Nevada County Fair Starts Today!

said on August 8th, 2018 filed under: Alta Sierra, Cultural Events, Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Grass Valley, Lake of the Pines, Lake Wildwood, Localism, Nevada City, Whimsy

Golden Hills Real Estate

Nevada County Fair begins today!!!   Head on up to the Nevada County Fairgrounds for one of the best fairs in the area! Some of the most beautiful fairgrounds in the state this week plays host to an assortment of good ol’ fashion fun! You have got to come out and see what the whole county and surrounding areas  waits all year to experience! We have five days of excitement and fun planned for Fair-goers of all ages. The Nevada County Fair is...Continue Reading!

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Nevada County National Night Out

said on August 3rd, 2018 filed under: Cultural Events, Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Grass Valley, Lake of the Pines, Localism, Nevada City, Whimsy

Golden Hills Real Estate

National Night out August 7th 2018 Come celebrate national night out! All greater Grass Valley & Nevada City area residents & families are invited to join us at Dee Mautino Park (10609 Alta Street, Grass Valley) for this FREE, fun, and community building event! Come for the food, the activities, or just say hello to your police departments. National Night Out is an annual community building campaign that promotes police community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods a safer...Continue Reading!

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Fun T-shirts that are Fundraising for Kids!

said on July 27th, 2018 filed under: Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Lake of the Pines, Localism, Whimsy

Golden Hills Real Estate

Recently we met a wonderful lady who has started a great way to help the local kids have something fun to do this summer. Her name Cathy Fernandes and she has begun a volleyball summer program for school age kids. It is being held in Lake of the Pines and currently serves Lake of the Pines residents. In order to run this program, she has come up with a creative way to raise money: Lake of the Pines t-shirts! Her...Continue Reading!

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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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