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Napa Readers find Sweet Real Estate Reports

8-21-readerNapa's real estate picture usually differs little from that of the nation as a whole. The latest rumblings from the mass media and web continue to bolster the picture of rising values and quickening activity—a sweet story with nary a sour note. In fact the unanimity of voices from almost every corner of the country is a story in itself. There was just one exception.

Some samplings Napa readers would have found in the past week’s real estate news and opinion—

  • From the Associated Press, we learned that “prices are soaring” in some cities, and that they rose in all 20 cities polled. The pace of existing home sales rose to the “fastest pace since February 2007.”—roughly what might be expected in a healthy housing market. The AP attributed at least some of the reason for the real estate price rises to widespread predictions that the Federal Reserve may start raising short-term interests rates sooner rather than later.
  • From Dan Green’s Mortgage Reports, the home value increase was illustrated in a multi-colored chart, which showed sample cities’ rises at anywhere from 1%-11%—with most clumped between the 4%-6% lines. Freddie Mac was quoted as pegging the average 30-year mortgage rate at below 4%, with VA and FHA mortgage rates even lower. Their opinion was straightforward: “It’s an inexpensive time to finance a home.” Since historically “mortgage rates average nearer to 8:25%,” that opinion is hardly a stretch!
  • Headlines from CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index Report were “Home Prices Rose by 6.5% Year Over in June 2015” and “HPI Forecast Projects 4.5%” rise for the coming 12 months. CoreLogic’s nationwide real estate numbers are among the most reliable—whereas some of the government numbers sometimes have to admit regular later revisions, it’s not usually the case for them.
  • Surprisingly, town observers would have had to go to the National Association of Realtors® site to find what at first sounded like the only sour note to be heard—yet it, too, had a sweet finish. “Pending Home Sales Dip in June” headed the last week’s news release. You had to read the fine print to learn that the pending sales were 8.2% higher than a year before, and that although they dipped slightly from May’s number, they were still the third highest reading in 2015…and marked the tenth consecutive monthly year-over-year increase!

Strengthening real estate prices have continued to bolster a solid summer selling season. If you are interested in exploring the Napa market as a prospective buyer (or as a seller), the climate continues to be inviting. Good reason to give me a call!


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  1. Photo of 22 Robinhood Drive, Novato, CA 94945 (MLS # 21812964)
    38
    5 beds,  3 full, 1 half baths
    3,390 sqft   lot 20,399 sqft
    Walk Score® 5
    Listing provided by Cathy Wade Shepard, Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 21812964
  2. 4 beds,  3 full baths
    2,432 sqft   lot 4,661 sqft
    Walk Score® 5
    Listing provided by Kristie Martinelli, Bradley Real Estate-Novato
    MLS 21816106
  3. Photo of 1309 Saint Francis Drive, Petaluma, CA 94954 (MLS # 21816101)
    10
    3 beds,  1 full bath
    960 sqft   lot 5,663 sqft
    Walk Score® 66
    Listing provided by R Bukka Levy, Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 21816101
  4. Photo of 56 Spring Road, Lagunitas, CA 94938 (MLS # 21816076)
    26
    3 beds,  2 full baths
    2,111 sqft   lot 25,801 sqft
    Walk Score® 13
    Listing provided by Janelle Fazackerley, Front Porch Realty Group
    MLS 21816076
  5. Photo of 4 Tilden Circle, San Rafael, CA 94901 (MLS # 21816008)
    43
    5 beds,  3 full baths
    3,279 sqft   lot 15,734 sqft
    Walk Score® 23
    Listing provided by Thomas Henthorne, Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 21816008
  6. Photo of 3275 Lagunita Circle, Fairfield, CA 94533 (MLS # 21816042)
    15
    4 beds,  2 full baths
    2,449 sqft   lot 7,375 sqft
    Walk Score® 7
    Listing provided by Marisa Disano, Delta Realty Group Inc
    MLS 21816042
  7. Photo of 1112 Gumwood Lane, Petaluma, CA 94954 (MLS # 21814295)
    26
    4 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    1,972 sqft   lot 5,998 sqft
    Walk Score® 26
    Listing provided by Peg King, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
    MLS 21814295
  8. Photo of 5095 Renfro Drive, Kelseyville, CA 95451 (MLS # 21816079)
    30
    2 beds,  2 full baths
    2,911 sqft   lot 8.50 ac
    Walk Score® 2
    Listing provided by Jessica Walker, Pivniska Real Estate Group
    MLS 21816079
  9. Photo of 371 Eldridge Avenue, Vacaville, CA 95688 (MLS # 21815906)
    38
    3 beds,  1 full, 1 half baths
    1,304 sqft   lot 871 sqft
    Walk Score® 32
    Listing provided by Janna Mohney, McGuire Capital Group Realty
    MLS 21815906
  10. Photo of 1931 Aletha Lane, Vacaville, CA 95687 (MLS # 21816080)
    13
    2 beds,  1 full, 1 half baths
    1,092 sqft   lot 871 sqft
    Walk Score® 53
    Listing provided by Janice Jackson, 1st Realty & Investment Inc.
    MLS 21816080
  11. Photo of 1622 Via Del Cabana Street, Lakeport, CA 95453 (MLS # 21816075)
    22
    3 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    1,548 sqft   lot 2,178 sqft
    Walk Score® 48
    Listing provided by Jessica Walker, Pivniska Real Estate Group
    MLS 21816075
  12. Photo of 2464 North 3rd Avenue, Napa, CA 94558 (MLS # 21815874)
    48
    4 beds,  4 full baths
    3,212 sqft   lot 32,186 sqft
    Walk Score® 2
    Listing provided by Jill Levy, Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 21815874
  13. Photo of 1250 Lytton Springs Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448 (MLS # 21816045)
    30
    4 beds,  2 full baths
    1,748 sqft   lot 2.00 ac
    Walk Score® 0
    Listing provided by Kevin McDonald, Coldwell Banker Mendo Realty
    MLS 21816045
  14. Photo of 250 Condor Court, Bodega Bay, CA 94923 (MLS # 21816050)
    34
    3 beds,  2 full baths
    1,986 sqft   lot 8,276 sqft
    Walk Score® 8
    Listing provided by Kathleen Erba, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
    MLS 21816050
  15. Photo of 116 Cypress Place, Sausalito, CA 94965 (MLS # 21816073)
    17
    2 beds,  2 full baths
    1,122 sqft   lot 1,398 sqft
    Walk Score® 73
    Listing provided by Greg Shumsky, Barbagelata Real Estate
    MLS 21816073
  16. Photo of 201 Seaview Drive, Point Richmond, CA 94801 (MLS # 21816058)
    42
    4 beds,  3 full, 1 half baths
    2,255 sqft   lot 4,038 sqft
    Walk Score® 18
    Listing provided by G. Julia Bivins, Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 21816058
  17. Photo of Glenhaven, CA 95443 (MLS # 21806109)
    34
    3 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    2,100 sqft   lot 16,117 sqft
    Walk Score® 0
    Listing provided by Jessica Walker, Pivniska Real Estate Group
    MLS 21806109
  18. Photo of 22165 Umland Circle, Jenner, CA 95450 (MLS # 21816065)
    40
    2 beds,  2 full baths
    1,811 sqft   lot 1.44 ac
    Walk Score® 0
    Listing provided by Timothy McKusick, Artisan Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 21816065
  19. Photo of 105 Virginia Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472 (MLS # 21816015)
    10
    1 bed,  1 full bath
    552 sqft   lot 575 sqft
    Walk Score® 62
    Listing provided by Peg King, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
    MLS 21816015
  20. Photo of 501 South Foothill Boulevard, Cloverdale, CA 95425 (MLS # 21815285)
    17
    5 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    2,622 sqft   lot 6,621 sqft
    Walk Score® 41
    Listing provided by Michael Laird, RE/MAX Full Spectrum
    MLS 21815285
  21. Photo of 4336 Poseidon Lane, Sacramento, CA 95841 (MLS # 21816059)
    35
    4 beds,  3 full baths
    2,850 sqft   lot 19,341 sqft
    Walk Score® 31
    Listing provided by Renee' Catricala, Keller Williams Realty
    MLS 21816059
  22. Photo of 194 Avenida Barbera, Sonoma, CA 95476 (MLS # 21816060)
    20
    2 beds,  2 full baths
    1,532 sqft   lot 4,948 sqft
    Walk Score® 0
    Listing provided by Lynn Sherman, Stickley Properties
    MLS 21816060
  23. Photo of 8279 Lancaster Drive, Cotati, CA 94931 (MLS # 21815786)
    27
    3 beds,  3 full, 1 half baths
    1,664 sqft   lot 1,350 sqft
    Walk Score® 53
    Listing provided by Randall Waller, W Real Estate
    MLS 21815786
  24. Photo of 16600 Center Way, Guerneville, CA 95446 (MLS # 21814179)
    39
    2 beds,  1 full bath
    918 sqft   lot 4,792 sqft
    Walk Score® 30
    Listing provided by Brendan Coen, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
    MLS 21814179
  25. Photo of 8201 Camino Colegio Drive, Rohnert Park, CA 94928 (MLS # 21815788)
    13
    2 beds,  2 full baths
    878 sqft   lot 897 sqft
    Walk Score® 24
    Listing provided by Kathryn Sullivan, Leading Edge Properties, Inc
    MLS 21815788
  26. Photo of 15 Gilman Ranch Road, Cotati, CA 94931 (MLS # 21815930)
    40
    4 beds,  3 full, 1 half baths
    3,588 sqft   lot 18,918 sqft
    Walk Score® 39
    Listing provided by Daniel Gill, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
    MLS 21815930
  27. Photo of 1095 Hudson Lane, Napa, CA 94558 (MLS # 21816048)
    27
    3 beds,  2 full baths
    1,628 sqft   lot 20,090 sqft
    Walk Score® 24
    Listing provided by Linda Glass, Davidson & Bennett Real Estate Services
    MLS 21816048
  28. Photo of 2008 Moss Valley Drive, Fairfield, CA 94534 (MLS # 21815883)
    50
    5 beds,  3 full baths
    2,797 sqft   lot 10,367 sqft
    Walk Score® 17
    Listing provided by Robert Thurman, Coldwell Banker Kappel Gateway Realty
    MLS 21815883
  29. Photo of 556 Yellowstone Drive, Vacaville, CA 95687 (MLS # 21815953)
    16
    3 beds,  2 full baths
    1,556 sqft   lot 7,841 sqft
    Walk Score® 11
    Listing provided by Lynn Farris, Windermere Hulsey & Associates
    MLS 21815953
  30. Photo of 312 Seacliff Way, Point Richmond, CA 94801 (MLS # 21815833)
    35
    3 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    2,487 sqft   lot 4,103 sqft
    Walk Score® 21
    Listing provided by G. Julia Bivins, Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 21815833
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