New Citrus Heights Listing

Published by in Listing on May 22nd, 2015

7230 Melva Stree – Citrus Heights
: Come finish what the seller can’t! This 3 bed/1 bath home has a great location on a greenbelt and within walking distance to C Bar C Park. Much of the work to update this home has been done but needs your finishing touches to turn this into a wonderful family home. The large lot features mature shade trees and beautiful plants. (more
virtual tour)

Offered by Karen Goodwin at $218,500

New Construction Assistance: Getting Started

By Julie Jalone

May 5, 2015


My column last week, “New Home Sales – Get Help!,” received a great deal of positive feedback if you sent an email, thank you! It also made me get a clearer picture of how little most buyers know when they walk into a builder’s sales office. As a result, I want to take it a step further and start a series of reviews about specific new home developments and provide buyers with some information they can use when dealing with the builder’s sale team. I still recommend taking an experienced Realtor to represent you. More about that at the end, now on with the first review.

The first new home development I want to tell you about is one I visited last week, Taylor Morrison Stone Point in Roseville.

Last week I visited Stone Point Villagio by Taylor Morrison in Roseville. I took a couple of my friends out for a fun day to look at new homes. We had another builder in mind but were unable to see them because their sales staff was not there even though their website and hours posted on their door said they were open. A bit frustrating and now that I have been to several of the new developments not uncommon. The day ended up well and I was happy we went to Villagio at Stone Point by Taylor Morrison. They are located in East Roseville off of North Sunrise at Stone Point Drive.    

There is so much to say about these homes and too much to write here, but I can tell you that if you are wanting a small home (2,071 and 2,286 Square Feet), are busy and are not inclined to yard maintenance, look no further! These floor plans are great and they come with a nice private patio and an upstairs master suite.  They have 3 different subdivisions with two of them being gated.   Their community consists of the Prato, Villagio and the Contea subdivisions.   I do have my favorite and knew immediately when I walked through it. 

Aside from them being nice with wonderful floor plans, in my opinion, they are in one of the best locations in Roseville.  The homes are within walking distance to shops, restaurants, STARBUCKS TOO (this is a must!), Sutter Hospital and the gorgeous new Lifetime Athletic facility opening this month.   During my visit I was able to confirm the schools for Villagio are Stoneridge Elementary, Warrant T. Eich Intermediate and award winning Oakmont High School.

Their base price range starts as low as $341,000 and go up to $456,000.  Always keep in mind that these prices do not include some of the beautiful features shown in their models but I was really impressed with the standard options which come with the base prices. 

I would love to take you there! Give me a call and I will schedule a tour for us!  Stay tuned and see where I go next. If you have a builder or development you want me to review send an email to me at

There is no cost for you to have a real estate professional represent you but if you want them on your team, they have to be with you on your first visit to the builder’s model homes/office.  Your agent must register with you and from that point on can work directly with the builder on your behalf.  You get help negotiating the purchase which will more than likely reduce the price and/or increase the incentives from the builder and the only cost is to make sure you include your agent when you go to look at new construction.  Your Realtor is compensated by the builder through a co-op payment program so call your agent today, they will even drive you! For more information about buying a new construction home, check out Julie’s How to Buy New Construction Homes at

If you or someone you know is interested in buying a new home and have questions, feel free to give me a call at the MagnumOne Realty office in Roseville (916-899-6571) or send me an email to  If you have a recent experience with a builder I would love to hear about it.

New Cottage Park Listing

2813 Merrywood Drive – Sacramento (95825):
This is a wonderful Randy Parks built home in Cottage Park, one of the very best neighborhoods in the Arden Arcade area. The streets are wide, homes are well maintained and you will be proud to live here. This 2-bedroom home has been extensively remodeled with loads of upgrades and has almost 1,100 square feet of living space not counting the bonus screen room. Kitchen and bathroom feature new cabinets, quartz countertops and custom lighting. The fully equipped kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, plenty of storage and ample workspace. There are beautiful oak plank floors and a wood burning fireplace in the nice size living room which has plenty of windows and feels light and spacious. One of the many nice features of this home is the large lot and enormous backyard with mature shade trees. There is plenty of room for the kids, a garden and a pool. It could also be where you expand this charming cottage. It is a real jewel and will not last long. (More)

Offered by Julie Jalone at $250,000

Twirl away without me!

Sign twirlers, they seem to be on every street corner luring unsuspecting people into model homes and waiting sales people. That is what I usually tell my clients but the truth is, more often than not, the sales office and model homes are closed. Last week I took a client to six different builder sites and were only able to view one set of models. The others were closed for meetings, no reason or just locked up with no one there.

This is just another reason to ask me or your Realtor to help you when looking at new homes. For more information about the advantages or using a Realtor with new construction, see my current local real estate column, “New Home Sales – Get Help!” over at Rocklin & Roseville Today

New Price in Westlake

Price reduced to $575,000 and is going to be sold this weekend! Beautiful semi-custom 5-Bedroom, 4 Bath home in the desirable gated community of Westlake. With a large master suite this home also includes a bedroom downstairs with full bath, perfect for out of town guests or even the in-laws. For more information reply to this email, call the listing agent Julie Jalone at 916-899-6571 or click here.


Sales and Prices

Published by in News on March 27th, 2015

Pending sales of homes are up but prices are increasing faster than wages. Pending home sales in California soared in February to record the first double-digit annual gain in nearly three years and the third straight year-to-year increase, suggesting improved market conditions and more closed transactions in the coming months, according to the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.). In yet another troubling sign regarding the affordability of homeownership, new data shows that the growth in U.S. home prices is beating wage increases 13 to 1. RealtyTrac found that home price appreciation has outpaced wage growth in 76 percent of U.S. housing markets during the past two years.

Agent Rant

Seems like the longer I am in this business the fewer things make me angry. Not sure if it is the frequency I run into upsetting items or if I am desensitized and it takes much more to make me angry enough to write about. Last week, I was told about an agent, who I know to be much more aggressive marketer, who apparently fabricating buyers to get listings. This was enough to create a good rant. Check out my weekly real estate column, “Listing: Beware of Agents with Cash Offers,” over at Rocklin & Roseville Today and Sacramento Today. If you read it, send me an email to, I would love to hear what you think and if you have had a good or bad experience with an agent wanting to sell your home.

Coming Soon in Roseville

Coming soon on Billington Lane in Roseville is this beautiful 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom house with almost 3,200 square feet of living space. Purchased new in 2012 the owners have done all the work to make this a home you can move into with little or no work. For more information and pricing call Julie at 916-899-6571 or email her at
Offered at $479,000

New Natomas Listing

741 Hawkcrest Circle – Sacramento (Natomas/Westlake): Beautiful semi-custom 5-Bedroom, 4 Bath home in the desirable gated community of Westlake. With a large master suite this home also includes a bedroom downstairs with full bath, perfect for out of town guests or even the in-laws. More Information/Virtual Tour – More Photos

Offered by Julie Jalone at $599,900

Coming Soon in Natomas

Large Family Home in Natomas – Coming Soon!
Beautiful semi-custom 5-Bedroom, 4 Bath home in the desirable gated community of Westlake. With a large master suite this home also includes a bedroom downstairs with full bath, perfect for out of town guests or even the in-laws. The family will enjoy the large loft area upstairs and with over 3,500 square feet of living space this home is ready for a growing family. Located in a desirable gated community with full recreational facilities, lake and walking trail it is also close to schools, public transportation and the down town area.

We expect to have this great home on the market by early March. Give us a call or send an email to Julie at and we will provide you with more information and keep you updated on the listing status. Act now; this home will not last long on the market.

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