Active Release Clause: 216 Rebel Court, Roseville 95747

216 Rebel Court, Roseville 95747 Active Release Clause  Listing Agent: Steve Ostrom – Coldwell Banker – 916-308-2446 – Price: $ – MLS# 16057528   – 5 BD –  4.5Bath – 3,655 Sq Ft* – 3 Car Garage – JMC “The Redwood” (view pdf of the model) What’s our favorite part of this JMC “Redwood model” home? The seller tells us their favorite part, is the home layout, and […]

1172 Forebridge Lane, Lincoln 95648

1172 Forebridge Lane, Lincoln 95648 Listing Agent: Steve Ostrom – Coldwell Banker – 916-308-2446 – ACTIVE – $465,000 – MLS# 16052612 – 4BD + Bonus Space + Two Office Areas –  3.5 Baths – 3206 Sq Ft* Important Details: Lincoln Crossing: Centex Home, Solar is Owner-Owned (no lease) – Mello-Roos is Paid Off  Home is stylish and fresh-feeling, and possibly better for your budget with no […]

5025 Midas Avenue, Rocklin 95677

5025 Midas Avenue, Rocklin, CA 95677 Listing Agent: Steve Ostrom – Coldwell Banker – 916-308-2446 – Active Release Clause (9/14/16): $ 419,000 – MLS# 16054130 – 3BD –  2 Full BA – 1,603 Sq Ft* – 0.19acres*  Check out that back deck and those sunset views! This is truly how the home looks at sunset – it was so relaxing just to be at […]

312 Lomitas Avenue, Roseville 95678

312 Lomitas Avenue, Roseville 95678 Listing Agents: Steve Ostrom and Jennifer Klein – Coldwell Banker – 916-308-2446 – Price: $285,000 (SS)  – MLS# 16045416   – 4 BD –  2Bath –  1352 Sq Ft* – 1 Car Garage Looking to relocate to Roseville? Check it out – fresh photos and home has been cleaned up.  Master bedroom has expansive closet options … with […]

34 Princeville Circle, Sacramento, CA 95831

34 Princeville Circle, Sacramento, CA 95831 Listing Agent: Steve Ostrom – Coldwell Banker – 916-308-2446 – Price Improvement: $540,000  – MLS# 16053729  – 4 BD –  3 Bath –  2325 Sq Ft* – 0.21 Acres* – 3-Car Garage We love this Pocket neighborhood home. Where do we start with what we love about this home? Lets start with the layout. (Be sure to watch […]

500 Grove Street, Roseville 95678

500 Grove Street, Roseville 95678 Listing Agent: Steve Ostrom – Coldwell Banker – 916-308-2446 – Price Improvement (9/14): $ 395,000  – MLS# 16053418   – 3 BD –  1.5 Bath –  1,526 Sq Ft* – 1 Car Garage + RV Covered Parking “Direct from the Seller” – PDF: Info + History + Upgrades Virtual Tour Exterior Virtual Tour (more photos below)   A unique […]

Active Release Clause: 522 Oak Street, Roseville 95678

522 Oak Street, Roseville 95678 Active Release Clause: Listing Agent: Steve Ostrom – Coldwell Banker – 916-308-2446 – Price Improvement: $ 398,900 – MLS# 16043340  – 3 BD –  2.5 Bath – 1927 Sq Ft* “Direct from the Seller” – PDF of Additional Info + Upgrades If you love history and are looking for a home to enjoy – this home is a must […]

Best day of the week to list your home for sale

Life is all about timing, and it doesn’t change with real estate and listing your home. Each real estate market and area is different, but we have noticed there are definitely better days than others, to list your home. Granted sometimes life doesn’t always play by “ideal rules,” and ultimately, the seller is our boss, […]

Great Homes: It is Not Just for the Humans

So I’m not sure if the funny “April Fool’s Joke” on has inspired this post in the back of my mind, … but my kids have actually taken a sample from the animal world, and made their animal’s “crib” … the envy of the animal world (in my parent, opinion). It made me think … […]

Podcast Ostrom Time with Marguerite Crespillo

So we have always been good friends with the awesome Marguerite Crespillo for years, and she has a fabulous real estate podcast “Real Estate Real World.” Marguerite is and has been a top-producing REALTOR and broker in our area, for years. She and her husband Joe, are fixtures in our area, always at Placer County Association […]

Ostroms Featured on Seller Tips Series for

Recently we were honored with the opportunity to be part of’s new “Seller Tips” Video Series under their “News + Advice” drop-down menu on the main site. (“” > “News & Advice” > “Advice” > “Sell”). We always try to be forward and upfront in our thoughts, with the intent to help our sellers. So we hope […]

2016 Real Estate Market Predictions – Roseville + Rocklin, CA

First thing we need to do, is thank our friends and family for an amazing 2015. You are the reason we continue in this business. Thank you for your support and referrals. There’s no greater honor, than to be trusted with your business. So on to the show … what you’re all waiting for … […]

Dear Buyer – Don’t Give Up

Cue the Kenny Rogers tune … Know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em.  So there are times as a buyer, when you should “fold ’em and walk away” from a home. You’re in escrow / contract and purchasing a home, but are feeling a tingling urge to walk away from the deal. A […]

SOLD: 5913 Mareta Lane, Loomis, 95650

5913 Mareta Lane, Loomis, 95650 Listing Agent: Steve Ostrom – Coldwell Banker – 916-308-2446 – MLS# 15066621 –  4 Bedroom – 3 Bath –  2706 Sq Ft* – .4150 Acres – $675,000 – Property MLS Details Custom Home – 3-Car Garage – RV Access – Solar Heated Pool with Upgrades to Filter System – Spa SOLD! ______________________________________________________ ** Nearby Schools ** High SchoolDel Oro […]

The Closing Process in Placer County

The process for a home closing in Placer County Every area has their own procedure with home sales, regarding signings at title (or via notary) and the closing process. This is one of the most confusing topic for buyers and sellers. Below, we’re addressing sales specifically in Placer County, CA. “All-cash” deals will have their own (quicker) timeline, and maybe […]

SOLD: 1220 Auburn Road, Lincoln 95648

Nearly Ten Acres – Thermalands in Lincoln, California 1220 Auburn Road, Lincoln 95648 Listing Agent: Steve Ostrom – Coldwell Banker  916-308-2446 –  _____________________________________________ 3/4 BD + 3 Full Baths – MLS# 16012314 – $750,000 Large Barn – RV Barn – 3-Stall Garage (one stall is being currently used as a tack room) – Hay Barn – Irrigated Pastures (gravity feed) – […]

SOLD: 4249 Fairway View Drive, Loomis, 95650

 Clover Valley Ranch Estates ** SOLD 1/30/15 ** 4249 Fairway View Drive, Loomis, 95650 Listing Agent: Steve Ostrom – Coldwell Banker  916-308-2446 – __________________________________________ 5 Bedrooms Total: 4BD in Primary Residence, Studio over Detached 4-Car Garage – 6 Bath (4/2) MLS# 15044284 – Two “4-Car” Garages – 4,392 Sq Ft* – 5 Acres* *The Entire Collection of Photos are Below* ~ Virtual Property Tour […]

SOLD: 1910 Clark Tunnel Road, Penryn, CA

1910 Clark Tunnel Road, Penryn CA Listing Agent: Steve Ostrom – Coldwell Banker  *Showings by Appointment Only* 916-308-2446 –  ___________________________________________________________ 4 Bedrooms plus a Spacious Office – 3 Bath (2/1) – MLS# 15026419 Two “3-Car Garages” plus a Workshop (storage for 8-9 vehicles*) – 3287 Sq Ft* – 2.5 Acres* Home faces Southeast – within minutes of Penryn Grade […]

Black Widows, Buzzing Wasps, and Beetles – OH MY!

So perhaps you’re considering regular pest service … or maybe you just need one-shot to get rid of wasps. Black widows are another item we see often in our area. They’re the shiny, eight-legged vampires of the night – you won’t always see them during the day, but look out once the sun is down. Okay, I know […]

Sellers: How Should I Prepare for a Pest Inspection?

Californians: so your property just went into escrow and your inspection period has started. Sellers are you ready? Is your home ready? Do you know what’s going to happen? If you watch the video below, you’ll be thanking us, I promise. It’s a great prep tool for sellers preparing for a pest or WDO inspection […]

What should you do with your pets at an open house?

“We’re hosting an open house, what do we do with the pets?” Great question, and something we’re often asked and it’s a stressful one often for the homeowner. Not only do you have the upkeep of the home for showings to buyers, the property showing schedule, but you may also have a confused pet in […]

The Importance of Great Photos for Seller Marketing

So you’re starting to research selling your home. Where do you start? There’s so much to consider when hiring a listing agent.  Typically, one of the first questions we’re asked is, “What is your past and recent work experience?” A great question, and that way you know the listing agent is well-versed, current to real […]

Helpful Tips for Researching your new Neighborhood and Home

So maybe you’re getting ready to start researching the internet for your dream home. Perhaps you’re a first-time home buyer, it won’t be your “forever” home, but you know what you need to do, to get there … or maybe you’re a move-up buyer, looking to purchase a larger space (where you might have to list your […]

If You Are Going to Go-Go on Vacation – When You’re in Escrow

Vacation is all you ever wanted …Vacation sometimes happens when your home is in escrow. Vacations don’t always happen at the best time … same with job trips and conferences. So if you’re selling your home or buying your next home and you have to leave town, it’s best to inform everyone involved in the buying and […]

Pardon our Stardust – A #GenBlue Transformation

So many folks asked us “what is Gen Blue” or “what were you doing last week in Hollywood?”  So in a few moments, I’ll explain what is Gen Blue, but first lets talk “transformation.” We’re all always on a journey and “transformation” within our work and personal lives. Whether its through age, improvement, or however our life […]

Agent Quest Podcast Interview: Conversations that Matter

Hello, this is Heather Ostrom. I specifically handle the marketing for our real estate team, both online, social media, and printed media, as well as handle much of our e-communications online. Our real estate and community website, we try to provide a specific value for folks we work for and also educating buyers and sellers, […]

A “People Driven” Real Estate Market

How’s the Market Steve O? A question we’re used to hearing and love to answer for our clients, friends, and family. In past years, we saw a real estate market largely influenced by banks with the foreclosures (also know as a REO or REPO) and short sales. Now we’re seeing more homes with sellers that have equity in their home, and we talk […]

The Importance of a Pool Fence

So Steve and I have known since moving in to our new home, that a pool fence was a must with our little guy in house. Now that he was crawling and now walking, it wasn’t optional and we were already behind, so we immediately hopped online looking to see what our options were … […]

The Different Flavors of Mortgage Insurance

What is mortgage insurance and what are your options? Definition from Wikipedia: Mortgage Insurance (also known as mortgage guarantee and home-loan insurance) is an insurance policy which compensates lenders or investors for losses due to the default of a mortgage loan. Mortgage insurance can be either public or private depending upon the insurer. The policy […]

Buying a Home after a Short Sale or Foreclosure

So maybe you had a short sale a few years back … or perhaps experienced a foreclosure, but time has passed and you’re ready to be a home owner again (or not). Nothing wrong with being a home owner or renter, it’s whatever you’re comfortable with, but we are seeing a surge of requests from folks […]

Need to Sell before Buying? Understanding a Contingent Purchase

So you’ve been tossing around the idea of buying a bigger home … maybe you have outgrown your home, and now you have a bit of equity in the home … or perhaps now that you have some equity in the home, you want to downsize in preparation for the future. Or you’re ready to […]

The Difference between Dual Agency and a Contingent Sale

What we’re familiar with in our industry, and what our clients are familiar with, are often two separate items … and there’s a lot of confusion with knowing the difference between a “contingent sale” and “dual agency.” We have had more contingent sales this year (2013), more than we have had in our entire career. […]

2013-2016 Social Media Squad – Coldwell Banker

Hello, I’m Heather Ostrom, a REALTOR with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Roseville, CA. I originally wrote this post back in 2013. Wowza, does time fly fast. So updates to this post (2015): for three years consecutively, I have had the amazing privilege of being on the Coldwell Banker International Social Squad. And now in 2016, I […]

How to View a Tax Bill in Placer County without the APN

Thinking of moving to Placer County, California? Or may you’re just relocating within Placer County … We’re often asked about taxes for a property they’re interested in buying and the breakdown of those taxes. We can help you find the info and answers to your questions! And when in doubt, ALWAYS contact the Placer County Tax […]

Agents: ZipForm MLS-Connect – Sacramento Metrolist

For California Agents: Help and Tech Tips – Specifically Targeting the Greater Sacramento Area Agents, do you ever receive contracts on your listings, with page 10 of the RPA not filled out completely, or even worse, with the wrong information? Well let’s not get stomping mad, let’s solve the problem! It’s so simple, you’ll pinch yourself […]

Email Etiquette + Creating a Winning Offer Package

Heaven is in the [email] details.  Email Etiquette + Winning Offer Packages – Helpful tips for Real Estate Agents and Related Industries Wanting to Earn New Business. Offer Packages, you know we love them. They’re GLADLY part of our daily workings as a real estate agent. Without them, we’re eating top ramen daily, or perhaps having to take […]

Remodel or Move Up?

Have you been debating if you’re going to move up to the “apartment in the sky George Jefferson” or are you going to make your home the place you always dreamed to live in? Hard questions for many of us to answer. Do you go out and find the perfect home or do you create […]

Steve Ostrom on CBS Channel 13

“Builder Trends in Roseville and Rocklin – and What’s Going on with Luxury Homes in Loomis” Steve Ostrom was interviewed yesterday 8/29/2012 by Neda Iranpour at CBS 13 Sacramento – THANK YOU NEDA! You were awesome. Neda is very sweet, we sure enjoyed our visit, and we were honored she found us online for the interview. […]

Why I Love Living in Loomis …

Favorite Experiences and Loves for Loomis, CA ~ please note, this is an “opinion” piece written by a lovely Loomis resident ~ You always see people you know around town The Flower Farm for coffee The school choir sings at the Christmas lighting in Downtown Loomis Placer School: too many great reasons to list … […]

Agent Reboot + Inman Real Estate Connect

“Agent ReBoot” and “Inman News Real Estate Connect” Agent Reboot can be described as, an action packed day full of panels and speakers introducing you to the “best marketing and technology available.” (quote from: Inman News Real Estate Connect description, “… a must-attend [real estate] conference that brings together the biggest names in the real […]

Mello-Roos or Property Taxes Search – Placer County

We’re often asked about taxes for a property they’re interested in “what will the taxes be on this property?” We can help you find the info and answers to your questions! And remember, when in doubt, ALWAYS verify ANY info directly with the Placer County Tax Collectors Office at 530-889-4120 You always want the direct source information […]

TouchSign™ – ZipForm E-Sigs Review

TouchSign – we just started using it last week … it is something we have been waiting for as far as a C.A.R. endorsed product to use on our iPad out in the field, that was an actual signature (via stylus or touch drawn) on our mobile device. Watch the video to see how it’s […]

Being Prepared for the Appraiser

REALTOR Steve Ostrom talks with Appraiser Ryan Lundquist about the agent perspective and the appraiser perspective about an agent meeting the appraiser at the property, at the time of appraisal with paperwork on comparables (called comps) and giving insight to those comparables which may not be readily available on the internet or know because a […]

Being a Prepared First-Time Home Buyer

First-time home buyer series … there are many variables to consider when beginning your real estate searches, how or what means being prepared to start your home hunt. This is your information gathering phase and make sure your buying experience is a good one, by being prepared and asking yourself the right questions and communicating […]

Days on Market and Writing Your Offer

Days on Market (DOM) and Getting Your Offer Accepted – There are many variables to consider when writing your offer, here are some ideas and techniques we have found successful in getting our offers accepted by seller(s). Please note: Coldwell Banker Sun Ridge Real Estate always advises you consult your tax advisor and/or your real […]

Off Market: Dewey Ct, Rocklin, 95677

Dewey Court, Rocklin 95677 Listing Agent: Steve Ostrom – Coldwell Banker – 916-308-2446 – ** Property is off-market ** Property Questions or Showings? 916-308-2446 – REALTORs Steve + Heather Ostrom See more informative posts at: – Roseville and Rocklin Real Estate + Lifestyle Author: Heather Ostrom, Real Estate Marketing – REALTOR Steve Ostrom, Primary Listing Agent + REALTOR – 916-308-2446 – […]

SOLD: 1102 Woodglen Court, Roseville 95661

1102 Woodglen Court, Roseville 95661 Listing Agent: Steve Ostrom, Coldwell Banker –916-308-2446 – SOLD – MLS# 16038609 – 4/5 BD –  3 Full BA – 2,397 Sq Ft* Have you been looking for that perfect court location with a pool in Roseville? Check this amazing home out: tons of updates, recently refurbished and updated Kitchen with newer countertops … and newer […]

SOLD: 6511 Hearthstone Cir, Unit 324 Rocklin, 95677

6511 Hearthstone Cir #324, Rocklin, CA 95677 Listing Agent: Steve Ostrom – Coldwell Banker – 916-308-2446 – Price: $ 230,000 – MLS# 16035964 – 2BD –  2 Full BA – 1105 Sq Ft* Multiple offers in … Currently pending. The photos tell the visual story, of how lovely and fresh-feeling this Rocklin condo home is … With the corner positioning, the home is […]