Your Guide to Sacramento Real Estate

Real Estate Broker/Owner - Cathy Ashley McAlister, GRI CDPE - Broker / Sacramento
OUR BUYER'S RECEIVE A HOMEWARRANTY, EVEN IF WE PAY FOR IT.     Since starting my practice, I have only allowed Two (2) clients to close escrow without a home warranty in place.    Too many things can happen.  Situations become problems without a homewarranty.  Clients can remain happy or become v...
Not for the reason, but from whom?  Do we pay enough attention to the source of the request prior to presenting to our buyers to sign.  As-Is addendum's come from two major sources.  1.   REO Banks who want release and relief from any condition/issue on the property.  The are certainly exempt fro...
As a scuba diver, I have been in the water with dolphins in the open ocean.  They are inquisitive, kind and one of natures greatest gifts!
Look Very Closely - this is not a plant.   It is called a Crinoid and this wonderful little creature is from the Red Sea.  They are nocturnal and only come out at night to forage for food with their beautiful long arms.  They come in a rainbow of colors and are extremely sensitive to light.    T...
Short Sale Fiduciary - what do you think it means?  Me, it's a position of trust to my "Seller" not the short sale bank. I was reading an earlier post today in which a comment stated that due to fiduciary obligations they were submitting ALL short sale offers to their seller's lender.  I disagree...
WALKABLE NEIGHBORHOODS.  ALL OVER SACRAMENTO! Here in Sacramento, we know this town is a great place to live for walkability, neighborhoods and overall lifestyle.  The following blog contains a report on the financial effect of "Walkable Neighborhoods".  Sacramento is chock full of great neighbo...
BryantTutas's had a great blog earlier today regarding net sheets.  For the record he is absolutely correct in that a net sheet should be thought of as a #1 tool to use in real estate and should always be provided to our buyers and sellers.  I wanted to expand on his blog and cover another aspect...
This post from Janet Guilbault should have a buyer thinking "out of the box" about future real estate loans.  The American Real Estate Consumer has largely lead a life built around the 30 year mortgage.  The majority of borrowers may not be aware that the length of their mortgage may be flexible...
In many ways, the hardest part of a short sale transaction is the process leading up to your decision.  Heart-wrenching and difficult, it usually comes after much thought and deliberation.  I am presuming that you have already consulted with three professionals; an attorney, your tax adviser and ...
WHY I DO SHORT SALES?  Because...    Short Sales are about providing opportunity for a renewed sense of normal life in the nearer term and not the long run.  It's about giving families a few more options than none at all.  It's about providing families with genuine information that will help the...

Cathy McAlister

Sacramento DRE#00648507
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