Elizabeth Weintraub: Sacramento Real Estate

Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Gold - DRE #00697006
Sacramento real estate and housing market, from Galt to Lincoln. Local observations about Sacramento restaurants, special events, music concerts and the Sacramento lifestyle, including great places to vacation around the world.



It makes no difference if a potential seller or buyer calls me locally or from out-of-state. My answer is always the same. And I get a ton of calls and emails from people wanting advice. That's because they can easily find me on the internet. If you're on the internet, you must be fair game and w...
Corporate buyers such as hotel giant Blackstone are competing with individual home buyers just trying to buy a home in Sacramento. It's a crazy market. Blackstone has four different real estate agents that I know of writing offers for them in Sacramento. And they are paying cash for properties, a...
The top four banking giants might soon dwindle to three if this keeps up. The bank settlements for improper foreclosure procedures / robosigning was part of the excitement in the banking industry on Monday, but Bank of America still leads the way with its $11 billion settlement with Fannie Mae. T...
My motto has always been when it rains on your parade, parade in the rain. And it's no different when I'm in French Polynesia than when I'm working on a short sale in Sacramento or trying to land a listing, the same principle applies. When I have a goal in mind, nothing gets in my way. Some peopl...
The way that I can tell when a vacation is coming to an end is not by the calendar. It's not by the way my pants no longer want to fasten. Hey, just yesterday I zipped up those jeans and today it seems to be stuck. I think my pants shrunk in the humidity. Nope, the way I tell that a vacation is a...
Ow. I have a sliver in the palm of my hand, obtained by sliding it across an old weathered beam to gaze at our new view from our new overwater bungalow. Sidetracked for a minute. There is often a price for not paying attention. We decided to change our rooms this week and apply for our free upgra...
This morning you get two blogs for the price of one from your Sacramento short sale agent. Just received news that the 2007 Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act has been extended by Congress to January 1, 2014. This means many sellers fretted and worried about this in vain, and it will be a huge ...
You can't be in real estate any substantial amount of time without running into the buyer who is out of control. You know the scenario: the ship is plowing across the bay but there are no hands on the wheel. No captain. No direction. Eventually it will end up smashing into the beach or somebody w...

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