Homes For Sacramento Blog -Rick Delgado

ringling-bros-sacramentoDon’t miss your chance to be a part of these events happening throughout Sacramento this September. This month, the circus comes to town, in addition to music festivals and beer crawls in Old Sacramento.

Gold Rush Beer Crawl (Gold Rush Days)

September 4th, 2015 6:00pm-midnight
Old Sacramento, Sacramento, CA
Tickets: 21+ only. Tickets $10

Take a step back in time and celebrate Sacramento's rich heritage by attending the Gold Rush Beer Crawl on Labor Day weekend. This event which takes places in historic Old Sacramento is part of the Gold Rush Days festivities. For $10 participants get craft beer samples (6-9 oz pours) at one of many Old Sac bars including the River City Saloon, Vega's Underground, O'Mallys Irish Pub, and Fanny Ann's Saloon.

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social-media-for-realtorsSocial media is a necessary tool for real estate agents in this modern age of technology. A good online presence can bring in all sorts of benefits, including new clients and networking opportunities. Are you making the most of your time online? Here are some tried and true tips that I use on a daily basis to grow my personal real estate business.

Facebook Tips for Realtors

1.  Seek out Facebook pages of industry leaders and “Like” and engage as your page.

2.  Always reply to comments and posts on your Facebook business page.

3.  Use Facebook insights to see what’s working not not working.

4.  Embed Facebook posts onto your website as testimonials. Further reading: 6 Ways to Embed Facebook on Your Website.

5.  Add tabs to your Facebook

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This week, we feature listings from two smaller Sacramento suburban communities: Citrus Heights and Antelope, CA.

Citrus Heights in Sacramento County is an up and coming community that has lots to offer any homebuyers. Home to 89,000 residents. this small city is conveniently located just fifteen miles northeast of Downtown Sacramento. Citrus Heights also has a lot of attractive housing options for a wide range of homebuyers. Here are a few of our featured listings in Citrus Heights.

5917 Fire Water Ct Citrus Heights, CA 95621

5917 Fire Water Ct Citrus HeightsPrice: $399,000

MLS#: 15044351
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Acres: 0.1815

This Citrus Heights home for sale comes with all of the bells and whistles. This move-in ready home features an outdoor pool, a spa, and a state

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With home sales are on pace for their best year since 2007, the US real estate market is on fire in 2015. How does the red-hot housing market affect prospective homebuyers and sellers? Here's a breakdown of the market update.

Buyer confidence is up

If you're in the market to get into the real estate market, there's no better time to buy. Buyer confidence is up due to a strong job market and super low mortgage rates. As a result first-time homebuyers are returning to the fold in increasing numbers. Looming interest hikes and increasing home prices are prompting first-time buyers to close quickly for fear of being priced out of the market. Whereas buyers were wary of entering the market a year ago, in 2015 buyer confidence is up in a big way.

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Looking to redecorate your home, but don't have the extra funds to spare towards your design budget? You're in luck! These 6 decor hacks are not only cost-effective, but easy to do as well. Best of all, most of these projects can be tackled in a single weekend. These cheap decor ideas are as creative as they come, some are even borderline genius!

Frame your Instagrams for instant art

Why pay for art, when you can create your own unique pieces for a fraction of the price? Don't have a color printer? Online printing services like Print Studio can print and deliver them for you for $12 for set of 24 images. Just purchase an inexpensive frame and voila, a stylish addition to your wall that can be changed depending on your mood.

Transform your

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Mortgages can make you feel like you're literally tied to your home. The stress, the payments, wouldn't it be nice if there was a way to pay off your mortgage faster? Looking to ease your mortgage worries? Here are five ways you can pay off your mortgage faster.

Opt for bi-weekly payments

Most mortgages payments are made monthly in one lump some. By opting for bi-weekly payments, you're breaking that lump some into two equal payments paid twice a month. It will save you money in interest and shorten the length of your mortgage than if you paid one monthly payment. For example if you have a 25-year mortgage for $300,000 at 3% fixed interest rate, switching from monthly to bi-monthly payments will save you  $16,058.57 in interest alone!

Round up

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Don’t miss your chance to be a part of these events happening throughout Sacramento this July. From concerts to festivals, there will be lots going on for the entire family.

International Celebration

July 15, 2015 11 am - 3 pm
Fairytale Town, Sacramento, CA
GA: $5.50; Children under 1: Free

The Mother Goose Stage at Fairytale Town comes alive for one day of international celebration. The day's live entertainment includes a showcase of dance from all over the world. See Highland dance, Chinese Lion dance, Polynesian dance and more. For a full schedule of performers visit their website.

California State Fair 2015

July 10 thru July 26, 2015
Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA
Daily Admission: GA: $10-$12; Youth $6-$8; Senior: $8-$10; Children under 4:

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sacramento-housing-market-updateSacramento was named one of the 20 hottest U.S. real estate markets in May 2015. In fact, according to a report by Realtor.com, it was the 12th hottest real estate market in May 2015 due to the area's steady economic growth.

Coupled with an increasing demand for housing, the Sacramento housing market jumped up nine spots from 21st last month, making it the biggest mover in the country. All this means great news for Sacramento buyers and sellers. To learn more about the national housing market, read on.

U.S. housing market by the numbers

  • Demand for housing is high, inventory is lower than 2014.
  • National median list price increased to $228,000 in May (up 7% over May 2014).
  • Average number of days on market: 66 days
  • Online visits and
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El Dorado Hills and Folsom both open up to the beautiful landscaping, homes and community around them. With highly rated schools within walking distance from both neighborhoods, children can feel safe and secure while parents allow them to have more freedom. No house on the block looks drab or run down, and each has it’s own unique quality to offer to the new homeowner.

Our Beautiful Features Homes Within This Area

489 Muerer St, Folsom

489-muerer-st-folsom-ca$595,000
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 3
MLS: 15030163

If you want to live in a lush, upscale home that has it all and more, this beautiful home is it. With lush landscaping all around and a backyard large enough to let the kids or dogs roam, it is ideal for families. The home opens up to the living area and kitchen, allowing

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va-loans-californiaVA loans in California are there to provide veterans with the necessary funding they need in order to purchase homes. Using these loans, numerous veterans have had the chance at homeownership with an affordable mortgage rate and payment. If you’re interested in learning more regarding VA loans, read on to find out if you would qualify for one of these great loans.

What is a VA Loan?

A VA loan, more specifically is a mortgage loan that is personally guaranteed by the US Department of Veterans Affairs. This loan can be issued to anyone that qualifies according to their specific standards, and can be issued by only qualified lenders. This program was initially designed to provide a long term financing solution for American veterans and their families.

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