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Sacramento Area Housing Inventory Begins Seasonal Climb On July 31st, 4,405 residential properties were posted as active and available for sale throughout the 4-county Greater Sacramento region. That number marked a 10 percent increase in supply when compared to June, but remained 12 percent below July of last year. Currently, the region enjoys its highest inventory level since September of 2016. This market information is presented by Lyon Real Estate based upon data provided by Trendgraphix Inc., a Sacramento-based reporting company. During the month of July, 2,481 properties were reported as sold and closed. This represented a 17 percent fall off versus a very robust June. “Due to protracted escrow periods and the number of business days in a month, it is best to look at longer periods to accurately assess trends,” says Pat Shea, president of Lyon Real Estate. “For instance, if we compare unit numbers from May, June and July combined, closed sales were up 1.4 percent versus last y…
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AUGUST 4, 2017

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We are constantly looking for ways to improve our interiors, excuses to dream about decks, and projects to spruce up our home for spring. During the course of said ambitions, it’s always fun to see dramatic before-and-after photos of spaces that underwent a transformation of sorts. There are so many talented interior designers in the greater Sacramento area, and they have the portfolios to prove it! We decided to showcase said designers in the form of a before-and-after collection to celebrate their talents. Get inspired by these renovations, admire local talent, and consider making some changes in your own space if need be. (Hint: This would be a good contact list to start with!) DESIGNS WITH YOU IN MINDDesigns With You In Mind is a Roseville-based full-service interior design firm that completely transformed this bathroom. Founder Cathy Tonks and her team specialize in commercial and residential design services to create stunning and personalized environment customized to each clie…
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6 COLOR PALETTES YOU CAN COPY IN YOUR OWN HOME Decorating a room can be a daunting task, as you wrestle with furniture placement, accessory additions, and perhaps the most intimidating subject of all — color choices. It’s common to question your color judgment as you decorate a room, as you want to strike a balance between choosing colors that will stand the test of time, but are also in trend at that moment. Draw some inspiration from these attractive and well done color palettes found within homes in the Sacramento area. The samples of color within the room are matched to their approximate Benjamin Moore paint colors, if you’re interested in replicating these palettes in your own space! This luxurious Arden Oaks home is extremely impressive throughout every room and uses mostly neutral hues, but this bedroom holds an assortment of fun colors! This is mostly achieved with the colorful bedspread, perfectly accented by the light blue wall. The white, silver and tan color accents in the …
HOME PRICES RISING PERSISTENTLY IN TIGHT MARKET June’s median price up 9% compared to 2016 (SACRAMENTO, CA) – The number of new listings entering the housing market just cannot keep pace with insatiable buyer demand throughout the entire 4-county Greater Sacramento region. Standing inventory at June 30th rested at 4,014 homes active and available for sale, 15 percent below the same time last year. Meanwhile, a total of 8,708 new open escrows were posted during April, May, and June, representing a 5 percent increase over the second quarter of 2016. This market information is presented by Lyon Real Estate based upon data provided by Trendgraphix Inc., a Sacramento-based reporting company. The median price for closed escrows in the month of June hit a recent milestone of $400,000. August of 2006 was the last time the region enjoyed that number, and the market was surely moving in a different direction with the impending great recession. The four-county region was staring at an astounding 1…
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HAVE TIME TO LEAN? THEN YOU HAVE TIME TO CLEAN (OR AT LEAST fake it)
MAY 2017Those winter doldrums have officially given way to flights of fancy, but before you tiptoe through the tulips, you must shoo all of those dust bunnies away. Or at least make your visitors think you did.

Most of us enjoy having people over for some R & R, and we usually think we've gotten our act together just enough on the dust-front to pass for something a few notches down from a clean-freak, but you know what happens when the doorbell rings and you welcome in your first guest; you immediately notice every little speck of dirt and scuff mark! Relax, you are *most likely* noticing more than your guests are and hey, they would probably still be your friend even if you're a bit like one of the beloved, yet unkempt, characters on Peanuts, buuuuuut... 

Want to head into the season ready to rock-n-roll (or just have some friends over for an impromptu cookout)? Here are some quick ways to turn a 😬 into a …

Need a little Downward Dog? Area yoga studios will hit the spot

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treat yourself to a little Nirvana. 





April 2017Yoga has definitely found its place in mainstream wellness and fitness. Sure, it took a thousand years or so, but who's counting. Its a hectic, workaday world we live in and the search for ways to sooth the spirit, stretch the limbs and find mindfulness often takes more effort than return but at least there seems to be a yoga studio in every 'hood these days so one needn't travel far to find a mat suitable for the next Sun Salutation. As for the path to spiritual enlightenment, finding your way may be as easy as finding a space in the Trader Joe's parking lot. 
1. Core Power Yoga 5275 Sunrise Blvd., Fair Oaks, CA
This is a relative newbie to the Fair Oaks area but a real favorite. A full locker room with showers, retail area and instructors that people seem to LOVE. The schedule is varied and packed full throughout the day. It's clean clean clean and the equipment is kept up. It is a chain and the rates are not cheap. If y…