Tag Archives: Things to do in Sacramento

Dad’s Restaurant – Land Park/Curtis Park, Sarcramento

After eating at Dad’s Kitchen, (on the border of Curtis Park and Land Park) for maybe the 6th time, I’m finally making the call – I like it!  It’s a good spot for my kids.  It’s a good place to hang with a few friends.  While the layout is a little awkward, I will forgive them due to the good food, patio and beer!

Check it out.

Keith Klassen – Real Estate Broker

916.669.9030

KeithAKlassen@gmail.com

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Appraiser Kills Another Deal

[in a very sarcastic tone of voice]

I love spending uncountable hours searching the internet, showing many properties, counseling the buyer, writing a contract (with many revisions), coordinating with the lender/loan officer, scheduling and attending multiple inspections, re-showing the property, counseling the client, meeting for lunch and coffee multiple time to sign disclosures and paperwork, running numbers, Negotiating repairs, etc., etc., etc., …. ONLY TO BE KILLED BY AN APPRAISAL THAT COMES IN $16,000 UNDER THE CONTRACT PRICE.  This killed the deal for both the seller and buyer.  It is not a flip, short sale, or bank owned.  Don’t get me wrong, I love my job and I excel in these situations, but this is ridiculous!

[in a serious tone of voice]

Here are some of the wonderful aspect of the property…

New paint (inside and out); Newer roof; New electrical and plumbing; Renovated kitchen and bathroom; Newer central heat and air; Double size lot; Historic built-in china cabinet; New front door; Several new windows; Section 1 and 2 of pest report to be cleared, and more!

Yes, this property happens to be in Oak Park, Sacramento, but most all knowledgeable appraisers and agents know that Oak Park is “street by street.”  I personally know several of the residents on this street.  Comparing this home to homes a mile away does not do the home justice.

I am coming to believe that this area is being redlined.

Again, my question stands:  When will the market drive the market oppose to appraiser and bank practices?

Enjoy,

Keith Klassen – Real Estate Broker

916.669.9030

Art Around Town, Sacramento CA

Just a lazy Sunday… decided to grab some Dos Coyotes.  While I’m all about the local authentic Mexican food, I can never get too much of the sweet green salsa!

My boys scaling the head out front.

Enjoy,

Keith Klassen – Real Estate Broker

916.669.9030

Art at the Park – Sacramento CA

I love to see artwork at public play areas – murals, sculptures, weird collages, and more.  It all inspires creativity.  Here’s a piece at a local park in Sacramento.

Does anyone know where or which park this is located?  What are some of your favorites?

Enjoy,

Keith Klassen – Real Estate Broker

916.669.9030

Can Anything Good Come Out of West Sacramento?

Yes!

West Sac. has gotten a bad rap over the years, but this article give some hope toward their progress, in the arena of solar energy and the environment.

Check out the article

Enjoy,

Keith Klassen – Real Estate Broker

916.669.9030

Figure 8’s Finished Product – Curtis Park, Sacramento

Here it is – after months of construction, the face lift is complete.  It’s nice to see completion, especially in light of so many stalled development projects in Sacramento.  Well done Figure 8.  Thanks for adding to bringing your unique touch to our wonderful neighborhood.

Enjoy,

Keith Klassen – Real Estate Broker

916.669.9030

Hidden Gem – The Old Sugar Mill, Sacramento Area

Old Sugar Mill – 2/20/10  [I love the way this snap shot I took came out, after adding a little sepia action]

On the way back from our excursion to Consumnes River Preserve, we decided to drive through Hood (yes, there is a town with this name, note just a slang term for a bad neighborhood) and “jump” over the river to Clarksburg to check out the Old Sugar Mill.  I’ve heard about this place and know that some pretty decent grapes and wine come out of the area (Bogle‘s petite syrah is one of my favorites!  Big band for the buck).

I will definitely be going back without the boys to do some wine tasting – I heard it’s free?

Has anyone tasted the wine offerings?  Which do you like?

Cheers,

Keith Klassen