Location, Location, Location!

With all the new innovations out there, there are so many ways to market your home. Whether it’s the more classic route or online, I try and get the best of both worlds. When it comes to getting your home out there, I’m always looking for the best avenues for maximum exposure as well as targeted marketing. With this in mind, I decided to try something new for some of my listings.
The area around these homes is really something that makes them special, so I jumped at the chance to have some drone videography taken. I thought that this would be a perfect way to not only highlight the home itself, but also the beautiful surrounding areas. For the home at 5181 Monteverde Drive, the rolling hills, scenic walking trails and praised Catta Verdera golf course, not to mention the breathtaking sunsets are major reasons why this is such a gorgeous and desirable area to live. At 2200 South Lakewood Drive, the peaceful and serene setting, nestled among the pine and oak trees makes for the perfect hideaway near the lake in Meadow Vista.

 

 

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Call today for a private showing of either of these great listings!

Fabulous Single Story, 5181 Monteverde Ln, Catta Verdera

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Located in the desirable, gated golf course community of Catta Verdera, this spacious, single-story home has some classy upgrades. As you walk in the front entry, you will immediately notice the gorgeous travertine flooring with tumbled accents, the large picture windows looking out to the yard and the eye-catching architectural details. The kitchen opens to the family room and includes granite countertops, GE Profile appliances, upgraded cabinets and a beautiful back-splash. Great for entertaining, this bright and open floor plan includes a spacious dining and living area. The feeling of space carries into the master bedroom with a large sitting area as well as convenient access to the back yard. The master bath includes custom glass vessel sinks, travertine surrounds at the bath and shower and closet organizers in the walk-in. You’ll enjoy the private, pool-sized yard and expansive patios and plan on spending some time barbequing at the outdoor kitchen and relaxing. The neighborhood includes paved trails that wind through the valley and make you want to get out and enjoy nature. You’ll appreciate the homeowner’s association which provides security patrol and front yard maintenance. Other functional upgrades include a central vacuum, custom ceiling fans and a fire suppression system

 

Act now; call for me to request a private showing of this clean, move-in ready home!

 

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Summer Activities and Camps for Kids in Lincoln, CA and Placer County

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Looking for some fun activities to keep your kids busy and active this summer?  Here are some things you can do:

LOCAL DAY CAMPS, CLASSES & LESSONS

Kids Kamp
Age: 5 – 11
Location: McBean Park BBQ Area
Mon – Fri, 9am – 3:30pm *extended care options available
Fee: $125/$130NR

Kids Kamp is committed to providing fun, safe, age-appropriate recreation enrichment program, which encourages social development, provides diverse experiences, and promotes health and wellness. Our program offers participants the ability to experience new things, meet new people, attend fun field trips, and participate in activities that promote education and wellness. Kids Kamp is broken into 9 week long sessions, and includes weekly field trips, swimming, arts and crafts, various activities, and much more.

Volunteer Information/Application

Play-Well Teknologies – Lego® Camp
Age: 5-12
Location: Lincoln Crossing Elem
Mon – Fri
Fee: $155/$160NR

Let your child’s imagination run wild with thousands of pieces of Lego® . Play-well technologies will help your child get creative and design projects such as boats, bridges, mazes and motorized cars. Explore the endless creative possibilities of the Lego building system.

Intellibricks: Arduino Robotics and the Island of PodPi
Age: 9-15
Location: Lincoln Crossing Elem
Mon – Fri, 9:30am – 3:30pm

Fee: $350/$355NR*additional $65 Material fee
Explore Java Script Programming and Electronics!
Welcome to the Island of PodPi, a series of technology adventures for kids.  During this full day week long Summer Camp, your kids will meet several characters from the Island who will teach them the basic concepts of Java Script Programming and electronics, including the use of LEDs, various sensors and servo motors. IntelliBricks will provide touch screen laptops for programming.

Skatetown Camps
Age: 6-12
Location: Skatetown Ice Arena
Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm
Fee: $250/$255NR
Camp Cool
: Daily beginner group skating lesson. Build snowmen, toss snowballs, play in the snow, ride big wheel trikes and GoKarts. Play Monster Basketball, limbo, hockey, broomball and other games. Off-ice games and crafts. Every participant receives a Camp Cool shirt.
Beginner Hockey Camp: Learn the basics of Hockey. Curriculum is based on camper skill levels. Loaner gear and rental skates are provided. Three hours of ice daily, with time to skate public session. Fun Friday scrimmage game. Off-ice games and activities. Every participant receives a Camp Cool shirt.

Tiara’s and Tip Toes Princess Camp
Age: 4 – 10
Location: Expressions Academy of Dance
Mon, Wed, Fri, 9:30am – 12:30pm

Calling all Ballerinas and Princesses at heart! This camp is full of tutus, glitter, tea parties, dress up, Ballet Class, manners, and adventure! Each day we will talk about what it means to be a princess; being kind, being thoughtful, and using our manners. Monday’s theme is Part of this world; dancers will learn to be kind to friends, foes and the earth.  Wednesday’s theme is “Let’s be Brave.” Dancers will concentrate on being brave, and thoughtful.  Friday is Tea Party day!  Dancers will learn just exactly how a princess would sip tea, eat crumpets and talk to their guests.  Campers will learn a Ballet Dance to perform for their parents and royal subjects on the last day of camp! The princesses will create crowns, wands, tutus and more! Who’s ready to twirl, tip toe, and turn into a Princess? Dancers are encouraged to dress up according to the theme!

Adventure Camp
Age: 4 – 10
Location: Expressions Academy of Dance
Mon, Wed, Fri, 9:30am – 12:30pm

This camp is for the adventurous child! Each day we will get active with push ups, jumping jacks, obstacle courses and of course learn some Hip Hop dance moves! Monday is Ninja day; campers will work on agility, coordination and fast paced movement.  Wednesday is Superhero Day; campers will use their superhero imaginations to create their own capes and then help with the capture of the dance villain! On Friday, we will explore the real life hero’s we encounter each day; the men and women of our military, police force, firefighters, and medical personnel. Campers will get crafty, and also create drawings and thank you letters we will send to our troops, police force, firefighters and medical professionals. This camp is for the active child, let’s get moving to save the world! Kids are encouraged to dress up according to the theme of the day!
Hoop Improvement Camp
Age: 5 – 10
Location: Community Center
Mon – Thurs, 4:45 – 5:55pm
This Summer, your child can develop their skills, knowledge and love of the game with Good Sport U – Hoop Improvement For Kids basketball classes. Girls and Boys will enjoy playing hoop in a fun and positive learning environment while playing exciting games like Pirate says, Popcorn and Star Wars.
Skyhawks Camps
Age: 4-12
Location: McBean Park
Monday – Friday, 9am – 12pm
Skyhawks offers multi-sport camps to help your child learn basic skills for Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Kickball, Dodgeball, Capture the Flat, Ultimate Frisbee and Lacrosse. Camps are Monday – Friday, 9am – 12pm.

Lincoln Youth Sports Camps
The City of Lincoln Recreation Department has three camps to help improve your child’s skill set. This summer you child can attend our Basketball Skills Camp, Volleyball Skills Camp and Flag Football Bootcamp.

Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp
Age: 3 – 10
Location: Pete Singer Park
Mon – Fri: 9am – 12pm

Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp is the most popular soccer camp working with over 150,000 children each year. Key techniques and skills will be taught to help your player reach their true potential. Programs start at Age 3+.

Age: 5 – 9
Location: Community Center
Mon – Wed, 9am – 12pm

This three day camp is crammed with fun-filled and themed based games, tumbling, music and crafts.

Active Tots Sports Camp
Age: 4 – 8
Mon – Fri, 9am – 12pm  

Drop your kids off for hours of fun in this exciting sports camp! Your child will develop a love of sports with fun drills and games in basketball, t-ball and soccer. Relay races, obstacle courses, crafts and other age appropriate games will also be incorporated.

Tennis Camp
Age: 8-15
Location: LHS Tennis Courts
Fee: $80/$80NR

Learn grips, technique, positioning and stoke development in this camp designed for tennis players of all skill levels. Interactive games will be used to teach and practice skills with emphasis on fun, good sportsmanship and providing campers with skills to improve both their singles and doubles play.

PLACES TO VISIT FOR FAMILY FUN:

AMF Rocklin Bowl
2325 Sierra Meadow Drive
Rocklin, CA
916 624-8216
Arena Softball
8288 Industrial Avenue
Roseville, CA
916 771-3818
Blue Oaks Century Theatres
6692 Lonetree Boulevard
Rocklin, CA
916-797-3456
Bounce U
7611 Galilee Road
Roseville, CA
916-783-4386
Century 14 Roseville
1555 Eureka Road
Roseville, CA
916 797-3466
Disc Golf Course at Johnson-Springview Park
5480 Fifth Street
Rocklin, CA
916 625-5200
I FLY Sacramento
118 Harding Boulevard
Roseville, CA
916 836-4359
McBean Skate Park
65 McBean Park Drive
Lincoln, CA
916 434-3220
McBean Swimming Pool
61 McBean Park Drive
Lincoln, CA
916 434-3230
Mike Shellito Indoor Pool
10210 Fairway Drive
Roseville, CA
916 774-5957
Oak Creek BMX Park
648 Riverside Avenue
Roseville, CA
916 784-8269 or 530 755-0435
Roller King Roller Skating
889 Riverside Avenue
Roseville, CA
916 783-0918
Rolling Greens FootGolf Course
5572 Eureka Road
Roseville, CA
916 771-4653
Roseville Aquatics Complex
3051 Woodcreek Oak Boulevard
Roseville, CA
916 772-7529
Roseville Utility Exploration Center
1501 Pleasant Grove Boulevard
Roseville, CA
916 746-1550
Skatetown Ice Skating Rink
1009 Orlando Avenue
Roseville, CA
916 783-8550
Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Sports
1091 Tinker Road, Suite 200
Rocklin, CA
916 644-9966
Strikes Unlimited
5681 Lonetree Boulevard
Rocklin, CA
916-626-3600
Studio Movie Grill
5140 Commons Drive
Rocklin, CA
916 238-9000
Sunsplash Water Fun/Golfland Miniature Golf & Arcade
1893 Taylor Road
Roseville, CA
916 784-1273
UA Olympus Pointe 12
520 North Sunrise Avenue
Roseville, CA
916 772-1245
WackyTacky
7351 Galilee Road, Suite 160
Roseville, CA
916 783-3355
Wake Island Cable Park
7633 Locust Road
Pleasant Grove, CA
916 655-3900
Woodcreek Golf Club FootGolf Course
5880 Woodcreek Oaks Boulevard
Roseville, CA
916 771-4653
Xtreme Craze
6694 Lonetree Boulevard
Rocklin, CA
916 259-2729

 

Favorite Things Friday-goats and sheep in Lincoln, CA

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                                                    Grazing within the City limits

If you’ve driven down Twelve Bridges Drive lately, you may have noticed something a little different- hundreds of sheep and goats grazing on the hillside. While this isn’t a new approach by the City, the reasons behind it are interesting.

There are two main reasons the City has chosen to implement managed grazing. The first reason is to control the growth of invasive plant species. Weeds such as star thistle and non-native invasive species such as blackberry bushes are kept from overrunning the fields by this grazing, allowing for greater biodiversity in the area.

The second reason this tactic is being used is to limit the risk and fire hazard that often accompanies these tall grasses. This is especially important given the close proximity of these open spaces to many homes.

This alternative approach brings a new way to prevent fires and preserve the habitat without the use of harmful chemicals, and brings a bit of the agricultural charm and heritage of Lincoln into the City itself.

This is another one of my favorite things about Lincoln-seeing (and hearing) the sheep every spring!

100 Cresta Court-Beautiful home in Catta Verdera, Lincoln, CA 95648

100 Cresta Court
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From the moment you walk in the front door, you will feel the peace and privacy that this home has to offer. Nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac in the desirable, gated, golf course community of Catta Verdera, this spacious, one-owner home is impeccably clean and well-maintained. Including a private, interior court yard with lush vegetation and a natural park-like back yard, this home is sure to promote a lower stress level. Enjoy the Koi Pond or take time to sit under the covered patio and watch the variety of birds that like to visit. The “green thumb” in the family will appreciate the fruit trees and grow boxes and also the water-saving landscape. Inside is just as nice! This well thought-out 4bed/3bath home comes in at just under 3000 sf and offers everything you need. Some of the features include a private guest bed and bath, formal living and dining rooms and a bright kitchen with a generous butler’s pantry. Large picture windows in the family room and kitchen nook allow you perfect views of the gorgeous yard. The master bedroom includes unimpeded views of the yard as well as an upgraded bath comprising of a jetted tub, his and her vanities, oversized shower with bench and a large walk-in closet. Other great features include 2 fireplaces, plantation shutters, stainless appliances, tile flooring, cherry cabinets, video security/surveillance and the split 3 car garage.

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Act now; call for more information and to request a private showing.

Wide Variety of Homes & Prices in Lincoln, CA Real Estate

Lincoln, California, a Sacramento suburb nestled at the base of the Sierra foothills and 75 miles from the San Francisco Bay Area, is a great location to set down your roots!  Country property with land, new home subdivisions, gated golf course communities, condos, older turn of the century, and a thriving Del Webb retirement community plus everything in between are just a few of the home choices in Lincoln.  Check out these two magnificent homes priced toward the TOP of the market in Lincoln.

3527 Camino Cielo, Lincoln, CA  95648

$1,295,000

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Former model home, over 4,000 sf with 4 bedrooms & 4 full bathrooms in the Catta Verdera golf community, 1.2 acre lot with infinity pool and solar

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3391 Vista De Madera, Lincoln, CA  95648

$1,199,000

3391 Vista De Madera

Custom Catta Verdera home with salt water infinity pool & spa, over 4,000 sf with views of the beautiful Sierra Nevadas

 

Favorite things Friday – Lincoln, CA sunsets!

Gorgeous Golf Course Views
                                       Overlooking Verdera from infinity edge pool

 

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                                           Colorful sky from Estrella Court

The amount of rain we have received this year is much needed, but on a cool, rainy and windy day like today, I start thinking about warm summer nights and the incredible sunsets we have in Lincoln. There are some great places to go and take them in. Up on the bluffs behind Coyote Pond Park is one of my favorite places and there are numerous other places to enjoy the colorful sunsets. I could name a quite a few more, but I don’t want to give my older Boy Scouts any date ideas! I know I’m not the only one that pulls out my phone and snaps a few pics of the sky, I’d love to see some of your shots.

What is the real estate market doing in Lincoln, CA

             Just Sold! 700 Mount Errigal Place

I get this question quite frequently from lots of different people. Sometimes I wonder if they really are interested or if they just know that I am a real estate broker and they aren’t sure what else to talk about…Honestly, I don’t mind answering that question as it seems like the micro market changes on a daily basis depending on inventory and other variables. The short answer is that the prices are still going up, the rates are extremely low and inventory is very slim. All these things make it a good time to buy or sell. Buy because rates are low and prices should continue to trend upwards over the next few years. Under 4% on a 30 year fixed loan? That is incredible! Sell because you can command a high price due to low inventory (this could change quickly as spring approaches). Sell because you probably have some equity in your home or are now close to a “break-even” point if you bought at the peak. Obviously, every one has their own reasons for buying or selling, but whatever they may be, not is a pretty good time for both.

Also, I am excited to say that I qualified for Masters Club again this year. I am an “Outstanding Life Member”! Masters Club is for those agents and brokers that reach a certain amount of volume or do a certain amount of transactions. Thanks to all my loyal clients and friends, lenders, inspectors, escrow officers and especially my assistant for helping me in this success.

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Stay Cool in Lincoln’s McBean Pool! Lincoln, CA

As the temperature heats up this summer, come and take a splash in the cool water

at McBean Pool & Splash Park in downtown Lincoln.

McBean Pool, Spray Park

The pool offers different programs for the family –  recreational swim, Tiny Tot Playtime, family swim, swimming lessons & swim team.

Recreational Swim:  Monday-Saturdays from 2-5 pm

Tiny Tot Playtime (6 & under):  Mondays from 10-11:30 am

Family Swim:  Mondays from 5:30-7:30 pm

Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for kids 4-17, Free for kids 3 & under

Call the pool for more info:  916-434-3230

Address is 61 McBean Park Drive, Lincoln, CA

 

Richly Appointed and Amazing Views in Gated Golf Club Community of Catta Verdera!

200 Monteverde Court, Lincoln, CA

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This beautiful home is located on a quiet cul-de-sac and backs nature in the desirable, gated, golf course community of Catta Verdera. You’ll love the spacious and private master bedroom that is located on the ground floor. The setup is what everyone wants; complete “his & hers” vanities and walk-in closets with a sunken tub and oversized shower in the middle. It also has an abundance of cabinetry for your linens and towels as well as access to the gorgeous pool. The gourmet kitchen features exquisite granite, rich mahogany cabinets and an eye-catching lattice backsplash. The stainless appliances are top-of-the-line GE profile and include double ovens with convection, built-in microwave, dishwasher and even a trash compactor. Throughout the home you will notice upgraded flooring including custom hardwood, plush carpet and neutral tile. The den, located between floors, is situated in the perfect spot for privacy and continues with the lavish upgrades. Upstairs the upgrades are carried on with custom paint and tile surrounds in the baths that have decorative transitions to match the tile work on the backsplash. From the balcony you can enjoy the sunset views and look into the lush, green yard speckled with bursts of color.  You’ll love the yard and pool, built-in BBQ and outdoor fireplace. Other great features include an oversized garage, central vacuum, tankless hot water heater and so much more! Call today!

 Act now, call for a full list of upgrades and to request a private showing.

Offered at $919,900

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