Amazing Sunset Views and Beautiful Home with Pool!



This beautiful home in the gated, golf course community of Catta Verdera is located on a premium lot at the end of a cul-de-sac and has a true “California-Style” floor plan. Designed with entertaining in mind, this home features a fully enclosed interior courtyard, a central kitchen, private casita, and a 1/2 acre lot with a gorgeous pool. Built in 2005, this home includes 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths plus an executive den. Appointed with the finest amenities and upgrades, you will be impressed with hardwood and travertine flooring, 5¼ inch base, crown molding throughout, plantation shutters, cased picture windows, built-ins and many other architectural details. The bright kitchen features stunning granite countertops, stainless appliances, maple cabinets, prep sink, bar-style seating and an open feeling that is uncommon in most homes. The whole home and yard are conducive to entertaining. From the relaxing courtyard and private casita to the outdoor surround sound and custom Pebbletec pool, you and your guests will truly enjoy this home.  The spacious master bedroom has back yard access, dual vanities, oversized shower, soaking tub and a walk-in closet with organizers. The handyman will make use of the 4 car split garage, garage organizers and workbench. Other great features include new exterior and interior paint, smooth stucco, 2 hot water heaters, security patrol, walking trails and so much more!

Act today, this is one of the lowest priced homes in the Catta Verdera community! Call 916 408-2222 for a private showing.


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225 Wild Oak Court, Lincoln, CA 95648 “Classy, Turn-Key Home!

225 Wild Oak Court, Lincoln, CA 95648

We have a wonderful new home on the market in 12 Bridges! Check out the description:

Situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in the highly desirable Twelve Bridges Community, pride of ownership shows in this beautiful  Home! The wonderful kitchen boasts exquisite granite with subway tile backsplash, wide-plank wood laminate floors, pendant lighting & white cabinets. You’ll feel like you are in a Pottery Barn showroom with the cool & neutral custom paint colors as well as the crown molding, cased windows, wide baseboard & so much more. Other details like travertine tile flooring, wainscoting, chair rail, classic ceiling fans and built-ins round out that feel. You’ll love the spacious yard with the raised beds, slate rock wall and a variety of trees and shrubs. There really is enough room to run and play, try out your “green thumb” or just relax. The tandem 3 car garage has cabinets and allows enough space for parking and extra storage. This is a clean, classy, turn-key home that is move-in ready. Don’t delay, call for your private showing today! Offered at $364,999

Pottery Barn Style Kitchen


Formal Living with Restoration Hardware “Silver Sage” custom paint

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How Accurate are the Zillow “Zestimates”?

One of our Realty World Brokers sent this interesting article on to me. I have sellers and buyers that frequently ask me about the values on Zillow and sometimes they are very influenced by the numbers they see. This article, written by Ryan Lundquist of Lundquist Appraisal Company, sums things up pretty well. I have seen properties that the Zillow “Zestimate” is way too high or way too low. There really is no substitute for a good appraiser or broker that knows the neighborhoods, floor plans and upgrades. Call me anytime and I would be happy to do a free comparable market analysis that gives you a real value of your property. See Ryan’s article below:


How does Zillow compare with 10 real appraisals?

by Ryan Lundquist on March 5th, 2013

I have people ask me about Zillow all the time. In fact, it came up last week at a discussion I led for Realtors. Is Zillow accurate? Do I use Zillow as an appraiser? Let me share 10 recent appraised values in 2013 and compare them with “Zestimates”.

1) Elk Grove Condo: Appraisal: $90,000; Zillow: $79,454 (-11.7%)
2) Rancho Cordova House: Appraisal: $172,000; Zillow $155,567 (-9.5%)
3) East Sacramento House: Appraisal: $315,000; Zillow $399,893 (+26.9%)
4) Elk Grove House: Appraisal: $262,000; Zillow: $267,676 (+2.1%)
5) South Land Park House: Appraisal: $217,000; Zillow: $273, 293 (+25.9%)
6) Roseville Condo: Appraisal: $111,500; Zillow: $113,914 (+2.1%)
7) Roseville House: Appraisal: $415,000; Zillow: $396,763 (-4.4%)
8) East Sacramento House: Appraisal: $232,000 ; Zillow: $368,000 (-36.9%)
9) Elk Grove House: Appraisal: $305,000 ; Zillow: $264,340 (-13.3%)
10) Del Paso Heights House: Appraisal: $65,000 ; Zillow: $76,348 (+17.4%)


Is Zillow accurate? It’s hit and miss. Ultimately I don’t consider Zillow to be reliable. As you can see above, some of the values were really close, but others were not close at all. An online valuation site cannot possibly know the idiosyncrasies of a real estate market – not to mention interior condition, level of charm or quality of updates either. Sometimes tract neighborhoods with a high level of data seem to have more accuracy on Zillow (not always true), while neighborhoods where each street and house are different can be very far off (even hundreds of thousands of dollars off the mark). For instance, in Yolo County data can be very sparse, so an online “valuation” without actual data isn’t all that compelling. I would say if you use Zillow regularly, use it for what it’s worth, but understand its limitations.

Do I use Zillow in my appraisals? I never use Zillow to guide or support values in my reports. Sometimes out of curiosity I will check Zillow because I wonder how a lender might view a property if they run an AVM (Automated Valuation Model).

By the way, I don’t have any problem with Zillow. This post is simply written as an FYI for clients and consumers.

Questions: How do you use Zillow? Any comments or stories to share?

If you have any questions or Sacramento home appraisal or property tax appeal needs, let’s connect by phone 916-595-3735, email, Twitter, subscribe to posts by email (or RSS) or “like” my page on Facebook

Well done Ryan!


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