Selling your home: A legal checklist

said on November 8th, 2018 filed under: Alta Sierra, Auburn, Colfax, Grass Valley, Lake of the Pines, Lake Wildwood, Negotiating, Nevada City, Whimsy

Golden Hills Real Estate

Here is a general legal checklist for you to use to prepare yourself for selling your home. This checklist outlines the steps and items needed to be the most prepared for your home being on market. Resolve any financial obstacles before you sell If your property has incurred any sort of debt, encumbrance or lien, you will need to take care of them before settling with your buyer. These obstacles can arise any number of ways: Federal, state or local tax liens ...Continue Reading!

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A New Favorite: The Stone House Restaurant

said on October 31st, 2018 filed under: Alta Sierra, Auburn, Colfax, Grass Valley, Lake of the Pines, Lake Wildwood, Localism, Nevada City, Whimsy

Golden Hills Real Estate

Last Saturday night Bob & I experienced a wonderful meal at the historic Stone House Restaurant in Nevada City.  They serve local food that is grown or raised on nearby farms.  As the seasons change, so does the menu.  In fact, the chef is constantly adjusting the offerings to fit the available foods from the farm.  I liked the small plate options as we could enjoy many tastes.  We shared carrot ginger soup, pork belly & collared greens, and a...Continue Reading!

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Our top 5 favorite House Plants

said on October 24th, 2018 filed under: Alta Sierra, Auburn, Colfax, Gardening, Grass Valley, Lake of the Pines, Lake Wildwood, Localism, Nevada City, Whimsy

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House plants are always a great way to brighten up a space and make it feel more lush. House plants are great for people who don’t consider themselves to have a “green thumb” because most are not too high maintenance. If you have never had a house plant, or would like to add to your collection, here are our current favorite 5 house plants.   Snake Plant These plants are so fun and basically impossible to kill! They need moderate sunlight and watering...Continue Reading!

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Helping seniors with Real Estate at their own pace

said on October 17th, 2018 filed under: Alta Sierra, Auburn, Colfax, Grass Valley, Lake of the Pines, Lake Wildwood, Localism, Nevada City, Success Stories, Whimsy

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Make change happen at your own pace! Working with seniors is a joy. It is important to note that life style changes may take more time for folks that have been in a place a long time.  Understanding this by assisting seniors at a comfortable pace is part of being a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES). John moved away from Lake of the Pines seven years ago to a tri-level care facility for his lovely wife’s medical care.  After she passed, John...Continue Reading!

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Try this yummy fall recipe for Apple Crisp!

said on October 9th, 2018 filed under: Alta Sierra, Auburn, Colfax, Grass Valley, Lake of the Pines, Lake Wildwood, Localism, Nevada City, Whimsy

Golden Hills Real Estate

Looking for an easy and yummy fall dessert idea? Look no further! This apple crisp recipe is so simple and SO delicious! You can get some in-season granny smith apples and whip up a get dessert that will please everyone! Here is what you will need: For the crumb topping: 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon dash of salt 1/3 cup unsalted butter, cut into small pieces For the Apple filling: 3-4 large Granny Smith apples , peeled and thinly sliced ...Continue Reading!

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Our New Listing! 11561 Inverness Way in Lake of the Pines

said on October 3rd, 2018 filed under: Alta Sierra, Auburn, Colfax, Grass Valley, Lake of the Pines, Lake Wildwood, Localism, Market Trends, Neighborhood Profiles, Nevada City, Whimsy

Golden Hills Real Estate

11561 Inverness Way in Lake of the Pines Check out our charming new listing! What a brilliant spot on the Golf Course! This comfortable SINGLE story is ready for you. Enjoy your peaceful backyard with views of the Lake of the Pines Golf Course. Not far from Green Valley Park for a swim or to launch your kayak. New flooring, paint, landscaping and touch ups were done right before going on market! Has an extra area off the back of the garage...Continue Reading!

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Get your gutters ready for winter!

said on September 18th, 2018 filed under: Alta Sierra, Auburn, Colfax, Country Property, Grass Valley, Lake of the Pines, Lake Wildwood, Localism, Whimsy

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Get your gutters ready for winter!! The first day of Fall is this Saturday and we can already feel it! With the temperature dropping its means its only a matter of time before it is our rainy season. Are your gutters ready for it? If you answer is not automatically yes, then maybe it’s the perfect time to show your gutters some love. A small amount of maintenance now can make all the difference, and most likely save you bundles! Sagging and...Continue Reading!

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MOST BEAUTIFUL TRAIL IN THE CALIFORNIA FOOTHILLS

said on September 13th, 2018 filed under: Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Localism, Running and Hiking trails

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This morning I was running Stevens Trail just outside of Colfax, California. Stevens gets my vote as the most beautiful trail in the Foothills, at least in a thirty mile radius of Auburn.  I’ve run most of these trails, many times, and this one is my favorite for pure loveliness . . . combined with a worthy challenge.  View for view, glade for glade, and grade for grade, it matches up with any trail.   The trail head is conveniently close to...Continue Reading!

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21st Annual Yuba River Clean-up!

said on September 13th, 2018 filed under: Alta Sierra, Cultural Events, Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Grass Valley, Lake of the Pines, Localism, Nevada City, Whimsy

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Join SYRCL and the community for the 21st Annual Yuba River Cleanup! We have nearly 90 miles of rivers, creeks and shoreline to cover in just one day and we need your help keeping our local rivers trash free. Help us haul out the garbage, divert recyclables from the landfill, and keep the Yuba clean, safe and healthy. This event has been going strong for 20 years, hauling out MORE THAN 200,000 POUNDS of garbage and recycling! Help make our 21st the...Continue Reading!

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Gold Country Fair Starts Today!!

said on September 6th, 2018 filed under: Localism

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The Gold Country Fair starts today! Come on out and participate in one of the last local events of the summer.  The fairgrounds are located at 1273 High Street in downtown Auburn.  This year’s theme is California Nights & Carnival Lights and is running from Thursday Sept 6th through Sunday Sept 9th. This year includes the carnival, fantastic food, vendors, still exhibits, Best Buy Educational building, agricultural Exhibits, Junior Livestock Auction, Demolition Derby, Monster Trucks, Kids World and more! Fair Hours Thursday, September...Continue Reading!

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