Most buyers probably wouldn’t want to see a “Sub-Standard” sign on a house they are considering purchasing. The City of Sacramento Building Department and Code Enforcement are aggressive about enforcing standards on properties, and these signs get posted on garages and front doors for a variety of reasons. I’m not sure what the exact issue was with the house I took this picture of today in South Sacramento while snapping comp photos, but properties I have appraised before with “sub-standard” notices have had problems such as rodent infestation, illegal additions, shoddy workmanship, lack of adequate natural light, and things of that nature. Houses like this tend to be sold to investors – all cash. There is a story to be told every time we see a sign like this, isn’t there?
Earlier this morning I was able to attend the Sacramento Association of Realtors main monthly meeting. Today’s session was the CanTree Dedication Breakfast. It’s impressive that $65,000 was raised this year by SAR members and affiliates to support feeding local families through the efforts of the Salvation Army. In total, through 27 years of service, SAR has raised over $2,000,000 for the Salvation Army. Excellent work everyone!!!
www.SacramentoAppraisalBlog.com Photos from the Field: Sub-Standard Housing Sign & SAR CanTree Drive Results