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 […]
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
December 6, 2010

The North Fork in Winter Voice

You should walk or run along the magnificent Stevens Trail above the North Fork of the American River during the winter.  As soon as you crest the […]
November 13, 2010

The La Di Dah Trail

This is not really called the La Di Dah Trail.  I just call it that because it’s the only trail around where they check your pedigree […]
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 […]
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 […]