Sometimes buyers do the screwiest things. Stuff that makes no sense whatsoever. It makes me wonder if perhaps they don't suffer from some kind of attention deficit disorder, which is why they latch on to real estate agents and make offers on homes they have absolutely no intention of closing on. A buyer made a ridiculous offer on this short sale in Fair Oaks and we submitted it to the bank. Low and behold, the bank had decided to sell the loan to another bank, and our offer arrived smack dab in the middle of this sale.
As a result, the bank accepted the offer, providing the buyer can close by December 17th. Yeah, you heard me -- the bank has issued a short sale approval letter that is assignable to any buyer who can close by December 17th, and we don't have a buyer. This is not to be confused with those listings you see advertised as an approved short sale but mean only that the bank issued approval for another buyer and your offer must be resubmitted. This short sale is approved for YOU. You cash buyers out there? If you have cash and want an incredible deal on this home in Fair Oaks, call me. You can step right into the previous buyer's shoes and close. We don't need another approval letter. This short sale approval letter can be used for you.
This 1980 home in Lake Natoma Heights has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. You can tell from the photograph that one of the rooms must have a vaulted ceiling, and that room is the family room. It's a popular L-shaped floor plan, with the master suite off to the left of the entry. The entry sports a floral design in the floor tile.
The family room is carpeted and its vaulted ceiling is wood. There is a stone fireplace with a pellet stove insert. On the short part of the L is the kitchen, with ceramic counters, an electric stove and a dishwasher. In fact, all of the utilities in this home are electric. Off the kitchen is an alcove that functions as a separate dining room, with built-in cabinets for extra storage.
Lots of buyers today want a bedroom downstairs. The master suite is located on the first floor, but one of the bedrooms upstairs is about the same size. What's nice about the master suite is it is large and has newer cork flooring, which is very soft under your feet. The master bath has newer marmoleum and a shower. The vanity with a sink is off the bath.
The second bedroom upstairs has newer Brazilian cherry floors, 2 windows, a big closet and a cut-out window that lets you overlook the family room. The third bedroom is smaller and is carpeted. The guest bath, with a shower over the tub, has a window that brightens the room. In addition, the landing on the second floor has a built-in desk and could be used as an office area. An added benefit is the owners have updated the HVAC with 15-seer and a HEPA filtration system.
Of course, it comes with a two-car attached garage, a big side yard and adequate space with an uncovered patio in the back. The front yard is "green" and the ground cover is water tolerant; the vegetation and trees are on a drip system.
4536 Wawona Circle, Fair Oaks, CA 95628 is offered exclusively by Lyon Real Estate as an approved short sale at $203,500. For more information, contact your Sacramento short sale agent, Elizabeth Weintraub, at 916 233 6759.
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Elizabeth Weintraub is an author, home buying expert for About.com, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully sells short sales throughout the four-county Sacramento area with an emphasis on Elk Grove. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 40 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate. BRE License # 00697006.
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