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A Cabin Retreat for Sale at Lake of the Pines

said on September 25th, 2015 filed under: Auburn, Lake of the Pines, Localism

front lead                            living room

Get away to your cabin retreat in Lake of the Pines.


This Tahoe style home has lots of character and is nestled in between trees and attractive rock outcroppings.  Enjoy the bright, open Great room with soaring ceilings and gas log stove.  The home has been upgraded with new carpet and interior paint.  The Master bathroom sports granite and new tile.  With 1724 sqft, this comfortable floor plan has three bedrooms/ 2 baths.  Downstairs is a bonus room or optional fourth bedroom with a half bath.  The yard has drought resistant landscaping, with a place for gardening.  Your cabin retreat at Lake of the Pines awaits you. 23458 Rolling Hills Court.

Excellent Value at $312,000

Virtual Tour

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California Home Sales Retreat

said on September 24th, 2015 filed under: Localism

California Home Sales Stuck in the Doldrums


  • Sales are down 13.1% from July
  • Median price falls 1.2%

I have excerpted this from Property Radar. I’ll give you a link at the bottom so you can read the entire report.

CALIFORNIA, SEPTEMBER 22, 2015 – California single-family home and condominium sales fell 13.1 percent to 36,733 in August from 42,261 in July but were up 3.1 percent from 35,613 in August 2014. Driving the increase in year-over-year sales was the 6.4 percent increase in non-distressed property sales.

“While we had a couple of strong months this year, August sales are a clear reminder that CA sales are still quite weak,” said Madeline Schnapp, Director of Economic Research for Property Radar. “Year-to-date sales volumes are lower than 4 of the last 6 years, only slightly better than 2007, and far below pre-crisis volumes.”

Read the entire report at Property Radar.

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Stylish condo for Sale in Auburn Woods

said on August 26th, 2015 filed under: Auburn, Localism

We have a Stylish condo for sale in Auburn Woods.  This two story, 2 Bed/1.5 Bath condo is 1193 sqft.  It is light, spacious, well-maintained with nice views of the pool.  Open floor plan includes living room with fireplace, formal dining area, and eat-in kitchen. Upstairs there is a Master suite, laundry area and large 2nd Bedroom. Skylights and high ceilings add to the open feeling. It is conveniently located to Hwy 80 and downtown Auburn.  It would be a great place to call home but it would also make a great investment.

13031 Lincoln Way #109, Auburn                        Listed at $169,000

front door   view from balcony










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Roomy, Artistic, Single Story Home For Sale At Lake Of The Pines

said on July 22nd, 2015 filed under: Lake of the Pines, Localism

This is the life! Peaceful living in this single story home on a level lot at Lake of the Pines.


Just a quick walk to Sandy Point Beach and Shadow Cove. Room for everyone: formal dining and living rooms, eat-in kitchen, bonus room, family room . . . could easily be four bedrooms!


There is abundant space for your three cars and for hobbies on your work bench.


Recently updated.  Filled with color and light and flowing energy. Every bedroom has it’s own bathroom. Garden, patios, shed, lots of storage and parking.


Exceptional find!  Just Reduced to $519,00!


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Good News for Both Sellers and Buyers

said on July 16th, 2015 filed under: Localism, Market Trends

I am excerpting and condensing from today’s report by Property Radar.

CALIFORNIA, JULY 15, 2015 — California single-family home and condominium sales gained 8.5 percent in June On a year-over-year basis, sales were up 16.4 percent from June 2014.

After a mediocre May, California real estate sales took off in June.   The year-over-year jump was the largest since October 2012 likely due to improving economic conditions and fear of continue reading…

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California Median Home Prices and Sales Retreat in May

said on June 24th, 2015 filed under: Localism, Market Trends

I am pasting this market update from “Property Radar,” a newsletter I have subscribed to for years.

California Median Home Prices and Sales Retreat in May
Median Home Prices Fall 1.8 Percent to $396,750,
Sales Down 3.5 Percent

“With the exception of a few counties, price increases have slowed considerably. You cannot defy gravity. The environment of rising prices on lower sales volumes was destined not to last. Higher borrowing costs since the beginning of the year and decreased affordability was bound to impact sales sooner or later. We may also be seeing the fourth year in a row where prices jumped early in the year, only to roll-over and head lower later the rest of the year.”

This is exactly what I have been seeing lately in Nevada County and Lake of the Pines.

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Charming Golf Course Cabin at Lake of the Pines

said on June 24th, 2015 filed under: Lake of the Pines, Localism

Enjoy relaxing on the back deck overlooking the Lake of the Pines Golf Course. Take a short walk  to the NEW Clubhouse and Main Beach where everything is happening. 


golf course house from the back






You will feel like you are in your vacation hideaway at the lake with wooden ceilings, three decks and open loft.  Extra parking available for your golf cart and toys. Excellent location! Exceptional value! $285,000


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The Real Estate AVID

said on June 15th, 2015 filed under: Localism, Negotiating, Real Estate Nuts and Bolts, Request for Repair

The Real Estate AVID

The California AVID is not an insect–though many real estate agents consider it worthy of extermination. The Agent Visual Inspection Disclosure is, for a fact, an odd and awkward creature. Can the findings from the AVID be used by the buyer in negotiating a Request for Repairs? Answer at the end of the article. continue reading…

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Duplex for Sale, Really Cheap

said on May 2nd, 2015 filed under: Whimsy

This cozy duplex is for sale, cheap.  It’s somewhere in the desert, but I got lost so I don’t remember exactly where it was.  Rustic design, air conditioned through windows, rattlesnakes mostly re-located.


Beautiful Granny Unit.  Buyer to verify permit.


Bonus feature!  Low maintenance swimming pool included!



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A Day in the Life of a Real Estate Dog

said on April 15th, 2015 filed under: Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Localism, Whimsy



Real Estate Dog

Dharma eyes

Daily Checklist

  •  Wait for mom and dad to get up
  •  Say good morning
  •  Get first treat from mom
  •  Get morning pills from dad
  •  Eat breakfast
  •  Pee
  • Wait for dad to get ready
  • Go for ride in the truck
  • Get special treat at Starbucks
  • Go for long walk in a favorite place
  • Pee
  • Poo (2 times)
  • Pee
  • Help dad with real estate
  • Get a bite of dad’s doughnut
  • Nap in the truck
  • Check on grandma
  • Get TWO treats from grandma
  • Go home
  • Munch ice cubes
  • Nap in the shade
  • Get afternoon treat
  • Pee
  • Play with dad
  • Get evening pills from dad
  • Eat Dinner
  • Get secret treat from mom that dad doesn’t know about
  • Go for night patrol in the neighborhood with dad
  • Pee
  • Poo (2 times)
  • Munch ice cubes
  • Get rubs
  • Fall asleep

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