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Garage Sale – Lake of the Pines, Ca.

said on February 5th, 2015 filed under: Auburn, Lake of the Pines

Garage sale this weekend RAIN or SHINE! Lots of furniture and household items up for grabs.

Saturday 2/7/15 & Sunday 2/8/15 8:00 – 3:00 

24061 Green Valley – Lake of the Pines

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Brand-new home for the selective HGTV viewers in Lake of the Pines!

said on January 23rd, 2015 filed under: Auburn, Lake of the Pines

Brand-new home for the selective HGTV viewers in Lake of the Pines! continue reading…

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Delightful country home with 5 useable acres in Auburn, Ca.

said on January 22nd, 2015 filed under: Auburn, Country Property, Lake of the Pines

Delightful country home with 5 useable acres in Auburn, Ca. continue reading…

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Delightful Tree House Living in Lake of the Pines, Auburn Ca.

said on December 30th, 2014 filed under: Auburn, Lake of the Pines

Delightful Tree house living! Views of local oak trees decorate the great room. Living room and kitchen are filled with lots of light. Master on the main level. Enjoy updated kitchen with granite, pine floors and many upgrades. Very private with two decks for outdoor entertainment. Possible In-Laws quarters downstairs with entry or fifth bedroom? Located on a desirable, quiet court. An excellent home for your second home or to live and play in the active lifestyle of Lake of the Pines.

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Enjoy Peaceful, Easy Living in This One Story Home for Sale in Lake of the Pines (Auburn, Ca.)

said on November 7th, 2014 filed under: Auburn, Lake of the Pines

Enjoy Peaceful, Easy Living in This One Story Home for Sale in Lake of the Pines (Auburn, Ca.) continue reading…

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Contemporary Single Story Home for sale in Lake of the Pines (Auburn, Ca.)

said on November 3rd, 2014 filed under: Auburn, Lake of the Pines

Contemporary Single Story Home for sale in Lake of the Pines (Auburn, Ca.) continue reading…

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Free Outdoor Movie Night @ Bear River High School (near Lake of the Pines, Auburn, Ca.)

said on September 22nd, 2014 filed under: Auburn, Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Lake of the Pines, Localism

Free Outdoor Movie Night @ Bear River High School benefiting the Bruins Baseball Booster’s Field of Dreams Project continue reading…

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Upcoming Event: B.S.A. Eagle Scout Fundraiser Yard Sale – 9/20/2014 Auburn, Ca.

said on September 18th, 2014 filed under: Localism

Upcoming Event: B.S.A. Eagle Scout Fundraiser Yard Sale to benefit Eagle Scout Project and Leadership Camp – 9/20/2014 corner of Combie Rd and West Hacienda Auburn, Ca. at the Century 21 Parking Lot. continue reading…

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Irrigation Water from NID (Nevada Irrigation District)

said on September 13th, 2014 filed under: Localism

Here’s a new question (and answer) about irrigation water from the Nevada Irrigation District (NID).  By the way, NID is in Nevada COUNTY, California, not in the state of Nevada.

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The question comes from PK.  He asks:

“Hello, I just read your post on ditch water, very informative. I’ve noticed some listed properties with NID irrigation water get their water delivered through a private pipe, sometimes shared with others. From what I could find on the NID website, the account holder that installed the service box can discontinue service. If you weren’t the person that installed the box and were depending on that water for your orchard, say, sounds like a problem. What do you think, is buying a property that received its NID water through a private pipe problematic? Thanks!”

My response:

Dear PK,
In the instances where I have encountered piped NID irrigation water, there has always been a “water association” with a written covenant among members.  In such cases, each member is a share holder and has plunked down money for installation, maintenance, annual fees, etc.  There is an officer or a board of directors or some other entity to enforce the covenant.  So I would investigate that covenant for any property you want to buy–before you raise your investigation contingencies.  Typically such agreements are available through the title company that officiates the escrow during purchase.
Also, I have had very good luck in driving to NID headquarters in Grass Valley and having a face-to-face conversation.  The key here is to have a specific parcel already identified so that you are not dealing in generalities.
This is important.  Even if the property you are interested in has its own service box, DO NOT ASSUME THAT THE NID ALLOCATION AUTOMATICALLY TRANSFERS TO YOU when you purchase.  You need to procure from NID a “letter of commitment” to continue the allocation after you take ownership.  The last time I did this for a client I remember NID charging $80 (or was it $100?) for the letter.  Only with that commitment can you be sure that NID will continue your service.  Money well spent.
Good luck, PK.
Bob
The post PK refers to is:  http://goldenhillsrealestate.com/2010/07/27/ditch-water or you can just go to the search bar right here on the web site and type in Ditch Water.  There are other irrigation articles you will find if you type in NID.

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Private, Contemporary Lake of the Pines home (Auburn, Ca.)

said on September 8th, 2014 filed under: Localism

 

Private, contemporary Lake of the Pines home with beautiful wooden floors, remodeled kitchen & open floor plan.

Room for everyone with the downstairs unit offering a family room, fourth bedroom, bath & separate entrance. Possible multi generational living or office space? Entertain on the front deck & courtyard or the back deck & patio amongst the shady trees. Lovingly maintained & ready for a buyer who appreciates the peace this home provides on a quiet court. A nice walk,a block away, for fishing at the lake!

 

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This private, contemporary Lake of the Pines home is being offered at $415,000. Call for a showing!

 

 

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