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El Dorado County Housing Market

by Diane Broussard

Home prices are rising -- time to buy land

by Diane Broussard

Hello All,

 

Latest real estate update in El Dorado County.

When homes prices start to climb, buyers start looking at building their own. The time is now and land is starting to sell. Please check out my web site and start your own land search

The Sun is here--Time to go shopping for a new home

by Diane Broussard

ranchandvines.com

The temp should be in the 80"s this weekend, time to come up to the foothills and go house shopping. WE have some great buys. Check out country homes on acreage with tall trees, and room for all your critters--maybe dirt bikes --whatever. Time to leave the hustle and bustle of the computer city and get some Mother Nature. Your Mother will take good care of you and heal your frazzled nerves. Worth the drive home.

Homes range from the $300's to the $600's.

El Dorado County Market Update

by Diane Broussard

Wow, the inventory in El Dorado County is at a very low place. As soon as a home hits the market it is sold. The problem is, that when a seller decides to sell, he needs to move someone else. With nothing to buy –we are at a state mate, unless sellers start moving out of area or out of state. What usually happens right now is land sales increase as buyers decide to build their own homes. There are only a few flips left so the time is ripe for spec builders to start new homes. El Dorado County has reduced permit fees, that should start a trend of new homes being built in the rural parts of the County. If you own land, now is time to sell and if you want to build, now is time to buy.  

Thoughts by Diane Broussard

Realtor since 1990

Happy New Year from Diane Broussard...your Horse Property Guru!

by Diane Broussard

Tips to Declutter Your El Dorado County Home in 2017!

by Diane Broussard

This weekend marks the start of the New Year. It's time to set your New Year's resolutions for 2017. While many people set health goals for themselves as part of their resolutions, we recommend putting your home on a diet! The easiest way to do so....Declutter! All of our homes could use some trimming this year. Follow these great New Year’s Resolutions to get your El Dorado County home in tip top shape for 2017.

 

Start with simple daily steps. You can start the process with easy tasks that will help keep the accumulation of stuff to a minimum as the New Year progresses. For example, avoid allowing your mail to accumulate in the kitchen. Everyday when it is delivered, toss the junk mail and put the letters and bills that you need to keep in a single place. Simple, daily steps such as this will ensure that excess waste is not being kept in your home.

 

Find Creative Storage Solutions. We all have problems finding the perfect spot for some of our things. For items that you want to keep in your house but have run out of space for, try to find smart storage solutions for them. For example, this DIY project turns your books into shelves, freeing up space on your bookshelves and creating a cool decorative element within your home.

 

Be objective. We all are guilty of attaching value to our things. This is part of the reason why we accumulate so much stuff within our homes. It is time to accurately assess what we truly need and use. Try to set a goal for the amount of items you would like to get rid of in the New Year. Once you have gone through your home and gathered the items, determine what can be donated and what needs to be tossed. For donations, check out Oprah's list Where to Get Rid of Your Stuff to find places in California that accept all different kinds of donations. For items to be tossed, Waste Management offers a Residential Bagster, which works as a dumpster but is lightweight and portable. Once you have filled it, you can schedule a pickup and watch the items disappear.

 

Wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year!


Source: HouseLogic.com

Wishing Everyone a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

by Diane Broussard

 

Christmas has finally arrived! Amidst the final preparations for all of the festivities this weekend, I would like to take the time to THANK all of my clients for giving me the opportunity to assist them with all of their real estate needs in El Dorado County!

 

 

It is truly a blessing to be able to work with all of you. I love working and living in El Dorado County and helping my clients find their dream home in the area. 

 

 

If you are interested in buying and selling your home in the new year, work with an experienced realtor that can help you every step of the way. I am here to answer any questions and assist you in every way I can along the process.

 

 

I hope your holiday weekend is filled with lots of love and laughter as you celebrate with your family in your El Dorado County home. We all have much to be thankful for this year and Christmas is the perfect time to let everyone in our lives know how much we appreciate them.

 

 

Wishing you and yours lots of festive cheer and prosperity this Christmas and New Year!

 

 

Great Christmas Gifts for Everyone On Your List in El Dorado County!

by Diane Broussard

Christmas bells are ringing throughout El Dorado County. Still looking for those perfect gifts for everyone on your list? Well, look no further than what is right in our immediate area. Regardless of what your loved ones' interests are, there is an unique gift for them from a local business! Check out our recommendations for the best El Dorado County Christmas gifts!

 

El Dorado County is filled with some of the best vineyards in the country! Treat someone on your list to these delicious local wines. There are many different Christmas gift options from bottles, tastings, and tours! Check out Fair Play Wineries for a list of the amazing wineries in Fairplay for ideas. If you are interested in buying someone a winery tour, check out the great options through Sierra Wine Experience out of Folsom.

 

El Dorado County is horse country! If you have someone on your list that loves horses, consider signing them up for horseback riding lessons! There are many fantastic ranches in the area, including Horseback Paradise Ranch Equestrian Center (4381 Paradise Lane, Placerville) and

Sundance Springs Ranch (3261 Shingle Springs Drive, Shingle Springs).

 

The Sierra Nevada Mountains offer incredible natural settings throughout El Dorado County. Give the gift of the great outdoors this Christmas with America the Beautiful Passes or California State Parks Passes. The National Park passes are $80 for an annual pass and allow access to nearby El Dorado National Forest. There are many different options for passes through California State Parks. This is a great gift for any outdoor enthusiast in El Dorado County due to the large concentration of state parks in the area. Passes will give your loved one access to Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, Rattlesnake Bar State Park, Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park, Prairie City State Park, Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, and more!  

 
Is there someone who loves winter in your family? Give them a gift that allows them ample time outside in the snow! Buy them a 90 minute skate session at the historic Folsom Ice Rink (Reading Street, Folsom). If they love to hit the slopes, buy a season pass and/or lift tickets for them at Kirkwood Mountain.

We love the holiday season. It’s time to spend time with family and friends, enjoy good food, and partake in all the festive traditions. Part of the fun of the season is decorating your home. However, if your home is on the market this season, you want to make sure that you decorate in a way that will attract potential home buyers. Follow these decorating tips for selling your El Dorado County home this holiday season!

 

Start with your home’s curb appeal. Since this is the first impression buyers will have, be mindful of your outdoor decorations. Keep it classic and simple with strings of lights. Placement is key. Be sure to hang or wrap the lights in places that draw attention to your home’s architecture or landscaping.

 

Now that the outside of your home is ready, it’s time to scrub down your home. The surest way to make your house look well maintained and move in ready is by doing a thorough cleaning. At this point, you should also stage your home as you would at any time of year. Go through and declutter each room. Only leave out items that are essential or highlight the functionality of a space.

 

Although you have lots of fun holiday decorations, now is not the time to fill your home to the brim. Always remember that less is more. You do not want home buyers to be so distracted by your festive decor that they can not focus on the features of your actual home. Think about the current decor in your home and find ways to complement it. Accent your paint colors with decorations in a complementary color.

 

A Christmas tree is a staple of the season and can be used to your advantage when staging your home. Pick an appropriate size tree that highlights the space of the room that you put it in. Decor like Christmas trees or other culturally accepted symbols of the season are great items to use in your home. Try to keep the large displays of religious decor in storage this year since all the potential buyers viewing your home might celebrate different holidays.

 

Before a showing, make your home extra warm and cozy by adding festive scents. Smells of freshly baked cookies, cinnamon, or evergreen are great accents that will fill buyers with holiday cheer!

 

If you are interested in Selling your home this December, give Diane Broussard a call today or visit my website at http://www.ranchandvines.com/.

 
 

Resource: HGTV

Fall in the Sierra Foothills

by Diane Broussard

Fall has always been a favorite time of year in the  Sierra Foothills. From the apple pies in Apple Hill to the glorious wines at the many tasting rooms in the Fairplay viticulture area, you owe it to yourself to take a leisurely drive up hwy 50 . Mother Nature has on her best dress. While you are at it check out the face life given to Ol Placerville. The town has gone through and amazing change. The food is great and the quaint little shops are full of tempting displays.  

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Diamond Springs CA 95619
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