OPEN HOUSE 119 Westwood Ct, Winters, CA

My daughter, Devon, who is a licensed real estate broker, will be holding an Open House today, Saturday Jan 17, 2015, at 119 Westwood Ct. from 12-2pm. This house is a great opportunity to live in a cul-de-sac close to downtown, the City Park and the elementary school. The Putah Creek walkway is just a short walk away and a very popular spot for the locals, especially dag walkers. The home has a see through fireplace located between the living room and the dining room. It has been a rental over the past few years and the cooktop, double ovens, dishwasher and the heater have all been replace recently. To get it ready for sale the owner had all of the interior painted and new carpeting installed. The kitchen and bathrooms are original but at the list price, investing in these upgrades would be well worth it. The lot is almost 8000 square feet, a size that is hard to find around. Make it a point to stop by today and take a look. If you can’t come between 12-2 today you can call Devon and make an appointment to see it over the long weekend at 530-304-2245. Hope to see you there.

Great Investment Opportunity in Winters, CA

It isn’t very often that you find one owner for both sides of the halfplexes located on E. Main Street. In Winters we have a fairly unique situation down on Caselli Court and Lauren Court and part of E. Main Street. The properties are built as a duplex with a common firewall in between them. Each half can be sold individually and many of them are. In this particular case I have owners who happen to own both halves and you can buy one side or both if you like. I have been the property manager for these two properties for many years and now the owners have decided to sell. Each side is currently rented. If you would like more information about this opportunity please give me call at 530-681-8939.

Open House at 125 Riverview Ct., Winters, CA 95694

I will be hosting an Open House, June 1, ,2013 from 2:30-4:30 PM and tomorrow, June 2, 2013 from 12:30-2:30PM  I hope to see you there!  It is a lovely four bedroom two bath home on a cul-de-sac located close to downtown.  It has large lot of over 9000 square feet and is 1600+ square feet.  It is gling to be a busy weekend.  There is another Open House on Martinez Way from 1-4 today you might also like to

New Winters Listings

Several new listings and prices reductions have occurred in the past few days. There is a price reduction on 213 Creekside to $205,000 and Walnut Ln  has been reduced to $309,000. 304 E Baker St is a new listing as of last Friday s is listed at $231,900 and is eligible for Homepath financing. It is filthy dirt and smells of animal urine but will be a nice home with some new paint, a deep clean and new flooring throughout. It is my understanding that 803 Valley Oak has several offers on it but nothing has been accepted yet.  Hope this update is useful to you.

462 Edwards Street Update

Well after four months the bank has finally accepted the offer on this property!  It is truly amazing to me that it took so long.  We have been working on this for over a year.  In December we had an accepted offer with the bank and then the Buyer backed out.  Instead of just letting us slip in a new Buyer we had to start the process all over again.  Even so, I really don’t think it should have taken Chase over four months to approve this deal as it was basically very similar to the one they had already accepted.  What a waste of everyone’s time and money.  The poor seller is still having to pay all the utilities,  insurance and taxes and such while they have been waiting for this approval.  Well, hopefully this  will all be done by the end of June.  I will keep you posted.

Great New Listing on Orchard Lane, Winters, CA

A nice, new single family home came on the market last week in Winters, CA.  It is a good, old-fashioned, regular sale and vacant so easy to view.  It has four bedrooms and two full baths with a nice little sun porch on the west side of the house.  It is a custom built single story home in an area of mixed homes, some custom and some built but a developer or spec homes.  It is currently listed for $305,000.  Worth taking a look at.

28 E. Edwards St has a new price!

The owner of this property is very motivated to get this house sold by the end of the year.   Yes, I know it is a little messy looking on the outside.  The tenants are in the process of moving out and it is taking some time.  However, it is now easy to show and less crowded in there with most of their things are gone.  This is a good time to buy a house so come and take a look at a cute, remodeled Bungalow in downtown Winters.   Let’s make a deal!

Short Sale Update Russell Street

Well, it has been about 3 weeks now since the Bank of America sent and appraiser out to look at the property and we haven’t heard a word since.  I actually called them last week to be sure they got it and didn’t lose the appraisal.    Strange things have happened like that in the past.    So here we sit and wait.  In the mean time the two halfs of the duplex are both vacant and my owner has no income there.  Should we fill them or leave them vacant for the new owner?  That is s tough one.  Just dont’ understand why it is taking so long for the bank to get back to us.  Shouldn’t be that hard to look at an appraisal and see whether or not you approve it.  I’ll keep you posted.

New listing on Main Street

Dave in my office has a great new listing on Main Street.   This house is located in the core area of town and has single siding like a Bungalow.  It has 2 bedrooms and one bath and a small basement.  It has been remodeled and updated over the past few years but the current owner and the previous owner.  If you are looking for  a cutie in the old downtown area this could be the home for you.  Let me know if you want to take a look? 

PS Are you freezing?  I sure am.

D-Day is April 30 for the Federal Tax Credit.

According to the Federal Guidelines you need to be “in contract” by Friday April 30 in order to get the $8000. tax credit for first time home buyers.  Since there has hardly been any inventory in the past 5 months not enough people are going to be able to take advantage of this in my opinion.  There is a wonderful new listing on Dorset CT for $208,000 if anyone wants to make a run for it in the next two days.    The California tax credit is in effect until it runs out of money.    My accountant told me many of the young people in his office took advantage of the Federal Tax Credit this year.  Good Luck!