Myrl Jeffcoat - Sacramento Realtor, Retired

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I am a retired Greater Sacramento Realtor. My career spanned 40 years beginning in 1981, and ending in 2021. MY INTERESTS & HOBBIES: In addition to family activities, I am active in a Sacramento history group, and a local Sacramento area genealogy group. I actively research several family names. I also have a special love of cooking. For several years, I worked at an international software development company, which was represented by people from all over the globe. During that time, I was fortunate enough to learn special recipes from a number of them. They include, Indian, Caribbean, Spanish, Italian, Mexican, Romanian, Hungarian, Irish, and Carolina "Low Country" recipes. I have developed a special interest in mixing certain recipes from varying ethnic groups to create unique recipes and combinations not usually seen. Another of my favorite pastimes is gardening. And, I often find myself spending hours in my garden, and wondering where time has gone! I am interested in photography and cameras. This interest began as a child, and has remained and was perpetuated in my Real Estate career, family activities, and travel. Last but not least, I enjoy travel - both foreign and domestic.



Cradled in the heart of the City of Sacramento, is Sutter's Fort In 1839, John Sutter, a Swiss immigrant acquired a land grant in the Sacramento Valley from the Mexican government. The land was used to create a growing agricultural enterprise, which Sutter named, New Helvetia (New Switzerland.) ...
Here's an example of why parents should always check their children's homework before they hand it in: A first grader handed in the drawing below for a homework assignment.After it was graded and the child brought it home, she returned to school the next day with the following note: Dear Ms. Davi...
For those who haven't already seen it, there is a terrific documentary on PBS that is worth viewing.  "The Ascent of Money" is one of the more detailed accounts of how home mortgages escallated into the world of the derivative products market, with each money guru adding on fees as each product w...
While plugging into stories about Bernie Madoff, and Citigroup's near acquisition of a new $50 million dollar jet, I came across this story: Ex-CEO of Lehman Bros. deeds house to wifeJanuary 26, 2009 Ex-CEO of Lehman Bros. deeds house to wifeThe former CEO of Lehman Brothers has deeded his Florid...
The following graph provides sales statistics for the county of Sacramento.  In addition there are links to the surrounding counties of: El Dorado, Placer and Yuba. They compare December 2008 to the year prior (December 2007), as well as data for November 2008 vs. November 2007.  In most areas th...
Often home buyers who are obtaining a mortgage for a newly purchased home, will ask, "What are points?" The answer - Each point or discount point, as real estate professionals and mortgage lenders often refer to them, are equal to 1% of the loan amount.  For example, on a $100,000 loan, one disco...
Several times recently, I have had conversations with friends, family and clientele.  And often, the question arises, "Myrl, when did you begin to know we were trouble with the housing market?"I remember the first time the question came up, my mind wandered back to the summer of 2005, when I was ...
Home ownership not only provides a great shelter for you at tax time.  If you are in a higher income bracket that shelter can become even more valuable to you.  It can also make good financial sense.  So, you may be asking, "How much of a mortgage payment can I afford?" Rent:_____________________...
I watched a travel documentary this weekend, which spoke about the California Gold Rush, and the Nevada Comstock Load.  According to what was presented, in TODAY'S dollars, the gold taken from the California Mother Lode would be worth approximately $13 billion, and the silver extracted from the N...

Myrl Jeffcoat

Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired
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