Ray Henson, Brokered by eXp Realty

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Real Estate Agent - eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - DRE# 00949880
Real estate information for home buyers and homes sellers in the Elk Grove CA, Sacramento CA and surrounding areas.
In 2022, My Glass Was Half Empty (at times, completely empty) The CPI hit 9.1% this year, a 40 year high. Interest rates on 30 year loans rose from 2.65% to over 7%. The Nasdaq was down 33%, The S&P was down 19% and even "the safe" 30 year bond was down 35%, the worst year in a century.  Ouch! FA...
It has been a pleasure reading all of the informative entries into the month's ActiveRain Challenge, A Guide for Blogging Success, hosted by Jeff Dowler, CRS and Brian England.  It has been a real learning experience for me and I would definitely recommend to anyone considering blogging for the f...
I can't ever remember a Christmas without my mom's beautiful Christmas Cookies.  There was one year that we did not get a chance to enjoy them, though.  Mom finished her work and put them out as a table centerpiece just before we had to leave for the evening.  Upon our return, every cookie was go...
I really appreciate everyone that has watched and subscribed to my YouTube Channel. It is hard for me to believe that my channel has over 500 subscribers. Next stop, 1,000! If you have a minute, I would greatly appreciate any new followers. What do I cover? Real estate, pickleball and fun!   Ray...
November's Numbers for Elk Grove, CAOur average price for homes last month was up a bit month over month and year over year.  At first, it looks like we have reversed our trend of declining prices.  We may have, but there is a bit more to the story.  The average size of homes sold last month was ...
I do love macaroni and cheese and this recipe had a couple of surprises in it for me.  First, I did not know you could make macaroni and cheese without making a Bechamel Sauce first.  Martha Stewart does not use any flour.  Second, I had never thought of adding tomato paste to the cheese sauce.  ...
It really is funny how things happen sometimes.  I showed up for a meeting with my good friend, Dave Magonigal, to discuss getting his home ready to sell in the next couple of years.  I was making small talk and asked him if he had anything fun planned soon.  "As a matter of fact," he said, "we a...
My wife, Mary Margaret, said she wanted to go to Israel this year and, to say the least, I was reluctant and a more than a bit wary.  I was not even sure that it was going to be safe, but the old saying applies, "happy wife, happy life."  We made the arrangements.  It was an incredible journey as...
The Fed just raised rates once again with a promise of more to come.  Even safe assets are being hit hard.  Michael Murphy, the author of The New World Investor blog, says, "The 10-year US Treasury bond is on pace for its worst year in history with a loss of 19.5%....This is THE risk-off asset.  ...
I was having a tough time deciding what I would write in this month's ActiveRain Challenge hosted by Debe Maxwell, CRS.  I was thinking about my recent wonderful trip to Israel or my upcoming trip to Thailand.  I am sure you will hear more about those two trips in the weeks to follow, but I had a...

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Real estate information for home buyers and homes sellers in the Elk Grove CA, Sacramento CA and the surrounding areas.