Tuesday, September 27, 2011

1109 39th Street - New Listing

I have another listing in Sacramento's amazing neighborhood of East Sac, just half a block from my 39th & M listing here in the Fab 40's...

This is an amazing opportunity to live in the Fab 40's in East Sac! Currently a 5-plex but zoned R-1 with plans for a duplex, the home is almost 3,700 square feet and it is just waiting for your vision to redesign it. There is alley access to the oversized 3 car garage with work areas and it still has a large yard on this huge lot. There is lots of potential here for the right buyer. Please do not disturb occupants.

Friday, September 23, 2011

East Sac Remodel Home Tour

Sunday is the Friends of East Sacramento annual Home Remodeling Tour from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Pick up the flyer for 39th and M and take a look at the property while you are wandering through the wonderful Fab 40’s neighborhood.

Second Yelp Review

This is another great review on Yelp. I do love my clients.


“Nathan Sherman represented us as first time buyers, he is professional, honest and really looks out for his clients. We had some unusual incidents with some offers and he handled them Excellent. I totally recommend him as realtor.”

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Operation Twist

OK, I'm not a fan of the name of this new government plan. It will be amazing to see interest rates on mortgages go even lower than the historical lows that we are at and years from now in the real estate industry I'll be able to wistfully look back and say "I remember when interest rates were 4%" while we are at a then staggering 8% or something.

As with almost all things in the real estate market, I will wait and see what the future brings. If I only had a crystal ball...

From CNN Money
The Federal Reserve announced "Operation Twist" Wednesday, a widely expected stimulus move reviving a policy from the 1960s.

The policy involves selling $400 billion in short-term Treasuries in exchange for the same amount of longer-term bonds, starting in October and ending in June 2012.

While the move does not mean the Fed will pump additional money into the economy, it is designed to lower yields on long-term bonds, while keeping short-term rates little changed.

The intent is to thereby push down interest rates on everything from mortgages to business loans, giving consumers and companies an additional incentive to borrow and spend money.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

39th and M Stucco

Updates on 39th and M: The second coat of stucco is on and I’m going to head over to the property to give final feedback on the color choice for the third and final coat that will go on in the next couple days.

Thank You Card and Friends

OK, I can’t think of any other career I would rather have. I love getting to hunt for the prefect house, negotiate a great deal and follow it through to closing and beyond.

Then there are the wonderful perks like getting to know that my clients are incredibly happy with my work and best of all, I got two great people as new friends out of the deal.

It’s a good life!

MENA General Meeting

I just sent this out as a MENA email blast yesterday. I hope to see lots of neighbors that I know at the meeting tonight!

"Last week we sent out an email about the General Membership Meeting that is taking place on Wednesday September 21st. Now that we are a day away we wanted to take a moment of your time and remind you that we would love to see you at the ShepherdGarden & Arts Center (3330 McKinley Blvd) in the room next to the patio tomorrow evening.

You will hear from Lisa Schmidt of Friends of East Sacramento about saving the Clunie Community Building at McKinley Park which is scheduled to be closed and locked up in October of this year!

You will also get the chance to meet all the board members of MENA and hear a little bit about what we are doing for our community and there will be an open question and answer time.

The meeting starts at 7:00 and plan on staying till around 8:30 or 9:00, meet lots of your neighbors and enjoy some free ice cream!"

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Review on Yelp

I received a wonderful review on Yelp last week.

Here is the review in full in case you don't want to view it on the Yelp site:

"Nathan Sherman is a terrific realtor. I've bought and sold a number of homes over the years, and I really appreciate key qualities in a realtor - good listening skills, patience, and flexibility. Nathan has all these qualities - and he has a great sense of humor, too! I "found" Nathan at an open house months before I could seriously consider purchasing a home. Nathan understood and immediately showed me his "I'd be willing to live here" list of homes. Within a day he had me setup with alerts to help me narrow my search, was helpful when I would find things on my own and welcomed viewing those properties again with me. And, it really is all about you - Nathan frequently said "buy the right house for you ...someone will buy this one". In the end, I found exactly what I was looking for, in a comfortable price range, great location, and on schedule."

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Open House at 354 34th St

I'm holding an open house today at 354 33th St just off McKinley Blvd. This is an amazing 4 bed 3 bath home with over 2450 square feet.

I love the look of this home with the classic East Sac brick exterior.

There were a couple sets of clients through that were very serious about the house, both through for the second time. Hopefully an offer will be coming soon...

Friday, September 16, 2011

East Sac Home Remodeling Tour

The Friends of East Sacramento annual East Sacramento Home Remodeling Tour will be held on Sunday, September 25, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Six recently remodeled homes will be featured including a striking contemporary home that was built from the ground up, a 1400 square foot home with a fabulous outdoor entertaining space and an exquisite original Mediterranean Revival.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 on the day of the tour (check or cash only). Tickets can be purchased in advance at East Sacramento Hardware (4800 Folsom Blvd.), Haus (5601 H St.), Jeannie’s Jewelry (2600 Fair Oaks Blvd) or Parkside Pharmacy (4404 Del Rio Rd).

On the day of the tour, tickets will be sold at 1062 47th St. Proceeds support neighborhood parks and beautification projects in East Sacramento.

To volunteer as a tour docent or for more information, call 452-8011 or friendsofeastsac@aol.com

I will have an ad in the tours brochure showcasing 39th & M and sharing space with Ted Smith Design (the designer of that amazing home).

Thursday, September 15, 2011

39th and M Pre-Stucco

Updates on 39th and M in East Sac: They have the house wrapped and getting ready for stucco. It will take three coats of stucco to complete the job so they might have it finished by the end of next week…

39th and M, Fab 40's, East Sac

39th and M Artist Rendering

Updates on 39th and M in East Sac: This is the amazing artist rendering of what the home at 39th and M will look like.

Steve Hubbard is the artist and he has done an incredible job of giving us a look into the future. Of course, some details may change between now and the completion.

39th and M, Fab 40's, East Sac

Volunteer Opportunity: The Great American River Clean up!

I've sent this out to the MENA members and now I've received it as a member of the Sacramento Association of Realtors. Looks like it's time to put in on my blog too.

Volunteer Opportunity: The Great American River Clean up!
Saturday, September 17th  |  9:00am - 12noon
Along the American River

Last year, 2028 volunteers removed over 15,000 pounds of debris from the American River Parkway in three short hours! Be part of the crew that makes the Parkway shine this year!

There are multiple clean up site locations – pick one near your home! Follow this link to register as a volunteer

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

East Sac Chamber Lunch

Today’s East Sac Chamber Of Commerce lunch was at Vanilla Bean Bistro at 3260 J Street. The food was an amazing mix of California Cuisine with a Turkish twist (just like their marketing says). The company was excellent and the speaker was talking about social media, so updating my blog was almost mandatory after that.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

39th & M Front Door

Updates on 39th and M in East Sac: The front door for 39th and M is in.

OK, is this the coolest door ever or what?

Tree Height in Sacramento

I'm at UC Davis Med Center visiting my wonderful step-mom who has been here for over three weeks now. She is recovering from a serious spinal surgery.

My amazing wife was very persistent in getting her moved from her last room to her current room so that she could be by the window and have a great view of the trees.

It turns out that the trees in the Elmhurst neighborhood just north of UC Davis are about five stories tall. What a great view! Environment plays a great part in recovery and the Sacramento trees a huge bonus for us.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Patio Dining at its Finest

Got to love a California summer evening in one of East Sac’s best kept dining secrets, our back yard…

What a way to celebrate 8 years and 10 days of a wonderful marriage!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

958 Q Street Open House

Held an open house for a great listing of mine at 958 Q St.

There aren't many condos for sale in the downtown/midtown area and even fewer with garages that have direct access into the home.

This is a great complex and this is my second of hopefully many listings in the Saratoga Townhomes...

Friday, September 9, 2011

39th & M Trim

Updates on 39th and M in East Sac: It is now starting to look like the English Tudor that it will be. I love the trim work on this home.

All the little details that will go into finishing off this house are amazing and they still have a couple months to go before it is finished. This corner of 39 and M is starting to take shape. Next week should be the roofing and stucco…

39th and M, Fab 40’s East Sac

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sold – 1723 11th Ave

What an amazing home this Land Park house is! It’s perfect for my clients and I hope they take me up on the offer to come over and cook in the master chefs kitchen. I’m thinking risotto with gorgonzola and sun-dried tomatoes…

Friday, September 2, 2011

Sold – 717 Dunbarton

I had the great honor of listing this property and representing the buyer. This is the best unit in all of Campus Commons!

717 Dunbarton Sacramento