Not at home. Every year I want to cancel Halloween and every year I do not. But this year, bwahahahha, I get my wish. We are going to The Kitchen for dinner, which takes a good 3 hours, so we will totally miss Halloween.
What can I say? I hate having to pull my butt up off the sofa, walk to the living room, open the door, hand out candy, listen to screaming kids, upset my cats because strangers are on the porch, Halloween is one big hassle. See how grumpy I am?... more
I think we would all be hard pressed to identify the "safest" neighborhood, but you can do your
own research by going to the sheriff's department site http://crimemap.sacsheriff.com/cvc/
The next item to address, the matching of what you will be looking for in a home and it's price and
the location (not too far from the VA hospital). You can do a radius search on the sherriff's site
centered on the hospital and see what you find as far as criminal activity and see what areas would seem to meet your requirements. Or you could start from the other end and locate homes that meet your needs and then check the activity around it......for my purposes I think I would start with
my search for the home first as it won't do you any good to find acceptable neighborhoods if there are no homes for sale there. If you would like to engage the services of an experienced agent, Tina and I do market in the Rancho Cordova/Mather/Anatolia areas as well as Rosemont & College Greens. Best of luck to you and welcome to Sacramento, a great place to live!... more
What part of San Jose do you live in now. I used to live in San Jose and it would help to know what you will compare your new neighborhood to. Also, what part of Roseville would your husband's new job be? What will your price range be?... more
Newer areas would be Elk Grove or Natomas. Whether they are "safe" will depend on your definition of safe. You can check the Sacramento Police Department website for stats, though. I'd look in 95835, 95834, 95757, 95758, 95624.... more
Laws about such conditions do vary from state to state. I would check with a lawyer to get up-to-date info about the rules in California. I also would look in the Yellow Pages for local renter's rights groups that can help. A third option would be to go to the city to make sure the appropriate local office is aware of the situation.
The answer is no. Not if you own the property. Below I attached the Tenant landlord book.
I think that was from 'Fast Times At Ridgemont High".
Been A long day!
Eric Soderlund... more
If you click the link below, there are a bakers dozen that fit the criteria: No older than ten years old sq feet between 2400 to 4000 price range 400K to 800 K in Sacramento and Folsom
There are so many great neighborhoods in Sacramento. To narrow it down what area will you be working in?
Land Park and East Sacramento are well established older neighborhoods with charming homes some are small 2bd 1 ba perfect for a single person.
You may like a condo in the campus commons area or woodside that is more central sacramento.... more
As far as I understand a certificate of occupancy is issued by the county for properties being built or significant remodels, at the completion of permitted work. I'm not sure what you are referring to in needing a certificate of occupancy to rent a home out.
You may want to check with the county if you feel a property is being unlawfully occupied, or with some illegal contract. As far as I understand the lease does not have to be written, but the tenant rights are very specific and you may want to actually go to the court house and speak to someone there if you have any issue with a landlord. There is free legal services, as far as I understand, right at the courthouse.... more
The 95821, and 95864 areas are very attractive areas for homes that you are looking for. These are very well developed neighborhoods, good solid schools, parks, etc.
You might want to search on a website yourself, (you can sign on to my website and set up your search if you prefer at www.suearcher.com ) or one of the realtors here can set you up on a search where you can receive all the information that you are requiring, save listings of interest, reject ones so that you don't have to see them again if they don't. But I would start with that.
Rio Americana high school has solid scores, and while your children are young, it is where the lower grade schools are feeding in to. There are many good public, and private schools in the area where people from other areas of Sacramento are commuting to.
When you have a search set up, there are features that allow you to see where other amenities are, like parks, medical facilities, elementary schools, etc. You can then research the elementary schools.
That would have you close to work, and excellent family home environment and all the services that you are interested in.... more
Short sales are probably better for your credit and I believe that there is a rule that you won't have to pay income taxes on the banks losses from a short sale. Another option to look into is deed in leiu of foreclosure, but I think you have to have the property listed for a certain amount of time before the bank will consider that. That saves foreclosure and short sale problems and is less expensive for the bank to handle, so sometimes is a better option for both parties. Be careful of companies that say they are going to help you negotiate with your bank and ask for money up front. Call the Hope Now Alliance if you want to explore options. They offer free services and are VERY helpful and kind.... more
I'm a bit partial because I live and I sell real estate in Land Park (95818), but I love this neighborhood. It's close to everything yet far enough away that you can walk downtown without living downtown. That's not to say there's anything wrong with Midtown or downtown -- there is not; it's simply more urban in the heart of it all. In Land Park, we have a lovely park, a Zoo, Fairytale town, terrific schools, lots of restaurants, tree-shaded streets and a friendly atmosphere. Most of my neighbors know each other. But that's not to say there aren't great places right next to Mather as well.
What ZIP codes are you considering? That might help other agents on Trulia to identify separate neighborhoods that they enjoy as well!... more
I gotta be honest with you, Norma -- it gets hot in Sacramento. We often have 2 or 3 weeks in the summer when temperatures are above 100. But don't let 90-degree temperatures scare you, because anything under 90 is pretty nice. It's not like 90 in a humid city such as Minneapolis, and I have first-hand experience with that.
The first couple years I lived here, I did not wear a coat in the winter. Many Sacramentans wear coats but as a person who has survived 50-degrees below zero temperatures in Minnesota, I don't happen to think 45 is very cold. The winters are mild, somewhat rainy at times, but the rain is generally soft. We have one or two heavy rainstorms in the winter. But it doesn't really rain from April through October.
I like living here. I chose Sacramento as the best place to live in California when I moved here -- I wasn't born here. The prices are affordable, it's a vibrant, fun city with a lot of nightlife, restaurants, museums, parks, attractions -- the shopping, I must say, could be better -- and it has two rivers. Some people will tell you that Sacramento is within close proximity to other areas of interest such as the City or Tahoe, but that's not the big selling point for me. It's the people. I find Sacramentans very down-to-earth and friendly, just like those from the Midwest but without the "Minnesota nice" quality. LOL.
You should come spend some time here and experience first-hand how wonderful Sacramento really is.... more
My son and his family live in East Sacramento - just past the expensive "fabulous forties" They are on 51st street near Folsom. There is a good park, a great elementary school, nice houses for decent prices, and safety (that is relative in this day and age) They have been there for five years, he takes the light rail to work at the capitol, my grandkids play with neighborhood kids without fear of being hurt. I am considering moving up there as well. Liz... more
Well I suppose that depends on how you define 'desirable.' The most expensive? The prettiest? Near good schools? Where homes sell quickly? Everybody's personal taste is different...
My favorite neighborhoods are the Fabulous 40's, Sierra Oaks, and Land Park.
The Fabulous 40's is located in downtown / East Sacramento - basically from 40th to 48th Streets between J Street and Folsom Blvd. The homes there are very stately, and it is difficult to buy in that area for less than $900k. The homes were constructed in the 20's - 50's, there are lots of mature trees, the parcel sizes are relatively large for being so close to downtown...so are the homes...gorgeous neighborhood...
Sierra Oaks and Sierra Oaks Vista are just outside of the downtown area and are between Howe Avenue and Watt Avenue, and the American River and Northrup Avenue. Mostly older homes, very large parcels, mature trees, etc...entry level pricing is around $650k...
Land Park is between I-5 and Freeport Blvd, and Broadway and Sutterville Road (and William Land Park). Again, older homes, mature trees, blah blah blah...entry level prices can be in the low $300k's.
I have an affinity for more established neighborhoods...othere opinions may differ...... more