For the past 30-some years, I've been taking niacin to lower my cholesterol. Oh, sure, in the beginning it was just all fun and games because niacin gave you such a rush. Especially if you didn't take the time-release version. But now it is time to say goodbye to my daily ritual of niacin. Because the medical community has recently determined that taking niacin can give you a heart attack! I kid you not. And it has been found to have absolutely zero benefit for lowering cholesterol.
If you can't trust a doctor, who can you trust? One day, it's take niacin. The next day, it's niacin could kill you. Being in the medical profession has to got to be as much fun as being a Sacramento short sale agent. What's true one day changes the next. Especially in the short sale business.
But, here's one thing that doesn't much change. The community of Galt. There are a lot of firefighters, police officers and public workers who live in Galt. I don't know about you, but if we suddenly had a national emergency situation, I think Galt would be a good place to live.
This is a 3-bedroom, 3-bath home, of approximately 2,724 square feet, built in 2006 by Hofman Construction. I guess the original plans for the Cambridge model showed a smaller square footage, but something changed along the way. This home is situated in Chancellor Estates. It's a highly desirable one-story home.
Most of the flooring, except for the bedrooms and baths, is hardwood walnut planks. Which is great for pets and children. The bedrooms have upgraded carpeting and pad. The baths and laundry are ceramic.
Off the entry is the formal living and dining. To the right, through French doors, is an office. The wall to the left is cut open to reveal the hallway. Straight ahead is the family room and to the right is the kitchen.
Lots of upgrades in the kitchen, besides the island. The cabinets are tiered and finished with molding on top and bottom with fluted clipped corners, plus under cabinet task lighting. Counters are granite. Backsplash is tumbled stone tile. Double door pantry closet with frosted and engraved glass.
You'll find plantation shutters throughout, ceiling fans and a whole house fan. Off the master suite is a retreat used as a nursery. This room is professionally painted with a mural composite of a giraffe, elephant, zebra, monkey and other wild animals in the jungle. Totally cute. The master bath has a jetted tub, marble vanity top with dual sinks and a separate shower with a marble inset. Huge, double-size walk-in closet.
The back yard is professionally landscaped. There is a 3-car garage, and a side yard concrete slab for a boat. The third garage is a drive-through.
595 Hamstead Drive, Galt, CA 95632 is exclusively offered by Lyon Real Estate as a short sale at $265,000. For more information, call your Sacramento short sale agent, Elizabeth Weintraub, at 916 233 6759. For a private showing, call Barbara Dow at 916 761 7398.
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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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