Carmichael, CA Real Estate News

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 Judith Crown in Realtor Magazine this week that I thought I’d share with you. Even the most steely-eyed sellers can get emotional when it’s time to list their home. It’s the place where they raised their children, gathered friends for annual holiday parties, or painstakingly executed their design vision over many years. The longer they have stayed in a home, the greater the challenges they may face getting up-to-date on the rules and regulations governin...
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By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker)
When a seller finds the traffic from home showings too inconvenient or an emergency pops up, whatever the reason, as a Sacramento Realtor, I will gladly take a home off market, just like this home in Carmichael. It doesn't mean the listing vanishes everywhere, although it does disappear from any websites that receive a direct feed from our mothership, our multiple listing service (except for Zillow from manual input). Zillow does not have a direct feed in Sacramento, and many buyers do not realize it. The listing stays in MLS for agents to view but it is in a status known as temporarily off market. It means no showings. Sometimes this status is put in a place for a weekend when a seller welcomes out-of-town guests or it could be in TOM status for months and months. There is no marketing...
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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  It doesn't matter where you live, what kind of home you have or what time of year it is. If you're looking to sell your home quickly, you'll need to do a better job than other local homeowners who are competing against you. Try these top three tips to secure a sale within 60 days. 1) Enhance Its Appearance When it comes to selling your Carmichael home, looks are everything.  If the appearance of your home is impressive, it will be more inviting to potential buyers.  Remove any items that make the ho...
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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 dealing with paying off your mortgage and going down to a one-income family, it can be complicated to determine how to financially swing it. However, becoming a parent and managing a mortgage are quite common nowadays with maternity leave and the modern family. While managing a mortgage on just one salary can be a challenge, there are a few simple things you can do to make it work. Buy the House You Can AffordIt may sound much too simple, but many people get so wrapped up in the concept of ...
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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  It's likely that your house is your biggest asset, so when it comes time to sell it you'll want to do everything you can to maximize your profit. Good news — the value of your home isn't solely determined by the market, there are several ways in which you can increase its value by making upgrades before listing.  Let's take a look at 3 top upgrades that will make your house worth more when you sell. 1. Make It Profitable Not surprisingly, the number one way in which you can increase the value of you...
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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 Real estate may be one of the most important things that you will ever invest in, but it can also be a useful means of increasing your financial well-being. If you're getting into the real estate game and are wondering how you can make use of investing in Carmichael homes to improve your net worth, here are three ways you can successfully work towards a real estate investment portfolio that will make you proud.  Home Equity Line of Credit Loan Also known as HELOC, this is the type of loan where a hom...
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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 Even small spaces can feel spacious when the art of storage is mastered.  Here are 7 inexpensive storage hacks to free up space in your Carmichael home. 1. Racks on Racks on Racks It's often the first mess you see when walking into someone's home — a clutter of shoes sprawled out by the entrance.  Take care of this mess with a shoe rack, which will only take up a few feet of space but allow you to store numerous pairs of kicks. 2. Fold & Hang  Not your clothes, your chairs!  If you don't use chairs o...
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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 Whether you know a little bit about the market or you've sold a Carmichael home before, you may be considering pricing your own home to avoid the assistance of a real estate agent. However, there are a number of benefits associated with consulting an agent when selling your home. Before making a final decision, consider the following tips. They Know the Neighborhood It's great if you have familiarity with market prices, but knowing a neighborhood is key when it comes to determining price. The right a...
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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 Interest rates may be relatively low, but if you're a homeowner who is struggling with your monthly mortgage payment, it may be time to consider what re-financing options are available on the market. If you are looking for a lower interest rate to improve your financial health, here's what you need to know about the HARP program so you can take advantage of a better rate. What Is HARP? The Home Affordable Refinance Program, which is commonly known as HARP, was created in the wake of the 2008 recessio...
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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 <> Home Worth? Please call us to discuss your potential Home Value in <>, CA 916-660-5823. Click here to use our FREE Online Home Value Estimator. Call for a FREE consultationWhether you're moving to a new Carmichael home or you have a new family pet, it can be a struggle to make the place a little friendlier for them. From the garbage can to the cupboards and doors, there can be a lot of dangers that have the ability to hurt your furry friend you might not be aware of. If you're looking for some simple ways to make their life a little easier, here are a few things you can do.  Take Care of the Trash The image of dogs sifting through the trash is common for a reason, so it's important to ...
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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 With interest rates on the rise following the 2016 election, it's possible that you're now considering your options for refinancing your current mortgage. It can sometimes be hard to know all of the ins and outs of making this choice, though, and it's important to know what's involved. If you're trying to determine if refinancing will work for you, here are some of the basics on this option and what it can mean for your equity. Acquiring A Lower Interest Rate One of the most common reasons for re-fin...
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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 It's great news if you have enough financial capital that you have the option of investing in a rental property, but being able to afford it is only half the battle. Since you'll need to find and keep the right renters in order to make a profit, here are some ways that you can ensure your property will be a financial benefit. Price It Right It's important to turn a profit, but overpricing your property may mean that you'll have limited options. Instead of making it a guessing game, take a look at the...
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By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker)
As a Sacramento Realtor who still sells a few short sales now and then, I can tell you there are benefits on the agent side of things. Now, I know most agents would not touch a short sale with a 10-foot pole, but that always left more short sales for me to sell. People seem surprised when I tell them I have sold more short sales than another other single agent in a 7 county area for the past 10 years. Heck, I was a little shocked when I saw the numbers.But one of the benefits is an agent really forms a close relationship with the sellers. Much closer than she has an opportunity to do with a regular sale that will sell in a few days and close in 30, which is about my norm lately. No sooner do I put them on the market than they sell and close and goodbye to the sellers. But short sale sel...
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By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker)
When you cannot make up worse stuff about an FHA short sale, then you just stick to the facts. Which is what I have done in my blog today. In the rare occassions when I have had to break bad news to a seller, I call the seller and speak on the phone. I would never send an email or text with bad news because that's like slapping somebody in the face when they are down. People need to discuss, dissect and understand what happens so they can move forward through the grieving process and get past the anger when things do not go according to plan.That's the problem with being on the other side of the transaction with the sellers. You can't control the buying side. You can't make the buyers see reason and logic, and you certainly are not privy to their thought processes. You can read more in ...
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By Doug Reynolds, Realtor - Sacramento, CA
(Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate)
 #JustSold!!! 5-5-2016 in #Carmichael , Ca.  One of those really nice transactions.  I represented the seller of this great property.  She acutally grew up in the home as a kid and then just recently inherited it from her parents.  She was great and listened to instruction/advice well.  The property showed great.  We had 15 offers!!  And it ended up selling way over the list price.  Congrats to my seller client and thank you very much to Patrick for the referral!!!  #SacramentoRealEstate    Beds: 3* Baths: 2 (2 0) (FH)* Sq Ft: 1525* Wonderfully cared for & maintained Carmichael Home. This 3 bed, 2 bath house provides 1,525 square feet & large yards. Freshly painted inside & out, refinished wood floors, new dual pane windows & plantation shutters. Excellent opportunity to remodel the kit...
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By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker)
Maybe it's my years of short sale experience that taught me so much patience, or maybe it's after 40-some years in the real estate business that I don't really care how long it takes for a transaction to process if my seller in Carmichael is not yet ready to list his home. I'm not one of those agents who counts her marbles daily to tally how many lisings she has. In fact, when I am asked how many listings I have, I find that I need to stop and think about the numbers.It's just not important. What's important is how happy my sellers are with my performance. That's the factor that I never forget nor overlook. It's at top-of-mind all the time, and the way I keep it at top of mind is by doing the things that help my sellers. Even if it involves more things than maybe other agents would do. ...
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By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker)
Unlike many Realtors in Sacramento who try to call a neighborhood their own, I sell in dozens and dozens of neighborhoods throughout the Sacramento metro area and do not solely focus on any one given spot. In fact, I met with sellers last night at a popular condo complex who want to hire me to sell their condo over another agent who does nothing, and I mean nothing else, BUT sell homes in that complex. That agent has sold 3 homes over the past year or so in that complex yet no other sales elsewhere. That agent must know a lot about the complex. But that's not what these sellers wanted. They wanted an agent who knows how to sell. A veteran agent with enough experience to prevent mistakes, to keep the process smooth and easy.And that's why I was called earlier in the week to list this hom...
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By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker)
My husband and I do not often face the same dilemma. Such as we suddenly find ourselves with free time on the weekends and we haven't planned anything. Then we often can't figure out what to do. Even though there are plenty of things to do in Sacramento. Almost everything is planned beforehand in our lives. Impromptu happenings don't usually occur. This past weekend, we had planned to be in Berkeley to see They Might Be Giants, and then off to San Francisco perhaps to meet up with Lottie Kendall, but none of that happened because TMBG show canceled. You need more people than two to play Kick the Can, and I don't think cowboys and Indians is a PC game anymore. So, we came up with a new idea. You can read more about it in my personal blog today at this link, and see all the pictures, too:...
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By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker)
Even though I do not live in Carmichael, I tend to list a lot of homes in Carmichael. Mostly pool homes, probably because there are so many homes in Carmichael with pools due to the large lot sizes, but this home does not have a pool, so you can relax. No pool! Some people do not want a pool at all. If you're one of those, a person who wants to sit quietly in the back yard to observe nature or garden or just unwind on the patio after working all day, this home could be for you. Raised gardening beds line the side of this home.It's beautiful. Built in 1973.You can read more in my personal blog today and see the home at this link: Your Carmichael Realtor Presents Another Home for Sale.
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By John Cooper, Residential and Rural Residential
(John Cooper Realty Team)
Here are some basic statistics and treads for the Carmichael Ca area 95608. Activity dropped a little at the end of 2015 but as this year begins the market is looking good. Buyer's are starting to look and offers are rolling in. Don't miss the market this year. Call or text me today...Call me for more details about the Carmichael area and or surrounding areas. Text me @916-709-3329 Email me @ Team@cooperrlty.com website www.cooperrlty.com
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