El Dorado Hills, CA Real Estate News

By Mike West, El Dorado Hills, CA CDPE, CNE, Licensed Loan Origi
(Heritage Oak Properties)
EL DORADO HILLS REAL ESTATE HOME SALES DATA – MARCH 2014 The purpose of this post is to provide those interested in the El Dorado Hills Real Estate market data about that market.  This report covers March 2014, and the fourteen previous months. If you would like to see all homes for sale in El Dorado Hills CA, select this link. It is a two-part process.  First check the “El Dorado Hills Area” box part way down on the left side of the page and then scroll down and click the “search” button at the bottom of the page.  All available El Dorado Hills real estate will come up. The first chart lists the cost-per-square-foot for all homes sold in El Dorado Hills by month.  The cost reported of $ 197 is the second highest on the chart.  We see this as an indication that the selling season has be...
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By Mike West, El Dorado Hills, CA CDPE, CNE, Licensed Loan Origi
(Heritage Oak Properties)
BANK OWNED (FORECLOSURE/REO) HOME SALES DATA FOR El Dorado Hills, CA – MARCH 2014 This is the latest monthly report of our five and one-half year study of bank owned (foreclosure/REO) home sales in El Dorado Hills, CA.  This report covers March 2014. For the purposes of simplification, we will use the term foreclosure for all homes in this category from this point forward. If you would like to see all of the foreclosure homes for sale in El Dorado Hills CA, select this link.  To view the available foreclosure homes you will have check the box marked “are REO/Bank Owned,” in the “Including the above criteria, only show me properties that:” section.  Then scroll down and check the “El dorado Hills Area” box on the left side of the page and finally select the Search Now (List Your Results ...
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By DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas
(Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA)
The Assistance League of Sierra Foothills presents their 5th Annual - Gardens of the Hills Tour! Saturday, May 3, 2014  10am-5pm Sunday, May 4, 2014  10am-5pm This year the tour will include eight gardens - five in El Dorado Hills and three in Shingle Springs. My husband and I have enjoyed going in years past and are honored and excited this year to have our garden on the tour.   The Gardens of the Hills Tour is a big fundraiser for the Assistance League whose volunteers are committed to improving lives in El Dorado County. They support programs such as Operation School Bell which provides clothing to needy children, Assault Survivor Kits, Bags for Belongings which provides tote bags or backpacks to children displaced from their homes, Sports Locker which helps families with costs so th...
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  Bad Repairs Can Even Happen In Million Dollar Homes   As the woman on the phone was describing to me her situation, I knew exactly what she was talking about. I've seen it many time before in all sorts of Serrano homes. The repairs that were done, needed to be done again just 2 years later.   The repairs were to satisfy a termite report when the couple bought the place. The dry rot repair in El Dorado Hills met the requirement – remove and replace with like materials. The problem is that if you do not solve the problem, it will return.   There was dry rot at the bottom of the door jamb, it was cut out and patched. Though this is not the best method of repair it was made worse because it was not complete. The new materials were misaligned, there was no signs of caulking to prevent wate...
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By DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas
(Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA)
The El Dorado Hills Egg Hunt is on for this Saturday, April 19th, but this year it will be in a new location - Promontory Community Park off Sophia Parkway on Alexandra Way.  Besides the egg hunt there will be Arts and Crafts and a visit from the Easter Bunny.  The Egg Hunt starts at 10am SHARP! Children will need to BTOB- Bring Their Own Baskets!  For more information visit the El Dorado Hills Community Services Website.  There's lots of other special events coming up so visit the CSD Website Special Events Tab or browse through the new Summer 2014 Recreation Guide.   Happy Spring and Easter!    
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By Mike West, El Dorado Hills, CA CDPE, CNE, Licensed Loan Origi
(Heritage Oak Properties)
EL DORADO HILLS REAL ESTATE HOME SALES DATA – FEBRUARY 2014 The purpose of this post is to provide those interested in the El Dorado Hills Real Estate market data about that market.  This report covers February 2014, and the fourteen previous months. If you would like to see all homes for sale in El Dorado Hills CA, select this link. It is a two-part process.  First check the “El Dorado Hills Area” box part way down on the left side of the page and then scroll down and click the “search” button at the bottom of the page.  All available El Dorado Hills real estate will come up. The first chart lists the cost-per-square-foot for all homes sold in El Dorado Hills by month.  The cost reported of $ 193 is the third highest on the chart and a positive indication considering that February is n...
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  Too Much Weight or Just a Warped Post?     This really caught my eye because I know that the deck was very heavy and the spam between the posts was too far apart. Maybe it was just a matter of the board warping but it didn’t look right. If it were my house, I’d replace it either way; a warped post is not as strong as a straight one!  
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By DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas
(Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA)
Serrano in El Dorado Hills has views to the west of Folsom Lake, to the south of the Central Valley, to the east of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and in the Country Club areas views of the golf course as well. More information on Serrano If you're looking for a home with a view in El Dorado Hills, I'd love to help!   
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By Mike West, El Dorado Hills, CA CDPE, CNE, Licensed Loan Origi
(Heritage Oak Properties)
BANK OWNED (FORECLOSURE/REO) HOME SALES DATA FOR El Dorado Hills, CA – FEBRUARY 2014 This is the latest monthly report of our five and one-half year study of bank owned (foreclosure/REO) home sales in El Dorado Hills, CA.  This report covers February 2014. For the purposes of simplification, we will use the term foreclosure for all homes in this category from this point forward. If you would like to see all of the foreclosure homes for sale in El Dorado Hills CA, select this link.  To view the available foreclosure homes you will have check the box marked “are REO/Bank Owned,” in the “Including the above criteria, only show me properties that:” section.  Then scroll down and check the “El dorado Hills Area” box on the left side of the page and finally select the Search Now (List Your R...
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By DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas
(Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA)
Curious about What's Selling in El Dorado Hills?  Here is a look at the high and low for February 2014.    Lowest Selling Home for the Month - The lowest price home sold in February was this single story on Brisbane Circle in the Stonegate neighborhood.  It was built in 1987 on approximately .27 acres with 1654 square feet, 3 bedrooms,2 baths, and a 3-car garage.  It did need a new roof and carpet but sold for $305,000 which is $184.40 per square foot.         Highest Selling Home for the Month  - The highest selling home for February 2014 was this single story home on Rock Lane in the Summit.  It was built in 1985 on 10.36 acres with approximately 9804 square feet, 5 bedrooms, and 9 baths (7 full and 2 half baths).  It has it's own gated entry, fabulous 270 degree views of Folsom Lake,...
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By David Vandermyden, Real Estate Professionals working for you
(Pacific Coast Group)
  Home Prices in El Dorado Hills, CA for March 2014  Real estate market data for El Dorado Hills, CA provided by David Vandermyden of Pacific Coast Realty.  El Dorado Hills Home Prices   We have seen 7 months of listing prices stabilized after peaking in June 2013. In February, home prices in El Dorado Hills increaded slightly from a January low and don’t expect to see a large increase anytime soon.  If you are considering buying a home you can find deals on a house in El Dorado Hills and having a good real estate agent who understands the market is a must.  Don’t wait on the sidelines for too long, many of our listings are selling within a few days of hitting the market. As you can see from the graph below, listings are not selling exactly for asking price. To make sure you don't overp...
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By Mike West, El Dorado Hills, CA CDPE, CNE, Licensed Loan Origi
(Heritage Oak Properties)
EL DORADO HILLS REAL ESTATE HOME SALES DATA – JANUARY 2014 The purpose of this post is to provide those interested in the El Dorado Hills Real Estate market data about that market.  This report covers January 2014, and the fourteen previous months.  If you would like to see all homes for sale in El Dorado Hills CA, select this link. It is a two-part process.  First check the “El Dorado Hills Area” box part way down on the left side of the page and then scroll down and click the “search” button at the bottom of the page.  All available El Dorado Hills real estate will come up. The first chart lists the cost-per-square-foot for all homes sold in El Dorado Hills by month.  There is only a slight fluctuation from month to month with a slight upward trend through June of 2013, tapering to a ...
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By Mike West, El Dorado Hills, CA CDPE, CNE, Licensed Loan Origi
(Heritage Oak Properties)
EL DORADO HILLS REAL ESTATE HOME SALES DATA – DECEMBER 2013 The purpose of this post is to provide those interested in the El Dorado Hills Real Estate market data about that market.  This report covers December 2013, and the fourteen previous months. If you would like to see all homes for sale in El Dorado Hills CA, select this link. It is a two-part process.  First check the “El Dorado Hills Area” box part way down on the left side of the page and then scroll down and click the “search” button at the bottom of the page.  All available El Dorado Hills real estate will come up. The first chart lists the cost-per-square-foot for all homes sold in El Dorado Hills by month.  There is only a slight fluctuation from month to month with a slight upward trend. We have hit a plateau during recen...
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By DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas
(Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA)
I started posting pictures in October of Folsom Lake with anticipation of our winter season doing it's job to refill the lake as it usually does.  Unfortunately we have had had only a small fraction of our normal rainfall. Here are a few Folsom Lake Pictures from January 25, 2014.  The view of the lake is from Highland View where I live.  The other pictures are of the South Fork of the American River.  This whole area is normally part of the lake and filled with water.  The bouy usually marks a low wake zone for boaters.  Other posts with resent pictures of Folsom Lake: Folsom Lake Revealed - December 29, 2013  
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By DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas
(Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA)
Curious about What's Selling in El Dorado Hills?  Here is a look at the high and low for December 2013.  Lowest Selling Home for the Month - The lowest price home sold in December was this single story Short Sale on Mesa Verdes Drive.  It was built in 1976 on approximately .27 acres with 2042 square feet, 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. It sold for $235,000, the only one out of our 59 home sales under $300,000. It had to be a cash only sale as no banks would lend on it due to major foundation issues it had.   Highest Selling Home for the Month  - The highest selling home for December 2013 was this home off Greenview Drive in the Country Club area of Serrano.  It was built in 2007 on just over .5 acres with 4717 square feet, 4-5 bedrooms, and 3 full baths.  It is single story living with a lower...
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By DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas
(Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA)
Our days without rain are up to 49 and counting in the Sacramento Valley and according to the weather stations there is still no rain in site for at least the next 10 days.  I have lived in El Dorado Hills since 1996 and have never seen Folsom Lake so low. I've heard it is down to 18% capacity. We are in trouble! Though Folsom Lake doesn't provide the water we use in El Dorado Hills, our reservoirs are feeling the drought as well and residents have been asked by our El Dorado Irrigation District for voluntary water conservation.   Here are a 7 easy things we can do to conserve our precious resource: 1. Check your timer box to your outdoor irrigation. Turn off your irrigation system for the winter or irrigate your landscape only one time per week if needed. *Ordinarily brown lawns might ...
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By DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas
(Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA)
The real estate market in El Dorado Hills saw a huge turn around as you will see here with the following Trendgraphix graphs. Here is a 15- month look at our El Dorado Hills Market Recovery for October 2012 thru December 2013.  These include all property types combined.  As you can see our figures with the exception of average price for sale are up across the board  are up over December of 2012, inventory – 77%, sales-12%, price per square foot – 16%, average selling price is up 17.8%, and even days on market is up to 62 days over 55 days last year.  Short sales and foreclosures in El Dorado Hills continue to dwindle as our home prices rise.  Following is a breakdown of these two property types and the regular sales (non-short sale, non-reo) as well: Foreclosures (REO’s) -          For ...
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By DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas
(Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA)
As you can see by this Google Earth image, the Old Salmon Falls Bridge, an access across the South Fork of the American River used before Folsom Dam was built, but now usually covered by water. Occassionally we will be able to see it uncovered but with our current Folsom Lake levels it is truly a Bridge Out of Water.  Here are a couple pictures of the bridge and the area around it yesterday - January 18, 2014. Other posts related to Folsom Lake's Low Levels: How Low Can You Go? - Folsom Lake - October 1, 2013 Folsom Lake Revealed - December 29, 2013 
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By Wendi-Mae Davis, CRS, GRI, Broker Associate
(Future Homes & Real Estate)
El Dorado Hills Youth Flag Football Registration deadline is near! Calling all kids!  :) Grades 2-8  Deadline in January 24th, or when full-cost is $135.00 or $150.00 after the 24th. Call 916-933-6624 or in person, The Community Services District office is located at: 1021 Harvard Way, and is open Monday-Friday 9 AM to 4 PM So call, or email regoffice@edhcsd.org or Register Online  Time is running out!  
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  Get Sprayed Around The House, You May Like It.   There are so many services available to the homeowner that can save both time and money. When it comes to the yard I like getting some help. We have a rather large property with a yard, landscaping, open grounds, large trees and it is getting harder for me to keep up with everything that goes with a large lot. Evergreen Turf & Tree Care, Inc is one of the local companies that we use to help with our landscape treatment needs. They have helped us in many ways over the years. Al Gold and his crew have made us believers in the products that Evergreen Turf & Tree Care has to offer. Some of the services that Evergreen preforms are: lawn service, lawn treatment, irrigation systems, and pest control to name a few. One of my favorite services t...
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