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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Jenkinson Lake Waterfall

I just love El Dorado County.  There are hidden gems all over the place if you are just willing to get out and explore a little.  The perfect example was Sunday when we took a hike on the trail that goes around Jenkinson Lake.  We've done this hike before - all the way around the lake, we've camped at the lake, we've fished and boated on the lake and I've also kayaked on the lake, but I never saw the waterfall that feeds the lake.  It is quite an impressive waterfall for a small lake and well worth a few miles out and back.  Makes a fun and easy/flat half day adventure.  Pick up the trail head off the Mormon Emigrant Trail just past the dam.  Hike for about and hour and 15 minutes to the bridge then head up stream.  You can't miss it.  It's just a few hundred feet from the bridge.  The swimming hole at the base is the perfect place to have lunch before heading back.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Why This May Be the Ideal Time to Buy Real Estate

This article from Time says it all about what trends we are seeing in the real estate market.  It was no surprise to see Sacramento mentioned because we are experiencing a very low inventory of homes, bidding wars, an increase in the number of signed contracts and investors buying to flip or rent.  These factors combined with 2003 level prices and historically low interest rates are the perfect storm.

http://moneyland.time.com/2012/05/21/why-this-may-be-the-ideal-time-to-buy-real-estate/

Monday, May 21, 2012

PENDING!!! - 4801 Jubilee Trail Shingle Springs, CA


I'm happy to report that homes in the midrange are selling.  This home on 5 acres with Sierra views went pending in only 6 weeks on the market. 

Monday, May 7, 2012

What NOT to do if you are trying to qualify for a loan

Yes, banks are lending again but I've earned some bumps and bruises over the past several months while trying to help clients finance homes through various lending institutions.  There are some definite things to avoid if you are trying to qualify for a loan in today's market.

1. DO NOT pay off bills - Wait for instructions from your lender, (who will advise you on the best strategy to help you qualify).

2. DO NOT make major purchases - Any addition to your monthly bills can have an impact on your ability to qualify.

3. DO NOT change jobs - Any change to line of work, salary or location can have a negative impact.

4. DO NOT move your money - Wait until after your purchase has closed to move money between banks,  or even accounts within a bank.

Because similar situations have wreaked havoc on my own personal deals, this excerpt from an imortgage publication caught my eye.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

April Homes Sales - Folsom

92 Homes sold in Folsom during the month of April compared with 77 during the month of March. Low sales price was $75,000 , High was $734,000 and the Median was $303,500. Average price/sq' was $150.35/sq'.

246 Wales Dr Folsom, CA 95630-2852  $    75,000.00
885 Halidon Way #1124 Folsom, CA 95630-8440  $    85,000.00
252 Wales Dr Folsom, CA 95630-2852  $    97,500.00
123 Pierpoint Cir Folsom, CA 95630-1764  $  125,000.00
885 Halidon Way #223 Folsom, CA 95630-8434  $  128,500.00
400 Moon Cir #438 Folsom, CA 95630-4122  $  131,100.00
206 Briarcliff Dr Folsom, CA 95630-2702  $  140,000.00
121 Fargo Way Folsom, CA 95630-2934  $  145,000.00
2001 Ferry Cir #101 Folsom, CA 95630-4019  $  155,000.00
243 Montrose Dr Folsom, CA 95630-2742  $  157,500.00
885 Halidon Way #812 Folsom, CA 95630-8437  $  159,900.00
705 Esplanade Cir #705 Folsom, CA 95630-7357  $  172,000.00
643 Cullingworth Ct Folsom, CA 95630-3705  $  175,000.00
602 Wales Dr Folsom, CA 95630-2931  $  182,500.00
209 Blossom Rock Ln #33 Folsom, CA 95630-8735  $  205,000.00
204 Monet Way #204 Folsom, CA 95630-5627  $  205,000.00
295 Marsalla Dr Folsom, CA 95630-7201  $  219,000.00
115 Rhoades Way Folsom, CA 95630-2347  $  222,000.00
102 Camberwell Way Folsom, CA 95630-8652  $  224,900.00
718 Ferrier Way Folsom, CA 95630-5450  $  225,000.00
459 Slocum Dr Folsom, CA 95630-7923  $  225,000.00
2332 Clapton Way Folsom, CA 95630-8525  $  235,000.00
105 Barrows Way Folsom, CA 95630-5414  $  235,000.00
137 Mcfarland Dr Folsom, CA 95630-4881  $  237,500.00
645 Humbert St Folsom, CA 95630-5452  $  247,000.00
109 Castro Ct Folsom, CA 95630-3281  $  250,000.00
101 Rebecca Way Folsom, CA 95630-4919  $  250,500.00
130 Witmer Dr Folsom, CA 95630-4653  $  251,500.00
103 Soliday Ct Folsom, CA 95630-2308  $  254,457.00
200 STONEY HILL Dr Folsom, CA 95630  $  260,000.00
1193 Darling Way Folsom, CA 95630-7329  $  262,500.00
301 Mormon St Folsom, CA 95630-2611  $  262,500.00
140 Gilded Rock Cir Folsom, CA 95630-3276  $  265,000.00
101 Chadsford Ct Folsom, CA 95630-9512  $  265,000.00
137 Fargo Way Folsom, CA 95630-2934  $  269,000.00
126 Ashcat Way Folsom, CA 95630-8055  $  274,000.00
120 Briarcliff Dr Folsom, CA 95630-3327  $  275,000.00
352 Parker Dr Folsom, CA 95630-7928  $  276,000.00
742 Diamond Glen Cir Folsom, CA 95630  $  277,500.00
135 Whiting Folsom, CA 95630  $  280,000.00
122 Elkins Cir Folsom, CA 95630-8027  $  285,000.00
1993 Misty Meadow Dr Folsom, CA 95630-6289  $  285,000.00
497 Fisher Cir Folsom, CA 95630-9553  $  290,000.00
2212 Owl Meadow St Folsom, CA 95630-6181  $  290,000.00
2206 Palomino Ct Folsom, CA 95630-6170  $  292,000.00
110 Foley Ln Folsom, CA 95630-3273  $  302,000.00
506 Sutter St Folsom, CA 95630-2543  $  305,000.00
1089 Huntly Dr Folsom, CA 95630-6102  $  311,875.00
171 Berry Creek Dr Folsom, CA 95630-1907  $  312,000.00
1408 Rutsey Ct Folsom, CA 95630-8429  $  325,000.00
109 Swain Sqr Folsom, CA 95630-6515  $  325,000.00
161 Placer Mine Rd Folsom, CA 95630-5109  $  327,000.00
757 Lorena Ct Folsom, CA 95630-7760  $  350,000.00
1176 Souza Way Folsom, CA 95630-7316  $  355,000.00
119 Freese Ct Folsom, CA 95630-5400  $  355,000.00
104 El Loma Way Folsom, CA 95630-2218  $  355,000.00
748 Morningside Dr Folsom, CA 95630-6145  $  360,000.00
113 Fantages Way Folsom, CA 95630-8145  $  364,900.00
1172 Souza Way Folsom, CA 95630-7316  $  368,000.00
160 John Henry Cir Folsom, CA 95630-8127  $  373,000.00
109 Middle Fork Ct Folsom, CA 95630-2098  $  380,000.00
1365 Marsden Ct Folsom, CA 95630-8445  $  382,500.00
1443 Freswick Dr Folsom, CA 95630-5302  $  385,000.00
116 Keller Cir Folsom, CA 95630-7615  $  385,200.00
626 Hancock Dr Folsom, CA 95630-4900  $  390,000.00
1416 Kilrenny Ct Folsom, CA 95630-5313  $  405,000.00
107 Gold Mine Ct Folsom, CA 95630-2097  $  410,000.00
111 Fall River Dr Folsom, CA 95630-5026  $  415,000.00
1437 Haddington Dr Folsom, CA 95630-5311  $  420,000.00
1141 Kingfisher Cir Folsom, CA 95630-7660  $  420,000.00
1273 Humbug Creek Ct Folsom, CA 95630-7643  $  425,000.00
100 Demurrage Way Folsom, CA 95630-8120  $  433,000.00
1484 Freswick Dr Folsom, CA 95630-5306  $  435,000.00
135 Darrington Dr Folsom, CA 95630-2265  $  444,000.00
150 Orange Blossom Cir Folsom, CA 95630-8100  $  455,000.00
408 Trowbridge Ln Folsom, CA 95630-6516  $  468,500.00
2033 Branding Iron Ct Folsom, CA 95630-6259  $  472,000.00
182 Cascade Falls Dr Folsom, CA 95630-1560  $  479,900.00
1639 Chalcedony Ct Folsom, CA 95630-7321  $  480,000.00
821 Fieldstone Ct Folsom, CA 95630-6157  $  490,000.00
124 Hollyann Dr Folsom, CA 95630-6622  $  500,000.00
1831 Caversham Way Folsom, CA 95630-6297  $  504,000.00
1626 Mendes Ct Folsom, CA 95630-7312  $  510,000.00
208 Lost Creek Dr Folsom, CA 95630-1535  $  515,000.00
1917 Alteri Ct Folsom, CA 95630-6163  $  530,000.00
238 American River Canyon Dr Folsom, CA 95630-7148  $  565,000.00
716 Sturbridge Dr Folsom, CA 95630-6166  $  599,000.00
108 Foxridge Dr Folsom, CA 95630-1807  $  610,000.00
1924 Fairgate Ct Folsom, CA 95630-6167  $  640,000.00
676 Misty Ridge Cir Folsom, CA 95630-6244  $  679,000.00
121 Obsidian Cliff Ct Folsom, CA 95630-7192  $  730,000.00
107 Black Gold Ln Folsom, CA 95630  $  734,000.00

April Home Sales - El Dorado Hills

60 Homes sold in El Dorado Hills during the month of April.  Low sales price was $268,000 , High was $647,500 and the median was $ 416,250.  Average price/sq'  was $146.45/sq'.


3418 Northam Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5323  $  268,000.00
1101 Oak Tree Cir El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4064  $  275,000.00
4154 Monte Verde Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5557  $  299,000.00
383 Arches Ave El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7312  $  329,900.00
5072 Mertola Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7552  $  330,000.00
3224 Four Seasons Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5036  $  330,000.00
5054 Taylor Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7532  $  335,000.00
1180 Malcolm Dixon Rd El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-3808  $  342,000.00
3380 Tea Rose Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-6569  $  344,000.00
7089 Cinnamon Teal Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-6318  $  350,000.00
3299 Knights Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4352  $  350,000.00
2111 Sheffield Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $  355,000.00
4376 Lombardia Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5446  $  355,000.00
4029 Redondo Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7553  $  355,700.00
731 Knight Ln El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4300  $  360,000.00
810 Mount Ranier Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4449  $  366,000.00
5116 Garlenda Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5457  $  369,000.00
633 Ruscello Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5531  $  375,000.00
3204 Rapallo Pl El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5463  $  378,000.00
2073 Beckett Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5200  $  380,000.00
1547 Toro Pl El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $  380,000.00
1183 Villagio Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5528  $  390,000.00
904 Apero Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7671  $  395,000.00
617 Ore Cart Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-6614  $  399,900.00
1802 Calaveras Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4000  $  410,000.00
1102 Souza Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7555  $  422,500.00
4684 Village Green Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7673  $  434,000.00
4668 Village Green Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7673  $  435,000.00
4719 Monte Mar Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5022  $  449,000.00
9112 Orchid Shade Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-6333  $  450,000.00
3074 Brackenwood Pl El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7841  $  455,000.00
218 Gunston Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7680  $  455,199.00
3007 Melina Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-3973  $  465,000.00
100 Miramont Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5469  $  465,000.00
4701 Freno Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7524  $  475,000.00
4153 Windsor Point Pl El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $  485,000.00
4229 Suffolk Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4117  $  490,000.00
787 KNIGHT El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $  503,500.00
867 Brown Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4401  $  515,000.00
2242 Amherst Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $  518,000.00
727 Lakecrest Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $  525,000.00
111 Donatella Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4161  $  535,000.00
5026 Coronado Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-3993  $  541,000.00
2059 Impressionist Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5236  $  560,000.00
4371 Dunnwood Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-9680  $  570,000.00
241 Rushcliffe Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $  590,000.00
6050 Penela Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7570  $  599,000.00
5036 Crail Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7694  $  605,000.00
8023 Marches Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5426  $  625,000.00
5311 Bantry Pl El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7651  $  647,500.00

April Home Sales - Cameron Park/Shingle Springs

42 homes sold in Cameron Park/Shingle Springs during the month of April.  The high selling price was $525,000, the low was $67,000 and the median price was $245,000.  The average price/sq' was just over $125/sq'.  I'm always happy to provide a market analysis of your home.

3180 Country Club Dr #10A Cameron Park, CA 95682-8553  $     67,000.00
3300 Spill Way #3 Cameron Park, CA 95682-8113  $     89,500.00
4598 Benton Way Shingle Springs, CA 95682-7517  $  113,000.00
3397 Maricopa Ct Cameron Park, CA 95682-9264  $  120,000.00
3084 Emerald Ct Cameron Park, CA 95682-8536  $  155,000.00
2780 STERLING Way Cameron Park, CA 95682-9241  $  163,000.00
2523 Deer Trail Ln Cameron Park, CA 95682-9235  $  164,000.00
2656 Sterling Way Cameron Park, CA 95682  $  169,000.00
3734 MILLBRAE Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-8907  $  170,000.00
4096 Presley Ln Shingle Springs, CA 95682-9395  $  170,000.00
3577 Green Glen Ct Cameron Park, CA 95682-9026  $  178,000.00
3162 Oakwood Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-9068  $  180,000.00
5120 Turkey Track Rd Placerville, CA 95667-9749  $  185,000.00
2317 Knollwood Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682-8920  $  186,000.00
4030 Tammy Ln Shingle Springs, CA 95682-9334  $  190,000.00
3735 Montclair Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-9082  $  190,000.00
3141 NAVION Ct #2 Cameron Park, CA 95682-8103  $  191,750.00
3708 Toronto Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-8649  $  206,000.00
3180 Granada Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682-9114  $  220,250.00
3426 Oxford Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-8223  $  224,000.00
3217 Cambridge Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682  $  245,000.00
3186 Granada Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682-9114  $  245,000.00
6901 Gild Creek Rd Shingle Springs, CA 95682-9346  $  250,000.00
3181 Western Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682-9205  $  250,000.00
4500 Benton Way Shingle Springs, CA 95682-9332  $  251,000.00
2810 La Crescenta Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682-7996  $  256,000.00
3454 Montero Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-4016  $  258,000.00
3222 La Canada Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682-9254  $  259,000.00
2551 WHITE OAK Rd Rescue, CA 95672  $  260,000.00
3577 Fairway Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682-8624  $  290,000.00
524 Crazy Horse Ct Cameron Park, CA 95682-7320  $  299,000.00
3448 Charito Ln Cameron Park, CA 95682-9149  $  300,000.00
6279 Bridgeport Dr Shingle Springs, CA 95682-7670  $  322,000.00
2844 Aquamarine Cir Cameron Park, CA 95682  $  342,500.00
6223 BRIDGEPORT Dr Shingle Springs, CA 95682-7668  $  347,000.00
3514 Matador Ct Cameron Park, CA 95682-8172  $  349,000.00
2602 Julie Ct Cameron Park, CA 95682-7803  $  349,900.00
3885 Yellow Pine Dr Rescue, CA 95672-9636  $  358,000.00
4661 TENNESSEE Dr Shingle Springs, CA 95682-9529  $  359,000.00
3780 BRAHMA Cir Shingle Springs, CA 95682-9377  $  394,500.00
3198 Chasen Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682-7680  $  520,000.00
4820 Grazing Hill Rd Latrobe, CA 95682  $  545,000.00

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Are the Bargains Gone?

Just this week I was talking to my mother, who is a real estate broker in Florida about some bargains in housing prices that are available in our area of El Dorado County.  She was surprised to learn that there are any good deals left in California because as she said, "they are completely gone in Florida."  It's definitely getting harder and harder to find a good value in the foothills, but if you're patient, there are still a few coming on the market in drips.  Has the tide finally turned with Florida and Arizona leading the way?  http://lowes.inman.com/newsletter/2012/04/30/news/186147

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Open House Saturday 5/5/12 12:00 - 3:00 - RESCHEDULED TO 5/12/12!!!!

1615 Needmore Drive Shingle Springs, CA 95682
MLS#12014997 
10 Acres
3 Bedrooms
3 FULL Bathrooms
2884'
Horse Facilities
Pool
Solar
$398,800


Ground mount SOLAR PANELS have created an energy efficient home which also features a wood burning stove which is vented throughout the home. Boasts 3 OVERSIZED BEDROOMS, each with it's own private FULL Bathroom!  LOFT  could be used as an office, bonus room or game room! This 10 acre horse property features a 4 STALL BARN with water, electricity and riding arena, in ground SALT generated pool and 3 car lean-to garage with attached bonus room.  Freshly painted exterior and new gutters. Private paved road and 10 minutes to HWY 50! Not a short sale or REO!