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Friday, January 17, 2020

Sledding, Tubing & Snow Play Spots Within Two Hours of Sacramento

Sacramento is smack dab in the middle of some of the best outdoor recreation in the state, including Sierra snow. But you don’t have to be a skier or snowboarder to enjoy California’s winter wonderland (although we do have excellent ski resorts nearby too). There are several dedicated snow parks designed just for sledding, tubing and even snowmobiling. And you don’t have to spend hours on curvy mountain roads to join in on the fun — many of these spots are within a two-hour drive of Sacramento. So, bundle up, fill a thermos with hot cocoa and head up the hill!

Have fun this winter!! Discover these excellent snow parks!  Click Here  You'll be amazed at how many places are available near Sacramento!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Greater Sacramento Inventory Hits All-Time Low

Fourth-quarter sales remained very steady as new listings faded...NOW WITH INVENTORY LOW, MAY BE THE BEST TIME TO CONSIDER SELLING YOUR HOME!
A strong fourth quarter wrapped up yet another banner year of robust home sales for the greater Sacramento region in 2019. Closed units from October through December were nearly 5 percent higher than the same period last year. New open escrows logged for the quarter were 6 percent higher year-over-year, indicating that buyer enthusiasm is not waning. This market information was presented by Lyon Real Estate based upon data provided by Trendgraphix Inc., a Sacramento-based reporting company.
Conversely, the number of new listings entering the market each month declined steadily in the second half of 2019. New listings posted in the fourth quarter alone were down 13 percent from last year. These seller and buyer metrics left the market with a meager 2,542 homes active and available on the market on December 31, more than 33 percent lower than last year.
“Inventory typically declines at year-end and did indeed drop just below 3,000 homes available back in January of 2017. Our market remains in a precarious place though, as the region has reached its lowest mark in the past two decades,” says Pat Shea, president of Lyon Real Estate.
The average sales price for homes throughout the region continued a multi-year climb in the first half of 2019 and hit a new market high of $484,000 in June. Subsequently, a relaxing of that metric ensued with the fourth quarter average much closer to $467,000. That number, however, still reflected a 4 percent increase in the fourth quarter average sales price year-over-year. Homes that closed escrow in the fourth quarter were on the market an average of 42 days and received an average of 97 percent of their original list price.
“Buyers are not going away anytime soon, as our economy remains strong,” says Shea. “Locals have jobs, money, and financing. Mortgage rates continue to toggle between 3.5 and 4 percent. And, the migration from Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay area continues. Compared to other major market areas in California, greater Sacramento is highly affordable.”
Many analysts wonder, however, if adequate inventory will enter the market in 2020 to meet the relentless buyer demand. Shea offered his thoughts: “There are always more choices in the move-up and upper-end price points. This is a perfect time for existing property owners to find their dream home, dream location and perhaps both. Many will since mortgage rates remain notably in their favor. New construction opportunities and inventory will also continue to provide relief for buyers in all price ranges. More properties will certainly appear on the market in the new year and moving into spring. It will remain a tight but very busy market for the foreseeable future.”
For an in depth evaluation of what your home may be worth contact Rob Baxley, 916-208-3896; or email:!  Now may be the perfect time to make a move!  

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Warm Up at These Sacramento Restaurants With Fire Pits & Fireplaces

With the warm and fuzzy feelings from the holidays behind us, we’re now left with the cold, dark days of January. But the less-than-stellar weather doesn’t mean you have to hibernate until spring. You can make the most of the winter by cozying up to an inviting outdoor fire pit or fireplace at the many restaurants and breweries around town. After all, Sacramento is a city that prides itself on its outdoor spaces, and a drop in the mercury isn’t going to keep us inside! Following are our favorite outdoor fire pits and fireplaces in the greater Sacramento area.

So "Warm Up" by the fireplaces or fire pits we found around Sacramento.  Click Here for the the complete list.  Thank You LyonLocal Blog!

Friday, January 3, 2020

Scenic Walks in & Around Sacramento

After the month-long gluttony fest that is the holidays, a bit of exercise (and fresh air) is in order. Sacramento’s mild climate and ample recreational areas mean there’s really no excuse for not getting outside and moving this time of year. After all, that fudge and eggnog isn’t going to burn off without a little effort. So, press pause on the Hallmark Christmas movie, pull yourself off the couch and get out there. Your waistline will thank you for it.

Click Here for the entire story from the Lyon Local Blog!

Friday, December 13, 2019

25 Easy (and Delicious!) Holiday Cookie Recipes

There’s something about the smell of just-baked cookies that screams “Christmas.” Baking (and eating!) holiday cookies is a tradition in many families. Whether you give them as gifts, share them at cookie swaps, or eat them all yourself (don’t worry, we won’t tell!), there’s nothing more comforting than spending an afternoon in the kitchen, the scents of cinnamon and vanilla in the air. No matter if you celebrate Christmas, Hannukah or Kwanzaa, we’ve rounded up the best holiday cookie recipes so you can spend less time searching and more time baking. So put on your aprons and preheat your ovens — it’s holiday cookie season!

Click Here to discover all 5 Recipes!  Warm wishes for a Wonderful HolidaySeason!

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Top Holiday Events in the Sacramento Area

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us, and throughout the greater Sacramento area, there are many ways to celebrate! Whether your definition of holiday cheer includes musical performances, parades, fun runs or theater, there is bound to be an event for you! Following are our picks for the top holiday events in and around the greater Sacramento area, where you can bring the whole family and spread the holiday cheer!

Click Here to discover all the exciting events and opportunities to celebrate the holidays!  Thank you LyonLocal Blog!  
Happy Holidays from the Baxley-Dolder Real Estate Team!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Home Sales Continue to Sizzle in Greater Sacramento

October new open escrows up 14 percent over last year
During the month of October, 2,427 resale homes were placed under contract across the greater Sacramento region. That figure reflected a 7 percent increase over a solid September and an extraordinary 14 percent increase over a very productive October of 2018.
“Buyer behavior suggests that they remain very enthused with home values across the region and are not quite ready to take a break for the holiday season,” says Pat Shea, president of Lyon Real Estate. “Employment numbers are historically high, there is upward pressure on wages, consumer confidence is solid, mortgage interest rates are still ridiculously low and thus, everything looks favorable for greater Sacramento.”
CLICK HERE for the entire article!  Now may be the best time to sell or buy a home!