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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Multipurpose Laundry Room



5280 Magazine Fall 2016 Feature

Dogs and clothes get clean in this laundry room. The space also acts as a mudroom, making the cabinets an integral part of keeping this multipurpose space uncluttered.  

My clients at 5750 Top Rail Lane in Shingle Springs have a dog wash station like this!

Making Sense of Community

Making Sense of Community

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Just Listed -4066 Plateau Circle Cameron Park, CA

Custom home w/ AMAZING SNOW CAPPED VIEWS in one of Cameron Park's finest neighborhoods. Designer kitchen and OPEN CONCEPT floor plan. Bedroom and 1.5 baths downstairs. High ceilings w/ coffers and lighted crown molding and crafted wood working throughout. Enjoy the views from the observation deck or take a relaxing soak in the hot tub house. Plenty of flat parking and turn around space at the top of the driveway. Within walking distance to Cameron Park Lake! Great Schools & minutes to HWY 50!  

4 Bedrooms
3 Full and 2 Half Baths
3,600 Sq'
Asking $679,900







Saturday, December 10, 2016

Crazy Busy 4th Quarter!

Unlike other areas of the country, the Sacramento region doesn't have the typical 'slow down' in the real estate market during the 4th quarter like some colder climates have.  I've always had a very strong 4th quarter, but this year has been absolutely crazy!   However, it didn't start out that way.

Buyers and sellers were distracted with the election and nervous about rising interest rates.  As a result, we had a real lull in the luxury market during September and October, however demand remained steady for homes below $500K.  Showing activity was way down in the high end and it was eerily quiet, but then things changed after the election.  Buyers came out of the woodwork, gobbling up the last of the inventory.

If you think buyers aren't out there during this time of the year think again.  With interest rates still hovering around the 4% range, don't lose sight that it is still at historically low levels.  Buyers are hoping for deals during the winter, but with inventory at such low levels, prices are continuing to rise.  Sellers are figuring out that it is still a sellers market and will continue to be until, a flood of homes comes on the market in the spring, (a big maybe).

We don't know what will happen with inventory in 2017.  It hasn't materialized in the past few years, a big cause in the drastic price increases.  What smart home owners do know is that right now is a great time to sell.  Low interest rates, combined with a shortage of homes for sale and rising appreciation are prompting sellers to list now.

RECENT 4th Quarter SALES by 'Discover Joy in Real Estate':

3359 Saint Ives Court, Shingle Springs (Represented Buyer)
Sold for $790,000




3767 Fairway Drive, Cameron Park
Sold for $442,500



7060 Steeple Chase Drive, Shingle Springs
Sold For $844,000


8931 Renoir Court, Fair Oaks
Sold for $589,000



3199 and 3205 Oxford Road, Cameron Park (Vacant Land)
Sold for $65,000 Each


3180 Country Club Drive #4A, Cameron Park
Sold for $100,000



690 Crestview Drive, Diamond Springs (Represented Buyer)
Sold for $325,000


2307 Fallwater Lane, Carmichael
Sold For $338,900


3749 Montclair Road, Cameron Park (Represented Buyer)
Sold For $439,500


PENDING to CLOSE before the end of the year:

3859 Chariot Circle, Rescue
Asking Price $600,000


3149 Bentley Drive, Rescue (Representing Buyer)
Asking Price $328,000






Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Where to See Christmas Lights

Holly Hills, Cameron Park
Canal Street Placerville
Highland View, El Dorado Hills
Ledgemont Court, Folsom
Dovewood Court, Orangevale
Lambrusca Drive, Rancho Cordova
Pebble Creek Drive, Rocklin
Fab 40's, Sacramento
Twinwood Loop, Roseville
Incline drive/Homestead Way, Auburn

Who's Buying Homes?

Who's Buying Homes?

The Beiges are Back in Town

Monday, November 21, 2016

Water Conserving Plumbing Fixtures - New Legislation

A lot of my clients have been wondering what the new requirements for low flow plumbing fixtures will mean to them.  Here is the latest information from the California Association of Realtors.

Water Conserving Plumbing Fixtures
Beginning January 2017, 
California Civil Code § 1101.4 requires that all homes built on or before January 1, 1994 must be equipped with water conserving plumbing fixtures.  Although this law does not create a point of sale requirement (unlike water heater strapping and smoke alarm compliance), it does trigger a disclosure to the buyer (like carbon monoxide detectors).  As the industry works through the application of the law, there is much confusion on everyone’s part as to what needs to be done and by whom.  To help with this, C.A.R. is creating a client Q&A, modifying an existing disclosure, and modifying two seller disclosure forms. The Carbon Monoxide Detector Notice is being modified to become the Water-Conserving Plumbing Fixtures and Carbon Monoxide Detector Notice (C.A.R. Form WCMD, 12/16) (available December 12, 2016).  Both the Seller Property Questionnaire (SPQ) and the Exempt Seller Disclosure (ESD) are being modified to include a question for the seller to disclose whether they are aware of any non-compliant plumbing fixtures. The short, plain language Q&A for clients, set out below and which will include the revised WCMD, can be given separately.

2017 Water Conserving Plumbing Fixtures - What You Need to Know

Q. What does the law require?
A. In a nutshell, starting in 2017, the law requires installation of water conserving plumbing fixtures if you own a single-family home, and it is built before 1994 – whether or not it is being sold. 
Q. I am selling my house. Are there any special disclosures that I must make?
A. The law requires you to disclose whether there are any non-compliant plumbing fixtures on the property. The form on the other side of this FAQ [the new WCMD will be on the back] has the specifications. But if you are unsure, then you should consult with someone who has expertise in the matter like a contractor or plumber.
Q. I am selling my house. Are there any installation requirements under this law?
A. No. There is nothing in this law that requires installation of water-conserving plumbing fixtures as a condition of sale. However, if you haven’t already installed water conserving plumbing fixtures on your pre-1994 single-family house, then you are in violation of the basic requirement of the law. 
Q. I own a property in a city where there is an existing retrofit law for water-conserving fixtures as a point of sale requirement (such as Los Angeles, San Diego or San Francisco). Are those retrofit laws still in force?
A. Yes. Local laws passed before July of 2009 requiring retrofit of plumbing fixtures remain in effect. The state law also allows a locality to pass more restrictive requirements at any time. 
Q. I would like to install water conserving plumbing fixtures. What can I do?
A. Call an expert such as a contractor or plumber. You can also go to your local home improvement store. You may wish to contact your local water service provider to find out if they offer low-cost or even no-cost plumbing fixtures. 

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Just Listed! 7060 Steeple Chase Drive Shingle Springs, CA


Stunning Single story home in prestigious Royal Equestrian Estates.   Chef's kitchen featuring Brand new Kitchen Aid appliances. Over-sized master suite with access to hot tub, pool and backyard amenities.  Entertain in style with gorgeous Infinit-edge pool and stunning westerly views.  4 car garage!  Professional landscaping features private gate, hardscaping and mature plants.  Usable acreage with easy access to private community riding trail and El Dorado Trail corridor park.

4 Bedrooms
2 1/2 Baths
5 Acres
Asking $859,000
MLS#16070843








Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Homes Sold in Folsom in October 2016

238 Wales Dr, Folsom, CA 95630-2852  $      190,000.00
236 Wales Dr, Folsom, CA 95630-2852  $      194,700.00
885 Halidon Way #821, Folsom, CA 95630-8437  $      245,000.00
800 Moon Cir, Folsom, CA 95630  $      270,000.00
3301 Ferry Cir, Folsom, CA 95630  $      272,000.00
200 Moon Circle #216, Folsom, CA 95630  $      295,000.00
207 Ruth Ct, Folsom, CA 95630-2723  $      306,000.00
885 Halidon Way #1611, Folsom, CA 95630-8431  $      309,000.00
1903 Esplanade Cir, Folsom, CA 95630-7369  $      319,000.00
1413 Vessona Circle, Folsom, CA 95630  $      325,000.00
511 Wales Dr, Folsom, CA 95630-2928  $      325,000.00
655 Blanefield Ct, Folsom, CA 95630-3708  $      330,000.00
611 Vessona Cir, Folsom, CA 95630-8722  $      332,500.00
103 Luella Ln, Folsom, CA 95630-4033  $      350,000.00
411 Wales Dr, Folsom, CA 95630-2926  $      357,000.00
236 Flower Dr, Folsom, CA 95630-2706  $      360,000.00
466 Jewel Stone Way, Folsom, CA 95630-3161  $      360,000.00
1005 Natoma St, Folsom, CA 95630-3016  $      361,800.00
114 Lembi Dr, Folsom, CA 95630  $      369,000.00
229 Brightstone Cir, Folsom, CA 95630  $      370,000.00
110 Royalton Cir, Folsom, CA 95630  $      375,000.00
700 Loomis Cir, Folsom, CA 95630-6924  $      380,000.00
610 Willow Creek Dr, Folsom, CA 95630  $      400,000.00
10 American River Canyon Dr, Folsom, CA 95630-1884  $      409,000.00
101 French Gulch Ct, Folsom, CA 95630-7104  $      415,000.00
1120 Penrod Ct, Folsom, CA 95630-8557  $      418,299.00
809 Bussing Ct, Folsom, CA 95630-5427  $      427,500.00
200 Willow Creek, Folsom, CA 95630  $      435,105.00
615 Hillswick Cir, Folsom, CA 95630-8471  $      437,000.00
99 Ainsworth Way, Folsom, CA 95630-7600  $      440,000.00
116 Morning Dove Ln, Folsom, CA 95630-2045  $      449,500.00
123 Whiting Way, Folsom, CA 95630-3290  $      450,000.00
1594 Latherton Way, Folsom, CA 95630-6217  $      452,400.00
200 Jobson Ct, Folsom, CA 95630-8552  $      452,500.00
146 Winterstein Dr, Folsom, CA 95630-2356  $      455,500.00
116 Framingham Way, Folsom, CA 95630-5540  $      458,000.00
142 Marble Canyon Dr, Folsom, CA 95630-7114  $      459,000.00
1488 Willow Bend Rd, Folsom, CA 95630-7650  $      460,000.00
108 Mainsail, Folsom, CA 95630-2339  $      470,000.00
2244 Cattle Dr, Folsom, CA 95630-6177  $      470,000.00
971 Hildebrand Cir, Folsom, CA 95630-6309  $      470,000.00
212 Keller Cir, Folsom, CA 95630-7623  $      475,000.00
1336 Kerslake Cir, Folsom, CA 95630-8458  $      476,000.00
1199 Scheidegger Cir, Folsom, CA 95630-7304  $      489,000.00
1038 Thompson Cir, Folsom, CA 95630-7532  $      492,000.00
1329 Copping Way, Folsom, CA 95630  $      493,500.00
236 Silver Spur Ct, Folsom, CA 95630-2736  $      495,000.00
323 Sprig Cir, Folsom, CA 95630-8578  $      502,000.00
1529 Thurman Way, Folsom, CA 95630-7307  $      503,000.00
283 Silberhorn Dr, Folsom, CA 95630-6745  $      516,000.00
1182 Galston Dr, Folsom, CA 95630-6136  $      520,000.00
113 Laurelwood Dr, Folsom, CA 95630-1947  $      530,000.00
1076 Lindley Ct, Folsom, CA 95630-8567  $      530,000.00
1377 Copping Ct, Folsom, CA 95630  $      530,000.00
102 Corrigan Ct, Folsom, CA 95630-8616  $      535,000.00
135 Judah Ct, Folsom, CA 95630  $      540,000.00
125 Keller Cir, Folsom, CA 95630-7616  $      550,000.00
102 Ecklon Ct, Folsom, CA 95630-4958  $      550,000.00
86 Hollyann Ct, Folsom, CA 95630-1900  $      563,000.00
137 Keller Cir, Folsom, CA 95630-7618  $      565,000.00
1064 Callander Way, Folsom, CA 95630-6100  $      567,500.00
437 Benton Ct, Folsom, CA 95630-9560  $      589,000.00
335 Katarina Ln, Folsom, CA 95630-7197  $      600,000.00
161 Hopper Ln, Folsom, CA 95630-6725  $      600,000.00
1108 Pond View Dr, Folsom, CA 95630-7655  $      602,000.00
601 Ascada Ct, Folsom, CA 95630-4916  $      652,500.00
180 Marsh Hawk Dr, Folsom, CA 95630  $      665,000.00
1782 Caversham Way, Folsom, CA 95630-6299  $      673,000.00
1691 Bowen Dr, Folsom, CA 95630  $      749,000.00
553 Ramos Dr, Folsom, CA 95630-6354  $      820,000.00
105 Crater Peak Pl, Folsom, CA 95630  $      882,000.00
784 Grandview Dr, Folsom, CA 95630-6243  $  1,315,000.00

Homes Sold in Cameron Park, Shingle Springs, And Rescue in October 2016

3293 Amethyst Dr, Cameron Park, CA 95682-8558  $  238,000.00
3260 Amethyst Dr, Cameron Park, CA 95682-8509  $  238,900.00
2575 Meadow Ln #8, Cameron Park, CA 95682-8985  $  240,000.00
4569 Hillwood Dr, Shingle Springs, CA 95682-8381  $  240,000.00
3240 HEIGHTS Dr, Cameron Park, CA 95682  $  245,400.00
5770 Connie Ln, Shingle Springs, CA 95682-8344  $  275,000.00
3060 Granada Ct, Cameron Park, CA 95682-9115  $  295,000.00
3843 De Sabla Rd, Cameron Park, CA 95682-8606  $  320,000.00
2585 Starbuck Rd, Rescue, CA 95672  $  340,000.00
6881 DOUBLE OAK Rd, Shingle Springs, CA 95682  $  365,000.00
2483 KNOLLWOOD Dr, Cameron Park, CA 95682  $  374,000.00
3490 La Cienega Way, Cameron Park, CA 95682-8824  $  375,000.00
3700 Valerio Dr, Cameron Park, CA 95682  $  380,000.00
3723 Chelsea Rd, Cameron Park, CA 95682-8912  $  382,000.00
4256 LORRAIN St, Shingle Springs, CA 95682  $  400,000.00
2535 Rosales St, Cameron Park, CA 95682-4029  $  408,800.00
4012 El Norte Rd, Cameron Park, CA 95682  $  415,000.00
3719 Sudbury Rd, Cameron Park, CA 95682-8613  $  420,000.00
2573 Deer Trail Ln, Cameron Park, CA 95682  $  425,000.00
1581 ARROWBEE Dr, Placerville, CA 95667  $  426,000.00
3010 Camerosa Cir, Cameron Park, CA 95682-7700  $  427,000.00
4093 Claymore Ct, Shingle Springs, CA 95682-7696  $  429,000.00
3550 SANTOS Cir, Cameron Park, CA 95682-8247  $  438,500.00
3749 Montclair Rd, Cameron Park, CA 95682-9083  $  439,500.00
2960 Windsor Ct, Rescue, CA 95672  $  440,000.00
2826 KNOLLWOOD Dr, Cameron Park, CA 95682-9045  $  444,000.00
3788 TORONTO Rd, Cameron Park, CA 95682  $  448,000.00
2984 Calido Ct, Cameron Park, CA 95682-8133  $  453,000.00
2133 Carrillo Ct, Cameron Park, CA 95682  $  470,500.00
2648 Green Glen Rd, Cameron Park, CA 95682  $  475,000.00
3927 Hillsborough Rd, Cameron Park, CA 95682-8502  $  480,000.00
4903 Gold Spur Rd, Cameron Park, CA 95682-9654  $  485,000.00
2787 Woodleigh Ln, Cameron Park, CA 95682-8110  $  485,000.00
3288 Eastview Dr, Shingle Springs, CA 95682-9591  $  489,900.00
2540 Dynamic Way, Rescue, CA 95672-9484  $  495,000.00
3521 Valley View Rd, Rescue, CA 95672  $  499,000.00
4548 Bocana Rd, Cameron Park, CA 95682-4043  $  510,000.00
3617 Eagle View Dr, Cameron Park, CA 95682-8614  $  555,000.00
4821 Evanwood Dr, Shingle Springs, CA 95682-9356  $  565,500.00
4420 CREEKSIDE Dr, Shingle Springs, CA 95682  $  575,000.00
3620 MALLORCA, Cameron Park, CA 95682  $  585,000.00
6755 Beaver Pond Rd, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-8058  $  615,000.00
5521 STAMPEDE Ln, Shingle Springs, CA 95682-7520  $  647,000.00
5881 VENTURE VALLEY, Shingle Springs, CA 95682  $  690,000.00
3277 Chasen Dr, Cameron Park, CA 95682-7638  $  720,000.00
4581 Bullard Dr, Shingle Springs, CA 95682-9772  $  725,000.00
7000 Steeple Chase Dr, Shingle Springs, CA 95682-8167  $  875,000.00
5681 Milton Ranch Rd, Shingle Springs, CA 95682-5124  $  905,000.00

Homes Sold in El Dorado Hills in October 2016

2230 Valley View Pkwy #237, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5592  $      220,000.00
5005 Mendocino Way, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-6551  $      370,000.00
3981 MAGNOLIA HILLS Dr, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      385,000.00
1531 Lakehills Dr, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      405,000.00
3992 Magnolia Hills Dr, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-6561  $      410,000.00
3995 Magnolia Hills Dr, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-6561  $      424,900.00
2869 Stanford Ln, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4211  $      428,000.00
5004 Mertola Dr, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7552  $      460,000.00
8137 Ryland Dr, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-9452  $      470,000.00
3534 Rosecrest Cir, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-9526  $      475,000.00
7012 Cinnamon Teal Way, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-6306  $      475,000.00
4621 Monte Mar Dr, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5013  $      485,000.00
3293 Woedee Dr, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7503  $      487,000.00
254 Copperwood Ct, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-9515  $      496,000.00
4396 Lombardia Way, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5446  $      505,000.00
4034 David Loop, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-9549  $      517,000.00
2410 Summer Dr, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      519,000.00
1596 Halifax Way, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      525,000.00
4258 Rimini Way, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5466  $      525,000.00
1233 Villagio Dr, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5529  $      527,000.00
3117 Collingswood Dr, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-6219  $      545,750.00
9007 Summerfield Way, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-9692  $      547,500.00
617 Ore Cart Ct, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-6614  $      559,900.00
802 Royal Troon Pl, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7689  $      560,000.00
656 Canyon Oak Ct, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      560,000.00
5749 Gelston Way, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5208  $      560,000.00
101 MIRAMONT Ct, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      570,000.00
2659 Wagner Pl, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      575,000.00
3698 Archetto Dr, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      575,000.00
3987 Meadow Wood Dr, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7546  $      580,000.00
2140 Sheffield Dr, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      585,500.00
6167 Edgehill Dr, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5476  $      590,000.00
1191 Malcolm Dixon Rd, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-3821  $      590,000.00
2909 Hutley Ct, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-6224  $      590,000.00
812 Reddick Way, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-4440  $      595,000.00
1360 Oak Creek Ct, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-3800  $      599,000.00
5029 ARLINGTON Way, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-9554  $      599,000.00
5021 Morrill Ct, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7537  $      610,000.00
4034 Bothwell Cir, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5203  $      660,000.00
4375 Dunnwood Dr, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-9680  $      667,500.00
3046 Honey Cir, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-6324  $      669,950.00
6100 Penela Way, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7571  $      682,000.00
4019 Hawick Way, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7696  $      696,100.00
2314 Beckett Dr, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5213  $      699,000.00
329 Cobble Rock Ct, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-9559  $      705,000.00
1195 Terracina Dr, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      725,000.00
2540 Stratford Cir, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $      740,000.00
801 Royal Troon Pl, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7689  $      789,000.00
1790 Deer Valley Rd, Rescue, CA 95672-9431  $      805,000.00
616 Lida Ct, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-3990  $      812,500.00
121 Alexa Ct, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-3972  $      830,000.00
954 Stonebridge St, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-9602  $      839,000.00
1163 Cambria Way, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-3994  $      849,000.00
1918 Shoreview Dr, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $  1,150,000.00
5465 Sur Mer Dr, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $  1,217,000.00
1293 Crocker Dr, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  $  1,237,500.00

Friday, October 28, 2016

America's 20 Hottest Real Estate Markets for October 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Land is on Fire - TWO Lots in Cameron Park Airpark Now PENDING!

I've been writing about the increase in land sales in El Dorado County for some time, so I wasn't surprised when two adjacent listings of mine went pending in the same day.  These two lots are in the Cameron Park Airpark Community.

3199 AND 3205 Oxford Road Cameron Park under Contract!





Coming Soon - 7060 Steeple Chase Dr, Shingle Springs, CA 95682

In gated Royal Equestrian Estates, this stunning 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 3052 sq' single story home with infinity edge pool on 5 acres is a RARE find!  Hitting the market on 11/3/16.  Asking $859,000.


Pending in 11 Days with Multiple Offers! - 8931 Renoir Ct, Fair Oaks, CA 95628

Experience nature in this stunning light-filled post and beam type constructed home with an amazing LOCATION, LOCATION!  Rare cul de sac lot with views across the open space ravine provides country-like privacy, while being extremely close to HWY 50!  Warm OPEN CONCEPT architecture with brand new wood floors in many rooms, open beams and vaulted wood ceilings.  Newer metal roof, mostly hardy siding and brand new HVAC.  Several decks provide a peaceful place to relax or entertain outdoors.

4 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
3256 sq'
Asking $619,000