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By Lori Mode, Real Estate Made Simple
(The Mode Real Estate Group)
Are you getting ready for a home inspection?It’s a crucial step in the home buying or selling process.You can help the inspector out by doing the following:☑️ Make sure if you have a padlock on the electrical box, unlock it.☑️ Make sure side gates are unlocked.☑️ Make sure it Is easy to get into the attic access.☑️ Make sure if you have a crawl space, it's easy to access also.→ What to Expect:During the inspection, a qualified home inspector will thoroughly examine:☑️ The exterior, interior, roof, foundation, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and appliances.Additionally, the inspector will be on the lookout for any safety hazards or code violations.⏰ Typically, a home inspection lasts between two and four hours.Following the inspection, you can expect to receive a comprehensive home inspectio...
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By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired
Last evening, to kick off an early weekend gathering in honor of my birthday, daughter Jill, rustled a few of us up. There was serious wine tasting forecast, at nearby Williamette Wineworks, in quaint Old Town Folsom.  What a relaxed pleasant evening it was.  A total of 6 wines were sampled, plus an additional teaser wine at the beginning of the night.  An amazing Crab Bisque paired well with the wines. It was spicier, browner and heartier than most seafood bisques I've consumed in the past. Natoma Reserve Zinfandel was my favorite wine discovered on this particular evening.  It was full bodied, not astringent. It was mature and flavorful.  Yesterday had been a beautiful day, until we headed to Williamette’s.  Then it began to rain considerably. However, as the evening progressed, throu...
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By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired
After a couple of rainy weekend days, it felt good to see the sun shining once again today.  I took a drive to William Land Park, to visit the WPA Rock Garden which dates back to 1940.  Originally, the garden was a WPA project started near the end of the Great Depression.In addition to the Rock Garden, William Land Park has a 9 hole golf course, a zoo, Fairy Tale Town, and many picnic areas and ponds.  It consists of 160 acres.For those interested in visiting, the address is 3800 William Land Park Drive, Sacramento.  For more information on the Rock Garden, you can visit:Exploring the WPA Rock Garden in William Land Park
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By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired
One of my favorite places to visit in springtime is Jensen Botanical Gardens. While out and about this morning, I decided to stop by and see what was blooming. Jensen Gardens has pleasant little trails, picnic areas and benches. It is located at:8520 Fair Oaks BoulevardCarmichael, CA 95608. The Gardens were founded by Charles C. Jensen in 1958. They sit on 3 1/2 acres. They became part of Carmichael Recreation and Park District in 1978. For more information about Charles C. Jensen and the Botanical Gardens, visit: Jensen Botanical Gardens
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By Jesse Coffey, Trust in Experience and Proven Results
(Roseville Real Estate Agent | Lincoln Real Estate Agent | Rocklin Real Estate Agent | Granite Bay Real Estate Agent)
North Highlands Single Story Pool Home Just Listed For Sale | 6710 Cantel Way, North Highlands, Ca. 95660 JUST LISTED! This single story home has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a 2 car garage, a built-in pool, large lot, and RV parking. The list price is $400,000. 6710 Cantel Way, North Highlands, Ca. 95660 This home sits on a large corner lot with an in ground pool, a two car garage, a long main driveway, a second driveway that is perfect for RV parking, and there is additional RV or boat parking behind the gate. There is a massive amount of parking room and plenty of space for all of your toys! The lot size is very unique for the area at just over 1/4 of an acre. The backyard has an in ground pool with a built-in spa and a large covered patio which will be prefect for cooling off during th...
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By Lori Mode, Real Estate Made Simple
(The Mode Real Estate Group)
They are important 01 – Real Estate Agent02 – Mortgage Lender03 – Home Inspector A real estate agent facilitates property transactions by representing buyers or sellers in the buying, selling, or renting of properties. A mortgage lender provides financing for real estate purchases by offering loans to homebuyers based on creditworthiness and determining loan terms. A home inspector assesses the condition of a property by conducting thorough inspections, identifying potential issues to inform buyers about the property’s overall condition before a real estate transaction. If you or someone you know are thinking about buying or selling , please message me! I’d love to help you with the next chapter of your life. AND I will help you find a mortgage lender and a home inspector!#buyersagent #...
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By Lori Mode, Real Estate Made Simple
(The Mode Real Estate Group)
What is house hacking?  A way for investors to purchase multiple properties that have 2-4 units.  With allowing for only 5% down, they can now invest in more than 1 BUT, there is a catch - investors have to live in the property for 1 year!  Want more info?  Call or text me and we can set up a video chat!!#househacking #investors #realestate #realestateinvesting #moderegroup #housebuying #investinginrealestate 
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By Lori Mode, Real Estate Made Simple
(The Mode Real Estate Group)
Are you hoping to buy a home in 2024? If so, the time to start preparing is NOW.The first step in the process is to connect with a realtor — if you choose to work with me, we’ll have a buyer consult where we will determine your goals and hone in on your specific priorities.Before starting your search, you need to have a solid understanding of your budget. The best way to set a realistic budget is to get pre-approved by a lender.  I have a select few that I have had successful relationships with and would be happy to recommend!  Once you determine your budget, we’ll start the search.I’ll set you up on a search that notifies us whenever a home within your parameters comes on the market.I’ll also be on the hunt for homes before they even come to the market. I’ll attend broker pricing tours...
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By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1809
(203kOnLine.com, covering the USA)
Can I use the FHA 203k program to build a garage?The short answer it "Yes you can". If there is no garage or if there is a one-car garage you can certainly add a garage with this program. The photo is one we did in Newcastle a few years ago. It can even be the only work done on a project if that is all that is needed. In this case they had a wood deck that also provided some protection as a carport underneath. So there was no garage. We had another one in NC in 2008 where the home was about a year old and had no garage, so the only work needed was a new two-car garage with automatic garage door opener. Clearly a good way to utilize the program. What you can't do is add a five car garage when you already have a two or three-car garage. We had one like that in Antioch years ago, the borro...
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By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired
Thus far this month, I’ve mentioned my gratefulness for living close to the American River Parkway.  I’ve even mentioned be thankful for elasticized waistbands.  And, I've mentioned being blessed by a special mom. But, there isn't any way I can get through the "Thankfulness Challenge" that has become tradition on the ActiveRain platform, without devoting a little space for the blessing of my children. No two of my four kids are remotely similar. Each has very unique and interesting personalities and talents.  The one thing they do share in common, is their artistic and/or musical creativity, which shines through! There is another thing all four of my children share.  They have all worked in the real estate profession at one point or another, but have moved on to other vocations. My olde...
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By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired
Today, while revisiting all the many blessings in my life, sweet memories of my mother came to mind.  So much of who we are is based on the kind of childhood we experienced. I was fortunate enough to live in a home with both my parents.My mother was especially wonderful! My dad worked 10 minutes from home at the Western Pacific Railroad. The Western Pacific whistle would blow at 4:00 pm each afternoon, and we could hear it from our home. It signaled the end of the work day. Supper was at 4:15 each afternoon, and I could set a watch on the family routine - When Dad left for work each morning, when he would return home, when we would sit down for supper, and when Dad would walk out onto the front porch to pick up the evening paper.Mom was the perfect 1950s style housewife and mother. Albe...
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By Jesse Coffey, Trust in Experience and Proven Results
(Roseville Real Estate Agent | Lincoln Real Estate Agent | Rocklin Real Estate Agent | Granite Bay Real Estate Agent)
Stonelake Elk Grove Home In Contract | 9815 Mousetail Ct, Elk Grove, Ca 95757   PENDING SALE! This great single story home is located in the desirable Stonelake community in Elk Grove. This home was built in 2001 and features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, multiple living spaces, spacious backyard, and is 2,082 square feet. It is located near shopping, dining, fitness centers, and entertainment in Elk Grove and Sacramento. The list price is $650,000. We received four offers and went into contract in five days!9815 Mousetail Ct, Elk Grove, Ca 95757Just listed single story home located in the highly desirable Stonelake neighborhood of Elk Grove. This home has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a formal dining area, living room, and a family room that opens to the kitchen. The main bedroom is separate fro...
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By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired
This month, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, Debe Maxwell is hosting the ActiveRain November “Thankful Thoughts Challenge.”  This is my second entry - "I am VERY thankful for elasticized waistbands!"Several years ago, a smile found way to my face, while reading a blog by Anna Banana. It was titled, “Thankful and Grateful for Magic Sizing.”  When I think of “magic sizing,” it isn’t a product to enhance fabric. "Magic sizing" is my elasticized waistbands.  At my house, measurement mischief usually begins in October.  In addition to Thanksgiving, there are a total of seven family member birthdays in Autumn, and throughout the holidays. The problem as my family says, is that I overcook.  I know they are right, I simply can’t help it.  And, the bad news is after everyone leaves for home, there...
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By Jesse Coffey, Trust in Experience and Proven Results
(Roseville Real Estate Agent | Lincoln Real Estate Agent | Rocklin Real Estate Agent | Granite Bay Real Estate Agent)
Stonelake Elk Grove Home Just Listed For Sale | 9815 Mousetail Ct, Elk Grove, Ca 95757   JUST LISTED! This great single story home is located in the desirable Stonelake community in Elk Grove. This home was built in 2001 and features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, multiple living spaces, spacious backyard, and is 2,082 square feet. It is located near shopping, dining, fitness centers, and entertainment in Elk Grove and Sacramento. The list price is $650,000.9815 Mousetail Ct, Elk Grove, Ca 95757Just listed single story home located in the highly desirable Stonelake neighborhood of Elk Grove. This home has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a formal dining area, living room, and a family room that opens to the kitchen. The main bedroom is separate from the other two bedrooms. The backyard is private and...
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By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired
There is a place that I often access within a couple blocks of my home. I continue to regard this special place as a blessing, and a treasure in my life. The American River Parkway spans 23 miles, and covers 4,800 acres, and stretches along the American River, from Old Sacramento to the City of Folsom.No matter how much mischief life may get into, a little walk, bike ride, or even drive to the Parkway, magically transports to a freer mind. Nature sets the world right once again.At least once a week, I make certain to take in the serene views of the river, the fauna and flora.  The Parkway is home to deer, coyotes, rabbits, possums, raccoons. Etc.A couple of days ago, I was able to have a different experience, when hundreds of sheep and goats had been brought in to munch on dry grasses i...
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By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired
As a kid, I remember my Dad, Mom and I, traveling Route 66 on way to Kansas to visit family. So, while in Tulsa, Oklahoma a few days ago, my daughter and I took the opportunity to drive along parts of historic Route 66 through the city, and enjoy its nostalgic views. In addition, to visiting an Arkansas River scene, there was a fun visit to Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios. Buck has his face masked in preparation of Halloween. Another photo is of the Redfork Railroad Depot. A railroad museum is nearby. Tulsa has really embraced Route 66 as historic, and works hard to save its past. Here's a weblink to scenes along Route 66 in Tulsa: https://hulalandblog.com/route-66-stops-tulsa-ok   That's a rocket in Buck's hands.  I was hungry when I shot this scene, and thought at first it was a fork.Redfo...
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By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired
While visiting Tulsa, an activity my daughter Jill, and I had decided on, the day after my grandson’s graduation, was to attend the Tulsa Oktoberfest. The Tulsa Oktoberfest is billed as the 8th largest Oktoberfest in the United States.  It was a really fun event, with many vendors, GREAT food, music, a whole lot of dancing.  I don’t ever recall having German Schnitzel before.  And, with Sauerkraut and German Potato Salad, it couldn’t have been finer.  In one of the photos below, where I’m lifting a nearly empty beer stein to lips, I must disclose, my daughter bought a single stein, and then poured some into my glass.  The picture with the Schnitzel shows my refilled stein with pink lemonade.Me and my kid!It may have only been 10:00 am in California, but it was Noon at the Tulsa Oktoberf...
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By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired
Congratulations to my grandson John Luis, who graduated from the Physician Assistant program at Oklahoma State University Tulsa, last Thursday evening.A very special place in the heart of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was chosen for thirty or so of our family and close friends, to gather and celebrate John Luis’s graduation. The Mayo Hotel built in art deco style, dates back to 1925. As you walk through The Mayo, the walls seem to speak to you about their history. Our celebration began with Champaign and appetizers, followed by a scrumptious buffet, and dessert. The DJ had a really fun and pleasant mix of music which was perfect for our dancing.Well known guests who have been known to stay at The Mayo include: President John F. Kennedy Bob Hope Charles Lindbergh Babe Ruth Lucille Ball Charlie Chapli...
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By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired
Have you ever known someone, and imagined them as a really amazing real estate agent?  I know I have.  Sometimes, the person imagined has nothing to do with the real estate profession at all.There are days when I get out of bed; but find I'm in no mood to get my hair wet in the swimming pool at the local California Family Fitness.  So, I shuffle inside the gym, to reacquaint myself with the torture machines, instead. Today was one of those days. It's not unusual for me to find my friend, Neal. Neal is a gentle giant who has a delightful and caring personality.  He's smart too.  Often when I'm around him and his 7 foot 4 inch presence, I think of all kinds of ideas that could be used if he were an real estate agent.  He could name his company, "Gigantic Realty."  But, I'll bet that Ron a...
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