Roses are my all-time favorite flower. I follow in my grandmother’s footsteps on that. I love hydrangeas as each stalk has a whole flower bouquet on it. I love gardenias because they’re so easy to grow here in Roseville CA. I love day lilies and cannas because they multiply with little or no effort. I love several other flowers as well. But if I had to pick just one for always, it’s ROSES! No contest whatsoever. They are beautiful. They smell delightful (the ones I buy, anyway 🙂 ). They’re so easy to grow in Roseville. And I wouldn’t be surprised if my love for my grandma isn’t intermixed in there as well. A sweet delight all around.
MOVING TO ROSEVILLE CA
When my husband was transferred to the Sacramento area, we looked on a map, wondering where we might move. I saw the name Roseville and loved it for the name but thought, “ehhhh, probably doesn’t have a lot of roses.” Of course, I was totally wrong about that. And for a wide variety of reasons that had nothing to do with roses, we ended up moving here and loving it to pieces. We love the area, the blue skies, the delta breezes, the great roads that run through most of Roseville, the terrific neighbors and neighborhood associations that I enjoy helping, our churches, and so much more. And yes! I’m in ROSE BLISS throughout the year. I used to have 35 rose bushes and loved them to pieces. I only have 4 now which is good as my real estate business keeps me a bit on the busy side, not to mention elder care needs along with grandkid and granddog fun! But I am thoroughly enjoying those roses and oh my, the two I have bought in the last year smell so beyond awesome!
SENIOR GARDENING JOYS
My senior mom has a much greener thumb than I and her gardening in the past has been much more eclectic and adventurous. This year, she is only doing tomatoes along with sunflowers and some wildflowers to attract the butterflies, and maybe to encourage a few of the bees we all need to help.
PATIENCE AND EQUITY
No matter what we grow, we’ve learned that patience and good care are the two key ingredients in happy smiles when we see our bloom and produce. Real estate is certainly similar in that respect, don’t you think? Once we buy a home, we live in it, take good care of it with regular maintenance and upkeep, and if we eventually want to upsize, we have to wait patiently for the value to increase and enable us to move to a larger house for our varying needs. Or in the case of many boomers and seniors, we might be waiting patiently for our “retirement savings” to blossom beautifully, helping our finances when we downsize, or perhaps using a reverse mortgage to stay in our beloved home while we get the extra income we need to supplement social security and other savings we may have. Any which way, regular care and upkeep and a good amount of patience can net us a great crop, whether flowers or homes. And yes, there are tough seasons of drought or tumbling markets, where even more patience is required. My parents and I have both seen those types of seasons, as have you I imagine. But, generally speaking, eventually, the return improves and our smiles grow.
GROWTH IN PLACER AND SACRAMENTO COUNTIES
Many are definitely seeing that kind of return in the real estate this year. Sales are up, prices are up, and upsizing (and downsizing) is going on in every area in Roseville as well as the greater Placer County and Sacramento County area. The 95747 area is the reigning champ with over 112 homes sold last month. 95678 follows with over 45 homes sold last month. And 95661 had 23 homes sold last month. And those numbers do NOT include homes listed AND homes that went pending (had accepted offers and are currently in escrow) last month. Wow! In fact, for all of Sacramento and Placer Counties combined for the month of March, 2015, there were 1,957 homes sold which is up a bit from last year at the same time. Slow and steady definitely wins the race! 🙂
ROSEVILLE CA REAL ESTATE
So I’ll continue to enjoy the roses on the one bush that is blooming well and wait patiently for the other three to blossom as my senior mom waits patiently for gardening projects to start producing. And if you’ve been waiting patiently for your Roseville CA (and surrounding area) real estate to blossom, and are now ready to get going (especially with the strong possibility of an interest rate increase – that could lead to more patience required for both buyers and sellers!), give me a call at 657-229-KAYE or email me at Kaye@KayeSwain.com or check out my MLS site where you can search for homes in Placer and Sacramento CA, including Roseville, and find the latest update on all the homes for sale, sold, and more right at your finger tips. 🙂
P.S. If you want to see the latest stats for your Roseville-Sacramento CA area, you can visit my Pinterest Board – Real Estate Market Trends & Stats – that I update regularly. Or just click here to search the MLS on my website.