the kitchen and family room. Enviable kitchen features lots of counter space, breakfast bar, and has an adjacent formal dining area. Large hallway bedrooms! Primary suite has lots of closet space and an ensuite bathroom with dual sinks and a stall shower. Large covered patio space is the perfect place to enjoy coffee and conversation, or for al fresco dining while entertaining guests on a crisp evening. Big backyard with lots of sunny space to garden or play. Attached 2-car attached garage. Newer central heat and air replaced in 2021, and newer water heater replaced in 2018. Tile roof. All this located in close to parks, Elk Grove Unified k-12 schools, shopping, restaurants, & more. Don't wait! Offered at $479,900. For more photos and a 3D virtual tour, please visit 7943 Eskdale Court, Sacramento, CA 95829.

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

New Listing - 9029 Willowberry Way, Elk Grove, CA 95758

This 3 bedroom + den, 2  bathroom, 1,639sf Park Meadows Elk Grove home is ready for a new beginning. This is the perfect blank canvas for your personal touches and with some TLC it will shine again. You will love the spacious, light and bright open layout. Enter to find a large great room with a cozy fireplace. Do not miss the den/front room through the double doors off the entryway that makes for a perfect 4th bedroom or home office! Spacious kitchen with an island, lots of counter space, and large pantry closet. Large hallway bedrooms and hall bathroom with roll-in shower. Lots of storage. Primary bedroom boasts a door to the backyard, tall ceilings, large closet, double sinks, and a separate shower and tub. Large yard has lots of sunny space to garden or play. Attached 2-car attached garage. All this is located in close proximity to Hwy 99, award-winning k-12 schools, parks, Elk Grove Creek trail and nature preserve, shopping, restaurants, & more. Don't wait! Offered at $449,900. For more photos and a 3D virtual tour, please visit 9029 Willowberry Way, Elk Grove, CA 95758.

Friday, September 1, 2023

Top 10 Budget-Friendly Home Repairs and Improvements to Boost Value and Prepare Your Sacramento Home for Sale

Whether vacant or occupied, most homes will benefit from cost-effective minor repairs or improvements that will enhance your home's appeal to potential home buyers. Preparing your Sacramento home for sale doesn't have to break the bank. In my experience helping Sacramento sellers prepare their homes for sale, here are the top 10 budget-friendly upgrades that can help you maximize your home's value and make it more enticing to prospective buyers

As a note -- as you work through the to-do list to prepare your home for sale, maintain a running record of what you have done to add to your property disclosures. Also, it is worth mentioning that while these cosmetic improvements go a long way to help your home visually appeal to buyers, I strongly recommend performing some pre-listing inspections as well for the sake of disclosure -- I wrote a separate post about that. I welcome your call (916-342-1372) if you have any questions and to see if we are a fit to work together. I also have a full slate of professionals who can assist in tackling a lot of pre-listing to-do's.

(1) Deep Cleaning: Let's start with the basics. A sparkling clean home is just flat out more appealing to home buyers. At the most basic level, roll up your sleeves and thoroughly clean the house. Consider hiring a professional cleaning service to tackle those hard-to-reach spots and ensure your home is spotless for showings. 

(2) Declutter and Depersonalize: A seller client I recently met with said she was going to try to make her home look like an "AirBnb" unit - stylishly minimalist. This is the perfect way to think about it. Decluttering is really key and costs little to nothing just to pack and put things away (something you will need to do anyway eventually) -- or you might even make a few bucks if you have a garage sale. Less is more. Remove excess furniture and personal items, or rearrange furniture if necessary -- creating a clean, open space that allows buyers to envision their own belongings in the home. 

(3) Refresh Interior Paint: A fresh coat of paint can work wonders in transforming the look and feel of your home. It is usually not necessary to paint the entire interior of a home. Typically I would suggest focusing on high-traffic areas and possibly neutralizing loud colors -- painting rooms entirely white is actually the trend at the moment and will create a crisp, clean look. If you think just a simple touch-up may work well, test a small area first and let it dry before you invest a lot of time with touch-up. Oftentimes touch-up will be more work than just repainting an entire wall and may look muddled or worse than before. 

(4) Enhance Curb Appeal: First impressions matter. Spend some effort to improve your home's curb appeal. A fresh coat of paint on the exterior of the front door or on the front window trim goes a long way to brighten things up. Planting colorful flowers, trimming overgrown bushes, and adding a fresh layer of mulch to your garden beds can significantly enhance your home's exterior. 

(5) Touch-Up Exterior Landscape: In addition to curb appeal, invest in small landscaping projects like trimming trees, mowing the lawn, and filling in any bare spots with grass seed. A well-maintained yard adds value. 

(6) Update Plugs and Switches: Replace your dingy almond colored light switches and plugs with new white ones. The before and after appearance will really shock you (pun intended). 

(7) Replace Fixtures: Replacing outdated light fixtures, faucets, or doorknobs and hinges can give your home a more modern and cohesive look. You'd be surprised how much of a difference this can make. 

(8) Minor Kitchen Updates: While a kitchen remodel can be costly, there are budget-friendly ways to refresh this crucial selling point. Consider painting or restaining cabinets, updating cabinet door and drawer hardware, or adding a backsplash for a more contemporary look. 

(9) Repair Leaks and Drips: Fix any leaky faucets or running toilets. Do not forget to look at your exterior hose bibs and sprinkler heads as well. These minor plumbing issues may seem insignificant but can signal to buyers that there are larger maintenance problems lurking. Plumbing leaks can also be the cause of future damage, so best to knock those out as soon as you can anyway.

(10) Enhance Lighting: Nice ambient lighting can make your home feel more spacious and inviting. Replace burnt out bulbs with new ones. Replace old bulbs with brighter, energy-efficient ones, and consider adding inexpensive floor or table lamps in darker areas. Note -- ensure all of the bulbs in each room emit the same color temperature. "Soft White" tends to be warm and yellowish. However "Daylight" tends to has a more bluish tone. If you combine different colors in the same room, the lighting will be distracting to look at.

Preparing your Sacramento home for sale on a budget is entirely possible, and these 10 cost-effective strategic improvements are a great place to start. With a little time and effort, you can significantly increase your home's appeal to potential buyers and potentially raise its value. Ideally, sellers should strive to present a well-maintained, clean and inviting space.