Homes For Sacramento Blog -Rick Delgado

new-homes-in-rocklin-caPlacer County real estate is among one of the fastest and most desirable markets to live around the Sacramento region.  Popular cities for new construction in Placer County include Roseville, Rocklin, and Lincoln.  With good schools, abundant shopping choices, such as the Galleria Mall, and many employment options in Placer County and the surrounding areas, such as Folsom, Sacramento, and Rancho Cordova, it’s no wonder so many people are looking to move into Placer County.

Do you love the outdoors? Then you're in luck! Placer County is home to several national protected areas including El Dorado National Forest and Tahoe Natural Forest. Between the two, you can enjoy plenty of recreation ranging from hiking and camping to fishing and water sports.

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As every homebuyer who is seeking for a mortgage knows, your credit score is an important and crucial part of buying a house. That's mortgage 101. Those with higher credit scores are able to obtain loans faster and are able to take advantage of very favorable rates, making buying a house less stressful and more enjoyable.

If you are in the market to buy a house and your credit score is less than desirable, there are ways you can increase your credit score so you can take advantage of the best rates available.  

Here are 10 ways you can improve your credit score:

Check your credit report for errors 

This is the perhaps one of the easiest ways to improve your credit score.  With so many people with similar names and the increase of identity theft, check

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sheldon-estates-elk-grove-homes-for-saleAre you looking for a new home on a large lot with ample privacy? Are you a growing family looking to move up into a bigger home? Are you set to retire and looking for a luxurious home to spend your golden years? Then look no further than Sheldon Estates in Elk Grove.

Luxury Rural Living in Sheldon Estates

Sheldon Estates in Elk Grove, California is perfect for those who value privacy and lots of elbow room. Take a drive into your typical surburban neighborhood or master planned community, and you will generally find that most homes sit on fairly small lots of less than a quarter acre. Neighbors are very close to your house, and privacy is harder to come by.  If you prefer larger lots, beautiful new homes that you could customize, you'll love what

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With Summer in full swing, many families are looking to plan activities to entertain their kids and to spend some quality time. However, economic times are tough, which means a big family trip to Disney Land may not be in the cards. Instead of traveling, why not have a staycation and spend some time locally at William Land Park in Sacramento? Here's our updated guide with everything you need to know about this local gem

About William Land Park

William Land Regional Park, most often just referred to as “Land Park”, sits on 160 acres in Sacramento, located between Interstate 5 and State Route 160.  Land Park is named after its donor, William Land, who left behind $250,000 for Sacramento “to purchase a public park within a suitable distance of

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home staging tipsIf you are thinking of selling your house, you have probably heard of home staging.  Many real estate professionals highly recommend staging your house before showing to potential buyers in order to sell your home for the best price in the shortest amount of time. 

Why Should You Stage Your Home?

Although many real estate professionals recommend staging your home, many times they do not explain how staging can help sell your home for top dollar.

As with selling your house, buying a home is a very emotional process.  Many times people buy a house they feel an emotional connection to.  The purpose of staging and de-cluttering allows potential buyers to disconnect the house with the previous owners and allow them to see themselves in your home.

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This week, we feature listings from two communities in the greater Sacramento area: Elk Grove and Roseville, CA.

Featured Elk Grove Home For Sale

Elk Grove is one of the fastest growing communities in Sacramento County and has plenty to offer any homebuyer. Home to around 161,007 residents, commuters are conveniently located about 15 miles from Downtown Sacramento. Homebuyers of all shapes and sizes have options when it comes to Elk Grove homes for sale. Millennial homebuyers can find lots of affordable starter homes in the form of single family ranchers, and condos. Growing families can move-up into reasonably priced single-family homes for about $300,000.

9281 Fruited Plain Way Elk Grove CA9281 Fruited Plain Way, Elk Grove, CA 95624

Price: $574,900
MLS#: 16049712
Bedrooms: 5

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Rental rates in Sacramento continue to increase, which is a boon for property owners and real estate investors earning passive income from renting out their homes or condos.

According to new reports from two condo rental data companies, over the past 12 months Sacramento's rents went up by almost 12% from May 2015 to May 2016 - higher than any other city in the U.S., according to Yardi Matrix.

Sacramento's rental growth is ahead of cities like Seattle, Portland and Los Angeles which are places with a healthy increase in the number of jobs.

Another rental data firm, RealPage, found Sacramento's went up 9.7% over the previous year up to the second quarter of 2016.

You can check out the rate increases in our previous post from May.

The new

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Looks like home prices in the Sacramento area are pacing ahead of wages earned.

According to RealtyTrac, a real estate information company out of Irivine, Calif., Sacramento's home prices are 9% higher than they were last year at this time, but the growth of the wages and earnings is up 5%.

Home prices Sacramento and the Tri-County region have steadily been on the rise since bottoming out in early 2012, however earnings haven't been able to keep pace with the rapid rise of homes.

RealtyTrac reports the least affordable region in the area is El Dorado County, where an average wage earner living there must spend 67% of their earnings to purchased a home worth $430,000.

The most affordable area to live in the region remains Sacramento County,

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Sellers market SacramentoWith housing statistics and sales released for the month of May in Sacramento, lower inventories have pushed home price up slightly on a year-to-year basis.

A report by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage shows the median sale price on all single-family homes in Sacramento, El Dorado and Placer Counties was at $345,000, a jump of 7.5% from May 2015 when the price was $321,000.

The reason for the increase is there aren't as many homes for sale in the Tri-County area, where the total number of listings in May was 4,474 - down a staggering 27% from a year ago. According to the report, the largest inventory drop came in Sacramento County, where there was 33% fewer homes for sale last month.

Of the three counties, Sacramento County showed as the

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There's a good chance online retail giant Amazon will be setting up shop in Metro Air Park, a move that will provide many new jobs and a boost to the Sacramento-area economy, while also having an effect on the Sacramento real estate market.

With Sacramento County receiving an application for an 855,000 sq. ft. building/warehouse at the Air Park, many believe the application is on behalf of Amazon, though this is not confirmed yet.

"The rumor is pretty solid, but it’s not a done deal yet,” said Joshua Wood, CEO of Region Business, a Sacramento area business advocacy organization, to the Sacramento Bee.

County officials have so far only confirmed the got the application last month for the property, which is situated east of Sacramento International

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