Bob Jenkins

February 15, 2016

Planting Guide for February in the Sierra Foothills

What to plant in February Spare Guts! (as my Pappy used to call them) Flowers: transplant or direct seed snapdragons, candytufts, lilies, California Indian pinks, lily-of-the-valleys, […]
January 23, 2016

Planting Guide for January in the Sierra Foothills

What to plant in January Strawberries! Flowers: Plant bare-root roses and vines. Transplant pansies, calendulas, English daisies, violas, snapdragons and fairy primroses. Fruits and vegetables: Plant […]
October 5, 2015

Country Property for Sale Video Tour

I’ll get a few horses, and some goats and chickens, and a pool and spa.                       […]
November 7, 2011

Rural Home Inspections

  Inspecting rural homes will  involve several system reports not usually required in urban or suburban sales.  In addition to the items discussed in our other […]
November 6, 2011

Pest Inspection Basic Training

Wood destroying pest inspections, and the costs of repairs indicated in those inspections, can be one of the most difficult obstacles to overcome in a real […]
November 6, 2011

Pre-Inspections by the Sellers

Before putting their home on the market for sale, there are pros and cons for the sellers to consider when hiring professionals for pre-inspections. Why sellers should not […]
November 3, 2011

The Costs of Home Inspections

Costs of home inspections will vary from one locale to another.   Below are typical costs incurred in Placer County and Nevada County, two counties in northern […]
November 3, 2011

Home Inspections, Who Pays?

In our area of Northern California, the selection, costs, and order of inspections is negotiated in the purchase contract.  Customarily the seller pays for the wood […]
October 30, 2011

Getting Off the Ropes with Foreclosures

Lose your home to foreclosure, short sale, or bankruptcy?  Credit trashed?  How long will it take you to get off the ropes and back into the […]
June 26, 2011

Grass Valley Grizabella Ready to Rock

  Our remodel project, named Grizabella after the down-and-out feline who sings “Memories” in CATS, is done at last. We celebrated with
June 20, 2011

Grizabella Gets a Facelift

PLEASE COME TO OUR OPEN HOUSE!   119 Murphy Street Grass Valley Saturday, June 25th 11:00am-3:00pm Please come by to see our old lady, “GRIZABELLA” Born […]
June 11, 2011

Bali 9–Eat, Pray, Love, CJ

Elizabeth Gilbert’s popular book, Eat, Pray Love, and the Julia Roberts movie based on the book, begin in Bali, in the little city of Ubud, and […]