If you’re not famliar with the appraisal process, I hope this post can help you know what to expect during an appraisal inspection and how you might prepare for the inspection too. Sacramento Realtor Doug Reynolds interviewed me recently in the video below to get some tips for buyers and sellers. You can check out a more extensive list in a previous post entitled What Should You do Before the Appraiser Comes? Let me know if you have any questions, fears or stories about an appraiser coming to inspect your property. You can give me a call or send me an email.
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How is the real estate market doing in the Greater Sacramento Area? Let’s feel out one aspect of the market’s health today by looking at the level of distressed sales in multiple counties such as Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, El Dorado, San Joaquin and more. As you can see in the chart below, most counties in the Sacramento Region have a combined percentage of distressed sales (bank-owned and short sales) between 60-70%. Does it shock you to think that 6 to 7 out of every 10 sales are distressed? Data within a specific neighborhood or city may of course not reflect the trends listed in an overall given county (as in the clear case of the City of Davis in Yolo County), but the countywide panoramic picture is still important to keep in mind when keeping tabs on market health since regional or countywide trends can tend to impact smaller neighborhood markets over time.
What stands out to you about the figures below?
Realtor Doug Reynolds interviewed me a short while ago about the impact of distressed sales in a neighborhood. How do short sales and foreclosures impact the real estate market in the Sacramento area? Here are some thoughts in a one-take video interview. For specific statistics, check out “Dear Doctor, how healthy is the real estate market in Sacramento?” and “What happens to foreclosure when prices go up?” I found the data in both of these posts to be very interesting. Enjoy.
Any other insight or thoughts about the affect of distressed sales?
This is exactly what happens when a bank gets tired of having their AC units hijacked from foreclosed properties. I saw this “REO cage” on a Fannie Mae property in Sacramento recently. Yes, each leg is bolted to the ground.
What a sign of the times, don’t you think?