There’s so much fodder this week, I almost don’t know where to begin. Oh wait, yes I do. Go Niners! In case you missed it, the 49ers moved on to the NFC Championship game against the Lambs…Rams…and will play for the right to lose to the Chiefs in the Super Bowl (my youngest is pulling for the Bengals, we’ll see). I’m not so secretly hoping for an old time rematch (can you believe that it was 40 years ago that the Niners won their first Super Bowl?)
On to the good stuff…
- Solano County Sheriff’s Office announced on Facebook yesterday that they managed to catch a murder suspect who was on the lam from sunny San Diego.
- In the ongoing battle over who’s cheating consumers more, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) brought a suit against REX-Real Estate Exchange accusing the company of lying. Don’t get me wrong, I think that REX is way off base about NAR & Zillow, but I’m not sure that suing REX is the right way to go. I think that plays into their hands of accusing NAR – essentially – of being a cartel. No one really wants to go there.
- There are only 114 active listings between American Canyon, Benicia, Fairfield, Suisun City, and Vallejo as of 11:30am today. The median list price is $604,250 and median days on market is 14…With just a couple of days left to go in the month, sold properties are down by about 23.5%…in real terms that means there were 47 fewer units moved this year-to-date than last year. Median sales price is $579,000 which is 13.7%± higher 🔝 than last year. I’m starting a deep dive on the weekly numbers beginning Monday. To paraphrase from the last Beowulf translation I read, stop by weekly so that I can drop some knowledge.
- I read an article on a Real Estate site that was literally titled, “Agents need to stop being relentless with seniors.” Maybe we could just make that something we stop being across the board??? Just saying. Luckily there was an article on the same site that would help me to speak to Gen Xers…I’ve never been so good with my peers, maybe I should read it?
- On a more serious note, there has been a spate (three) of armed robberies in Green Valley over the past couple of weeks. Fairfield PD held a safety meeting with GV residents in the Costco parking lot last night. They’re working hard to find the criminals, but in the mean time, stay vigilant and “trust your instincts.”
- Vacaville is also going through a General Plan update and is working on its Housing Element. Residents are encouraged to participate via zoom. Learn more here.
- Finally, the Vallejo City Council voted to rename the Vallejo waterfront green after long-time advocate, city councilmember and supervisor Barbara Kondylis. I don’t know much about Vallejo’s political history, but it’s nice to see someone who seems to have worked hard for the city she loved, be dedicated in this way.