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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Just Listed! Lot 32 Rancho Del Sol Camino, CA



9.35 Acres in Exclusive Gated Rancho Del Sol with beautiful views of Weber Creek. Possible Owner Financing!!!

Pending! 909 Fulton Ave #413 Sacramento, CA


How to Get Help With Your Down Payment

Home buyers throughout California now have access to a new tool that will tell them if they’re eligible for any down-payment assistance programs.
  • Some buyers view coming up with a down payment – the amount of money borrowers have to provide when making a large purchase, such as a home – challenging. Often, lenders require a 20-percent down payment from borrowers, or borrowers are required to purchase private mortgage insurance.
  • The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® has launched the California Mortgage Resource Directory, a down-payment tool available at http://mortgage.car.org, that aims to make the process of finding and navigating down payment programs a cinch.
  • Buyers can search for assistance programs by city or property address for public- and private-funded assistance programs including FHA/VA, HUD, affordable fixed-rate mortgages, rehab loans, and more.
  • Home buyers enter basic information in the Resource Directory, such as where the house is located and the estimated sale price, and the Directory will provide a list of programs that the buyer may be eligible for.
Brought to you by the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Never Let the Rain Stop You From Having Fun!

I'll never forget when my nephew said those words to me.  I laugh now when I think about how most people cancel their plans just because of a few rain drops.  For those of you who haven't been following the weather here in northern California, it has been unseasonably warm and dry for the past 6 weeks.  Today however, was different story. 

Two weeks ago I set up a lunch date with a couple of my clients to go to Sutter Creek to poke around in the antique shops and art galleries.  It was cold and sprinkling when we left Shingle Springs and by the time we arrived in Sutter Creek, it was pouring and freezing, (not the warm spring day I had envisioned).  After a quick stop in Fine Eye Gallery we practically ran to my #1 lunch pick - Belotti's Italian Restaurant.  Much to our surprise and disappointment it was closed.  We headed back up Main Street and ended up in the Back Roads Cafe where the smell of warm food and their dessert case was calling. 

Shortly after getting our food it began to snow.  All three of us grew up in cold snowy areas of the country, but somehow it's always exciting when it begins to snow in California.  In an instant, the gold mining town of Sutter Creek became New England!  We had a wonderful meal and the cappuccino and 4 berry pie was a perfect ending to a super fun afternoon.

(Can't tell from the pic, but it is snowing hard)



 
When we arrived back in Shingle Springs, it was interesting to see the snow line cut across the green foothills. This is a view of Crystal Blvd which is just west of Hwy 49. The snow line was at about 1,800' which is pretty darn low for this area of the country.  It was a wild and wintry day, but it didn't stop us from having fun!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Good Cardio to be found in the Auburn State Recreation Area

So last night my friend called to see if I had time for a quick hike today.  Still too cold to head into the mountains, and I ran on the American River Bike Trail on Monday so we opted for another adventure into the Auburn State Recreation Area.  With only two hours and a desperate need to get our hearts pumping, we opted for the "Training Hill Trail".  As the sign indicates, it is steep!


We left the parking area at 8:40 a.m. and within 5 minutes were huffing and puffing our way to the top.  Despite the chilly morning temperatures, (~40 degrees) we quickly worked up a good sweat and had to shed layers long before reaching the top.  Once we did arrive at the top, we decided to extend the hike over to the Olmstead Loop.  Basically by taking every left possible, we were able to get to the loop and enjoy the open oak studded fields which are typical of that area.  We also passed over a beautiful little waterfall with ferns and moss covered rocks.


In just over 2 hours, we were back at the car, which was parked at the confluence of the North and Middle Forks of the American River on Hwy 49.  It was a very nice way to get a natural workout before heading into the office for a long afternoon and evening showing houses.

Sacramento Real Estate Boom Leads Nation In Growth

This article explains why, in addition to corporate investors buying up properties to flip or rent in the Sacramento region, individual bay area and international investors have been calling me.  The real estate market is hot, hot, hot here!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/17/sacramento-real-estate-boom_n_2498428.html?utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false

Sunday, February 3, 2013

January 2013 - Home Sales for Folsom, CA

127 Pierpoint Cir Folsom, CA 95630-1764  $ 142,000.00
314 Vessona Cir #314 Folsom, CA 95630-8719  $ 165,000.00
911 Vessona Cir #911 Folsom, CA 95630-8725  $ 175,000.00
808 Rumsey Way Folsom, CA 95630-2818  $ 200,000.00
917 Vessona Cir Folsom, CA 95630-8725  $ 205,000.00
146 Market St Folsom, CA 95630-3106  $ 210,000.00
412 Sibley St Folsom, CA 95630-2438  $ 222,500.00
111 Henderson Way Folsom, CA 95630-2915  $ 224,000.00
502 Luella Ln #102 Folsom, CA 95630-4037  $ 235,000.00
450 Crestridge Ln Folsom, CA 95630-2111  $ 245,000.00
361 Coventry Cir Folsom, CA 95630-7960  $ 250,000.00
214 Oxburough Dr Folsom, CA 95630-3294  $ 256,000.00
452 Star Glow Pl Folsom, CA 95630-3177  $ 259,000.00
120 Morning Dove Ln Folsom, CA 95630-2045  $ 267,000.00
997 Rathbone Cir Folsom, CA 95630-8547  $ 279,000.00
1801 Rivage Cir Folsom, CA 95630-5624  $ 279,094.00
428 Parker Dr Folsom, CA 95630-7955  $ 282,600.00
116 Royalton Cir Folsom, CA 95630-9513  $ 292,500.00
602 Picasso Way #602 Folsom, CA 95630-5623  $ 300,500.00
1426 Taupin Ct Folsom, CA 95630-8451  $ 305,000.00
59 Sluice Way Folsom, CA 95630-8740  $ 310,000.00
1141 Knopfler Cir Folsom, CA 95630-8523  $ 315,000.00
101 Gable St Folsom, CA 95630-4634  $ 318,000.00
408 Hansen Cir Folsom, CA 95630-9525  $ 320,000.00
882 Nichols Cir Folsom, CA 95630-9551  $ 325,000.00
100 Talleyville Way Folsom, CA 95630-6854  $ 327,000.00
100 Rowberry Dr Folsom, CA 95630-8450  $ 330,500.00
104 Riley Ct Folsom, CA 95630-8678  $ 335,000.00
981 Pearce Ct Folsom, CA 95630-7508  $ 345,000.00
348 Lone Spur Dr Folsom, CA 95630-6176  $ 350,500.00
100 Stroup Ln Folsom, CA 95630-5168  $ 354,000.00
1244 Fergusen Way Folsom, CA 95630-7326  $ 355,000.00
776 Morningside Dr Folsom, CA 95630-6145  $ 360,000.00
182 Briggs Ranch Dr Folsom, CA 95630-5256  $ 365,000.00
7244 Pine Grove Way Folsom, CA 95630-1952  $ 370,000.00
1142 Scheidegger Cir Folsom, CA 95630-7304  $ 380,000.00
384 Silberhorn Dr Folsom, CA 95630-6847  $ 385,000.00
109 Hopfield Dr Folsom, CA 95630-8061  $ 391,000.00
102 Pomine Ct Folsom, CA 95630-2244  $ 393,000.00
233 Briggs Ranch Folsom, CA 95630  $ 393,000.00
210 Marsh Hawk Dr Folsom, CA 95630-8575  $ 400,000.00
481 Trowbridge Ln Folsom, CA 95630-6556  $ 419,000.00
1222 Meredith Way Folsom, CA 95630-7325  $ 420,000.00
161 John Henry Cir Folsom, CA 95630-8134  $ 428,000.00
124 Heaton Way Folsom, CA 95630-8666  $ 435,000.00
729 Bluestone Cir Folsom, CA 95630-3523  $ 445,000.00
1554 Manasco Cir Folsom, CA 95630-7348  $ 450,000.00
103 Darrington Dr Folsom, CA 95630-2260  $ 466,000.00
231 Luna Cir Folsom, CA 95630-7746  $ 479,000.00
1057 Donnelly Cir Folsom, CA 95630-7512  $ 481,500.00
310 Provence Ln Folsom, CA 95630-6741  $ 487,000.00
1053 Smith Way Folsom, CA 95630-7338  $ 488,500.00
315 Sprig Cir Folsom, CA 95630-8578  $ 490,000.00
123 Hingham Folsom, CA 95630-6403  $ 499,500.00
858 Bluestone Cir Folsom, CA 95630-3519  $ 509,000.00
106 Woodview Ct Folsom, CA 95630-1885  $ 515,000.00
1549 Broder Cir Folsom, CA 95630-7663  $ 534,000.00
103 Tomlinson Dr Folsom, CA 95630-1588  $ 549,000.00
321 Water View Way Folsom, CA 95630-5043  $ 550,000.00
1985 Tarbolton Cir Folsom, CA 95630-6131  $ 624,900.00
109 Wolcot Ct Folsom, CA 95630-6503  $ 690,000.00

January 2013 - Home Sales for El Dorado Hills

2230 Valley View Pkwy #1018 El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5598  $    150,000.00
2230 Valley View Pkwy #1022 El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    163,990.00
2230 Valley View Pkwy #223 El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5591  $    164,990.00
3467 Alyssum Cir El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-6535  $    247,000.00
3359 Mesa Verdes Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4516  $    262,000.00
5112 Camanche Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-6565  $    264,000.00
5005 Mendocino Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-6551  $    265,000.00
982 King George Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4135  $    285,000.00
4299 Brisbane Cir El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5375  $    285,000.00
3911 Yellowstone Ln El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4542  $    299,900.00
3216 Woedee Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7502  $    300,000.00
2990 Hawker Pl El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5303  $    305,000.00
3181 Stonehurst Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7643  $    330,000.00
8021 Marigola Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5526  $    335,000.00
3431 Mesa Verdes Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4518  $    340,500.00
4207 Torrazzo Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5444  $    342,000.00
5032 Covered Bridge Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5009  $    345,000.00
311 Bannerman Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5473  $    350,000.00
3910 Magnolia Hills Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-6549  $    352,000.00
3604 Rosecrest Cir El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-9521  $    366,547.00
6047 Purple Martin Rd El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-6314  $    370,402.00
9006 Fallsmont Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5003  $    392,000.00
2077 Bailey Cir El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    400,000.00
3190 Brackenwood Pl El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7842  $    405,000.00
4161 Arenzano Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5454  $    415,000.00
1537 Radford Loop El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-9514  $    425,000.00
4041 Bothwell Cir El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5203  $    441,000.00
9001 Summerfield Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-9692  $    444,000.00
4034 Bothwell Cir El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5203  $    445,000.00
9535 Sun Poppy Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5016  $    460,056.00
1345 Easy Ln El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-9735  $    465,800.00
2236 Rookery Pl El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7802  $    467,500.00
1980 Driftwood Cir El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    470,000.00
8007 Marigola Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5526  $    493,000.00
6068 Palermo Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5423  $    525,000.00
3178 Brackenwood Pl El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7842  $    535,000.00
5294 W Mertola Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7567  $    620,000.00
1112 Cambria Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-3989  $    632,500.00
1561 TERRACINA Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5407  $    640,000.00
2044 Impressionist Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5235  $    648,000.00
5001 Crail Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $    669,500.00
5327 Bantry Pl El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7651  $    698,000.00
4625 Echo Springs Cir El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7619  $    849,000.00
2706 Highland Hills Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5604  $    975,000.00
222 Mondrian Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $ 1,125,000.00

January 2013 - Homes Sales for Cameron Park/Shingle Springs/Rescue

3335 Village Ct Cameron Park, CA 95682-9217  $ 130,000.00
2648 Sierra Vista Rd Rescue, CA 95672-9319  $ 165,000.00
5660 Coyote Pass Rd Shingle Springs, CA 95682-9312  $ 210,000.00
3194 Salida Way Cameron Park, CA 95682-8149  $ 215,600.00
2361 Ponderosa Rd Rescue, CA 95672-9411  $ 225,000.00
3566 Sudbury Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-8228  $ 234,900.00
3312 Sudbury Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-8275  $ 247,000.00
2541 Country Club Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682-8918  $ 250,000.00
3102 Gateway Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682-9267  $ 257,000.00
4420 Creekside Dr Shingle Springs, CA 95682-8393  $ 260,389.00
3283 Cambridge Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-9127  $ 269,900.00
2727 La Canada Ct Cameron Park, CA 95682-8831  $ 275,000.00
3925 Berry Ct Cameron Park, CA 95682-8154  $ 275,000.00
3577 Green Glen Ct Cameron Park, CA 95682  $ 279,500.00
2814 Vista Verde Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682-9178  $ 286,154.00
2793 Osborne Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-9062  $ 314,900.00
3811 De Sabla Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-8606  $ 345,000.00
3117 Woodleigh Ln Cameron Park, CA 95682-8104  $ 350,000.00
5301 Reservation Rd Placerville, CA 95667-9745  $ 352,000.00
2475 Knollwood Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682-7721  $ 360,000.00
3655 Montclair Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-9081  $ 364,900.00
3651 Montclair Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-9081  $ 365,000.00
3012 Essurep Ct Shingle Springs, CA 95682-9504  $ 367,500.00
4425 Voltaire Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682  $ 369,900.00
3381 Mayfield Dr Rescue, CA 95672-9356  $ 391,000.00
4013 Schelin Ct Cameron Park, CA 95682-9686  $ 408,000.00
3386 Montero Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-4063  $ 428,500.00
3566 Farview Ct Rescue, CA 95672-9566  $ 430,000.00
3502 Lambeth Dr Rescue, CA 95672  $ 435,000.00
5121 Little Brush Ridge Rd Placerville, CA 95667-9751  $ 450,000.00
2765 Woodleigh Ln Cameron Park, CA 95682-8110  $ 460,000.00
3660 Meder Ct Shingle Springs, CA 95682-8765  $ 885,000.00