January 2018 market news and more!

January 2018 Market News and more!
Your Monthly Real Estate Insight...and MORE!

Greater Sacramento Market Update
15% fewer homes available for sale versus October
The number of active and available homes for sale throughout Greater Sacramento declined a 15 percent since October yet currently stands 2 percent above last year at this time. Market demand, based on newly pended sales, showed less than 2 months of home supply on December 1st. This information is based upon data provided by Trendgraphix Inc.
Although the number of homes that went under contract as pending sales (2,310) and were sold and closed (2,159) across the region for November were down from October (2,548 and 2,215 respectively), they exhibit a normal seasonal adjustment in buyer activity. They also show a strong conclusion to 2017 as the new pending sales for the month were 13 percent higher than November of 2016.
Homes prices remain relatively stable rising about 10% over last year and still 10% below the peak of 472,000 June 2006.
What to do in your Northern California Garden in January
Winter is here, and most of our plants are sleeping. There are still things to do in the garden, however. Click of the image for your guide to garden care in January!
Fresh Ideas for Decluttering
Professional declutterers share smart ideas for simplifying your stuff for intentional living.
The new year offers a fresh start, and many of us are looking for ways to cut down on clutter and clear the slate. But even with the best intentions, it can be tough to get started on tasks like cleaning out the closet or digging into those boxes in storage. It can be even tougher to prevent the kinds of things you’ve decluttered from trickling back into your house over the year. Click on the image to read more.
MMMMMacaroni and Cheese!
Here’s a hearty warm you up recipe for cold winter nights. The whole family will love this yummy dish!
All you need is a salad to complete the meal!
2Tbs butter 2Tbs flour
1 + cups milk ½ tsp dry mustard
pepper to taste
1 pkg elbow macaroni (reg or gluten free)
1 lb. grated cheese (cheddar & swiss)
Cook macaroni according to pkg directions. Drain & set aside. Melt butter over med low heat and add flour to make a roux. Remove from heat, whisk in milk. Heat over med until boiling while stirring. Lower heat and cook a few min more until thickened. Stir in cheese, add mustard and pepper to taste. Mix in macaroni. Put in baking dish. Top w/ more cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 min or until top is browned. Allow to stand a few minutes before serving.
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