Today is February 15th, and it is a beautiful 81 degree here in the Ukiah Valley. It feels like spring time, although it is only mid February. Trees are leafing out, and the hillsides are a rich green color with all the new grasses growing.
Our real estate market normally slows down starting in December and slowly picks up in January, normally getting into full swing by mid to late March. This year I have been busy right through December, and the fast pace continued in January and February. It seems that Ukiah’s West Side has become quite popular. At our weekly staff meetings we all discuss what our buyers are looking for, and it is apparent that nearly everyone in the office has someone looking for a house on the West Side. Some buyers are looking for something small in the $300,000 to $350,000 range and there are others looking for larger homes up to $700,000. There are also folks looking for country property and homes with a view. So, our market is moving at a brisk pace, especially for the winter months.
On a personal note, I continue to enjoy our small ranch in Potter Valley. We have 10 acres and are raising Club Lambs, which we sell to 4-H and F.F.A. kids. By the way, those are wonderful programs for young people, and teach them so much more than just animal husbandry. This year we have had 40 lambs and should have another 35 arrive over the next 30 days. Thankfully we have only lost two lambs, and everyone else is strong and healthy. We will be taking a number of the older ewes to the sheep auction in Petaluma this spring. If you know any 4-H or F.F.A. kids who would like to buy a lamb for their project, check us out at our website: www.westcoast-clublambs.com. And if I can help you with any of your real estate needs, please give me a call!