Carmichael, CA Real Estate News

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
5116 Walnut Garden Ct Carmichael, CA 95608  Beautifully remodeled 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with a 3 car garage!!! This home boasts a great room concept with plenty of natural light and is situated on a huge lot at the end of a cul de sac. The updated kitchen and master bathroom along with many energy efficient features makes this home a must see. Great backyard to enjoy during those spring evenings. This home has the perfect layout for a family and entertaining guests. Come see it today you won't be disappointed.  Mark Green | Keller Williams Western Realty | The Ben Kinney Team916-710-5655
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By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker)
All righty, I admit it; I can be prone to falling in love with a home just as much as the next guy. Even though I'm a professional and should be able to separate my lust for a house from reality, every so often a home comes along on the market that challenges that assumption. I start having thoughts like, hey, I could live here.And that's a little bit dangerous for me because it's very easy for me to turn my thoughts into reality. That's why my husband doesn't like it when I say, Oh, I'm just thinking about this. Whatever this is. Because he knows what the next step is. The next step is we do it, whether he wants to or not. (We are also not moving to Carmichael, in the real world. I'm happy with my houses where they are.)But, boy, oh, boy, if I were to move, I would definitely buy this ...
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By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker)
Sitting right there at a corner of an older established leafy neighborhood of Carmichael, at the intersection of Garfield and Winding Way, is a .38 acre complex of multi-generational homes in Carmichael. The third of those homes split off and sold a long time ago; however, a duplex-style and single-family home remain. The first house on the Garfield side, used as a duplex with two gas meters but one meter for other utilities, is a bit over 2,800 square feet on two levels. The first level features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. The second level features 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. Each has its own kitchen, but it could be converted back to a single-family home. There is an exterior entrance to the upper level. We don't know when this home was built but my guess is early 1900s. It also has a full ba...
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By Mike & Jennifer Rigley, Expert Real Estate Services
(Real Estate Specialist -Rigley Realty Group)
Mike and Jennifer Rigley (buyers) 916.378.4671 / (sellers) 916-660-5823 Info@RigleyRG.com What’s My Carmichael Home Worth? Please call us to discuss your potential Home Value in Carmichael, CA 916-660-5823. Click here to use our FREE Online Home Value Estimator. Call for a FREE consultation Here’s another great article I thought you might enjoy. It came from Zillow and was written by Jamie Birdwell-Branson. Hope you enjoy it.Would you move if you got an offer you couldn't refuse? See how one savvy homeowner did it. Francis, a Seattle homeowner, shares what it was like to sell a house without putting it on the market. As told to Jamie Birdwell-Branson.Shortly after moving into my Seattle house in 2015, I listed it on Zillow’s for-sale-by-owner pre-market feature, Make Me Move. I got ever...
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By Mike & Jennifer Rigley, Expert Real Estate Services
(Real Estate Specialist -Rigley Realty Group)
Mike and Jennifer Rigley (buyers) 916.378.4671 / (sellers) 916-660-5823 Info@RigleyRG.com What’s My CARMICHAEL Home Worth? Please call us to discuss your potential Home Value in CARMICHAEL, CA 916-660-5823. Click here to use our FREE Online Home Value Estimator. Call for a FREE consultation Here is a great blog I ran across by Amy Morby, a Seattle-based copy editor, copywriter and the biggestRadiohead fan you know that I thought was worth sharing. When temperatures fall and flurries tease, there's no better hibernation haven than your own home. Although a longtime living room fixture, fireplaces are a comfort best enjoyed everywhere. Frombedrooms to basements and even the master bath, there’s no right or wrong way to curl up and snuggle’round the fireside.To spark your fireplace fancy, ...
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By Lori Mode, Real Estate Made Simple
(The Mode Real Estate Group)
Property Description:  Nestled within a gated community, this home has an impressive front room, with brick fireplace and high vaulted ceiling!  Kitchen has a breakfast nook, and view to the family room.  Downstairs laundry room is huge, with a sink and cabinets.   Master suite has double sinks with long counter, and separate shower room. Guest bath also has double sinks, separate shower, and is accessible from both bedrooms.  Low maintenance yards, close to shopping and dining, and move in ready! To see 4024 Eastwood Village Lane Carmichael CA 95608 or other houses in Sacramento, CA call The Mode and Durham Team at (916) 405-5765. If you would like to find out how much your Sacramento home is worth, check our home value site, at http://www.SactoHouseValue.com, or call us at (916) 405-...
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By Mike & Jennifer Rigley, Expert Real Estate Services
(Real Estate Specialist -Rigley Realty Group)
Mike and Jennifer Rigley (buyers) 916.378.4671 / (sellers) 916-660-5823 Info@RigleyRG.com What’s My Carmichael Home Worth? Please call us to discuss your potential Home Value in Carmichael, CA 916-660-5823. Click here to use our FREE Online Home Value Estimator. Call for a FREE consultation  Here’s another great article I thought you might enjoy. It came from Realtor Magazine and was written by Graham Wood. Hope you enjoy it.It's not unusual for parents to want to invest in their adult kids' future. But a combination of factors—job gaps in the weak economy, tight lending standards, and student loans—may be leading more young adults these days to seek the support of their parents (or grandparents) in the purchase of a first home. That support adds a layer of complexity to the transaction...
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By Mike & Jennifer Rigley, Expert Real Estate Services
(Real Estate Specialist -Rigley Realty Group)
Mike and Jennifer Rigley (buyers) 916.378.4671 / (sellers) 916-660-5823 Info@RigleyRG.com What’s My Carmichael Home Worth? Please call us to discuss your potential Home Value in Carmichael, CA 916-660-5823. Click here to use our FREE Online Home Value Estimator. Call for a FREE consultation  I ran across this interesting story written by Beth Franken in Realtor Magazine that I thought I’d share with you.Sometimes, sellers get in their own way. Maybe they refuse to lower the price of their home, even when a lack of showings offers a clear sign the asking price is too high. They might resist staging, arguing they can make their home show-ready on their own, or push back against making a needed repair. When sellers get hung up on such issues, they delay their ultimate goal to reach the clo...
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By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker)
When a Sacramento Realtor encounters a stressful situation during the day, there are always things to learn from it. What I learned from my ordeal yesterday is three-fold. First, don't drive down a dead-end street in a luxury vehicle, even in broad daylight, into a depressed neighborhood you don't know. Second, don't stop for a person who seems to be in distress, needing assistance, who is waving down your car.Third, consider buying a gun and learning how to shoot it. My husband asked me if I would be around this afternoon to accept deliveries, and I asked him why? Was he sending me a hand gun? You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: Assault in Carmichael on a Sacramento Realtor's Car While She's Driving.
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By Mike & Jennifer Rigley, Expert Real Estate Services
(Real Estate Specialist -Rigley Realty Group)
Mike and Jennifer Rigley (buyers) 916.378.4671 / (sellers) 916-660-5823 Info@RigleyRG.com What’s My Carmichael Home Worth? Please call us to discuss your potential Home Value in Carmichael, CA 916-660-5823. Click here to use our FREE Online Home Value Estimator. Call for a FREE consultation When delving into the world of real estate and investment property, there are many terms that will come up that require further explanation. Whether you've never heard the phrase 'home equity' before or you have a little familiarity, here are the ins and out of what it means and how this asset can help your financial outlook. All About Home Equity Essentially, home equity refers to your portion of the value of your home, and the amount of this figure is important because it is included among your ass...
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By Mike & Jennifer Rigley, Expert Real Estate Services
(Real Estate Specialist -Rigley Realty Group)
Mike and Jennifer Rigley (buyers) 916.378.4671 / (sellers) 916-660-5823 Info@RigleyRG.com What’s My Carmichael Home Worth? Please call us to discuss your potential Home Value in Carmichael, CA 916-660-5823. Click here to use our FREE Online Home Value Estimator. Call for a FREE consultation Traditionally, getting a mortgage requires you to have a level of income appropriate to the size of Carmichael home that you're buying. But for a lot of low-income and minority borrowers, a simple measure of one person's income isn't an accurate measure of whether or not that person can afford a home. Now, with the Home Ready mortgage from Fannie Mae, multigenerational and extended households can have easy access to mortgage funds. How does the Home Ready mortgage work? Here's what you need to know. ...
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By Mike & Jennifer Rigley, Expert Real Estate Services
(Real Estate Specialist -Rigley Realty Group)
Mike and Jennifer Rigley (buyers) 916.378.4671 / (sellers) 916-660-5823 Info@RigleyRG.com What’s My Carmichael Home Worth? Please call us to discuss your potential Home Value in Carmichael, CA 916-660-5823. Click here to use our FREE Online Home Value Estimator. Call for a FREE consultation Mortgage closing costs have been coming down in recent years, which is good news for buyers. But if you're buying a home in the near future, you'll want to ensure you're prepared to take full advantage of these lower fees – after all, keeping more money in your pocket is always good. When you close on your mortgage, take these three steps and you'll find that you'll pay far less in closing fees than most buyers would. Negotiate Fees That Look Sketchy Just because a fee is listed on your mortgage clos...
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By Mike & Jennifer Rigley, Expert Real Estate Services
(Real Estate Specialist -Rigley Realty Group)
Mike and Jennifer Rigley (buyers) 916.378.4671 / (sellers) 916-660-5823 Info@RigleyRG.com What’s My Carmichael Home Worth? Please call us to discuss your potential Home Value in Carmichael, CA 916-660-5823. Click here to use our FREE Online Home Value Estimator. Call 916-660-5823 for a FREE consultation Most people tend to think of a mortgage loan as a necessary evil, an expense that has to be managed. But under the right circumstances, your mortgage can become a smart investment – something that makes you money instead of costing you money. With a little bit of ingenuity and a lot of hard work, you can turn your mortgage into a money-making investment that will pay dividends for years to come. So how do you turn your mortgage loan into a productive investment? Here's what you need to k...
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By Mike & Jennifer Rigley, Expert Real Estate Services
(Real Estate Specialist -Rigley Realty Group)
Mike and Jennifer Rigley (buyers) 916.378.4671 / (sellers) 916-660-5823 Info@RigleyRG.com What’s My Carmichael Home Worth? Please call us to discuss your potential Home Value in Carmichael, CA 916-660-5823. Click here to use our FREE Online Home Value Estimator. Call for a FREE consultation Deals are always appealing, especially in a hot market. So if you're looking to buy a Carmichael house and you see the chance to nab a fixer-upper for a low price, you'll be tempted. Just be careful – sometimes that hidden treasure turns out to be a disaster. Here are five signs that the fixer-upper you're eyeing should be left on the market. Bad Location There are some things about a house that cannot be fixed, no matter how dedicated you are – like location. Check that the house isn't next to an un...
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By Mike & Jennifer Rigley, Expert Real Estate Services
(Real Estate Specialist -Rigley Realty Group)
Mike and Jennifer Rigley (buyers) 916.378.4671 / (sellers) 916-660-5823 Info@RigleyRG.com What’s My Carmichael Home Worth? Please call us to discuss your potential Home Value in Carmichael, CA 916-660-5823. Click here to use our FREE Online Home Value Estimator. Call 916-660-5823 for a FREE consultation It's easy for buyers to fall in love with properties when they're looking at polished hardwood floors, new appliances or renovated kitchens. During open houses and showings, glamorous features get all the attention. However, these dream homes right away can be dangerous.  Asbestos and electrical wiring are hard to get excited about, but ignoring them can be a financial disaster. Buyers risk serious costs and a huge amount of hassle if they don't do their research.  It can be daunting for...
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By Mike & Jennifer Rigley, Expert Real Estate Services
(Real Estate Specialist -Rigley Realty Group)
Mike and Jennifer Rigley (buyers) 916.378.4671 / (sellers) 916-660-5823 Info@RigleyRG.com What’s My Carmichael Home Worth? Please call us to discuss your potential Home Value in Carmichael, CA 916-660-5823. Click here to use our FREE Online Home Value Estimator. Call for a FREE consultation If you're ready to buy a home, getting approved for a mortgage is a critical step that you can't skip or rush. And although it may seem like the lenders can be a bit arbitrary in their approvals, there's actually a detailed set of criteria they look for when approving or denying an application. So how can you ensure your mortgage gets approved quickly and without any hassles? Here's what you need to know. Do: Have All Your Documents In Order Right Away Processing the paperwork on a mortgage approval ...
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By Mike & Jennifer Rigley, Expert Real Estate Services
(Real Estate Specialist -Rigley Realty Group)
Mike and Jennifer Rigley (buyers) 916.378.4671 / (sellers) 916-660-5823 Info@RigleyRG.com What’s My Carmichael Home Worth? Please call us to discuss your potential Home Value in Carmichael, CA 916-660-5823. Click here to use our FREE Online Home Value Estimator. Call for a FREE consultation  The concept of going green is often seen as an expensive process, and this can stop many people from taking the small steps needed to make their home more environmentally friendly. If you want to green-ify without any of the high costs, here are some simple things you can do that will easily improve the energy efficiency of your home. Complete An Energy Audit          It can cost upwards of $400 to get a certified evaluator to take a look at your property and determine how energy is being wasted, bu...
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By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker)
 When I speak with sellers about maximizing their profit potential when home selling, I am serious about the maximum profit potential. So analytical about it. Because I feel as though it is my job to get my sellers the highest price possible. To do anything less, to me, is not providing full service.  Every so often I run across a seller who doesn't care one way or the other about extra proceeds, but not very often. Most sellers want every bit of equity they can obtain. Usually I'm within a reasonable range or so of other agent's estimates, but not on this particular home in Carmichael.  All three of the other agents were $100,000+ low. My sellers kept asking me why. This wasn't supposed to happen, they said. I don't know, honestly. I just know I was right. You can read more in my perso...
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By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker)
 Don't get me wrong, I love working on all of my listings or I wouldn't accept them. But every once in every blue moon, I take a listing that truly speaks to me, and this home in Carmichael is such a place. It is special. This is not a cookie cutter home in Elk Grove. It is one-of-a-kind. Tons of thought and professional designers helped to create the interior of this home. There is a calmness throughout. When you close the front door, you are alone with nature, safe; it is nuturing, a zen-like quality. And it's relatively affordable for a home surrounded by oak and redwood trees nestled on a creek on a .67 acre lot with a pool. To see more of this modern design blending with Old-World charm, take a look at my personal blog today at this link: Wowie Zowie Stunning Zen Home in Carmichael...
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By Mike & Jennifer Rigley, Expert Real Estate Services
(Real Estate Specialist -Rigley Realty Group)
Mike and Jennifer Rigley (buyers) 916.378.4671 / (sellers) 916-660-5823 Info@RigleyRG.com What’s My Carmichael Home Worth? Please call us to discuss your potential Home Value in Carmichael, CA 916-660-5823. Click here to use our FREE Online Home Value Estimator. Call for a FREE consultation The monthly mortgage payment that goes into purchasing a Carmichael home is frequently the most expensive cost per month that most people will incur, and that means that it can be helpful to know the tricks of the trade in squaring away this payment more quickly. If you’re looking for some simple tips to get your mortgage paid off a little sooner, here are some pointers that will help you get to this goal. Make Bi-Weekly Payments It may seem like enough of an expenditure to pay your mortgage once a m...
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