Raymond Henson's Blog Posts

Elk Grove Market Update for April 2021

     April was much like March in the Elk Grove market so I am tempted to just say, "ditto," but I will do my best to add something new and intriguing.  Home prices are up%

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Sacramento's Big Day of Giving!

May 06, 2021 01:46 PM     Sacramento's Big Day of Giving was a succesful event.   It was a recent one day event to benefit local charities in the area.  It brought

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Elk Grove Market Update for March, 2021

(Pictured above-a meadow at Cosumes River Preserve, minutes South of Elk Grove)Elk Grove is a wonderful community just South of Sacramento.  It is a diverse area with distinctive neighborhoods

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New Listing-South Hills Manor Condominium

                           This South Hills Manor condominium is an 800 sf, two bedroom, one bathroom single story home with

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Elk Grove Market Update for February 2021

March 09, 2021 05:38 PM     Elk Grove is a wonderful community just South of Sacramento.  It is a diverse area with distinctive neighborhoods ranging from older

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The Gift of Groceries in South Sacramento

                        The New Hope Community Church, a congregation of 100 members, saw a need to feed their surrounding South

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New Sacramento Listing, 95829 Area

              Welcome to 8349 Delicato Way! This house is sure to make you happy with its open kitchen looking into the dining room and family room

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Elk Grove, Someplace Special

What Makes Elk Grove Someplace Special?What makes Elk Grove, CA special and attractive as a place to live?  I thought I would ask some of our long term residents for their collective.

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Elk Grove Market Update for January 2021

                                Elk Grove, January 2021        Buyers    

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Elk Grove....Someplace Special

Why Elk Grove?What makes Elk Grove, CA special and attractive as a place to live?  I thought I would ask some of our long term residents for their collective wisdom.  Here is what

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Oasis Park is OPEN!

     Oasis Park in Elk Grove is now open.  It is a wonderful park and has something for just about everyone.     Six Pickleball courts and two tennis courts with

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Painting Baseboards After the New Floors are Installed

         My next listing will be on the market in about two weeks.  It is a three bedroom, two bathroom,  1525 square foot home.  It is in good

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Jerusalem Artichoke and Arugula Soup-Delicious

This is a good one and very easy to make.  Enjoy! ! !Jerusalem Artichoke and Arugula SoupMy wife discovered this recipe in Ottolenghi, a cookbook written by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi.

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Market Update, Stonelake, Laguna West and Lakeside, Dec. 2020

      Laguna West, Lakeside and Stonelake, Dec. 2020          I include the neighborhoods of Laguna West, Lakeside and Stonelake

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Elk Grove Market Update, Dec 2020

Elk Grove is a diverse city of over 170,000 residents just South of Sacramento. It has neighborhoods that vary in age with most of the older neighborhoods East of Highway 99.  Many of the newer

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The Power of a Great Network

   Over the past few years we have been fortunate to be a part of a few great networks.  We have needed help in several areas of the country; Ohio, Tennessee, Arizona, Southern

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Elk Grove's New PIckleball Courts are Open!

We have some great Pickleball courts that recently opened at the new Oasis Park.  It is located at 8015 Poppy Ridge Rd., East of Bruceville road, just off Whitelock parkway. 

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Appraisal Waivers

     A couple years ago, we were buying a house in Reno.  The market was hot and when the lender tried to schedule an appraiser, the first day an appraiser could be at the

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Consider Seller Inspections

It is generally the buyer who orders their own inspections after the seller has accepted their offer. Here are a few reasons sellers might consider doing their own inspections prior to listing their

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Our Favorite Elk Grove Breakfast Destination

  We moved to the Parkway in South Sacramento in 1987 and soon found an awesome restaurant with an outstanding breakfast selection, the Stagecoach in Sacramento.  Ten years later we moved

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7465 Pocket Road Open Houses, Sat and Sun

Open Houses, Sat 3/14 and Sun 3/15, from 1 to 4pm                                         

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Elk Grove Best of Business, 2020

Elk Grove's Best of Business, 2020     It is time for this year's Elk Grove's Best of Business competition.  It is amazing the transformation Elk Grove has gone through since I

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Featured Elk Grove 55+ Community, Glenbrooke

Glenbrooke by Del Webb Glenbrooke by Del Webb is a 55+ senior community centrally located in the Laguna Ridge neighborhood of Elk Grove. There are only two 55+ communities in Elk,

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Featured Elk Grove 55+ Community, Heritage Lakeside

Heritage Lakeside is a 55+, gated community in Elk Grove, CA, with easy access to Interstate 5.  The community features 269 single story homes.  Some bordering our man made lake, Heron.

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How To Get Rid of Mildew on Exterior Surfaces

  The Problem-Mildew     Many times, my past Henson Painting clients assumed that their mildew covered house needed to be painted.  It was quite common to clean their

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How to Sleep at Night After Applying For Your First Mortgage

The time comes when you realize that buying a home is a better option than renting for you. However, the process can be extremely stressful and still very worthwhile in the end.David Reed, writing

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