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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

What to plant in February

asparagus

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

Dill is a useful culinary herb

and attracts beneficial insects to your garden !

 

Trees and shrubs: Plant bare root ornamentals. Transplant living Christmas trees outside.  Buy Ceanothus and other drought-tolerant spring-blooming plants now to get the color you prefer.
Thanks to Placer County Master Gardeners!

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Planting Guide for January in the Sierra Foothills

said on January 23rd, 2016 filed under: Localism

What to plant in January

strawberries

Strawberries!

Flowers: Plant bare-root roses and vines. Transplant pansies, calendulas, English daisies, violas, snapdragons and fairy primroses.

Fruits and vegetables: Plant rhubarb, bare-root grapes, kiwis, strawberries (!) and cane berries. When weather permits, direct seed peas, radishes, lettuce and spinach. Indoors, start broccoli, kale and collards (yum).

Collards

Happy collards in our back yard!

 

Trees and shrubs: Plant bare root trees and ornamentals. Transplant living Christmas trees outside.

Note: This time of year, soggy soils can rot bare root plants. Don’t dig in wet soil.
Thanks to Placer County Master Gardeners!

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Country Property for Sale Video Tour

said on October 5th, 2015 filed under: Country Property, Grass Valley, Localism, Nevada City

I’ll get a few horses, and some goats and chickens, and a pool and spa.

 

 

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Request for Repair Guide for Sellers

said on September 29th, 2015 filed under: Localism, Negotiating, Real Estate Nuts and Bolts, Request for Repair

This is a compilation of brief articles about the Request for Repair process in California Real Estate.   Though the California Residential Purchase Agreement (RPA) is the governing document for this discussion, the overall principles and strategies will apply to most states and situations.  Note that this article is not applicable to commercial real estate transactions, in California or elsewhere.

 

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1.  INTRODUCTION

At some point in the life of a residential real estate transaction, the buyer will need to continue reading…

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Request for Repair Guide for Buyers

said on September 29th, 2015 filed under: Localism, Negotiating, Real Estate Nuts and Bolts, Request for Repair

This is a compilation of fourteen brief articles about the Request for Repair process in California Real Estate.   The California Residential Purchase Agreement (RPA) is the governing document for this discussion, but the overall principles and strategies will apply to most states and situations.  Note that this article is not applicable to commercial real estate transactions in California or elsewhere.

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1.  INTRODUCTION

At some point in the life of a residential real estate transaction, you will need to continue reading…

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A Cabin Retreat for Sale at Lake of the Pines

said on September 25th, 2015 filed under: Auburn, Lake of the Pines, Localism

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Get away to your cabin retreat in Lake of the Pines.

 

This Tahoe style home has lots of character and is nestled in between trees and attractive rock outcroppings.  Enjoy the bright, open Great room with soaring ceilings and gas log stove.  The home has been upgraded with new carpet and interior paint.  The Master bathroom sports granite and new tile.  With 1724 sqft, this comfortable floor plan has three bedrooms/ 2 baths.  Downstairs is a bonus room or optional fourth bedroom with a half bath.  The yard has drought resistant landscaping, with a place for gardening.  Your cabin retreat at Lake of the Pines awaits you. 23458 Rolling Hills Court.

Excellent Value at $312,000

Virtual Tour

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California Home Sales Retreat

said on September 24th, 2015 filed under: Localism

California Home Sales Stuck in the Doldrums

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  • Sales are down 13.1% from July
  • Median price falls 1.2%

I have excerpted this from Property Radar. I’ll give you a link at the bottom so you can read the entire report.

CALIFORNIA, SEPTEMBER 22, 2015 – California single-family home and condominium sales fell 13.1 percent to 36,733 in August from 42,261 in July but were up 3.1 percent from 35,613 in August 2014. Driving the increase in year-over-year sales was the 6.4 percent increase in non-distressed property sales.

“While we had a couple of strong months this year, August sales are a clear reminder that CA sales are still quite weak,” said Madeline Schnapp, Director of Economic Research for Property Radar. “Year-to-date sales volumes are lower than 4 of the last 6 years, only slightly better than 2007, and far below pre-crisis volumes.”

Read the entire report at Property Radar.

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Stylish condo for Sale in Auburn Woods

said on August 26th, 2015 filed under: Auburn, Localism

We have a Stylish condo for sale in Auburn Woods.  This two story, 2 Bed/1.5 Bath condo is 1193 sqft.  It is light, spacious, well-maintained with nice views of the pool.  Open floor plan includes living room with fireplace, formal dining area, and eat-in kitchen. Upstairs there is a Master suite, laundry area and large 2nd Bedroom. Skylights and high ceilings add to the open feeling. It is conveniently located to Hwy 80 and downtown Auburn.  It would be a great place to call home but it would also make a great investment.

13031 Lincoln Way #109, Auburn                        Listed at $169,000

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Roomy, Artistic, Single Story Home For Sale At Lake Of The Pines

said on July 22nd, 2015 filed under: Lake of the Pines, Localism

This is the life! Peaceful living in this single story home on a level lot at Lake of the Pines.

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Just a quick walk to Sandy Point Beach and Shadow Cove. Room for everyone: formal dining and living rooms, eat-in kitchen, bonus room, family room . . . could easily be four bedrooms!

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There is abundant space for your three cars and for hobbies on your work bench.

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Recently updated.  Filled with color and light and flowing energy. Every bedroom has it’s own bathroom. Garden, patios, shed, lots of storage and parking.

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Exceptional find!  Just Reduced to $519,00!

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Good News for Both Sellers and Buyers

said on July 16th, 2015 filed under: Localism, Market Trends

I am excerpting and condensing from today’s report by Property Radar.

CALIFORNIA, JULY 15, 2015 — California single-family home and condominium sales gained 8.5 percent in June On a year-over-year basis, sales were up 16.4 percent from June 2014.

After a mediocre May, California real estate sales took off in June.   The year-over-year jump was the largest since October 2012 likely due to improving economic conditions and fear of continue reading…

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