Sacramento County, CA Real Estate News

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
My grandkid, Macie, graduated from University of California Davis this morning. It took her just 3 years to get her degree in Cognitive Science, with a minor in Psychology. Not bad for a 20 year old. She's going to take a gap year, while applying to graduate schools. In the meantime, she's got a sweet job teaching Red Cross safety classes, and will also be working this summer at a Girl Scout camp. She's pure dynamite packed in a 4' 10" body.CONGRATULATIONS MACIE!
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By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
On this special day of remembrance, I wish to take the opportunity to honor those who lost their lives for the freedoms we enjoy today. I give thanks to the men and women who stood up against all odds so we may continue living our lives at home and in peace. While we are in our backyards or at the park, in the company of our family and friends, it may be easy to forget the full meaning of this special day.  Freedom is not free.  There is blood and sacrifice paid for it!  On this Memorial Day, I pay tribute to those special individuals, for all they have given us, and our country!Thank you for everything!
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By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Yesterday, and early this morning too, I spent time sorting old paper records that were stored in boxes for a number of years. My ole shredder was given a really serious workout.By end of it all, I realized there were many memories those ancient papers had invoked, It seemed I had shredded about half my life away. I can’t really explain it, but I felt need to retrieve some life back.  So, I grabbed keys to my car, and embarked on revisiting remaining Greater Sacramento landmarks still in existence from childhood. When I was a kid, our family transportation was a 1950 Hudson.  And, it wasn’t uncommon for dad, mom and I to take drives along the Sacramento River on Sunday afternoons!  South west of town, the levee road allowed travel through places like Freeport, Courtland, Hood and Locke....
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By Raymond Henson, eXp Realty, Realtor
(eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277))
     April was much like March in the Elk Grove market so I am tempted to just say, "ditto," but I will do my best to add something new and intriguing.  Home prices are up 20% year over year.  Homes are going pending very quickly and there is not much supply.  The only difference from March is that prices are up in Elk Grove just over $10,000.  What does it take for buyers to get into contract?  Offers above listing price, cash or conventional loan offers, great terms and possibly a free month or two rent back period for the seller.      Is it possible to get an offer with an FHA or VA loan accepted?  It is a challenge, but my eXp Realty colleague, Marquita Ward-White, recently had two offers with VA loans accepted.  Her secret, all of the items above and great communications with the l...
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By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
I take pictures for the purpose of remembering fond times.  I do not impose copyright restrictions on this photo, so you may feel free to use, or distribute as you wish.  However, should you need a Real Estate Professional in the Greater Sacramento area, I hope that you will contact me by email or by visiting my website www.myrljeffcoat.com - Thank You! 
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By Raymond Henson, eXp Realty, Realtor
(eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277))
     Today is Sacramento's Big Day of Giving.  It is a one day event to benefit local charities in the area.  As of 1pm, approximately 35,000 donors have already given over $7,250,000 to over 679 organizations.  It is a very big day for Sacramento and many of the organizations that try to improve our Sacramento region.  Organizations, like the Yolo Food Bank, the Sacramento Food Bank, the Shriner's Children's Hospital, the Sacramento Children's Home, Sacramento Loaves and Fishes, The Sacramento SPCA and so many more are the beneficiaries.     I have two local charities that are near and dear to my heart, the Children's Receiving home of Sacramento and Runnin for Rhett.The Children's Receiving Home of Sacramento     Twenty seven years ago, I walked into the Receiving Home to meet my firs...
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By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
There are days when living life simply is  richer than days experienced in luxury.  For me, this is one of those days.I woke at 6:30 am, and by 7:10 am, lane 1 at the California Family Fitness Pool held my occupancy for the next 90 minutes.  Weather in Sacramento today is expected to elevate to the upper 80s.  When I arrived back home after my swim, there was just enough time to blow dry my hair, before "The View" came on.  Today, as many of you know is Cinco De Mayo. So, for lunch, I drove to Adalberto's Mexican Food, went through the drive-thru, and ordered up their great fish tacos.  Once home, little was left to do, but pop the cap on a Cerveza Dos Equis Amber, sit down and dine.  I suspect once this post is published, I'll observe another Mexican tradition in honor of this special ...
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By Lori Mode, Real Estate Made Simple
(The Mode Real Estate Group)
Quick story about a listing I recently took in Sacramento, CA.  It was a rental property of a past client and when the tenant moved out it still needed cleaning, painting, new carpets, etc.  Tenants had totally scratched the beautiful hardwood floors, the cabinets were really worn, etc.  Typical condition for a tenant occupied property that the tenant lives in for a number of years.  I suggested to the seller that we spend some time and money to improve the property and then put it on the market.   Of course, the seller, thinking the market is super HOT right now, figured he didn't need to spend the time or money to do this.  The property would sell anyway!  I didn't agree but it was his choice, so on the market we went...at $399,000.  We had one offer only in 7 days...$325,000 cash.  S...
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By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
This time of year, I generally enjoy having lower energy costs. It’s because in springtime, temperatures are more temperate, and aren't excessively hot or cold. Still, I continually look for ways to save on heat and air costs. It’s a year round endeavor.Any real saving begins with systematically identifying areas of your home, where energy is currently wasted, and finding a remedy for it.I had my first energy audit in 1983 when I first purchased my home.  It was amazing how little insulation was found in this home. There was only a minimal amount in the attic, and absolutely none in the walls. Shortly thereafter, I added insulation, and in the following years converted to dual pane windows and replaced the HVAC system. Having an energy audit performed can enlighten homeowners on ways to...
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By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~Mark Twain I take pictures for the purpose of remembering fond times.  I do not impose copyright restrictions on this photo, so you may feel free to use, or distribute as you wish.  However, should you need a Real Estate Professional in the Greater Sacramento area, I hope you will contact me by email or by visiting my website www.myrljeffcoat.com - Thank You! 
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By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Those who know me, also know I have a fascination with pirates. I study them, I observe International Pirates Day each September 19th, and I’ve had pirate parties at my home. So, it should be no surprise when Netflix made available a 6 episode series titled, “The Lost Pirate Kingdom,” it got my attention.My library of several books about pirates has taught me much. And, knowledge has also been bolstered by touring the Pirate Museum in Charleston, South Carolina! However, this Netflix series was really valuable in connecting pirate lives together, and offering a different perspective about who they were, and why they came into existence.Prior to viewing, I hadn’t realized what huge disrupters of the slave trade these pirates had been. In addition to merchant ships, pirates sometimes comm...
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By Raymond Henson, eXp Realty, Realtor
(eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277))
Elk Grove is a wonderful community just South of Sacramento.  It is a diverse area with distinctive neighborhoods ranging from older neighborhoods to newer neighborhoods, including some new construction.  There are also plenty of parks and walking paths to enjoy.  Its proximity to two major highways makes it a desirable area for those who work in Sacramento or the surrounding areas.  We are close to the Wine Country, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, the Sierras, waterways and so much more.  We have enjoyed making Elk Grove our home since 1999.  More about Elk GroveOur market is still characterized by a lack of inventory and rising prices.  There are 57 homes available to purchase and 159 home currently pending.  Home buyers are having a tough time getting their offers accepted and, those that...
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By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Other than my grandson, who spent time with me during the holidays, it's been an entire year since anyone has been in my home for a meal.  However, a number of us older family members have been fully vaccinated.  So, 5 of us (4 fully vaccinated) enjoyed a little lunch today.  I cooked up paella, along with some broiled lobster tails.  It was good to hug my granddaughter for the first time after many moons!Here's the CDC guidelines for those fully vaccinated.  My family is still being extra cautious!https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated-guidance.htmlI take pictures for the purpose of remembering fond times.  I do not impose copyright restrictions on these photos, so you may feel free to use, or distribute as you wish.  However, should you need a Real Estate ...
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By Jesse Coffey, Trust in Experience and Proven Results
(Roseville Real Estate Agent | Lincoln Real Estate Agent | Rocklin Real Estate Agent | Granite Bay Real Estate Agent)
Remodeled Sacramento Two Story Home Just Listed For Sale | 6235 Everest Way, Sacramento, Ca 95842  JUST LISTED! This two story home is located in the Foothill Farms neighborhood of Sacramento. This wonderful home was built in 1962 and remodeled less than five years ago. It is located near shopping, dining, fitness centers, schools, and entertainment. It is located near Interstate 80 and is a short drive to Roseville and Downtown Sacramento. The list price is $465,000.6235 Everest Way, Sacramento, Ca 95842This wonderfully updated Sacramento California home was just listed for sale. This two story home has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and is 2,022 square feet. Downstairs is a bedroom and a half bathroom which is very desirable. The home was remodeled less than 5 years ago. The remodel in 20...
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By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
I guess I'm enough of a born again pagan that I will always look forward to the first day of spring.  Today, I found myself driving around a bit mindlessly, simply enjoying early signs the earth is waking from its long winter nap.  The sun is out, and the blue sky has chosen to hold court to a number of pillow clouds. While on the ground, flowers are blooming, and ducks are playing at the pond in a nearby park.  It's hard to not be really hopeful about the future!~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~I take pictures for the purpose of remembering fond times.  I do not impose copyright restrictions on this photo, so you may feel free to use, or distribute as you wish.  However, should you need a Real Estate Professional in the Greater Sacramento area, I hope you will contact me by email or by visiting ...
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By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
If one needed be reminded what the most important thing in life is, I was given a reminder last Friday. It was a little before noon when I quickly became really ill.  It was as if my body gathered up every bit of moisture in my body and was urgently expelling it from nearly every orifice of my body!  I had always thought a bout with Montezuma’s Revenge during a trip to Puerto Vallarta in 2001 was about as sick as I’d ever been.  But, it couldn’t get a close second to what this was.Had I not received my second dose of Pfizer vaccine on February 9th, I would have highly suspected this was Covid!  I didn’t have a headache or temperature!  But, many of the other symptoms, I did have, including dizziness and balance issues!  Anyway, late in the afternoon I called my daughter, Jill, and asked...
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By Raymond Henson, eXp Realty, Realtor
(eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277))
    Meet Brandii Hollis ! ! !  We have just started working together at eXp Realty.  She is a student at Southern New Hampshire University, wife, mom, real estate agent and now...BLOGGER.  She is a natural.  Please take a look at her first blog.  I think you will agree.  We have been working together for about 3 months and I also think she is a natural in the world of real estate.  She is knowledgeable, hard working and has a very good demeanor.  She serves her clients well.     Please take the time to read her first blog, make plenty of comments and follow her.  In other words, please make her feel welcome here at ActiveRain.   
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By Raymond Henson, eXp Realty, Realtor
(eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277))
     Elk Grove is a wonderful community just South of Sacramento.  It is a diverse area with distinctive neighborhoods ranging from older neighborhoods to newer neighborhoods, including areas with new construction.  There are also plenty of parks and walking paths to enjoy.  Its proximity to two major highways makes it a desirable area for those who want to visit the Wine Country, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, lakes, rivers and so much more.We have enjoyed making Elk Grove our home since 1999.   View Homes in Elk GroveView Homes in 55+ Communities in Elk Grove (when available) Elk Grove     It has been a very good year for Elk Grove homeowners with prices rising about 17%.  There has been a scarcity of homes available in our area and with low interest rates, there have been plenty of deman...
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By Raymond Henson, eXp Realty, Realtor
(eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277))
         How do I mark the start of spring?  Not with a cute little groundhog.  Spring starts when the daffodils are in bloom.  My preference is for King Alfred Daffodils with their bright yellow, happy faces, but daffodils start out beautiful  and just get better. I can't wait for our gladiolus to come up next!  You can see one holdover from last summer.  I wonder who the gardener is.  He seems a little lazy.A quick story about the concrete bench.  It used to sit in front of our favorite nursery, Capital Nursery.  It went out of business a number of years ago and we visited it near their last day of business.  As we walked out of the story, my wife looked at the bench and asked, "I wonder if it is for sale."  We turned around and asked.  A few minutes later, it was ours.  It has travel...
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By Raymond Henson, eXp Realty, Realtor
(eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277))
  Restricted showings have always been a part of real estate and many times can even be appropriate.  For example, a client works all night and has to sleep during the day or there are dogs on the property that need to be removed.  There can be lots of reasons, but when the market gets really strong for sellers, this practice goes way up.Last week, a buyer asked me to see seven homes.  I immediately started trying to make contact with the listing agents to make appointments to view the homes and I followed their rules.  Six of the listings had instructions to call, text or email to make an appointment.  Three were listed on a Monday with first showings limited to Fri., Sat, and/or Sun., with very limited times.  I was able to get an appointment with the non-agent contact right away.  I ...
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