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Quality of Life in Sacramento : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Dec 30, 2016
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hello Sharon, here are all the rental listings available in Sacramento to study and compare up to $800 monthly rent. Let me know if you want to buy and pay less than rent payments local to you. You may qualify to buy with less than first, last and security deposit.

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Mon Dec 12, 2016
Derek Jones answered:
If you are in Sacramento now, just search for rentals in your price range then drive those neighborhoods to see if YOU feel safe there. No one here is going to be able to tell you where you are going to feel safe. ... more
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Tue Jul 5, 2016
Angelica P answered:

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Thu Oct 30, 2014
Bill Thompson answered:
Legal advice is beyond the scope of my license, however, to the best of my knowledge a signed contract is required when it comes to Real Estate transactions: otherwise it just boils down t one individual's words against another. Your son might be able to get away with this as a result of not having an executed contract.(As your statement would suggest he is not a party to any existing contract as it relates to that property)
However, don't take my word for it ,you might need to seek legal council.
Good luck Ginger.
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Wed Oct 2, 2013
Sue Archer Reynolds answered:
Sorry, but we are not qualified to give legal advice. You have tenant rights, these are tempered as to whether you caused the problem or they just happened as part of the property condition.

In either case, California offers free legal advice. If you go down to the county courthouse there is a legal center that can help answer these questions for you. If the home is 'red tagged' as being uninhabitable, and not by your actions, you may be eligible for the property owner to pay for your housing somewhere else until the home is corrected. ....but all of that is dependent on lots of factors.

It's best to talk to an attorney. If you don't want to go down to the county courthouse, sign up for Legal Shield. Those are the two most affordable legal options that you have.
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Fri May 17, 2013
Eddie Martini answered:
Affordable house prices in a great location!
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Sat Mar 30, 2013
Teri Andrews-Murch answered:
Aside from checking the Police or Sheriff websites and the Great Schools site I would also suggest they have info on cities plus discussion boards for communities.
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Fri Oct 19, 2012
Jim Walker answered:
For adults only. The best place is San Francisco! After that, maybe a casino or a night club that is holding a party. Or buy a couple hundred bucks worth of candy to hand out and make a party of it in your own home. I am hoping to celebrate by watching the Giants win the world series that night! ... more
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Fri Jul 6, 2012
Abu Musa answered:
You may visit www.homefacts .Also you may talk to the local police station.
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Mon Aug 8, 2011
John Arendsen answered:
Hard on landlords? Give me a break. It's the landlords that are hard on tenants in most cases. Personally? I think that the majority of landlords suffer from a Nepolean (Little Man's) Complex. They get all caught up in their power and position of authority. I've run across a few property managers that were so caught up in their self importance they scared me. They thought they were the second coming of the Nazi regime or something.

Tenants are not scum or the bottom of the barrel. In fact I know a few multi-millionaire renters. They just happen to love the freedom of renting and going any place in the world with total freedom with no residual commitments or responsibilities. Does that make them an inferior species? I don't think so.
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Thu Jun 16, 2011
Teri Andrews-Murch answered:
The tax record does not show a year built, but looking at the loan history of the property, possibly the early 80's, but can't confirm 100%, sorry
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Mon Mar 14, 2011
Lisa Boatman answered:
I think you would be very happy in east sac as well. It is an older community and has many older homes with lots of character. You can walk to many great coffee shops, restaurants, parks and the farmers market is a short bike ride away. You wont be able to ride your bike to Roseville however you will be hard pressed to find the same things you are looking for in that community. The rest of downtown and old sac will offer you good schools and all you want with only a short drive to Roseville. I just moved in to east sac myself and love being able to walk and bike everywhere. You are more then likely going to have to choose between a short commute and being able to walk/ ride places you want to go. I hope this helps! Have a good day! ... more
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Wed Dec 29, 2010
Jessica Waterbury answered:

Sacramento is a great place to live. I live & work in Land Park and I couldn't imagine living anywhere else. It's an amazing community where you'll find support and there is always something going on. There are definitely other surrounding neighborhoods that have their own charm and draws. The weather is brilliant when you think about it. It does get hot but not for too long. When it rains, it's all at once then we're back to sunny clear skies and beautiful weather. If you want snow, Tahoe is a short drive. You miss the city, it a short drive. There is a reason people are attracted to Sacramento. If I can help you Norma, please give me a call!

Jessica Waterbury
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Wed Aug 11, 2010
Christine Librach® answered:
It really depends upon the time of day you'd be traveling - Hwy 99 connects to the downtown area from Wilton and is highly congested during moring and afternoon commuting, but is decent the rest of the time. The roads from Wilton and the freeway are country roads so that can be an issue if you're running late, also there's significant fog in the Winter which makes commuting problematic at times, especially on the country roads. ... more
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Mon Jul 5, 2010
Belinda Popovich answered:
Hi Loretta,

There is a wonderful community called Glenbrooke by Del Webb here in Elk Grove. Their prices start just below 200k if you wanted to buy new. If you are looking for a older home then you have lots of options available to you right now. Elk Grove has many beautiful and fairly quiet communities, with lots of well maintained parks.The Sac Sheriff site,, will give you good comparisons on the crime between various Sacramento cities and Elk Grove.

Good Luck on your search and Congratulations on your retirement!
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Sun Jun 20, 2010
Kamal Randhawa answered:

No, you do not need any sort of license to rent out a property.

Kamal Randhawa
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Fri Jan 1, 2010
Jim Walker answered:
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
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Wed Oct 28, 2009
Jim Walker answered:
Hello GS,

I have a small Sacramento house for rent at $850 per month. Here is the link to the description: ... more
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Wed Dec 10, 2008
Erin answered:
Dear Mr. Montoya: As a Realtor, I don't get involved in landlord/tenant matters, but maybe I can point you in the right direction. Perhaps there is a property manager who can answer your question more completely. Here is a link to the Sacramento County Small Claims Court where you could get some legal advice. GOOD LUCK.
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Sat Dec 6, 2008
Jim Walker answered:
If you want a larger house or larger lot for your money you might look eastward to Roseville, Rocklin and Granite Bay. All these towns have great lifestyle and school reputations. One downside is the extra 20 to 30 minutes of commuting time into Sacramento than the closer in areas mentioned. ... more
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