Monday, June 10, 2024

Homeowners could save on monthly utility bills by replacing old appliances...

When it comes to making your home more energy-efficient, the kitchen can be a great place to start. Older appliances, especially those that are 20-30 years old, can be significant energy hogs compared to modern models. Thanks to advancements in technology and stricter energy regulations, new kitchen appliances are far more efficient, offering substantial savings on your energy bills.

Monday, June 3, 2024

New Listing - 4060 Vista Way, Davis, CA 95618

Loved by one family for over four decades, this 4 bedroom 2 bathroom, 2,171sf El Macero Vista home in South Davis is ready for a new owner. This is the perfect blank canvas for your personal touches. You will love the spacious, light and bright layout. Enter into the foyer. A large living room overlooks the backyard, and connects to an adjacent large formal dining area. Cute kitchen opens to the family room and has a large breakfast counter. The family room features a cozy fireplace and built-in shelving. Enviable laundry room features an enormous storage pantry! The primary suite has abundant light, and an ensuite bathroom with dual sinks, dual closets, and a stall shower. Down the hallway find three more over-sized bedrooms. Hallway bathroom has dual sinks and a tub/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 garage. Central heat & air. Home was recently re-plumbed in 2023 with new pipe. All this located in close proximity to award-winning k-12 schools, public transit, parks, the Davis Bike Loop, Nugget Market, UC Davis, the freeway, and more! The possibilities are endless! Don't wait! Offered at $849,900. For more photos and a 3D virtual tour, please visit 4060 Vista Way, Davis, CA 95618.

Thursday, May 30, 2024

New listing - 12083 Kirkwood St, Herald, CA 95638

Perfect blend of modern amenities & equestrian facilities on a sprawling 10-acre parcel. Enjoy panoramic 360-degree views of picturesque landscape, and take in gorgeous sunrises & sunsets from your patio. The heart of this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, 2,179sf  home is the expansive kitchen, w/stainless appliances, double oven, & breakfast counter. Formal dining area w/built-in hutch. Great room boasts beautiful pine ceilings & a fireplace w/insert. The primary suite has a walk-in closet and enjoys direct access to the patio & hot tub hookups. Remodeled ensuite primary bathroom w/ soaking tub, separate shower, & dual sinks. Large hallway bedrooms, each w/a walk-in closet. Hallway bathroom has dual sinks & tub/shower. Immense bank of several storage cabinets in the hallway. The oversized attached 851sf (per assessor) 2-car garage. Private home office room has a built-in desk & walk-in closet. Long gravel driveway offers ample parking for guests & RVs. There's plenty of room for gardening, playing, livestock grazing, horses, & large equipment or toys, making it an ideal property for those seeking a versatile outdoor lifestyle. Paradise for horse enthusiasts with 36' x 76' horse barn equipped with lighting, electrical, & plumbing. 8 horse stalls + storage/tack room. Fenced pastures & 120-ft round horse arena. Don't wait! Offered at $1,050,000. For more photos, 3D virtual tour, and information please visit 12083 Kirkwood St, Herald, CA  95638.

Thursday, May 16, 2024

New Listing - 5056 Deerpark Circle, Fair Oaks, CA 95628

This impeccable 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,290sf Fair Oaks home offers the perfect blend of comfort, convenience, and luxury! You will love the open layout. Enter to find a spacious living room with large sunny windows, which flows into the large dining space and kitchen. The kitchen overlooks the backyard and is the perfect set-up for entertaining, featuring white cabinets, stone countertops, stainless appliances, and a convenient breakfast bar area. Hallway bedrooms are spacious and the updated hallway bathroom is tastefully appointed with a tiled tub/shower combo and tile floors. The primary suite offers a spacious retreat, complete with a large closet featuring organizers. The ensuite bathroom has been updated with a luxurious walk-in shower. The newer HVAC installed in 2019 provides year-round comfort. Outside, the front yard features low-water landscaping and drip irrigation, offering both curb appeal and sustainability. The backyard is an outdoor oasis! Enjoy sunny days lounging around or swimming in the built-in pool. A professionally installed patio cover and stamped concrete patio area create a stylish space for al fresco dining and relaxation. Dual pane windows, composition roof with new gutters. 2-car garage. All this is located conveniently near award-winning schools, parks, and shopping. Don't wait! Offered at $519,000. For more photos, a 3D virtual tour, and more information please visit 5056 Deerpark Circle, Fair Oaks, CA 95628.

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Installing new flooring? Here are a few things to consider...

Yesterday I had the pleasure of facilitating some contractor visits and bids for one of my buyer clients who is relocating to Carmichael from another state. My buyer client was in town just for the day so we wanted to pack as much into a few hours as possible. 

Flooring is among the home improvements that my client is considering before her family moves in. 

Choosing between laminate and luxury vinyl plank (LVP) flooring can be a tough decision, but understanding key criteria can help you make the right choice for your home. A few things to consider:

  • Durability and waterproofing are crucial factors. While laminate offers decent durability, LVP takes the lead with its waterproof properties, making it ideal for areas prone to moisture like kitchens and bathrooms. 
  • Price versus value is another consideration. While laminate tends to be more budget-friendly initially, LVP may offer superior long-term value due to its durability and resistance to water damage, potentially saving you money on repairs or replacements down the line. 
  • Lighter-colored flooring can also make a room appear larger and more spacious. Both laminate and LVP come in a variety of shades, allowing you to choose the perfect hue to enhance your space. 
  • Since both laminate and LVP designs are printed on the planks, it is also important to understand how many repeating designs there are...if all of the planks look the same, your installation may look a little weird. Versus if there are 12 different plank designs that can be spread out across a room, the floor will look more natural. Be sure to check to see how many different plank designs there are.
  • When installing new flooring, it's essential to consider the baseboards as well. Opting for flat surface baseboards over beveled ones can make cleaning and dusting much easier, ensuring your floors look pristine with minimal effort.
  • Ultimately, whether you choose laminate or LVP depends on your priorities and budget. If durability and waterproofing are top concerns, LVP might be the better option. However, if you're working with a tighter budget and don't require waterproofing, laminate can still provide a stylish and cost-effective solution.
My client chose a middle-grade LVP (the one to the far left in the photo) and a 5-inch flat baseboard! I think it will look super nice.

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.

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Profiled in the March 2024 Sacramento Real Producers Magazine

It is kinda neat and definitely an honor to be profiled in the Sacramento Real Producers Magazine. The article profiles the series of life events leading to my nearly 19-year career as a top-producing agent, as well as my passion for service to the Sacramento, California, and National Associations of Realtors, and advocacy on behalf of our profession. You can read the entire article here.