Archive for October, 2011|Monthly archive page

We Can’t Wait for Congress

In blogPost, forFront on October 25, 2011 at 12:07 pm

President Obama has said we can’t wait for congress to help underwater homeowners, according to this article in the Washington Post.  He announced a new program that you may qualify for that could help you stay in your home.

According to the Post, there is no limit on how much a borrower can owe on a home.  Fees are lower than the previous government program, the Home Affordable Refinance Program or HARP.  The new program is designed for borrowers whose loans are guaranteed by Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae.

Have you made all of your payments during the past year?

Did you take out your loan before June 1, 2009?

Do you want to reduce your monthly payments and stay in your home?

Check out this article in the Washington Post.

If you still need to sell or buy a new home, contact Wieland Realty.  We can help.

Sacramento’s Unadvertised Breakfast Spots

In blogPost, forFront on October 10, 2011 at 11:59 pm

We at Wieland Realty love to go out for breakfast.  In this day and age, though, we are watching our nickles and dimes.  Luckily, Sacramento and the surrounding area offers lots and lots of terrific breakfast spots that don’t cost an arm and a leg.  For example, Lil Joe’s on Del Paso Boulevard has been serving affordable breakfasts in the same location since the 1940’s.  Pancake Circus on Broadway makes the best pancakes in the west!

One of our favorite places, though, is not a restaurant.

We love to take a picnic breakfast down to one of our great rivers here in Sacramento, the Sacramento River.  We head down to Miller Park early in the morning spring, summer, fall and winter.  It is beautiful any time of the year.  Huge trees line the banks of the river and thick grass, well-kept by the city of Sacramento, runs from the parking area down to the river.

The rivers in this part of California are enclosed in levees to ward off winter floods.  Miller Park, though, has made the levee part of the graceful sweep down to the water.  With picnic tables galore, you can sit down with your thermos of hot coffee and your fried egg sandwiches and watch the fishing boats and recreation boats plying the river.

What a great way to start the day!