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Sat Mar 30, 2013
Patrick O'Hare answered:
Unfortunately the Trulia system is not referencing what area you are
asking about.
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Fri Oct 19, 2012
Nancy Bergman answered:
Okay, for someone who has kids and loves Halloween, I need to answer this one. Yes, we already have the decorations up at my house!
First, if you have kids, ask them! They will know the best streets for giving out candy. We go in my neighborhood because there are three streets lined with decorations and its like kids from other areas come.
Also, the parks are doing activities. Depending where you are, I just saw a sign that something is going on at Arden Park, Howe Park, etc. Check with your parks and rec district.
In addition, some of the malls have safe trick or treating.
If you have small kids and don't want them to be too freaked out, I also suggest Boo at the Zoo. My kids love it. Check the zoo's website for pricing and hours.
Stay safe and Happy Halloween!
Nancy

Nancy S Bergman
Realtor - Lyon Short Sale Certified
DRE # 01893550
Lyon RE Downtown
2801 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
nbergman1@live.com
http://www.sachomesbynancy.com
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Fri Jul 6, 2012
Patrick O'Hare answered:
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!
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Mon Mar 14, 2011
Ute Ferdig answered:
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
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Mon Jul 5, 2010
Max Boyko answered:
Hi Loretta,

There are some great neighborhoods in the Sacramento area that are safe and guarded. If you are looking into retirement here there are a number of affordable senior and gated communities. The quality of life here is great, with sunny skies more than any other place I know of.

Also, will you be purchasing with cash or a loan may make a difference on what price you will essentially pay for the home.

In the 200k price range, I can say I recently closed on a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home with a swimming pool in Elk Grove, and the home was only 6 years old!

Call me with any questions - 916-470-3198
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Wed Oct 2, 2013
Ron Rovtar answered:
Hi Atwater:

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.

Best,
Ron
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Sun Feb 27, 2011
Eric J Soderlund answered:
The answer is no. Not if you own the property. Below I attached the Tenant landlord book.
Read It
Learn It
Live It.

I think that was from 'Fast Times At Ridgemont High".

Been A long day!

Best Regards,

Eric Soderlund
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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

http://prospector.metrolist.net/scripts/mgrqispi.dll?APPNAME=Metrolist&PRGNAME=MLSLogin&ARGUMENT=Ok7KmNi58nbInAxeCH8GTWCOVuOIt6KrTS7T96ZO/YY%3D&KeyRid=1&Include_Search_Criteria=on
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Wed Oct 28, 2009
Sue Baldo answered:
Dear Gs-
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.
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Wed Dec 10, 2008
Sue Archer Reynolds answered:
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.
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Sat Dec 6, 2008
Sue Archer Reynolds answered:
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.
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Sun Apr 26, 2009
Chantelle Mahan answered:
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
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Tue Aug 26, 2008
Beth Moran answered:
Hi Chris,
I live in Folsom and our little town has quite a reputation of being very family oriented. Lots of parks (48 or 49 last count) and bike trails, great schools and lots to do. You can check out my site for more info. www.FolsomLakeHomes.com ... more
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Wed Dec 29, 2010
Rob McQuade answered:
I love Sacramento. My partner and I also have a place in San Francisco and it's fabulous being there, but there's something amazingly livable about Sacramento in general--plus the weather's great, there's actual sun in the morning, and you can enjoy an evening outdoors without layering. ;-)

As a San Francisco urbanite, you'll probably find that Sacramento's Downtown (http://www.ForSaleinDowntown.com) and Midtown (http://www.ForSaleinMidtown.com) neighborhoods offer the kind of activity and amenities you've become accustomed to. Downtown Sacramento is more urban (read: less residential, more office) and Midtown is more mixed use (think Hayes Valley or a more active Noe Valley). And flat. Don't forget flat.

Be prepared for warmer summers (you'll use air conditioning), but I definitely recommend that you check out Sacramento. And, if you're looking for something quieter or a little more suburban, there are plenty of neighborhoods to choose from with their own look and feel.

Rob McQuade, ABR, REALTOR®
McMartin Realty | 2031 K St Ste 100 | Sacramento, CA 95811-4253

Tel (916) 444-7577 or Toll Free (866) 720-CITY (2489)
Fax (916) 444-7977

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Tue Jul 15, 2008
Sue Archer Reynolds answered:
You didn't mention size of home, or price range but an introductory client portal is being sent now.
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Wed Jul 2, 2008
Liz Stevens answered:
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
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Thu Oct 11, 2007
Erin Stumpf (Attardi) answered:
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...
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Thu Feb 21, 2008
Gena Riede answered:
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Wed Aug 11, 2010
Gena Riede answered:
Oh my no, you're only talking about a 20-25 minute drive and yet still live in the Country. Take a little tour of Wilton below.
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