Baxley-Dolder Real Estate Team

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Greater Sacramento Area Housing Market Decline Greatly Exaggerated

New pending sales jump 21% versus January
 Great news for start of the Spring Selling Season!  Thank You LyonLocal Blog
Potential home sellers and buyers alike are seeing a swift return to the “new normal” all throughout the Greater Sacramento region’s housing market. Buyers are back to snapping up homes at a rapid pace as 2,158 homes were placed under contract during the month of February. That number reflected a sizable 21 percent increase versus January and a notable 5 percent lift from a busy February of last year. This market information was presented by Lyon Real Estate based upon data provided by Trendgraphix Inc., a Sacramento-based reporting company.
Market-wide, inventory at the end of February rested at 2,895 homes active and available for sale. Although the supply level marked a 6 percent drop from January, it did reveal an 11 percent increase versus one year ago at this time. Based upon the renewed rate of buyer activity however, there is currently a mere 1.5 months of inventory available on the market.
Further analysis of new open escrows and supply by price range revealed some additional color. Entry level homes below $400,000 are currently left with approximately 1 month of supply remaining.  The move up market — homes priced between $400,000 and $750,000 — isn’t much better, with only 1.6 months of inventory. New open escrows for homes priced above $750,000 have also increased notably over the past few months leaving just 3.6 months of supply. Accordingly, all price points are largely considered to be in very tight market conditions.
Even though closed sales improved 8 percent versus January, they remained 12 percent off from February of 2018. This data heavily reflects the dramatic fall off in new open escrows reported during December and January compared to the same period in the prior year. Closed sales will surely rise significantly in the coming months due to the elevated rate of new open escrows.
The average sales price across the region for the month of February rested at $445,000, precisely matching the market-wide average for the past 6 months.  Homes that closed escrow over the past two months averaged approximately 97 percent of original list price and 55 days on the market.
“The decline of the Greater Sacramento resale housing market has been greatly exaggerated,” says Pat Shea, president of Lyon Real Estate. “Trade war commotion, wild stock market fluctuations, upward interest rate pressure, tax considerations and general market fatigue all likely contributed to sales tapering off at the end of 2018.  He added, “rock solid employment numbers, favorable mortgage programs and rates, excellent values in our housing stock and strong overall consumer confidence in Northern California means home sales will once again be exceptionally strong in Greater Sacramento throughout all of 2019.”

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Friday, August 31, 2018

Moving to Sacramento | The Ultimate Moving Checklist

Congratulations! You decided to move to Sacramento. As we all know, there are many arduous steps involved in the moving process — from packing and labeling boxes to changing your address, and every detail in between.
We hope to make your transition to Sacramento a bit smoother with this complete moving checklist, which takes you through the entire process — from researching a moving company to hanging that family photo up on the mantel at your new home! Whether you are moving from the Bay Area or the East Coast, Lyon Real Estate is here to help with your move to Sacramento.
Click here for the ULTIMATE MOVING CHECKLIST     Our thanks to the LyonLocal Blog!  

Thursday, August 30, 2018

20 Things to Do With Kids in the Sacramento Area

The Sacramento area is a haven for kids of all ages. A slower pace of living coupled with the city’s abundance of kid-friendly attractions creates an ideal setting for families to thrive.
There are so many activities to do with kids in the Sacramento area — whether it’s winter, spring, summer or fall. The next time you hear the dreaded “I’m bored” from your little ones, consult this list to pass the time — and have a blast all the while!
Click Here to Discover All 20 Opportunities!  Thank you to the LyonLocal Blog.  

Friday, August 24, 2018

10 Essential Labor Day Weekend Events in the Sacramento Area 2018

Bookmarked as the unofficial end of summer, Labor Day weekend is an exciting opportunity to savor the goodness of the season — with backyard BBQs, beer and wine festivals, and rafting trips on the river.
End summer on a high note with these exciting events taking place all over the city and surrounding areas. There are so many ways to spend your extended weekend in the Sacramento area!  Thank you to the LyonLocal blog for sharing with us!
Enjoy your Labor Day weekend!  Click Here for All 10 Essential Events!

Friday, August 17, 2018

The ABCs of Sacramento | Landmarks, Hotspots + City Features From A to Z

Okay, okay. We realize most of us have mastered the ABCs by now. However, let’s take a moment to revisit this foundational exercise we all learned in school — with a special twist!
It’s time to learn the ABCs of Sacramento, from our city’s renowned art museum to its exciting zoo. We’re taking a field trip to explore some of the most prominent landmarks, hot spots and features the Sacramento area has to offer. But don’t worry — there won’t be a test at the end of this lesson!
Enjoy! Thank you to our LyonLocal Blog 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Color Psychology: How It Can Help You Choose Paint Colors

Color plays a huge role in both design and influencing our emotions. This is known as color psychology, and if you’re in the endless hunt to find the right colors to bring into your home, it might help narrow down those numerous options. Hitting the local paint store and facing that wall of paint swatches can be intimidating, but with a little insight into the colors themselves, and which rooms they complement best, you will have the right tools to freshen up your space with the perfect color schemes.

Just in time to start freshening your home to get ready for the upcoming holidays! 

Thank you to the LyonLocal Blog.