NorCal Real Estate Blog

New Ashley Woods Listing! Behind the gate, 6171 Lockridge Dr. represents a rare opportunity for homes in zip code 95746. This is an updated, single-story home with a solar-heated pool and spa, 3-car garage, open floor plan, and so much more, all located in a unique setting adjacent to open space that affords the lucky owners privacy that's hard to find in this price range. Click the link above to see more property info or watch our Virtual Open House; to see more property, neighborhood and school information, use this link.

6171 Lockridge Dr.

This executive home has a beautifully-open floor plan that takes advantage of all the natural light, and has been tastefully updated with flooring, fixtures, and new paint. It's in move-in condition,

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As the Coronavirus spreads across the globe, we all face some level of uncertainty. Our NorCal Home Team is working hard behind the scenes to stay connected with our clients and to answer questions about the real estate market. In general, we see the local and state-wide shelter-in-place orders as serious, but short-term influences on the residential real estate market. The question is, how long will any disruption affect our market? As with any disruption, even if it's a a short-term one, markets can be impacted. Here are some recent market trends:



Unique to this recent pandemic has been the mandated closing of all non-essential businesses across the State of California for what is expected to be several weeks. This is expected to affect real-estate

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6125 Oak Hill Drive Granite Bay.  Meticulously cared for, upgraded, and remodeled with an attention to detail, now listed at $995,000. Classic Cape Cod architecture graces this custom home nestled on an approximate 3/4 acre lot in the Folsom Lake Estates neighborhood of Granite Bay. The home boasts spectacular views from the front and rear yards, easy access to Folsom Lake, Highway 50 and I80, and top rated schools. Truly a must see home! 

Virtual tour available. Jeanine Schulz | RE/MAX Gold | DRE 02060832 | 916-367-1393 | jeanineschulz.com

Upon entering the home you are greeted with a casual sophistication that carries from the interior to the exterior of the home.  Elegant living and dining spaces provide plenty of room to host

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The residential re-sale market here in the tri-county area of NorCal has been robust so far in 2020, but some potential home buyers continue to be frustrated with the decline in or lack of inventory - at least in Placer and Sacramento Counties. The following information is compiled by the California Association of Realtors® for Placer, Sacramento, and El Dorado Counties as of January, 2020. Click on the respective pics below to see the full report for each county.Placer County Real Estate



In general, there is a consistent theme in both Placer and Sacramento Counties, with YTY respective inventories down, median price up, and time on the market down; El Dorado County has seen the opposite: YTY inventory up over 30%, median price down nearly 4%, and time on the market up

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New Listings in Roseville! According to MetroList today, there are a total of 63 homes that have hit the Roseville real estate market in the last few days, with a range in list price from $227,500 to $1,250,000 and an average of $542,672. That's a pretty wide range, but you have to remember that Roseville covers a fairly large area and features a wide variety of homes and prices. The lower end of the new-listing range is a 2-bedroom, 1-bath home with 920 square feet, while the high end of the range is a 5-bedroom, 6-bath home with 4,489 square feet. You can see them all here.

 Roseville Real Estate

We've also put together other popular groups of Roseville listings that might interest you, including Roseville homes with a pool, Roseville luxury homes, homes with recent

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Quality and craftsmanship shine throughout this custom home, situated on just over 1/3 of an acre, at 8050 Withrow Court in Fair Oaks. Built in 2006 in a quiet enclave of Fair Oaks, the home is an easy walk to Fair Oaks Park, The Village of Fair Oaks and The American River Bike Trail. The home was designed to capture the views of the outdoor areas, with beautiful mature trees in a serene setting.

 

Pride of ownership is apparent in the care the original owners have taken of this home. Featuring 3,689 square feet, there are 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths and a 3-car tandem garage. A neutral palette sets a warm and inviting feel upon entering the home. The many windows allow for an abundance of natural light and views of the lush and mature

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Catta Verdera is Lincoln CA's exclusive and gated, golf-course community that consists of about 900 total acres and 501 home sites as large as 1/2 an acre. The Catta Verdera Country Club is an integral part of this master-planned community, and features a 30,000 square foot, Santa-Barbara-inspired clubhouse that features full-service restaurants and a bar. Residents here enjoy many outdoor activities and open-space views, and there are miles of trails, wetlands and wildlife that belie the community's convenient location within minutes of nearby Roseville and Rocklin.

Catta Verdera Lincoln Homes

The Catta Verdera real estate market features homes that currently range in price from just over $700,000, with estate-sized properties as high as $1.6M. As of this

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California real estate withholding rules have changed - again. Effective January 1, 2020, every real-estate-sale transaction will trigger the need for a new FTB Form 593 to be filed with the Franchise Tax Board, even if the seller qualifies for one of several exemptions. It's not a new tax, but a new reporting requirement. Whether you are buying or selling a home in California, this change will come into effect with the closing of your escrow. Here's a good summary of all the changes that came into effect with this recent change, from our friends at Fidelity Title - just click the pic below to see the flyer:

California Real Estate Withholding Form 593

In a nutshell, this new form impacts sellers to the extent that they have to fill out a new form, and buyers to the extent that they are

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Buying a new home is one of those things that potential home buyers sometimes have a love-hate relationship with - they love thinking about it, and hate the logistics of actually doing it! There can be a lot of moving parts involved with buying a home, and there are also quite a few myths that, believe it or not, actually keep some of today's home buyers from even trying. One of the most pervasive myths that we hear is the down-payment myth, i.e. in order to buy a home today, you have to have at least 20% down.

home buying myths

It's true, having a 20% down payment is a great thing, and it can certainly give you some options like avoiding private mortgage insurance (PMI). However, there are a number of mortgage-loan options out there that do not require anything

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California wildfires have been devastating in recent years, and homeowners have been hit from all directions from the consequences. Many have lost their homes, some their lives, and home-insurance companies have cancelled or refused to renew over 300,000 policies in high-fire-prone areas of California. When wildfires are burning, it's too late to try and protect your home and property, you may only have minutes to evacuate. It can pay to be proactive in protecting your California home from wildfire, so the following tips are way you can improve your odds of protecting yourself and your property (click on the pic to see the full report from The California Association of Realtors®).

Protect Your California Home From Wildfires

From the full report above, there are a few common areas of concern

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