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Real Estate Agent - Lyon Real Estate, Fair Oaks CA (Sacramento Area) - DRE# 00809499
Information about buying and selling homes in Fair Oaks, escrow problems, life's dramas, my childhood, how to buy a home, stupid pet tricks, how to sell a home, stuff about Fair Oaks, how I learned stuff, my best vacations, real estate terminology... heck - It's whatever I feel like writing about after 3 decades of being a Realtor, mom and wife. Your Fair Oaks Realtor
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  The pebble she tossed has turned into a boulder. Last January, my friend Becky tossed a pebble into still water.  "Wanna walk the 3 Day with me?  For breast cancer?  It's three 20 miles days in San Francisco and you raise $2300."   The ripple had begun. Sure why not! Hell, I'm 61, my right hip ...
07/07/2013
My Mom's a trooper.  She's ramping up her one mile a day walk so she can walk the Susan G. Komen 3 Day in Seattle this September, ONE DAY AFTER HER 90TH BIRTHDAY! She's a frikken trooper. It started with a tearful viewing of photos of my 60 mile walk last weekend in the San Francisco 3 Day.  "Sal...
06/29/2013
The Fair Oaks home market has gone berserk in the past 6 or 7 months.  We've gone from a tough, declining market with homes taking forever to sell (6 months average in April 2012), to one where gobs of buyers swarm every listing, vying for the right to buy - like salmon up a fish ladder.  Homes g...
06/13/2013
Mold and the worst termites I have ever seen.  Toxic looking mold, to boot!  Deep black and gross.  And multiple offers, anyway! This is the hottest market I have ever worked in and I have been a broker for 34 years.  Sacramento had 10,000 homes on the market at the peak, and today it is about 12...
03/14/2013
I walk.  I don’t fish.  But even I was impressed by the beauties this fellow in the video below pulled out of the American River in Fair Oaks, just downstream of the Sunrise Bridge, in early March.  Turns out, out best steelhead fishing is traditionally upstream– between the Sunrise Bridge and Ni...
03/03/2013
We negotiate all the time. The price of a house. Our commission. Our kid's bedtime.  But how the heck do we do it, and can we create helpful rules to define our negotiating strategy? I hope so, because I am teaching a class for my company of 950 agents, and am digging deep into this. I wanna come...
01/04/2013
With my seller kicking and screaming the whole way, I finished the professional photography session on a new listing awhile ago, immediately after the stager finished her magic. Since the seller already had furniture (funky and outdated), the cost of staging was a tough sell. So was swapping out ...
12/09/2012
The call came about 7pm.  "Sal, something is beeping in my house and I can't make it stop. I'm only cooking fish and that danged detector is going off... there's not even any smoke!"  It was my 89 year old Mom, who had recently moved in to a new rental - a 7 year old beautiful home in a retiremen...
12/09/2012
20 years ago, I stood on the corner in Fair Oaks Village, as Santa and his sleigh approached in the Christmas parade.  My young daughters waved as hard as they could, hoping to catch Santa's eye and maybe a tossed lollipop, as well.  As Santa approached - fat, jolly and waving to the crowd - he l...
11/26/2012
This is too bizarre. We get to know people at ActiveRain through their comments, and posts which we connect through.  But who would guess we may be related! And who would have guessed the power of an ActiveRain comment! I was researching my GGG grandfather, Calvin T. Hale, who came from Illinois ...
10/05/2012
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