“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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Refresh and Refurbish

said on May 16th, 2018 filed under: Localism

Golden Hills Real Estate

    How much more do you think your house would be worth if you put $30,000 into it? Century 21 thinks the answer is "a lot," and I'm inclined to agree. The new "Refresh & Refurbish" program is here to prove it by granting the money for new listings.   There's some specification required to qualify, but essentially, Sellers can apply for the program, get up to $30,000 for upgrades and repairs, then  repay the loan through escrow. The idea is that the...Continue Reading!

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Goats in LOP!

said on May 3rd, 2018 filed under: Localism

Golden Hills Real Estate

. . Got Goats? Lake of the Pines does!  . There are 30-40 of these critters roaming about difficult to cut areas in this community.  They are the "weed whackers" of the area.  The goats are corralled in by a low lying plastic fencing just munching away. They even cuddle up and spend the nights in Lake of the Pines until the vegetation is chewed down. . It's an interesting business model; someone else feeds your animals for you, so you can focus on how great goats...Continue Reading!

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Picturesque Home for Sale in Grass Valley, CA

said on May 2nd, 2018 filed under: Localism

Golden Hills Real Estate

    This Sweet Country Home offers you both worlds: a peaceful, private setting on your own 9.6 acres, and yet located close enough to buy milk and drive the kids to excellent local schools.           From the front deck, enjoy the view with friends and family.       The newer built second car garage/workshop is fully permitted ($27,000) with water and power.       Our plentiful well produces 9gpm, enabling you to enjoy gardening and critters (not to mention awesome water pressure inside!)             This home offers plenty of room for...Continue Reading!

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Bocce Ball is Back for the New Season!!!

said on April 13th, 2018 filed under: Cultural Events, Fun Things to Do Outdoors, Lake of the Pines, Localism, Whimsy

Golden Hills Real Estate

Wow! What a line at Lake of the Pines. What are all these people standing in line for? We don't stand in lines at LOP! Why would we want that??? That would be ridiculous! Unless.... there's photo evidence..... Each person is a team captain representing 10-12 players. Everyone is hoping to get their team's favorite night to play.... and the sport is.... BOCCE BALL. So I guess that's worth standing in line once. Last year LOP had 650 registered Bocce Ball players, and this...Continue Reading!

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