Elk Grove, CA Real Estate News

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(RE/MAX Gold)
Selling homes in Elk Grove, or anywhere, for that matter, is all about compromise. It's not about being a bulldozer, as satisfying as that approach can be. It's about give and take. But don't make the mistake that compromise means 50 / 50 because it doesn't.Somebody I associated with a long time ago started the premise that's taken hold over the years -- that every sitution needs to be win / win and therefore fabulous for both parties. Not necessarily. One party generally benefits a bit more than the other in a compromise or there would not be a need for the compromise in the first place.I think about this when we present buyers in Sacramento with the option to remove their appraisal contingency to be the winning offer in a multiple offer situation. That's a freaky place for some buyers...
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By Lori Mode, Real Estate Made Simple
(The Mode Real Estate Group)
5709 Birch Point Ct. Elk Grove CA 957575 Beds | 2 Baths | 1934 SF | 2003Great location on quiet ct. with huge back yard! 5 bedroom and single story?! Formal living and dining, with great room concept for family and kitchen. It feels so open with vaulted ceilings and a wall of windows to the yard! Very well maintained, super clean, and move in ready! Large guest bath with double sinks. Master bedroom has open bath suite with tile counters and double sinks, a slider to the back yard, and a well sized walk in closet!OPEN HOUSE:  SATURDAY 5/20 @1-4This home does not feel like it would have 5 bedrooms!  You will love how open and bright the family room, kitchen, and master bedroom are!  They all have vaulted ceilings, and access to the biggest back yard on the court!  Simply landscaped perim...
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By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(RE/MAX Gold)
I'm not so sure what's going on with Zillow and Trulia lately regarding new listings and the new MLS feeds that intend to populate those sites. Some of those are just not feeding to those websites. Lately, to get a listing on Trulia, well, it takes 3 to 4 days for the listing to show up. Same with homes dot com. No, that site is worse, I received an email yesterday that put a listing live on homes dot com which I had listed 6 days earlier. Six days to land on Homes dot com! Last week, the MLS feed to Zillow seemed improved. But this week, our new listings are not migrating to Zillow in a timely manner. I had two listings go live last night at midnight but are not in Zillow. I wish for the days when I could enter them myself. You can read about the first listing at this link: New Listing...
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By Lori Mode, Real Estate Made Simple
(The Mode Real Estate Group)
Why buy a home instead of renting?  I can give you so many reasons, but I think the best one is what it can do for you and your family's security and future.  I think the best way to demonstrate this is by giving you an example of what it has done for a client of mine.  See All Elk Grove Homes For Sale My clients were a young couple with one child, just starting out with their first home.  They didn't really think they could purchase a home because they thought they needed a large down payment.  Actually, they really only needed 3.5% down on a FHA loan and they were able to purchase a bank owned 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1536 square feet for $159,000 in May, 2011.  This is what it looked like when they bought it...                       It definitely needed work, but they were able to buy ...
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By Lori Mode, Real Estate Made Simple
(The Mode Real Estate Group)
April 2017 was a great seller's market for Elk Grove, CA Homes for Sale!!!The Numbers Month to Month and Year to YearThe median sales price for Elk Grove, CA homes that closed escrow in April 2017 was $398,000 compared to $375,000 during March 2017 and $360,000 in March 2016.  This means the median sales price in Elk Grove has increased over 10% in the past 12 months and the average days on the market is only 18 days!The number of Elk Grove, CA homes for sale that closed escrow was 185 in April 2017 vs. 172 in March 2017 and 242 that sold March 2016.There are 242 Elk Grove, CA homes for sale that are in contract which represents 66% of the overall available inventory of 427 homes.A few highlights of the current Elk Grove, CA homes for sale are shown below and represent a nice cross sect...
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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 With the ever-fluctuating cost of housing, buying into real estate can be one of the best investments a person can make. However, a lot of important factors can be left out of the final decision when it comes to purchasing a home as rental property. If you are taking the initial steps to invest in a second home, here are some important things to consider before you make the financial commitment. The Distance to A DestinationMany people who purchase second homes to rent out choose to buy in...
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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  Staging a home effectively is among the best ways to make an impression on the market and get the purchasing offer you're looking for, but it's important to do it in a way that will really make homebuyers feel comfortable. While there are plenty of tricks of the trade to try, here are four ways your visitors are sure to feel right at home.  Give the Exterior a Boost It's pretty easy for many home sellers to forget about the outside, but the first thing visitors to your home will see is the exterior vi...
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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 When it comes to selling your Elk Grove home, there can be a lot of options on the market, and nothing is quite so competitive as having your house listed right alongside the home of your neighbor. If you're struggling with how to highlight your home to potential homebuyers, here are some things you can do to ensure it gets the attention it deserves. Engage All the Marketing Options Many people prefer their real estate agent to take care of the heavy lifting when it comes to selling an Elk Grove home, ...
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By Erin Newington, Elk Grove Realtor
((916) 585-3858 )
If you love Elk Grove, you LOVE the Elk Grove Western Festival! Don't miss it! This weekend there are a ton of activities to check out, including the parade. My family and I moved to Elk Grove over 40 years ago (jeez I'm old!), so I have so many memories around the Elk Grove Western Festival. My favorite memories involve the parade that goes down Elk Grove Blvd on Saturday morning. We used to pack up early and head down to my Dad's office in Old Town Elk Grove (back when the parade route went through that area). We'd set up our chairs and try to stay calm as we eagerly anticipated hearing the parade start. There was always a large crowd of us and I still remember my Dad always making Golden Cadillac drinks before the event for everyone. Such good memories! Can you believe this years mar...
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
Amazing home in the Elk Grove School District. This home has been completely redone inside, it truly shows like a model home. Upgraded kitchen, upgraded flooring throughout, bathrooms have been upgraded. Full bed and bathroom downstairs. Courtyard in the front for gatherings and enjoying the springtime weather. This home has an amazing layout, great room concept, and great natural light. Bring your fussiest taste and come see it today. Jake DaRosa | Keller Williams Realty | The Ben Kinney Team916-402-5786
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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  Whether you're familiar with the market or you've never sold a home before, an effective real estate agent can be exactly the thing you need to make for a positive market experience. With the world of real estate in a constant state of flux, here are a few reasons why the right agent can successfully guide you through the muddled waters of the market.  A Skill for Communication In the case that the real estate market makes you nervous, it's particularly important to have the kind of agent who will kee...
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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  There are times you might long for the relaxed leisure of the spa experience, but with the cost of a manicure it's not always a pleasure one can afford. If your current bathroom set-up isn't the optimal place for rest and relaxation, here are some cues for how you can turn it from a bit of a problem to a consummate pleasure. Install a Vintage Vanity The look of slick steel and porcelain can certainly be classy, but if you're looking for an upscale room you'll love to spend time in, consider a vintage ...
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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 I ran across Daily Real Estate News in Realtor Magazine this week that I thought I’d share with you. Homeownership-related tax deductions can prove advantageous in lowering your tax bill. HouseLogic lists some of the ways homeownership helps at tax time:Mortgage interest deduction: Itemizing homeowners can deduct the interest they pay on their mortgage up to $1 million—or $500,000 if married but filing separately. The deductions can be made for loans issued to buy, build, or improve your home, and can ...
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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 From DIY projects to the aisles of IKEA, there are plenty of ways for those looking to dress up their home to come up with unique and fun decorating options. However, with the instant accessibility of the Internet, there's no reason you can't search the world over for other's people great ideas. If you're looking for new tips and tricks, here are some websites that may inspire your own miniature renovation. Limitless Art at LumasFinding the perfect portrait for your living room or bedroom wall has long...
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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 Most people that have embarked on selling their home know a lot about how to showcase the inside of it, but one of the most important parts of showing a home can be forgotten as a result. Since the outside of your home is the first thing a potential homebuyer will see, here are a few simple ways you can quickly boost its appeal.  Re-Consider the Front Door If your door is both welcoming and majestic, you may be able to skip this step, but if you have chipped paint or disintegrating steps, it's definite...
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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 From mortgage to equity to debt-to-income ratio, there are many terms associated with home ownership that can be quite confusing if you've never been on the market for a home before. 'Conforming loan limit' may be a less familiar real estate term than the rest, but here are some things you'll need to know about it and what it could mean for your biggest investment. What Is The 'Conforming Loan Limit'? The Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation ...
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By Lori Mode, Real Estate Made Simple
(The Mode Real Estate Group)
5500 Heather Field Way Elk Grove Single Story Home for Sale3-4 Bedrooms | 2 Full Baths | 2080 Square Feet | 2003 $410,000 OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY 4/22/17 @1-4 PMProperty Description:  Single story glory!  Vaulted ceilings, lot’s of windows & sleek neutral palette give this home’s main living area a large sense of space.  Upgraded flooring, appliances, lighting & counters! Open master suite w/ fresh paint & flooring, slider to patio, & large bath.  Dbl sinks, soaking tub, walk-in closet, & glass shower give the spa feel to this bath.  Outdoor patio w/ bbq, burner, and tile bar top!  New fence and landscaping. TV, speakers & surround sound, washer & dryer, refrigerator, included! 28 Rose bushes on property!  GET YOUR ELK GROVE HOME VALUE NOW Here are the schools in the area around 5500 Heathe...
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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 Whether you’re considering a second mortgage to consolidate your debt or complete some home renovations, there can be a lot that goes into making this financial decision. Because a second mortgage is a loan that goes against the equity you currently have on your property, this can be a risk to the ownership of your home. If this is an option you’re seriously considering, here are some basics to know before deciding to on this route.   Be Prepared For Higher Rates You may be used to the steadiness and c...
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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  Airbnb has become an attractive way for homeowners to make income from their property.  Although Airbnb's is known for its reputable insurance policy, there are a few things you should consider before listing your Elk Grove home online.  Time Commitment  People have a tendency to think more about what they can gain from hosting on Airbnb than what hosting will do to their life.  Having a steady stream of guests is quite a time-consuming endeavor; you'll have to respond to inquiries online, clean your ...
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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 Every insurance policy is different and can provide certain levels of protection tailored towards the needs of the policy holder. However, there are some standard types of coverage that are included in most basic home insurance policies.  Basic Levels of Protection Most homeowner insurance policies will include some basic levels of protection and coverage. The main dwelling will be protected from many forms of damage and the insurance company will pay to repair the damaged dwelling. This will extend to...
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