Due to the low inventory of homes available, home buyers are willing to spend more on a home, that is if they can find one to buy. The Sacramento area’s resale home inventory is still very low. This time last year there were 1,766 homes sold in February 2012 compared to 1,566 sold in February, 2013. This is an 11.3% drop in sold homes. This has caused the rapid increase in home prices. Sacramento’s median price for February 2013 is $192,500, Placer County $298,500, El Dorado County $283,250 and Yolo County $250,000. New home sales are also on the increase with 104 closings in Sacramento, 86 in Placer and 14 in Yolo County in the month of February.