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Groundhogs and Real Estate

Here he comes, Punxsutawney Phil (Full name: Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators, and Weather Prophet Extraordinare) to make his bold prediction: Should we expect an early spring or is it time to hunker down for six more weeks of winter?

I started thinking about Phil’s prognostication ability. Sure, he claims to predict the weather, but is it possible that Phil can also predict the real estate market in Santa Rosa, or Rancho Cucamonga? First, let’s learn a little bit more about this peculiar tradition.

The original Groundhog Day celebrations began in the late 1800s in quaint Pennsylvania. After the festivities, sightseers headed to Gobbler’s Knob (no kidding!) to enjoy a delicious feast including tasty groundhog dishes.

Despite the popularity of the holiday, the accuracy of Phil’s predictions is often called into question. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Phil’s predictions have only been correct 39% of the time. Despite this, the holiday remains a beloved tradition and a fun way to celebrate the arrival of spring.

Let’s circle back to real estate. Can Punxsutawney Phil, a simple groundhog, foresee upcoming trends in the Santa Rosa real estate market, too?

Yes! If Phil predicts an early spring, it’s time for all of us to prepare for the spring real estate market in Santa Rosa to bloom! Buyers, get pre-approved to get ahead of the market. Thinking about selling? Stay a step ahead of the competition and call today.

But what if Phil doesn’t see his shadow and six more weeks of winter are in store? No worries. It’s STILL time to get pre-approved! With interest rates the lowest we’ve seen since September, Phil is expecting an excellent real estate market ahead in Santa Rosa and Rancho Cucamonga, whether he sees his shadow or not!

Need help navigating the Santa Rosa real estate market despite an early spring/late winter? Let’s chat! I want to be your Santa Rosa Realtor. 707.591.5309

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