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Sun Feb 14, 2016
Mark asked:
Suppose I want to buy a house in Nevada City on 2 acres. Since that filter is broken, why not show the lot size acreage under the house square foot field?
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Thu Mar 13, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
Unfortunately many scams do exist; you can flag the listing, or contact customer service directly Also consider reporting the scam to the local authorities... ... more
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Mon Dec 30, 2013
Sheila Stein answered:

There is a mortgage on this property as with most residential properties offered for sale. I happen to know this property quite well from years ago. I'd be happy to discuss the property and the existing financing. You can reach me at 530.913.9377. My name is Sheila and I'm a real estate agent with Sierra Heritage Realty with Alan. I have a listing currently which the seller would consider owner financing for a qualified buyer. Cheers. ... more
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Mon Dec 2, 2013
Wmboyl answered:
Absolutely. Hope you'll join us. We moved here from Marin a couple of years ago, and am proud to be able to say we haven't seen a Barbara Boxer bumper sticker yet. Glory be to God.

Truth be known, there is a wide range of opinions here abouts, which is why we love it. From granola nut cases and Obama-ites, to actual readers and thinkers. ... more
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Sun Dec 1, 2013
Trevolyn Haines answered:
I agree with Tracy and want to add that even a home's age is a factor: every 5 years or so the efficiency of newly built homes gets better, even for the less expensive new homes.

The trend in solar panels is also having an impact on utility bills (including heating water & air by units operating on electricity instead of gas) and those all can be added to an older home.

If you call the local power company they can usually give you the average bills to a specific property if you give them the address.
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Sat Apr 20, 2013
Jimmy Barbera answered:
Nevada City boasts large variety of activities. Many outdoor recreational activities are enjoyed within close proximity. Nevada County is becoming recognized as a wine region with several local wineries. Many dinning experiences are available as well as social activities. The area also has a strong social consciousness with many groups working towards the greater good. The Nevada City area has something for everyone.

Give me a call with any questions at 530-305-9688.


Jimmy Barbera
Century 21 Davis Realty,Inc.
Grass Valley Ca
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Tue Mar 19, 2013
Debbie Gordon answered:
There are all sorts of events, groups, clubs, arts, etc to join to make friends here. Depending on your interests, age, family (kids, pets), sports, etc. there is something for everyone. As long as you want to get involved there is more than enough to keep you busy and connected. Grass Valley and Nevada City are great communities with friendly people! ... more
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Tue Mar 19, 2013
Bruce Frager answered:
Having moved here from Los Gatos, ten years ago, we have found a wide range of activities, and event we enjoy. There is the Center for Performing Arts, various Museums, many organizations and churches. Quite a few professional and Academic folks from the Bay Area have moved here. Please visit my website, for more indepth detail. I would be happy to send more information.


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Tue Mar 19, 2013
Stacy King answered:
I think you will love it here in Nevada City with everything this area has to offer. The arts, wildflower walk amongst the Yuba River, if your a wine lover we have many winery's with free wine tasting and entertainment. We have so much to offer. What a wonderful place to make new friends since the majority of people are transplants from somewhere else in CA. we are a very welcoming community where people still wave at one another as they drive by. If your planning on coming this way and would like a tour of our community, I would be happy to show you around, please give me a call. Sincerely ~ Stacy King 530-575-7539 ... more
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Tue Mar 19, 2013
Anne O'Reilly-wenegrat answered:
We're thinking of buying and will be in Nevada City this weekend. Can you say something about your home?
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Wed Jan 16, 2013
Mary Powell answered:
Try looking into the newspaper (the Union) for ads. Also, there are three property management companies in our area that may be able to help you. I do get alot of walk-ins in my Gateway Grass Valley office that are either looking for rentals or have a rental that needs a tenant. Call me and I can help! Are you doing a short sale on your home? ... more
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Mon Dec 10, 2012
Lily Murphy answered:
HI Christina. I am sure you have had plenty of phone calls from agents already. Let me know if any have gotten back ot you more than once or have found you what you wanted. If you want to email me I can help you find what your looking for or you can call me day or night and I will help you with whatever you need. I would call you , but I dont want to disturb you at home. Thanks and have a great day.


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Tue Sep 18, 2012
Stacy King answered:
This will be the best move you have ever made!
My two children went through our public school system and they are both in college now, they were very prepared for college and have transitioned successfully.
I am very proud to say that the majority of our schools are award winning schools. We have many schools to choose from. Public & private , charter programs, Montessori/charter, Christian, and huge home schooling programs where they do go to some classes and have an Educations Specialist come to the home to oversee and make sure the children are on track. We also have the Ghidotti high school program where the kids go to the local community college “Sierra College” and they can graduate high school with a 2 year college degree.
In regards to the elementary schools, there is a lot of parent volunteerism here which I believe makes a huge difference in our schools. It’s a wonderful place for young parents to make life long friends when you find yourself volunteering with others.
I do have a good friend that moved here from So Africa and chose the “Pleasant Ridge Elementary School District” because of all the research she did on the Internet she learned it was one of the best in the State.
If you would like any more info, don't hesitate to give me a call 530-575-7539 or e-mail
Thanks~ Stacy
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Sat Apr 28, 2012
Cary Sanders answered:
Hi Cherri,

You're not delusional by any means. In this market, homes are so devalued, they are below replacement cost and rental cost. So you could definitely make money, in most situations, by buying a house a renting it out.

I guess the question I would ask is why would you pass up the opportunity to buy and pay lower mortgage payments than rent? Why would you buy now and rent it out for positive cash flow only to buy later down the road with who knows what prices and interest rate?

There are more questions to think through...

Tied to your success,
Cary Sanders, REALTOR
Experienced Leadership You Can Trust
ERA Cornerstone Realty Group
530-362-6805 cell/text
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Wed Mar 21, 2012
Brian Head answered:
Mortgage Litigation is very effective if you’re dealing with the right outfit that has a commitment of servicing your file through the entire process. When you choose a law firm to work with you'll want to ask what types of results they had with your particular lender. In many cases your Loan can be restructured through pre-litigation. One thing you need to realize though is that the bank needs to feel the real threat of someone that can actually do something in the event that the bank does not want to participate. An Attorney has the ability to make the bank feel that threat is real. With all the robo-signing scandals going on and settlements will into the tens of Billions of dollars, anyone can be clear now that the banks have done whatever they can to foreclose on whoever they want. The bank doesn't necessarily have to give you a modification it’s at their own desires to do so. Your potential modification is going to be evaluated by primarily (2) things, Hardship and Affordability of a new loan. Again, if the bank feels that this is a situation they'd like to see resolved in a amicable manner then they will be more motivated to come to the table if the feel that you have representation behind you that can push the issues through Litigation if needed.
If you have any questions please give me a call directly.
Brian Head
800 529-2959
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Mon Mar 12, 2012
Laura Coffey answered:
I would immediately contact your lender, a local experienced short sale Realtor, & your tax accountant.
Below are some links to help you make those decisitions but just walking away from the property could be the wrong decision. I am not saying a short sale is always the best answer but in most cases it is better to do one.
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Tue Jan 17, 2012
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
This is simple to set up except few are listed on mls. I can setup auto send for you if you like.
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Mon Nov 28, 2011
Cary Sanders answered:
Oops... here's the link to the second service I mentioned, Gold Country Telecare.
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Sat Aug 27, 2011
John Arendsen answered:
That really depends on your taste and budget. Do you wan Formica or Granite countertops? Carpet or Travertine Tile? Sub Zero or a Sears product? Could be anywhere from $100 to $500/sf. Geographical location really doesn't matter that much. Parts is Parts. You could also consider a state of the art "Factory Built Home". ... more
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Mon Jun 6, 2011
John Shady answered:
The great majority of homes in this area are sold after they are listed in the local multiple listing service. If you are trying to buy only from the For Sale By Owner pool, you are limiting your search quite a bit. If you are worried about real estate commissions added on to the sale price, they aren't. If you are buying, the sales commissions are paid by the seller off of the agreed to price. In this area there are a lot of good deals out there, especially in bank-owned homes even on acreage. I would get with a good realtor and he or she will search all properties listed and can let you know about new listings as soon as they are listed. The good deals can go fast so you have to jump on them pretty quick. With all cash a good deal on a bank-owned property may only take 30 days from start to finish after you find the right house, and a good agent can make it a lot less stressful. And what is best is that your agent has a fiduciary duty to get you the best deal they can. Happy house hunting. ... more
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