Mold, Oh Mold, Oh Crazy Mold

said on May 22nd, 2013 filed under: Localism, Real Estate Nuts and Bolts

MOLD 101 Mold is everywhere.  It’s in every breath you take and in every breath you will take for the rest of your life.  Mold is in every house you have ever lived in or will live in.  There will always be mold spores floating around your home.  How did they get there?  You brought them in, on your shoes, your clothes, your hair, your food. They blew in on that delightful fresh breeze through your open window. When should you be...Continue Reading!

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Upcoming Local Event Near Lake of the Pines, Auburn Ca ~ Larry Diehl & Friends Acoustic Concert

said on May 20th, 2013 filed under: Auburn, Cultural Events, Lake of the Pines, Localism

Another Upcoming Local Event Near Lake of the Pines, Auburn Ca ~ Larry Diehl & Friends Acoustic Concert is coming May 31, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. This event will take place at the Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center at the State Theatre. (more…)Continue Reading!

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Buyer, Thou Shall Not . . .

said on May 15th, 2013 filed under: Real Estate Nuts and Bolts

There are 5 Absolute Do Not's When Purchasing A House. The 5 Absolute Do Not's When Purchasing A House below are so important that anyone one of them can easily bring a Loan Approval and Closing to a screeching halt. The 5 Absolute Do Not's When Purchasing A House are: DO NOT go out and buy a new car, or furniture or ANY other large purchase. The new payment could disqualify you from being able to qualify for the mortgage. DO NOT stop...Continue Reading!

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Upcoming Event Near Lake of the Pines, Auburn Ca. ~ Auburn Spring Home Show

said on May 15th, 2013 filed under: Auburn, Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Gardening, Lake of the Pines, Localism

Upcoming Event Near Lake of the Pines, Auburn Ca. ~ Auburn Spring Home Show is coming this weekend May 17th - 19th 2013. This event takes place at the Gold Country Fairgrounds. (more…)Continue Reading!

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Why I Love Lake of the Pines

said on May 13th, 2013 filed under: Lake of the Pines

Golden Hills Real Estate

Thanks to my Pal Cheryl Taylor Tune for this exquisite photo from her deck.  My house is just across the lake, down that quiet cove you see in the distance.  People ask me, "what's the best thing about living on the lake?"  My answer, "it gives me peace of mind."Continue Reading!

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Selling Homes at Lake of the Pines, CA

said on May 12th, 2013 filed under: Lake of the Pines

Golden Hills Real Estate

Selling a home at Lake of the Pines, CA.     How sweet it is!  Ralph and Alice Cramden celebrate the sale of their home on Lakeshore South.  (No, it's not really, Ralph and Alice from the Honeymooners.  It's John and Ginger Dickey on their way to a new adventure nearer their family.)Continue Reading!

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Rent It or Flip It?

said on May 9th, 2013 filed under: Localism

Rent it or flip it? Last year the answer to this investor question was simple.  Rent it.  My investor clients would buy cheap foreclosures, fix them up a bit, and rent them for 10+% cash-on-cash return. This year the small investor environment has changed.  Prices have gone up; those cheap "fixers" have mostly disappeared.  We can still find properties that return a more modest 5%-7% but now, because home prices are rising and the inventory is low, you should be looking at...Continue Reading!

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Lake of the Pines Custom Home for Sale

said on May 7th, 2013 filed under: Lake of the Pines, Localism

Golden Hills Real Estate

Lake of the Pines custom home for sale. This one is a rarity for the gated northern California community-- a newer-built home.   Completed in 2005, this lovely custom home is on the quiet end of the best street at Lake of the Pines, Woodhaven Place.  How can I call it "the best street?"  Well. this is my blog so I can do whatever I want, but that bit of snippery aside, Woodhaven Place really is pretty, quiet, and with little traffic.  It's one...Continue Reading!

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Lake of the Pines High School – Auburn, Ca Bear River High

said on May 6th, 2013 filed under: Auburn, Lake of the Pines, Localism, Neighborhood Profiles, Real Estate Nuts and Bolts

Lake of the Pines High School - Auburn, Ca Bear River High School is located near the community of Lake of the Pines at 11130 Magnolia Road Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 268-3700. (more…)Continue Reading!

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Sara Watkins in Grass Valley, CA

said on May 3rd, 2013 filed under: Cultural Events, Grass Valley, Localism

Sara Watkins will perform in Grass valley at the Center for the Arts on Saturday, May 11.   I have my tickets!  Do you have yours?  Still some left when I bought mine today.Continue Reading!

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