My attention is easily diverted when it comes to Sacramento short sales. I'm like a dog out in the yard who suddenly spots a squirrel. Doh. Short Sale. My head snaps. I can't sign on to MLS without being seduced by new short sale listings nor can I popover to Active Rain without reading new short sale posts and commenting. Which wouldn't be so bad if I had the time to do it but I don't. Because I'm a Sacramento short sale agent, my life is very busy these days.
And those agents who years ago pointed fingers and smirked behind my back when I said I do short sales? I could venture to guess where they are except they're not in my Midtown office anymore. But my point is I am very focused on short sales. In part, because there's such a huge demand for it, but mostly because I'm so humbly good at it. I've definitely found my niche.
Every so often I list a Sacramento short sale that I'm overly enthusiastic about because it's such a gorgeous and unique home. This is one of those. It deserves a discerning owner like you. This home is located in a gated community near Sierra Oaks / Arden, between Watt and Howe. It's a semi-custom, built in 2004 and features 3,149 square feet, per the Sacramento County Assessor. It's located at the end of a cul-de-sac and backs to Jonas Larkspur Park -- the quiet end without a lot of foot traffic.
It has 5 bedrooms, one of which is located on the ground floor, and 3 spacious baths. A custom tiled entry greets you, and off to the right are soaring ceilings with a ton of windows that let in the light. Apart from a formal living room and dining room area, you'll also find an open floor plan around the corner, featuring a gourmet kitchen and a large family room. The kitchen has granite slab counters, GE Profile stainless appliances, a 5-burner gas cooktop, double ovens with convection, a walk-in pantry and mahogany cabinets, plus there is space for a kitchen table.
The stairs and hallways are extra wide, creating a feeling of graciousness. The home is elegant yet casual. Think: barefoot, chiffon and silk.
Upstairs, you'll find a small loft, banked by lots of windows, which could be used as a sitting area or hobby space. There are four more bedrooms. The master suite is oversized with a sitting area and a fireplace. The master bath is like a spa, with a jetted tub, extra large shower and 2 tiled vanities. The ceramic floor has water hot water running underneath, so the floor is never cold under foot.
The back yard is pristine, lush and beautiful. Pergolas supported by stately columns offer several patios with shade. You'll find lots of little extras such as a separate seating area where a gas line is in place for a fireplace and several entertainment patios, plus garden space around the corner and a sparkly water fountain. It's a perfect yard for hosting cocktail parties because it offers guests a variety of places to hold private conversations yet still mingle with each other.
945 Sierra Park Lane, Sacramento, CA 95864 is exclusively offered by Lyon Real Estate as a short sale at $535,000. For more information, call your Sacramento short sale agent, Elizabeth Weintraub, at 916 233 6759.
Photos: Elizabeth Weintraub
Certified HAFA Specialist
Sacramento Real Estate Listings
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.
The Short Sale Savior, by Elizabeth Weintraub, available with free shipping.
Photo: Unless otherwise noted in this blog, the photo is copyrighted by Big Stock Photo and used with permission.The views expressed herein are Weintraub's personal views and do not reflect the views of Lyon Real Estate. Disclaimer: If this post contains a listing, information is deemed reliable as of the date it was written. After that date, the listing may be sold, listed by another brokerage, canceled, pending or taken temporarily off the market, and the price could change without notice; it could blow up, explode or vanish. To find out the present status of any listing, please go to elizabethweintraub.com.