The 2021 Fire Season
The 2021 fire season is a timely topic for our weekly blog post, written by our very own Josh Amolsch. Enjoy! — JaCi.
Growing up, I remember four distinct seasons in California: spring, summer, fall and winter. It doesn’t really seem like that any longer. The seasons now just kind of run together, so it is either cold or bloody hot. The Sacramento mega-region housing market seems to be taking cues from the global warming conversation, too. The 2021 fire season is likely going to be just a continuation of the 2020 fire season, 2019 fire season, and so on.
The conversation piece many a Realtor adopted last year was that lumber prices and Sacramento area home prices spiked due to many homes burning down in the Bay Area. These fires continue to send the Capitol City even more buyers than we were absorbing before. I think a lumber mill or two went up in smoke in Oregon, too, but that could have been caused by the rioters.
Whatever your thoughts may be on the subject, I think we all expect another barn burner of a year for the Golden State’s 2021 fire season. So, when more people lose their homes and maybe another lumber mill or nail factor gets charred, maybe it won’t be all about the interest rates that are driving up prices. People gotta live somewhere, and the home buying frenzy shouldn’t soften at all this year. Buyers and sellers would be wise to get an experienced, seasoned real estate team to guide them through the process.
Weintraub & Wallace Realtors with REMAX Gold Real Estate are here for you if you are looking to buy or sell. Call us today at 916.233.6759.