Fair Oaks

About Fair Oaks, CA

Fair Oaks in Sacramento County, California, United States. It is part of the Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 30,912 at the 2010 census, up from 28,008 at the 2000 census. The Fair Oaks zip code is 95628 and its area code is 916. Fair Oaks is bounded on the south side by the American River, and Rancho Cordova, on the north side by the city of Citrus Heights, on the west side by Carmichael, and the east side by Orangevale and Folsom. Fair Oaks has a mix of suburban and semi-rural neighborhoods.

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Chickens running free in Fair Oaks village. There are over 200 chickens in the area. 
The town center of Fair Oaks is called Old Fair Oaks Village, which is located approximately a half-mile away from the American River Parkway. The Veterans Memorial Amphitheatre is located in this part of town. Events that take place here include the Fair Oaks Theater Festival, the Fair Oaks Fiesta and Car Show, and the annual Fair Oaks Chicken Festival each September.

The town center also houses the Fair Oaks History Center, which contains the history of the founding and development of Fair Oaks including displays featuring pictures and artifacts dating from the early 1900s, as well as a small collection of early Maidu Indian artifacts.

The community began as part of the 1844 Rancho San Juan Mexican land grant. In 1895, Brevet Brigadier General Charles Henry Howard and James W. Wilson of the Howard-Wilson Publishing Company of Chicago acquired rights to present Fair Oaks community, then primarily covered by citrus farms, from California Senator Frederick K. Cox and businessman Crawford W. Clarke. The Howard-Wilson company surveyed and mapped the land and began to promote Fair Oaks as one of their “Sunset Colonies.” The Howard-Wilson company advertised Fair Oaks as an innovative and growing citrus colony after destructive freezes in Southern California and Florida and a national depression hitting in 1893. Many of the purchasers were professionals and other friends of the investors and the Fair Oaks community was initially composed primarily of businessmen and other professionals, including bankers and engineers.

20th Century and Growth

Fair Oaks grew rapidly with the completion of the Fair Oaks Bridge and the railroad line. The Fair Oaks Fruit Company incorporated in 1902 and built a warehouse in Fair Oaks to export not only citrus, but also almonds and olives. Also, in 1902, Dr. R. N. Bramhall became the first medical doctor to reside and set up office in Fair Oaks. The agricultural productivity attracted the development of other community services. Fair Oaks had become a typical small town by 1906 with a post office, hotel, blacksmith shop, lumber yard, pharmacy, bank, cemetery, newspaper, and a number of small dry-goods and grocery stores located along Main Street.

Two churches (Methodist and Presbyterian) were built and two schools (The Four Gables School and the Fair Oaks School—the current Community Clubhouse) appeared by 1910. The Fair Oaks Library Association formed in 1908 and constructed a permanent building in 1912. The Fair Oaks Civic Club purchased and developed the Plaza in 1918 for recreational and leisure activities. This plaza is still in use today.



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October 26, 2022
The Baltar Group was extremely professional and helpful. I never have bought or sold a home and had no clue on what steps to take to help my mom sell her house. Dawn and her team made the whole experience seem effortless and easy. Also, they staged the house beautifully, and I felt it really helped the success of the sale. We received several great offers, and she did a great job explaining each one. Dawn worked magic, and she made it seem like we breezed through all the inspections. She constantly kept me well informed every step of the way. Dawn is excellent negotiator and made sure we received top dollar for the house. I highly recommend the Baltar Group for your real estate needs.
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October 19, 2022
• Advantages ○ Great marketing, network, open houses ○ Great team, works like a clockwork ○ Exquisite People management • Results ○ Sold in 1 month § First offer in 2 weeks, sold in 1 month, § 15% higher than what I think are comparable home A similar house on the block sitting for 90 days and counting ○ Made the home close despite BoA: Saved us from 2 week delay in closing • How they compare ○ As best as they come, in any field ○ If everyone else is five stars, she deserves 7 stars Details Marketing, network & open houses We met Dawn & the team (Jill and Ciera) at the open house for the home that we recently purchased. The home popped up on top of our search and the house on the website appeared 1.5X bigger than it really is. She has extensive talented network and they can fix anything that goes wrong promptly. Fixing pool pumps, taking out trash, staging home, everything was done well and promptly. They held open houses almost every weekend and followed up with the leads diligently. Team, Clockwork After we moved out of our house on Monday, the cleaning crew came that night to start cleaning, the staging crew came the day after, photographer came on Wednesday and we were on the market on Thursday and had realtors open house on Friday and Open house on Saturday & Sunday of that weekend. Our house looked better than model houses. The traffic on our website appears to be about 3X higher than neighboring homes on the same street. Exquisite People Management Dawn really knows how to manage people. Not just her crew but her customers (both sellers and buyers) and other stakeholders. When there were questions, she was prompt in response and knew when phone calls are needed and when texting is enough. Every encounter I had with her and her team re-assured me that we made the right decision in hiring her team. Results Feds were raising interest rates and the housing market was cooling rapidly. We felt that we really need to move fast before the market really goes south. Dawn and her team really moved fast and we got our first offer in 2 weeks. That offer didn't go through but we had two more offers after slight price adjustment. In the end, I feel that we got about 15% higher than comparable homes in the neighborhood. We have a similar home on our street sitting on the market for 90 days and they have lowered their asking price by 200K over that period. The week before closing, I made the mistake of closing the home equity line of credit account. BoA said everything will close in 3 days. The account closed in 2 days but it took them 2 weeks to send me the letter that says the account is closed. Without the letter, title company wouldn't issue title insurance. It could have delayed the closing for 2 weeks but Dawn was able to do her magic and have the title insurance issued and we closed without the 2 week delay. How They Compare In my day job, I was in charge of closing some big business deals for few years. Many of the deals were in 9 figures and the biggest one was in 10 figures. I have seen some great presenters and marketing/sales teams. Dawn's team would fit right in this league. We had a few realtor interviews lined up and Dawn's team was the first to present. 10 minutes into the presentation, I felt that we can't do any better than Dawn's team. I canceled subsequent interviews and hired her team the same day. Coming from a country where realtor commission is 1% of the sale, I always thought realtor commissions are too high in US. Dawn's team earned every last bit and deserves bonus. They are couple of classes above the others, fully deserve 7 stars.
Bob Last
July 15, 2022
Fantastic experience from start to finish!!! Dawn and her team were very motivated and dedicated to the sale of our house, providing detail on the process. Marketing was exceptional and she negotiated an amazing price. Then, with our subsequent search, she was attentive to our needs and provided opinion rather than simply being a 'yes' person. Dawn's team took the time to listen to us and we felt part of a team. Cannot recommend more......
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June 13, 2022
Best Realtors! This was my first time buying a home and Dawn & Andy made the experience seamless. They tracked down homes we loved, showed up to every open house with us, had great relationships with selling Realtors. They were always encouraging, always had a great attitude, would keep constant communication and walked me thru the process with ease. These ladies are true professionals with spunk! I adore them! Thank you for finding our dream home!
Cristine Williams
December 19, 2021
The Ballard Group was such a pleasure to work with. Ande was responsive to all are questions and needs . Dawn has such a great team. There was no way I felt I could get this done without having such a power team to help us though the selling process. Definitely no sell to small or large this team can do it all. I would highly recommend them as your realtor behind you.
Tim Geriak
May 21, 2021
Dawn and her team were extremely responsive and able to meet a very tight timeline to close on our new home. They were professional and super friendly to work with as well! Having bought and sold many homes over the past 25 years, we've never had a better real estate experience than we have had with Dawn. The next time we buy or sell a home, she will be the first person we contact. THANK YOU DAWN!
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November 18, 2020
We recently purchased and sold a home with Dawn. It was a whirlwind 30 days and Dawn helped us through every step! She not only was there for us every single day, available anytime for any questions or concerns, but she has an amazing Team and network that helped us with repairs and other services. She made us feel like we were her only clients! Dawn is the perfect blend of professionalism and down to earth. We would recommend Dawn without hesitation!
Brian Cyphert
November 5, 2020
Dawn Baltar and her team did a fantastic job throughout our entire selling experience. Our family had already relocated out of state but Dawn made sure every "i" was dotted and "t" was crossed on all of the items we needed to complete to get the house sold. She did an excellent job of staging and advertising the property and she hosted 32 showings in one weekend, resulting in offers over the asking price. She continued to work closely with all inspectors, contractors and the buyer's agent to ensure we met every milestone and deadline, enabling us to close in under 30 days. Throughout the entire process she proactively kept us up to date and apprised of every detail and situation. I cannot adequately express how delighted we were with the whole experience. Dawn and her team have our highest possible recommendation.



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