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 […]
August 23, 2012

Buy a Rental: Cash Formula

This is the first of three formulas for buying a rental property.  In this version the rental is purchased with cash. Here are the assumptions: You have […]
May 14, 2012

The Net, The Net, and Nothing But The Net

Once you put your home on the market for sale, it becomes a product.  It can be difficult for you to change your preception about the place you live from […]
May 5, 2012

Auburn Real Estate, First Quarter Comparisons, 2011 to 2012

Here is the analysis of Auburn, California real estate comparing the first quarter of 2011 with the first quarter of 2012.  For this study I have […]
April 3, 2012

Cheap Homes in Auburn, California? Gone, Baby, Gone.

If you were hoping to buy a ticket on the Cheap Home Cruise of Auburn, California, you may be left standing on the dock, because, baby, that […]
November 25, 2011

The 4 Hidden and the 4 Normal Costs of Closing a REAL Estate Transaction

When you are trying to complete a real estate transaction, you should anticipate 4 hidden expenses that are not “normal” closing costs. Normal closing costs means the money you actually bring […]
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 […]
September 14, 2010

Should Sellers Seek After-the-Fact Permits?

When homes being prepared for sale, should the seller obtain after-the-fact permits for non-permitted additions?  Non-permitted additions pose a dilemma for both the seller and the listing agent.  Of all the […]