Wednesday, April 19, 2017

New Listing - 7731 Rio Estrada Way, Sacramento, CA 95831

Elegant 3 bedrooms + loft, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,582 home in prestigious Dutra Bend at Riverlake in the Pocket / Greenhaven area. You will love the open floorplan with soaring ceilings, remodeled kitchen, bar, shutters, downstairs master suite with 3 closets, dual sinks, jetted tub, and separate shower. Loft/possible 4th bedrooms with built-in entertainment center, professionally landscaped front and back yards with brick patio and fountain. 3-car attached garage, whole house fan, newer central heat and air, spa hook-ups. River access is across the street, HOA includes roving security, access to a private lake and more! HOA dues $54.91/mo. Offered at $659,000. For more photos, 3D tour, and information visit 7731 Rio Estrada Way, Sacramento, CA 95831.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Family fun at the 2017 SF Giants Home Opener...

Gotta love my annual family tradition -- I have attended 18 of the last 19 Giants home season openers in San Francisco. So much fun...and the Giants won this year, which was a bonus considering they have been beaten up a little bit to start the season. For me, this is the most wonderful time of the year!

18 out of 19 years...My brother Matt and I started our little tradition by going to opening day in 1999, which was the last season the Giants played at Candlestick Park. He has not missed one since, and sadly I could not go in 2010 because I was being installed as the Treasurer of the Masters Club and could not miss the installation event. My parents (who are divorced btw) joined us in 2000, and for the last several years one or both of them joins us, and of course my husband Greg, and Matt's girlfriend Vanessa have been coming with us for several years too. Love my family, and love my Giants. <3 p="">

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Officially an Outstanding Life Member of the Sacramento Association of Realtors Masters Club!

This last week I was honored for my high level of productivity as a Sacramento Realtor, and designated as an Outstanding Life Member of the Masters Club. To qualify as a member of the Masters Club, a Realtor must be in approximately the top 8-10% of all Realtors in Sacramento.

The criteria for being an Outstanding Life Member is qualifying for the Masters Club for 10 out of the last 15 years. I am 10-for-10, having qualified for 10 years in a row!

I am definitely among the youngest members of this elite crowd at the age of 38. This was the culmination of a decade of hard work, including time serving on the Masters Club Steering Committee and as its President in 2012! Many thanks to all of my clients who entrusted me with their real estate transactions. I look forward to many more years as a top producing Realtor.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Sacramento Ranked 6th Hottest Housing Market in United States

Realtor Magazine today ranked Sacramento the 6th Hottest Housing Market in the country, which is up one notch from 7th last month. In fact, six of the top ten markets are in California. This is not at all surprising, since the market is hitting its spring fever time of the year. There are A LOT of buyers in the market, and not nearly enough homes to satisfy the demand. My listings are getting multiple offers and selling above their listing prices. I attribute that not only to the heat of the market, but also to my stellar property marketing that involves staging, professional photography, virtual tours, and all kinds of other cool stuff. And I am advising my buyers on how to strategically craft their offers to stand out from the other ones, without going too crazy on price. Anyway, if you are interested to know how much your Sacramento home might sell for, click here and I am happy to provide you with an analysis. And if you are looking to buy a home, click here and I am happy to set up a custom portal for you that will notify you of new listings that match your search criteria. Happy spring!

Monday, March 20, 2017

My clients and I quoted in a Comstock's Magazine article about millennial home buyers in Sacramento suburbs...

Last week Comstock's Magazine ran a little teaser online for their story that appears both in print this month and online -- "The Great Millennial Migration."

Millennials, if you aren't in the know, were born between roughly 1980 - the mid 1990's.That would put their ages in the mid 20's to mid/late 30's.  I work with lots of homebuyers of all ages, including many millennials. Contrary to some common stereotypes that most of them still live in their parents' basements, LOTS of millennials do buy homes. Yes. A lot of them. And their wants and needs aren't all that dissimilar from other Sacramento home buyers I work with. It's a matter of priority. What's important?

For single or partnered (millennials), they frequently value the ability to walk to happy hour and want to be somewhere conducive to that lifestyle...for those who have or want kids, they more frequently ditch happy hour in favor of being able to walk their kids to a good school.

So check out the features quotes and a completely adorable photo of some of my clients, Aaron and Jamie, as well as quotes from clients Jonathan and Suzie.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

New Listing - 7110 Stella Lane, Unit 13, Carmichael, CA 95608

Adorable ground level 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,000sf condo unit tucked away in a serene complex in Carmichael. You will love the easy access, spacious floorplan, cozy fireplace, newer carpet and paint, laminate flooring, updated kitchen with newer cabinets and granite counters, updated bathrooms, inside laundry. Big bedrooms, lots of storage space. Master suite has private patio. Nicely manicured setting, homeowners association has private pool and clubhouse. Located minutes from shopping and American River access! Don't wait! Offered at $164,900. HOA dues $335/mo. For more photos and information please visit 7110 Stella Lane #13, Carmichael, CA 95608.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Featured in Comstock's Magazine Online Edition today...

I was featured in Comstock's Magazine's online edition today...this is a teaser for a couple of articles my buyer clients and I are quoted in that will run later this month. I was asked these two questions -- (1) What is the biggest change in your industry in the past year?, and (2) What do you see as the biggest change on the horizon in the year to come?

No, I didn't say anything snarky about the Cubs 2016 World Series victory and how the Giants pitching acquisitions will help them in 2017. To read the piece, click here.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Scam alert -- do not pay for a copy of your grant deed after you close escrow!

One of my recently closed buyer clients texted me this week asking about some mail he received. The mail looked pretty official and claimed for $83 the service would mail the new owner a copy of the newly recorded Grant Deed. It went on to list several reasons having a copy of the deed would be important...but there is a key issue with this letter -- it is a total scam.

New owners will receive a copy of the recorded Grant Deed directly from the Sacramento County Recorders Office within a month or so of closing at no added expense. Letters like these typically come within a week or so of closing, before the deed is received in the mail.

Buyers and new homeowners -- keep in mind that once you purchase a property, that record of ownership becomes public and your information will be purchased by 3rd parties. New homeowners receive all kinds of solicitations in the mail for things like life insurance, homeowners insurance, refinancing (already!), alarm installation, and other nonsense like this.

My client commented that this offer looked "very official." It does...but thankfully they were suspicious because they read the fine print that said "this offer has not been approved, or endorsed by any government agency." I warn my clients to be on the lookout for stuff like this and let them know they can always contact me with questions. Don't be fooled!

On another note, if one of my clients ever does need a copy of their grant deed and can't find their copy, I can easily obtain a replacement copy at no expense. Or you can request a copy from the Sacramento County Recorders Office by mail and pay a small fee ($13 for the first page, $2 for each additional page).