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Tue Feb 3, 2015
Jamie Collins answered:
Here is a recomendation from one of my clients.

Please let him know that Jamie Collins Referred you.

Jason Pickens | Property Manager

HomePointe Property Management
8856 Greenback Lane #B
Orangevale, CA 95662

T: 916.988.5300 x400 | F:916.988.2770
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Mon Jul 22, 2013
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
I guess that depends on the topic. If real estate, it probably indicates a buyer who is in the very, very early stages of looking for a home. If romance, may be best to move on now.
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Tue Jan 1, 2013
Kylee Roe answered:
Hi John,
This home needed some sort of repair, undefined in listing info. This home was withdrawn from the market and currently not being offered for sale. It is owned by Fannie Mae.
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Fri Dec 7, 2012
Kylee Roe answered:
Hi Joel!
I lived in Dallas for years and years--JJ Pearce High and then U of Houston. Citrus Heights is Suburban, lots of shopping conveniences, parks, some areas with large lots and the occasional horse.

We are basically $1 per sq foot for rentals, so a 1000 sq ft. home would run about , $1000.

You can check Craigslist, or there is a variety of Property Management companies--HomePointe, SacDelta Property (? that may not be the exact name), M&M--to name a few. And the apartments are available on the various type sites.

The schools there have a good reputation--San Juan Unified School District. In my opinion 95610 is a little nicer area, but will cost more. There are some nice neighborhoods in the other C.H. zip--95621, but just drive around to see how YOU feel about it.

GOOD LUCK! Welcome to town.

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Sat Dec 29, 2012
Ted DeFazio answered:
All over Sacramento, we're seeing revitalization projects. From foreclosed projects being bought up by new developers to mom and pop flippers buying entry level fixer uppers to bring to market as a turn key, FHA ready home. In the central neighborhoods, dilapidated homes are being torn down to build new or stripped and added on to. The outskirts are seeing new construction roaring back due to the decreased supply of resale inventory. ... more
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Thu Jul 17, 2014
Michelle Lehman answered:
Congratulations! Sounds like you are in a great position to make some exciting changes in your life. Keeping your current home for a rental and purchasing another home to live in with these crazy low interest rates makes a lot of sense. Of course, be sure to check with your accountant and/or tax advisor. ... more
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Mon Aug 20, 2012
Bob Thomas answered:
Good day,

You are looking for a part of Sacramento called “Midtown”. Many folks who live in Midtown do not have cars due to the fact they can walk everywhere to everything, shopping, entertainment, dining and night life.
You want to look for an area called the “grid”. Midtown is a fairly large area and the closer you get to the “grid” the closer you are to everything. Rents may be a touch higher nearer the ‘grid’ as appose to 10-12 blocks away.
All the best and welcome to Sacramento!
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Thu Jun 28, 2012
Joseph Drew answered:
Great little area, there is great access to the Laguna Creek Trail and to both Van Doren & Jack E Hill parks. Also, Elk Grove Elementary is located in the neighborhood. Very Safe area, there is an Sheriff Sub Station at the corner of Bond/Waterman Roads.

I think that the only con I have come across is access and getting back to Bond.

I hope that helps. Let me know if you have further questions about Britschgi or any of the other ElK Grove Neighborhoods.
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Fri Nov 30, 2012
Sue Archer Reynolds answered:
Interest rates are not tied to credit as much as they were a few years ago, when they had the myriad of packages like prime, subprime, stated income loans and all flavors in between.

It would be hard not to get a good interest rate with a score over 640, but the best person to talk to would be Chris Stahl at Summit Funding. he can be reached at 768-8000. He can give you more specifics.

No matter what interest rates are lower than they were 2 years ago so you're in a better position. Good luck!
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Fri Sep 25, 2015
Bruce Slaton answered:
FHA 203K loan

Here is a link to more information

Bruce Slaton
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Tue Apr 10, 2012
Gina Borges-Valdez answered:
I would recommend that you start by researching the areas closest to your job. You should contact an agent to assist you with your search. Be sure to get pre-qualified first so you know your price range. ... more
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Fri Apr 6, 2012
Doug Reynolds answered:
Midtown offers a better mix of residential with nightlife, amenities , restaurants, shopping, parking, etc. Compared to Downtown has more business/office, although it is transitioning to offer as much as midtown. Downtown also has more "rough" pocket areas compared to midtown is more consistently "good" location. My office is in Midtown and i love the area. ... more
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Sat Mar 31, 2012
Wendy Rockwood answered:
I checked on each of those properties and they are not available. Whitemore is Sold, Calzada went pending today and Ardell is a short sale that has an offer on it.
If you have any questions or want to see what else is available. Let me know
Wendy Rockwood
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Mon Jun 11, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Why not simply consider working with an agent of your own; he/she can provide suitable properties, any necessary information, schedule showings, etc.
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Fri Mar 30, 2012
Jack McLaughlin answered:
There are plenty of great walkable neighborhoods in the area.... A favorite website of mine for just this subject is If that fails I would be more than happy to help you find an agent who lives and breaths neighborhoods...

Jack McLaughlin
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Sun Apr 1, 2012
Micah Baginski answered:
If the company you are prequalified with does 203K loans then you should be golden. Remember though that the process is a little more daunting than a conventional loan. You need to have a contractor who has been in business for longer than two years, who is insured and bonded. They need to get qualified by the lender as do your bids from the contractor. The appraiser will do an advanced appraisal to evaluate the work to be completed and value the home as if it were complete. Once the home has been purchased you have a time frame, usually 90 days to complete the work, then another appraisal and the loan converts to permanent financing. ... more
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Fri Mar 23, 2012
Gina Borges-Valdez answered:
Yes, it is a good area. It is close to downtown, the freeways and the Sacramento State University Campus. Let me know if you want more specific information.
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Tue Mar 20, 2012
Sue Archer Reynolds answered:
I would say that it would be older neighborhoods, like those in Orangevale, Carmichael and some areas of Citrus Heights within that price range. Newer homes tend, on average, to have smaller lot sizes.

But your question speaks in generalities. If you set up a search, such as going to my website, or another realtor's website, you can search for all of Sacramento for homes that meet your other criteria and find some in other towns as well.
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Mon Mar 19, 2012
Sue Archer Reynolds answered:
If she's representing the builder then she speaks for what the builder is offering for the property that he is selling. Hopefully you are not using the same agent to represent you? Because if you are, (a common mistake many buyers do- walk in their open house and just sign up with the agent there who represents the seller) you essentially will walk the way they want you to walk through the purchase process. For no cost to you, you could have had your own agent.

If you want to check what the agent is saying vs. California laws related to new home development then you'll need to check with the building department for the city/county that you're in but I would assume they will be legally compliant. Also, you should always check the contract for things like the 'transfer fee'. That fee is charged not on this transaction but on future transactions with many new home developments.
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Mon Mar 19, 2012
James Tan answered:
I am partial to Elk Grove. But we have great family friendly parks in Elk Grove, the Elk Grove Unified School District has schools which are rated 9 to 10 statewide. With regards to crime statistics, you can check yourself on trulia. The homes are very reasonably priced at around $100 per sqft, they cost less than the construction cost. Check out these homes at
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