You set a certain budget for your house hunt—and you can’t go a penny over it. But what if you want to expand your search a wee bit beyond a specific neighborhood? We decided to play the comparison game by exploring what you can buy for a certain dollar value in various California neighborhoods in a new series we’re calling “Cali Comparables.” We’re going across the Golden State to give you an idea of how far your dollar goes in certain areas.
Last time, we looked at Orange County, where $3.5 million can buy you either acreage or bay views. Moving north and center-of-state, Sacramento may not have those same O.C. perks—but what our state capitol lacks in seaside charms, it more than makes up for in lakeside recreation found at nearby destinations like Lake Natoma, Folsom Lake and Lake Tahoe. Not to mention, the real estate market is a lot more accessible for folks who don’t have million-dollar budgets. So, how much house can you afford in the Sacramento area with a budget of $750,000 (or slightly over/under)? Let’s take a look:
Situated in a lovely established neighborhood in El Dorado Hills with no Mello Roos, this 3,712-square-foot stunner offers a very spacious floorplan with four bedrooms, three full baths, a formal living room with gas log insert, formal dining room, family room with fireplace, a remote office/study, a romantic master suite, a loft area for entertainment, as well as a remodeled kitchen with breakfast bar and breakfast nook.
There’s something so cool about a historic Midtown bungalow—and this updated 1911 house has it all. Within its 2,767 square feet, there’s four bedrooms, three full baths, formal living and dining rooms, a rec room, plus a deck overlooking the backyard retreat with saltwater pool. Another cool feature? The separate 900 square-foot apartment with private entrance, kitchen, bedroom and bath. (You can always remove a wall to create a remote suite and family room). You’ll have a remote-controlled gate from the alley, which accesses generous vehicle storage. It’s also close to McKinley Park and Midtown’s art, entertainment and food district.
Nestled in the wonderful Rivers Community in West Sacramento, this stunning custom home offers acres of green space, pools and clubhouse. An inviting front courtyard set around a majestic Heritage Oak establishes a sense of serenity and calm. The 3,073-square-foot home features a bright, open floor plan, four bedrooms and an array of modern finishes and amenities such as Restoration Hardware fixtures, Brazilian hardwood and Travertine floors, a chef’s kitchen, luxurious Master Suite, glass French doors, slab stone counters, iron railings and vaulted ceilings. As an added bonus, it’s only minutes to downtown and offers 24-hour security.
Click here to view more homes for sale in Sacramento and El Dorado counties priced from $715,000 to $775,000.