Real Estate Blog

Remember the first time you heard about Zillow?  I do.  A friend called and told me about this "cool" new site that gave you the value of any property.  I went to the site, put in my address and "poof" like magic I knew the value of my home.  Being nosy as I am on occasion, I put in the addresses of everyone I knew so I could see the values of their homes.  

Years later when I went into the real estate industry, I realized this "cool" site was really not so cool...values were not realistic or pertinent to the actual market.  Homeowners were being given either an overinflated or undervalued estimate of the value of their property.   It was frustrating to the homeowner and to the real estate professional.

So how does Zillow come up with

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"Spring is nature's way of saying, let's party! - Robin Williams

It is time to celebrate Spring this weekend.  After our brief hot spell, the weather promises to return to those moderate spring temperatures.  Lots going on in Yolo County this weekend, something for everyone:

Saturday May 6

Davis

8th Annual Tour de Cluck - Central Park, 401 C Street - 9:00 - 3:00 pm - Cost is $15 and benefits Davis Farm to School Programs

The Tour de Cluck is an educational bike tour of Davis offering the opportunity to see a variety of Davis backyard chicken coops, beehives, edible gardens and more.  The event starts at Central Park and participants will follow a marked bike route on a self guided tour.

Rose Days 2017 at UC Davis - 10:00 am -

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This is not a solar panel sales pitch!  

On Thursday April 27, CHERP will be hosting a free home energy and solar workshop at the Woodland Library in Woodland.    CHERP is a non-profit organization focused on Public Outreach and Consumer Education and is funded by PG&E.  The workshop will discuss how to make your home healthier, go small solar, keep all the tax credits for yourself and add value to your home.  Attached is a brochure with additional information.  CHERP is giving a $300 gift certificate towards a free Home Energy & Assessment.  The total cost of the Assessment is approximately $350 so if you chose to do an assessment your cost would be approximately $50.

If you are considering putting in solar, this is a great workshop to attend.

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"Who cares about the clouds when we're together.  Just sing a song and bring the sunny weather" - Dale Evans

No clouds forecast for this weekend, just plenty of sunny weather, a great weekend to get together with family and friends and enjoy some events that Yolo County has to offer.

Saturday April 22                                                                     

Davis

The 103rd Annual Picnic Day at UC Davis.  This family friendly event is FREE for all to come and experience the diversity and achievement at UC Davis.  There will be over 200 events, exhibits, demonstrations, etc all over the campus.  Popular traditional events include a Battle of the Bands, a parade, the Doxie Derby Race and who would want to miss the Cockroach Races!

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You have been saving for that down payment and now you are ready to start looking for that dream home!  You access the internet and pull up sites like Zillow, Trulia, realtor.com, and other sites.  You find a home you love and contact the agent only to be told the house is "pending" or "under contract".  How did that happen so quickly you are wondering??  Welcome to what we call a "Seller's Market"

A Sellers Market is created when there is high demand for homes and low inventory of homes for sale.  This is a trend that is happening nationwide.  Housing supply has plummeted in the first quarter of 2017 according to a report from Trulia.  The drop has significantly affected the starter home and trade-up home markets.  This chart shows the path of

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"Sweet April showers do spring May flowers" - Thomas Tusser

 

Don't let the April showers stop you from enjoying the many events going on in Yolo County this weekend:

Davis

Davis Farmers Market @ Central Park in Davis - Saturday April 7 - 8AM-1PM

Enjoy the best fresh produce the season has to offer plus flowers, foodstuffs and more!  For more info: www.davisfarmersmarket.org

"The Seagull" preview performance at Gallery 1855, Davis Cemetery  - April 7  - 7PM-9PM

The Art Theatre of Davis presents a classic Russian play, Anton Chekhov's The Seagull.  Performances will be outside at the cemetery under the full moon in April and May.  Cost is free and seating is provided.  For more info: www.arttheatre.org

"We all have a Heritage

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