Weekly Regional Update for 5/16/22

At first blush, the numbers tracked about as expected this week, except for Vallejo. Active listings rose by 20ish units week over week. There were at least 35 new listings within the last week. Most of the other cities in the area held true to form. This dramatic...

Bon Mots, Deep Thoughts, & Cheap Shots for 5/6/22

I’ve got birds 🐥 in my attic…literally. It’s not just some kind of crazy metaphor. I’m having the screens under the eaves repaired and the little ones removed as I type. I’ve been talking to a friend in the insurance business this...

Bon Mots, Deep Thoughts, & Cheap Shots are Back!

This is how my cat looks right before he pees on everything… Ugh! After losing 3 out of 4 to the Mets, I’ve decided that the Giants season is dead (long live the Giants!) and that they should just start over with a total rebuild. Or…maybe...

Weekly Market Recap

It’s been a minute since I’ve taken a look at the weekly numbers, and I wanted to start up again. To be honest, perhaps the most startling thing is that they really haven’t changed all that much. The number of homes on the market are strikingly...

Where are you Going, Where Have you Been?

The title for the blog is from one of my favorite short stories by Joyce Carol Oats…and it little to do with either mortgage rates or real estate. It’s just a good, creepy, story. On second thought, maybe it does have something to do with real estate! The...

April, 2022 Market Update

The latest numbers are in, and March looks like it was an extraordinarily robust early spring. Median sales price in American Canyon was up by over 20% year-over-year to $891,000. This is the highest median sales price in a month in the history of American Canyon. The...

3/14/22 Solano-Napa Regional Snapshot

I think that it’s safe to say that rumors (started by me) of a late spring selling season in Vallejo were greatly exaggerated. Or at least erroneous. Inventory began to come back last week in a big way. With a net gain of 11 homes on the market, 28 of which were...

March 11, 2022 Bon Mots & Other Witticisms…

In case you missed the news, baseball is back. Super 🥳 I immediately went searching for the Walt Whitman quote from Ken Burns’ PBS Series on baseball. But I found the above segment instead and found it even more appropriate for this time in history. Not only for...

March 2022 Market Update

March 2022 pretty much picks up where February 2022 left off. First, here’s a quick look at the numbers from around the area. New listings were down 10% from January which was a little bit of a surprise. However, if you’ve been following the weekly...

Global Uncertainty Lower Mortgage Rates…for now

It’s a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.Pride and Prejudice Obviously, when Jane Austen wrote that 200 years ago, she meant it to be tongue in cheek; in the same way that wars are good...