El Dorado Hills, CA Real Estate News

By Wendi-Mae Davis, CREN, CRS, GRI, SRES, Broker Associate, Counselor
(Future Homes & Real Estate)
My first video blogpost! Though I cannot take the credit for filming it myself-it sure was worth passing on.  Check this out, for June Quarter end Stats in your area-and a little bit more...     http://videos.car.org/mediavault.html?menuID=1&flvID=8 Look for more video blogs in the near future, on subjects including-but not limited to:  "First-Time buyer Do's and Don'ts, How to Avoid Foreclosure, How to be Green..." Since YOU are whom I am blogging to, and for...let me know what YOU want me bring to YOU-my goal is to be your resource...so you won't ever need to call anyone else.    Wendi-Mae Davis, CRS, GRI, Broker Associate, Real Estate Counselor Toll free 866-333-6333  Personal website: HTTP://www.wendimae.com  wendimae@wendimae.com I look forward to hearing from you!  
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By Wendi-Mae Davis, CREN, CRS, GRI, SRES, Broker Associate, Counselor
(Future Homes & Real Estate)
Moonlight Horse back riding starts at 8:30.  Is From 8:30-10:30PM. Saddle up and be ready by 8:30.  No stallions.  Experienced riders only.  Bring chairs, a beverage and a snack to share, if you plan to stay and socialize afterwards. Rain or hidden moon cancels.  Suggested doantion $5.-$10.00.  Location-cool area.  Sign-ups req'd thru the American River Conservancy 530-621-1224 or julie@arconservancy.org.  How cool is that?  Your neighborhood connection-Wendi-Mae Davis, CRS, GRI Broker Associate for Connect Realty.com, Inc.  Toll Free 866-333-6333 Cell 916-616-0874  www.wendimae.com  email me:wendimae@wendimae.com  
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By Wendi-Mae Davis, CREN, CRS, GRI, SRES, Broker Associate, Counselor
(Future Homes & Real Estate)
Wouldn't it be nice to have another way to get to Folsom, without having to get on the Highway? We thought we were going to get it sooner, but it seems that this project is now out of the window of the Countys' 5 year plan.  The extension would be at Saratoga Way, connecting with Iron Point Boulevard.  John Knight urged speakers at the latest hearing on the subject-"not to consider the EIR adoption, which is the final action on the connector."  He went on to stat that the County doesn't have the right of way or the money for this project.  Also, as with any connection-there are other issues to consider along the way...the initial design work is planned to be complete by 2013.  Will give enough time to mitigate residents' concerns. We will keep you posted! Wendi-Mae Davis, CRS, GRI, Brok...
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By Wendi-Mae Davis, CREN, CRS, GRI, SRES, Broker Associate, Counselor
(Future Homes & Real Estate)
Gorgeous home in one of El Dorado Hills Finest Neighborhoods. Backs to Open Space/Greenbelt. Turn Key condition. 4 Bedrooms and 2 full baths. 2300+ SF of living space. Built in 2003 open and bright throughout. Double door entry to master suite-with walk-in closet, sunken tub and slider leading to rear yard and covered patio areas. Upgraded tile in most rooms, Granite counter tops in kitchen, Gas cooktop and indoor laundry room. It is too bad they must sell...Asking price $345,000.  Contact Wendi-Mae Davis, CRS, GRI, Broker Associate, Real Estate Counselor Toll Free 866-333-6333 HTTP://www.wendimae.com or email her at: wendimae@wendimae.com  Check out the virtual tour at: HTTP://www.vmdh.com/cdplayer/dreamtour/10202/IDX
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By DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas
(Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA)
l Dorado Hills will soon be home to one of California's Welcome Centers.  Currently there are only 14 official state visitor centers throughout California where you can stop for visitor assistance, free brochures, clean restrooms and other services but come the end of this month El Dorado Hills will be on the map as well.  The Welcome Centers offer a place visitors can learn about attractions statewide with an emphasis on their local area promoting places to stay and things to do.  Our emphasis will be on El Dorado County and our wonderful attractions. State tourism officials predict the center will pull in approximately 15,000 visitors per year and with them revenue for our local businesses.  Our Welcome Center project began with an effort by El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce Preside...
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By DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas
(Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA)
Lyon Real Estate in El Dorado Hills will be holding a fundraiser to benefit a fellow Lyon Agent and his family on June 30th, 5 pm.  Please join us!                                What is "Epidermolysis Bullosa"?Epidermolysis Bullosa is a group of skin conditions whose hallmark is blistering in response to minor injury, heat or friction from rubbing or scratching. The disease occurs when the proteins that bind the layers of skin to each other are missing.  There are three main types of Epidermolysis Bullosa, with numerous subtypes. While there is no cure for Junctional Epidermolysis Bullosa Herlitz (like Baby Elle has) and most infants pass away by the age of 1 years old, there is an experimental treatment that is offering hope. Finding the CureBaby Elle has been accepted into a clinical...
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By Mike West, El Dorado Hills, CA CDPE, CNE, Licensed Loan Origi
(Heritage Oak Properties)
El Dorado Hills, CA REO (BANK OWNED) SALES DATA FOR May 2010 This is a continuation of my three year monthly report on Bank Owned home sales data for El Dorado Hills, CA.  This report covers Bank Owned homes sold in May 2010. There were 15 Bank Owned homes sold in May, down 29% from April.  This depleted the available inventory which presently stands at 1.35 months.  The inventory of all available homes in El Dorado Hills is presently only 3.4 months.  It had been 8.9 months in March of 2009.  Six months is considered a neutral market, so we are still in a seller's market irrespective of what the media reports.. The average days-on-market dropped to 33, down from 57 in April.   None of the REO homes that sold had been on the market for over 100 days.  A full 34% of the REO homes sold we...
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By Jill Berni, Realtor in El Dorado Hills
(OakTree Real Estate Services, Sacramento-Placer-El Dorado County)
“Top 180 Steps Jill Berni Takes to Relentlessly Market Your Home Fast For Top Dollar”🔵 What We Successfully Do For You 🔵 YOUR REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION IN 180 STEPSListed below are 180 steps typically taken by an Experienced Home Seller during the various stages of a successful residential Real Estate Transaction. Depending on the conditions of the Sale, some steps may take minutes, hours or even days to complete, while others may not be needed. More importantly, these services reflect the level of skill, knowledge and attention to detail required in today's Real Estate sale.PRE-LISTING ACTIVITIES  Make appointment with us as your Broker to obtain Market information. Send a notice of appointment, call to confirm, and do not waste time here. Review pre-appointment questions: market, valuat...
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By Wendi-Mae Davis, CREN, CRS, GRI, SRES, Broker Associate, Counselor
(Future Homes & Real Estate)
It is a run-off!  Yep-that's what I said, so be sure to get out there and vote in November!  Therkildson and D'Agostini.  It's time to get out there and let your voice be heard, or forever hold your peace.  There is still a lot of work to do-Do you know which one you will vote for?  I'm voting for "Craig 4 Sheriff"...Craig IS the right man for the job.  Check out what he has to say, and find out what he is all about at:  HTTP://www.Craig4sheriff.com  I look forward to seeing you at the polls! Wendi-Mae Davis, CRS, GRI, Broker Associate/Real Estate Counselor HTTP://www.wendimae.com wendimae@wendimae.com Toll Free 866-333-6333  Direct 916-616-0874
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By Wendi-Mae Davis, CREN, CRS, GRI, SRES, Broker Associate, Counselor
(Future Homes & Real Estate)
It is a run-off!  Yep-that's what I said, so be sure to get out there and vote in November!  Therkildson and D'Agostini.  It's time to get out there and let your voice be heard, or forever hold your peace.  There is still a lot of work to do-Do you know which one you will vote for?  I'm voting for "Craig 4 Sheriff"...Craig IS the right man for the job.  Check out what he has to say, and find out what he is all about at:  HTTP://www.Craig4sheriff.com  I look forward to seeing you at the polls! Wendi-Mae Davis, CRS, GRI, Broker Associate/Real Estate Counselor HTTP://www.wendimae.com wendimae@wendimae.com Toll Free 866-333-6333
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By Mike West, El Dorado Hills, CA CDPE, CNE, Licensed Loan Origi
(Heritage Oak Properties)
NATIONAL MORTGAGE DELINQUENCIES FOR THE 4th QUARTER OF 2009 The Mortgage Banker's Association has released the National Mortgage Delinquency statistics for the forth quarter of 2009.  As expected, the numbers continue to raise.  The following chart prepared by the Distressed Property Institute reveals these statistics.  They break them down by type of mortgage and status within the foreclosure process.  The first stage is when the loan is in default, meaning that the loan payment is more than 30 days late.  The  second stage is in Foreclosure, meaning that the bank has taken the property back and they now own the property. The chart also shows the unemployment rate and the underemployment rate, both of which have a direct impact on the delinquencies now and in the future. As a member of...
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By Wendi-Mae Davis, CREN, CRS, GRI, SRES, Broker Associate, Counselor
(Future Homes & Real Estate)
I have been to many town hall meetings lately...glad to finally see a few more of our County residents gettin out to make it to these important meetings.  THis past Wednesday, more than 600 of us convened at Oak Ridge high to hear what a few of the Politicians had to say....Carly sure gave the crowd  alot to clap about...is she the right one to replace Barbara Boxer?  Chuck De Vore made the crowd roar once or twice too...   Let's start a pole-what do you think?  Wendi-Mae Davis, CRS, GRI, Broker Associate Connect Realty.com, INC. Real Estate Counselor http://www.wendimae.com/ wendimae@wendimae.com  Toll Free 866-333-6333 or 916-616-0874 Direct.  I want to hear from you!
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By Wendi-Mae Davis, CREN, CRS, GRI, SRES, Broker Associate, Counselor
(Future Homes & Real Estate)
Yes-that's what I said ,Craig Therkildson for Sheriff!  Be sure to cast your vote this June 8th.  Endorsed by previous County Sheriff Jeff Neves, myself-your Resident Realtor, and Neighborhood specialist-as well as the majority of our County ( I assume!  that is, if they know what is good for them!) I have been to several town hall meetings the past few months, and have met Craig and his wife Polly, both at his fundraiser dinner at Papa Giani's here in town, as well as at Oak Ridge high school-just last night.  I have weighed the differences and, in some cases- the similarities of all the men running for the position.  I have heard them all speek many times-and have talked to others in the Department that have worked with Craig and whom know the other candidates, as well.  I know what ...
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By DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas
(Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA)
My market survey is about El Dorado Hills, CA.  The market here is brisk - my phone is ringing, sellers are selling and buyers are buying. In looking at our current housing market conditons, I would say, things are definitely starting to move - our sellers are reducing prices and buyers are buying.  We are a small community with a population of around 25,000 and are located in the foothills east of Sacramento about 25 miles.Compared to last year at this time our inventory in all three categories of listings (REO's, Short Sales, and Regular Sales) is down between 21 and 38% but sales are up across the board.  We are seeing fewer REO properties on the market and more short sales actually selling.  REO sales accounted for 32% of the total sales in April  compared to last April where they a...
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By Wendi-Mae Davis, CREN, CRS, GRI, SRES, Broker Associate, Counselor
(Future Homes & Real Estate)
   Thinking of buying a home? Consider this: The gap between monthly rents and mortgage payments is at its lowest level in almost 20 years. In some markets, the difference can be less than $100, according to a national study conducted for The Associated Press by Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services. The study, part of a week-long look at homeownership by the AP, found years of falling home prices and low interest rates have created the ultimate buyer's market. But while buying a home is more affordable, it isn't necessarily easier. Tougher lending standards have made it harder to qualify for a home loan, and unemployment is at 9.7 percent. Tax incentives for homebuyers will expire April 30, and interest rates are expected to increase this year. "Statistically, it's a great...
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By Anna Boyd, CDPE, El Dorado Sacramento
(Re/Max Gold)
El Dorado Hills has 315 active listings of which 132 are short sales with 90 of them already having seller accepted offers and waiting for lender approval. There are 20 REO's (bank owned) properties for sale. Home prices range from $199,900 for a 3 bed/2 bath in Crown Village to a newer 6057 sq ft home in Serrano priced at $2,700,000.            There are 52 homes for sale priced under $350,000 and 36 homes priced over $1,000,000 indicating both affordable and luxury living is available in El Dorado Hills.  There are 102 pending sales with average days on the market of 88. There are 145 sold listings in the last 3 months with average days on the market of 83. Average list price to sale price is 97.3% indicating buyers are aware the list prices are already bargain prices. 
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By Anna Boyd, CDPE, El Dorado Sacramento
(Re/Max Gold)
Buyers are flocking to these homes.  They know that "if not now, when?". This is a much sought after area with home prices that couldn't have even been dreamed up before.  Add to it the excellent schools, the foothills, above the fog, easy commute to Folsom and Sacramento and you can see why the market reports are so strong. This is the report I posted on Realtor.com yesterday: El Dorado Hills has 315 active listings of which 132 are short sales with 90 of them already having seller accepted offers and waiting for lender approval. There are 20 REO's (bank owned) properties for sale. Home prices range from $199,900 for a 3 bed/2 bath in Crown Village to a newer 6057 sq ft home in Serrano priced at $2,700,000.            There are 52 homes for sale priced under $350,000 and 36 homes price...
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By Mike West, El Dorado Hills, CA CDPE, CNE, Licensed Loan Origi
(Heritage Oak Properties)
El Dorado Hills, CA REO (BANK OWNED) SALES DATA FOR April 2010   This is a continuation of my nearly three year monthly report on Bank Owned home sales data for El Dorado Hills, CA.  This report covers Bank Owned homes sold in April 2010. There were 21 Bank Owned homes sold in April, three times the number sold the previous month.  This depleted the available inventory which presently stands at 1.5 months.  The inventory of all available homes in El Dorado Hills is presently 5.6 months.  Six months is considered a neutral market, so we are still in a seller's market irrespective of what the media reports.. The average days-on-market jumped up to 57.  It had been 18 in March.  Three REO homes that sold had been on the market for over 100 days and one had been on the market for 287 days. ...
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By DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas
(Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA)
El Dorado Hills is a small community that has been around for decades but has slowly developed to encompass a beautiful Town Center "where everything happens"! Living here I didn't realize until today all the events that take place throughout the year. Here you will find the 2010 Events and even though some may have passed, you will be able to keep an eye out for the ones that interest you next year. Be sure and visit the Town Center web site where you can not only find more information on all these wonderful events as they get closer, but Featured Restaurant Menus, coupons from Town Center Merchants and Restaurants, and the schedule for the Free Thursday Evening Concert Series - Live on the Boulevard. 2010 Events I am a REALTOR® in El Dorado Hills with Lyon Real Estate. Though living i...
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By DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas
(Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA)
What better way to spend a day in El Dorado Hills than a garden tour!  El Dorado Hills Friends of the Library and Assistance League of Sierra Foothills present- "Gardens of the Hills".  Saturday, May 15, 2010 11AM - 5PM. Seven beautiful gardens will be on tour throughout the community.  I have attended these in the past and have never been disappointed. Tickets are $15 each in advance or $20 the day of the event.  My advise: wear your walking shoes! Tickets are available for purchase at the following locations: Periwinkle Gifts - FolsomWe Olive - El Dorado HillsThe Flower Shop - El Dorado Hills Umpqua Bank - El Dorado HillsEl Dorado Nursery and Garden - Shingle Springs    Flowers on Main - Placerville Bushnell Gardens Nursery - Granite Bay High Hand Nursery - Loomis Lyon Real Estate - (...
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