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Phil Boren is a 30-year real estate veteran with RE/MAX Gold in Roseville, California.  If you have any questions about NorCal real estate, feel free to contact us online or call 916-960-8895.

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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.

Ashley Woods Granite Bay Homes For Sale

Granite Bay Homes For Sale

6171 Lockridge Dr.

Homes For Sale in 95746

Homes For Sale in Ashley Woods Granite Bay

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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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


Sacramento County Real Estate


El Dorado 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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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

Catta Verdera Country Club

Catta Verdera Golf Course

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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Granite Bay homes for sale include some very interesting properties, price points, and locations here at the end of 2019. Based on MetroList® data as of 12/24/2019, homes for sale in Granite Bay range in price from $482,000 to $6,960,000, with an average list price of $1,657,020. To see some recent demographics on the Granite Bay real estate market, click here.

Granite Bay Homes For Sale

Throughout Granite Bay, there are a number of popular neighborhoods that offer a variety of home styles, amenities, and price ranges. Some of the more popular Granite Bay neighborhoods include:

Ashley Woods Homes
Douglas Ranch Homes
Folsom Lake Estates Homes
Los Lagos Homes
Shelborne Homes
Treelake Homes

If you're considering buying a Granite Bay home in 2020, you can see from the data and

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The real estate markets in both Placer and Sacramento Counties have been relatively active in 2019, but sales volume has continued to be impacted by relatively low inventory levels. Based on year-over-year data from The California Association of Realtors for November, 2019, the Placer County real estate market experienced a decline in active inventory of 11.5%, while the Sacramento County real estate market was down 35.3%. Click on the pics below to see the full report on both counties.

Placer County Real Estate Market Stats

Sacramento County Real Estate Market Stats

Looking at the respective stats for Placer and Sacramento Counties over the past year, median home prices have continued to increase in both counties, while respective sales volume has been mixed. Other meaningful stats included the median days on market, the

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