Localism

November 16, 2017

Easy Living at this Home for Sale in Lake of the Pines

    Desirable single story home on a level lot.     Constructed by well-known builder Mark Oakley, the open floor plan offers high ceilings and […]
November 15, 2017

Charismatic Tahoe Style Home for Sale in Lake of the Pines

    Beautiful location on The Lake of the Pines Golf Course.     This Tahoe style home awaits a new owner who enjoys character and […]
October 31, 2017

Halloween on the Streets of Grass Valley, CA

A typical Halloween Tuesday on the streets of downtown Grass Valley, California. I love the small town life.
May 31, 2012

Inspect the Pond?

Yep.  If you’re gonna buy country property, and there’s a pond on it, you should inspect the pond.  Can you actually find and hire a “pond […]
May 28, 2012

In Praise of Clear Cuts

You love wood. Come on, tell the truth.  You love wood.  Admit it.  Wood, and paper, and all of the 1,000 products that come from timber, […]
May 26, 2012

Planting Great Trees

“No one plants great trees any more.” Excerpts from Second Nature by Michael Pollan. You probably know Michael Pollan’s better-known works, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, The Botany […]
May 24, 2012

Well Testing 101

Before buying rural property, or any property that relies on a well for the domestic water supply, the well should be tested.  You should also test […]
May 23, 2012

Lake of the Pines Real Estate. How Are We Doing? Summary

There are about 2,000 homes at Lake of the Pines. 159 Lake of the Pines homes sold during the past two years (May,2010-May,2012).  That’s about 4% […]
May 22, 2012

Lake of the Pines Real Estate. How Are We Doing? Part 5

GOLDEN APPLES? This is the fifth of a five-part analysis of real estate at Lake of the Pines, California.   In this fifth analysis, we’re going  to examine […]
May 21, 2012

Lake of the Pines Real Estate. How Are We Doing? Part 4

THE FARMER’S MARKET This is the fourth of a five-part analysis of real estate at Lake of the Pines, California.   In this fourth analysis, we’re going  to market […]
May 19, 2012

Lake of the Pines Real Estate. How Are We Doing? Part 3

APPLES AND ORANGES Do foreclosure and short sale homes (distressed) at Lake of the Pines sell for less than regular homes? Of course they do. How […]
May 18, 2012

Lake of the Pines Real Estate. How Are We Doing? Part 2

THE WHOLE FRUIT BASKET This is the second of a five-part analysis of real estate at Lake of the Pines, California.   In this second analysis, I’m not […]