Granite Bay, CA Real Estate News

By Ryan Dressel, Sacramento Home Staging
(Stage Right Design, Inc.)
Staging Your Home for a Quick Sale by Ryan Dressel Home Staging is the very best proven way to get top dollar for your home as you prepare it for sale. Having your home staged by a Professional Home Stager will aid in selling it faster and for more money!   Staging sets the scene throughout the entire house to create immediate buyer interest in your property. This leads to your home selling for the highest possible price in today's market. Remember, "The way you live in your home, and the way you market and sell your home are two different things."  It is very difficult for a homeowner to look at their home objectively, and if you can't look at something objectively then you cannot market it effectively. You've got one shot to make a great first impression. Home staging isn't as expens...
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By Lori Kim Polk, Home Stager - Roseville, Sacramento
( Premiere Home Staging : Home Staging Services)
Want to live in Granite Bay? Now is the time to buy! 2 years ago you could not get a home in Granite Bay California for under $500K. But now your wish has come true. Homes are affordable in this affluent area that sits just north of Sacramento. The unincorporated Placer County community of Granite Bay has a population of about 20,000 residents and covers an area of approximately 25 square miles. It is situated on the north shore of Folsom Lake about 25 miles northeast of Sacramento on the eastern edge of the Sacramento Valley at the base of the Sierra foothills.  Typically, summers are hot and dry, while winters are cool and rainy.  Summers average high temperatures are about 95 degrees but with the usual cooling evening breezes average summer lows drop to about 60 degrees.  Average te...
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By Kathy Dyer Roseville Sacramento Staging Real Estate Home Stager Services
(One Step Staging- Home Staging services Roseville/Sac areas)
You only have one shot at attracting buyers on the internet. Home stagers are trained to attract selective buyers to your property. Savvy home sellers can use home stagers to prepare their properties before they are listed, so that their homes will get noticed and stand out from the competition. Home Stagers prepare your home for sale, we are photo stylists that create the right setting for your photographs and package your house to emotionally connect to buyers. This Sacramento Ca area Home was staged using the talents of One Step Staging. One Step Staging is a premier full service home staging company in Roseville, serving Placer County, Rocklin, Lincoln, Granite Bay, Fair Oaks, Carmichael, Sacramento and surrounding areas.  View our web site at One Step Staging for more examples of o...
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By Carolyn Gjerde-Tu-Davis, Ca Real Estate
(Lyon Real Estate)
I keep finding myself on Youtube. Sometimes I search for topics like I would in google. It is really interesting the types of videos that are posted. Along with many virtual tours in most areas, you can typically find other information about a region on youtube. Here is a news story from last year on the high end of the Granite Bay Real Estate market. There were the same number of homes for sale in Granite Bay in July 2007 than there were this July. However, the number of homes that sold from July 2007 to July 2008 has dropped. TRENDGRAPHIX indicates the average price per square foot (all homes in Granite Bay) dropped from $275 per square foot in July 2007 to $223 per square foot in July 2008. While this may indicate that prices have fallen, it is also an indicator that it is the smalle...
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By Lori Kim Polk, Home Stager - Roseville, Sacramento
( Premiere Home Staging : Home Staging Services)
We want YOU to have a unique Staging experience. Do not stage your home until you have looked at our services first. As experienced real estate stagers, we take great pride in what we do. Homes are selling in this market. With our combined efforts, we are unsurpassed with customer satisfaction, strategic marketing, and upscale furnishings. Recently featured on KFBK Real Estate Talk, Sacramento Magazine, Sacramento News and Review, Sacramento Real Estate Voice, and Sacramento Staging Voice. Results speak for themselves. Average Days on Market as of 9/20/08 is 35. Lori Kim Polk is the Founder and Lead Designer of Artful Journey Designs and Staging, a full service Home Staging and Design Corporation combined with Ryan Dressel from Staged Right Design located in Roseville, California. Recen...
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By Lori Kim Polk, Home Stager - Roseville, Sacramento
( Premiere Home Staging : Home Staging Services)
Lori Kim Polk is the Founder and Lead Designer of Artful Journey Designs and Staging, a full service Home Staging and Design Corporation combined with Ryan Dressel from Staged Right Design located in Roseville, California. We proudly service Granite Bay, Rocklin, Lincoln, Sacramento and surrounding areas. Call us today at 916-300-0402 for our premier services. "The art of selling your home!" Check out StagersLIST.com the resource for Realtors, Stagers and Homeowners in North America.
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By Denise Howell
(Windermere Placer County Properties)
A few months ago, I decided that I would keep an eye on properties that came up for sale that would make good rental properties for an investment.   I entered my search criteria and saved it so that I could check back and revisit the changes in availability periodically.  I wanted to purchase a cute little house that I could rent out and of course in a perfect world, I would build equity as my renter paid the mortgage.  I entered my wish list and hit "search."  Over 250 listings came up.  I was overwhelmed!   That was way, way back in May of this year (not even 5 weeks). Today (June 3), I revisited my rental property search.  Using the same criteria, 26 properties came up.  I have fewer choices now.  I may need to get serious or there will be nothing left for me.  Are there still any re...
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By Paula Swayne, Realtor-Land Park, East Sac & Curtis Park -Dunniga
(Dunnigan, Realtors, Sacramento (916) 425-9715)
Some might question the wisdom in opening a new real estate office in a market that is seeing declining Realtors and offices.  However, I would like to commend Tad Thompson and wish him luck!  He saw the need for an upscale real estate office in the area he works.  He chatted with a few other agents, and because of his great reputation, is going to open with an impressive collection of successful Realtors. We just viewed his Windermere Granite Bay office tonight. It is in a brand new, beautiful commercial development.  The office reflects the true class of it's creator.  Way to go Tad!
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By Gena Riede, Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699
(Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792)
Today, a home buyer called about a house for sale that he saw on  Sacramento Real Estate Voice and wanted to know more about it. The house is for sale in Granite Bay, a community of upscale homes where there are friendly gated, guarded gated and non-gated neighborhoods. If you would like to take a tour of some of the Granite Bay neighborhoods, just click on the link. While speaking to the Granite home buyer, he asked an interesting question...What makes a mansion a mansion?  I thought it was a good question that many other home buyers might wonder about. Usually, a 6,000 square foot home is considered to be a mansion but not always. A mansion can be much smaller. The key that makes a mansion a mansion is the design which is tailored to fit particular buyers needs. It's a bit above and b...
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By Kathy Dyer Roseville Sacramento Staging Real Estate Home Stager Services
(One Step Staging- Home Staging services Roseville/Sac areas)
Selling your home and you need help getting it into shape? Did you think about having a professional stager give you some suggestions that can make the difference between selling or expiring. There are simple things a home stager can suggest to turn your home into a show stopper! This Granite Bay home was stagedusing the clients own funrishings. One Step Staging added a few accessories to create a color theme throughout the home. Staging starts at the curb. This home was immaculately maintained and looks great. We started this process 2 weeks before the actual listing appointment. The home owner fertilized and had the landscaper prune and trim the trees.     The sofa and love seat were hugging the sides of each opposing wall. There was not an intimate conversation area. when you stage, ...
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By Anna Boyd, CDPE, El Dorado Sacramento
(Re/Max Gold)
There are currently 175 active listings in Granite Bay which is a decrease of 22 from last month's report.  Prices range from $299,000 for a 3Bed/2bath home to $7,900,000 for an 8500 sq ft home in Los Lagos.   There are 12 pending sales with average days on the market increasing to 104.   There are 31 sold listings in the last 3 months.  Average days on the market for sold listings have decreased to 58.  Average list price to sale price has remained stable at 95.2%, but does indicate some good negotiations are possible. 
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By John Lockwood
(Lockwood Real Estate)
With all due respect to El Dorado Hills, Fair Oaks, and the Fab Forties, one could argue that Granite Bay is "the" luxury community in the Sacramento area.  Granite Bay’s real estate market fared pretty well in October, with relatively low inventory given the higher prices.  Before we get into the numbers, I should point out that the overall volume of Granite Bay homes is low even in the best of times.  As a result, statistical data becomes somewhat less reliable just because of the smaller sample size. Read the full article here. 
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By Lori Kim Polk, Home Stager - Roseville, Sacramento
( Premiere Home Staging : Home Staging Services)
  I went out on another consult today for a gorgeous 4500 sqft. home tucked between majestic oak trees and a free flowing creek nearby.  A beautiful custom home, started well before this Real Estate slump, on the market now for a couple of months.  This is the third one this week that I have looked at.... the builders desperate to sell.  Each of them, wanting only to Stage the 4 main rooms.  Nothing else, just the Formal Dining, the Kitchen, the Family/Living, and the Master.Is this the new trend?  Of course I can help, and of course I will do as little or as much as they would like.  Working together with my client is my goal, but this got me thinking. For the past 3 years we have been able to do Vignettes or a Total Staging. Though I always push for a full Staging, I like the idea of ...
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By Gena Riede, Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699
(Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792)
I am currently working with a Home Buyer who is an investor, Matt Teiken. Matt has graciously offered to write an article on Sacramento Real Estate Voice.  It is nice to hear the perspective from the eyes of a current Home Buyer. Thank you Matt, for taking the time to share and help other Home Buyers.Now, I would like to introduce...Home Buyer, Matt Teiken ... Hi, my name is Matt Teiken and I would like to share my first time buying experience with you.  Until just recently I have been waiting around to hear back on a short sale I placed an offer on.  This process had been dragging on for three weeks, and I was running out of patience, and second-guessing myself on the deal in the first place.  It was at this time that I did a search for real estate information on the Internet, and came...
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By Lori Kim Polk, Home Stager - Roseville, Sacramento
( Premiere Home Staging : Home Staging Services)
Yes, my Active Rain fans, I went on an AR Blind Staging Date. Armed with my favorite glue gun, staging bag, and suitcase... I boarded Southwest Airlines on Thursday and headed to S. California.  Would it be a match... would we like each other?  It was.... The Staging Blind Date.My directions upon arrival were to look for a white SUV with mvmtns on the license plate.... No, not the limo that kept passing by. Wasn't I close to Hollywood? I started to get nervous.  The cars kept going by one by one.  About the time that I was ready to show some leg or stick the ol' thumb out.  There she was... I hopped in and the Staging Frenzy began!I just can't tell you how much fun I had with Michelle Minch from Moving Mountain Designs.  What a great example of professionalism... we had a very interesti...
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By Gena Riede, Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699
(Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792)
This past weekend I showed a short sale to a prospective Home Buyer in Granite Bay, CA. First, if you don't know what a Short Sale or Foreclosure is...now is the time to become acquainted with the terms by clicking on the highlighted and underlined links. Before becoming a Buyer of a Granite Bay CA Short Sale or Foreclosure real estate property you need to know what these terms mean and the process involved in real estate. It was a Saturday morning when I drove to a beautiful upscale Granite Bay neighborhood to show a million dollar home to a prospective Buyer who had called me about a house for sale down the street from their own home that was bigger than their current house. The Buyer was interested in purchasing this piece of real estate as it seemed as though they might be able to g...
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By Gena Riede, Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699
(Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792)
Granite Bay, California is an upscale community just 24 miles from Downtown Sacramento in Placer County bordering Roseville and Folsom. For those Home Buyers planning on moving to Granite Bay, I would love to show you just a few of the many communities available here in Granite Bay, California with a tour provided for you by clicking View A Show button below. I have had experience placing new Home Buyers in the Granite Bay neighborhoods. It is always a thrill to know that I have helped Buyers find just the right home in just the right area.  There are many different types of subdivisions in Granite Bay from no gates (Treelake, Ashley Woods) to "Friendly" gates meaning no one is guarding the gate at the entrance ( such as Wedgewood) to Guarded Gates (like Wexford & Los Lagos). Granite Ba...
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By Gena Riede, Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699
(Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792)
Granite Bay is an up-scale affluent area that originally was part of Roseville but wished to distinguish themselves. And they have. As you drive through Granite Bay you can't help but be impressed with granite outcroppings that lend itself to the beauty and pride of the area.  This area consists of many custom homes ranging in prices. There are several distinguishing areas within Granite Bay with a variety of gated communities...what we call friendly and secure gates. Meaning, that there are areas that have open access during the day for guests and service trucks and those that are more restrictive that have security with guards who make note of licenses and ask the purpose of the visit as well as verifying with the homeowner.Granite Bay is located East of Hwy 80, east of Roseville, clo...
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By Gena Riede, Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699
(Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792)
Granite Bay is an upscale community that previously was part of Roseville and is an unincorporated community as of 1987. Just 24 miles northeast of Sacramento, Granite Bay covers approximately 25 square miles and borders Folsom Lake. Click here for a list of Real Estate subdivisions and gated communities when considering relocating to this lovely area in Placer County.Granite Bay boasts of a very high quality of life due to its great location, super community plan, first rate schools, numerous chruches, golf courses and a low crime rate. Very exclusive custom homes are found here. AIts name says it all. Granite Bay was named for the granite rock quarried from its banks and used in the dam of Folsom Dam. While driving through this beautiful community is is common place to see the many ou...
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