Festival, Water & Market Status

I guess the headline this month should read “Market, Festival and Water”!  Lets talk about the status of the Kingsburg real estate market first.  In looking back at the past 4 months of 2015, our numbers are almost exactly the same each month. Approximately 20 to 22 homes For Sale and 8 to 10 Sold homes each month.  The only real change is the DOM or days on the market that it is currently taking to sell a home.  April had a small 17 day period , whereas, the other three months were around a 40 day period.  This means that homes are selling faster, but the market still remains in the same category for Active and Sold listings.  It is hard when inventory does not keep up with demand. Also, values are still increasing a bit. All of this together means that we are in a slight incline in a market holding and steady.
Below please find a brief schedule of the Swedish Festival beginning tonight with the pea soup and pancake dinner downtown on Draper Street. I know it sounds wierd, but take if from me …… it does taste very good!

Kingsburg’s 49th Annual Swedish Festival

The ultimate Scandinavian Vacation the third weekend in May invites all who dare to experience and taste the rich culture of Sweden in Kingsburg. This event is filled with entertainment, food and fun. It all begins on Friday night with a Swedish Smorgasbord. Start your Saturday morning with a traditional Svenska Pancake Breakfast. The Swedish Village is filled with specialty shops, there you can also see more of the Swedish Culture in the Swedish Cultural Village on Draper Street and discover many food, craft booths and entertainment.

Thursday May 14th:
Pea Soup & Pancake Supper / Farmer’s Market., 5pm to 8pm
Crowning of the Swedish Queen., 6:30pm

Friday May 15th:

Swedish Smorgasbord Dinner., 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Police Department Dress Review & Awards., 4pm to 5pm
‘Instagram’ Scavenger Hunt for Teens., 6pm to 8pm
Miniature Garden & Flower Show., 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Movie at the Park., 8:30pm to 10pm
Saturday May 16th:
Swedish Pancake Breakfast., 6:30am to 10am
Rotary’s Dala Horse Trot., 7am
Swedish Festival Grand Parade., 10:30am
Street Fair with Craft & Food Vendors., 8am to 4pm
Miniature Garden & Flower Show., 8am to 4pm
City of Kingsburg’s Launching Pad Presentation., 4pm
Viking Battle Reenactment at Memorial Park (times vary)
Swedish Entertainment All Day!

Sunday May 17th:

*Festival at Memorial Park*
Viking Battle Reenactment / Renaissance Fair
Food & Craft Vendors., 9am to 3pm
Kids Area & Music

6 Water-Saving Landscaping Ideas
Here are some tips on saving landscaping water during this drought. And don’t worry, none involve a complete overhaul!
#1 Choose native plants.
#2 Put plants into groups.
#3 Mulch, mulch, mulch.
#4 Water efficiently.
#5 Minimize steep slopes.
#6 Shrink the lawn.

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