The Sacramento Experience - October 2018

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Check out our great Sacramento Experience newly created each month for our family, friends, and clients! We have scoured the events this month throughout the Greater Sacramento Area to bring you the best of Sacramento. Check out everything that is happening!

Forth's Event Pick of the Month:

Haunted Hangtown Ghost Tours
Ivy House Parking Lot, Placerville
Fri. and Sat. Nights, 8:45 PM

The Haunted Hangtown Ghost Hunt is not your typical ghost tour. You’ll join our team as we walk the streets of Placerville, “Old Hangtown”, carrying and utilizing some of the latest paranormal equipment to hunt down the spirits that walk the streets of this historic, mining town.

Pink in the Night
Flowers on Main

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and pink lights help promote the work of Images of Hope and Marshall Medical Center in the fight against this disease. All the pink lights are provided by Images of Hope. Images of Hope will hold a fundraiser on October 20th during the Art and Wine Festival. It will be at Flowers on Main, 318 Main Street from 6-9 PM.

Lunch & Learn
Crocker Art Museum
October 2, 12 & 1 PM

Join an in-depth examination of Deborah Turbeville, 1976, by Duane Michals. Before or after the 30-minute gallery conversation, take time to enjoy lunch at the Crocker Cafe by Supper Club.

Harris Center
October 2, 7:30 PM

Come for a fascinating trip to the Ukraine, one like no other. Created in 2004 by the avant-garde theatre director Vladyslav Troitskyi, three women and a man utilize world rhythms and a range of traditional instrumentation that is Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian in origin. The bright, unique and unforgettable sound of DakhaBrakha (the name that means “give/take” in the old Ukrainian language) rests on the quartet’s astonishingly powerful vocal range, while their roots in theater are never far away— their shows are always staged with a strong visual element. Named the “Best Breakout” band at Bonnaroo by Rolling Stone.

Journey & Def Leppard
Golden 1 Center
October 4, 7 PM

Promising to be the Tour of the Year, two of the world’s greatest rock bands – Def Leppard and Journey – are teaming up for a massive co-headlining North American tour composed of both stadium and arena concerts, half the shows being closed by Journey and half by Def Leppard.

Sacramento Aloha Festival
Cal Expo
October 6, 9 AM

Aloha and welcome our very own Sacramento Aloha Festival. Coming up on 8 years, the Ka’onohi Foundation is proud to present a fun family day in the Sacramento sun with free admission. So, if you are interested in anything related to the Polynesian cultures, take a look at what Saturday, October 6th brings you.

Paws to Party
California Automobile Museum
October 12, 6 PM

The 6th Annual Paws to Party will take place Friday, October 12, 6-9 PM at the California Automobile Museum. Join us for a celebration to benefit the animals of Front Street—highlights include regional restaurants, breweries, wineries, distilleries, element based brass band Shawn Thwaites Rebel Quartet (STRQ), DJ Chango, and more!

J St. Canopy Waterfront Embarcadero
Mondays, 12 PM
Wednesdays, 6:30 AM
Until October 8

Old Sacramento and The Yoga Seed Collective present a free yoga series on the waterfront. Waterfront Yoga welcomes all ages and skill levels. Come get your zen on right by the water under the canopy shade!

Historic Main Street
October 20, 5 PM

This year’s Wine and Art Fest is taking it up a notch with more on-street art offerings and live music. Explore local unique small businesses and art galleries where wineries will be pouring samples. Merchants will be offering food pairings designed to highlight the wines they serve and our local restaurants will be available for dinners as well.

Sutter Street Parking Garage
October 27, 1 PM

Bring the littles to Historic Folsom for some good old fashioned Trick or Treating!  Fun and treats up and down the district!

Finding Out What’s Really Happening in Our Market

It seems like no matter where you get your real estate news, the information is always different.
This is because real estate is highly localized, but a lot of the news you hear is national.

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I’m always talking to people about real estate and many of them often have questions based on what they hear in the news. To really know what’s going on, you need to understand how real estate information is gathered. It seems like no matter where you get your information, it’s always different. In many ways, real estate market reporting is nothing but white noise. Real estate is highly localized, but a lot of times the news you hear is national, and there’s a lot of variance between your local market and the national market. When the national numbers get mixed with the local numbers, it does nothing but confuse people. One of the biggest problems is the databases doing all the reporting (Zillow, The Census Bureau, etc.) are all different. It’d be one thing if every time you heard a snippet or saw a headline, it was based on the same data set, but it’s not. It’s almost like real estate’s version of “fake news”—the snippet or the headline only tells you part of the story so that you click on it. For example, I recently saw a headline claiming that the Bay Area was one of the top markets in terms of appreciation because prices rose 18%. As I read into that article, though, I learned that they were referring to the average list price, not the average sale price.

It’d be one thing if every time you heard a
snippet or saw a headline, it was based on
the same data set, but it’s not.


At 4:43 in the video above, you can see some statistics from a July national housing market report. They indicate that there’s more inventory and the volume of sales has gone down compared to the previous month. However, the same article these statistics come from also shows that the median price of existing home sales has been trending in the same direction for the past four years, so the fact that there's more inventory and fewer sales isn't anything out of the usual. This is not to say that markets don’t change, but they change locally based on local influences. If interest rates go up, obviously that’s going to affect more than just your zip code, but there are many more factors that influence home values. As always, if you have any other questions about this or any other real estate topic or you’re thinking of buying or selling a home in our market, please feel free to reach out to me. I’d love to help you.

1408 Helmsman Way, Sacramento, CA 95833

Wonderful Single Family Home Near Downtown Sacramento

SOLD IN 10 DAYS WITH MULTIPLE OFFERS OVER ASKING! 1408 Helmsman Way is a beautiful, immaculate two-story home with 2-car garage in South Natomas. Great floor plan in LR/DR flows nicely with vaulted ceilings, fireplace, & lots of light. Large eat-in Kitchen boasts plenty of cabinets, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, dining bar & access to rear yard. Master Bedroom Suite with vaulted ceiling, bay windows & double sinks in Master Bath. Low maintenance drought resistant landscaping on side and rear yards. Move-in ready - close to schools, park, shopping, restaurants & downtown Sacramento. Hurry - this one won't last!

Sellers' Top 10+ Features:
-Great location with easy freeway access
-Walking distance to Sac & American Rivers
-Open floor plan
-Skylight over living space with high vaulted ceiling
-Nice size bedrooms (all on same level)
-Good surrounding neighbors
-Backyard shaded throughout most of the day
-New front side yard landscaping
-New flooring throughout
-New granite counters in Kitchen
-New rear yard fencing
-New Roof (2 years old)
-New Heat Pump Condensing Unit (1 yr old)
-New HVAC unit installed in 2004

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