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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.

Nevada County Irrigation District Canal

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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Delightful Country Home in Lake of the Pines Ranchos, Auburn Ca.

said on September 4th, 2014 filed under: Localism

Delightful Country Home in Lake of the Pines Ranchos, Auburn Ca. with 5 useable acres & less than 5 minutes to stores & schools. continue reading…

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Vacation Where You Live – Lake of the Pines Exceptional Home!

said on August 21st, 2014 filed under: Localism

Vacation Where You Live – Lake of the Pines Exceptional Home!  This beautifully remodeled family home is an entertainers dream! This home backs up to Dark Horse Golf Course, has a refreshing built in swimming pool with plenty of room for guests. Perfect multi-generational living w/ master suites/family rooms on both floors. Every detail has been stylishly planned in this one-of-a-kind custom home.Relax on the large lot with stream & trees,just walking distance to Park 4.Bright, modern kitchen overlooks the serene golf course. This contemporary,quality home is a rare find! Excellent Value!

Exceptional REMODELED home with expansive views of the Dark Horse Golf Course (Auburn-Lake of the Pines, Ca.) You won’t want to miss this home in Lake of the Pines. Great views of Darkhorse Golf Course, Beautifully remodeled home with pool and all of the bells and whistles! – See more at: http://goldenhillsrealestate.com/2014/07/30/exceptional-remodeled-home-with-expansive-views-of-the-dark-horse-golf-course-auburn-lake-of-the-pines-ca/#sthash.apv5daOl.dpuf
Exceptional REMODELED home with expansive views of the Dark Horse Golf Course (Auburn-Lake of the Pines, Ca.) You won’t want to miss this home in Lake of the Pines. Great views of Darkhorse Golf Course, Beautifully remodeled home with pool and all of the bells and whistles! – See more at: http://goldenhillsrealestate.com/2014/07/30/exceptional-remodeled-home-with-expansive-views-of-the-dark-horse-golf-course-auburn-lake-of-the-pines-ca/#sthash.apv5daOl.dpuf

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ceptional REMODELED home with expansive views of the Dark Horse Golf Course (Auburn-Lake of the Pines, Ca.) You won’t want to miss this home in Lake of the Pines. Great views of Darkhorse Golf Course, Beautifully remodeled home with pool and all of the bells and whistles! – See more at: http://goldenhillsrealestate.com/2014/07/30/exceptional-remodeled-home-with-expansive-views-of-the-dark-horse-golf-course-auburn-lake-of-the-pines-ca/#sthash.pEHdJpGY.dpuf

12 15 32 42 4334 10Come see this beautiful home listed for only $699,000 before it is gone! This is your chance to vacation where you live at Lake of the Pines – Auburn, Ca. A gated Golf Course, Private Lake community nestled in the Foothills.

Exceptional REMODELED home with expansive views of the Dark Horse Golf Course (Auburn-Lake of the Pines, Ca.) You won’t want to miss this home in Lake of the Pines. Great views of Darkhorse Golf Course, Beautifully remodeled home with pool and all of the bells and whistles! – See more at: http://goldenhillsrealestate.com/2014/07/30/exceptional-remodeled-home-with-expansive-views-of-the-dark-horse-golf-course-auburn-lake-of-the-pines-ca/#sthash.apv5daOl.dpuf
Exceptional REMODELED home with expansive views of the Dark Horse Golf Course (Auburn-Lake of the Pines, Ca.) You won’t want to miss this home in Lake of the Pines. Great views of Darkhorse Golf Course, Beautifully remodeled home with pool and all of the bells and whistles! – See more at: http://goldenhillsrealestate.com/2014/07/30/exceptional-remodeled-home-with-expansive-views-of-the-dark-horse-golf-course-auburn-lake-of-the-pines-ca/#sthash.apv5daOl.dpuf
Exceptional REMODELED home with expansive views of the Dark Horse Golf Course (Auburn-Lake of the Pines, Ca.) You won’t want to miss this home in Lake of the Pines. Great views of Darkhorse Golf Course, Beautifully remodeled home with pool and all of the bells and whistles! – See more at: http://goldenhillsrealestate.com/2014/07/30/exceptional-remodeled-home-with-expansive-views-of-the-dark-horse-golf-course-auburn-lake-of-the-pines-ca/#sthash.apv5daOl.dpuf
Exceptional REMODELED home with expansive views of the Dark Horse Golf Course (Auburn-Lake of the Pines, Ca.) You won’t want to miss this home in Lake of the Pines. Great views of Darkhorse Golf Course, Beautifully remodeled home with pool and all of the bells and whistles! – See more at: http://goldenhillsrealestate.com/2014/07/30/exceptional-remodeled-home-with-expansive-views-of-the-dark-horse-golf-course-auburn-lake-of-the-pines-ca/#sthash.apv5daOl.dpuf

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Exceptional REMODELED home with expansive views of the Dark Horse Golf Course (Auburn-Lake of the Pines, Ca.)

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

Exceptional REMODELED home with expansive views of the Dark Horse Golf Course (Auburn-Lake of the Pines, Ca.) continue reading…

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Farmer’s Market Opens at Lake of the Pines, CA

said on July 16th, 2014 filed under: Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Lake of the Pines, Localism

At last!  We have our own Farmer’s Market at Lake of the Pines.  Many Thanks to Laura Goldschneider and her platoon of volunteers.

Farmers Market

Farmers Market

The Farmers’ Market is every TUESDAY 5 – 7:30 p.m until September 30th.   After a “sold-out” opening on June 24, the Farmers’ Market team of volunteers has added another produce vendor and three more food vendors. The vendors are bringing lots more produce this week and we’ll have more craft vendors. Come see and buy!! These vendors need to realize that the LOP Market is worth participating in for our market to continue!!  See you Tuesday night!

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Good News for California Home Buyers

said on July 16th, 2014 filed under: Market Trends, Real Estate Nuts and Bolts

Yes, there is good news for California home buyers, but home sellers take heed and pay close attention.  I am excerpting and quoting from Madeline Schnapp’s post (Director of Economic Research for Property Radar) on her June 2014 report.

California single-family home sales were down 12.6 percent from June 2013.

Year-to-date sales for the first six months of the year are the lowest since 2008.

The lack of distressed property inventory (foreclosures and short sales) and rapid increase in median prices have definitely taken a toll on demand.

The June 2014 median price of a California home reached its highest level since December 2007.

But . . . the nearly uninterrupted double-digit monthly increases in median home prices from August 2012 through March 2014 have slowed considerably.

That’s good news for buyers who were finding themselves rapidly priced out of the market.

Going forward, we expect low sales volumes and flat prices until increased supply or looser credit forces prices even lower.

Did you get that?  Forces prices even lower.

Like all markets, real estate is cyclic.  Right now, buyers are gaining a bit of ground on sellers who have had it their way for the past couple of years.

Here’s the link to Schnapp’s full report:  http://www.propertyradar.com/reports/real-property-report-california-june-2014

 

 

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