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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Cameron Park Toy Drive

The Cameron Park Fire Department will be driving through the community with Santa and his Elves to collect donated, unwrapped toys and canned foods from the curbs of neighborhood homes on December 13 - 15th.  The 3 day route is below.




Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Folsom's Holiday in the Hills

Tour nine charming historic sites honoring Folsom's architecture.  Proceeds benefit the Folsom Historic Society and the Murer House Foundation.  Friday 12/13 and Saturday 12/14 from 10:00 - 4:00.  

For more information visit http://www.folsomhistorymuseum.org/files/HomeTour.pdf .  Tickets are $20.00 p.p. and be purchased at http://shop.folsomhistorymuseum.org/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=11&products_id=48.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Cameron Park Run With Santa & Post 89 Fire Department Pancake Breakfast

Get ready to run with Santa!  Registration for this 5K run begins at 7:00 a.m at the Cameron Park Community Center.  The race begins at 8:00 a.m. and is followed by a pancake, eggs, bacon, juice and coffee breakfast.  All proceeds benefit the local fire fighters.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

November 2013 Home Sales - Cameron Park/Shingle Springs/Rescue, CA

Average days on the market for October 2013 was 50 days.

2497 Merrychase Dr #7 Cameron Park, CA 95682  $   130,000.00
2545 Chesapeake Bay Cir Cameron Park, CA 95682-7410  $   180,000.00
5640 GREEN VALLEY Rd Placerville, CA 95667  $   190,000.00
2715 Hopi Ct Cameron Park, CA 95682-9266  $   215,000.00
2855 Rolls Ct Cameron Park, CA 95682  $   225,000.00
3578 Green Glen Ct Cameron Park, CA 95682  $   260,000.00
2941 Calle de Oro Ct Rescue, CA 95672  $   263,000.00
4101 Oakmont Dr Shingle Springs, CA 95682-9302  $   275,000.00
2116 Solitude Way Shingle Springs, CA 95682-8028  $   275,000.00
2691 Royal Park Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682  $   282,000.00
4070 TIFFANY HILL Dr Rescue, CA 95672-9435  $   284,000.00
2233 PEACEFUL GARDEN Way Rescue, CA 95672  $   285,000.00
3928 El Norte Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-4009  $   290,000.00
2783 LA CRESCENTA Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682  $   300,000.00
3801 Millbrae Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-9071  $   300,000.00
3553 Eagle View Cameron Park, CA 95682  $   305,000.00
2355 Knollwood Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682-8922  $   307,000.00
3669 Toronto Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-8648  $   309,000.00
3742 Cambridge Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682  $   315,000.00
3342 Hacienda Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-8609  $   315,900.00
2321 N Shingle Rd Shingle Springs, CA 95682-9544  $   328,000.00
5481 S Shingle Rd Shingle Springs, CA 95682  $   356,000.00
3727 Montclair Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-9082  $   359,900.00
3380 Grandview Cir Shingle Springs, CA 95682-9554  $   365,000.00
3801 Kimberly Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682  $   370,000.00
5570 CONNIE Ln Shingle Springs, CA 95682  $   390,000.00
4222 Crazy Horse Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682  $   395,000.00
2741 Rolling Ranch Rd Shingle Springs, CA 95682  $   430,000.00
4567 Bullard Dr Shingle Springs, CA 95682-9772  $   475,000.00
4741 Studebaker Rd Placerville, CA 95667  $   515,000.00
4420 Creekside Dr Shingle Springs, CA 95682-8393  $   520,500.00
3828 Fairway Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682-8655  $   568,000.00
5285 Grazing Hill Rd Shingle Springs, CA 95682-8092  $   639,300.00
4625 NEEF Ln Shingle Springs, CA 95682  $   660,000.00
2655 Gallery Ct Cameron Park, CA 95682-8640  $   710,000.00
3480 FARVIEW Ct Rescue, CA 95672  $   825,000.00

November 2013 Home Sales - El Dorado HIlls, CA

Average days on the market for October 2013 was 45 days.

2521 WILLOWDALE Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      332,500.00
1536 Lakehills El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      335,000.00
913 Stoneman Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      337,000.00
955 Big Sur Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4508  $      350,000.00
3321 Burberry Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-6544  $      365,000.00
2795 Tam O Shanter Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4240  $      375,000.00
3608 Coral Bells Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-6536  $      385,000.00
5207 Ironwood Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7534  $      385,000.00
5311 Bellegrove Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7533  $      387,000.00
3077 Stanford Ln El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4323  $      400,000.00
3038 Latham Ln El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4316  $      419,000.00
2240 Muratura Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5453  $      426,000.00
406 Seasons Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5023  $      427,900.00
3406 Thornhill Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      435,000.00
7372 Grassy Creek Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5032  $      439,900.00
4009 Avellano Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7632  $      443,000.00
680 Powers Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4428  $      445,000.00
3011 Trieste Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5418  $      460,000.00
3023 Trieste Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5418  $      475,000.00
3606 Archetto Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5438  $      475,000.00
3524 Keswick Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7851  $      477,500.00
4333 Arenzano Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5431  $      499,500.00
712 San Marino Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      505,000.00
2477 Beckett Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5207  $      519,000.00
100 Miramont Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5469  $      530,000.00
2207 Cardiff Cir El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      550,000.00
3138 Montrose Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-9667  $      550,000.00
3390 Archetto Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5472  $      550,000.00
1315 Souza Drive El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      556,300.00
5089 Arlington Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-9548  $      568,001.00
708 Anna Pl El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      574,000.00
4305 Hensley Cir El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4274  $      579,000.00
5008 Tesoro Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5422  $      580,000.00
3407 Archetto Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5467  $      585,000.00
653 Powers Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      586,200.00
6021 Southerness Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7690  $      605,000.00
2688 Aberdeen Ln El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      610,995.00
3151 Montrose Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-9667  $      612,000.00
1173 Terracina Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5402  $      620,000.00
2600 Aberdeen Ln El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5664  $      630,000.00
5010 Skellig Rock Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7691  $      632,775.00
701 San Marino Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-9683  $      640,000.00
1055 Uplands Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-3823  $      654,500.00
4321 Suffolk Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4147  $      655,000.00
7030 AGORA Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-3958  $      675,000.00
5326 Bantry Pl El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7651  $      676,000.00
211 Gunston Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7680  $      693,500.00
212 Tattinger Court El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      710,000.00
833 Royal Troon Pl El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7689  $      719,000.00
116 Alexa Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      765,000.00
8141 Anastasia Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-3978  $      795,000.00
1294 Terracina Drive El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5403  $      880,000.00
1382 Crocker Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      910,000.00
3104 Corsica Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-3980  $      930,000.00
4100 Errante Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7636  $      955,000.00
1108 La Sierra Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $  1,399,000.00

November 2013 Home Sales - Folsom, CA

Average days on the market for October 2013 was 30 days.

916 Persifer St Folsom, CA 95630-3023  $      199,000.00
749 Ludlow Ct Folsom, CA 95630-3606  $      204,250.00
900 Moon Cir #926 Folsom, CA 95630-4136  $      220,000.00
167 Price Way Folsom, CA 95630  $      222,500.00
113 Jedediah Rd Folsom, CA 95630-5108  $      227,000.00
800 Moon Cir #825 Folsom, CA 95630-4136  $      242,500.00
121 Fargo Way Folsom, CA 95630-2934  $      250,000.00
306 Esplanade Cir Folsom, CA 95630-7353  $      250,000.00
105 Penaranda Dr Folsom, CA 95630-3319  $      255,000.00
190 Glenn Dr Folsom, CA 95630-3132  $      265,000.00
109 McKiernan Folsom, CA 95630  $      269,000.00
722 Diamond Glen Cir Folsom, CA 95630-3158  $      271,000.00
2501 Esplanade Cir Folsom, CA 95630-7373  $      272,500.00
108 Blossom Rock Ln Folsom, CA 95630-8742  $      277,500.00
108 Esplanade Cir Folsom, CA 95630-7351  $      278,000.00
116 Coralie Way Folsom, CA 95630  $      280,000.00
108 Coralie Way Folsom, CA 95630  $      285,000.00
453 Luster Pl Folsom, CA 95630-3171  $      299,000.00
124 Winding Canyon Ln Folsom, CA 95630  $      310,000.00
108 Lynton Ct Folsom, CA 95630-8606  $      320,000.00
178 Willow Creek Dr Folsom, CA 95630-4805  $      325,000.00
277 Oak Briar Ct Folsom, CA 95630  $      329,000.00
930 Rathbone Cir Folsom, CA 95630-8467  $      330,000.00
107 Lynton Ct Folsom, CA 95630-8606  $      330,000.00
156 Big Valley rd Folsom, CA 95630  $      335,000.00
2213 Harter Ct Folsom, CA 95630-8502  $      338,000.00
900 Bullion Ln Folsom, CA 95630-8733  $      340,000.00
116 Blue Canyon Way Folsom, CA 95630-2037  $      355,000.00
1683 Ballou Cir Folsom, CA 95630  $      355,000.00
2236 Cattle Dr Folsom, CA 95630-6177  $      355,000.00
1181 Cobble Fields Ct Folsom, CA 95630-7658  $      360,000.00
136 Rambling Dr Folsom, CA 95630-4643  $      370,000.00
605 Ascada Ct Folsom, CA 95630  $      375,000.00
403 Hansen Cir Folsom, CA 95630-9524  $      384,500.00
107 Boxcar Folsom, CA 95630  $      385,000.00
107 Gable St Folsom, CA 95630-4634  $      386,000.00
556 Fisher Cir Folsom, CA 95630-9540  $      388,000.00
152 John Henry Cir Folsom, CA 95630  $      399,907.00
7535 Baldwin Dam Rd Folsom, CA 95630-1501  $      400,000.00
1873 Ardfern Way Folsom, CA 95630-6108  $      400,000.00
109 Kerswell Ct Folsom, CA 95630-8623  $      410,000.00
1585 Bonanza Lane Folsom, CA 95630  $      417,997.00
123 Llewellyn Ct Folsom, CA 95630-4802  $      425,000.00
931 John Murray Way Folsom, CA 95630-9573  $      440,000.00
359 N Lexington Dr Folsom, CA 95630-7602  $      440,000.00
186 Briggs Ranch Dr Folsom, CA 95630-5256  $      440,000.00
116 Rocky Cove Folsom, CA 95630  $      450,000.00
1127 Burwick Ln Folsom, CA 95630-6138  $      466,050.00
102 Marvin Ct Folsom, CA 95630-5235  $      475,000.00
904 Carter St Folsom, CA 95630-9569  $      478,000.00
1797 Langholm Way Folsom, CA 95630-5318  $      480,000.00
1377 Marsden Ct Folsom, CA 95630  $      484,000.00
139 Honey Cook Cir Folsom, CA 95630-5444  $      487,000.00
1945 Broadford Folsom, CA 95630  $      492,375.00
110 Gisler Ct Folsom, CA 95630-5428  $      502,000.00
179 Wellfleet Cir Folsom, CA 95630-6864  $      507,000.00
1121 Souza Way Folsom, CA 95630-7315  $      512,990.00
1125 Kingfisher Cir Folsom, CA 95630-7660  $      520,000.00
1469 Marietta Ct Folsom, CA 95630  $      530,000.00
105 Demurrage Way Folsom, CA 95630-8122  $      530,000.00
416 Willow Creek Dr Folsom, CA 95630-4810  $      530,000.00
114 Laurelwood Dr Folsom, CA 95630-1946  $      552,000.00
200 Gainsborough Circle Folsom, CA 95630  $      589,000.00
1603 Manasco Cir Folsom, CA 95630-7349  $      605,000.00
2141 Fenceline Folsom, CA 95630  $      612,000.00
798 Fieldstone Ct Folsom, CA 95630-6156  $      640,000.00
786 Heritage Pl Folsom, CA 95630-6242  $      850,000.00
1748 Lake Vista Way Folsom, CA 95630-6286  $  1,075,000.00

Monday, December 2, 2013

Folsom Historic District Ice Rink

In keeping with my get outside and have some fun attitude, the Folsom Ice Skating Rink is open again!  Located in the historic section around an old railroad turntable, the rink offers a seasonal venue for families to go out and get some exercise while getting in the winter spirit.

All the details you need for an enjoyable time are posted at:
http://www.historicfolsom.org/sutterStreetIceRink.cfm

While on Sutter Street, don't forget to visit all the great shops where you can find something for everyone on your list.

Never let the weather stop you from having fun!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Small Business Saturday - Ride and Ale at Mraz Brewing Company

Had another great ride with the Hammerin' Wheels yesterday.  http://www.meetup.com/HammerinWheelsMTBClub/ .


The ride began and ended at the Mraz Brewing Company 2222 Francisco Drive in El Dorado Hills.  About 50 riders attended and had a fun and educational time, (thank you David for organizing)!  There was a perfect mix of terrain including lakeside, gravel roads, fire roads, bike trails and creek side single track, (with a few necessary paved roads).

I especially enjoyed the climb up to Serrano about 3/4 of the way in, but the best part was the beer and tacos at the end of the ride.  Thank you Mraz for hosting our post-ride party!


Photo courtesy of Vida Morhain.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Thank you Hammerin' Wheels MTB Club

It was a very fun morning out on the natural trail along the El Dorado Trail in Shingle Springs this morning.  Thank you to everyone who came out from the Hammerin' Wheels.  Your club is fantastic!

For those of you looking for a local MTB club, check out Meetup.com.  Here's a link to this morning's ride.

http://www.meetup.com/HammerinWheelsMTBClub/events/145636132/


El Dorado County Inventory is up 39.3% from July 2012 - September 2013

Sacramento County Inventory is up 110% from July 2012 to September 2013

October 2013 Home Sales - Folsom, CA Avg $211.79/sq'

509 Wales Dr Folsom, CA 95630-2928  $    230,000.00
132 Penaranda Dr Folsom, CA 95630-3340  $    239,000.00
1329 School St Folsom, CA 95630  $    250,000.00
120 Penaranda Dr Folsom, CA 95630  $    255,000.00
285 Oak Briar Folsom, CA 95630  $    277,000.00
123 Pennock Ct Folsom, CA 95630-4834  $    280,000.00
113 Grantham Ct Folsom, CA 95630-8601  $    290,000.00
117 Perraud Dr Folsom, CA 95630-2959  $    290,000.00
116 Arbuckle Ave Folsom, CA 95630-5404  $    293,100.00
880 Holley Ct Folsom, CA 95630-3518  $    297,000.00
210 Oak Butte Ct Folsom, CA 95630-7939  $    300,000.00
613 Flower Dr Folsom, CA 95630  $    300,000.00
137 Lembi Dr Folsom, CA 95630-3271  $    310,000.00
103 Sierra Woods Cir Folsom, CA 95630  $    314,900.00
216 Marsalla Dr Folsom, CA 95630-7201  $    320,000.00
120 Rawlings Ct Folsom, CA 95630-4847  $    325,000.00
484 Parker Dr Folsom, CA 95630  $    325,000.00
121 Camberwell Way Folsom, CA 95630-8650  $    329,000.00
120 Morning Dove Ln Folsom, CA 95630  $    330,000.00
150 Elkins Cir Folsom, CA 95630-8029  $    337,500.00
924 Rathbone Cir Folsom, CA 95630-8534  $    340,000.00
1430 TAUPIN Ct Folsom, CA 95630  $    342,000.00
129 Rugosa Dr Folsom, CA 95630-2956  $    344,000.00
519 Heiler Ct Folsom, CA 95630  $    348,000.00
440 Lone Spur Dr Folsom, CA 95630-6173  $    356,000.00
2252 Lariat Ln Folsom, CA 95630-6184  $    358,000.00
232 Barnhill Dr Folsom, CA 95630  $    360,000.00
116 Marble Canyon Dr Folsom, CA 95630  $    360,000.00
102 Fithian Way Folsom, CA 95630-1964  $    360,000.00
112 Winding Canyon Ln Folsom, CA 95630  $    371,500.00
863 Nichols Cir Folsom, CA 95630-9551  $    374,000.00
2318 Farndon Ct Folsom, CA 95630-8540  $    378,000.00
512 Given St Folsom, CA 95630-5455  $    380,000.00
109 Wrentham St Folsom, CA 95630-7612  $    380,000.00
139 Bittercreek Dr Folsom, CA 95630  $    388,680.00
379 Seaton Dr Folsom, CA 95630  $    390,000.00
117 Yankton Folsom, CA 95630  $    390,000.00
100 Flindell Way Folsom, CA 95630-8659  $    395,000.00
2067 Horseshoe Glen Cir Folsom, CA 95630-6294  $    402,500.00
118 Hopfield Dr Folsom, CA 95630-8065  $    405,000.00
184 Willow Creek Drive Folsom, CA 95630  $    406,000.00
104 Gloucester Sqr Folsom, CA 95630  $    410,000.00
104 Grasswood Ct Folsom, CA 95630-1825  $    412,000.00
1036 Callander Way Folsom, CA 95630  $    412,000.00
101 Chesterfield Way Folsom, CA 95630  $    415,000.00
411 S Lexington Dr Folsom, CA 95630-6542  $    415,000.00
355 Seaton Dr Folsom, CA 95630-7961  $    416,000.00
324 Silberhorn Dr Folsom, CA 95630-6805  $    417,000.00
470 S Lexington Dr Folsom, CA 95630-6508  $    420,000.00
305 Willow Creek Dr Folsom, CA 95630-4828  $    425,000.00
333 Turn Pike Dr Folsom, CA 95630-8091  $    425,000.00
145 Penwood Ln Folsom, CA 95630-6767  $    425,000.00
656 Plum Creek Folsom, CA 95630  $    427,000.00
1114 River Rock Dr Folsom, CA 95630-2029  $    435,000.00
1213 Meredith Way Folsom, CA 95630-7325  $    450,000.00
322 Randall Folsom, CA 95630  $    450,000.00
1844 Orchard Terrace Ct Folsom, CA 95630  $    451,200.00
1040 Elsworth Way Folsom, CA 95630  $    460,000.00
104 Mannock Ct Folsom, CA 95630  $    479,000.00
130 Singer Ln Folsom, CA 95630-5290  $    480,000.00
129 Baurer Cir Folsom, CA 95630  $    485,000.00
117 Canyon Rim Dr Folsom, CA 95630-2035  $    489,900.00
160 Pinder Ct Folsom, CA 95630  $    490,000.00
1101 Mckenny Ct Folsom, CA 95630-7336  $    510,000.00
122 Hingham Folsom, CA 95630-6403  $    515,000.00
1003 Moonlit Way Folsom, CA 95630-7506  $    520,000.00
994 Sterling Cir Folsom, CA 95630  $    525,000.00
121 Keller Cir Folsom, CA 95630-7616  $    530,000.00
1037 Brock Cir Folsom, CA 95630  $    530,000.00
156 Buckingham Way Folsom, CA 95630  $    565,000.00
104 Wild Way Ct Folsom, CA 95630  $    570,000.00
121 Swift River Dr Folsom, CA 95630-1521  $    575,000.00
377 Catterline Way Folsom, CA 95630-6226  $    614,000.00
723 Stonemill Dr Folsom, CA 95630-6164  $    624,500.00
121 Landrum Cir Folsom, CA 95630  $    650,000.00
1046 Cameron Dr Folsom, CA 95630  $    785,000.00
1696 SCHILLERS Ct Folsom, CA 95630  $    945,000.00
382 Serpa Way Folsom, CA 95630  $ 1,122,500.00

October 2013 Home Sales - El Dorado Hills - Avg $188.94/sq'

2230 Valley View Pkwy #1023 El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5598  $    169,990.00
3937 Watsonia Glen El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    286,125.00
802 Stoneman Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    292,500.00
2502 Willowdale Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4022  $    311,000.00
978 King Henry Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4140  $    329,000.00
5011 Mendocino Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-6551  $    342,000.00
3410 Mesa Verdes Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4519  $    345,000.00
651 Canyon Oak Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    367,000.00
4501 Brisbane Cir El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5325  $    370,000.00
3704 Mariposa Springs Drive El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    390,000.00
719 Montridge Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7228  $    409,000.00
4539 Cartina Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5450  $    418,500.00
1153 Villagio Drive El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    422,500.00
2431 Sonora Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-8208  $    428,000.00
2561 Riviera Cir El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4009  $    428,000.00
3301 Kensington Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    440,000.00
3697 Waldwick Cir El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    448,000.00
9026 Longford Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5420  $    448,000.00
2476 Summer Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    449,000.00
3426 Cabrito Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7631  $    455,000.00
3572 Mesa Verdes Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4521  $    455,500.00
2048 Beckett Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5200  $    458,850.00
5170 Garlenda Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    460,000.00
254 Copperwood Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    475,000.00
4096 Borders Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5415  $    478,900.00
3325 Thornhill Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    480,000.00
1075 Penniman Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5210  $    485,000.00
4116 Borders Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5415  $    490,000.00
2454 Summer Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    499,000.00
7965 Belhaven Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-9693  $    499,500.00
1925 Foster Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    507,000.00
2436 Sonora Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-8207  $    510,000.00
1660 Daunting Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    520,000.00
4057 David Loop El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    524,102.00
1918 Foster Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7660  $    524,900.00
4546 Beechwood Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    537,300.00
2248 Ashford Pl El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    540,000.00
6065 Palermo Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5423  $    540,000.00
3965 Meadow Wood Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7546  $    545,000.00
5033 Skellig Rock Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    555,000.00
5032 Casina Pl El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-9300  $    568,888.00
3254 Ridgeview Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4466  $    570,000.00
3490 Smokey Mountain Cir El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7326  $    574,900.00
575 Encina Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    580,000.00
7296 Breaker El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    589,545.00
4730 Freno Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7524  $    600,000.00
1153 Souza Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    610,000.00
3555 Leonardo Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5238  $    610,000.00
1367 SOUZA DRIVE El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    625,000.00
648 Powers Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4435  $    636,600.00
1216 Crestline Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7216  $    650,000.00
6068 Penela Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    675,000.00
421 Reem Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5674  $    710,000.00
3052 Orbetello Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4157  $    745,000.00
2222 Loch Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5638  $    774,650.00
1350 Terracina Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5405  $    810,000.00
3613 AMER Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    811,000.00
2143 Frascati Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-3970  $    812,000.00
2054 Lockridge Pl El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    899,000.00
4061 Errante Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7636  $    920,000.00
2106 Huntington Cir El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    975,000.00
213 Mondrian Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $ 1,210,000.00
1104 Astoria Pl El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $ 1,385,000.00

Cameron Park/Shingle Springs/Rescue - Home Sales October 2013 - Avg $181/sq'

3538 ORINDA Cir Cameron Park, CA 95682  $    165,000.00
5001 Bonanza Auto Rd Shingle Springs, CA 95682-8318  $    185,000.00
4015 Sunflower Ln Shingle Springs, CA 95682-9304  $    190,000.00
3277 Country Club Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682-8603  $    235,000.00
2573 Chesapeake Bay Cir Cameron Park, CA 95682-7411  $    237,900.00
3054 Merrywood Cir Cameron Park, CA 95682-9017  $    267,200.00
2539 Westridge Cameron Park, CA 95682  $    279,000.00
3441 Sudbury Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-8232  $    280,000.00
3549 Chelsea Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-8914  $    305,000.00
3768 SHERIDAN Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682  $    306,000.00
2986 Royal Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682-9014  $    310,000.00
2620 ROYAL PARK Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682-9221  $    320,000.00
3157 Oakwood Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-9068  $    335,000.00
3516 Fairway Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682  $    350,000.00
2584 Knollwood Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682-7719  $    355,000.00
2712 Wentworth Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-9040  $    365,000.00
4300 Alazan Rd Placerville, CA 95667-8941  $    369,000.00
6147 BRIDGEPORT St Cameron Park, CA 95682  $    385,000.00
408 Cragmont Ct Cameron Park, CA 95682-8162  $    387,499.00
1234 OLD ROCK BRIDGE Rd Placerville, CA 95667  $    390,000.00
3879 Fairway Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682-8627  $    396,000.00
4689 Abrijo Cameron Park, CA 95682  $    400,000.00
3640 Kimworth Cameron Park, CA 95682  $    407,000.00
2980 Calido Ct Cameron Park, CA 95682-8133  $    415,000.00
4480 Green Valley Rd Rescue, CA 95672-9362  $    429,000.00
2840 ROYAL PARK DRIVE Cameron Park, CA 95682-9215  $    430,000.00
3428 Fernbrook Ct Cameron Park, CA 95682  $    432,000.00
3484 Sudbury Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-8243  $    437,000.00
1520 Swag Dr Shingle Springs, CA 95682  $    440,000.00
4773 Jacarah Rd Placerville, CA 95667-8991  $    450,000.00
3241 Country Club Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682-8603  $    459,000.00
4240 Cothrin Ranch Rd Shingle Springs, CA 95682-8055  $    470,000.00
3300 WOODLEIGH Ln Cameron Park, CA 95682-9072  $    487,000.00
4261 Maverick Rd Shingle Springs, CA 95682-9430  $    499,000.00
4390 Hart Ct Shingle Springs, CA 95682-8336  $    575,000.00
3172 Chasen Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682-7680  $    590,000.00
3114 Deer Valley Rd Rescue, CA 95672-9515  $    699,000.00
4881 Grazing Hill Rd Shingle Springs, CA 95682-9702  $    705,000.00
4021 Porter Ln Shingle Springs, CA 95682-5127  $ 1,200,000.00

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Most of Sacramento's housing stock ripe for modernization

With nearly two-thirds of the Sacramento housing stock more than 20 years old, a modernization trend could be in the offing, according to a new report by RealtyTrac Inc.
Such a trend could also be fueled by recent purchases, according to the report, which found nearly 60 percent of them this year were of homes built before 1990.
RealtyTrac chief economist Jake Adgersaid for both people buying a house to live in long term, or to turn quickly for a profit, there’s reason if it’s older to look at upgrades.
“Modernizing the housing stock is the takeaway here,” he said.
There’s also a connection between the older stock and relatively tight inventory, according to Adger, who noted hungry buyers may look more toward older homes and bringing them up to date. Among recent home sales, those built in the 1970s generally sold at 105 percent of asking price, more than ones built after 1990, which sold at 101 percent.
Adger noted brokers have reported older homes, when well maintained, can sell at prices comparable to brand new homes.
At the 20-year mark, homes are more likely to have issues with painting, flooring, plumbing fixtures, heating and air conditioning, and asphalt roofing, according to a 2007 report by theNational Association of Home Builders.
Next to homes built before 1990, which constitute 66 percent of all homes in the Sacramento metropolitan statistical area, those built after 2000 constitute the largest percentage, about 20 percent.
RealtyTrac’s report noted in some eastern states, such as Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Jersey, more than 80 percent of the homes predate 1990.
Ben van der Meer covers real estate, development, local and regional planning, construction, transportation, agriculture and water for the Sacramento Business Journal.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

El Dorado County's El Dorado Trail - The Natural Trail in Shingle Springs

We had a little over an hour to play today before my husband had to leave for his night fishing tournament so we decided to stay close.  Since we live on top of a ridge, we rarely bike from home since we have to climb 800' at the end of every ride just to get home, but today we asked for an ass-kicker.

We left our house on our mountain bikes and rode straight to the natural trail that runs along the Sacramento-Placerville railroad tracks.  We picked up the trail on South Shingle Rd. just south of Haveture Way and rode south around Sugarloaf mountain, (pictured).


It was a beautiful 9.2 mile loop that took about 1:15.  In total we gained 810' of elevation, (which was all our ridge which you would avoid) otherwise it's pretty flat.  My Runtastic app tells me we burned a sweet 697 calories which made my day!

I encourage you to check out this corridor park.  There's work to be done, but for the most part, it's doable for mountain bikers, equestrians and hikers.  Here's a link to the map: http://eldoradotrail.com/trail-map/

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Unplug and Get Outside - The Hope Valley in Fall

For some reason, the Hope Valley gives me that same feeling as coming home after a long time away.  Nestled between Highway 89 and Kirkwood, this wide open valley running along highway 88 is right out of an episode of Bonanza.  With the West Fork of the Carson river meandering through the valley to the peaks on either side, there is unlimited recreation opportunities for camping, fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking and leaf peeking, which is exactly what we did on Sunday.

We began by taking a short hike towards Scott's Lake from the Big Meadows trail head.  There are several groves of aspen trees along that trail that we wanted to check out but found only a few that were vibrant.  We did take the time for a #Eckhart Tolle moment under a stand of quaking aspens in the wind.


I'm sure that most native Californians would find this foliage beautiful, but because I'm a New Englander, I lust for real color in the changing of the seasons.  We hopped in the car and drove across Luther Pass to the Hope Valley where my mood immediately changed to glee!  It is a magical place and to hit it late in the day at probably the peak day in the foliage season made my day.



I work very hard to avoid people on my time off and by no means consider myself a "tourist" but I couldn't help but feel the excitement of the place and the season along with the other people driving through the valley.  The air was crisp, the light was fantastic and the scenery was absolutely beautiful giving the afternoon the perfect autumn mix.



We pulled over on the roadside along with other cars and jumped out to capture the day in pictures.


Although it's not the reds, oranges, yellows and purples of the New England maples, it's the best that we have in California and I was more than happy to appreciate it fully!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Corral Trail

It was the perfect week. Monday was yoga, Tuesday was running, Wednesday was weights, Thursday was running, Friday was a road bike on the American River Bike Trail, Saturday was a hike in Strawberry and Sunday was a Mountain bike ride in the Corral area off of Oneidas in South Lake Tahoe.

As I've mentioned before we are beginning mountain bikers and have been trying to step it up just a little, so we thought we would venture into some intermediate territory.  Unlike other sports, we discovered that the step from beginner to intermediate trails is huge!

We began by driving to the 3 mile marker along Oneidas.  We parked and got ready for our maiden voyage into the unknown.  There is a nice trail map at the trail head which quickly told us that we wanted to take a trail called Sidewinder (intermediate) instead of the straighter downhill Corral Trail.  This is me at the beginning looking very fresh and excited!


Ask any of my biking friend (road and mountain) and they will tell you that I much prefer climbing to descending.  In fact it's a big joke about how slow I go on the downhills compared with how fast I climb!  Well this Sidewinder trail seemed like an Olympic level course to me.  It descends through the forest switching back and forth with obstacles, (albeit minor ones) and banked turns that I'm sure experts have a play day on.
After about a mile, we connected with the Cedar Trail which was more my speed.  In another couple of miles we hit the Power Lines Trail and then connected to the Railroad Grade Trail.  We played on these relatively flat trails and practiced climbing and descending in the High Meadows area.

Now I'm a glutten for punishment but there was no way I was going to ride up that Sidewinder trail on the return trip. We decided instead to take a longer route back to the car which involved riding up Oneidas Street.  If you've ever ridden up hill on a road that you've driven a car up, you know I'm not kidding when I say it was quite a bit different on a bike.  This decision turned out to be pure torture...especially on tired legs.  I'm not sure what the grade is, but it is a prolonged uphill climb.

I made it to the car without getting off my bike, but I don't think I will be doing it again on purpose.  I'm not sure why this seemed like hell for someone who prides herself on climbing.  I think it comes down to the gear.  Most of my climbing is done on a road bike where I can stand up and be extremely efficient.  In fact I LOVE climbing on my road bike.  However, this mountain bike sport is making me feel like an old lady.  I wish I took up this sport when I was much younger.  Perhaps then I would have learned without the fear of falling and would have some decent technique which I obviously don't have enough of and maybe never will at this stage of the game.

I'm not going to bother showing you a picture of me at the end.  It wasn't pretty!

Cody Lake - Private and Serene

Earlier this summer we stumbled upon the Cody Creek Trail http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=7040674765259617732#editor/target=post;postID=5934434773229515651;onPublishedMenu=allposts;onClosedMenu=allposts;postNum=51;src=postname.

After sharing the story with a girlfriend, she wanted to see it also so we decided to journey there on a day when we had limited time to get some good cardio going.  Although it isn't a terribly long hike, it gets your blood pumping quick.  The trail begins in Strawberry at about 5,600' and climbs to 7,100' in a relatively short distance.

We began at the same spot at the Sciot's Track playground and headed up Masonic Blvd.  We followed the same path as written about in my previous article, but this time instead of forking left towards Cody Meadow, we opted to see what Cody Lake is like.

We huffed and puffed our way to the lake with wonderful views of Pyramid Peak along the way.


When we arrived at Cody Lake we found a beautiful private and serene lake.  It took about 1:15 to get up there and it was worth the effort....especially for our four legged friend, who enjoyed a nice swim while we ate lunch.


I recommend this hike for a day when you have limited time and don't want to travel far.  It would be great on a hot summer day, but was equally nice in the crisp fall afternoon.