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Auburn Horse Property For Sale

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

 LOVELY HORSE PROPERTY BETWEEN AUBURN AND GRASS VALLEY, CALIFORNIA

 

23771 Clayton Road

23771 Clayton Road

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.

 

Bunk House and Stalls

Bunk House and Stalls

 

Three horse stalls

Three horse stalls

Pasture

Pasture

 

Pole barn seen from the front porch

Pole barn seen from the front porch

 

Fenced space for your horses to roam

Fenced space for your horses to roam

This solar-powered, fully-fenced horse property has great efficiency with a 16 gallon per minute well and gravity-fed NID irrigation from the canal that runs along the north property line.

NID (Nevada Irrigation District) canal along upper property line.

NID (Nevada Irrigation District) canal along upper property line.

In the main house you will enjoy an open floor plan with contemporary touches, upgraded kitchen, bathrooms and home office, well-suited for multi-generational living, and all impeccably maintained.

 

Kitchen

Kitchen

 

The large wrap around composite deck that overlooks a sparkling pool and spa is perfect for entertaining family and friends.

Swimming pool and spa.

Swimming pool and spa.

Just ten minutes from Highway 49,  your private horse property, hobby farm, or vineyard in the country awaits you!  An extraordinary value at $699,000.

 

Call CJ Jenkins at 530-906-4715 for more information or to set up a private showing.

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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

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.

View from the deck.

View from the deck.

 

Here are some of the neighbors.  The photos were taken by the owner from her back deck.

A frequent visitor to the beach

A frequent visitor to the beach

 

Hey, little guy.  I'm your daddy.

Hey, little guy. I’m your daddy.

 

Birds are everywhere.  These are Lesser Goldfinches.

Birds are everywhere. These are Lesser Goldfinches.

 

A family of otters play on the dock.

A family of otters play below on the dock.

 

The family out for an afternoon swim in the cove.

The family out for an afternoon swim in the cove.

 

Practically one of the family, Hootie lives in a tree in the back yard.

Practically one of the family, Hootie lives in a tree in the back yard.

 

Most distinguished residents, this is one of the bald eagles that live at Lake of the Pines

Most distinguished residents, this is one of the bald eagles that live at Lake of the Pines

Call CJ at 530-906-4715 for more information or to schedule a private showing.

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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

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.

 

LOP sunset

Call CJ Jenkins at 530-906-4715 for more details or to schedule a private showing.

Summer Fun at Lake of the Pines

Summer Fun at Lake of the Pines

 

Summer Sunset at Lake of the Pines

Summer Sunset at Lake of the Pines

 

Autumn Serenity at Lake of the Pines

Autumn Serenity at Lake of the Pines

 

Autumn Colors at Lake of the Pines

Autumn Colors at Lake of the Pines

 

Early  Winter Morning at Lake of the Pines

Early Winter Morning at Lake of the Pines

 

Santa Claus at Lake of the Pines

Christmas Day at Lake of the Pines

 

Spring Morning at Lake of the Pines

Spring Morning at Lake of the Pines

 

Song of Spring at Lake of the Pines

Song of Spring at Lake of the Pines

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 Lake of the Pines, California

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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

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 Pines.

LOP summer

Impeccably cared for and lovingly updated, the ground level offers master suite, office, guest bedroom, two and a half baths, kitchen, laundry, living and dining rooms, all on one floor. Downstairs you discover a family room, workout room, two bedrooms and another full bath. Swim, kayak, fish, or ski in your own backyard. There’s even a fenced garden!  Sun position, so important to lakefront homes, is excellent with morning light and afternoon shade. This contemporary lakefront beauty is an exceptional value at $1,099,000!

Call CJ Jenkins at 530-906-4715 for more details or to set up a private showing.

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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

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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.  (This is DEER country!)
  • Irrigation systems redesigned, repaired, and tested (drip when I can; sprinkle when I must)
  • Many (many) wheel barrows of compost trundled over from the bin and dug in.
  • (Okay, kids, this is the scary part.  You may want to look away.  Slug and snail bait sprinkled around the perimeter.  Yeah, yeah, I know.)
  • Bird screens repaired and standing at the ready.
  • Every square inch raked and smoothed.

Time to go shopping!

Next:  Seeds and seedlings

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Planting Guide for March in the Sierra Foothills

said on March 28th, 2016 filed under: Localism

What to Plant in March

 

Potatoes

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 now.  You can also set out flowering perennials such as black-eyed Susan and coneflower.  Plant summer-flowering bulbs such as canna, crocosmia and gladiolus.  In fact, I’m going to post this and get down to the nursery and pick up a big bag of glads this afternoon.

 

Gladiolus_Flowers

Glads!

Veggies!  Plant your potatoes now; one of my favorite and most successful Foothill edibles.  I’d hold off a couple of weeks on much else.  (Do not tell anyone that, ignoring this advice, I put three tomatoes in the ground this morning.  Shhh!)

It’s sure easy to pull those weeds with the ground so wet.  Mom’s yard is full of the pests, and I better get over there before she starts giving me the eye!

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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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