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Two Benicia Women Tackle the Mantle Challenge

A big white fireplace with a thin mantle tests the artistry of Christine Bovo and Joy Alberts, Benicia design professionals who create two very different holiday mantle designs.

Moderate Growth for Benicia Housing Market?

Like many communities, balancing affordability and growth with pressures on infrastructure is a challenge. But the continued inventory shortage means equity should continue to grow.

Is Your Home Ready for Holiday Guests?

This holiday season, a thoughtful approach to the needs of guests will reap rewards for everyone. From bed linens to fresh flowers, create a welcoming environment for friends and family.

Benicia’s Remarkable Livability

With its small town charm, scenic waterfront beauty, lively downtown and lack of homes for sale, Benicia’s real estate prices continue to rise.

A Basic Ketchup Recipe for Home Grown Tomatoes

Use your bumper crop of cherry (or any variety) tomatoes to make a healthier version of ketchup at home. It’s versatile, sweet and a delicious accompaniment to burgers, fries and more.

Wonderful Examples of Benicia’s Victorian-era Homes

Stately and historic, Benicia’s many Victorian houses can be found in abundance in the downtown core.

Benicia’s Downtown Buildable Parcels are Rapidly Disappearing

A flurry of construction activity has seen many, if not most, of Benicia’s remaining vacant lots near the waterfront receiving large new homes.

Benicia Community Gardens takes a wider aim at with its new name, Sustainable Solano

Christina and Scott Strawbridge Tackle Another Fixer Upper

Benicia Home Prices Expected to Increase Modestly in 2017

2015 and 2016 saw rapid increases in Benicia real estate, pushing the average sales price to $622,767 in 2016. With interest rates expected to rise in 2017, Benicia prices should continue to increase at a modest rate.