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Monday, September 21, 2015

Maggie's Peak

It's amazing what you find when you go off the beaten path, even slightly.  We had such an adventure last weekend when we decided to head to Maggie's Peak which begins at the Bay View Trail Head across from the Inspiration Point Emerald Bay Lookout.  Head into the Bay View Campground and at the far end, there is a parking lot that serves this trail head.  The trail on the left goes to Cascade Lake.  The trail on the right, (the one you want) is the Bay View trail and goes to Granite Lake and beyond.  I've done the full circle Bay View to Cascade Falls Trail and visa versa a few times, but never veered off the trail.

The trail begins with a steep climb but it's worth it when you begin to take in the fantastic views of Emerald Bay and Lake Tahoe.




The trail levels off for a spell around Granite Lake.  



After resting and taking in this serene spot, head up hill for the next steep ascent.  Eventually, you will come to some large boulders, (another good rest spot with views).  The trail levels out again and as you look up to your left, you will see Maggie's Peak.  At any point form there and beyond, take a left and start bushwhacking it to the peak.  The reward is some of the very best views I have seen in the Tahoe basin with a fraction of the effort of some of the taller peaks.


Looking towards South Lake Tahoe across Cascade Lake (foreground) the Keys and Fallen Leaf Lake.  Mount Tallac is in full view to my right.


This shot is more northerly across Cascade, Emerald Bay and Lake Tahoe.



Here we climbed out onto some rock outcroppings just to the north for more expansive vistas of Granite, Cascade, Emerald Bay and Lake Tahoe beyond.

A weekday after Labor Day was our ticket to having this day to ourselves...literally saw only a couple of other hikers on our way up.  It was a chilly 37 degree start, but by the end of our short day, we were enjoying near perfect hiking temperatures in the high 60's.

In total it was a leisurely 2 hours up and 1.5 down.  Total elevation gain was about 1,500 so relatively easy as compared to other 'peaks like Freel, Tallac and Ralston.  Any beginner can do this and experience the awesomeness of a blood pumping hike in the woods combined with the reward of seeing the wonder and lay of the land from above.


The Affordability Squeeze

The Affordability Squeeze

Friday, September 4, 2015

August 2015 Home Sales for Shingle Springs, Cameron Park and Rescue, CA

2515 MERRYCHASE Dr #Q Cameron Park, CA 95682  $  122,000.00
3133 CAMBRIDGE Rd #11 Cameron Park, CA 95682  $  192,000.00
3220 UNITED Dr #2 Cameron Park, CA 95682-7828  $  210,000.00
3320 Meadow Ct Rescue, CA 95672-9456  $  224,000.00
3355 La Canada Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682-7972  $  226,300.00
2778 Kaweah Ct Cameron Park, CA 95682-7617  $  239,000.00
3913 TORONTO Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682  $  250,000.00
3040 Granada Ct #33 Cameron Park, CA 95682  $  264,000.00
3809 Sheridan Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-7723  $  269,900.00
3335 Village Ct Cameron Park, CA 95682  $  279,000.00
3210 UNITED Dr #I Cameron Park, CA 95682  $  298,500.00
3357 Fairway Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682-9134  $  300,000.00
3201 United Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682-9211  $  307,500.00
3197 united Drive Cameron Park, CA 95682  $  323,000.00
2641 Country Club Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682  $  330,000.00
3036 Merrywood Cir Cameron Park, CA 95682-9017  $  334,900.00
3430 SANTOS Ct Cameron Park, CA 95682-8211  $  341,000.00
3925 Heights Ct Cameron Park, CA 95682-8515  $  342,000.00
3780 chelsea Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682  $  350,000.00
3024 Wilkinson Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-9107  $  352,000.00
4200 SUNRISE RIDGE Rd Shingle Springs, CA 95682  $  355,000.00
3732 Harvey Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-8157  $  365,000.00
2650 Crane Way Cameron Park, CA 95682-8119  $  380,000.00
2885 Holly Hills Lane Cameron Park, CA 95682  $  390,000.00
2848 Cornada Ct Cameron Park, CA 95682-8827  $  395,000.00
3990 Lakeview Dr Shingle Springs, CA 95682-9392  $  399,000.00
3111 Royal Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682-9075  $  400,000.00
2601 Bass Lake Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-9624  $  400,000.00
4512 HILLWOOD Dr Shingle Springs, CA 95682  $  400,000.00
2982 ALHAMBRA Ct Cameron Park, CA 95682  $  413,000.00
6190 BRIDGEPORT Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682  $  415,000.00
3556 Montero Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-4020  $  420,000.00
2845 Maryetta Ct Cameron Park, CA 95682-9272  $  420,000.00
5016 Sagan Ct Cameron Park, CA 95682  $  420,000.00
6140 Bridgeport Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682  $  425,000.00
4020 Berry Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-8153  $  429,000.00
3132 Boeing Road Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682  $  430,000.00
3376 Hacienda Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682-8609  $  435,000.00
1400 Crooked Mile Ct Placerville, CA 95667-9478  $  435,000.00
3154 El Tejon Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682  $  437,000.00
4621 BENTON Way Shingle Springs, CA 95682  $  440,000.00
2861 Alhambra Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682-8857  $  445,000.00
3361 Braniff Ct Cameron Park, CA 95682-9137  $  450,000.00
2152 Alpine View Dr Rescue, CA 95672-9434  $  450,000.00
3310 HACIENDA Rd Cameron Park, CA 95682  $  475,000.00
3526 MONTERO Cameron Park, CA 95682  $  479,000.00
7024 Sinclair Dr Shingle Springs, CA 95682-7699  $  485,000.00
1085 SPRING CREST Ct Placerville, CA 95667  $  493,000.00
3248 Catawba Dr Cameron Park, CA 95682-7643  $  534,100.00
2925 Aquamarine Cir Rescue, CA 95672-9338  $  549,500.00
5001 MISTYWOOD Ln Shingle Springs, CA 95682  $  575,000.00
4781 LA CASA Dr Shingle Springs, CA 95682-9324  $  665,000.00
5810 Green Valley Rd Placerville, CA 95667-9358  $  699,000.00
5360 Grazing Hill Rd Shingle Springs, CA 95682-8051  $  849,900.00
3160 Travois Cir Rescue, CA 95672  $  935,000.00

WOW!! 103 Homes Sold in Folsom in August 2015

1300 Moon Cir #1338 Folsom, CA 95630-4149  $  171,000.00
6251 Orangeview Dr Folsom, CA 95630-2017  $  230,000.00
600 Moon Cir #632 Folsom, CA 95630-4128  $  230,000.00
171 Price Way Folsom, CA 95630-2813  $  240,000.00
1100 Moon Cir #1112 Folsom, CA 95630-4141  $  250,000.00
1300 Moon Cir #1315 Folsom, CA 95630-4148  $  250,000.00
831 School St Folsom, CA 95630  $  264,500.00
885 Halidon Way #1212 Folsom, CA 95630  $  265,000.00
107 Esplanade Cir Folsom, CA 95630-7351  $  278,000.00
656 Ettrick Ct Folsom, CA 95630-3706  $  300,000.00
127 Coralie Way Folsom, CA 95630-3302  $  306,500.00
291 Lisawood Dr Folsom, CA 95630  $  311,000.00
214 Rugosa Folsom, CA 95630  $  315,000.00
500 Pemberton Ln Folsom, CA 95630-7911  $  318,780.00
917 Blue Rapids Drive Folsom, CA 95630  $  325,000.00
364 Marsalla Dr Folsom, CA 95630-7203  $  335,000.00
270 Crestridge Ln Folsom, CA 95630-2109  $  340,000.00
488 Parker Folsom, CA 95630-7957  $  340,000.00
132 Wild River Ln Folsom, CA 95630-2023  $  344,000.00
205 Monet Ln Folsom, CA 95630  $  344,000.00
105 Pascoe Ct Folsom, CA 95630-8605  $  345,000.00
144 Oxburough Dr Folsom, CA 95630  $  350,000.00
120 Casselman St Folsom, CA 95630-5417  $  351,000.00
252 Brightstone Cir Folsom, CA 95630-8195  $  355,000.00
111 Rockbolt Cir Folsom, CA 95630-3234  $  355,000.00
77 Sluice Way Folsom, CA 95630-8740  $  360,000.00
100 Slate Creek Ln Folsom, CA 95630  $  365,000.00
1143 Harter Way Folsom, CA 95630-8508  $  375,000.00
1441 Farrell Ct Folsom, CA 95630-8453  $  380,000.00
123 Lembi Dr Folsom, CA 95630-3271  $  381,000.00
162 Arbuckle Ave Folsom, CA 95630-5409  $  383,000.00
1611 Ballou Cir Folsom, CA 95630-5717  $  390,000.00
68 Sluice Way Folsom, CA 95630-8740  $  395,000.00
1607 Bonanza Ln Folsom, CA 95630-7389  $  399,990.00
907 Tanner Ct Folsom, CA 95630-9521  $  400,000.00
2004 Horseshoe Glen Cir Folsom, CA 95630-6294  $  400,000.00
1454 Strabane Way Folsom, CA 95630-6223  $  400,000.00
405 ILLSLEY Way Folsom, CA 95630  $  402,000.00
268 Randall Dr Folsom, CA 95630-4923  $  407,000.00
160 Big Valley Rd Folsom, CA 95630-4646  $  410,000.00
118 Windstar Cir Folsom, CA 95630-4929  $  412,000.00
338 Leckenby Way Folsom, CA 95630-8455  $  413,000.00
126 fantages way Folsom, CA 95630  $  415,000.00
126 Goodell Rd Folsom, CA 95630-5226  $  416,000.00
2168 Horseshoe Glen Cir Folsom, CA 95630-6296  $  418,000.00
178 Baurer Cir Folsom, CA 95630  $  420,000.00
130 Orange Blossom Cir Folsom, CA 95630-8176  $  420,000.00
116 Clifton Court Folsom, CA 95630  $  429,900.00
148 John Henry Cir Folsom, CA 95630-8127  $  431,000.00
119 Winchester Ct Folsom, CA 95630-4837  $  432,000.00
100 Chesterfield Way Folsom, CA 95630-5500  $  435,000.00
144 Penwood Ln Folsom, CA 95630-6768  $  435,000.00
1112 Clydebank Ln Folsom, CA 95630-6106  $  442,000.00
105 Dowd Ct Folsom, CA 95630  $  447,343.00
1300 Folsom Meadows Circle Folsom, CA 95630  $  447,959.00
103 Chesterfield Way Folsom, CA 95630-5505  $  449,900.00
231 Silberhorn Dr Folsom, CA 95630-6715  $  450,000.00
729 Sands Way Folsom, CA 95630-6915  $  450,000.00
612 Wool St Folsom, CA 95630-3036  $  450,000.00
363 Seaton Dr Folsom, CA 95630-7961  $  453,500.00
138 Chesterfield Way Folsom, CA 95630-5504  $  455,000.00
1139 Burwick Ln Folsom, CA 95630-6139  $  465,000.00
2054 Stockman Cir Folsom, CA 95630  $  470,000.00
9830 Valley Pines Dr Folsom, CA 95630-1941  $  470,000.00
116 Conductor Way Folsom, CA 95630-8018  $  470,000.00
468 Fisher Cir Folsom, CA 95630-9553  $  478,300.00
113 Northolt Ct Folsom, CA 95630-8625  $  480,000.00
832 Morningside Folsom, CA 95630  $  480,000.00
1033 Carter St Folsom, CA 95630-7511  $  485,000.00
107 Rowberry Dr Folsom, CA 95630-8450  $  487,000.00
104 Riggins Ct Folsom, CA 95630-5222  $  490,000.00
212 Saddle Ct Folsom, CA 95630-2732  $  495,000.00
406 S Lexington Dr Folsom, CA 95630-6879  $  497,000.00
232 Thorndike Way Folsom, CA 95630-6829  $  500,000.00
112 Conductor Way Folsom, CA 95630  $  514,900.00
102 BURWOOD Way Folsom, CA 95630  $  515,000.00
678 Lefevre Dr Folsom, CA 95630-6191  $  515,000.00
143 HOPFIELD Dr Folsom, CA 95630  $  520,000.00
2098 Tracy Ct Folsom, CA 95630  $  520,000.00
1960 Tyndrum Ln Folsom, CA 95630-6115  $  525,000.00
106 Grasswood Ct Folsom, CA 95630  $  525,000.00
159 Chambersburg Way Folsom, CA 95630-6557  $  530,000.00
110 Teceira Way Folsom, CA 95630  $  534,000.00
185 Briggs Ranch Dr Folsom, CA 95630-5264  $  538,000.00
964 Palmer Folsom, CA 95630  $  539,000.00
1208 Meredith Way Folsom, CA 95630-7325  $  540,000.00
1059 Ledgestone Folsom, CA 95630  $  540,000.00
1638 Chalcedony Ct Folsom, CA 95630  $  558,000.00
103 Sanborn Ct Folsom, CA 95630-2238  $  561,000.00
201 Littleton Ct Folsom, CA 95630  $  566,000.00
1804 Langholm Way Folsom, CA 95630-5318  $  570,000.00
221 American River Canyon Dr Folsom, CA 95630  $  587,000.00
119 Landrum Cir Folsom, CA 95630-2282  $  590,000.00
116 Gold Rock Ct Folsom, CA 95630-1841  $  597,500.00
105 Meadow Lakes Ct Folsom, CA 95630-7151  $  625,000.00
480 Rockport Cir Folsom, CA 95630  $  625,000.00
89 Hollyann Ct Folsom, CA 95630  $  640,000.00
132 Grey Canyon Folsom, CA 95630  $  690,000.00
824 Fieldstone Ct Folsom, CA 95630-6157  $  699,000.00
316 Canyon Falls Dr Folsom, CA 95630-7121  $  750,000.00
104 Wolf Point Ct Folsom, CA 95630-7137  $  750,000.00
441 Catterline Way Folsom, CA 95630-6227  $  805,000.00
360 Tobrurry Way Folsom, CA 95630-6336  $  822,000.00

August 2015 Home Sales for El Dorado Hills, CA

3878 Scenic Ct #24 El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4533  $      211,500.00
8012 Fallview Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      375,000.00
3899 Yellowstone Ln El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4540  $      380,000.00
2608 Tam O Shanter El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      390,000.00
4115 Ironwood Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7536  $      392,000.00
781 Bonita Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5428  $      393,000.00
5323 Bellegrove Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7533  $      397,000.00
479 Encina Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      405,000.00
3440 Tah Nee Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      417,000.00
7718 Briarberry Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      425,000.00
1462 Sutter Creek Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4058  $      455,000.00
3184 Stonehurst Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7643  $      455,000.00
1390 Craydon Pl El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5322  $      460,000.00
1504 Radford Loop El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      465,000.00
4316 Lombardia Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      470,000.00
911 Piccolo Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      476,369.00
384 Rosecrest Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      490,000.00
3190 Brackenwood Pl El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7842  $      494,000.00
424 SYRAH Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7715  $      495,000.00
3096 Birmingham Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-6247  $      497,000.00
3216 Rapallo Pl El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5463  $      499,000.00
3781 Archetto Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5442  $      500,000.00
2033 Larkstone Pl El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      510,000.00
2501 Beckett Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      515,000.00
3154 Aldridge Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-9513  $      515,000.00
1899 Sapphire Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4269  $      535,000.00
9010 Longford Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5420  $      535,000.00
1187 Villagio Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5528  $      539,000.00
500 Kirkwood Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-6502  $      542,000.00
901 Landsdale El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      545,704.00
401 BASIL Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-6313  $      549,000.00
7410 Grassy Creek Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      559,000.00
4105 Bancroft Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      560,000.00
4402 Dunnwood Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-9306  $      570,000.00
3088 Borgata Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5434  $      585,000.00
412 Maul Oak Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-3930  $      585,000.00
2031 Keystone El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      609,950.00
4210 Flushing Pl El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7835  $      615,000.00
4807 Danbury Cir El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      616,000.00
1936 Burton Pl El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      618,000.00
1091 Bevinger Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7669  $      631,000.00
1901 Linhurst Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      649,500.00
1991 Shelby Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      662,500.00
1658 Brightwater Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      664,000.00
1595 Loma Verde Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      690,000.00
5220 Mertola Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      692,000.00
3520 Brittany Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      695,000.00
2189 Cardiff Cir El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      703,700.00
3563 Amer Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5658  $      718,000.00
1776 Dormity Rd Rescue, CA 95672-9605  $      718,800.00
730 Spumante Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-3962  $      720,000.00
1333 Lakehills Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      747,000.00
3700 Whitmore Pl El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      760,000.00
5027 Crail Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7694  $      768,000.00
2191 Frascati Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-3970  $      780,000.00
2214 Frascati Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-3970  $      805,000.00
2143 Frascati Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-3970  $      832,326.00
3197 Lago Vista Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7200  $      855,000.00
3381 Tartan Trl El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5635  $      970,000.00
5066 Breese Cir El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7706  $  1,057,000.00
4100 Errante Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7636  $  1,120,250.00
4042 Raphael Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $  1,225,000.00
3040 Courbet Way El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5223  $  1,255,000.00
5381 Da Vinci Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $  1,390,000.00
5025 Bent Creek Ct El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $  1,680,000.00
4533 Greenview Dr El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $  2,500,000.00

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Bank of America Short Sale Update

MASTHEAD
 

Short Sale Agent Update

September 2, 2015



Distressed California Homeowners May Qualify for California's Keep Your Home California Transition Assistance Program (TAP)   
If your financially distressed California clients can no longer afford their homes and are pursuing a short sale or a deed in lieu of foreclosure, they may be eligible for financial help with their relocation to alternative housing.  

The funds come from the Transition Assistance Program (TAP), part of the Keep Your Home California Program.  

The state of California is providing up to $5,000 in transition assistance to qualified homeowners who can no longer afford to stay in their homes.  You can help by advising your distressed clients that they must:
  • Apply for the funds through their state's website or by calling 1.888.954.5337.  
  • Maintain their property until their house is sold or returned to the lender via a negotiated deed in lieu of foreclosure.
For qualified homeowners, these state funds may be used in addition to any other transition assistance that the homeowner may receive by participating in the Federal Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives (HAFA) program or in any other pre-offer short sale program.    

To learn more about the Transition Assistance Program's guidelines, and how your clients may qualify, please visit that program's website at http://keepyourhomecalifornia.org.  You can also direct your clients to call 1.888.954.5337 and identify themselves as Bank of America customers.