Wednesday, September 25, 2013

JUST SOLD- 8161 La Riviera Dr, Sacramento Ca 95826 -

Just Sold - Doug Reynolds Real Estate - - - 8161 La Riviera Drive, Sacramento Ca 95826

JUST SOLD!!! 9/13/2013 in College Greens, Sacramento Ca.  This is a wonderful townhouse right next to the American River, the bike trail and close to Sacramento State, shopping, dining.  Beautifully remodeled 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, 1326 square feet.  Open and Bright floorplan, tons of storage, covered parking spot, personal patio/backyard area, indoor laundry, and large bedrooms.  Congrats to my client on purchasing her first home!!

This property is in the neighborhood that i live and specialize in: College Greens / Glenbrook.  If you are looking to buy or sell a house in that area i am available to assist you.  More neighborhood information can be found at: 

clear skies,Doug ReynoldsRealtor916-494-8441

Friday, September 20, 2013

Do you need to appeal your 2013 Sacramento Property Taxes?

Appeal your property taxes Sacramento Real Estate Doug Reynolds www.sellwithdoug
Property tax bills will be mailed to homeowners in Sacramento County in October. And it is worthwhile for owners to scrutinize their bills.  The questions are: Is your property's assessment too high given the values of other homes in your neighborhood? If so, what do you do?

If you haven’t received your 2013-14 assessment bill yet, go straight to and choose parcel viewer.  By entering your street number, you can see the net assessed value listed below your address.
Your net assessed value should be a reflection of sales on or around Jan. 1, 2013, of homes similar to yours in your neighborhood.  If you don't think the net assessed value is comparable to sales of your type of home in your neighborhood, you can ask the county for an informal review of your assessment at no cost. and print out the Request for Assessor Review form linked on that page, fill it out and fax it to the county.

The process for establishing residential valuations is not foolproof. The assessor uses "mass appraisal techniques" that account for home sizes and other attributes within neighborhoods.  When there are questions, the assessor can examine a specific property closely, zeroing in on a specific street or house or area.  The Assessor's Office does adjust valuations when the research shows a change is warranted.

"There's no way we have the manpower to look at hundreds of thousands of properties every single year," said Curt Caldwell, chief appraiser for Sacramento County. "We do our best. If there are questions about it, the property owner can go through the informal request for review. If there are still questions, they can go to the Assessment Appeals Board.

Taking that next step will require some homework. But it's fairly simple. Visit  and choose Assessment Appeals Board link to see all the forms and steps you'll need. The cost to file is $30.
The filing period for appeals closes at 5 p.m. Nov. 30 for the current tax year. Most people wait until November to file their claims. By then, the county assessor's office is swamped. So it's a good idea to get ahead of the pack.

Remember when you analyze your own neighborhood, you're looking for comparable sales in late 2012 or in the first three months of 2013. 

Contact me for assistance with providing Comparable Market Sales, I can help you out!

 clear skies,
Doug Reynolds

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

College Greens / Glenbrook Sales in August 2013 (Sacramento, Ca)

Real Estate Update
August 2013
Doug Reynolds Real Estate - College Greens Glenbrook College Greens East - - Sacramento, Ca
There were 22 homes sold in College Greens / Glenbrook / Larchmont / College Greens East for the month of August, 2013.  That is up from the 16 sold in July, 2013.  Here are the addresses and specific information.
 College Greens Glenbrook Real Estate sales August 2013 - -  Doug Reynolds Real Estate

Currently there are: 26 Active listings, 4 Active short sale listings, 5 Short Sales waiting for lender 

approval and 14 Pending Sales .

If you would like a FREE analysis of your homes current market value without any obligation, Call or email.  I’m here to help and love working with sellers and buyers in our neighborhood. Also, Check back each month for the updated statistics.

 Your College-Glen Real Estate Advisor
Living & Working in College-Glen

clear skies,
Doug Reynolds