NorCal Real Estate Blog

3474 Castle Creek Ct., Roseville is our newest listing, and is a beautifully-remodeled executive home in a small, gated community called Castle Creek.  This stunning executive home has been extensively remodeled and upgraded, a 400 square foot addition was done to expend the kitchen, and the home features 4 bedrooms (possibly up to 6 bedrooms), 4 baths, newer carpet/tile floors, a 4-car garage, synthetic front yard grass for perrenial, low-maintenance green lawn, sparkling pool, separate spa, pool house, covered back patio, BBQ, and a large flat .67 acre lot that features a massive back yard.  Click on the pictures below for more details, virtual tours, maps and more:

3474 Castle Creek Ct., Roseville

No expense has been spared creating this special estate, and it will

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4400 Babson Dr., Elk Grove is our newest listing and it's already SOLD!  This is a move-in ready, upgraded single-story home that features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, tile roof with stucco exterior, upgraded island kitchen with granite and stainless steel, full stone back splash, newer tile floors, new interior paint, fenced back yard with extensive patio area that's perfect for outdoor entertaining, corner lot, and more!  Contact us for more details.

4400 Babson Dr., Elk Grove Homes For Sale

If you've been looking for a turn-key home in Elk Grove, 4400 Babson Dr. will fit the bill.  You will love the location, the attention that the owner has paid to the details, the upgrades, the generous back yard, and more!  Contact us today for more details or to see any other home listed in the area.

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Lincoln, Ca home for sale - 2076 Letterkenny Ln. is our newest listing and it's a move-in ready home in pristine condition! It JUST SOLD!  Conveniently located in the Twelve Bridges community in Lincoln, this beautifully upgraded, 4/5 bedroom home features approximately 2,800 sf of living space with a downstairs bedroom/bath, stainless-steel appliances including a gas cooktop, island kitchen, generous back yard with patio, and much more.

Homes in Twelve Brides, Lincoln, CA

If you've been looking for an immaculate, turn-key, move-in ready home in the Twelve Bridges community in Lincoln, CA, don't wait to contact us!  The Twelve Bridges community is located east of Highway 65 and east of E. Joiner Pkwy., making it one of Lincoln's most convenient communities from which to commute

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9481 Treelake Rd., Granite Bay was a rare opportunity to own a beautiful, custom home in Treelake in the heart of Granite Bay, and it is now SOLD!  This was a move-in ready, 4/5 bedroom home that has been meticulously maintained by the original owner, and features numerous custom upgrades and features including recently-refinished hardwood floors, a downstairs bedroom and bath, formal living and dining areas with custom fixtures, double crown moldings throughout the house, a chef's kitchen with a generous island overlooking the family room and pool, double ovens, custom cherry cabinets, custom granite counters and full granite backsplash, stainless steel appliances and under-counter lighting, built-in cherry cabinets and entertainment center in the

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Luxury homes in Placer County (those listed at $1,000,000 and above), are selling at a pace that is pretty consistent with this same time period a year ago, but the inventory levels across the county for this price point are noticeably higher.  We alo note that the number of pending sales of luxury homes is noticeably down as well, but there is some seasonality built into that number.  What does all this mean?  Overall, in Placer County right now, luxury homes are tending to come onto the market a bit faster than they're selling right now.  We do expect to see that relationship change during the 2nd quarter of the year, as the pace of home sales picks up.

The data for luxury homes is, however, more dramatically influenced by things like location than

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The Placer County real estate market is starting 2015 with residential re-sale inventory levels slightly higher than this time last year, and with sales at about the same level.  The really interesting statistic is the volume of pending sales, which is up some 37%.  What that means is that we have a much higher volume of sales that are scheduled to close escrow in the coming month.  The chart below summarizes the data from TrendVision™ as of February, 2015.

Obviously, the numbers will vary depending on which community you're in as well as the price range, but overall Placer County home sales are starting the year better than they did in 2014.  Both the average and median prices are up, but the days on market is up slightly from 52 to 57.  This number

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7740 Shelborne Dr., Granite Bay was JUST SOLD!, and is a single-story estate in coveted Shelborne Estates, that exudes character and pride of ownership.  Beautifully renovated and featuring a chef;s kitchen renovated with custom maple cabinets by Rutt with recessed cabinet doors, custom slab granite counters, a 5-burner gas cooktop and custom hood, a kitchen bar overlooking the adjacent family room, and a butcher-block island with wine storage.


The circular front driveway welcomes your guests through the dramatic entry.  Inside, the sprawling ranch-style floorplan offers 4 bedrooms and 4 baths, and the covered rear deck that spans the length of the house is perfect for outdoor entertaining and overlooks the park-like back yard and salt-water

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Homeownership has a cloud over it ever since the subprime-lending crisis in the last decade, but honestly it’s not really justified anymore. There are millions of potential young homebuyers who aren’t taking advantage of homeownership anymore like their parents did when they were young. The truth is, it’s probably a better decision to buy today than it ever was. So that got us thinking, what are the top reasons to buy a home today? So we came up with a list of reasons to own a home and, while there are many, we’ve narrowed it down to three. So here they are, the top 3 reasons to call someplace your “Home Sweet Home:”

1)   Mortgage Rates are Low – Right now in California you can get a 30-year fixed loan with an APR of about 4.3%, depending on your

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Do you own a local business or provide a service to the community you would like to promote?  I’m sure if you do the answer is a resounding yes, but advertising can be terribly expensive, especially for small-business owners.  Here at the NorCal Home Team we understand that, which is why we’ve recently launched our new and exclusive Local Business Directory within our website (NorCalHomesOnline), which features real estate and communities like Granite Bay, Roseville, Rocklin, Folsom and many others.  So when people search for homes in Northern California, they’ll see you as one of the top businesses or service providers in the community.  The best part is, it’s all FREE!

How to get started:

All you have to do is follow this link to the directory

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It's no secret to anyone in California that we're in the middle of one of the worst droughts in the last 100 years. Folsom Lake, for example, located northeast of Sacramento, is down to 58% capacity and is dropping over 9 inches every day. You can understand the local concern when you realize that over half a million people rely directly on that lake as their primary source of water. So what does this mean for California?  It means it's time to conserve! But how much is enough?  According to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, each household should aim to reduce their water use by a minimum of 20%, including the elimination of all outdoor irrigation. Sounds simple enough, but what steps can we take to hit that 20%?  We're glad you asked; here's a list of the

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