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Citrus Heights News Briefs: housing prices, EAR update, free roof

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Members of the Folsom Harmony Express Choir perform at a Memorial Day Ceremony in Citrus Heights on Monday. // CH Sentinel

Latest local news briefs include an update on housing prices in Citrus Heights, a Vietnam veteran receiving a free roof on his home, and latest news on the East Area Rapist suspect case.

Average Citrus Heights home sale prices dip slightly in latest report
Monthly average home sale prices in Citrus Heights dipped several percentage points during April compared to the prior month, according to the most recent data reported in The Sacramento Bee. However, year-over-year comparisons show average prices in Citrus Heights are still on the rise overall since 2017, with the city’s 95621 zip code showing home sale prices rose 3.3%, from an average of $300,000 in April 2017 to $310,000 during April 2018. In the 95610 zip code, which covers the eastern half of Citrus Heights, home sale prices increased from an average of $327,000 last April up to $345,000 this April, a difference of 5.5%.

Roseville and Rancho Cordova saw similar modest increases in average sale prices during the same year-over-year comparison, while Carmichael saw an 18% increase and Rio Linda saw a whopping increase of 50%. Fair Oaks is the only nearby community to have seen a drop in average home sale prices over the past year, with a 1.2% decrease reported. The Sacramento Bee’s report included data for sales of detached single-family homes and also included price comparisons of homes sales of all zip codes in the Sacramento region, through April 2018. (See full report)

Veteran in Citrus Heights gets new roof for free
A Fox 40 news report showed Vietnam veteran Tom Bizal receiving a new roof on his Citrus Heights home Tuesday, courtesy of a charitable “Roof Deployment Project.” According to a news release about the roof donation, Owens Corning Roofing partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento and California Roofs & Solar to provide the new roof. The project benefits veterans in need and their families.

News video showed crews installing the new roof on Bizal’s home, with a large temporary sign placed outside saying, “giving back to those who served.” Bizal told the station he always thought “nothing [was] free,” until he got the call that he’d be receiving a new roof. “I couldn’t believe it. I was calling everybody,” he said. (See video)

Latest updates on the East Area Rapist suspect
More details and events continued to unfold over the past week regarding the East Area Rapist suspect, including a packed event at the Citrus Heights Barnes & Noble on Wednesday and the release of related warrant documents on Friday. Here’s some of the latest news coverage:

More briefly:

  • Election. The Galt Herald published a lengthy interview with Citrus Heights Councilman Bret Daniels on his bid for County Sheriff (See story)
  • Memorial Day. A ceremony to remember the fallen was held at Sylvan Cemetery in Citrus Heights on Monday. (See full story)
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