November 9, 2010

An Affordable Home. What the Heck Does That Mean?

There are a lot of highfalutin’ ideas about “affordability.”  Is an affordable home a “right” to accompany the other Constitutional rights: life, liberty, the pursuit of […]
November 4, 2010

The Magnificent Stevens Trail

If I had to choose the best running trail in the Sierra Foothills, I’d pick the Stevens Trail in Colfax, California.  The trail is named after […]
November 2, 2010

Stagecoach/Mossy Rock Trail

Stagecoach may be the oldest trail in the Auburn, California area—and the most accessible.  You find the Stagecoach trail head on Russell Road, just off Lincoln […]
October 31, 2010

Perfect Sun

Eastern View The price of a lakefront home can be significantly influenced by the home’s orientation to the sun’s path as it courses through the day […]
October 24, 2010

Three Cheers for Warren!

Warren is a 46 year old bachelor who has rented a condominium at $900 a month for almost 10 years.  He has never owned his own […]
October 20, 2010

Septic System Costs in Nevada County, California

How much will it cost to put in a septic system on a parcel of raw land? The rough estimates below for Percolation and Mantle Testing […]
October 19, 2010

Placer County Farm Tour 2012

This year’s Placer County Farm and Barn Tour will be on October 14, 2012 from 10am til 5:00 pm.  Here’s a link to the website so […]
October 17, 2010

What Does the Seller’s Agent Owe to the Buyer?

When I represent the seller of a property, I owe him or her the utmost loyalty, honesty, and skill. But I also have a fiduciary duty […]
October 14, 2010

Three Best Ways to Fall on Your Face

No, really.  This is not a real estate blog.  This is about falling on your face while running the trails.  The title is not a metaphor.  […]