Localism

September 6, 2017

Life in a Small Town Post Office at Lake of the Pines, CA

The Post Office just outside of Lake of the Pines is a trip.  It opens at 10 and closes at 4.  The post ladies know your […]
September 6, 2017

Super Video Tour of Exceptional Home for Sale at Lake of the Pines

Check out this wonderful video tour of CJ’s home for sale at Lake of the Pines.   The video speak for itself, but please call CJ […]
August 8, 2017

Gorgeous Home for Sale in Nevada City, CA

Beautiful home for sale in Nevada City, CA. Nestled in a forest of towering cedars, Douglas firs, oaks and pines, this Prestigious Custom Home awaits the […]
December 4, 2011

Rain Gear

Start your run in the rain. Avoid getting your feet wet. Dodge puddles. Try to run on the side of the path that has become a […]
November 24, 2011

Screaming Land Deals

Between Auburn and Grass Valley in south Nevada County,  three 5-acre parcels were purchased five years ago for $330,000.  EACH.  That’s $75,000 per acre.  Today they are […]
November 23, 2011

Why You Must Stop Paying Rent and Buy a House Today

You need to stop throwing money away and stop lining your landlord’s pocket. Homeownership is the first step upwards toward financial independence.
November 19, 2011

Raising the Steaks

Growing and Eating Sacred Cows Think about raising your own pasture-fed beef cattle.  How could you do it? How much would it cost? My old Marine […]
November 14, 2011

Return on Investment (ROI) for Residential Rentals

There are four reasons you should be buying rentals right now. Money is cheap.  Interest rates, even for investment properties, are at all-time lows. Home prices have […]
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 […]