We are fulltime agents who actually live in Natomas Park.
We have represented sellers in both traditional and short sales in the community. We do work for a bank agent , and find short sales in the last few years are definately half our inventory in todays market. Bank Owned properties are nice , since the waiting period is a number of days to know if your offer is accepted, then goes into a 30 day close on most escrows. We have lenders who can close in 20.
We bought a short sale a year ago , but have lived in the community 5 years.
We live in a single story home, they are a premium in this community. I would say for every 10 homes on a block there may be 2 single story homes. It took us months to find one. Granted one year ago the market was not as competative as it is today.
Your price range there are also patio homes in the area. Sounds like it would work for you in regards to small yard.
There are also some of those style homes in newer part of West Sacramento. Not sure what your age bracket is, "Heritage Park" is a senior home community (55+) . If you havent visited its a nice area, with a super club house.
Elizabeth and Joann hit the nail on the head, it is fiercy competative here. Dont give up, you can find a home.
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Chris and Julie
The competition is fierce in Natomas. Not only are you competing with other buyers, but investors are beating out offers by paying all cash. Both of my Natomas condos are in escrow, too, as a result of multiple offers over list price.
If I were you, I'd listen to Joann Kaleel. She works at our Lyon Natomas office and is out in the trenches daily. If Joann can't help you to buy a home in Natomas, nobody can. She's a Natomas specialist with plenty of real estate experience.
It's still very competitive in this price range in Natomas Park. Only condos available under $150,000. Single family homes are closer to $200,000 and they sell very quickly. If you aren't in a hurry, we have new short sales coming on the market daily. They are sometimes the best way to get the most for your money. Citibank just approved a short sale in this neighborhood in 30 days, so the wait may not be too long! Feel free to go on my website. At the top of the page there's an Instant Search Botton just for North Natomas and you can browse through everything on the market there. Great timing on your part - prices are at the bottom and interest rates are incredibly low. Feel free to call or email if you need more help.
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