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Without a doubt one of the more surprising things I’ve experienced in my better than 3 decades as a Real Estate Professional, is just how quickly markets can change direction, after what has been a prolonged downturn. I saw it occur in the early 1980s, and then again in the 1990s. This more recent brisk housing turn in the Greater Sacramento region, is a testament that it’s happening once again.I have followed home listing and sale statistics for years. In fact, I often create the little graphs, which I post here on my blog. If you want to know (24 comments)
sacramento real estate: Housing Inventory Continues to Dwindle in Sacramento County - 01/09/13 04:23 PM
If there has been anything that has provided testament to the reduced housing inventory in Sacramento County these past several months, it has been the statistical data, which reflects the dwindling numbers of homes listed for sale in the Greater Sacramento region. This trend has continued for several months now, and has rapidly moved our region from a buyer’s market to a seller’s market.
The graphs provided below, drive home the difference a year has made. The top graph compares numbers for December 2011 vs. December 2012 “For Sale – Sold – Pended” homes in all of Sacramento County. The (21 comments)
sacramento real estate: Flowers of an Easter Day - 04/08/12 08:13 PM
I hope all of you had a delightful Easter! We enjoyed near 70 degrees of glorious springtime warmth today. It was a perfect day to be outside enjoying nature’s gifts. Much of my day was spent at my daughter’s home, with about 20 family members. There was great food, plus an egg hunt for the kids.This evening, I’m surviving on allergy meds. Everything outside was blooming. It was beautiful to look at, but a disaster for the sinuses.Here are a few photos of flowers growing in my daughter’s yard.
We literally fell into the little town of Volcano, after exploring the Indian Grinding Rock State Park in Amador County last week. The distance between the two is a mere few miles.Volcano (Formerly Soldier's Gulch) is another of those little Gold Rush gems, which provides rich color to the Wild West era tapestry. It is considered by many to be one of the most picturesque of the Mother Lode towns.Dating back in history to the late 1850s, the town was originally nicknamed "Crater City." Early miners noticed the lay of the land was a bowl-shaped valley, which caused them to (14 comments)
This picture was taken with my first digital Kodak 1 megapixel camera. I take pictures for the purpose of remembering fond times. I do not impose copyright restrictions on this photo, so you may feel free to use, or distribute as you wish. However, should you need a Real Estate Professional in the Greater Sacramento area, I hope that you will contact me by email or by visiting my website www.myrljeffcoat.com (30 comments)
sacramento real estate: HEALING STRATEGIES – HEALTH - SOMETHING TO BE GRATEFUL FOR - 11/26/08 07:56 AM
A number of years ago, a search for healing strategies would have been the furthest thing from my mind. I was very fit, rarely became ill, and could leap 7 steps easily in a single bound. My life was busy, raising very active kids, while managing a real estate career.In the early 1990s, my health began to spiral downward, with Chronic Fatigue, and Fibromyalgia being the most devastating to cope with. It wasn't only physically difficult - my ill health had devastating financial consequences as well.The crucial moment, when ill health, finances, and a poor quality of life, all met together, (10 comments)
sacramento real estate: A Singles Ad for Freddie - 11/11/08 08:01 PM
Real Estate Professionals are beginning to understand what is happening more often than we care to know. What is that, you ask? It is the abandoning of pets when homeowners abandon homes which ultimately end up in vacancy and foreclosure.Some homeowners drop of their pets at animal shelters, where animal overpopulation exists, and many incoming animals are euthanized. But still other homeowners, simply walk away from their home, and the responsibility of a pet which has been dependent on their care.Thinking about this today, I thought perhaps those of us here, communicating through ActiveRain might consider trying to do a little something. I (16 comments)
sacramento real estate: Qualifying for a New Mortgage by Improving Credit - 11/09/08 09:22 PM
Often real estate professionals come across clients, who would like to purchase a home, but are a tad skinny on qualifying for a new mortgage. It is interesting to note that in fairly short order, a buyer can improve their finances enough to more readily allow for easier qualification of a home loan.For instance, if you are someone, who has a few credit card or consumer bills coming in each month, there are steps you can do which will help allow for a swifter loan payoff, or more readily get yourself out of debt.One of the more notable ways is to ask (0 comments)
I was sitting here reminiscing about Halloween night, 39 long years ago. Believe it or not, we had just moved into a new home, a few days prior to close of escrow. Our real estate agent, came unexpectedly to our home, just as my little boy (then aged 4) was dressed and ready to go out trick or treating. While we were a bit distracted with the agent, and were signing some last minute papers, the door bell continued to ring as children in the neighborhood came to perform their ritualistic trick or treating.When it was all over, and the agent (7 comments)
In Charles Dickens book, A Tale of Two Cities, the opening paragraph reads, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, and we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way-in short, the period was so far like (5 comments)
UNUSUAL MOTH - PALM DESERT One of the little pleasures I have here on ActiveRain, is viewing photos that folks take when they are either vacationing, working around their homes, or seeing the unusual in the course of their everyday lives.If you have an opportunity to visit the blogs of the following Active Rainers, I think you will witness some pretty amazing stuff. Robert Swetz is a serious traveler and photographer. Visiting his blog is like going on a Virtual Vacation. Another blogger, Mike Jones, often photographs things that "visit" his home environment - rattle snakes, owls, hummingbirds, etc. The other day, Trey (10 comments)
Each year at this time I plan on attending Sacramento's Fall Home Show. The 7th Annual Fall Show will be held on October 17th - 19th 2008The Admission Rates are as follows: General Admission - $6.00General Admission with can - $5.0012 and under with Adult - Free The Official Sacramento Fall Home Show website CalExpo 1600 Exposition Blvd.Sacramento, CA 95815 WIN PRIZES: Tickets to the Sacramento Ballet Tina Turner Concert Tickets Gift Cards to Three Monkeys Restaurant Tickets to CSUS Oct. & Dec. Football Games Tickets to the Trans Siberian Orchestra Gift Cards to RPM Indoor Kart Racing Gift Certificate to (1 comments)
sacramento real estate: Why Are They Blaming it All on Zero Down Mortgages? - 10/15/08 08:52 AM
One of the Presidential candidates has talked about bailing out $300 billion dollars of bad mortgages. When that idea started being presented, I began wondering how it was that $300 billion became ultimately a $700 billion bailout effort, that once loaded with pork, ended up in the neighborhood of $850,000. On top of that, some reports have the global economic meltdown estimated at $61 TRILLION dollars. Was it really just folks buying homes they couldn't afford, or was it the "swaps" and "derivatives" markets, pumping up risk on steroids, to turn Wall Street for little more than dealers of Pokemon cards?This (7 comments)
sacramento real estate: Looking Back 5 Years - 10/10/08 08:12 AM
Every year at this time, I begin thinking about writing a little holiday newsletter to go into cards I send out to my past clientele, and other contacts. Yesterday, a close friend of mine, found this one I had sent to her via email 5 years ago. It is interesting to look back to 2003, and revisit our thoughts on how the housing market was doing, and wonder about the direction it would take. I have reposted it below. What a difference 5 years makes. _______________________________________________________
Hi -It's difficult to believe we are once again at the end of another banner real (9 comments)
Recently a real estate agent was lamenting about a couple "For Sale" signs on a home in her community. It had previously been a well-kept property, but now appeared a little more ragged around the edges.A real estate "For Sale" sign was hanging from the traditional post planted on the front lawn. But a smaller sign hung around the neck (or bow) of "The Unforgiven" - a large boat, moored in the driveway.Curious about the property, the agent searched the MLS for the listing, while checking price, amenities, condition, and financing terms. It was noted, the home had a pool in the backyard, and an (15 comments)
sacramento real estate: The Hills Come Alive This Time of Year - 09/20/08 10:21 PM
Every year at this time, there is a special place along Highway 50, at a place cradled in the arms of the Sierra Foothills that comes alive. In Autumn when the fruit comes into harvest, and the cider is pressed, Apple Hill provides delight for all. Originally, Apple Hill was a collection of approximately 16 ranches or orchards. Today it boasts more than 50 ranches including Christmas tree growers, wineries, a micro-brewery, Spa, vineyards, and pumpkin patches. Apple Hill is located in El Dorado County - approximately 4 miles east of Placerville. There is easy access from highway 50. This link (10 comments)
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