Elizabeth Weintraub: Sacramento Real Estate

Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Gold - DRE #00697006
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There is no reason why your average California seller would know anything about legal or tax issues surrounding a short sale. After all, a seller hopes to do a short sale only once. But for a Sacramento short sale agent, a person who does short sale after short sale after short sale, this sort of...
"Did I miss the boat?" asked a home buyer in Sacramento yesterday. She had apparently called me over the holidays when I was in French Polynesia, and she had received my voice mail that gave her several other phone numbers to call. Except she didn't call them. Now, she knows that I work closely w...
There are several communities in Sacramento where the Russians live. Some Russians don't live in a Russian community, either. It's sort of a toss up. I don't know exactly how many Russians live in Sacramento, but I do want to go on record as saying I really love Boris and Natasha from Rocky and B...
I often try to help out buyer's agents when I can because I know how danged tough the market is in Sacramento. It is almost impossible to buy a home in Sacramento these days. You think I jest, but I don't. It's an incredibly difficult market, and my heart goes out to those buyers whom I know writ...
I've been selling short sales in Sacramento now going on my 8th year. This whole mess sprang up in early 2006. I've never sat back and counted every single short sale but I can say I've closed 100s. That's a lot of short sales. My percentages run so high that I rarely ever list a short sale that ...
Growing old and losing my mind doesn't bother me at all -- not that the two are necessarily synonymous with each other but what the hey -- because I've got a quick glimpse of what life would be like. Yup, just pick up the Wii, slip in a game disk and turn on the TV. Instantly, you slip into that ...
Unless you're in real estate yourself or looking for a home in Sacramento, you would not believe what's going on in the marketplace. It's terrible for most home buyers, and it's a sizzling hot market for home sellers. The Sacramento real estate market is completely nuts. I try to engage sellers i...
Some credit card companies want your business so badly that they mail you preapproved credit cards. All you have to do is activate them. They wave big cash credit lines in front of your nose, and all I can say is thank goodness my shredder will let me shred credit cards. It has a special slot jus...
I read in Inman News this morning about a company that just won a magazine tech award for setting up a digital platform it is selling to banks. This new service provides a medium for short sale agents to send all offers to the bank for scrutiny prior to seller approval. They are doing it under th...
My first computer was an Etch-a-Sketch. Believe it. I played with that thing for hours, and I never drew any pictures. Nothing but lines and squiggles. That's because I have no artistic ability and fortunately that stopped my art career dead in its tracks, unlike, oh, Warhol. I can barely draw a ...

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