Elk Grove, CA Real Estate News

By Erin Newington, Elk Grove Realtor
((916) 585-3858 )
Home Prices in Elk Grove CA for November 2017Real estate market data for Elk Grove, CA  provided by Erin Newington of Keller Williams Realty Elk Grove. Elk Grove Home Prices We have seen 6 straight months of listing prices decreasing on home prices in Elk Grove and this could be a seasonal issue and I don't think so.  If you are considering buying a home you can still find deals on a house in Elk Grove but having a good real estate agent who understands the market is a must. There are still homes that are selling within a few days with multiple offers. What we are noticing sellers are becoming much more realistic about their price. We can help you target homes that would give you a better shot at getting you a deal. Let's meet and discuss our strategy to get you a great buy! Set a time ...
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By Erin Newington, Elk Grove Realtor
((916) 585-3858 )
Don't laugh and I can't get this pic to upload correctly! On to the story...I find myself thinking a lot about my Gramie this time of year (more than normal). Oh how I miss her daily.  Every year Gramie made Christmas better. She would go above and beyond to make sure we felt loved! I have memories of the biggest Christmas tree I have ever seen in her home. That tree had to have been at least 20 feet tall. They needed a special ladder to decorate it. She made sure it went up to the top of the ceiling and I remember my Gramps complaining about how much money she spent. She was in trouble a lot during Christmas! The worst thing you could do to her was tell her you wanted something. That woman would make herself sick until she found it for you. I remember I made the mistake and fessed up I...
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By Erin Newington, Elk Grove Realtor
((916) 585-3858 )
Crystal Walk Condos for Sale, Elk Grove, California Find similar condos for sale to the Crystal Walk Condos for sale, Elk GroveGet the value of your Elk Grove condo or home in today's marketStop your search! If you are looking for an amazing condo complex in Elk Grove, you have just found it. Crystal Walk technically is not a condo complex. It's a PUD (Planned Urban Development).  It looks and feels much like a condo and has less lending restrictions for potential buyers. It's a great choice for those looking to buy a condo in Elk Grove.  This complex couldn't be more conveniently located. Sitting on the Laguna side of Elk Grove, it offers easy access to plenty of shopping and entertainment.  Literally everything you would ever need to live is within walking distance. But, if you need p...
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By Yuri Ramirez-Villanueva, Sacramento Realtor, (Hablo Español)
(Exp Realty of CA)
 Living in Elk Grove, is wonderful, especially during this time of the year. The holiday spirit is in full swing, and on any given night if you drive around, you will surely see some impressive light displays. Some homeowners, however, go all out with their light displays. My family and I decided to drive around last night in search of some of the best lights that Elk Grove has to offer. I logged onto the very best website for Christmas light displays, Lights of The Valley.  We mapped out our route, grabbed some hot chocolate and off we went!For us and our kids, it was a school night, so we only had about an hour or so to drive around. We only went to the three homes in east Elk Grove. The three houses are amazing, and we’re so grateful to the homeowners for taking their time to do this...
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By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(RE/MAX Gold)
Do you remember that old Art Linkletter show? Kids say the darndest things? Well, it can certainly be applied to Saramento agents as well. In fact, I could write a book about it, LOL. And one thing you might not know is I actually got to chat with Art Linkletter before he died. That guy was going strong into his 90s. He was still out doing speaking engagements across the country, and I got to meet him in Minnesota when I hired him for a printing industry event. He was just as nice in person. You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: Agent Told Buyer Elk Grove is Unsafe Due to Security System.
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By Erin Newington, Elk Grove Realtor
((916) 585-3858 )
It's totally possible to sell your Elk Grove home yourself! The question I have for you is... Do you have time for what it will take to sell it?I totally respect your decision to sell your own home For Sale By Owner, I really do! Before you jump in and get started I was hoping I could share some information with you that may help you get through this process. The truth is many Elk Grove Real Estate Agents won't share some of the information I am going to share with you. I only know myself and when I make a decision to do something no-one can talk me out of it. So I won't try that with you! I do however want to provide information to help you make the decision if you will sell your Elk Grove home For Sale By Owner. Sell Your Elk Grove Home Yourself ---> Get your Elk Grove For Sale By Own...
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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 Elk Grove Home Worth? Please call us to discuss your potential Home Value in Elk Grove, 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 Jill Schweitzer. Hope you enjoy it.What’s the difference between a good, mediocre, and downright bad homeowner association? It’s not entirely a matter of opinion. There are specific items to look at and questions to ask that can tell your buyers whether they’re buying into an HOA that will only give them headaches. This information is particularly important in condominiums, where the HOA usually is...
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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 Elk Grove Home Worth? Please call us to discuss your potential Home Value in Elk Grove, CA 916-660-5823. Click here to use our FREE Online Home Value Estimator. Call for a FREE consultation  Another article came from John N. Frank that I thought was worth sharing and you might enjoy.The sales price of neighboring homes is only one part of the equation. Be sure that sellers understandthe other factors that affect how their home compares to their neighbors'. Location within the neighborhood.If your seller’s home is in a part of the neighborhood that borders a highway, train tracks, or an industrial area, it’ll likely fetch a lower price. Make sure you pull comps of other homes in similar lo...
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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 Elk Grove Home Worth? Please call us to discuss your potential Home Value in Elk Grove, CA 916-660-5823. Click here to use our FREE Online Home Value Estimator. Call 916-660-5823 for a FREE consultation  I ran across this interesting story written by John N.Frank in Realtor Magazine that I thought I’d share with you.Your seller receives an offer, the price is right, and it looks like you’re headed toward closing. Then the buyer unexpectedly asks for a contingency—or two or three—and your client balks. Suddenly, the seller would rather walk away from the deal than accept a demand that he or she thinks is unreasonable. “I’ve had sellers who literally regard the buyer as the enemy” because 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 Elk Grove Home Worth? Please call us to discuss your potential Home Value in Elk Grove, CA 916-660-5823. Click here to use our FREE Online Home Value Estimator. Call for a FREE consultation   Another article came from Judith Crown that I thought was worth sharing and you might enjoy.  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 governing transactions. Those who have ...
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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 Elk Grove Home Worth? Please call us to discuss your potential Home Value in Elk Grove, CA 916-660-5823. Click here to use our FREE Online Home Value Estimator. Call 916-660-5823 for a FREE consultation I ran across this interesting article written by John N. Frank in Realtor Magazine this week that Ithought I’d share with you.A home inspection gone awry can spell double trouble in a real estate transaction. Sellers who believethey’ve kept their house in pristine condition might hit the roof when costly problems with theproperty are uncovered. And buyers—especially first-timers with no experience in the market—may bescared away by the prospect of daunting repairs.How do you keep this comm...
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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 Elk Grove Home Worth? Please call us to discuss your potential Home Value in Elk Grove, 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 Inman news and was written by Cara Ameer. Hope you enjoy it. The real estate process makes everyone an armchair expert by default. The buyer, the seller, their friends, co-workers and neighbors all know how real estate works.After all, the last time they bought or sold a home was 10 years ago, and in their view, not much has changed. Misbeliefs and bad information are a dangerous combination.People don’t know what they don’t know, an...
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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 Elk Grove Home Worth? Please call us to discuss your potential Home Value in Elk Grove, CA 916-660-5823. Click here to use our FREE Online Home Value Estimator. Call for a FREE consultation  Another article came from Ray Brousseau that I thought was worth sharing and you might enjoy. Although homeownership rates are still low — just 63.7 percent this past second quarter — several big players in the mortgage industry are pulling away from products that help homebuyers with credit challenges. Earlier this year, Freddie Mac announced it was ending its zero-down payment loan options effective Nov. 1, and other large banks also have announced their move away from the market for borrowers with ...
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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 Elk Grove Home Worth? Please call us to discuss your potential Home Value in Elk Grove, CA 916-660-5823. Click here to use our FREE Online Home Value Estimator. Call for a FREE consultation  Here’s a great article written by Benjamin Okoro that I thought you might enjoy reading.People move for a plethora of reasons including an upgrade in lifestyle, downsizing, relocating to another area, not being able to keep up with house payments, political climate and more.Although homeowners may love their homes, when it comes time to sell, they want to find good buyers who will pay top dollar in a reasonable amount of time.The average time to sell a home varies depending on the market and a variety...
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By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(RE/MAX Gold)
Mentors from many years ago are the credit for the statement about why four bedroom homes are so danged popular. I remember it like it was yesterday, and with my poor perception of time passing, it pretty much was yesterday, even though it was the 1970s. The saying goes that if a buyer needs a four bedroom home, it means a three bedroom will not do.That makes a four bedroom home in Elk Grove very popular. Because everybody is a buyer for this home, some more so than others.Do I have a beautiful, turnkey home for you today! You can read more and see all of the photographs in my personal blog today at this link: Four Bedroom Home in Elk Grove for Sale at Affordable Price.
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By Lori Mode, Real Estate Made Simple
(The Mode Real Estate Group)
Property Description:  Formal living and dining with vaulted ceilings and view of staircase. Kitchen and family room combo, with windows and door to clean back yard.  Walk in pantry, island with sink, and room for a table.  Family room fireplace and media niche. Downstairs bedroom and full bath, along with a large laundry room with counter and cabinet storage.  Master suite has closet, and another walk in closet in the bathroom.  Double sinks, glass shower, and soaking tub. To see more details on 8258 Lauffer Way Elk Grove CA 95758 or All Homes For Sale in Elk Grove, CA call The Mode and Durham Team at (916) 405-5765. Do you know how much Equity You Have?? Get Your Equity Check Here! The Mode and Durham Team have been selling real estate in the Sacramento and Elk Grove area for over 25...
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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 Elk Grove Home Worth? Please call us to discuss your potential Home Value in Elk Grove, CA 916-660-5823. Click here to use our FREE Online Home Value Estimator. Call for a FREE consultation With all the work that goes into finding the kind of home you'll want to put an offer on, it can be easy to forget about all the little things that happen after the deal has been made. While the paperwork involved in purchasing may seem like a long way off, here's a quick review of some of the documents you'll need when the time comes to seal the deal. Your Credit Report It's important to review your credit before putting an offer in, so ensure that you request your credit report in advance and review ...
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By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(RE/MAX Gold)
It always astonishes me when I answer my phone and on the other end is a snarly real estate agent yelling about something. We don't all come from the same cut of cloth. Some people are just loose cannons and operate that way without regard. I don't know why it surprises me when it happens. Perhaps because my sensitive ears are not used to that sort of behavior and it is startling.Also, I was at the vet getting a second opinion on the necessity of surgery for my cat, which was in the middle of selling homes in Elk Grove that afternoon. It was inconvenient to take Tessa back home, so I just took her along with me. You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: The Ups and Downs of Selling Elk Grove Homes. 
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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 Elk Grove Home Worth? Please call us to discuss your potential Home Value in Elk Grove, CA 916-660-5823. Click here to use our FREE Online Home Value Estimator. Call 916-660-5823 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 mo...
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By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(RE/MAX Gold)
It's becoming increasingly difficult to buy a buildable lot in Elk Grove in a gated community that is on acreage. This particular lot is a little over one acre. It is 43,569 square feet, according to the Sacramento County Assessor (not verified) and, if you remember your real estate 101, you know that 43,560 is an acre.The high point of the CC&Rs, and I should mention there is no HOA, is the minimum size home you can build is 3,500 square feet. You can read more and see more photos in my personal blog today at this link: Buildable Lot in Small Gated Community in Elk Grove.
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