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12 ITEMS TO BE AWARE OF WHEN YOU'RE A CONTINGENT BUYER

WARNING: this is an “information heavy” post. You can either be an informed buyer or seller, or one with your head in the ground – so buckle up buttercup and let’s do this!

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By Heather + Steve Ostrom

*If you live outside of the Sacramento region, please stop here* Each area has it's own process, behaviors, rules, and regulations. Please consult a local REALTOR for proper process.

Meet with a listing agent that has a successful track record of contingent closings. Interview them in person and see their work online.

  • In an ideal world, you want that listing agent being your buyer’s agent so that there’s “less information chefs in the kitchen.” This isn’t always reasonable or wise, if both sales are not in the same area. Always err to an agent that has expertise in that city.
  • COP – Understand the forms involved – you will see or might see. Don’t just take the lip service of the listing agent’s success dealing with and negotiating a contingent sale or purchase. Have them walk you through the California= Association of REALTOR’s form – Contingency of Purchase (COP) – line-by-line.
  • Forms: Also the  Seller’s purchase of replacement property form (SPRP) Not everyone will use the SPRP and we have limited use with it as well – but something you should be aware of … it can be a limiting item towards finding buyers willing to take that risk on your first home.
  • Contingency removal form (CR – shown below) and how those dates will be potentially modified by the COP form (link above)

Have your trusted listing agent contact an Escrow and Title company (of your choice) to create an “estimated seller net sheet” drawn up on a realistic sales price, at a few different price points perhaps – as you never know what changes will occur in the market. This will be needed for the next step.

  • There are numerous title and escrow companies to choose from – in our area, title and escrow are usually housed in the same place. A great title and escrow officer can be the difference between a stressful and smooth transaction based on their experience, and knowing when to spot trouble on a file, and also ensure the lender gets their fees quickly.

When you need to sell your current home, in order to buy your next home – this is referred to as a “contingent sale.” Your purchase of your next property is “contingent” on the sale of your current home. As we are primarily listing agents working in Roseville and Rocklin, California and the greater Placer County region – we often receive offer packages that could stand for some improved presentation.

Speak to a lender and ensure the lender gives you buyer fees estimate and is upfront about your financial scenarios. Ensure your lender is connected with your listing agent and connect the estimated net sheet with them.

  • If you feel guarded or concerned with the lack of numbers being shared by your chosen lender – consider this a warning and red flag.
  • Interview with a few lenders – no listing nor buyer’s agent should boss you around on your lender, but you should also ask if they have trusted lenders that they know create positive outcomes for their clients. Most agents just want you to have a positive experience. We can’t tell you how many lenders have waited to the last minute to shock our clients – and then everyone loses and then potentially puts all files at risk for cancellation.
  • Have your lender explain what TRID is and how the dates involved with TRID cannot be modified.
  • Need a lender? Here are a few of our favorite local lenders to check out

Unless reason for concern, or past bad experiences, try to keep all escrows with the final listing purchase’s escrow company. Reason, if each day matters that you’re not in the next home – having at the same escrow company can be the difference between a same day closing versus a Friday closing on the first home, and Monday on the next, with money being wired to next escrow company. Yet numerous buyer’s agents continue to push for their escrow companies. The last house in the domino chain of closings risks the most – if your buyer’s agent has a legitimate concern for the escrow company, we get that – it’s happened to us too. As long as everyone understands and is disclosed the “why” … do what you need to do. Contingent sales are a group effort.

When offering on your “dream home” ensure the listing agent has access to updates without having to badger– from all lenders, listing agents, buyers agents, and title companies. All parties should be understanding of the elevated stress levels of the party at the end of the closings. This also includes updates about contingencieson all properties involved and dates involved. Contingencies: loan, appraisal, HOA docs (if applicable), preliminary report, seller disclosures, sale of buyer’s property (4B), buyer investigations, buyer’s physical inspection, review of liened items or leased – be mindful if a solar lease is involved.

Ensure you have contingency removal dates and closing dates for all properties involved– clearly marked on a calendar. It will be information overload that has the risk to have you twiddling your lips, but stay strong – this is a small window of stress for a lifetime of happiness to get your dream home. Education and information are your friends.

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Understanding the upfront fees – the appraisal fee will be an upfront fee. The inspections (depends on the area) are often steered by the buyer side with a few exceptions in Northern California for country properties where you sometimes see septic and water tests on the seller. A delay on coordinating any inspections once you’re in escrow (while being mindful of when your inspection period starts and your contingency of purchase form are critical here). If you do not need to start inspections because of the way the COP form (see above) is marked – be mindful of this …

  • Do not wait to order your appraisal or hold off inspections – your delay as a buyer can be self-sabotage and risk a seller issuing a “notice to perform” if you do not hold to your contractual obligation. There will only be so much your lender or agent can do to protect you, if an appraisal review runs late or there isn’t anyone to have race out to an inspection same day past your contingency period.
  • Example, you have a home inspection on day 4 of a 17 day inspection period – you wait until day 15 to order a roof inspection or HVAC inspection because your home inspector suggested further evaluation – and then you need to race to ask for an extension. You can’t assume that you’ll be granted this modification to contract.
  • Warning: Contractors and inspectors can be booked out for a week or two, particularly for specialty items, or any testing involved. Some may be free for a bid, but some may be a fee (and a fee that is worth the cost for your review – there may not be any recourse after close of sale).
  • Fluid communication and updates between all parties (buyer + seller) can often solve a lot of these concerns if the time extension is genuinely needed, but it cannot be assumed it will be granted – particularly in a hotter market.
  • If you have a credit coming – be sure to loop in the lender that it might be coming (example a credit as part of negotiations from a buyer request for repairs).

ALWAYS have a housing solution, plan B. Your homes may not close on time and one deal may fall out and go back into escrow and affect a perfect closing.

  • Sometimes you have such a cherry “all-cash” deal closing on your primary home, that you have to just make it happen and find a rental solution.
  • If things fall apart, never force a home sale – it’s too big of a purchase and sometimes things don’t work out and it does stink. Sometimes renting is the temporary and right solution.

Seller Occupancy After Closing – Negotiate this Upfront when you’re a seller. Delays can happen on files. It happens, even on the most perfect of files monitored. There are numerous bodies behind the scenes on loan and this can affect your closing. Along with TRID – be aware of this as a buyer. TRID can delay you alone (see #3 above, last bullet).

  • Most lenders will not allow over 60 days of occupancy by seller after closing, and most buyers aren’t the biggest fans of much of anything past 30 days (if any at all)

It stinks if the seller knows you have to buy their home and they take advantage of this fact, when it comes to negotiating repairs or a credit after your inspections. All the more important to also have a plan B for housing if you need to walk away and it’s becoming too much. BUT having stated that, sometimes we need to see big picture, is it truly a crisis or an easy hundred dollar fix that isn’t worth walking away from your dream home. Break down all the costs and get bids to make an educated decision that’s right AND wise for you. Education and information is King/Queen.

Sometimes it’s best to take the credit and sometimes it’s important to wait to see request for repairs executed before close of escrow (COE). It depends on the scenario what’s the right route.

  • If it’s pest work, sometimes it’s important to have the house  opened up for review, to ensure there’s no other underlying issues or damage that can’t be revealed by a general inspection.
  • If you have work being done, as part of your request for repairs – ensure there’s mention of all work being done BEFORE close of escrow.
  • Sometimes it’s best for buyer to take the money credit – to take control of overseeing repairs by their own trusted contractor that way they know who the work is being done by, and may be able to save cost.
  • Ensure that a licensed contractor is doing all work and receipts are provided before COE (close of escrow)

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All this coordination and effort – is worth it. These transactions can be a bit stressful, all the more reason you should work with us – we’re educated, experienced, happy, and we get it done. Plus we’ll do all the stuff behind the scenes to keep it less stressful for you. (Note: most of our wrinkles are either from our three kids or contingent sales). 

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REALTORs Steve Ostrom + Heather Ostrom – 916-308-2446 – Homes@RosevilleAndRocklin.com – Coldwell Banker 2200 Douglas Blvd B-200, Roseville, CA 95661CALBRE# 01344154 + 01899313

SOLD – 2012 Thornhill Drive, Granite Bay 95746

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2012 Thornhill Drive, Granite Bay 95746

SOLD: Listing Agent: Steve Ostrom – Coldwell Banker – 916-308-2446 – Homes@RosevilleAndRocklin.com – MLS# 18039681 – List Price$750,000 – 4BD – 3.5 Bath – 2,756 Sq Ft* • 0.195 ac* – first floor bedroom with full bath retreat


Gorgeous custom-built home in the gated community of Hillsborough. Numerous updates throughout the indoor and outdoor living space. Fresh redwood fencing recently installed – runs the perimeter of the yard, including an updated gate.

 

We love the drought-resistant landscaping, expansive covered patio pergola, and solar-heated pool (fantastic for an extended swim season).
 
Brazilian rosewood flooring spans across the kitchen, family room, and den.
A functional item, that we also love is having three points of access to garage – from guest bedroom on first floor, and also from the guest powder room, as well as a side door access to the backyard.

So many major items have been updated in recent years, that include (but not limited to) HVAC (2013), Kitchen and Kitchen appliances,

Hot Water Heater (plus a separate circulator for consistent hot water access). Downstairs: bath for guests, plus full BD with full bath.

Roseville utilities is a huge perk for your pocket books, plus close to top-rated Granite Bay High School. Click on the map below for interactivity.

This area has so many opportunities for indoor and outdoor fun as well, plus numerous shopping and dining opportunities nearby. A fantastic location and home to enjoy. Welcome home.


Photos of the Property

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About Granite Bay

Learn About Placer County

Outdoor Activities – Equestrian, Trails, Lake, Exercise

Local Dining: Restaurants

News + About Granite Bay: Granite Bay Website

Granite Bay High School

Eureka Union School District

Placer County Office of Education

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*Photo is the property of Heather Ostrom*

Shopping: you’re within minutes you’re at the Galleria Mall or the Fountains (outdoor mall) as well. Or you can head on over to the Sunrise Mall (Sunrise/Greenback)
“The Fountains” (photographed here) outdoor mall, and across the street is the Galleria Mall – Roseville, CA

Golfers will LOVE the Placer and Sacramento County area. Numerous local and public courses (close by: Woodcreek Oaks, Granite Bay, Sun City Roseville courses, Diamond Oaks, Sierra View CC, and many more)

Plus the brand new and fun, Top Golf, Roseville!

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Photo Property of TOP Golf Roseville

You’re close to some of the best shopping in the area. Galleria Mall AND The Fountains (outdoor shopping) – with many high-end boutiques nearby and outdoor dining.

Parks (including a large Water park – Sunsplash), and great local dining … there’s something for everyone here.

Approx Distance: 1.5 hours from Tahoe, 1:15 min from Napa, 1.5-2 hrs from San Fran


Map of Location


 

Property Details

 


Property Questions or Showings? 916-308-2446 – Homes@RosevilleAndRocklin.com – REALTORs Steve + Heather Ostrom
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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

See more informative posts at:  www.RosevilleAndRocklin.com – Roseville and Rocklin Real Estate + Lifestyle

Author: Heather Ostrom, Real Estate Marketing – REALTOR

Steve Ostrom, Primary Listing Agent + REALTOR – 916-308-2446 – Homes@RosevilleAndRocklin.com – Coldwell Banker  – Roseville, CA – CALBRE# 01344154 + 01899313 2200 Douglas Blvd B-200, Roseville, CA 95661

Learn more about listing your home with us!

*buyer to verify square footage and/or acreage

SOLD: 1210 Chesapeake Drive, Roseville 95661


1210 Chesapeake Drive, Roseville 95661

Listing Agent: Steve Ostrom – Coldwell Banker – 916-308-2446 – Homes@RosevilleAndRocklin.com – MLS# 18029360 – 3 BD –  2.5 Bath – 1862 Sq Ft*


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Some homes boast “turn-key ready,” but this one really brings the A-game on cleanliness and upkeep. Even driving up to the home, you can’t help but smile when you see the beautiful landscaping and front courtyard.
Check out that amazing backyard. We love the fresh bark, the soft contours of the patio layout and that stunning pool.
 A pool will sure be great to have, as Summer temperatures seem to creep up.
A wonderful space to entertain for intimate gatherings or a larger group party.
Be sure to check out the Master Bedroom Retreat 
A great workout room and/or place to unwind and read
Speaking of great and things, there’s nothing much better than the City of Roseville utilities. The City of Roseville is such an amazing place to call home. You’re within minutes of great local dining and shopping (Bel-Air is a few blocks away). This is a great location to call home as being off the first exit for Roseville, is also a great item to enjoy. The amenities in this area are nearly at your fingertips – the list is endless.

Welcome home.


 Photos of the Property

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City of Roseville

Community-wise, you’re near so many fun indoor and outdoor activities: whether you’re enjoying the trails, visiting local parks (there are a multitude of small and larger parks – as well as dog parks). Roseville boasts an abundance of city-run activities and is well-known for its sports options and line-up of local events (both indoor and outdoor), including city movie nights at the parks.

Shopping: you’re within minutes you’re at the Galleria Mall or the Fountains (outdoor mall) as well.

Golfers will LOVE the Placer County area and Roseville. Numerous local and public courses (close by: Woodcreek Oaks, Sun City Roseville courses, Diamond Oaks, Sierra View CC, and many more)

Plus the brand new and fun, Top Golf, Roseville! (only location in California, currently)

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Photo Property of TOP Golf Roseville

You’re close to some of the best shopping in the area. Galleria Mall AND The Fountains (outdoor shopping) – with many high-end boutiques nearby and outdoor dining.

Parks (including a large Water park – Sunsplash), and great local dining … there’s something for everyone here. Roseville is known for its parks and the great offerings for outdoor and indoor activities. Visit the City of Roseville website and prepared to be amazed!

Golfers, there are plenty of great golf courses here locally in Roseville and Rocklin – both private and public.

Approx Distance: 1.5 hours from Tahoe, 1:15 min from Napa, 1.5-2 hrs from San Fran

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The Fountains (photographed here) outdoor mall, and across the street is the Galleria Mall – Roseville, CA

Map of Location

1210 Chesapeake Drive, Roseville CA 95661


Property Questions or Showings? 916-308-2446 – Homes@RosevilleAndRocklin.com – REALTORs Steve + Heather Ostrom

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

See more informative posts at:  www.RosevilleAndRocklin.com – Roseville and Rocklin Real Estate + Lifestyle

Author: Heather Ostrom, Real Estate Marketing – REALTOR

Steve Ostrom, Primary Listing Agent + REALTOR – 916-308-2446 – Homes@RosevilleAndRocklin.com – Coldwell Banker  – Roseville, CA – CALBRE# 01344154 + 01899313 2200 Douglas Blvd B-200, Roseville, CA 95661

Learn more about listing your home with us!

SOLD – 151 Valley Oak Drive #17, Roseville 95678

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Listing Agent: Steve Ostrom – Coldwell Banker – 916-308-2446 – Homes@RosevilleAndRocklin.com – MLS# 17057852 – 2 BD –  2Bath – 1,140 Sq Ft*


 This neighborhood is a hidden gem in Roseville (if you don’t believe me, go see it for yourself – it will not be a waste a time). Take it from someone that grew up in Roseville.

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Home is single-level entry, and garage is detached.

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This home has fresh paint and flooring, and features some of the most stylish light fixtures we have ever seen (seller truly maximized the beauty in the space).

151 Valley Oak 17, Roseville 95678

Granite counters in the kitchen contrast beautifully against the white cabinetry. What immediately appealed to us about the home, is the placement within the neighborhood (the back corner – so traffic is likely limited to visitors or whomever lives back here), plus you also have relaxing views of a green space right off your porch.

The garden window looks over the neighborhood and lush lawn.

Enjoy the quieter pace of this neighborhood, say goodbye to yard work (perfect for a busy lifestyle) – and for commuters, you can hop on at an ideal location off I-80 in Roseville (Riverside exit, no dealing with Hwy 65).

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Within the complex, enjoy a game of tennis or cool off at the pool.

151 Valley Oak Drive #17, Roseville 95678

If you like Starbucks, you’re right around the corner from Starbucks. Kaiser medical is within a block. We’re in love with this property, and we bet you will be too.

151 Valley Oak Drive #17, Roseville 95678

How CUTE is that wrap-around porch? Washer and dryer are included in purchase, along with the refrigerator.

Water heater was recently replaced. You might be like others and not even know this adorable complex is back here.

Welcome home.


Photos of the Property

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City of Roseville

Community-wise, you’re near so many fun indoor and outdoor activities: whether you’re enjoying the trails, visiting local parks (there are a multitude of small and larger parks – as well as dog parks). Roseville boasts an abundance of city-run activities and is well-known for its sports options and line-up of local events (both indoor and outdoor), including city movie nights at the parks.

Shopping: you’re within minutes you’re at the Galleria Mall or the Fountains (outdoor mall) as well.

Golfers will LOVE the Placer County area and Roseville. Numerous local and public courses (close by: Woodcreek Oaks, Sun City Roseville courses, Diamond Oaks, Sierra View CC, and many more)

Plus the brand new and fun, Top Golf, Roseville! (only location in California, currently)

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Photo Property of TOP Golf Roseville

You’re close to some of the best shopping in the area. Galleria Mall AND The Fountains (outdoor shopping) – with many high-end boutiques nearby and outdoor dining.

Parks (including a large Water park – Sunsplash), and great local dining … there’s something for everyone here. Roseville is known for its parks and the great offerings for outdoor and indoor activities. Visit the City of Roseville website and prepared to be amazed!

Golfers, there are plenty of great golf courses here locally in Roseville and Rocklin – both private and public.

Approx Distance: 1.5 hours from Tahoe, 1:15 min from Napa, 1.5-2 hrs from San Fran

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The Fountains (photographed here) outdoor mall, and across the street is the Galleria Mall – Roseville, CA

Map of Location


Property Questions or Showings? 916-308-2446 – Homes@RosevilleAndRocklin.com – REALTORs Steve + Heather Ostrom

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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

See more informative posts at:  www.RosevilleAndRocklin.com – Roseville and Rocklin Real Estate + Lifestyle

Author: Heather Ostrom, Real Estate Marketing – REALTOR

Steve Ostrom, Primary Listing Agent + REALTOR – 916-308-2446 – Homes@RosevilleAndRocklin.com – Coldwell Banker  – Roseville, CA – CALBRE# 01344154 + 01899313 2200 Douglas Blvd B-200, Roseville, CA 95661

Learn more about listing your home with us!

SOLD: 7215 Robin Hood Way, Granite Bay 95746

Photos 7215 ROBIN HOOD WAY GRANITE BAY

 7215 Robin Hood Way, Granite Bay 95746

SOLD: Listing Agent: Steve Ostrom – Coldwell Banker – 916-308-2446 – Homes@RosevilleAndRocklin.com List Price$789,000 – 5 BD –  3Bath – 2838 Sq Ft* • .663ac*


We love this stylish and updated Granite Bay retreat – perfectly private-feeling, being situated at the end of a long, tree-lined driveway.

7215 Robin Hood Way, Granite Bay, CA 95746

Home features an updated: open kitchen, baths, recently re-surfaced salt water pool, recently paved driveway (ample room: boat/RV/trailer), smarthome thermostat, whole house fan, and an oversized attic spc over 3-car garage.

7215 Robin Hood Way, Granite Bay, CA 95746

Yard is pie shaped and wide, and features a great place for a fire pit for gatherings,

7215 Robin Hood Way, Granite Bay, CA 95746

pool and gazebo to the center of the yard, with a great space to hide other yard supplies, as well as a separate shed. There are four bedrooms (including the Master) to left wing

7215 Robin Hood Way, Granite Bay, CA 95746

with the fifth bedroom to the right (perfect for a separate home office or guest room and has an adjacent full bath). Off the fifth bedroom is also access to the backyard. 7215 Robin Hood Way, Granite Bay, CA 95746

Master bedroom has two double-door access points to backyard (to courtyard, or private-feeling raised deck space). Master bath is a soothing spa-like escape.

7215 Robin Hood Way, Granite Bay, CA 95746

Hallway bath was recently remodeled. Kitchen opens up to the Family room, with a nice breakfast nook, with views of the backyard. 7215 Robin Hood Way, Granite Bay, CA 95746Another notable feature is with the long-driveway provides additional privacy. If you pass the two brick columns, you have already passed the home. With minimal connected streets, it keeps drive-by traffic at a minimum. Welcome home!


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Property Details

Location Information
County:PlacerMap Code:241 C-2
MLS Area:12746Cross Street:Auburn Folsom
Census Tract:206.01Site Location:Cul-De-Sac
Subdivision:Sherwood ForestDirections:From I-80 take Douglas Blvd exit and go EAST, to LEFT on Auburn Folsom to RIGHT on Robin Hood Way. Property is at end of the street after turn. Driveway is between the gorgeous brick columns.
Interior Features
Rooms:Great Room Concept, Master Suite, Separate Family RoomMaster Bedroom Description:Closet, Outside Access
Master Bathroom Description:Double Sinks, Shower Stall(s), Tub Jetted, WindowOther Bathrooms Description:Double Sinks, Shower Stall(s), Tile, Tub w/Shower Over
Dining Room Description:Breakfast Nook, Dining Bar, Formal RoomKitchen Description:Counter Granite, Island w/Sink, Kitchen/Family Combo, Pantry Closet
Has Fireplace:YesNumber of Fireplaces:1
Fireplace Description:Family RoomHeating:Central, MultiUnits
Cooling:Central, MultiUnitsFloors:Carpet, Marble, Stone, Tile, Wood
Laundry:220 Volt Hook-Up, Inside Room, SinkAdditional Equipment:Cable TV Available
Appliances:Dishwasher, Disposal, Oven Double, Oven Elec B/I, Range Gas F/S
Exterior Features
Style:RanchStories:1
Construction:Frame, WoodExterior:Wood
Foundation:Concrete SlabRoof:Comp Shingle
Water / Sewer:In & ConnectedWater:Public District
Utilities:220 Volts, Natural GasParking Description:3 Car Attached, Facing Front, Garage Door Opener
Recreational Parking:Boat Storage, RV Access, RV PossibleHas Garage:Yes
Landscaping:Fenced Back, Front, Sprinkler Auto F&RHas a Pool:Yes
Pool Description:Built-In, Gunite ConstructionIs a Horse Property:No
Exposure Faces:SouthwestTopography:Level, Shape Irregular, Trees Many
Elevation:0Lot Size in Acres:0.63
Lot Size in Sq. Ft.:27377Dimensions:21x122x182x105x47x180x207
Zoning:SFREnergy Features:Dual Pane Full, Low E Glass Full, Whole House Fan
Improvements:NoneRoad Description:Paved, Public Maintained
School
School District:PlacerElementary School:Eureka Union
Jr. High School:Eureka UnionHigh School:Roseville Joint
Additional Information
Property Type:SFRProperty SubType:1 House on Lot
Property SubType 2:Detached, Semi-CustomYear Built:1985
APN:047-070-059-000Status:Active
Is Short Sale:NoHOA Fee:$0.00
Other Structures:Gazebo, Tool Shed

About Granite Bay

Learn About Placer County

Outdoor Activities – Equestrian, Trails, Lake, Exercise

Local Dining: Restaurants

News + About Granite Bay: Granite Bay Website

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*Photo is the property of Heather Ostrom*

Shopping: you’re within minutes you’re at the Galleria Mall or the Fountains (outdoor mall) as well. Or you can head on over to the Sunrise Mall (Sunrise/Greenback)
“The Fountains” (photographed here) outdoor mall, and across the street is the Galleria Mall – Roseville, CA

Golfers will LOVE the Placer and Sacramento County area. Numerous local and public courses (close by: Woodcreek Oaks, Granite Bay, Sun City Roseville courses, Diamond Oaks, Sierra View CC, and many more)

Plus the brand new and fun, Top Golf, Roseville!

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Photo Property of TOP Golf Roseville

You’re close to some of the best shopping in the area. Galleria Mall AND The Fountains (outdoor shopping) – with many high-end boutiques nearby and outdoor dining.

Parks (including a large Water park – Sunsplash), and great local dining … there’s something for everyone here.

Approx Distance: 1.5 hours from Tahoe, 1:15 min from Napa, 1.5-2 hrs from San Fran


Map of Location

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Property Questions or Showings? 916-308-2446 – Homes@RosevilleAndRocklin.com – REALTORs Steve + Heather Ostrom
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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

See more informative posts at:  www.RosevilleAndRocklin.com – Roseville and Rocklin Real Estate + Lifestyle

Author: Heather Ostrom, Real Estate Marketing – REALTOR

Steve Ostrom, Primary Listing Agent + REALTOR – 916-308-2446 – Homes@RosevilleAndRocklin.com – Coldwell Banker  – Roseville, CA – CALBRE# 01344154 + 01899313 2200 Douglas Blvd B-200, Roseville, CA 95661

Learn more about listing your home with us!

*buyer to verify square footage and/or acreage

SOLD: 1635 Woodhill Drive, Roseville 95661

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Listing Agent: Steve Ostrom – Coldwell Banker – 916-308-2446 – Homes@RosevilleAndRocklin.com List Price$459,950 – MLS# 17006794 – 3 BD –  2.5Bath – 1906 Sq Ft* – Gated Community “Hampton Village”


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Photos and Property Description

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Welcome to casual elegance in the gated community of “Hampton Village” in East Roseville.
Front of Hampton Village Eureka Gate
A fantastic location off Eureka and Parkhill Drive …
Inside the home, tasteful contemporary custom design flows throughout the home: lighting, cabinetry, trim, flooring, and a cool-toned color palette.
The kitchen and laundry room have both been remodeled, and you’ll love the built-in desk and office space.
This home embodies beautiful design and beauty in function.
In the front room, along with the built-in gas fireplace – you’ll also discover a Murphy bed. Two separate entertaining spaces, are a nice detail and a door can close-off either space for privacy or separation. Solar screens and custom window coverings are a wonderful asset for both privacy and keeping temperatures down in the Summer.
Upstairs, you’ll find the bedrooms – equally stylish and consistent with the design style of the home.
Front yard maintenance is covered by HOAs – great for busy lives …

Front - 1635 Woodhill Roseville - Hampton VillageFront yard maintenance is covered by HOAs – great for busy lives. We also think it’s a nice detail as well, that all garages are accessed by alley way, so “come-and-go” traffic is at a minimum.

The courtyard patio boasts approximately 1000sqft of slate / stamped concrete, featuring a stunning, low-maintenance backyard, complimented by the soothing sounds of the fountain.
Be sure to peek around the corner, you wouldn’t want to miss the spa – a wonderful option after a stressful day of work, to come home and soothe achy muscles.
And what a nice touch the solar shower provides, before you head back into your gorgeous remodeled kitchen.
 Not only one of the most lovely patios with pergola, but also one of the larger lots in the neighborhood.

Adding to the peaceful, quiet, and tranquil setting of the neighborhood. Above is the green space, near Strap Ravine.
What the owners have also loved, is the location and proximity to so much for a full and active lifestyle: Maidu park, wildlife …
Photo above – this trail goes along side Strap Ravine, and is a trail that connects Eureka Drive to Johnson Ranch Drive (Maidu Park)
If you head out the Parkhill “Hampton Village” exit, it will take you immediately to Johnson Ranch Drive and nearby green-space and trails,
and Maidu Park … and local Maidu museum (also houses quite a few local activities – archery, learning sessions, and more)
Tennis and Racquet Club – there’s a North and South club – near the intersection of Eureka and Roseville Pkwy (both clubs are off of Eureka)
This side of town also is home to great local dining options, premier gyms (within minutes of Johnson Ranch and a few miles from Lifetime Fitness). Eureka school district is a definite plus (buyer to verify). Welcome home!  See the entire series of photos below.

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PROPERTY INFORMATION

PROPERTY INFORMATION FOR 1635 WOODHILL DRIVE, ROSEVILLE, CA 95661 

Location Information
County:PlacerMap Code:240 D-4
MLS Area:12661Cross Street:Ashford
Census Tract:207.11Site Location:Gated Community, Public Trans Nearby, Snow Line Below
Subdivision:Hampton VillageDirections:From Douglas take Eureka South, to RIGHT on Ashford Lane (Hampton Village), LEFT on Woodhill and property is on the right… Visitor Parking is in front of the house.
Interior Features
Rooms:Home Office Area, Master SuiteMaster Bedroom Description:Closet
Master Bathroom Description:Closet, Double Sinks, Shower Stall(s), Stone1/2 Baths:1
Other Bathrooms Description:Tub w/Shower OverDining Room Description:Breakfast Nook, Dining Bar, Dining/Living Combo
Kitchen Description:Counter Granite, Pantry CabinetHas Fireplace:Yes
Number of Fireplaces:1Fireplace Description:Gas Piped
Heating:Central, Fireplace InsertCooling:Central
Floors:Carpet, Linoleum/Vinyl, Stone, TileLaundry:220 Volt Hook-Up, Inside Room
Additional Equipment:Antenna Dish, Cable TV Available, H/S Internet Avail, Window FurnishingsAppliances:Cook Top Elec, Dishwasher, Disposal, Ice Maker Plumbed, Microwave B/I, Oven Elec B/I, Refrigerator F/S
Exterior Features
Style:ContemporaryStories:2
Construction:Frame, WoodBuilder:Coker Ewing
Exterior:Brick, WoodFoundation:Concrete Slab
Roof:ShakeWater / Sewer:In & Connected
Water:Meter on Site, Public DistrictUtilities:220 Volts, All Public, Natural Gas, Natural Gas Avail
Parking Description:2 Car Attached, Alley Access, Garage Door Opener, Guest Parking AvailHas Garage:Yes
Landscaping:Fenced Back, Low Maintenance, Sprinkler Auto F&RHas a Pool:No
Is a Horse Property:NoExposure Faces:East
Topography:Level, Trees ManyElevation:0
Lot Size in Acres:0.11Lot Size in Sq. Ft.:4792
Dimensions:32x118x60x100Zoning:SFR
Energy Features:Ceiling Fan(s), Dual Pane Full, Solar Screens, Whole House FanImprovements:Curbs/Gutters, Street Lights
Road Description:Paved, Private
School
School District:PlacerElementary School:Eureka Union
Jr. High School:Eureka UnionHigh School:Roseville Joint
Additional Information
Property Type:SFRProperty SubType:1 House on Lot
Property SubType 2:DetachedYear Built:1987
APN:457-040-020-000Status:Active
Is Short Sale:NoAssociation Fees Include:Assn Mgmt, Common Areas, Maint Grounds
HOA Fee:$174.00HOA Frequency:Monthly
Restrictions:Exterior Alterations, Parking, Tree OrdinanceOther Structures:Pergola

 City of Roseville

Community-wise, you’re near so many fun indoor and outdoor activities: whether you’re enjoying the trails, visiting local parks (there are a multitude of small and larger parks – as well as dog parks). Roseville boasts an abundance of city-run activities and is well-known for its sports options and line-up of local events (both indoor and outdoor), including city movie nights at the parks.

Shopping: you’re within minutes you’re at the Galleria Mall or the Fountains (outdoor mall) as well.

Golfers will LOVE the Placer County area and Roseville. Numerous local and public courses (close by: Woodcreek Oaks, Sun City Roseville courses, Diamond Oaks, Sierra View CC, and many more)

Plus the brand new and fun, Top Golf, Roseville! (only location in California, currently)

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Photo Property of TOP Golf Roseville

You’re close to some of the best shopping in the area. Galleria Mall AND The Fountains (outdoor shopping) – with many high-end boutiques nearby and outdoor dining.

Parks (including a large Water park – Sunsplash), and great local dining … there’s something for everyone here. Roseville is known for its parks and the great offerings for outdoor and indoor activities. Visit the City of Roseville website and prepared to be amazed!

Golfers, there are plenty of great golf courses here locally in Roseville and Rocklin – both private and public.

Approx Distance: 1.5 hours from Tahoe, 1:15 min from Napa, 1.5-2 hrs from San Fran

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The Fountains (photographed here) outdoor mall, and across the street is the Galleria Mall – Roseville, CA

Map of Location


Property Questions or Showings? 916-308-2446 – Homes@RosevilleAndRocklin.com – REALTORs Steve + Heather Ostrom
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Author: Heather Ostrom, Real Estate Marketing – REALTOR

Steve Ostrom, Primary Listing Agent + REALTOR – 916-308-2446 – Homes@RosevilleAndRocklin.com – Coldwell Banker  – Roseville, CA – CALBRE# 01344154 + 01899313 2200 Douglas Blvd B-200, Roseville, CA 95661

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SOLD: 1172 Forebridge Lane, Lincoln 95648

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1172 Forebridge Lane, Lincoln 95648

Listing Agent: Steve Ostrom – Coldwell Banker – 916-308-2446 – RosevilleAndRocklin@gmail.com
SOLD – LP $465,000 – MLS# 16052612 – 4BD + Bonus Space + Two Office Areas –  3.5 Baths – 3206 Sq Ft*

Important Details: Lincoln Crossing: Centex Home, Solar is Owner-Owned (no lease) – Mello-Roos is Paid Off


 Home is stylish and fresh-feeling, and possibly better for your budget with no solar lease to be concerned with … this is an owner-owned solar system.

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Home features: first floor bedroom with attached full bath AND …

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a fantastic open office area with built-in desk … with so much room for storage (cabinetry and closets)

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 In the kitchen: granite counters and upgraded appliances …

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Home also has crown moulding, premium plantation shutters and coverings,

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Upstairs bonus space …

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and open office space …

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three-car garage (two car tandem and separate one car), and tons of storage space.

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This gorgeous “Centex” home has no Mello-Roos and a seller-owned solar system.
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Master bedroom is grand and has more than enough room for oversized furniture sets.

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Master bath has two vanity areas and the closet opens to a very spacious walk-in with built-in organizers.

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Owners have loved this home, backyard, and amazing local trail right behind the home (see below).

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Photo Above  is the property of Club Lincoln Community Association

More info about the area: internet and access to “Club Lincoln” (below) – an amazing Resort-like set-up with multiple pools, gym, and a place to rent-out for your events.


 Quick View of Trail behind the House

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Download and View the Larger Lincoln, CA Map of Trails and Open Space

Fun Facts and Local Links

Lincoln Crossing – Home Site

Club Lincoln at Lincoln Crossing

Placer County Website

City of Lincoln – Website

Map of Parks in Lincoln, CA

Trails of Lincoln, CA

Helpful Lincoln Links for New Residents

Hunting and Fishing – Spenceville Wildlife Area


Photos

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Map of Location


Property Info

Location Information
County:PlacerMap Code:179 E-7
MLS Area:12209Cross Street:Lombard Lane
Census Tract:232.00Site Location:Greenbelt, Other-Rmks
Subdivision:Lincoln CrossingDirections:HWY 65 to Ferrari Ranch Road exit and go WEST, to LEFT at Caledon Circle, take the third LEFT onto Brentford Circle and first RIGHT on Forebridge Lane.
Interior Features
Possible Bedrooms:5Rooms:Bonus Room, Downstairs Bedroom, Home Office Area, Loft, Separate Family Room
Master Bedroom Description:Sitting RoomMaster Bathroom Description:Closet Walk-In, Double Sinks, Shower Stall(s), Tub
1/2 Baths:1Other Bathrooms Description:Double Sinks, Tile, Tub w/Shower Over
Dining Room Description:Breakfast Nook, Dining Bar, Formal AreaKitchen Description:Counter Granite, Island, Kitchen/Family Combo, Pantry Closet
Amenities:Clubhouse, Exercise Room, Park, Rec Facilities, Spa/Hot TubHas Fireplace:Yes
Number of Fireplaces:1Fireplace Description:Family Room, Gas Log
Heating:Central, MultiZone, Natural GasCooling:Central, MultiUnits, MultiZone
Floors:Carpet, TileLaundry:220 Volt Hook-Up, Cabinets, Gas Hook-Up, Inside Room, Upper Floor
Additional Equipment:Cable TV Available, H/S Internet Avail, Networked, Window FurnishingsAppliances:Cook Top Gas, Dishwasher, Disposal, Gas Plumbed, Ice Maker Plumbed, Microwave B/I, Oven Elec B/I
Exterior Features
Stories:2Construction:Frame, Wood
Builder:CentexExterior:Stone, Stucco
Foundation:Concrete SlabRoof:Tile
Water / Sewer:In & ConnectedWater:Public District
Utilities:220 Volts, All Public, Natural GasParking Description:1 Car Attached, 2 Car Attached, 24’+ Deep Garage, Garage Door Opener, Tandem Garage
Has Garage:YesLandscaping:Back, Fenced Back, Front, Sprinkler Auto F&R
Has a Pool:YesPool Description:Built-In, Heated
Is a Horse Property:NoExposure Faces:East
Topography:Level, Shape Regular, Trees FewElevation:0
Lot Size in Acres:0.16Lot Size in Sq. Ft.:6943
Dimensions:66×106Zoning:SFR
Energy Features:Ceiling Fan(s), Dual Pane Full, PVSolarArray OwnedImprovements:Sidewalk/Curb/Gutter, Street Lights
Road Description:Paved, Public Maintained
School
Elementary School:Western PlacerJr. High School:Western Placer
High School:Western Placer
Additional Information
Property Type:SFRProperty SubType:1 House on Lot
Property SubType 2:DetachedYear Built:2006
APN:327-210-018-000Status:Active
Is Short Sale:NoAssociation Fees Include:Assn Mgmt, Cable/Dish, Common Areas, Rec Facility, Swimming Pool
HOA Fee:$118.00HOA Frequency:Monthly
Restrictions:Exterior Alterations, Parking

Property Questions or Showings? 916-308-2446 – Homes@RosevilleAndRocklin.com – REALTORs Steve + Heather Ostrom
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Author: Heather Ostrom, Real Estate Marketing – REALTOR

Steve Ostrom, Primary Listing Agent + REALTOR – 916-308-2446 – Homes@RosevilleAndRocklin.com – Coldwell Banker  – Roseville, CA – CALBRE# 01344154 + 01899313 2200 Douglas Blvd B-200, Roseville, CA 95661

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SOLD: 1700 Magenta Drive, Roseville 95747

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Listing Agent: Steve Ostrom – Coldwell Banker – 916-308-2446 – Homes@RosevilleAndRocklin.com

SOLD – MLS# 16007435  – 4BD –  3 Full BA – 1,966 Sq Ft*


Soft color schemes, attractive newer flooring – this home shows like a model. When previewed to our office, many agents chimed in, that this home was absolutely adorable. So we’re waiting to hear what you have to say? These sellers have their home ready to roll and you can tell in the photos, and you’ll be even more charmed by this space, in person. Definitely a house, ready to be your next home. 
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This space is soothing and calming – you can feel the love and attention through the entire home. The minute you open the door – there’s a calming balance to the house.
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Views off the breakfast nook / dining area – are framed by backyard views. A nice enough space to fit a table for six. Inside the home, you’ll love the layout and navigation of the home on both floors. Most importantly, the first floor features a full bedroom and full bath (a must for many).
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Kitchen is spacious and has plenty of room to navigate two chefs in the kitchen … with views of the backyard, so you can keep an eye on guests or simply take in the morning sunshine.
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Plenty of room for guests and party. Backyard is appealing to the eyes with it’s attractive landscaping, but also friendly on the pocket books, with its drought-tolerant features. Really, how cute and beautiful is this outdoor living space? The sellers hit a home run in the “cute department” …
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See the photos and come visit in person, this home is stunning. 
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We love this area and side of town. 🙂 So you should come and decide for yourself. Nearby are very cool trails, Woodcreek High School with the Olympic size pool (Summer Sanders) with adjacent water park and probably one of the coolest places for water activities on this side of town. Within a short distance, there’s a fantastic dog park, baseball diamonds, batting cages, nearby City gym as well as awesome library and city learning center. You’re near the heart of so much city activity and events. It’s definitely an active side of town, if you’re looking to stay busy.  Read more about the local area below.

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Community-wise, you’re near so many fun indoor and outdoor activities: whether you’re enjoying the trails of Kaseberg Creek, visiting Veteran’s or Mahany park, there are a multitude of small and larger parks – as well as dog parks, and nearby public pool, including an Olympic size pool (just minutes away) near Woodcreek High School. Roseville boasts an abundance of city-run activities and is well-known for its sports options and line up of local events.

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Photo of the Roseville Library at Mahany Park

Shopping: you’re within minutes you’re at the Galleria Mall or the Fountains (outdoor mall) as well.

Golfers will LOVE the Placer County area and Roseville. Numerous local and public courses (close by: Woodcreek Oaks, Sun City Roseville courses, Diamond Oaks, Sierra View CC, and many more)

You’re close to some of the best shopping in the area. Galleria Mall AND The Fountains (outdoor shopping) – with many high-end boutiques nearby and outdoor dining.

Parks (including a large Water park – Sunsplash), and great local dining … there’s something for everyone here. Roseville is known for its parks and the great offerings for outdoor and indoor activities. Visit the City of Roseville website and prepared to be amazed!

Golfers, there are plenty of great golf courses here locally in Roseville and Rocklin – both private and public.

Approx Distance: 1.5 hours from Tahoe, 1:15 min from Napa, 1.5-2 hrs from San Fran

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The Fountains (photographed here) outdoor mall, and across the street is the Galleria Mall – Roseville, CA
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for entertainment purposes only – buyer to verify property, in person*


 

Property Questions or Showings? 916-308-2446 – Homes@RosevilleAndRocklin.com – REALTORs Steve + Heather Ostrom
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See more informative posts at:  www.RosevilleAndRocklin.com – Roseville and Rocklin Real Estate + Lifestyle

Author: Heather Ostrom, Real Estate Marketing – REALTOR

Steve Ostrom, Primary Listing Agent + REALTOR – 916-308-2446 – Homes@RosevilleAndRocklin.com – Coldwell Banker  – Roseville, CA – CALBRE# 01344154 + 01899313 2200 Douglas Blvd B-200, Roseville, CA 95661

Learn more about listing your home with us!

 

4872 El Cid Drive, Rocklin, 95677

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4872 El Cid Drive, Rocklin 95677

Listing Agent: Steve Ostrom – Coldwell Banker – 916-308-2446 – RosevilleAndRocklin@gmail.com
MLS# 15067041 
–  3 Bedroom – 2 Bath – 1683 Sq Ft* – Lot: 2500 Sq Ft

SOLD


Any questions – we’re happy to answer! 

Locals know this great neighborhood, and we believe it’s a special and fantastic place to call home. Interior of the home was freshly painted this month and is sparkling clean (even the windows got a scrub down).

Master bedroom is on the first floor, has slider access to the enclosed patio area.

Home also features: a fireplace, wet bar, bay window in the Kitchen, an additional balcony upstairs off the staircase, as well as two additional bedrooms (all with larger closets).

Be sure to see all of the built-in desk spaces and all the closet storage.

Laundry room is spacious, has a built-in desk, as well as two separate closets for storage. Inside the garage, you’re eyes are seeing correctly in this extra deep garage (who doesn’t love more space to park in your garage).

After you’re done seeing this sparkling home, be certain to check out the community lake and nearby pool.

Nearby: local dining, shopping, and quick access to I-80 (within minutes of Sierra College and Rocklin rd). A great central location for commuters, outdoor enthusiasts, or folks looking to downsize with less yard maintenance.

It’s not too often these homes come on the market either. Definitely a place to check out quickly, as this home is priced for interest.

More fun details, shared direct from the owner:

 Things that the tenants particularly valued about home and surroundings:

  • Home and surroundings provide solitude…very quiet and safe.
  • Beauty of foothills looking out back window and patio is spectacular.
  • Location provided easy access to freeway, but without any of the freeway noise.
  • Pool area was rarely crowded and very picturesque.
  • Patio balcony upstairs provided perfect place for morning coffee.
  • Master bedroom on first floor provided privacy from other bedrooms.
  • Built in desks in upstairs bedrooms maximized space of bedrooms.
  • LOTS of storage space!!!!
  • Master bedroom has full bathroom separated by pocket door to vanity and sink available for public use.  

Upgrades/improvements:

  • Downstairs flooring replaced with Pergo 2.5 years ago (except for master bedroom).
  • Kitchen flooring replaced with Congoleum 2.5 years ago.
  • Carpeting replaced four years ago.
  • Interior Repainting completed 2.5 years ago.
  • HOA completed re-roofing one year ago.
  • Exterior decorative beams in front courtyard replaced one year ago.
  • Balcony floor replaced 3 years ago.
  • Hot water heater replaced around 4-5 years ago.
  • Wood Garage door replaced by metal roll up about 5 years ago.

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City of Rocklin

City of Rocklin Website: http://www.rocklin.ca.us

Placer County Visitors: www.VisitPlacer.com


Property Questions or Showings? 916-308-2446 – Homes@RosevilleAndRocklin.com – REALTORs Steve + Heather Ostrom
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See more informative posts at:  www.RosevilleAndRocklin.com – Roseville and Rocklin Real Estate + Lifestyle

Author: Heather Ostrom, Real Estate Marketing – REALTOR

Steve Ostrom, Primary Listing Agent + REALTOR – 916-308-2446 – Homes@RosevilleAndRocklin.com – Coldwell Banker  – Roseville, CA – CALBRE# 01344154 + 01899313 2200 Douglas Blvd B-200, Roseville, CA 95661

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The Closing Process in Placer County

The process for a home closing in Placer County

Every area has their own procedure with home sales, regarding signings at title (or via notary) and the closing process. This is one of the most confusing topic for buyers and sellers. Below, we’re addressing sales specifically in Placer County, CA. “All-cash” deals will have their own (quicker) timeline, and maybe that will be a topic for another video 🙂 This video applies to buyers with a loan.



You’re not alone if you’re confused on when do you sign paperwork, how does the closing happen, and when do we hand over keys? We will do our best to equip you with all the right information, so you feel as prepared and informed as possible.


More “Closing” Questions Answered

  • Do buyer and seller sit at the same table to sign paperwork? No, they’re typically separate appointments at the title company. In our area, escrow and title are in the same location (much easier). You’re not sitting with the opposite party, signing at the same time.
  • What if I can’t come to the title company? It happens, a notary can come to you, at an additional fee. We usually encourage the buyer or seller, to go to the title company for a signing of final paperwork, but if it’s a “larger brand” title office with multiple branches locally, we can sometimes have you signed, with warning, at a nearby office, if the main title company isn’t convenient to access (example signing in Roseville vs. going to a Sacramento office).
  • Can we schedule our signing in advance? Not always, depends on loan docs arriving at title. Depending on the type of loan, the seller can sometimes sign earlier. But best not to assume, lets have that dialogue in advance, if one seller will be inaccessible – starting to about a week, before closing.
  • What if I can only sign after-hours or on the weekend? If you’re on vacation, or have limited signing capability, let us know and for a small fee, we may be able to have a notary come to you. This can pad a day or two to closing, and if you’re out of the country when loan docs come in, this is definitely dialogue we want to have in advance.
  • When we sign, does that mean we’re closed on the home? No. If the buyer has a loan – it depends on when funding occurs (can be near immediate, immediate, or 24-48 business hours after review). If you’re buyer, have this communication of process, as the lender is at the steering wheel at one point, determining much of these timelines. If you don’t know what questions to ask, we can help you.
  • Why is there a “Final-Walkthrough” by the Buyer? It’s the buyer’s right to ensure the property is in the same condition, as when they went into escrow. Your home is most likely in chaos-mode with packing, so don’t fret, but know that this visit will happen right before closing.
  • When do we turn off utilities? Unless otherwise specified in contract, utilities are to always stay on, until we know we’re going on record / closing that day.
  • How clean does your home need to be? It’s a touchy subject as you can imagine. Do as agreed to, between buyer and seller. When in doubt and a professional clean is requested, it’s not a bad idea to consider hiring who the buyer prefers, to avoid any disputes of “what’s their interpretation of ‘clean.'” We think it’s a good gesture to hire a professional cleaner. Typically, “broom swept and clean” is the asked for item, but expectations are always different from folks.
  • Is it okay if I leave trash on the side yard, or items in the garage or attic? All furniture and personal property, inside and outside the home – MUST be removed. With extra paint that belongs to the house, typically you’re going to want to see a new home owner want to have that … to avoid painful paint-matching, but all other items, when in doubt, ask buyer-side, and don’t make assumptions what’s okay to leave behind.
  • When and how do the buyers get the keys? Keys can be retrieved, the day of closing, by default 5pm. Check your contract first – that’s what determines “what time.” Typically, one key is left in the Metrolist Lockbox, that the buyer’s agent can retrieve at the right time, and hand that key over to the new buyers. If you’re a new homeowner – PLEASE re-key your home, always.
  • Will the sellers leave me items, to help out? If you’re a seller, before closing, ping your agent to share with the buyer-side, all utility info and where you’re storing appliance manuals, extra keys, mailbox key, when trash day is, and any helpful info that might give the new home owners a “leg-up” … the buyers will be grateful.

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Property Questions or Showings? 916-308-2446 – Homes@RosevilleAndRocklin.com – REALTORs Steve + Heather Ostrom
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See more informative posts at:  www.RosevilleAndRocklin.com – Roseville and Rocklin Real Estate + Lifestyle

Author: Heather Ostrom, Real Estate Marketing – REALTOR

Steve Ostrom, Primary Listing Agent + REALTOR – 916-308-2446 – Homes@RosevilleAndRocklin.com – Coldwell Banker  – Roseville, CA – CALBRE# 01344154 + 01899313 2200 Douglas Blvd B-200, Roseville, CA 95661

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Disclosure: Always consult local regulation and your trust real estate agent representing you. All items in the video, and above, are how we would educate our clients here in Placer County. Any financial items, always consult your trusted financial and/or tax advisor.