Spring brings out Californian house hunting

While thousands played catch and rode bikes on a balmy first Sunday of spring, scores of locals also delighted long-suffering real estate agents and sellers as they trooped in and out of open houses across Sacramento.

Browsers arrived early in Land Park and midtown, and rolled into the Pocket, Elk Grove and Natomas, citing a litany of individual reasons why people buy houses.

"We just moved to Sacramento (from Carson City, Nev.)," said Supranee Tuttle, eyeing a century-old, $299,000 bungalow in midtown. "My grandson is here."

"We're looking for a house for our daughter and granddaughter," said Andy Gaston of West Sacramento. He pronounced a one-bedroom, $104,000 bank-owned home in Natomas too small.

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