Grass Valley, CA Real Estate News

By Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
(Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain)
Alta Sierra is a unique part of California's real estate market, including approximately 30 other communities, designed for residents that are passionate about aviation. The airport is privately owned and operated by the Sierra Alta airport property owner's association. The Alta Sierra Community as a whole provides a voluntary membership with certain benefits. Located in the Sierra Mountains near Grass Valley, CA as the name implies Alta Sierra enjoys a four season climate. Lake Tahoe is a 2 1/2 hour drive, Boreal Ridge Ski Resort 1 1/3 hours and Sacramento is a 1 hour drive away. There are over 3,000 homes and the development covers approximately 6,200 acres. The Alta Sierra Country Club hosts an 18 hole golf course skillfully designed creating greens and fairways within the native la...
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By Mark Peek, Peek Real Estate Group - Roseville CA Real Estate
(Roseville Rocklin Real Estate - Keller Williams)
Short Sale  Grass Valley CA |Mark Peek| ASC / Wells Fargo Short Sale Sold - Grass Valley & Auburn Short Sale Specialist, Mark Peek, closed another Grass Valley Short Sale at 16000 Meadowbrook Court, Grass Valley, CA 95949.  The homeowner had two mortgages, one with ASC /Wells Fargo Bank.  The second lien was a Citi Mortgage HELOC (Home Equity Line of Credit). ASC / Wells Fargo  approved the Short Sale at $250,000 and paid Citi Mortgage $7,500 to settle both liens.  This ASC / Wells Fargo Short Sale was approved without any seller contributions or promissory notes.  The homeowner avoided foreclosure and can qualify to purchase another home in as little as 2 years.  More importantly, the seller was be released from the lien and will not be liable for the short sale deficiency on the Well...
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Learn How To Hold "Tax-Free" Properties In Self Directed IRA Venturing into real estate or business enterprize? Obtain a self-directed IRA. A self-directed IRA, also known as a real estate IRA, enables you to purchase real estate and other alternative investments using your retirement funds. Guidant's iDirect, a checkbook self-directed IRA plan, gives you the control necessary for limiting fees and accessing time-sensitive investments otherwise unavailable to self-directed IRA investors. Roll over your current IRA into real estate that you control.Self-directed IRAs provide a phenomenal opportunity to invest in real estate, tax liens, mortgages and more. Understanding the rules that apply is imperative to your success as a self-directed investor. Fortunately, you've come to the right pl...
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By Mark Peek, Peek Real Estate Group - Roseville CA Real Estate
(Roseville Rocklin Real Estate - Keller Williams)
ASC Short Sale Specialist - Grass Valley CA Short Sale Approved with Citi HELOC Approval -  Auburn and Grass Valley Short Sale Specialist, Mark Peek, received another Short Sale Approval from ASC for an ASC Short Sale within 45 days.  The homeowner has a $405,000 mortgage on the home and ASC approved the Short Sale at $250,000 and is paying $7,500 towards the second lien which is a HELOC (Home Equity Line of Credit) with Citi with a $125,000 balance.  This ASC Short Sale was approved without any seller contributions or promissory notes.  The homeowner will be able to avoid foreclosure and can qualify to purchase another home in as little as 2 years.  More importantly, the seller will be released from the lien and will not be liable for the short sale deficiency on both the ASC loan and...
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By Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
(Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain)
Alta Sierra is a unique part of California's real estate market, including approximately 30 other communities, that are designed for residents that are passionate about aviation. The airport is a privately owned and operated by the owners of the Alta Sierra property owners association. Located in the Sierra Mountains near Grass Valley, CA as the name implies Alta Sierra enjoys a four season climate. Lake Tahoe is a 2 1/2 hour drive, Boreal Ridge Ski Resort 1 1/3 hours and Sacramento is a 1 hour drive away. There are over 3,000 homes and the development covers approximately 6,200 acres. The Alta Sierra Country Club hosts an 18 hole golf course skillfully designed creating greens and fairways within the native landscape with an abundance of pine and black oak trees. For Sale:Currently th...
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By Sarah Becker, Northern CA REO & HUD Home Sales
(SJB Real Estate & Management)
312 Current mortgage defualts and bank owned homes in Grass Valley as of Jan 10, 2011. With values declining and major banks ramping up foreclosure filings in california expect more REO inventory in your neighborhood. There is a backlog of properties "coming soon". For more information on Nevada county values, Listing or purchasing bank owned real estate in grass valley  and surrounding areas in Northern California contact Sellstate Gold Inc. , Sarah Becker, REO Director.   Current Bank owned homes in Nevada County Area of Grass Valley:   Sellstate Gold Inc   www.SarahBecker.com  www.Sellstategold.com   Foreclosure List Report Presented By: Sarah Becker 530-530-671-1300 Sarah@sellstategold.com Properties Stage Address City County Sq Ft Yr. Built Beds Baths Lot Size Est. Value Sale Time ...
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By Rick Pelleriti, MBA. W.J. Bradley Mortgage Capital, LLC
(W.J. Bradley Mortgage Capital, LLC)
  Naggiar Winery and the Wine Tasting Room - the Video This video showcases the beautiful wine tasting room and surrounding grounds at Naggiar Winery in the Auburn/Grass Valley area in Northern California. I have been to countless wineries and wine tasting rooms throughout Northern California, and this has to be one of the most beautiful I have ever seen - with a gorgeous view of the vineyards, a very inviting patio area with wood burning fireplace, and a well-appointed private dining area adjacent to the tasting room that is perfect for private tasting events and dinners - with a full service kitchen adjoining. My wife and I fell in love with the place, and instantly became wine club members - not just because the wine tasting room and surrounding area is perfect for an afternoon picni...
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By Rick Pelleriti, MBA. W.J. Bradley Mortgage Capital, LLC
(W.J. Bradley Mortgage Capital, LLC)
  Grass Valley is situated roughly half way between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevadas.  It was thriving back in the gold rush days of the 1850s.  It now has a population of 11,150, and sits at 2,450 elevation. It is a pretty ideal location, as it is above the fog belt, but rarely gets snow. It is surrounded by forest, with beautiful tall pine trees. There are several fine restraurants, two movie theatres, and many excellent wineries in the Historical Downtown area.  Not too far away is the South Fork of the Yuba River, and this provides a very scenic area to go to and enjoy the day swimming or picnicing at the shore - all of which is free if you know where to go. Real Estate is a great bargain here, and it would not be too difficult to find excellent homes for $150 per squ...
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By Laura Berman
(California Properties)
It is almost time for the second annual Reinstorm exhibit. May 23, 2010, 10am to 4 pm, Nevada County Horsemen's Arena, 10600 Bubbling Wells, Grass Valley, Ca.  This is a great educational event open to the public which features exhibits of trainers of different disciplines as well as vendors of horse related products.  Reinstorm 2009 evolved as an idea to bring together local equine professionals and their owners, equine advocacy groups and other horse related services. The one day event will showcase many aspects of the equine industry available within Nevada County.  Demonstrations will occur throughout the day.  The event is free, but donations are welcome with the proceeds going to support Sammie's Friends Equine Fund.  Sammie's Friends provides care for animals in need.  A service ...
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By Keith Crabtree
(Green Acres 101)
Here is a quick pop quiz to see if Green Acres 101 is precisely the rural consultant company you have been looking for . . . Are you thinking of buying your dream acreage, farm or ranch?  Do you wish you could take a class on ponds, pastures, irrigation or rural property management? Do you need a rural specialist to assist you in making the best decisions possible about what a piece of land can do, or can not do?  Are you wanting a pond on your property but are not sure how to get started or even where it would be be situated on your property?  Do you have horses that you board and would love the idea of having them right there on your own property . . . but want to set up your infrastructure properly before you bring them home?  Would you like to begin irrigating some of your acreage ...
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By Paul Weir
(RE/MAX Gold)
Hi Folks, I received a special piece of mail today . . . It was from the great folks who put together the Nevada County Reinstorm community equine event. It was an upbeat message telling of their 2nd annual dates, times and the new venue which will be at the Nevada County Horseman's Association complex off of Brunswick Road in Grass Valley. Reinstorm is an all volunteer organized event bringing together local community equine owners and partners with equine related businesses and organizations to exchange information and resourses. Reinstorm began in 2009 and the first show (which we were proud to be a charter participant with) was a great success!! Reinstorm's sole purpose it to promote the equine industry in Nevada County and to assist horse ethusiasts by helping them to find needed e...
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By Philip McClendon
(Manor Realty)
Grass Valley is a wonderful city in Nevada County California gold country. It's current population is approximately 12,000 people. Grass Valley was founded during the California Gold Rush, as was neighboring Nevada City. It is the location of the Empire Mine, which is one of the richest mines in California. Times were hard in the early days of Grass Valley California - the territory had to be cleared so houses could be built. Trees were cut down, burned or turned into lumber to build the homes and schools. Very little was wasted and the quality of life in Nevada County began to steadily develop. Water had to be carried by nearby springs prior to wells being dug. Stones were cut and shaped, and crops were sown and harvested by hand.  The name Grassy Valley seemed appropriate when immigr...
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By Philip McClendon
(Manor Realty)
About Grass Valley Clifornia (CA) Grass Valley in Nevada County is located West of Lake Tahoe and North East of Sacramento and San Francisco. This area in the sierras is California gold country and its beautiful scenery, springs, lakes, rivers, mountains, forests, and historic landmarks are what makes Nevada County world famous. Once you visit, live, camp, or just view the beauty of this region you will fall in love with Nevada County. Grass Valley has warm to hot, dry summers, and wet, rainy winters. Summer is very dry but a thunderstorm may occur. The dry season is from May to September. November to mid-April is the true rainy season. Grass Valley has somewhat of anOceanic climate, except that summers are warmer and dry enough to give Grass Valley characteristics of the Mediterranean...
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By Philip McClendon
(Manor Realty)
You have decided that you are going to offer Owner Financing with the sale of your home or business; here are some pointers to think about when creating a note that will make it attractive to buyer’s(investors) should you later need to sell your note and get the cash you need, but also protect your interests if you decide to hold onto it. * Down Payment – You need to get a good down payment to build equity in the note and give the buyer of the property more incentive hold his end of the agreement. This means at least 15% for a standard house, and 20-30% for commercial properties, and land. These numbers cannot always be reached, so try to get as much as you can without putting the buyer into a financially precarious position. * Buyer’s Credit Score – Try to sell to a buyer with decent ...
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Hi Folks, Showing & selling rural property in the Sierra foothills puts me in close touch with people and family's looking to be closer to the land and who wish to enjoy a simpler life than they have been accustomed to. Permaculture is one of those topics that comes up often. "Permaculture (a combination of two words: Permanent & Agriculture) is about designing ecological human habitats and food production systems. It is a land use and community building movement which strives for the harmonious integration of human dwellings, microclimates, annual and perennial plants, animals, soils, and water into stable, productive communities. The focus is not on these elements themselves, but rather on the relationships created among them by the way we place them in the landscape. This synergy is ...
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Learn to live more self-sufficiently and sustainably.                           When: Saturday  September 5, 2009 from 9am to 3pm                                        Students will learn how to:                                                                                        Design your urban or suburban yard or rural land to make it more productive and  pleasing Harvest and Save Water Evaluate and improve the soil you have to work with Create raised and sheet mulched growing beds Raise your own vegetables and perennial food crops (including berrries, fruit trees, root crops, herbs and more) Use cold frames, Greenhouses and Shade Cloth to extend the seasons for both warm and cooler weather garden crops Conserve energy and evaluate options for personal energy production Bonus: Le...
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Good & Valuable Rural Stuff is coing to a Mailbox Near You! Why sign up for our new email or regular US mail list?? To keep updated on the latest rural happenings in Nevada & Placer County. Upcoming classes, seminars, demonstrations, events, festivals and more. And did I mention our monthly 'local source' coupons?! Here is our Summer mailing's value added coupon that is going out as we speak. You can expect to see similar rural related options in our future mailings. Hope to hear from you soon, May all your acres be green ones! Paul
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Hi Folks, I just bought a number of items at last Thursdays Mill Street Market event and was telling a friend about it and she said, "wow, is it that time of year, I have not seen a calendar of the locations & times yet" . . . then I had a similar response from a client on the phone this morning while talking about Summer berry season. That got me thinking, "I wonder how many other local folks dont know the details of the various markets held throughout our are of the county". So, I found the details and am happy to post them up here on my Active Rain site. Here goes . . . Nevada County Growers Markets Lake of the Pines Growers Market (a Nevada County Certified Growers Market)10566 Combie RoadGrass Valleyhttp://www.thegrowersmarket.comWhen: Every Sunday 8am to Noon (June thru Sept) Neva...
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New IRRIGATION DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT CLASS - June 27, 2009 What kind of irrigation system should I design for flood, sprinkler, or drip? This class will cover advantages, disadvantages of the different irrigation systems. We will go through a sprinkler irrigation design, sizing pipelines, nozzles, pumps, and determining application rates based on your soil limitations and plant consumptive use needs. Also covered is where to place miscellaneous valves and how to install pipelines. (Note: not a home landscape design class) • Irrigation Water Management will be covered,• How to determine when to irrigate and how much to apply will be covered• How to evaluate existing sprinkler and drip irrigation systems This will be a fun and informative day. Bring lunch, lawn chair, walking shoes and no...
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By Paul Weir
(RE/MAX Gold)
Hi Folks, There are many real estate designations and enhancements available to real estate professionals these days. Some are more valuable than others, but being a big advocate of continuing education, I recently selected one that I thought would not only benefit me, as a professional, but also would be exceptionally valuable to my clients. That selection was to become an e-Pro certified Realtor.     When I was researching this opportunity, I ran across the following excerpt from the class literature: "Should you use an e-PRO? Yes——especially if you're an Internet user. In this fast-paced age, technology has become a necessity. An e-PRO is someone who has recognized and responded to the needs of the new consumer. If you choose an e-PRO, it's a safe bet you'll get the kind of service y...
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