Real Estate in Rural Counties
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One of the most convenient trails in the Sierra foothills is Empire Mines State Park. I say it's convenient because it is actually inside the city limits of Grass Valley, California. Grass valley is right at the "snow line" so you will find a forest of mixed growth, several oak species and other...
Good words for pet lovers to keep in mind when putting their own home on the market. The bottom line, your pet may cost you a lot of time-on-market and a much lower price. Everybody loves to have pets in his house except when it comes to selling your house. Most of the buyers avoid purchasing ho...
Check out this beautiful home for sale at Lake of the Pines with sensational views. Beautiful home for sale at Lake of the Pines - front view What’s in a view, anyway? I like long range views that take my mind out and away, and I like big views, 180 degrees or more, that wrap around me. I like vi...
The problem with real estate disclosures is that we don't have enough of them. We need more disclosures, lot's and lots more. One prominent Real Estate company uses a "Disclosure about Disclosures." Now THAT's what I'm talking about! Also, we desperately need an "Advisory on Advisories." The...
Who Shopped My Offer? When the buyer agent submits an offer, the agent on the other side, the one who represents the seller, is possibly (probably) going to “shop” the offer. What does that mean? It means that the seller’s agent will use the offer to generate interest, or re-kindle interest, f...
Great views at a great price. Sunset from the Back Yard Check out this unique property at Lake of the Pines, a relaxing and lovely 4-5 bedroom 3 bath lakefront home in one of California’s most beautiful lake and golf communities. It is conveniently located one hour from the ski slopes, and in th...
. . . That Blows Nobody Good. Today, at our open house, likely prospects step outside to discuss their interest in the property. Just at that moment, a sudden wind comes up, blows a shake shingle off the roof, flaps through the air and bonks the potential buyer right in his noggin, which happe...
Sign of the Times, written on a piece of cardboard with a sharpie and left in a disheveled foreclosure I was showing to new buyers. TAKE Doll Sheep Bathroom mirror Key Holder Drapes in TV RM Master Bedroom curtains Fans? Light fixtures Jack Daniels
Buying land will break your back break your budget break your heart My colleague, Hugh, told me that this article was too negative. I suppose he's right, but I wanted to make two points so strongly that they would lodge, indelibly, in the minds of those nice folk who come up here to the foothil...
I just bought a home in Grass Valley, putting my dollars where my mouth is, or my advice is, whatever. Earlier today I completed my annual report of homes sold in this area, a year-to-year report comparing 2010 to 2009. Here's a link to that report: http://goldenhillsrealestate.com/2011/01/16/...