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New Homeowners Seeing Major Move-In Delays

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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Builders say that new home sales are the highest they’ve been since 2004, but some people purchasing the properties are now facing major move-in delays.

Why construction is so slow?

“There’s no way to get in,” said Colleen.

Colleen is looking forward to the day she can finally live in her newly built home.

“I see a home that I’m supposed to be in and I’m not,” she said.

It’s one of the hundreds of new houses being built among the cornfields of Dixon in Solano County. She purchased the property last fall and was told it would take about six months to build.

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Here’s The Largest Home For Sale In The Benicia, Vallejo Area

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VALLEJO, CA — The largest home currently for sale in the Benicia, Vallejo area will set you back $1.65 million, or $261 per square foot.

For the price, buyers will get a three-story, 6,325-square-foot custom home with four bedrooms and five and a half baths.

The contemporary-style residence comes with an elevator and a pool and is situated on 1 acre in the Hiddenbrooke Country Club.

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Building permits spike in Solano County, fueling housing boom

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New residential building permits in Solano County rose sharply to 1,697 in 2020, a level of housing permit activity in the county has not been seen since the 2007 Great Recession, according to Jordan Levine, vice president and chief economist with the California Association of Realtors.

At 716 permits, the number of multifamily housing permits issued last year was the highest since 2001. Higher costs for building supplies, especially lumber, is a factor driving multi-family dwelling growth, since the cost per square foot is considerably less, however, existing and new single-family units still dominate the market during the current real estate boom.

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Fairfield has an easy solution to house its most vulnerable. Why not just do it already?

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While California’s housing shortage, displacement and affordability crisis has persisted for decades, the pandemic has made it all the more severe in cities across the state. Now more than ever local elected officials must create and maximize every possible solution to make more housing available and affordable to residents of all income levels, and to house our most vulnerable neighbors living without homes.

While some cities like Sacramento, Berkeley, Oakland and San Jose are rising to the challenge, too many others are failing to act at all. When local governments resist meeting their housing goals and actively stifle development, it not only impacts their own city but also cumulatively exacerbates our statewide housing crisis by driving up housing costs and leaving even more residents housing insecure or living on the streets.

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Mediterranean-Style Bungalow Lists For $495K In Nearby Vallejo

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VALLEJO, CA — Good things come in small packages, like this 988-square-foot Mediterranean-style bungalow with a staircase that will take you back in time. While space may appear tight, the garage was converted to a bedroom and there’s a large back deck and larger backyard.

The kitchen has been beautifully redone with granite counters, a stainless decorator apron sink, painted cabinetry, tiled flooring and stainless appliances.

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Rental assistance available through Solano program

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FAIRFIELD — Qualified Solano County residents who need rental assistance due to hardships created by the Covid-19 pandemic can apply with the county.

The Solano County Emergency Rental Assistance Program provides cash assistance to qualifying low-income households affected by Covid-19.

Applications are available through Catholic Charities of Yolo-Solano, which is contracted with the county to administer the $13.3 million in federal funding that is available.

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Solano-Napa warehouse vacancy falls amid building boom, while Marin-Sonoma office vacancy rises

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The class A 104,000-square-foot industrial facility at 2370 N. Watney Way, Fairfield, completed in June 2020 and already leased by co-owner Phil Garrett of Colliers International, was built to respond to growing demand. (courtesy photo) 2020

Vacancy rates declined in the North Bay’s largest industrial real estate markets in the first quarter amid robust construction and leasing of distribution facilities, with strong demand for e-commerce logistics, according to newly released figures.

Conversely, the region’s biggest office real estate markets experienced an uptick in available space in the opening month of this year, as firms continue to mull over what their space needs will be after the coronavirus pandemic.

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Mediterranean-Style Bungalow Lists For $495K In Nearby Vallejo

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VALLEJO, CA — Good things come in small packages, like this 988-square-foot Mediterranean-style bungalow with a staircase that will take you back in time. While space may appear tight, the garage was converted to a bedroom and there’s a large back deck and larger backyard.

The kitchen has been beautifully redone with granite counters, a stainless decorator apron sink, painted cabinetry, tiled flooring and stainless appliances.

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Solano Real Estate Scene: Don’t pay referral fees

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Real estate brokers are legally paid a 20 to 35 percent referral fee for referring buyers and sellers to other brokers.

Traditionally, this has been standard operating procedure for brokers to assist their buyers in finding an agent when their seller in Solano County is moving out of the area.

For example, a homeowner in Fairfield lists their home for sale with a local broker so they can move to a retirement community in Arizona or to San Diego for a job relocation. Part of the local broker’s service to his or her seller is to help their client find a reputable and experienced broker that will help their seller find and purchase a home.

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