Sacramento, CA

The nation's largest study exploring what makes homeowners happy where it matters most — in their homes.

Sacramento, CA

How Happy Are Sacramento's Homeowners?

From “the best show on court” to a diverse population, homeowners living in California’s capital have a lot to be happy about. Thanks to the temperate climate, Sacramentans enjoy outdoor spaces like decks, patios, sunrooms and landscaping. And homeowners also cite window additions and replacements as playing a role in their happiness at home. Interestingly, with an eye to sustainability and lower energy costs, many Sacramento residents say that installing solar panels would make them even happier.

Sacramento's homeowners told us about the completed home projects that have brought them the most joy - and about the projects they desire that will make them even happier. When projects overlap, it means they make homeowners happy whether they're enjoying them now or aspiring to enjoy them later.

Top Completed ProjectsAlready Making Homeowners Happy

  • Remodeled the kitchen
  • Replaced/refinished flooring
  • Painted interior room/area
  • Planted a garden/landscaping
  • Built a patio/deck/porch/sun room

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • Remodel the kitchen
  • Remodel a bathroom
  • Paint exterior
  • Plant a garden/landscaping
  • Replace/refinish flooring

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Happiest Home Features

Sacramento's homeowners told us about the home features that have brought them the most joy - and about the features they desire that will make them even happier. When projects overlap, it means they make homeowners happy whether they're enjoying them now or aspiring to enjoy them later.

Top Completed ProjectsAlready Making Homeowners Happy

  • Central air conditioning
  • Lots of natural light
  • Up-to-date kitchen
  • Hardwood flooring
  • New appliances

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • Up-to-date bathrooms
  • Freshly painted
  • Up-to-date kitchen
  • Organized closet/storage space
  • Marble or quartz countertops

Top Completed ProjectsAlready Making Homeowners Happy

  • Patio or deck
  • Attached garage
  • Trees
  • Space for animals
  • In-ground sprinkler system

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • Professional landscaping
  • Freshly painted exterior
  • Built-in outdoor barbecue
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Solar energy roofing features

It's not just projects and features that make Sacramento's homeowners happy, but also factors such as equity, community and accessibility.

What Makes
Homeowners Happy?

  • Rising home values & equity
  • Easy access to highways
  • Lots of green space
  • Reasonable cost of living
  • Good local services & utilities

Overall Home
Happiness

88%

of homeowners consider themselves at least somewhat happy with their homes.

Impact of Home
Equity on Happiness

To Be Happier In My Home
I'd Like To...

59%

of homeowners say they would be happier if they could remodel or add on to their homes.

The results of our Homeowner Happiness Survey suggest that these characteristics describe the average Sacramento home:

  • Homeowners have:3.3 bedrooms

  • Homeowners have:2.3 bathrooms

  • Average time living in home:12 years

  • Average square footage:2,000

  • Age of home:45 years

  • Avg. home price (Feb. '18):301,000Powered by Redfin

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