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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

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 thought about returning to the community he loved.  After some tours of single-story homes, John selected a new home, but the concept of moving from one place to another was overwhelming. I arranged for a sweet couple to manage his move, so it would make things easier for John.  They planned packing, movers, changing over utilities, cleaning of both homes, arranging furniture, unpacking, and so much more.  With our help, many of the worries of moving melted away for John.

To truly help John feel right back at home in his old community, I threw him a Welcome Party once he was settled in. I invited some of John’s old friends as well as his new neighbors, so he could get to know more people. A fun time was had by all, especially John.

 

Are you or a loved one thinking of making a big change? Not sure how to proceed? Call CJ! 530.906.4715

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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

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
  • 3 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • dash of salt

Once you have all your toppings, preheat your oven to 375 degrees and take these steps to prepare the treat

For the topping:

  1. In a medium size bowl combine the crumb topping ingredients with a fork or pastry blender until it resembles small crumbs. Refrigerate while you prepare the apple filling.

For the Apple Filling:

  1. Peel & slice your green apples. Place in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine melted butter and flour until well blended. Add lemon juice, milk and vanilla and stir well. Stir in brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. Pour butter mixture over apples and toss to coat. Pour apple mixture into an 8×8-inch baking dish and spread into an even layer.
  4. Sprinkle crumb topping evenly over the apples.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and top is set.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.

The best way to serve this dessert is warm with vanilla ice cream! Your dessert will definitely be the hit at your holiday gatherings or just at home with family!

Or are you interested in buying or selling a home in our beautiful area? Call CJ! 530.906.4715

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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

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 that includes a half bath and the indoor laundry. This lovely home is waiting for you!

Lake of the Pines is a stunning 2000-home gated community located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, roughly 46 miles north east of Sacramento. In addition to our 230-acre lake, LOP residents and their guests enjoy a host of on-site amenities including a 19 hole golf course and driving range, pro shop with adjacent sports lounge bar and Grill, a junior Olympic size swimming pool, six developed parks, 148 marina slips, 4 tennis courts, 2 bocce ball courts, 3 pickle ball courts, a full-size basketball court, a spacious and newly built lakeside clubhouse and restaurant with full bar service, 24 hour control gate access, RV and boat storage services, and more!

Check out the full listing here

 

Interested in taking a look at this lovely home? Or are you interested in buying or selling a home in our beautiful area? Call CJ! 530.906.4715

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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

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 clogged gutters can overflow, causing damage to the soffit and fascia on the eaves of your home. To prevent this from happening, it’s important to keep gutters clean and properly maintained.

To maintain your gutters:

  • Clean Gutters: Check gutters regularly to make sure they are clean, and remove any leaves or other debris.
  • Secure Gutters: To repair sagging or loose gutters, replace the gutter spikes with gutter screws, using a cordless drill. Gutter screws hold much better than standard gutter spikes, providing support and security.
  • Seal Leaks: Use a hose to check the joints and seams for leaks. To repair a leaking joint, clean the area thoroughly and apply silicone caulk to seal it.
  • Repair Downspouts: Make sure that downspouts are clear of leaves and other debris, and that any joints fit together properly.
  • Water Runoff: Check to see that the water coming out of downspouts is diverted away from your home using splash blocks, a downspout extension, or irrigation pipe.

The more you can do before the rains come, the better! Its not fun for anyone, including your bank account, to have to make emergency repairs in the middle of winter. Celebrate the first day of Fall this weekend by giving a little TLC to your home!

 

Need help finding the right person to do any repairs on your gutters? Are you interested in buying or selling a home in our beautiful area? Call CJ! 530.906.4715

 

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23580 Singing Hills Court

said on August 28th, 2018 filed under: Alta Sierra, Auburn, Colfax, Grass Valley, Lake of the Pines, Lake Wildwood, Localism, Nevada City, Real Estate Nuts and Bolts, Whimsy

Check out our newest listing! We are so excited to present 23580 Singing Hills Court in beautiful Lake of the Pines in Auburn, CA.

Welcome to this sweet home, filled with good energy, and just waiting for your updating touches. This home has a great room concept which allows for you to interact in all the living spaces. It is super clean with brand new carpet just installed.

The master is on the main level and private from the two upstairs bedrooms. You have the feeling of being in a tree house while sitting on your back deck. There is plenty of storage underneath the home and in the garage. Walk only 1/2 mile to the private Clubhouse, tennis courts, bocce ball courts, Sports Lounge, pool, main beach and golf course. This home is an exceptional value and won’t last long!

Lake of the Pines is a stunning 2000-home gated community located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, roughly 46 miles north east of Sacramento. In addition to our 230-acre lake, LOP residents and their guests enjoy a host of on-site amenities including a 19 hole golf course and driving range, pro shop with adjacent sports lounge bar and Grill, a junior Olympic size swimming pool, six developed parks, 148 marina slips, 4 tennis courts, 2 bocce ball courts, 3 pickle ball courts, a full-size basketball court, a spacious and newly built lakeside clubhouse and restaurant with full bar service, 24 hour control gate access, RV and boat storage services, and more!

Check out the full listing here

Interested in taking a look at this lovely home? Or are you interested in buying or selling a home in our beautiful area? Call CJ! 530.906.4715

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Open House for our NEW LISTING!

said on August 23rd, 2018 filed under: Alta Sierra, Auburn, Colfax, Grass Valley, Lake of the Pines, Localism, Nevada City, Real Estate Nuts and Bolts, Whimsy

Open House for our NEW LISTING!
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23580 Singing Hills Court Auburn, CA 95602
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New Home for Sale at Lake of the Pines! $369,000
OPEN House Saturday, August 25 from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Call CJ for gate access at 530-906-4715
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Welcome to this sweet home, filled with good energy, and just waiting for your updating touches. Great room concept. Super clean with brand new carpet. Master on the main level and private from the two upstairs bedrooms. Feels like a tree house while sitting on your back deck. Plenty of storage underneath the home and in the garage. Walk 1/2 mile to the Clubhouse, tennis courts, bocce ball courts, Sports Lounge, pool, main beach and golf course. An exceptional value!
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Interested in taking a look at this lovely home? Or are you interested in buying or selling a home in our beautiful area? Call CJ! 530.906.4715

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Strawberries & Chantilly Cream Recipe

said on August 17th, 2018 filed under: Alta Sierra, Auburn, Colfax, Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Gardening, Grass Valley, Lake of the Pines, Lake Wildwood, Localism, Nevada City, Whimsy

Strawberries & Chantilly Cream Recipe

Don’t know what to do with all the strawberries that are in season right now? Try this whipped cream recipe! It is by far the best whipped cream recipe we have ever tasted! It will pair great with some fresh strawberries from your local farmers market, or any fruit that may be in season. We serve this treat to Realtors at our Open Houses from time to time and it is always a big hit! The natural strawberry flavor & the Chantilly cream is so delicious together.

 

Strawberries & Chantilly Cream

What you will need:

1 lb fresh strawberries, hulled

2 tbsp. granulated sugar

3/4 cup heavy cream

1/3 cup powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

3 tbsp strawberry-flavored popping candy (such as Pop Rocks)

 

How to make it:

 

  1. Cut smaller strawberries in half lengthwise; cut larger strawberries into quarters lengthwise. Toss together strawberries and granulated sugar in medium bowl until coated. Cover & refrigerate for 1 hour or up to 8 hours.

 

  1. Beat cream, powdered sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form, about 30 seconds to 1 minute.

 

  1. Divide strawberries with accumulated juices evenly among 6 bowls. Top each bowl with a large dollop of whipped cream. Sprinkle bowls evenly with candy. Serve immediately.

 

Serves: 6

Active time: 10 minutes

Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

 

Enjoy this recipe as a special treat after dinner, serve as an appetizer at a party, or just whip it up for yourself!

 

Interested in buying or selling in our beautiful area? Call CJ! 530.906.4715

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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

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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.
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From the parcel, enjoy the peaceful views of a pond and Dark Horse Golf Course.
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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.
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Watch for the red bandannas–they mark our property lines!
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With so much potential, this is the perfect place to build your ideal home.
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This buildable lot is a rare find! Exceptional Value!
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For more information, Call CJ at 530-906-4715!

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Stunning and Newly Renovated Home for Sale in Lake of the Pines, CA

said on January 17th, 2018 filed under: Auburn, Lake of the Pines, Localism

 

 

Freshly renovated for her Spring Debut! What a dazzling beauty!

 

 

Soaring ceilings, custom details, sweeping staircase, granite, marble and hardwoods galore.

 

 

 

 

 

A gorgeous, level, golf course double lot with exceptional lake views, she offers a private putting green and three water features.

 

 

 

 

 

From her elegant and expansive master suite, you will enjoy brilliant views down the length of the lake.

 

 

 

 

 

The crown jewel of the community, this regal home is a sensational value.

 

 

Call CJ for a Private Showing at 530-906-4715!

 

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Easy Living at this Home for Sale in Lake of the Pines

said on November 16th, 2017 filed under: Auburn, Lake of the Pines, Localism

 

 

Desirable single story home on a level lot.

 

 

Constructed by well-known builder Mark Oakley, the open floor plan offers high ceilings and contemporary features.

 

 

 

Natural light decorates each room from the many windows.

 

 

 

 

Enjoy the super private back yard outlined with trees.

 

 

 

 

Garage provides room for your golf cart and two cars plus lots of storage.

 

 

Immaculate, well-maintained, tidy, clean and ready to go!

 

 

 

The perfect place for an active (or not so active) lifestyle at exceptional Value!

 

 

 

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