2019 California Housing Affordability

Prices are still rising making affordability more difficult for many Californians.  Interest rates are still at historic lows. Check out some very good info regarding the housing market this year.

Win a Lowe’s gift card

Enter for your chance to win one of these great prizes in our home improvement giveaway sponsored by Coldwell Banker: GRAND PRIZE $1,000 Lowe’s Gift Card (1 winner) ADDITIONAL PRIZES $500 Lowe’s Gift Card (2 winners) $200 Lowe’s Gift Card (3 winners) $50 Lowe’s Gift Card (48 winners) Contest Entry Dates: January 8-31 Drawing Date: on…

Autumn in Nevada City and Grass Valley | Visit California

When gold miners poured into the Sierra foothills in the mid-1800s, they fought off homesickness by planting seeds from their hometown trees. That’s why Nevada Street in downtown Nevada City is decorated with century-old sugar maples and American sweetgums (liquidambars) that turn stoplight red in autumn. They’re show-stopping fall foliage champs. Take a stroll around…

Why Wait Until Spring to Find Your Dream Home? | California Home

The Placer County market shows signs of softening and sellers are more willing to negotiate.  My sources say prices will still increase into next year but at a slower pace and lower rate.  Now may be your best opportunity to buy if you are thinking of buying in the near future. From California Home: While…

Advice for First-Time Home Buyers 

Getting ready to buy your first home can be daunting. But understanding every step of the process and a little preparation can go a long way toward helping to make one of the biggest investments of your life a successful experience.Are your finances in order? How much house can you afford to buy? Do you…

Great weekend guide to Auburn, California-Foothills of the Sierras

Hi Guys, Many folks traveling along I-80 from the Bay Area to Lake Tahoe think of Auburn, California–about half way there–as a freeway stop.  Lots has changed since I passed through in the 70’s–stopping in for a beer at the legendary Shanghai bar.  The stories I could tell!  No longer a stop to wet your…

Love it, List it, Buy it?

Contact me, Sara Stryker, Coldwell Banker Realtor based in Auburn, CA if you are considering buying or selling in the Placer County foothills, or in nearby Sacramento, Nevada and El Dorado Counties. I possess over 15 years of experience working with all types of buyers and sellers, from first-time home buyers, investors, to up-sizing and…

Housing affordability weakening at fastest pace in quarter century

With weakening housing affordability, home prices will begin to ease bringing buyer relief. Rising home prices, rising mortgage rates and rising demand are colliding with a critical shortage of homes for sale. And all of that is slamming housing affordability. Source: Housing affordability weakening at fastest pace in quarter century