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Video Of Our Listing at 11064 Lakeshore South Auburn, Ca. (Lake of the Pines)

said on March 31st, 2014 filed under: Auburn, Lake of the Pines

Video Of Our Listing at 11064 Lakeshore South Auburn, Ca. (Lake of the Pines)

http://animoto.com/play/gyIDQBC0G7KFgDHIy3JDCg

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Enjoy the sunset from the shore of beautiful Lake of the Pines, Auburn Ca. Just a short walk from your front door

said on March 23rd, 2014 filed under: Auburn, Lake of the Pines

Enjoy the sunset from the shore of beautiful Lake of the Pines, Auburn Ca.  Just a short walk from your front door. continue reading…

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Community Event – BRHS (Auburn, Ca.) Library Fundraiser

said on March 23rd, 2014 filed under: Auburn, Lake of the Pines, Localism

Community Event – BRHS (Auburn, Ca.)  Library Fundraiser continue reading…

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Beautiful Alamo, Ca. Home for Sale

said on March 11th, 2014 filed under: Localism

Beautiful Alamo, Ca. Home for Sale continue reading…

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Nevada City, Ca. Home for Sale ~ Walk To Town, Stores and Schools!

said on March 11th, 2014 filed under: Localism, Nevada City

Nevada City, Ca. Home for Sale ~ Walk To Town, Stores and Schools!  continue reading…

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Getting By with Nothing

said on March 4th, 2014 filed under: Localism

Getting By with Nothing

One of my Facebook friends, the indomitable Kelly Pettit, posed the question:  How do people without jobs for years get by? If I lost my job, I would be homeless in about four months. What gives?

I was struck by the creativity and diversity of the responses.  Here are selections from her “thread.”

  • You learn to live on less
  • Families or spouses take over paying for your life
  • Crime
  • Off-books work
  • Closet slum lords
  • Cut out everything superfluous:  cable, snacks, heat, trips, car
  • Mommy and daddy’s trust fund
  • Cashing in the 401K
  • Sell your house and live a low key life for probably 15 years
  • Student loans
  • Family care giving exchanges
  • Tiny businesses
  • Carpenters always find something to do
  • Renting out your family home and living with your spouse and children in another house
  • Get unemployment for a while
  • Spend your savings
  • Juggle credit cards
  • Get a bit of help from family and friends
  • Foreclosures by banks usually take up to 2 years, so you can live in your house without making a payment

(my note: sometimes foreclosures move with breath-taking speed, so don’t count on that two year period of “breathing room.”)

A couple of Kelly’s respondents offer these positive perspectives:

  • There are ways to make it through life on very little.  I have to say I truly enjoy the simpler life, as opposed to always being on the go, and stressed beyond belief.
  • Some of my happiest times in life was when I was struggling . . . and it was all about being together and it really was *good*.  Later, when we were flush, not so much.

A deep bow of respect and gratitude to the contributors to Kelly’s post.

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Bear River High School Fundraiser – Auburn, Ca.

said on February 19th, 2014 filed under: Auburn, Lake of the Pines, Localism

Bear River High School  – Auburn, Ca.  is having a Fundraiser for Grad Night! What a great excuse to NOT cook dinner! Tickets do need to be pre-ordered by calling 916-672-7234 or 530-268-3449. continue reading…

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Lake of the Pines (Auburn, Ca.) Social Club First Meeting was a Great Success!

said on February 4th, 2014 filed under: Auburn, Lake of the Pines, Localism

Lake of the Pines (Auburn, Ca.) Social Club First Meeting was a Great Success! continue reading…

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Yay Team!

said on January 30th, 2014 filed under: Lake of the Pines, Localism, Success Stories

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We are delighted to announce that Deanne Gutierrez has joined the Jenkins Team as our new partner.  Deanne brings to us, and to our clients, a high-energy, can-do attitude along with years of real estate experience.  She is personable and a positive thinker, complementing our team with her warmth and charm, while also adding up-to-date technology skills.  We are honored to have her in our family.  Welcome Deanne Gutierrez!

 

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Wonderful Fundraiser to Help Local Grass Valley, Ca. Resident – Peter Lance

said on January 30th, 2014 filed under: Localism

 

Wonderful Fundraiser to Help Local Grass Valley, Ca. Resident – Peter Lance, a local Arborist continue reading…

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