Market Trends

March 16, 2020


This impeccable home (2214 Ranch House Court, MLS#20013806) boasts high ceilings, flowing open floor plan, crown molding, hardwood floors, arched doorways, and all the extras. On […]
January 15, 2020

Check Out This Beautiful Aerial Video Tribute to Auburn!

It’s easy being grateful for the beauty of our area. So lucky to live Lake of the Pines/Auburn. Straddling Nevada and Placer Counties! Auburn California neighborhood […]
October 10, 2019

New Listing: Your New Home in Lake of the Pines, Auburn, California

When you enter this 4 bedroom/3 bath new listing at Lake of the Pines, you will immediately feel at home. This 2351 sq ft home is […]
October 7, 2012

How Much Do Banks Negotiate on Foreclosure Sales?

One of my clients (let’s call him “Mike” because . . . uh . . . that’s his name) wrote to ask: “Hi Bob,  Question……How much […]
August 24, 2012

Buy a Rental: Loan Formula

This is the second of three formulas for buying a rental property.  In this version the rental is purchased with a down payment of 20% and a fixed […]
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 14, 2012

Distressed Sales vs. Regular Sales in Grass Valley, California

Do foreclosure and short sale homes (distressed) sell for less than regular homes?  Of course they do. How much less?  Let’s examine the “sold homes” market in Grass Valley, California […]
May 13, 2012

How Are We Doing? An Analysis of Real Estate in Grass Valley, CA.

This is the house we bought in Grass Valley, California as an investment on December 22, 2010. We called her “Grizabella.”  She was built in 1887 with 2 […]
December 9, 2011

Lake of the Pines Real Estate, Highs and Lows, 2011

First, we’ll compare Lake of the Pines sales for 2011 with last year, 2010, then we’ll take a closer look at this year. 2010     70 total […]
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 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 […]
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 […]