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Large Country Home For Sale in Grass Valley, CA on 10 Acres

said on August 7th, 2017 filed under: Country Property, Grass Valley

Large Country Home For Sale in Grass Valley, CA on 10 Acres with 3 Bedrooms, 2 full bath, 1 half bath.

Lovely views from this country home with character!

Beautifully crafted stone walls, high wooden ceilings, and lots of natural light.

Love the updated kitchen over looking handsome rock out-croppings.

Large master suite with space to workout or have an office.

Super sized master bathroom with unique rock walls.

Drive just three minutes to buy milk and five minutes to local schools.

Tinker in the three car garage or fetch eggs in your chicken coop.

So many possibilities! 3825 square feet!

Exceptional value at $550, 000.

Call CJ at (530) 906-4715 for more details or to set up a private showing to see this large country home in Grass Valley, CA on 10 acres.

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Country Getaway Near Grass Valley, CA

said on November 9th, 2016 filed under: Auburn, Country Property, Grass Valley, Localism


Gardens, bridges and winding paths adorn this park-like retreat.


Custom home lovingly cared for with high ceilings and lots of light


Woodland views from every window.


About half-way between Auburn and Grass Valley, California in the Sierra Foothills.

Skyview path 1

Plenty of NID irrigation water.


Fenced to keep the deer away from your cherished landscape.


Private, yet close to schools and services.


Room for celebrations on the decks, above ground pool, and fire pit.

Skyview rear deck

Extra fourth bedroom, office, storage room and tool shed.


Possible multi- generational living with lots of parking.


Exceptional property!


Extraordinary Value!


Priced at $539,000

Call CJ Jenkins for more information or for a private showing.

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Auburn Horse Property For Sale

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



23771 Clayton Road

23771 Clayton Road

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



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




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.





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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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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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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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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Country Home for Sale near Grass Valley, California

said on August 28th, 2013 filed under: Country Property, Grass Valley, Localism

Country Home for sale near Grass Valley, California. continue reading…

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Grass Valley Home For Sale on 5 Acres

said on March 19th, 2013 filed under: Country Property, Grass Valley, Localism

Grass Valley Home for Sale on 5 Acres.  Don’t you deserve a Sweet Country Retreat?

Beautifully maintained and recently updated country home sitting on 4.99 acres.

This home features 3-4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, indoor laundry and a downstairs suite with private entrance.

The outdoor boasts beautiful local views of the wooded area which can be seen from the wrap around deck.

There is a workshop, spa, chicken coop + chickens, a dog run and a peaceful fountain.

Isn’t it time you treated yourself to the serenity of country life?

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One Bright Crop in Nevada County Agriculture

said on August 19th, 2012 filed under: Country Property, Gardening, Localism

Agricultural production in Nevada County declined 45% during the first decade of this century (2001-2010).  You read that right.  Declined forty-five percent!  Only one crop increased in value and production, but I’ll save that revelation until the end of this short blog.

Ten years ago, the  top agricultural product from Nevada County was timber.  But with the collapse of new home construction, demand for lumber declined, and timber fell from number one to number three in the county.

Wine grape production has also fallen, from including a 31% decline from 2009 tom 2010 due to hail and frost at critical moments.

Here is the list of the TOP SIX CROPS in Nevada County as reported in the most recent Annual Crop Report (2010) from the Department of Agriculture

Cattle and calves

Range and pastures


Wine Grapes

Fruit and Vegetables

Nursery Stock

But which agricultural product has increased in production and value during the past 10 years?

Registered organic farmers have increased by 37% with a total increase of acres under organic certification of 47%.  You read that right, too.  Increased forty-seven percent!

In other articles I have claimed the Nevada County was perfectly capable of feeding itself if necessary.   Why?

Low population density

Reliable water

Sufficient arable land

Mild Climate

And the agricultural know-how skills of local organic farmers like Alan Haight of Riverhill Farm, just north of Nevada City.

Buy local.  Support your local farmers.

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“There is no such thing as land . . .”

said on August 18th, 2012 filed under: Country Property, Localism, Real Estate Nuts and Bolts

. . . only usable land.”

That was my first real estate lesson about land.  I learned those words from an old-timey country realtor who drove around Nevada County in a beat-up blue Pinto buying and selling land.  He didn’t look the part of a big-shot realtor, but he made a zillion dollars . . . and he knew just about everything there was to know about dealing land . . . usable land.

Just what does that mean . . . usable land?

Typically, “usable” means that the land is flat, or has some flat areas suitable for various purposes, or that the topography is gentle enough that you can do things on it without falling off the side.

But there are two other considerations, beyond flatness, that are even more important:

1.  What activities can be accomplished on the land in a cost-effective manner?

2.  What do you want to accomplish on the land?  That’s right, you.  I’m talking to you. Suppose a big parcel of land is ideal for cattle ranching, but you have no interest, zero, zip, nada in raising cows.  How usable is all that ranch land for you?


What is the point in (a) buying, (b) paying annual holding costs, and (c) maintaining one hundred acres if you are going to use only the quarter of an acre site your house actually sits on?  OK, before you start arguing with me, I concede that there are “passive” uses for big land parcels.

Here are three:

1.  Privacy.  Surround your home or business with a lot of land, and you can create a visual and sonic buffer against the cruel world outside.

2.  Lifestyle.  Some folks embrace the idea of snuggling themselves down in the bosom of Mother Nature, enveloped in the sights, sounds, and smells of trees and birds and running water.

3.  Investment.  A big spread may not be your cup of tea, right now, but good ranch land may appreciate in value so that you can make a killing when you sell it sometime down the line.


But for effectively “using” large land parcels, here are some of the more conventional pursuits:

  • Subdividing the land for residential or commercial development
  • Vineyards
  • Orchards
  • Farming
  • Horses
  • Livestock raised for food or dairy
  • Timber
  • Trails
  • Business
  • Apiaries (bees)
  • Kennels
  • Mining
  • Growing dope

I bet you can think of plenty of un-conventional uses for land:  campsites, seaweed drying flats, swamp tours, zip lines, ferries, toll booths, hot air balloon launching pads, wildlife sanctuaries, trout streams, koi ponds, sacred groves, truffle forests, ATV courses, Druidic dance circles, and, OK, I’ll stop now before I get really silly.

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