Artistic Real Estate Photography

said on June 22nd, 2016 filed under: Localism, Real Estate Nuts and Bolts

GoldenHillsRealEstate | Placer and Nevada County Homes for Sale

The Front of House photo is the most important.  Take numerous shots from different angles and distances.  Time of day may be critical depending on solar exposure.  Sometimes you can frame the shot with foliage.  Minimize driveways and garages unless they are sensational. Turn all the Interior Lights on, day or night. Consider the Time of Day even for interior shots.  Some homes simply do not show well in morning photos.  Some homes get too much late afternoon glare. You will probably need...Continue Reading!

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We Have a New Puppy!

said on May 28th, 2016 filed under: Localism

Many of our friends and clients knew Dharma who passed away last year.  She has been reincarnated in the form of Wazi who was seven weeks old on May 28, 2016 when I shot this little clip.  Obviously, the new puppy is BRILLIANT!   By the way, her full name is Wazi Tekwa Ga'i which in eastern Shoshone means Girl Who Talks to Packrats. Wazi Tekwa Ga'i is also the title of the fourth volume in my quartet of novels, Daughters of...Continue Reading!

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CJ Wins

said on April 8th, 2016 filed under: Localism

GoldenHillsRealEstate | Placer and Nevada County Homes for Sale

This spring CJ received a Top Producer Award in real estate sales for 2015.    Looking very "Suzie Wong" in her black and red silk from Hoi An, Viet Nam, here she is with some of her Top Producer pals.     Way to go, CJ!    Continue Reading!

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Auburn Horse Property For Sale

said on April 4th, 2016 filed under: Auburn, Country Property, Grass Valley, Localism

GoldenHillsRealEstate | Placer and Nevada County Homes for Sale

 LOVELY HORSE PROPERTY BETWEEN AUBURN AND GRASS VALLEY, CALIFORNIA   Call CJ Jenkins at 530-906-4715 for more information or to set up a private showing.   AND CHECK OUT THE VIDEO TOUR BELOW THESE PHOTOS! Peaceful country living on ten usable acres with three-stall barn, pole barn, and separate bunk house furnished with full bath and kitchenette (not part of the square footage) with a large shop below.         This solar-powered, fully-fenced horse property has great efficiency with a 16 gallon per minute well and gravity-fed NID...Continue Reading!

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Surprising Home for Sale at Lake of the Pines, California: The Neighbors

said on April 4th, 2016 filed under: Lake of the Pines, Localism

GoldenHillsRealEstate | Placer and Nevada County Homes for Sale

We have a fabulous Lakefront Home for Sale at Lake of the Pines between Auburn and Grass Valley, California.  At 4114 square feet, this home is offered at $1,099,000, an exceptional value. Call CJ at 530-906-4715 for more information or to schedule a private showing.   Here are some of the neighbors.  The photos were taken by the owner from her back deck.             Call CJ at 530-906-4715 for more information or to schedule a private showing.Continue Reading!

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Surprising Lakefront Home for Sale at Lake of the Pines: Four Seasons

said on April 4th, 2016 filed under: Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Lake of the Pines, Localism

GoldenHillsRealEstate | Placer and Nevada County Homes for Sale

Delightful year-round, this lakefront home is for sale at lovely Lake of the Pines between Auburn and Grass Valley, California.  These photos of the four seasons were taken during the past couple of years by the owner from her own back deck.   Call CJ Jenkins at 530-906-4715 for more details or to schedule a private showing.               Remember, these photos were taken by the owner from her back deck! Call CJ  at 530-906-4715 for more information about this delightful home for sale at fabulous...Continue Reading!

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Surprising Lake Front Home for Sale at Pretty Lake of the Pines

said on April 4th, 2016 filed under: Lake of the Pines, Localism

GoldenHillsRealEstate | Placer and Nevada County Homes for Sale

The attractive entrance of this lake front home, tasteful yet understated, doesn't prepare you for the delightful surprise of walking through the front door.  This lovely abode is much larger than it appears at 4114 square feet, and is sensational throughout, graceful in design and beautiful in appointments.  Spoil yourself with eye-popping dawn views as you wake up every morning, summer, autumn, winter, spring, and gaze out over your quiet cove to the beckoning expanse of pretty Lake of the...Continue Reading!

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Spring Garden at Lake of the Pines, CA

said on April 3rd, 2016 filed under: Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Gardening, Localism

GoldenHillsRealEstate | Placer and Nevada County Homes for Sale

The Jenkins Garden is in the ground, this morning, finished, kaput, one hundred percent!   Up here in the Sierra Foothills I am taking a bit of a chance (we occasionally get late spring cold snaps) but the weather is too beautiful, and I just couldn’t help myself, but, I compensated for my impatience with better preparation than usual.  Before the first seed or seedling went into the dirt: Preliminary plan drawn on paper. Weeds pulled by hand. Fences and trellis’s (trellises?) repaired. ...Continue Reading!

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Planting Guide for March in the Sierra Foothills

said on March 28th, 2016 filed under: Localism

GoldenHillsRealEstate | Placer and Nevada County Homes for Sale

What to Plant in March   Taters! With all the El Nino rain, the spring planting season is getting off to a bit of a late start.  Be careful not to dig around too much in sopping wet soil; it wreaks havoc on the soil structure.  Also there is a good chance of a late spring frost, so if you do go ahead and plant, be prepared to protect tender new growth. That said, there are plenty of summer annuals in the stores right...Continue Reading!

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Planting Guide for February in the Sierra Foothills

said on February 15th, 2016 filed under: Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Gardening, Localism

GoldenHillsRealEstate | Placer and Nevada County Homes for Sale

What to plant in February Spare Guts! (as my Pappy used to call them) Flowers: transplant or direct seed snapdragons, candytufts, lilies, California Indian pinks, lily-of-the-valleys, larkspurs, Shasta and painted daisies, stock and coral bells. Fruits and vegetables: Plant Jerusalem artichokes (sunchokes), strawberries and rhubarb.  Direct seed radishes, beets and chard.  Start peppers, tomatoes and eggplants indoors.  Plant bare-root asparagus now through April.  At lower elevations, plant potatoes now through May.   Dill is a useful culinary herb and attracts beneficial insects to your garden !   Trees and...Continue Reading!

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