There is a cute interview in the Sacramento Bee this morning with a couple of women who are 101. The Bee asked them not once but twice for the secret to a long life. I wonder if it's because The Bee did not like the first answer, which was playing Bingo.
Before you laugh, there is really nothing wrong with Bingo. It's a game you don't play by yourself. You play with other people. It's competitive. If you're using multiple cards, I imagine it involves organization and having a system in place.
Not to mention, it's probably a hoot to yell out BINGO. I don't play bingo, so I don't really know. But if that's the secret to longevity, so be it. I hope, however, it's not the second answer, which was watching the Food Channel.
But if there was ever a one-story home in Sacramento where a person could comfortably grow old, this one is it. It's located in the lovely community of Regency Park in Natomas, and it's a short sale. There are no HOA dues.
The home faces east, so it gets a lot of morning sun. The back yard patio is close to the back door, which means in the evening an umbrella will shade you. The patio is stamped concrete, offset by the pretty landscaping and vegetation.
You've got 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. Great for grandchildren or maybe to use as hobby rooms, too. Perhaps you have a big family and absolutely need 4 bedrooms? The master suite has exterior access to another patio in the back, which is secluded.
One of the surprising factors in this home are the upgrades. You don't expect to see these kinds of upgrades in such an affordable-priced home. The first thing you'll notice is the flooring. Much of it is slate pavers installed on the diagonal. A diagonal installation tends to make rooms look bigger.
You've got granite slab counters in the kitchen, and a kitchen island. The appliances are stainless, and they all stay, say the seller. The kitchen sink is white, not stainless, and located in the kitchen island, which is extremely handy when cooking and chopping up vegetables.
5939 Caddington Way, Sacramento, CA 95835, is offered exclusively by Lyon Real Estate as a short sale at $195,000. 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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