Monday, April 11, 2016

There's an Exciting Active Retirement Community in El Dorado Hills!

If you have considered a move to El Dorado Hills, this is an excellent opportunity. For this particular neighborhood, residents need to be 55+ years of age.

Heritage is being built by Lennar homes. Prices start at only $400,000 for a brand new home. Homes include owned solar systems and energy saving features so residents can save money on their power bill.

Heritage is conveniently located close to Town Center with all of it's shops and restaurants. Just across highway 50 there are plenty more shops and restaurants.

Current amenities include a beautiful year-around pool with a retractable roof, Bocci Ball, tennis, pickle ball and miles of trails. Roads are private and gated.

Please contact me if you would like more information on this new community or others in the area.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Four Seasons, in El Dorado Hills, is a Very Popular Active Retirement Community/

If you are considering a move to, or within, the Greater Sacramento area, consider the Four Seasons community. This is a 55 or better community so it's designed for this exclusive group of residents. And it is very well designed at that! This "resort-at-home" lifestyle includes incredible amenities including a spacious and handsome lodge with indoor and outdoor fireplaces, pool tables, a game room and locker rooms. Outdoor amenities include a huge swimming pool, spa, tennis courts, pickle ball courts, Bocci ball, nature trails and a community garden!     

Okay, if you do not yet know what pickle ball is, I just learned. It's something akin to a cross between tennis and ping pong so the court is smaller. 

The pool area is quite grand. There is plenty of room for swimming, sunning and socializing and the outdoor fireplace is a very nice touch. I have a number of photos here.

The home builder, K Hovnanian has developed 55+ communities throughout California and a few other state. They seem to know how to create a peaceful and low maintenance life style and well kept neighborhoods. Four Seasons is a gate community, the streets wind around landscaped areas. It's lovely. Currently, there are homes for sale in Four Seasons ranging in price from $409,000 to $569,000. There are just a few available rental homes from ranging from $1,900 to $2,300 per month. All of the homes in this lovely community are single story.

If you would like more information about this wonderful community, please contact me at (916) 837-4500.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Live in the Beautiful Serrano Community, in El Dorado Hills for only $437,000

Serrano is a very popular community for many reasons. It's especially scenic, set in the foothills with trees and rolling hillsides. There are many parks and nature trails. Serrano is very close to Town Center, featuring shops, restaurants and a theater all located around a large water feature.

Home prices in Serrano currently range from $437,000 to $1,999,999. The home that's for sale for only $437,000 is a great opportunity for a buyer who would like to live in Serrano.

This single story home is in a gated area of Serrano. It's walking distance to top rated local schools (from elementary to high school). In fact it's only 1 block to  Oak Meadow Elementary School, the  library & two large parks. A great floor plan & some nice finishes establish the base for you to create a personalized home.

Features include hardwood floors in many rooms crown moldings and plantation shutters. The spacious kitchen has an island, Granite counters and Cherry cabinets.

The kitchen opens to a large family room with a fireplace. Both the kitchen and family room open to
the back yard. And there is a 3 car garage. The home needs TLC but that is reflected in the price. It's an opportunity also because it's being marketed as a short sale.

So please call me or your real estate agent if you would like to see if you might want to make this home your own. My number is (916) 837-4500. For more information and photos on this home and the local community, please visit my website at
Thanks for reading my blog!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Live in Cameron Park in the Foothills of the Sierras...

Cameron Park is very scenic and offers some great recreational opportunities. Additionally residents are close to both Sacramento and Lake Tahoe.
Right in Cameron Park you can relax on your own patio under the Oaks and Redwood or venture to any number of nearby activities. Cameron Park Lake has trails, tennis courts, swimming and a tot park.                                                                                                                     

The Cameron Park Recreation Center has a huge and beautiful pool. They also offer many different activities and classes. If you are a golf enthusiast, consider asking about membership at the Cameron Park Country Club. At for pilots, we even have a small plane airport!

There are shops and restaurants right in Cameron Park. You can also drive a bit farther to visit El Dorado Hills or Folsom for additional choices. Some Cameron Park residents commute to shops and offices in Sacramento (where there are also many cultural attractions.

Currently condominium prices in Cameron Park range from about $125,000 to $359,000.  Detached home prices range from about $269,000 to $1,199,000.

If you are thinking about a move to Cameron Park, let me draw your attention to a newly available townhome here which offers a carefree lifestyle.  It’s a handsome two story home under Oak trees with 3 huge bedrooms. The convenient and quiet location is near shops, restaurants, the Country Club and Highway 50. 

Features of the available townhouse include a breakfast nook as well as a formal dining area, picture windows with views to the trees, a spacious deck in back and large entry courtyard in front. There are a full bedroom and bathroom downstairs. The living room feels open yet cozy due to scenic deck and fireplace. This townhome is situated directly across from Guest Parking.  The HOA fees include water and exterior maintenance, including the roof but excluding decks. There are two fireplaces in this 1688 square foot home. It was just listed for $273,000.  You can contact your Real estate broker or contact me about the townhome at 3266 Topaz Lane in Cameron Park. My telephone number is (916) 837-4500.

Thanks for reading my blog about lovely Cameron Park. It's a really nice place to call Home.


Friday, March 27, 2015

Bring Your Horses and Live in Pilot Hill California

If you have not yet become a fan of Pilot Hill, it just may be time. Especially if you are looking for a new home for your people, pets and horses.
Pilot Hill is a very scenic place and feels a million mile away from the commerce and culture in Sacramento. But it’s only 43 minutes and there you are – Downtown or Mid Town Sacramento. Headed the other direction, you can enjoy the splendors of Lake Tahoe. Closer to Pilot Hill, you will find shops and restaurants in Cool, Auburn and Placerville.

Now comes the exciting part…The riding and hiking trails in Pilot Hill are really exceptional. Cronan Ranch is right here. Horse enthusiasts travel from all over to enjoy the extensive trail system. This breathtaking trail winds through heavily wooded oaks, riverfront habitats, rolling hills and chaparral canyons. Located along the lower South Fork American River, the 1,418 Cronan Ranch is just a gorgeous place to spend time, riding, walking, or just having a picnic. 

Magnolia Ranch is very close and offers another 362 acres that are connected to the trails of Cronan Ranch.

For Wine enthusiasts, there are lovely vineyards and tasting rooms nearby also.

If you have horses, or plan to and are looking for an upscale and fully functional ranch, I have one for you!  The 17 acre ranch at 4530 Rattlesnake Bar is newly available. Simply stunning, this ranch
includes a handsome and well considered home with tall ceilings and large picture windows that bring in the amazing park like views. Every room is a view room. A wrap-around deck with views of the pond is perfect for entertaining or just enjoying your own private piece of heaven. A Gourmet kitchen, separate guest quarters and caretaker's apartment provide plenty of room for your people.

Now for the horses…The horse facilities include a custom 25 stall barn, stud barn, lab, covered round pen, office, 2 wash racks and a groom rack. There are 7 pastures some irrigated. This is an exceptional set-up. The property is available for $1,325,000. You can see a website all about it here.

Are you interested? Ready for a lifestyle or location change? If so, visit our open house this Sunday March 29 from 2:00pm to 4:30pm. This could be your next home!

If you would like information on other area properties, visit my website at

Thanks for reading my blog!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Housing Choices Near the Intel and Micron campuses in Folsom California

The City of Folsom enjoys a position between the bustling state capitol of Sacramento and the azure shores and popular ski slopes of Lake Tahoe. It’s a wonderful place to call home to extensive local amenities, shopping and nearby natural attractions.

Additionally Folsom residents enjoy the Folsom Lake State recreation area, one of the largest parks in the state system. This area offers swimming, hiking, boating and more.
Folsom is located in Sacramento County but is close to both El Dorado County and Placer County. Here’s an area and market glimpse starting with the City of Folsom.

Folsom: People who work in Folsom, have a large range of housing options – both for rent and for purchase.

Folsom Rental options:
·         Apartments and condos rent for prices from $1,150 to $2,000.
·         Homes rent from about $1,800 to $3,400.

Folsom Purchase options:
v  Sales prices for condos: $200,000 to $340,000
v  Sales prices for homes $260,000 to $1,350,000

Sacramento County offers a huge selection of neighborhoods and housing. People who work in Folsom, can find nearby housing choices in Orangevale, Fair Oaks and Rancho Cordova.
Sacramento County Rental Options (within a reasonable commute of the Micron and Intel Campuses)

Apartments and Condos rent from $750 to $3,480 per month  Homes rent from $1,200 to $4,500

Sacramento County Purchase Options (within a reasonable commute of the Micron and Intel)
Condos sell from  $175,000 to $550,000
Homes sell from $178,000 to $2,435,000

The El Dorado County line is literally five minutes from the Micron and Intel campuses in Folsom. It’s an easy commute from a number of suburban and rural communities in El Dorado County to Folsom. Great choices include El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park, Rescue and Placerville. This area is further into the foothills so we start to see larger parcels and bigger trees. It’s nice. The housing prices that follow reflect the communities outline above. This county covers a huge area, much of it is just too far from Micron and Intel to be considered for housing choices.

El Dorado County Rental Options:
Apartments and Condos rent for prices from $900 to $2,600 per month
Homes rent for prices from $1,700 to $3,500

El Dorado County Purchase Options                                            

Condos sell for prices from $130,000 to $350,000
Homes sell for prices from $230,000 to $1,500,000

Placer County is a bit further from Folsom however some transferees may choose to live here. A very popular yet expensive community is Granite Bay. This community boasts the highest ranking schools in the Greater Sacramento area. There are homes and estates here, very few apartments or condos

For more affordable choices in Placer County, transferees could look to Roseville or beyond however they usually do not not. They can obtain similar housing options closer to work in communities that have already been described. This is another large county. Many of it’s communities are just too far from Folsom to be convenient.

Granite Bay Rental Options
Homes rent for prices from $2,200 to $4,000.
There are currently no apartments or condos for rent in Granite Bay and they are rare.

Granite Bay Purchase Options
Homes sell for $342,000 to $2,800,000
There are no condos for sale in Granite Bay. 

If you would like a country lifestyle that’s also close to shops, restaurants and school, consider my new listing with is a view home on 5 acres in El Dorado Hills.  This rare property backs to Pine Hill Preserve (which stretches to the American River). The sparkling clean country home has picture windows framing vistas of the surrounding hills. Home features include a large living room with a stone fireplace, family room that opens to a huge back patio, spacious master suite that has a private view balcony. The sunny kitchen has Swanstone (eco-friendly) counter tops and views. Topography is gentle with paved RV parking with hookups, two gardens and mega-detached storage. Near the end of the road. Deer and Turkeys abound. Move in for the holidays. Click Here for the Virtual Tour of 1981 Sweet Valley Rd.