Yes, it is true, I have lived in the same home in Sand Canyon for 40 years and, God willing, that is where I will finish out my days. Simply said, it has been a wonderful place to call home for so many years. My neighbors are all great, many of whom have lived on my street – Ravenhill – even longer than my wife Kathy and I have.
Has Sand Canyon changed over the decades? I would have to say “yes.” There are twice as many homes today as there were in 1979.
So, what is it about Sand Canyon that makes it such a special place to live and raise a family? I believe there are a couple of reasons.
First off, there are the thousands of magnificent oak trees that line, virtually, every street in Sand Canyon. They bring a beauty to the area that is hard to find elsewhere.
Next, I would say the “special standards district.” There are no curbs, sidewalks or streetlights in Sand Canyon, with the exception of safety issues. That is to say, the neighborhood is rural with large lots, most of which exceed an acre.
Also, the Canyon is nearly surrounded by the National Forest, which adds even more to the beauty of the area.
Shifting gears, I’ll discuss the home sales market. Presently, there are 23 homes on the market in Sand Canyon with the average days on the market totaling 166. Of those homes on the market, only three are priced under a million dollars with the highest at $3,999,000, which is 13,000 square feet on over 8 acres. Over the last year, 37 homes sold and currently seven are in escrow.
You might like to know that sales of vacant land has been slow. There are many great opportunities for land, with 13 presently listed for sale and four having closed in the last 6 months.
Here is the bottom line, as I see it: There is no crisis in real estate, as prices are holding steady, in Sand Canyon in particular.
The last quarter has been a bit slow, but then, the end of the year and going into the new year is always slow, compared to the rest of the year. We are going into the best time of the year to sell or buy a home.
Also, don’t overlook the possibilities of building your dream home on one of the many beautiful lots that are on the market. Interest rates are still great. Does anyone remember the Jimmy Carter years?
Here’s looking forward to a great 2019!
Kellar Davis Real Estate