Monday, June 27, 2022

New Listing - 4484 Edison Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95821

This exceptional 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,242sf Arden-Arcade 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 a fireplace and large picture window overlooking the front yard. Remodeled kitchen with granite counters, island with breakfast bar, full backsplash, and stainless appliances opens to the family room and formal dining area. Large hallway bedrooms, and remodeled hallway bathroom with a tub/shower combo and lots of storage. Enviable primary suite has dual closets! Ensuite remodeled bathroom has a tiled stall shower. Freshly painted interior. Laminate floors throughout. Composition roof, central HVAC, dual pane windows, inside laundry. HUGE park-like backyard with lots of sunny space to garden or play, and shaded covered patio. Newer electrical panel. Attached 2-car garage, extra wide driveway with paved side yard, and wide swinging side gate to accommodate your toys. All this is located near award-winning k-12 schools, parks, & more. Don't wait! Offered at $499,900. For more photos, detail, and a 3D virtual tour, please visit 4484 Edison Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95821.

Friday, June 24, 2022

Own or purchasing a property with racially restrictive covenants? Apply for a Restrictive Covenant Modification...

If you are buying a home and review the Preliminary Title Report, you may notice a new disclosure from your title/escrow company that accompanies the section of the report that covers the Covenants Conditions & Restrictions (aka, CC&Rs -- which are essentially the developer-imposed rules that govern a community). This disclosure was born from California Assembly Bill 1466 (McCarty) which created a process to provide home buyers information to proactively remove racially restrictive covenants at the time of purchase. This disclosure will be required starting July 1, 2022.

Sadly, the CC&Rs for many properties built in and around Sacramento County that were developed prior to the civil rights movement contain racially restrictive covenants. I sell several homes per year where the CC&Rs contain these covenants. I come across some really repugnant restrictions that were intended to permanently racially segregate neighborhoods. And I think most home buyers and homeowners are unaware these covenants exist.

Have you ever seen a racially restrictive covenant? They are horrifying. 

A couple years ago I was interviewed by Capital Public Radio about racially restrictive covenants. Here’s a snapshot of the CC&Rs of a property I sold that was built in 1944. “...but such property shall be restricted to persons of the Caucasian race forever.”

These CC&Rs are now legally null and void, however these records stay with the property even though they are unenforceable. Counties have an application process to remove racially restrictive covenants. Most home buyers and homeowners are unaware of this process, and I hope that this new legislation helps create awareness. Here are links to local county websites to their applications and more information:

If you are interested in the history of racially restrictive covenants, books like The Color of Law provide an overview. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

New Listing - 2664 Aramon Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Adorable and updated 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,309sf Rancho Cordova home! You will love the light and bright floorplan. Formal entryway leads to a spacious living room with a cozy fireplace and built-in shelving, and a huge picture window overlooking the backyard. Remodeled kitchen has granite counters, tile flooring, and a breakfast nook. Formal dining room with dual pane sliding door leads to backyard. Primary suite offers lots of closet space and remodeled ensuite bathroom. Large hallway bedrooms, and updated hallway bathroom has dual sinks & lots of storage. Laminate and tile flooring throughout. Dual pane windows. Newer central heat & air in 2020. Newer sewer line 2018. Attached 2-car garage and extra wide driveway, dual-swing gate, and paved side-yard fits your toys. The backyard has a covered patio area, huge grassy area to play, and offers an amazing fenced separate garden area and a greenhouse to grow veggies to your heart's content! Located in close proximity to American River Parkway, Hagan Community Park, shopping, restaurants, schools and public transportation. Don't wait! Offered at $449,900. For more photos, detail, and a 3D virtual tour, please visit 2664 Aramon Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670.

Friday, June 17, 2022

Ranked in the top 1.5% nationally by RealTrends

I am super honored to be ranked in the top 1.5% of approximately 1.6 million real estate professionals in the United States according to RealTrends.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Per the California Apartment Association: AB 1482 allowed rent increase is set at 10% statewide

If you are a landlord of a property that falls under the requirements of California AB1482 (2020 Tenant Protection Act), the California Apartment Association (CAA) has released the allowable rent increase numbers based on the current consumer price index calculations for different areas in the state.

Statewide, CAA has determined that the allowable rent increase for properties that fall within the requirements of AB 1482 to be 10%. This is not surprising considering inflation numbers are globally pretty high right now.

California AB 1482 limits rent increases in any 12-month period to "no more than 5% plus the percentage change in the cost of living (CPI), or 10%, whichever is lower". For increases that take effect on or after August 1, 2022, due to inflation, the California Apartment Association has noted that all of the applicable area's CPIs are 5% or greater. So with that, the allowable rent increase is 10%. Until they re-evaluate if you are reading this well after today (June 16, 2022), best to make sure this information is still relevant.

There are many types of residential rental properties that are included and excluded from the rent cap and just cause eviction requirements of AB 1482 (and for added fun, in some areas rent control ordinances supersede AB 1482) -- so if you have questions, CAA is a great source of information, or may wish to consult a professional property manager or an attorney. 

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

New Listing - 2116 Marshall Way, Sacramento, CA 95818

Stunning 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1428sf Curtis Park Bungalow! You'll love the classic features and modern amenities in this painstakingly maintained property. From the curb, you'll admire the expansive front porch. Enter to find a formal living room featuring an elegant fireplace with a gas insert, wood floors, and built-in shelving. Large formal dining room has a charming built-in hutch. Refine your culinary skill in the remodeled kitchen with under-cabinet lighting, granite counters, full backsplash, and breakfast nook. Large bedrooms. Luxurious bathroom has a tub/shower with dual heads, glass shower doors and skylight. Backyard is a serene, private retreat perfect for entertaining and dining al-fresco. Abundant energy efficiency with owned solar, electric vehicle charger, and tankless water heater. Central heat and air. Large basement. Storage shed for all your toys! Pest clearance, new sewer line, 2-year roof cert. Located a hop skip and a jump to public transportation, restaurants, bakeries, shopping, parks, and schools. Don't wait! Offered at $799,900. For more photos, detail and a 3D virtual tour, visit 2116 Marshall Way, Sacramento, CA 95818.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

June is National Homeownership Month, and what better way is there to celebrate than to fund housing opportunities?

June is National Homeownership Month! And I was excited to participate in a video by the California Association of REALTORS to urge Governor Newsom and the California Legislature to fund affordable homeownership opportunities via the state budget. The state is forecasting an approximate $97.5B (yes, that is BILLION) budget surplus for the coming fiscal year. Just think of all the ownership opportunities our state could create with even just a small sliver of funding. I sincerely hope this moves the needle in the right direction. Homeownership creates so many opportunities for people that rentership just does not provide.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

New listing - 7413-7415 Tierra Way, Fair Oaks, CA 95628

Excellent investment opportunity with this well-maintained and professionally managed Fair Oaks duplex! Sharp and tidy, this is a convenient and high-demand location. Each unit is 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, with an attached large 1-car garage -- they are essentially mirror images of each other. Spacious units flow nicely with lots of living space, fireplaces, open floorplans, big bedrooms, updated kitchens, en-suite primary bedrooms, ample storage, private/fenced backyards. Both units have central heat & air, and composition roof. Located near shopping, public transportation, parks, schools, and restaurants. 7413 pays $1522.50/mo rent + $95/mo toward utilities. 7415 pays 1496.25/mo rent + $92/mo toward utilities. DO NOT DISTURB OCCUPANTS! Offered at $549,900. For more photos and information, please visit 7413-7415 Tierra Way, Fair Oaks, CA 95628.