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Elegant home for Sale at Lake of the Pines, CA

said on August 8th, 2017 filed under: Lake of the Pines, Localism

Elegant, extraordinary, expansive, exceptional, excellent home for sale at Lake of the Pines,CA.

One of a kind custom home situated on wonderful double lot with views of both golf course and lake.

 

 

This classic, stately property offers a living room, grand family room, classy dining room, breakfast nook and game room.

 

 

From the brilliant master suite enjoy views down the length of the lake, a fireplace, a closet for your friends to envy.

 

 

 

 

Treat yourself to soaring ceilings, detailed features, etched glass doors, and outdoors–a waterfall and fountain.

The well-appointed gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances.

This gracious home is just walking distance to Park Four to swim, fish and launch boats.

There is nothing like it at Lake of the Pines… an exceptional property!

For more information, call CJ at (530) 906-4715.

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Large Country Home For Sale in Grass Valley, CA on 10 Acres

said on August 7th, 2017 filed under: Country Property, Grass Valley

Large Country Home For Sale in Grass Valley, CA on 10 Acres with 3 Bedrooms, 2 full bath, 1 half bath.

Lovely views from this country home with character!

Beautifully crafted stone walls, high wooden ceilings, and lots of natural light.

Love the updated kitchen over looking handsome rock out-croppings.

Large master suite with space to workout or have an office.

Super sized master bathroom with unique rock walls.

Drive just three minutes to buy milk and five minutes to local schools.

Tinker in the three car garage or fetch eggs in your chicken coop.

So many possibilities! 3825 square feet!

Exceptional value at $550, 000.

Call CJ at (530) 906-4715 for more details or to set up a private showing to see this large country home in Grass Valley, CA on 10 acres.

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THE NUMBER ONE BEST PLACE TO LIVE IN THE WESTERN STATES?

said on March 15th, 2017 filed under: Neighborhood Profiles, Nevada City

Sunset Magazine (February 2017) ranked Nevada City, California the NUMBER ONE BEST PLACE TO LIVE IN THE WESTERN STATES!

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Here is a reprint of the article by Christine Ryan:

WHERE THE SUMMER OF LOVE NEVER ENDED

“Ask Matthew Ticciati to describe his first Halloween after moving to Nevada City in the Sierra Foothills, and at first you get the happy clichés of rural life:  the whole town dressing up, every porch lit with a jack-o-lantern, the neighbor who gives out 2,500 pieces of candy.  But then the clichés stop.  ‘The best costume?  A kid who came as No Face from the Japanimation classic Spirited Away.  That was pretty great,’ he says.  Lots of Gold Country towns have quaint main streets and affordable Victorians like the one Ticciati and his wife are fixing up—but fellow parents who would dress up their 10-year-old as a Hayao Miyazaki character?  That takes a certain artsy sensibility, which is exactly what’s luring big-city escapees like the Ticciatis to Nevada City.  It also doesn’t hurt that the alt-folk musician Joanna Newsome hails, famously, from here.

That counterculture dates back to the 1960s, when young back-to-the-landers drifted away from the Bay Area to colonize a half-empty logging town.  Today, those hippies have become the establishment, and the town they rescued boasts a 150-year-old brick theater stat still stages live plays and dance performances; a foundry turned venue that books the likes of John Doe and Bonnie Prince Billy; not one but two annual film festivals; and a charter K-8 school dedicated to the arts.  Because when it comes to a solid grounding in Japanese cinema, you’ve got to start them young.”

If you want to live in Nevada City, California, call CJ at 530-906-1023

Click here for more tidbits about Nevada City

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Ready to Jump in the Lake?

said on February 16th, 2017 filed under: Auburn, Grass Valley, Lake of the Pines, Localism

Here is your chance to enjoy the sweet life on a beautiful lake!

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Presented by CJ Jenkins on February 15, 2017 at $1,185,000.

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This immaculate home is perfectly situated on lovely Shadow Cove and offers deep water and desirable east-facing sun position.

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Soft, tree-filtered light flows through a great room enhanced by soaring ceilings.

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The master en suite is large and peaceful with it’s own private balcony.

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Spacious master bath.

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Extra rooms include an office, craft room and wine cellar.

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Recreation room.

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Play out on the decks, patios, dock and garden–and in the lake, of course!

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Spoil yourself in your own backyard…float off your deck after sunset staring at the bright stars overhead.  (This is a look from across Shadow Cove.  Your house is on the far shore, in the middle, with the pinkish roof.)

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Kayak, sail, motor (or swim!) over to the new Club House. Golf lovers can tee-off at the Sports lounge just a few blocks away. The tennis courts and bocce ball courts are also near.

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The home offers four bedrooms,  three and 1/2 bathrooms, and updated kitchen.

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This is an exceptional opportunity at 3795 square feet.

Offered at $1,185,000. 

It won’t last long.

Call CJ at 530-906-4715 to arrange a private showing. 

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Attractive Home for Sale in Lake of the Pines

said on February 3rd, 2017 filed under: Auburn, Grass Valley, Lake of the Pines

Newly-listed home (2/3/2017) for sale at Lake of the Pines, California (between Auburn and Grass Valley).

$374,000

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This chalet-style home has character!

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It is like living in a tree house.

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Lots of light flows through the great room with high wooden ceilings. Enjoy the stone fireplace, the pines and gravel walkways. The private master suit is set away from the other bedrooms.

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With little yard maintenance, you will have plenty of time to entertain on the wrap-around decks.  Take a short walk to Sandy Point Beach or

Park Four to kayak or swim.

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A well cared for property just waiting for you to call it home.  Offed at $374,000.

 

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Call CJ at 530-906-1023 for more information or to arrange a private showing.

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Country Getaway Near Grass Valley, CA

said on November 9th, 2016 filed under: Auburn, Country Property, Grass Valley, Localism

 

Gardens, bridges and winding paths adorn this park-like retreat.

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Custom home lovingly cared for with high ceilings and lots of light

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Woodland views from every window.

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About half-way between Auburn and Grass Valley, California in the Sierra Foothills.

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Plenty of NID irrigation water.

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Fenced to keep the deer away from your cherished landscape.

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Private, yet close to schools and services.

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Room for celebrations on the decks, above ground pool, and fire pit.

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Extra fourth bedroom, office, storage room and tool shed.

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Possible multi- generational living with lots of parking.

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Exceptional property!

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Extraordinary Value!

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Priced at $539,000

Call CJ Jenkins for more information or for a private showing.

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How hot is the Real Estate market in Nevada City, CA?

said on August 31st, 2016 filed under: Grass Valley, Localism, Nevada City, Success Stories

CJ on Grove
A smallish 1940 property on Deer Creek, walking distance to downtown Nevada City, got eight ALL CASH offers in less than a week!  The sellers were thrilled that all offers were over asking price.

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Pristine, Private, Perfect Lakefront Home for Sale in Auburn, CA

said on August 17th, 2016 filed under: Auburn, Lake of the Pines, Localism


Lakefront home for sale at Lake of the Pines, Auburn, CA

Exquisite lakefront home with prominent views of the Main Lake and Hazel Pond. Only a few hundred yards away from the Lake of the Pines Clubhouse and Sports Lounge, yet the secluded parcel (.63 acres) provides so much privacy. Impeccably cared for with many updates. Desirable eastward-facing sun position. Direct access from your dock to deep water Turtle Cove. Two wrap-around decks, fenced dog run, fenced garden, three car garage. Don’t miss your chance to see this exceptional  lakefront beauty!

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Dining room and great room

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View of the Mail Lake from the deck

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Breakfast Nook and Kitchen

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Back yard and dock

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Hazel Pond view from the deck

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Anyone for Algae Soup?

said on August 17th, 2016 filed under: Auburn, Lake of the Pines, Localism

The report below from Lake of the Pines Management explains the weird color.

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“Many have noted the lake becoming greener, we in management are very much aware of the lake condition and on top of it. Sometimes despite our best efforts, Mother Nature has a mind of her own. We have what appears to be a mild to moderate planktonic algae bloom which we do not believe presents any health risk. Some may argue the term ‘mild to moderate’ and comment the lake looks like pea soup. We would consider a severe bloom to include the surface filamentous algae that looks like pond scum, of which we do not have . . .”

Let me interject here with this photo.  It sure looks like pond scum to me.

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Please continue.

” . . .  and visibility less than the government standard of 18 inches. The bloom appears to have started 10-14 days ago, and does not look like it is not subsiding yet, but these types of algae blooms can recede in just a matter of days with cooler weather. As a precaution we are performing tests of the water and will advise the members upon the test results.

We have performed spot treatments on a monthly basis this summer, and we have recently stepped up lake treatments by spraying on August 12th and 15th and we will spray again today. Additional treatments are scheduled throughout the month, to include an aggressive algaecide treatment within the coming weeks. None of these lake treatments will present a risk to the use of the lake nor will they necessitate having to close the lake. One consideration in spraying is how much is appropriate, too little and we are chasing the algae blooms, and too much we could affect the natural ecosystem of the lake or make it unsafe to swim in.

The rapid increase in algae can be attributable to several factors, including the focus on our more aggressive spot treatment of weeds in the lake, versus large scale lake treatments. The weeds once killed, fall to the bottom of the lake and become nutrients for the algae, coupled with the fertilizer run off from both LOP golf course and Darkhorse create the perfect conditions for an algae bloom. These conditions needed only on more factor, hot summer days! And this summer has been one of the hottest on record.

We will continue to aggressively address this algae bloom and do what we can to keep it in check, as well as monitor the lake for any unsafe conditions, and above all keep the members informed.

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Welcome Debra O’Lena to Jenkins Group at Century 21 Cornerstone Realty

said on July 5th, 2016 filed under: Localism, Success Stories

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We are pleased to introduce Debra O’Lena as Administrative Assistant to CJ Jenkins.  She will join us mid-June and provide office support for property acquisition and sales.  Debra is a long time resident of Nevada County where she and her husband of 25 years raised their 3 children.  Debra’s interests include clay sculpture, walking, and real estate investment.

CJ says, “I look forward to seeing what Debra brings to the team.  Having a full-time assistant allows me to focus on what’s really important – my customers.”

“It is difficult, but not impossible, to conduct strictly honest business.”

Gandhi

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