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Thursday, July 11, 2019

7 Reasons Why You Should Visit the California State Fair (& Ways to Save)


A visit to the California State Fair is a classic Sacramento summer event. Live music, carnival rides, primo people watching and plenty of fried food are reasons enough to attend. Add in animals, artwork and entertainment and you have an affordable activity the whole family will love. There’s so much going on at the fair that it can be difficult to choose what to do. Following are the top reasons you should attend the California State Fair this year, plus ways to save money! 

But first, the basics:

Dates: July 12 – 28, 2019
Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Fri. – Sun. 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Tickets: Children under 4: Free; Children (5 – 12): $10; Adult (ages 13 – 61): $14; Senior (62 and older): $12
Parking: $15/day

Monday, July 8, 2019

Affordable Things to Do With Kids This Summer



Keeping the kids occupied during the long days of summer can seem like a daunting task. The novelty of late mornings and lazy days is quick to rub off once the boredom sets in. But the expense associated with summer entertainment can add up fast. Luckily, there are plenty of free and low-cost things to do with kids this summer in and around the Sacramento area. CLICK HERE for a few ideas!  Thank You to the LyonLocal Blog!.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Spruce Up Your Outdoor Space with These Low-Cost Décor Ideas


The weather is warming up and now is the time to get your outdoor spaces ready for summer entertaining. Revamping a patio, deck, porch or pool area can be costly, but you don’t have to spend a fortune to give your space a fresh look. There are plenty of easy, affordable DIY projects that have maximum impact with minimum expense. Following are some of the best ideas to get you celebrating summer in no time!

CLICK HERE  to access the entire article from the LyonLocal Blog.  

Here's to a great summer!  Stay Cool!  

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Perfect Picnic Spots in the Sacramento Area


Sacramento is the ideal place for picnic lovers. Temperate weather, scenic natural wonders and expansive public parks mean there are options galore. From the foothills to the flatlands, alfresco dining is the way to go. So, grab your basket and your blanket and check out some of the best spots to picnic in the greater Sacramento area.

Click Here for the entire article from the LyonLocal Blog!

Monday, May 13, 2019

Farmers Markets in the Greater Sacramento Area 2019



It’s no secret that Sacramento is America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital. After all, it’s surrounded by fertile farmland – citrus ranches in Placer County, almond orchards in Yolo, vineyards in El Dorado. With so much fresh food grown and produced right in our own backyard, it’s no wonder there are so many farmers markets in and around the greater Sacramento area.
Thank you to our LyonLocal blog for the details including a map and descriptions for regional Farmer Markets! CLICK HERE  for the entire article.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at These Old-School Mexican Restaurants in Sacramento


Artisanal tacos and craft cocktails are great, but sometimes all you want is three-item combo and a cold Tecate. Sacramento has plenty of no-frills Mexican restaurants, the kind of places with tiled floors, red pleather booths and maybe even a mariachi player with an embroidered sombrero. With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, say olé to these old-school Mexican restaurants in Sacramento.

Thank you LyonLocal Blog!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Spring Bloom Hits Greater Sacramento Housing Market!


GOOD NEWS FOR THE SPRING 2019 HOUSING MARKET!
Thank You LyonLocal blog!

The average sales price in March reaches $459,000, the highest since last summer
The Greater Sacramento region enjoyed 2,053 closed home sales during the month of March. This marked a notable 29 percent increase when compared to February and signaled that a typical spring rebound is currently underway. Total closed sales for the entire first quarter fell off 10 percent when compared to the same period last year but did recover quite swiftly after an abnormally slow start in January.
Momentum in the market continued to surge as 2,618 new open escrows for the month were an encouraging 32 percent higher than February numbers and finished nearly even with the robust sales reported in March of 2018.  New open escrows for the now completed, first quarter of 2019 were down 4 percent versus last year but actually track quite well with all other years of the extended, growth market cycle. This market information was provided by Trendgraphix Inc., a Sacramento-based reporting company and presented by Lyon Real Estate.
“Even though standing inventory is up nearly 8 percent compared to last year at this time, it does not tell the entire story,” says Pat Shea, president of Lyon Real Estate. “New listings entering the market were down 14 percent in the first quarter compared to 2018 and when adding the resurgence of buyer demand, the market was left with merely 1.5 months of supply on March 31st. These combined metrics are keeping the market very tight in most areas and price points.”
The high rate of sales and low inventory combination pushed the average sales price for the month of March to $459,000 and a median sales price for the month to $410,000. Both reached their highest points after months of receding from peaks reached last summer. The average number of days on the market for homes that closed escrow in March dropped to 47 with sellers receiving an average of 99 percent of list price.
Shea states that “winter clearly brought a market pause due to economic uncertainty from trade and tariff news, interest rate noise and remarkably heavy, seasonal rainfall. Buyers, however, have returned with a vengeance as positive employment numbers, a new drop in mortgage interest rates and migration from the San Francisco Bay Area continues. You can surely expect these hot sales trends to continue straight through the spring and summer home-selling season.”