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It's a Buyers Market!! Here is another great home buy

by Diane Broussard

Huge price improvement! Beautiful single-story custom construction on over 10 acres. This home features, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, granite counters, propane stove, wood floor, brand new carpet, recently painted interior, hardy board siding and master suite with local views. Huge cedar barn with roll up doors and metal roof. Usable land with Oaks and Pines, fenced and crossed fenced. Great location close to schools, 40 minutes to Sacramento, 25 minutes to Placerville. Peaceful and private at the end of the road. Live in the paradise of the wine country. Owners want this SOLD, Huge price reduction!! 

OFFERED AT $489,900


Somerset Cal.



30 acres in three parcels with year round Lake

by Diane Broussard




Wow! 30 acres in three 10 acre parcels with 4 acre year round stocked registered lake--$395,000

Custom New home in the Fairplay Wine Coiuntry

by Diane Broussard

Hello All,

I have been serving El Dorado County country properties for almost 30 years. Take advantage of my expertise in rural properties. There are some very amazing buys available to you right now. If you are tired of city living call me and lets start looking!!!!

Check out Desperado Road. New home on 3.3 acres in the Fairplay Wine Country 3/3,  enchanting property with tall tress and huge rock outcroppings--Custom Design home for $435,000

Wine Country Special

by Diane Broussard

6611 Desperado Road, Somerset

Better hurry on this new home in the Fairplay Wine Country. 3.3 enchanting acres with giant rocks and ancient trees. You will not want to leave. offered at $450,000

Listing #19015039
$319,000 (LP)

5001 S. Shingle,Shingle Springs, CA  95682*   Description: (03/13/19) Special Listing Cond: None  DOM/CDOM: 0/0

Acres: 10.3000

Lot Sz: 448668*


Area : 12603



Super parcel on 10 acres only 2 miles to Hwy 50. Rural property offering shared year round pond with waterfall and creek, a pole barn and glorious private views. The roads and pad are in , gated shared entrance , private pad for your dream home-walk with nature and explore the creek and pond. 


                       What a great property , great Location, 2-miles to Highway 50 .

Homes prices are going up and the homes are flying off the shelf.

by Diane Broussard

Home prices are continuing their long-term spell upward, with a February gain of 6.3 percent, according to the S&P CoreLogic/Case-Shiller Indices.

The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index’s 10-City Composite, which is an average of 10 metros (Boston, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.), rose 6.5 percent year-over-year, an increase from 6 percent in January. The 20-City Composite—which is an average of the 10 metros in the 10-City Composite, plus Atlanta, Charlotte, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Portland, Seattle and Tampa—rose 6.8 percent year-over-year, an increase from 6.4 percent in January. Month-over-month, both the 10-City Composite and the 20-City composite rose, each 0.7 percent.

“Home prices continue to rise across the country,” says David M. Blitzer, chairman and managing director of the S&P Dow Jones Indices Index Committee. “The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Index is up 6.3 percent in the 12 months through February 2018. Year-over-year prices measured by the national index have increased continuously for the past 70 months, since May 2012. Over that time, the price increases averaged 6 percent per year. This run, which is still ongoing, compares to the previous long run from January 1992 to February 2007, 182 months, when prices averaged 6.1 percent annually. With expectations for continued economic growth and further employment gains, the current run of rising prices is likely to continue.

News about Accessory Dwelling Units (Granny Flats)

by Diane Broussard

The Granny Flat - a Win-Win Housing Solution Right In Your Backyard?
California’s housing crisis is caused by a historic divergence between the demand for homes in California and the supply of available apartments and homes. We are still far from building enough units to satisfy general demand and it may take a long time for the state to build enough housing to reduce rental prices. In the mean-time there is something that regular homeowners can do to supplement their incomes, increase the value of their homes, provide housing to neighbors, prepare for their own retirements, and partially relieve the housing pressure on their communities: the ADU!
Accessory Dwelling Units - ADUS or granny flats are a relatively affordable type of home to create because they do not require the purchase of land, new infrastructure, or parking; they can either provide income for homeowners or private space for extended friends and family, allowing intergenerational homes, or even helping older owners to age in place. They are well suited for young families, students, aging parents, nannies, or even regular renters, and can be a win-win solution for homeowners and renters. 
Ok you may be asking: if ADUs are so good, why aren't they more available or abundant? Why aren’t they everywhere?
Well, for many years, a thicket of local agency regulations, approvals and fees created substantial financial and time requirements before homeowners could even start on building a secondary unit. For example, a 2015 Berkley study  found  that  many  Bay  Area  homeowners
were interested in building an ADU, most were deterred by regulations that existed to keep them from getting built.
But! The state of California passed legislation in 2016 aimed at reducing many of the worst barriers, fees and red tape that homeowners faced when trying to get approved locally to build their own granny flats. So hopefully, as contractors, builders, and owners learn more about the viability of ADUs in their communities they will start to be built in substantial numbers.
While the demand is certainly there for all types of housing in California, before you invest substantial money converting your garage or making a new ADU, you may want to know who is interested in renting out your new unit. It turns out many people across age groups think that ADUs would make a good affordable home. A 2017 C.A.R. survey of 1700 Californian renters found that 70% of renters in total were either moderately or very interested in ADUs. But older people were especially amenable to downsizing and renting small affordable units in their communities.
While ADUs and granny flats won't be the only solution to the state's housing issues, they can certainly be one of many solutions.
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Fall back and enjoy and extra hour of sleep

by Diane Broussard


Enjoy the extra hour sleep; This Sunday, November 5th (at 2am) don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour.


Have a lovely weekend!

After the Move: 5 Fast and Easy Ways to Feel at Home

by Diane Broussard

You’re done buying your new home and, at last, the moving truck’s been unloaded. Now it’s time to unpack and make the new place your own – a labor-intensive process that will go a lot easier when you follow these five quick tips. 

1. Divvy Up the Work

Give everyone in the family a list of jobs to do, with the big items – like furniture placement – to be done first. Focus on making the living room comfortable so the entire family can take a much-needed break at the end of the day. Crossing tasks off the list together will make everyone feel accomplished and more at home. 

2. Ensure Safety First

Being in a new home can feel strange for a while. Taking time early on to address any safety concerns can help. Check all entrances and windows to ensure that they lock properly. Make sure you have enough keys for all the family members. Do the locks need changing? Schedule a locksmith and someone to help with any coded entries, such as a garage-door opener or security systems. Also, know where the circuit breaker is and how to operate it.

3. Do the Paperwork

It’s tempting, but do not put off the paperwork. Transfer all utilities, complete a change of address form for the post office, and update your address with your credit card companies, bank and insurance providers. Remember to make the time to change the address on your driver’s license, too. It’s not necessary to complete all these projects in one sitting, but the sooner they’re done, the better you will feel.

4. Make It Personal

Think about painting some walls and rooms with colors that are uniquely you. Or put up a treasured photograph or decorative item, and encourage your family members to do the same. This simple act will make you feel at home and can make the rest of the unpacking a much more pleasant experience.

5. Don’t Forget To Breathe

Remember, everything doesn’t have to be done at once. Schedule time out for a family dinner, movie or neighborhood outing. Or just relax, step outside to meet the neighbors and take time to enjoy your new surroundings.

Are you thinking of moving? Wondering how to sell your home? Contact a local RE/MAX agent for guidance and maybe a moving tip or two.

El Dorado County Housing Market

by Diane Broussard

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Diamond Springs CA 95619
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