Autumn in Nevada City and Grass Valley | Visit California

When gold miners poured into the Sierra foothills in the mid-1800s, they fought off homesickness by planting seeds from their hometown trees. That’s why Nevada Street in downtown Nevada City is decorated with century-old sugar maples and American sweetgums (liquidambars) that turn stoplight red in autumn. They’re show-stopping fall foliage champs. Take a stroll around…

Why Wait Until Spring to Find Your Dream Home? | California Home

The Placer County market shows signs of softening and sellers are more willing to negotiate.  My sources say prices will still increase into next year but at a slower pace and lower rate.  Now may be your best opportunity to buy if you are thinking of buying in the near future. From California Home: While…

Advice for First-Time Home Buyers 

Getting ready to buy your first home can be daunting. But understanding every step of the process and a little preparation can go a long way toward helping to make one of the biggest investments of your life a successful experience.Are your finances in order? How much house can you afford to buy? Do you…

Great weekend guide to Auburn, California-Foothills of the Sierras

Hi Guys, Many folks traveling along I-80 from the Bay Area to Lake Tahoe think of Auburn, California–about half way there–as a freeway stop.  Lots has changed since I passed through in the 70’s–stopping in for a beer at the legendary Shanghai bar.  The stories I could tell!  No longer a stop to wet your…

Love it, List it, Buy it?

Contact me, Sara Stryker, Coldwell Banker Realtor based in Auburn, CA if you are considering buying or selling in the Placer County foothills, or in nearby Sacramento, Nevada and El Dorado Counties. I possess over 15 years of experience working with all types of buyers and sellers, from first-time home buyers, investors, to up-sizing and…

Housing affordability weakening at fastest pace in quarter century

With weakening housing affordability, home prices will begin to ease bringing buyer relief. Rising home prices, rising mortgage rates and rising demand are colliding with a critical shortage of homes for sale. And all of that is slamming housing affordability. Source: Housing affordability weakening at fastest pace in quarter century

Guide to a Stress-Free Move – Five Essential Tips

So you’ve closed escrow and now you are ready to move into your new home. If you’re new to the moving game, you’ve probably heard some helpful tricks from friends, family and colleagues.  My tip is to START EARLY and tackle projects daily.  That way, you are not caught unprepared the day the movers come!…

Millennials finally ready to buy homes 

The millennial generation is about to become a dominant home-buying force in both Sacramento and around California, real estate industry analysts, home builders and regional planners say. Source: Millennials finally ready to buy homes after years of student debt, no jobs, living with parents | The Sacramento Bee