Heather's Home Life

Issue 10 | Q3 2020

Low Rates & Keeping the Faith

Record-low mortgage rates are fueling the bustling housing market. According to the National Association of Realtors, low rates will stick around for a while as the Fed shores up the economy. Furthermore, the NAR reports "a broad consumer trend: the desire for a larger home in the suburbs...Even after this pandemic is behind us, it's likely that many workers will continue to work from home."

Realtors are busy, but that doesn't mean the work is easy.

Low inventory and rates have created intense buyer demand, and top bids offer generous terms and higher than list prices, especially in Sacramento - one of the nation's hottest markets. Things are moving so fast out there, but that doesn't mean you're going to find your home as quickly as you'd like. Now, more than ever, Realtors should be market savvy and sensitive to buyers' fluctuating frustrations, emotions, and energy levels. I fit the bill, folks!

My biggest concern isn't selling you a home, it's selling you the RIGHT home. No matter your budget, how many homes we've seen together, or how much external pressure you think you're under, you can trust that I'm in it for the long haul with you. The right home is out there, and with it the right terms that will work for you today, tomorrow, and years down the road when life has (hopefully!) normalized a bit. I'm keeping the faith for you, and for all of us.

Welcome Home, Lye Family!

Josh & Christina closed on their Sacramento home late this summer - just in time for their daughter's arrival! It was a whirlwind process involving two quick trips from the Bay Area to look at homes, one last-minute offer on the right place that won the day, and then a seamless escrow. It was an honor to help welcome this family to Sacramento.

"My husband and I were so fortunate to work with Heather during our first home buying experience! She was quick to respond to our many questions via text/email...She explained our options and the process so well so we could understand. We liked that she was straightforward as well as a delight to work with..."

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I'm pleased to recommend my client, Josh, to you! Call for a free quote (510) 825-4912.

End of Summer Highlights

Summertime was not full of the memories my family expected, but it was memorable nonetheless. I continue to be grateful for our health, our happy children, and the joy we find in one another's company as we continue to hunker down at home and limit contact with others to protect high-risk people and essential workers during the ongoing pandemic.

Ramona, Clark, and I started a family-friendly, pop culture podcast. If you're home with little ears, this podcast is something for the whole family - especially if your child is into some of the things my kiddos enjoy! Check it out, and become part of the conversation on instagram @thedowneysdigit. You can find us on Apple and Spotify.

Celebrate Halloween Safely

At Home with Heather

Heather Downey Homes is a family business, and that's mostly because my entire family is always at home and that's also where I work!

If you're like me, your home has become more than the place you eat, sleep, and play. It's also a classroom (or two), a home office (or two), and maybe a home gym. We need more from our homes than ever as telecommuting is the future of work for so many of us.

If your home isn't working for your family, or you are ready to stop paying rent and take advantage of record-low rates, or you know someone who is ready to give Sacramento a chance, I'm here to help.