Grass Valley Thursday Night Market

said on July 18th, 2018 filed under: Cultural Events, Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Grass Valley, Localism, Neighborhood Profiles, Whimsy

Golden Hills Real Estate

Check out Grass Valley's Thursday Night Market! Every Thursday this summer until August 2nd from 6-9pm! Come check out local goods vendors, yummy food, and fun music!   This is a great local summer event to get out on the town and enjoy local goods. Get to know the area, your community members, and what our downtown area has to offer.  Most of the downtown shops are open for business in addition to booths from other local artisans. The Grass Valley Thursday Night...Continue Reading!

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Getting Permits After the Fact

said on July 12th, 2018 filed under: Real Estate Nuts and Bolts, Whimsy

Golden Hills Real Estate

    Here in Nevada County, we have many homes that have expanded their downstairs into living quarters. Some owners build to code but have not pulled permits to save on their taxes.   When a contract is accepted but concerns are raised about lack of permits, it is possible to apply for "after the fact" permits. To do so, hire an architect or a residential draftsman to draw up new plans. Residential draftsmen are usually less costly. Both can get quite busy in Nevada...Continue Reading!

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Affordable Mobile Home for Sale in Loomis, CA

said on July 11th, 2018 filed under: Localism

Golden Hills Real Estate

    This Single Wide home has two extra rooms with lots of windows, two utility sheds for storage, and a sweet yard with palm trees.           New flooring, paint and appliances have been added.     The second bedroom is outfitted with a laundry hookup for your convenience, and the home has benefited from the PG&E energy partner program.       The Glenbrook Mobile Park offers a clubhouse, pool, laundry, BBQ and more.           Come see it for yourself if you are 55 or older: you'll like the value.     Call CJ at...Continue Reading!

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Price Reduction on this Sweet Home for Sale in Grass Valley, CA

said on June 20th, 2018 filed under: Localism

Golden Hills Real Estate

    Down from $429,000 to $409,000, get your own piece of the American Pie!     This 9.6 acre property has so many options: room to grow your garden with a 9 GPM well, two garages, lots of fencing for your animals, room for another structure, close to schools and stores yet private and peaceful.         Enjoy the new deck, and fresh paint and carpet.         The permitted second car garage/workshop ($26,000) has water/power.       Seller has a clear section one.             Conveniently situated between the foothills of Auburn and Grass Valley.     Great...Continue Reading!

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“Grab and Go” Bag (Part 2) First Aid

said on June 19th, 2018 filed under: Localism

Golden Hills Real Estate

This year's fire season is predicted to (1) start earlier, (2) last longer, and (3) be more severe.  Are you ready to run for your life with little or no notice?  Here is our First Aid kit that lives in our "Grab and Go" bag.                                                    Ibuprofen Loratamine Benadryl Alka seltzer Vaseline Alcohol Antibiotic ointment Ace bandage Bandaids Gauze pads Tape Scissors Tweezers   This list does no include our personal medications which we keep elsewhere in the bag.  Let us know if you think other First Aid items are a "must."Continue Reading!

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A ‘Go Bag’ Guide… Just in Case!

said on June 18th, 2018 filed under: Localism

Golden Hills Real Estate

. Disaster can strike at any time, and no area is immune. No matter where you live, having a 'go bag' can make a huge difference in an emergency where every second counts. Pack a small bag for each member of your household, keep them all in the same location, and make sure everyone knows the plan in case of an evacuation. . . The Bag Itself Keep it small and portable; you may literally be running with it. A backpack is ideal, but a...Continue Reading!

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Serving Food at Realtor Open Houses

said on June 14th, 2018 filed under: Lake of the Pines, Localism, Real Estate Nuts and Bolts, Whimsy

Golden Hills Real Estate

One of the things that I feel strongly about is the serving of food at all my Realtor Open Houses.  Realtors are known to ZOOM through properties and I want to slow them down...enjoy the home while they munch upon some good food.  There is a special connection when someone eats in a home and no matter what happens, the night before the tour I make a tasty treat for my colleagues.     Serving quesadillas in this Realtor tour in the beginning...Continue Reading!

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Idyllic Lot for Sale in Lake of the Pines, CA

said on June 13th, 2018 filed under: Auburn, Lake of the Pines, Localism

Golden Hills Real Estate

. . Build your dream home in the established community of Lake of the Pines. This active community offers golf, pickle ball, volleyball, lap pool, bocce ball, tennis, and a Sports Lounge. . . From the parcel, enjoy the peaceful views of a pond and Dark Horse Golf Course. . . Take a quick walk to THE LAKE at Park 4 to swim, kayak, fish and play, or launch your boat to sail or water ski. . . . Watch for the red bandannas--they mark our property lines! . . With so much potential, this is...Continue Reading!

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Turtles in Lake of the Pines, CA!

said on June 5th, 2018 filed under: Lake of the Pines, Localism, Whimsy

Golden Hills Real Estate

This time of year we have turtles leaving hibernation, crossing the street, and traveling through 3 parks in Lake of the Pines to get to the water. Local turtle lovers have places "Turtle Crossing" signs throughout the community, so be careful!     Wondering what to do if you see one of these cuties trying to cross the road? You can carefully pick them up, but make sure you hold the turtle away from your body... their defense is to pee on you!...Continue Reading!

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Rejuvenated Home for Sale in Lake of the Pines, CA

said on May 23rd, 2018 filed under: Lake of the Pines, Localism, Real Estate Nuts and Bolts, Success Stories

Golden Hills Real Estate

    Do you remember that thing I said about Refresh & Refurbish? Namely that it exists, and it's exactly what we did to an older home in Lake of the Pines. After just a month, the work is complete and 11250 Sunset Hills Ct is live on the market! Check out our before and after pictures!     The bushes outside were completely overgrown. They provide so much privacy, but I was worried about branches scratching my car! We had them trimmed and added deer...Continue Reading!

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