January 17, 2012

5 Reasons We Don’t Put Flyers Outside Your Home

Actually, we will put flyers outside if you, the sellers, insist.  We don’t want to argue with you. But . . . in a January, 2012 […]
December 19, 2011

5 Reasons Nevada County Has the Potential to Feed Itself

Could we really be self-reliant?  Could we actually sustain ourselves with wholesome, healthy food and water?  The answer is . . . yes, for 5 principal […]
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 […]
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 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 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 […]