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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Ferns from Sugarloaf Mountain to Raku Pottery

When you think of ferns, you usually think about the north east part of the country or the Pacific northwest where it is very wet and/or very humid.  Ferns are rare in the arid climate of Shingle Springs, CA so you can imagine my surprise when we found a fern forest on the north side on the very top of Sugarloaf Mountain.  Stranger yet is the fact that they are blooming so early!  I took these pictures yesterday on January 25th.




Seeing these ferns shooting up amongst the rock outcroppings brings back memories of growing up near Boston.  I used to hike around the woods and collect ferns for my ceramic projects in high school.  When I found this local stash a few years ago, I began using them again as I experimented in Raku pottery.  These are few pieces I made as gifts that incorporated these natural treasures from Sugarloaf.





I wish I could show you my work from high school, but unfortunately they are long gone.  I don't even remember where these plates landed but I'm sure a friend or family member has them and is hopefully always reminded of my love of nature that went in to each piece.

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Daffodils are blooming and it's only January!

Although it's only January 20th, daffodils are blooming in Shingle Springs!


I'm beginning to wonder if we are ever going to have winter.  Warm temperatures and lack of rain have confused more than the seasons.  By now we have typically had multiple major storms and are busying our days skiing and making stews to stay warm.  The reality is that we are not skiing or snowshoeing.  Instead we are still biking, fishing and barbecuing.

December and January are also usually a slow time in the real estate market in northern California.  After all, who wants to go out in the cold and wet weather looking at homes and land.  Instead, we rolled right through November, December and January without a day off.  The warm sunny days have allowed me to hike around ranches with clients and simply enjoy a leisurely pace of viewings of homes and yards.  It's easy and fun to envision those raised beds you'll be putting in when it's 70 degrees outside!

This strange yet welcome weather has encouraged buyers to get out and take a look around in hopes of getting a jump on the spring frenzy.  Just this past weekend, I submitted 4 offers for separate clients, (in addition to watching football).  Two of those are already in escrow:

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2217 Woodside Lane #3 Sacramento, CA




Yes we need rain desperately in northern California but if I can't be skiing, I'm thankful that I'm in a profession where warm and sunny weather keeps me busy.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Just Sold! 5820 Sierra Springs Dr, Pollock Pines, CA


Congratulations and "thank you" to my wonderful clients.  Welcome to the pines and the sweet smell of kit kit dizzy!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Folsom, CA Home Sales - December 2013

Sold 240 Natoma Station Dr #12 Folsom, CA 95630-7971  $ 137,000.00
Sold 238 Wales Dr Folsom, CA 95630-2852  $ 157,000.00
Sold 1400 Moon Cir #1414 Folsom, CA 95630-4150  $ 162,550.00
Sold 500 Moon Cir #521 Folsom, CA 95630-4124  $ 205,000.00
Sold 1300 Moon Cir #1332 Folsom, CA 95630  $ 216,000.00
Sold 1501 Esplanade Cir Folsom, CA 95630-7366  $ 243,000.00
Sold 500 Wales Dr Folsom, CA 95630-2929  $ 247,500.00
Sold 1305 Esplanade Cir Folsom, CA 95630-7364  $ 250,000.00
Sold 900 Moon Cir #917 Folsom, CA 95630-4136  $ 250,000.00
Sold 104 Gallagher Ct Folsom, CA 95630-4872  $ 271,000.00
Sold 3603 Esplanade Cir Folsom, CA 95630  $ 272,000.00
Sold 1316 Vessona Cir Folsom, CA 95630-8729  $ 279,500.00
Sold 860 Lavaliere Pl Folsom, CA 95630-3176  $ 290,000.00
Sold 1008 Esplanade Cir Folsom, CA 95630-7360  $ 295,000.00
Sold 604 Picasso Way #604 Folsom, CA 95630-5623  $ 297,000.00
Sold 120 Pennock Ct Folsom, CA 95630-4834  $ 310,000.00
Sold 103 Kennerly Way Folsom, CA 95630-8645  $ 320,000.00
Sold 912 Natoma St Folsom, CA 95630-3015  $ 330,296.00
Sold 1234 Knopfler Cir Folsom, CA 95630-8520  $ 336,000.00
Sold 861 Lavaliere Pl Folsom, CA 95630-3176  $ 340,000.00
Sold 325 Graham Ct Folsom, CA 95630  $ 340,000.00
Sold 118 Rhoades Way Folsom, CA 95630-2348  $ 352,000.00
Sold 514 Diamond Glen Cir Folsom, CA 95630-3167  $ 352,000.00
Sold 384 Flower Dr Folsom, CA 95630-4829  $ 365,000.00
Sold 369 COVENTRY Cir Folsom, CA 95630  $ 365,000.00
Sold 438 Slocum Dr Folsom, CA 95630-7922  $ 375,000.00
Sold 1200 Newmark Way Folsom, CA 95630-8505  $ 377,500.00
Sold 2021 Horseshoe Glen Folsom, CA 95630  $ 380,000.00
Sold 512 Fisher Cir Folsom, CA 95630-9540  $ 380,000.00
Sold 108 Blue Canyon Way Folsom, CA 95630-2037  $ 395,000.00
Sold 2182 Stockman Cir Folsom, CA 95630-6234  $ 395,000.00
Sold 980 Willow Bridge Dr Folsom, CA 95630  $ 399,000.00
Sold 120 Foley Ln Folsom, CA 95630  $ 405,000.00
Sold 303 Silberhorn Dr Folsom, CA 95630  $ 408,000.00
Sold 117 Larkin Cir Folsom, CA 95630  $ 409,500.00
Sold 481 Muerer St Folsom, CA 95630-9523  $ 410,000.00
Sold 1090 Perazzo Cir Folsom, CA 95630-7667  $ 425,000.00
Sold 325 Randall Dr Folsom, CA 95630-2381  $ 425,000.00
Sold 225 Thorndike Way Folsom, CA 95630-6828  $ 425,000.00
Sold 144 Silberhorn Dr Folsom, CA 95630-6701  $ 429,000.00
Sold 2148 Kavine Way Folsom, CA 95630-6312  $ 429,000.00
Sold 1952 Tyndrum Ln Folsom, CA 95630  $ 429,900.00
Sold 103 Yager Dr Folsom, CA 95630-2380  $ 435,500.00
Sold 1169 Clemensen Cir Folsom, CA 95630-7303  $ 444,900.00
Sold 112 Pradera Folsom, CA 95630  $ 448,000.00
Sold 105 Foxridge Dr Folsom, CA 95630-1806  $ 452,000.00
Sold 113 Swain Sqr Folsom, CA 95630  $ 456,900.00
Sold 105 Fahey Ct Folsom, CA 95630-8049  $ 460,000.00
Sold 738 Leferve Ct Folsom, CA 95630  $ 465,000.00
Sold 1284 Withers Ct Folsom, CA 95630-8449  $ 465,000.00
Sold 176 Briggs Ranch Dr Folsom, CA 95630-5255  $ 469,000.00
Sold 689 Halidon Way Folsom, CA 95630-8401  $ 488,000.00
Sold 216 Dulverton Cir Folsom, CA 95630-6891  $ 495,000.00
Sold 971 Patrick Cir Folsom, CA 95630-7503  $ 559,500.00
Sold 150 Orange Blossom Cir Folsom, CA 95630-8100  $ 575,000.00
Sold 1809 Coldstream Ct Folsom, CA 95630  $ 593,000.00
Sold 626 Rogers Cir Folsom, CA 95630-7753  $ 600,000.00
Sold 170 Boulder Canyon Way Folsom, CA 95630-5028  $ 610,000.00
Sold 1111 Bryan Ct Folsom, CA 95630-7335  $ 650,000.00
Sold 503 Williams St Folsom, CA 95630-9559  $ 660,000.00

Cameron Park/Shingle Springs/Rescue Home Sales - December 2014

 Sold   3383 Maricopa Ct Cameron Park, CA 95682  $156,000.00
 Sold   4341 GREEN VALLEY Rd Shingle Springs, CA 95682  $165,000.00
 Sold   3222 Heights Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682-8543  $210,000.00
 Sold   3246 Granada Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682-8143  $240,000.00
 Sold   3014 Tri Ln Cameron Park, CA 95682-9004  $275,000.00
 Sold   2800 Hillcrest Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682-9283  $285,000.00
 Sold   2922 Fulam Ct Rescue, CA 95672-9474  $299,950.00
 Sold   3509 Kimberly Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-9036  $300,200.00
 Sold   3297 Rolls Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682  $311,000.00
 Sold   3127 sudbury Cameron Park, CA 95682  $319,900.00
 Sold   3625 Sudbury Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-8209  $325,000.00
 Sold   1857 Springvale Placerville, CA 95667  $330,000.00
 Sold   5080 Mother Lode Dr Shingle Springs, CA 95682-8435  $332,000.00
 Sold   4421 Woodside Way Shingle Springs, CA 95682  $360,000.00
 Sold   2863 Holly Hills Ln Cameron Park, CA 95682-9078  $365,000.00
 Sold   4199 Ciello Court Cameron Park, CA 95682  $370,000.00
 Sold   3058 CAYENTE Cameron Park, CA 95682  $374,000.00
 Sold   4624 VOLTAIRE Ct Cameron Park, CA 95682  $375,000.00
 Sold   2629 Crane Way Cameron Park, CA 95682-8124  $375,000.00
 Sold   3011 Knollwood Drive Cameron Park, CA 95682-9047  $376,400.00
 Sold   3063 Moliner Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682-7958  $380,000.00
 Sold   4621 El Caminito Rd Shingle Springs, CA 95682-9329  $400,000.00
 Sold   5109 Drummond Way Shingle Springs, CA 95682-7693  $400,000.00
 Sold   3468 Kimberly Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-9036  $404,000.00
 Sold   3801 Old Ox Rd Shingle Springs, CA 95682-9363  $410,000.00
 Sold   3960 Black Oak Dr Shingle Springs, CA 95682-9534  $415,900.00
 Sold   2833 VISTA VERDE Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682  $420,000.00
 Sold   4540 Burnt Oak Dr Placerville, CA 95667-9336  $420,000.00
 Sold   3980 Hawk Meadow Rd Shingle Springs, CA 95682-9767  $425,000.00
 Sold   4661 Tennessee Dr Shingle Springs, CA 95682-9529  $440,000.00
 Sold   3900 Rustic Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-9009  $446,000.00
 Sold   3420 Hilton Way Shingle Springs, CA 95682-8796  $467,000.00
 Sold   3629 Ventana Way Cameron Park, CA 95682-8176  $475,000.00
 Sold   3100 Twin Oaks Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682  $510,000.00
 Sold   516 Dizmar Ct Cameron Park, CA 95682  $544,000.00
 Sold   3803 Mira Loma Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682-7731  $563,000.00
 Sold   7000 Ryan Ranch Rd El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $638,500.00
 Sold   3184 CHASEN Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682-7680  $650,000.00

El Dorado Hills Home Sales - December 2013

Sold 644 Encina Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 $325,000.00
Sold 3821 Park Drive El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 $349,000.00
Sold 2194 Allegheny Rd El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 $375,000.00
Sold 3116 Stanford Ln El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4304 $380,000.00
Sold 3763 Park Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4560 $380,000.00
Sold 407 Bailey Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-9662 $399,000.00
Sold 885 Phillip Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4326 $400,000.00
Sold 1561 Zapata Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 $425,000.00
Sold 3734 Archetto Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5441 $425,000.00
Sold 3037 Vila Flor Pl El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7551 $433,000.00
Sold 3000 Bridlewood Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-6233 $444,000.00
Sold 881 Mount Ranier Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 $445,000.00
Sold 2336 Sailsbury Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 $450,000.00
Sold 4385 Lombardia Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 $450,000.00
Sold 2711 Musgrave Pl El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5321 $455,000.00
Sold 2157 Bates Cir El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 $462,500.00
Sold 3672 Rosecrest Cir El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-9521 $465,000.00
Sold 1191 MALCOLM DIXON Rd El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-3821 $465,000.00
Sold 3214 Booth Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 $475,000.00
Sold 1460 Lakehills Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 $480,000.00
Sold 4075 Arenzano Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5427 $489,000.00
Sold 5205 Ironwood Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7534 $489,000.00
Sold 3040 Montrose Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-9677 $490,000.00
Sold 1804 Bolling Pl El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 $500,000.00
Sold 2080 VISTA MAR Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 $500,000.00
Sold 1711 Toby Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 $505,000.00
Sold 1075 Gemwood Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-9507 $511,000.00
Sold 7482 Grassy Creek Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 $517,500.00
Sold 2513 LAKERIDGE OAKS Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 $530,000.00
Sold 2001 Augustus Pl El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 $550,000.00
Sold 1844 Warwick Pl El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 $552,500.00
Sold 6029 Southerness El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 $554,900.00
Sold 3328 HOLLOW OAK Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 $560,000.00
Sold 3259 Collingswood Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-6222 $565,000.00
Sold 4841 Village Green Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7676 $590,000.00
Sold 1053 Venezia Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-3966 $617,000.00
Sold 2491 Loch Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5617 $680,000.00
Sold 2716 Prince Mark Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 $685,000.00
Sold 140 Ravenna Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 $690,000.00
Sold 2416 Highland Hills Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 $690,000.00
Sold 3050 Aberdeen Ln El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5671 $705,000.00
Sold 1746 Terracina Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5409 $710,000.00
Sold 760 Knight Ln El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 $735,200.00
Sold 2864 Aberdeen Ln El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5683 $772,000.00
Sold 5171 Mertola Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7565 $819,625.00
Sold 271 Powers Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4473 $850,000.00
Sold 2143 Outrigger Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 $1,000,000.00
Sold 2971 Capetanios Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 $1,175,000.00
Sold 3681 Greenview Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5216 $1,349,000.00