A dear friend who has long since passed away, Margie Moreno of Midway City down in southern California, used to say that palm trees were overrated. She totally freaked out my husband the time I took him to Newport Beach. I was trying to talk him into moving to Newport Beach, because that's where I used to live and sell real estate.
Of course, there are tons of palm trees everywhere in southern California. Margie Moreno told him that rats live in the base of palm trees. OK, that wasn't the only reason he refused to move to Orange County and chose Sacramento instead, but that's not really a true statement about all palm trees.
In fact, most palm trees aren't even indigenous to California. Most of our palm trees come from the tropics, Asia or Europe. But it doesn't stop us Californians from loving palm trees or trying to create a Hawaiian oasis in our back yards.
Here is a short sale home in the Standford Ranch subdivision in Rocklin that boasts king palms in the back yard. The king palms accentuate the beautifully sculpted gunite pool and pretty waterfall. You can also spot the palm trees out the windows in the family room and master suite, giving you the feeling that you live on a tropical island.
This 4-bedroom, 3-bath shows and looks like a model home. It has soaring ceilings and a magnificent entrance. You'll find columns in the formal living room and dining room. It has an open floor plan, and the family room is a step-down from the kitchen. On that lower level, you'll also find several more rooms: a media room with built-in entertainment center and surround sound, laundry and guest bath. The surround sound is wired to the master suite and the back yard, so you can turn off and turn on speakers depending on where you are in the home.
The kitchen has additional dining space, an island, tiled counters and a ceramic floor. It has a 55-degree, temperature-controlled wine closet. Floor-to-ceiling storage for your bottles of wine.
The home seems much larger than its 2,437 square feet, with lots of little touches such as crown molding, recessed lighting and even a laundry shoot in the upstair's hall.
There is a 3-car garage and RV access. This sits on a corner lot for extra privacy.
5348 Swindon Road, Rocklin, CA 95765 is listed exclusively by Lyon Real Estate as a PREAPPROVED HAFA short sale at $325,686. 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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