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California Median Home Prices and Sales Retreat in May

said on June 24th, 2015 filed under: Localism, Market Trends

I am pasting this market update from “Property Radar,” a newsletter I have subscribed to for years.

California Median Home Prices and Sales Retreat in May
Median Home Prices Fall 1.8 Percent to $396,750,
Sales Down 3.5 Percent

“With the exception of a few counties, price increases have slowed considerably. You cannot defy gravity. The environment of rising prices on lower sales volumes was destined not to last. Higher borrowing costs since the beginning of the year and decreased affordability was bound to impact sales sooner or later. We may also be seeing the fourth year in a row where prices jumped early in the year, only to roll-over and head lower later the rest of the year.”

This is exactly what I have been seeing lately in Nevada County and Lake of the Pines.

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Charming Golf Course Cabin at Lake of the Pines

said on June 24th, 2015 filed under: Lake of the Pines, Localism

Enjoy relaxing on the back deck overlooking the Lake of the Pines Golf Course. Take a short walk  to the NEW Clubhouse and Main Beach where everything is happening. 


golf course house from the back






You will feel like you are in your vacation hideaway at the lake with wooden ceilings, three decks and open loft.  Extra parking available for your golf cart and toys. Excellent location! Exceptional value! $285,000


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The Real Estate AVID

said on June 15th, 2015 filed under: Localism, Negotiating, Real Estate Nuts and Bolts, Request for Repair

The Real Estate AVID

The California AVID is not an insect–though many real estate agents consider it worthy of extermination. The Agent Visual Inspection Disclosure is, for a fact, an odd and awkward creature. Can the findings from the AVID be used by the buyer in negotiating a Request for Repairs? Answer at the end of the article. continue reading…

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Duplex for Sale, Really Cheap

said on May 2nd, 2015 filed under: Whimsy

This cozy duplex is for sale, cheap.  It’s somewhere in the desert, but I got lost so I don’t remember exactly where it was.  Rustic design, air conditioned through windows, rattlesnakes mostly re-located.


Beautiful Granny Unit.  Buyer to verify permit.


Bonus feature!  Low maintenance swimming pool included!



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A Day in the Life of a Real Estate Dog

said on April 15th, 2015 filed under: Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Localism, Whimsy



Real Estate Dog

Dharma eyes

Daily Checklist

  •  Wait for mom and dad to get up
  •  Say good morning
  •  Get first treat from mom
  •  Get morning pills from dad
  •  Eat breakfast
  •  Pee
  • Wait for dad to get ready
  • Go for ride in the truck
  • Get special treat at Starbucks
  • Go for long walk in a favorite place
  • Pee
  • Poo (2 times)
  • Pee
  • Help dad with real estate
  • Get a bite of dad’s doughnut
  • Nap in the truck
  • Check on grandma
  • Get TWO treats from grandma
  • Go home
  • Munch ice cubes
  • Nap in the shade
  • Get afternoon treat
  • Pee
  • Play with dad
  • Get evening pills from dad
  • Eat Dinner
  • Get secret treat from mom that dad doesn’t know about
  • Go for night patrol in the neighborhood with dad
  • Pee
  • Poo (2 times)
  • Munch ice cubes
  • Get rubs
  • Fall asleep

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House for Sale on One of the Best Streets at Lake of the Pines

said on March 12th, 2015 filed under: Auburn, Lake of the Pines, Localism

Because You’re Worth It… Innovative and creative, this impeccably-designed craftsman home is situated on one of the best streets at Lake of the Pines. Sharp, crisp remodel, detailed with abundant natural light and clever touches throughout. Open floor plan. Level lot, single story. Fresh paint inside and out. New roof.



A place for everyone: enjoy lake views from the front porch, relax in the private backyard, or tinker in the 3 car garage or workshop. Close to Sandy Point Beach. Exceptional! Click below for virtual tour:



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Country Home For Sale in Colfax, California

said on February 9th, 2015 filed under: Colfax, Country Property

*Motivated Sellers* You feel like you are living in a tree house! High ceilings provide lots of light. Enjoy the peace and quiet of this cool, country home. New deck and new roof in 2012. Lots of fruit trees: apple, cherry, peach, plum, nectarines.

Country Home For Sale in Colfax, CAEven a sunny area for your garden. Easy drive to Hwy 80 so you can go and play in the snow or commute to the city.

Remarkable price at $365,000.


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Lakefront Home For Sale At Lake of the Pines

said on February 9th, 2015 filed under: Auburn, Lake of the Pines


Lakefront Home for sale at Lake of the Pines

Lakefront Living on desirable Shadow Cove! Make this 1917 square foot home your own. Great swimming from your sandy beach and boat dock. Convenient master on the main level with living room and family rooms. Home has a clear pest inspection. An Excellent location and an Exceptional opportunity to have your piece of the lakefront pie!

$640,000!!! (For a Lakefront? Are you kidding me?!)


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Affordable Home at Lake of the Pines

said on February 9th, 2015 filed under: Auburn, Lake of the Pines

A great opportunity to live at Lake of the Pines! Newer kitchen that opens to dining and living room. This home has a flexible floor plan. The downstairs room, half bath and private entrance could be continue reading…

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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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