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March 27, 2018

Fresno County: Market Report Feb 2018

Posted in 2018, market update
March 7, 2018

2077 Gibson Ave

-Sale Pending-

2077 Gibson Ave, Clovis, Ca 93611 | Home for sale in Clovis, CA

2077 Gibson Ave
Clovis, CA 93611

4 bedroom/ 2 bath*

2,6432 sq ft*, 3- Car Garage

Year Built 1992

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Contact Mark at 559-321-7785 or mark@sprfresno.com

* square footage and bedroom/bath count per appraisal report 2/14/2018

Homes for sale in Clovis, CA

Homes for sale in the 93611

Posted in 2018
Feb. 27, 2018

Fresno County: Market Report Jan 2018

Fresno County: Market Report Jan 2018

Homes for sale in Fresno County

The month of January 2018 ended with more strong home sales for Fresno County.

The average price of homes sold was $292k, up from $262k in Jan 2017.

Days on market remain low at an average of 45 days, down from 57 days this time last year.

Supply of inventory is still the key factor in the rise of home prices. We currently sit at 2.5 MSI, same as a year ago.

Typically a market that favors sellers has less than 6 MSI, while more than 6 MSI would be considered a buyers market.

 

Find out what your home could sell for in today's market www.559HomePrice.com.

 

Posted in 2018, market update
Feb. 6, 2018

Prevent Wire Fraud During Your Real Estate Transaction

Prevent Wire Fraud During Your Real Estate Transaction

 

In most real estate transactions buyers and sellers will be asked to wire funds from their bank to escrow or from escrow to their bank. Scammers have decided to prey on those going through real estate transaction. Your REALTOR, should inform you of this possibility during your real estate transaction. If during your transaction you have received a request to wire funds whether it be in email or over the phone, make sure that this is a legitimate request. Call your title company and ask them if they sent out the request. Don't send out any bank information until you have received verbal confirmation from the title officer working your transaction that it is indeed needed.

Posted in 2018
Nov. 10, 2017

Fresno and Clovis Holiday Activities 2017

Fresno and Clovis Holiday Activities 2017Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

The Fresno Downtown Christmas Parade:

Dec 2, 2017: This year the city celebrates the 88th Annual Christmas Parade and to celebrate the re-opening of Fulton St the parade route returns to it's original location on Fulton St. On Dec 2, 2017 it will be a Funky Fulton Christmas, starts at 11am.
http://downtownfresno.org/christmasparade/

 

Old Town Clovis, Children's Electric Christmas Parade:

Dec 2, 2017: A Clovis tradition the Children's Electric Parade runs along Clovis Ave, and Pollasky Ave between 3rd and 9th Street. Get there early to claim a good seat, bring some hot cocoa and some warm blankets! Dec 2, 2017 at  6:30pm.
http://www.visitclovis.com/event/9055885053/Childrens-Electric-Christmas-Parade 

 

City of Clovis Christmas Tree Lighting:

Dec 4, 2017: Santa comes to visit and lights up the tree in front of Clovis City Hall. Starts around 6:30, hang out afterwards and get a picture with Santa. At 1033 5th Street, 

Clovis Christmas Lights

Clovis. http://www.visitclovis.com/event/8241897223/City-of-Clovis-Christmas-Tree-Lighting

 

Fresno Christmas Tree Lane:

Walk night Saturday, Dec 2 and Tuesday, Dec 12. A long standing Fresno tradition located along Van Ness Ave from Shields to Shaw Ave.many of the homes are lit up from 6pm to 10 pm. Most people park at Fig Garden. http://www.christmastreelane.com/

 

Chaffee Zoo Lights:

Nov 24-26 Dec 1-3, 8-10, 15-23, 26-30. The zoo gets all decked out with lights and holiday themed decorations, hot cocoa and cookies are served, and Santa comes to visit. This is a paid event. https://www.fresnochaffeezoo.org/event/zoolights/ 

 

Candy Cane Lane in Clovis

The Wawona Ranch Estates neighborhood in Clovis near Railroad Park on the corner of Peach Ave and Alluvial Ave get all dressed up for the season. Pedestrians should park along Peach Ave and walk in, drivers should dim their lights.

Ladera Ranch Christmas Tree Lane in Clovis

Santa Claus Lane in Ladera Ranch starts up on Friday Nov 24, 2017. This neighborhood has put together a high tech Christmas light show. Many homes all lit up and synchronized to Christmas music. Located on the southeast corner of Locan Ave and Gettysburg. http://www.santaclauslaneclovis.com

Posted in 2017
Oct. 24, 2017

November 2017 Local Races

November 2017 Fresno Local Races.

November is race time in the Valley. There are some amazing races coming up, better make your plans.

Fresno State Army ROTC Run: Nov 4, 2017. The race takes place on the dirt trail around Fresno State's vineyard and includes a 5k run/walk. The race is to benefit student veterans and support them after serving our country. https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/Fresno/FresnoStateArmyROTC

Two Cities Marathon/ Half: Nov 5, 2017. This is one Fresno's premier races, usually has a big turn out. The run takes you from N. Fresno at Woodward Park into Old Town Clovis and finishes bak in Woodward Park. Lots of distances to choose from including full and half marathon, Half Marathon relay, or 5k. http://www.twocitiesmarathon.com/

Feat to the Beach: Nov 10, 2017. This is a 200+ mile relay run that starts at River Park and finishes at Pismo Beach. https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/Fresno/FeattotheBeach200MileRelay

Fresno TurkeyTrot: Nov 23, 2017. Start your Thanksgiving off with a 5k run/walk to benefit the Fresno Community Food Bank. There is also a 2 mile walk available. https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/Fresno/SierraChallengeExpressTurkeyTrot

 

Posted in 2017
Oct. 21, 2017

Window Genie Fresno

Sugar Pine Realty Presents:
Window Genie of Fresno

Greg Pyles Window Genie of Fresno, we started this business about three years ago, actually just had our three year anniversary October 14th. Me and my son, it's a franchise out of Cincinnati, we purchased it in the spring of that year, we went to training in Cincinnati and started it up. Here is our little announcement in the (Fresno) Bee, that gave us a little startup. 

We have been going for three years, we have six employees now, three trucks. We do window cleaning, gutter cleaning, pressure washing, pretty much all home, small business exterior services.

We do a couple things inside, during the summer we concentrate on window tinting. We come in and tint the windows in your home to protect against the sun and fading. It is an alternative to solar screens. 

Right now we are going into holiday light season. We are expecting two pallets of lights, all professional grade LED lighting. Mostly two story roof line housing is our specialty. We cut them to fit your home, including timers. We set them up and then take them down in January and store them until next year. 

In the winter time we are also doing a lot of gutter cleaning, we also are doing some roof washing. It rained a lot last year, and the algae and moss are re-activating on the north side of homes especially if you are shaded. 

Pretty much our entry level service is the window cleaning. We clean you windows better than anyone else in town. Inside and out, we do the tracks, screens, detail it, and hard water removal. In the Valley we have a lot of hard water spots with sprinklers hitting the glass. We can get that off usually, if it's a 40 year old house that has never taken it off it might be worth taking replacing the glass. But we can come out and test it for you and give you a quote and tell you if it's worth doing. 

We are growing, my son is going to be running the business here for the next thirty years. He is 27 years old, he has 5 children so he is going to be raising them in this business. We wanted to find a business that we could both start together. I do more of the marketing he runs the operations team and eventually the goal is to spread it out throughout the Valley. 

Find us online at www.fresno.windowgenie.com or call us at 559-475-6655

 

Oct. 19, 2017

Market Report: September 2017

The month of September 2017 ended with strong home sales. The average price of homes sold in Fresno was $272,000, up 3.4% from the previous month of August. The average sale price of a home in Clovis edged up 1% from August to $346,000. 

The low supply of homes remains a large factor in the rise of prices. At the end of September we only had a 1.9 month supply of inventory. 

Days on market remain low and properly priced homes don't last long. Which has been great for home sellers, but frustrating for home buyers. 

*(Information taken from the Fresno MLS 10-15-2017)*

Posted in 2017, market update
Oct. 19, 2017

Fulton Street Grand Re-Opening

Fulton Street Grand Re-Opening

 

It has taken quite a while, but after 53 years, Fulton Street is re-opening! On Sat, Oct 21st the City of Fresno wants everyone to head downtown and cruise the street. 

The city is starting the celebration at 4pm with Cruisin' on the Main; where classic cars will cruise up and down Fulton St just like they did before the mall was put in.

There will also be pop up restaurants and bars situated up and down the street, with live music and street are performances. 

In addition there will be food trucks and a couple beer gardens.

While you are there, you will want to view all the great art work decorating the street. While the city was putting the road back in, they also had an art restoration company come out to work on the many sculptures. I went down earlier this week, and they look great!

"The Visit""The Visit", by Clement Renzi, located off of Fulton And Toulumne Ave near CVS. Renzi's work can be seen throhout the Central Valley along with University of Virginia, Notre Dame University, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

 

 

 

 

 

The Visit close up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Talos"Talos", by James Lee Hansen, located near Fulton and Merced Ave. Hansen's work can be seen throughout the Pacific Northwest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Pipes""Pipes" by Stan Bitters, in a pool by Eckbo. "Pipes" are meant to resemble irrigation standpipes found on Valley farms. There are a couple different versions located along the street.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ellipsoid VI"Ellipsoid VI" by Charles Owen Perry, located near Fulton and Kern St. 

His other works can be found in the Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Academy of Design, New York; Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; DeYoung Museum, San Francisco; Contemporary Arts Society, London; Art Institute of Chicago, Oakland Museum of California Art, The American Academy in Rome, and the Smithsonian Institution.

 

 

"Rise of the Crane""Rise of the Crane", by Bruno Groth, located near Fulton and Merced. 

He has other pieces throughout California and the Pacific Northwest.

 

 

 

 

 

"Rise of the Crane"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mosaic benchesMosaic benches by Joyce Aiken and Jean Ray Laury, many of these gorgeous mosaic benches can be found throughout Fulton St. Both artists are local to Fresno.

Posted in 2017
Oct. 9, 2017

La Arepa

La Arepa

601 E Olive Ave, Fresno Ca in the Tower District
559-231-5900

I had a chance to try La Arepa, a Venezuelan restaurant located in Fresno's Tower District. The restaurant has a nice and cozy mom and pop shop feel with great tasting food. The new place is very clean, organized and has a fast casual dining setup.  

 

They menu is pretty simple offering Empanadas, Pastelitos, Arepas, Refritas, and Patacons. Each come with different meat and vegetarian options. They also have a variety of sauces to add including a garlic sauce and a parsley sauce. If you are not familiar with Venezuelan food the staff is very helpful and will give suggestions.

Overall the food was tasty, and the staff was very helpful. This is a fun addition to the Tower District. If you are tired of eating the same old, make the drive down to La Arepa and give them a try.