Steve's monthly notes on
The Sea Ranch Real Estate Market
January 2017


Barred Owl, Strix varia

Past & Present Home Sales in The Sea Ranch


9 homes have been sold to date in The Sea Ranch this year.
The average sale price for these homes was $903,500.
The average time on the market was 86 days.

Spring is on the Way!

Winter has come to The Sea Ranch. No snow but a little bit of hail and overnight temperatures close to freezing. Daytime temperatures usually climbed back up to the mid fifties with bright sunshine unless, of course, we were in the middle of one of several winter storms that came our way this past month. The seasonal streams and the Gualala River have been going strong for several months now and the aquifers are definitely replenished. Waterfalls along the bluff we have in plenty. The winter mosses are lush, the grass along the trails is greening, and the wildflowers are getting ready to pop. Spring is definitely on it’s way! You can feel it in the air.

For several years now, a pair of Bald Eagles have been nesting in the area and fishing the Gualala. This year, a half dozen harbor seals established themselves at the mouth of the river and joined the fishing for several days. The annual “Christmas” bird count was impacted by rain and that reduced turnout from both the people doing the counting and the birds being counted. Even so, the intrepid core group managed to confirm the presence of 96 different species! One that did not make it into the count because it was not seen during the period of the count, we know was around because we saw it before and after the count - a barred owl. Impressive even if you are not a birder.

The Sea Ranch that is ten miles of the California coast is, of course, magnificent, with great natural beauty on all sides. One of the very important aspects of living in this wonderful corner of the world is our proximity to nature. Witnessing the rotation of the seasons, for instance, is reassuring in the inevitability of Spring following Winter. The cycle of wildflowers blooming one after another. The migration of the birds. It may sound like hyperbole, but it is true. Life in the modern world can be stressful in the enormous uncertainty that is inevitably involved. Life here in this corner of paradise is very different. When you are ready to check it out, please give me a call. I would like to help you become a neighbor.

PS: If you have a moment, visit us on Facebook, where we are posting a series of informative snapshots of life here on the Northern California Coast.




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