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Do You Want To Know The Reason I am Bullish On Folsom and Sacramento Real Estate..?

It’s All About “Affordability”…!

 

I want to pass on the numbers of the recent report provided by the California Association of Realtors regarding the 2nd quarter “affordability index”.affordabilty index

Click Here for the 1st Time Buyer’s Affordability index data and you’ll see we have a healthy market and that should be around for a while yet.   The reason I’m confident of about the future market is the history of this index to the market.

When I moved to Folsom from Santa Clara County (Silicon Valley) back in October of 1989, the Affordabilty Index was a lot different.    If you look below here you’ll see the Traditional Affordability Index back then.  This index is based upon a buyer with a 20% down payment for the “median priced” home.

Area/Region 1989

California      23%

Sacramento  40%

Santa Clara   19%

As you can see above,  when I moved to Folsom 40% of the folks living here at the time could afford to buy the median priced home, compared to only 19% in Santa Clara County.    The point of all this…?  There was a bust in Real Estate shortly after in late 1990 and 1991 that lasted a couple of years.   The same thing occurred in late 2005 and early 2006 when we saw the Affordability Index drop big time because of price appreciation.

Today, you’ll note,  from the 1st time buyer’s index above, affordability is really not a problem right now is it…?  Therefore, you’d think with all things being equal,  we’ll have a decent real estate market for a while before we have some kind of correction.

Things could change of course, interest rates going up or other economic factors out of our control, but overall…?   I think we’re in for a couple of good years.

In the mean time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

Ed Favinger, Broker CRS, GRI, SFR, CDPE        916-203-1260      favinger@rwnetwork.com

 

 

Another Article about Folsom…And Some Recent Sales Stats Too…

From the Sacramento Bee – Real Estate Section – August 2, 2014

I thought I’d pass this on in case you don’t get the Sacramento Bee.   As a 25 year resident of Folsom, I can tell you that this is old news but it’s nice to read about your town.    Take a look at the article below.

Schools get high marks from residents

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Below is some recent Sales Data that I think you might find interesting.

Folsom Real Estate Sales Data

Average Listing Price (last 12 months)

AVERAGE LIST PRICE IN JULY

Single Family Homes    $517,478       Condos/Townhomes    $250,659     Multi­family  Homes   $694,667

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Folsom Real Estate Sales Data

Days on Market (last 12 months)

CURRENT AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKET IN MAY

Single Family Homes  –  90,   Condos/Townhomes – 92,      Multi-family Homes –  86

In the Mean Time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

Ed Favinger, Broker CRS, GRI, SFR, CDPE    916-203-1260   favinger@rwnetwork.com

Latest Folsom Real Estate Statistics – 2nd Quarter 2014…!!!

 Some interesting numbers here…

I thought I’d post the information from Trengraphix Inc. for your review.  From what I can see here,  it looks like anything over about $500,000 is taking a little longer to sell.

This information is for Single Family Homes only.

The graph below shows the Average Price Per Sq. Ft.,  which looks like it’s holding steady now north of $200 per sq. ft.

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The Graph Below shows the “for sale” and “solds”… You’ll notice the Closed Sales are below that $500, 000 threshold.

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The following graph shows the “Average Days On Market” and the List Price/Sales Price Ratio.  

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If you want more information about the market you can always send me a note at favinger@rwnetwork.com.

In the Mean Time…?

Make it a Great Day..!

Ed Favinger, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, CDPE         916-203-1260     favinger@rwnetwork.com

Empire Ranch – The Latest Sales Data – Get it Here…!

Market Still Looks Good.

I have put together some sales information regarding the Empire Ranch Area that I thought I’d share with you.empire ranch

A quick glance shows that the “Pending Sales” and the “Sold and Closed” deals have about the same Cost/Per Sq.Ft and about the same number of “Days On Market”.

Another thing that pops out is the List Price/Sales Price Ratio is right at 100%.

The sales data is from April 1, 2014 to date June 11, 2014.

Single family detached homes are the only type Properties included in this report.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE REPORT IN A PDF FORMAT

We have buyers looking to move into the area, so if you are thinking of selling or know of someone thinking about it… please drop me a note or call me at anytime.

 

In the Mean Time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

Ed Favinger, Broker CRS, GRI, SFR, CDPE           favinger@rwnetwork.com   916-203-1260

When is the Right Time for Investing in Property..?

This has always been a great question.

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Take a peek at this article I found that has some things to watch out for when “investing” in Real Estate.   Not a long read and has some good incites.

There’s a lot to consider besides “location” which is probably the biggest thing.

Let me know what you think…

 

In the Mean Time…?

Make it a Great Day..!

Ed Favinger, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, CDPE      916-203-1260     favinger@rwnetwork.com

 

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We Need Jobs In The Sacramento Region – Looks Like More Could Be on The Way…?

Check out this report regarding large office space..!

When I’ve been approached by people curious about the Real Estate market in Folsom, El Dorado Hills and the rest of the Greater Sacramento Region and what they think the future is…. well,  the answer has always been…”depends on the job market”.

If you don’t have good paying jobs, you’re not going to have a flourishing market of homes, apartments and other types of Real Estate.   There’s a nice array of jobs along the “50 corridor” from El Dorado Hills, Folsom and Rancho Cordova… from Hi-tech start ups, Intel and the Rocket Ship factory over at Areojet.   We need more private sector jobs to keep the momentum growing.

While I know the market in Single Family homes and Apartments has been good of late, there’s some mixed news about Office space.   This does affect housing.

Take a look at this article I got from the Sacarmento Business Journal today.

Sacramento office market tight for big users

Let me know what you think.

 

In the Mean Time…?

Make it a Great Day..!

Ed Favinger, Broker CRS, GRI, SFR, CDPE     916-203-1260      favinger@rwnetwork.com

 

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Just a Quick Update – Some Area Real Estate News…

Check Out This Short Article…Shows How the Demand Has Changed

I thought I’d pass on this article from the Sacramento Business Journal that reports on a couple of projects.  One in Mid-Town Sacramento and one up on Lake Tahoe.

Both of these projects were impacted by the real estate crash and recession and were turned over to new owners because of foreclosure.

Luxury products in Tahoe, midtown selling well

We’re seeing more and more articles like this.

Here in Folsom, inventory is still down and homes selling fairly quickly.

If you are thinking of Buying a home or investment property or thinking of Selling…?  Looks it’s a great time to do it.

 

In the mean time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

Ed Favinger, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, CDPE        favinger@rwnetwork.com   916-203-1260

 

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Home-Financing Trends….

Check This Out…!

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In the Mean Time…?

Make it a Great Day…!

Ed Favinger, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, CDPE     favinger@rwnetwork.com     916-203-1260

Amgen Tour of Californai is coming to Folsom

It’s the Time Trial on May 12th..

Check out the article below from today’s Sacramento Business Journal

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Second stage of Amgen Tour of California loops Folsom

Should be interesting to watch since it starts about 1PM…

 

 

 

In the mean time…?

Make it a great day…!

Ed Favinger, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, CDPE       favinger@rwnetwork.com   916-203-1260

 

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