Friday, September 16, 2022

New Listing - 3412 Kevin Court, Sacramento, CA 95821

This exceptional 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,360sf Arden home is ready for a new owner! You will love the open, light and bright floorplan. Step inside to find a large family room with built-in storage, a fireplace, and large sunny picture window overlooking the front yard. Updated kitchen features granite counters, island with a farmhouse sink and breakfast bar, and stainless appliances, and opens to the large family room. Large hallway bedrooms, and remodeled hallway bathroom with a lovely clawfoot tub with shower. Enviable primary suite has dual closet spaces! Added 2nd bathroom has a tiled stall shower. Freshly painted interior. Wood floors throughout. Metal roof, central heat and air, dual pane windows, custom window shutters, brand new concrete driveway, walkways and patio. Backyard has lots of sunny space to garden or play, and a large storage shed. Section 1 and 2 pest clearance. All this is located near award-winning k-12 schools, parks, shopping, & easy freeway access and more. Don't wait! Offered at $499,000. For more photos, information, and a virtual 3D Walkthrough please visit 3412 Kevin Court, Sacramento, CA 95821.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

New Listing - 3833 Arrowhead Drive, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Lovingly maintained by the same owner for nearly 4 decades, this impeccable 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,745sf El Dorado Hills home is ready to be somebody's new beginning, and is the perfect blank canvas for your personal touches. You will love the spacious layout. The sizable kitchen is open to the family room and offers a pantry with lots of counter and storage space. The formal living room has vaulted ceilings, a cozy fireplace and overlooks an attached screened-in sunroom, and the backyard. Primary suite has lots of windows, french doors to the backyard, remodeled bathroom with clawfoot tub and walk-in closet. Large hallway bedrooms and updated hallway bathroom. HUGE, park-like backyard with lots of sunny space to garden or play, a lovely gazebo, and a built-in swimming pool. 2-car attached garage, backyard storage shed. All this located directly across from Peter Bertelsen Memorial Park and close proximity to k-12 schools, parks, shopping, restaurants & convenient freeway access, and more. Don't wait! Offered at $575,000. For more photos, information, and a 3D virtual walkthrough, please visit 3833 Arrowhead Drive, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762.

Saturday, September 10, 2022

New Listing - 8409 Dara Way, Sacramento, CA 95828

This adorable 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,384sf fixer-upper is the perfect blank canvas for your personal touches and renovation. You will love the light and bright floorplan, spacious living room, indoor laundry area, large bedrooms. Tile flooring throughout living areas. Primary bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with dual sinks, stall shower and large closet. Attached 2-car garage. HUGE backyard with lots of sunny space to garden or play. The possibilities are endless! Location location location, with close proximity to public transportation, shopping, restaurants, Elk Grove Unified K-12 schools, parks, convenient freeway access, and more! Don't wait! Offered at $349,900. For more photos and a 3D virtual walkthrough, please visit 8409 Dara Way, Sacramento, CA 95828.

Friday, August 19, 2022

Ranked in the Top 5% of Realtors by Homesnap for the first half of 2022

Homesnap released out its mid-year agent rankings this week, and apparently for the first half of 2022 I am ranked in the Top 5% -- which is their highest tier. Pretty cool. It has been a busy year thus far and I appreciate my clients for their trust in the home buying or selling process.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

A little off time at high elevation...

My husband Greg and I love hiking whenever we can get away, and last weekend we took 3 days to disconnect and summit three peaks -- Mount Rose, Granite Chief, and Mount Lola.

This was our second time summiting Mount Rose -- while this was the highest elevation peak of our weekend, it was the easiest and least-technical climb with a well-marked and manicured trail.

We had attempted to summit Granite Chief several years ago and actually got a little lost that time...whoops! During that prior hike there was still snow on the ground and we could not find the trail markers. With no snow this time around, the trail was less confusing to navigate. It was beautiful! And the most difficult of the three hikes of the weekend. That last half mile or so is STEEP! 

Mount Lola was the most beautiful hike of the weekend. We had a tough time finding the trailhead, it was raining, and we nearly aborted the hike before it started! But, we did find the trailhead and the rain let up. What a gorgeous hike -- the wildflowers were in full bloom and it was truly amazing. We saved the best for last. 

Shout out to my awesome assistant Sean who helped my clients while Greg and I goofed off. Gotta get away!

Monday, July 18, 2022

See an interest rate that looks too good to be true? It probably is.

This week one of my buyer clients texted me because she was SO excited that she found a low interest rate from an online lender. But it was indeed too good to be true when reading the fine print.

Based on current rates, based on her downpayment, credit score, and the rest of her lending scenario -- she was quoted a 5.5% interest rate from a local lender. Then she went online, clicked on an ad, and was quoted 4.375%. WOW was she excited.

I asked her to send me the estimate provided by that lender, and sure as anything -- it was indeed (excuse my French) COMPLETE BS.

The online lender who shall remain nameless -- in order to get this bait and switch interest rate -- was charging $14,573 in up-front fees to get that rate. That is approximately 4.396% of the loan amount of $330,000. Absolutely insane.

That 5.5% interest rate she had been quoted by the local lender was with zero in up-front fees.

The lesson here? Read the fine print. Compare apples to apples. And if you do not understand what you are looking at -- ask the loan officer to explain it to you. Ask your agent to help you. Ask a friend or family member who has purchased a home in the past to help you.

Once I pointed this out to my client she was absolutely horrified! She decided to stick with her local lender, who is awesome and invited her into the office to make sure she had a clear understanding of rates and terms.



Wednesday, July 13, 2022

New Listing - 5911 Revelstok Drive, Sacramento, CA 95842

This adorable 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,478sf fixer-upper is the perfect blank canvas for your personal touches and renovation. You will love the light and bright floorplan, spacious living room, indoor laundry area, large bedrooms. Primary bedroom has a large sitting area and ensuite bathroom. Attached 2-car garage. Huge backyard covered patio, and with lots of sunny space to garden or play. The possibilities are endless! Location location location, with close proximity to public transportation, shopping, restaurants, k-12 schools, parks, convenient freeway access, and more! Termite and roof inspections available. Don't wait! Offered at $325,000. For more details and photos, please visit 5911 Revelstok Drive, Sacramento, CA 95842.