I am sometimes so focused on a seller's hardship letter that I might blurt out something I should not say. A seller might tell me that his job transferred him to the East Coast, which means he has to uproot his family, tear his kids away from their friends and school, and move to some horribly distant and barren land. And I'll say: "Perfect; that's great!" Then, I find myself backpeddling to explain why I said that because I would hate to come across as a person without compassion.
Because the truth is I do care. I am saddened by the misfortune that often accompanies a Sacramento short sale. As a Sacramento short sale agent, I talk with plenty of people who are suffering. Sometimes, they tell me they have no hardship, so they don't think they will qualify for a short sale. Much depends on their lender. If their bank is Bank of America, they probably will qualify because of the Cooperative Short Sale program.
I also explain that the loss of job security is a hardship. How many people in this day and age can honestly say that they are completely secure in their line of work? Well, besides a Sacramento short sale agent, I mean. I'm probably one of the few people with job security. I look out at the horizon, and I see short sales for as far as the eye can see. But regular people, sane people who wouldn't work a short sale if their life depended on it? What do they see when they look at their jobs? It's not pretty. Until the job market changes in Sacramento, short sales will continue.
If you're looking for a short sale that would probably make a great rental, here is a short sale in Antelope. It has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, standard issue. Attached two-car garage. Central heat and air. Brand spankin' new carpeting, and some of the bedrooms have been painted. The master bath is updated, ceramic floor, shower, vanity.
This home is situated outside of the newer home subdivisions. It's like being in the country or maybe Rio Linda. The home was built in 1985, and it's about 1,362 square feet. The roof was replaced in 2003. It has a covered patio and fruit trees in the fenced back yard.
7854 Caber Way, Antelope, CA 95843 is offered exclusively by Lyon Real Estate as a short sale at $110,000. For more information, call your Sacramento short sale agent, Elizabeth Weintraub, at 916 233 6759. For a private showing, call Linda Swanson at 916 607 0111.
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Elizabeth Weintraub is an author, home buying expert for About.com, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully sells short sales throughout the four-county Sacramento area with an emphasis on Elk Grove. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 40 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate. BRE License # 00697006.
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