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Gold Country Homes

March 15-21, 2019 Volume 11


Your HomeTown Agents Open Daily 11879 Kemper Rd. Auburn, CA 530-888-1248

F eatured L istings

OPEN HOUSE SAT 1-3PM Linda Wismar & SUN 1-3PM Hosted by: Sandra Thompson


Lovely turn key ready $497,500 custom built home. Recently updated kitchen with granite and hardwood. Two story 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath with master suite downstairs. Cozy wood-burning stove. Walk-in coat closet. Newer roof. Twocar garage with bench and cabinets. Privacy on hilltop cul-de-sac. Original owners have beautifully maintained this home inside and out. SANDRA THOMPSON 530-852-2858 DRE #01351281 MLS 19012939

OPEN HOUSE SAT & SUN 1-4PM Hosted by: Melissa Blide


ABSOLUTELY MOVE-IN READY home with a gorgeous pool and huge covered patio for your summer fun. In the country, but only minutes to shopping and freeway access. 2.8 acres of usable land, covered RV storage, a 2 plus car garage PLUS a separate 24’x24’ garage or shop. Room for all of your toys and animals too! Beautiful kitchen with custom cabinets and granite countertops. Fantastic neighborhood. MLS 19014280


MELISSA BLIDE 530-448-9567 DRE #01895476

A swimming pool, a beach and your own floating dock!


Rare lakefront Spanish-style $897,500 home on a large lot and a half with a swimming pool, a beach and your own floating dock! Located in Auburn’s gated Lake of the Pines community. 3 or 4 large bedrooms and 3 full baths. Extra large master suite features lake views, a sauna, fireplace and walk-in closet. Bright open kitchen. Resort living includes club house, tennis and golf. Plenty of room for the toys. MLS 19014149 SUE THOMPSON, CRS 530-308-1157 DRE #00759416

Spacious home near American River Canyon trails


Location, Location! Country feel yet a walk to town. Step out your front door to hike the trails in the American River canyon. Large home with vaulted ceilings. 4 spacious bedrooms, 3 full baths. Be amazed by the huge master bedroom closet. Formal living and informal family room designed for all kinds of gatherings. Cozy wood stove. Efficient kitchen. Remote guest suite. This one is turnkey! MLS 18081185


SUE THOMPSON, CRS 530-308-1157 DRE #00759416

Lic. #01354441

OPEN HOUSE SUN 1-3PM Hosted by: Linda Wismar


Location, Location! The open views from this lovely Napa style home cannot be compared. Impeccable cherry cabinetry, tile and carpeted flooring. Large 3 car garage with ample storage and even a workshop! Low maintenance and large covered patio is perfect for entertaining while enjoying the panoramic views. Come and see! You can soon be living in gorgeous Sun City Lincoln Hills. MLS 19001540


LINDA WISMAR 916-365-5082 DRE #01271504

Solid 4-bedroom ranch style home


Sits on a large city lot that’s nicely landscaped with large shade trees. Brick courtyard and planter. 1200sf garage is situated in the back of the property. Formal living room with brick hearth and fireplace insert. Family room/den with wet bar and cozy wood stove has half bath and outside patio access. Home needs some work to make it turnkey and is priced accordingly. As is. MLS 19014613


in Pend


SUE THOMPSON, CRS 530-308-1157 DRE #00759416

Special features bring comfort


COMFORTABLE SINGLE STORY. 3 PLUS an office. Wide hallway to bedrooms. Baths have tiled radiant heat floors. Kitchen, dining, & living room flow well with 180 glass fireplace and open wet bar accessible from dining or living room. ALSO perfect layout for that home office with office, hall bath and dining/conference room with wet bar well grouped near front entrance. MLS 19001706


COLLIN HOBBS 916-613-2173 DRE #01056619

The perfect house to take advantage of the new season!


Spring is about to bloom and this is the perfect house in the perfect neighborhood to take advantage of the new season. On a quiet cul-de-sac in one of the best neighborhoods in town it’s just a short walk to the famous American River Trails and downtown restaurants and shopping. Absolutely movein ready with a beautifully remodeled kitchen. Spacious garage AND a finished basement. MLS 19009965


MELISSA BLIDE 530-448-9567 DRE #01895476

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GOLD COUNTRY HOMES • March 15-21, 2019

How sellers save money with roof cert Question: Dear Kari, I just received a great offer on my home for sale. My home passed all the inspections except the roof. The roof is only 12 years old. The buyers are saying that there is a roof leaking and they want a whole roof. I told the buyers in the beginning that this is not a new home. It's a 34-year-old property. Now the buyers and I are at an impasse. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Answer: Sounds like you're in a sticky situation, however, a roof certification may be the answer to what's troubling you and the buyers. This common situation is often debated depending on if you are on the buyer’s side or the seller’s side of the home purchase. However, a roof certification can be a solution for both sides. From the seller’s view, even if one could afford a new roof a common point may be, “Why should I give the buyers a new roof? My home is not new, so let the buyer put the new roof on." On the other side of the coin, from the buyer’s point of view, they may be thinking, "We are totally maxed out with all the closing costs, so why should we accept an old, leaky roof?" I understand that the buyers may only accept

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the home with a new roof because that is the condition of the current market or whatever their reasons are. However, there is a solution to this problem that doesn't require the seller to shell out thousands for a new roof. This is referred to as a roof certification and typically will satisfy the buyers and buyer's lenders requirements for the condition of the roof prior to the loan funding. During the process of obtaining a roof certification the roof will be inspected by the roof certifier. The roof certifier goes through a complete checklist specifically in the following areas: • Condition of the roof and age • Ridges and caps • Condition of drains, downspouts and gutters • Flashing around roof pipes, chimneys, vents, valleys, etc. In the event work is required, work must be done before certification will be issued. A written estimate of any necessary work will be created and will require a signature from the party paying for


During the process of roof certification, the roof will be inspected by the roof certifier., who will go through a complete checklist of areas, including condition and age of roof, gutters, chimneys, and more. the work. After the completion of said work, the roof certification will follow in writing. The roof will be guaranteed leak free for a specific amount of years by the company performing repairs. This period is usually is form two to five years depending on the particular com-

pany's policies and the amount of monies paid which means a five-year certification costs more t ha n a t wo-yea r certification. In your particular situation, I would highly recommend you obtain a roof certif ication seeing as your buyers are not open

Open House Sun, March 24, 12-3pm • 990 Auburn Ravine Rd • Auburn

Jaci Crowley 530.906.9023

DRE #00829347

Hosted by: Jaci Crowley

Architectural delight! Kitchen features walnut cabinets & corian counters, White oak hardwood & Slate floors. Baths feature slate & tile designs. 2 master suites. Great outdoor dining area with gas BBQ. Separate guest quarters for rental or extended family. Must see unique features in home. MLS #18058122 New Price $499,900 Dir: I-80 Foresthill exit, L to Auburn Ravine Rd to R on Dairy, property on corner.

to paying for a new roof. A roof certification seems like a good middle ground that can offer them several years before they have to put a new roof on the home. I wish you and your buyers the best of luck.

estate, at Lyon Real Estate. She can be reached at 916-9335274 or sold@karimccoygroup. com. License #00841588

Kari McCoy owns the Kari McCoy Group, Residential Real

Lucky to Live here.....

2420 Hoboken Creek Rd • Auburn

Hosted by: Jaci Crowley

Phenomenal views from every window and deck in this unique, custom built home. Gourmet kitchen, island & pantry. Beautiful hardwood floors & woodwork throughout. Wood beam ceilings in family room are wired for surround sound. Huge walk-in closet in master suite & tons of storage in attic. Downstairs has potential for more bedrooms or in-law suite with full bath. Barn can have 4 stalls & adjacent workshop bldg can hold hay or tack rm. Direct trail access. Gated Entry. MLS #17070164 $599,999

March 15-21, 2019 • GOLD COUNTRY HOMES 13025 Lincoln Way #96 • Auburn

Mother Lode Realty welcomes April Noessel


April Noessel lives in Weimar with her family. She has five children. April is a natural born leader who is honest, possesses integrety, is an "out of the box thinker" and is friendly. She is ready to

help her sellers and buyers and she is the local agent for you! Apr i l wa s bor n a nd raised in Meadow Vista and attended the local schools in Meadow Vista, Weimar and Colfax. She is an expert with knowledge of the Placer and Nevada County areas. She currently lives in Weimar with her family, she is a mother of 5, and volenteers at her childerens schools and coaches junior high school cheer. Noessel specializes in lu x u r y home s , s m a l l homes, farms, ranches, la nd a nd com mercia l sales. You probably already know April, so call her today, or feel free to stop by the office and talk to April about any and all of

your real estate needs. April Noessel can be reached at 530-412-1865 and via email at anoessel @ pacbel . V i sit A pr i l's w eb sit e at PlacerL a nda nd Homes. com Mother Lode Realty is a Colfax-based real estate agency that specializes in Placer and Nevada County properties. They are located at 333 Auburn Streeet, Suite 5, Colfax. April Noessel can be reached at 530-412-1865 and via email at anoessel @ pacbel . V i sit A p r i l ’s w e b s i t e a t PlacerL a nda nd Homes. com.


2 Story Unit

Just two buildings from the pool area. Home is two bedroom two bath with laundry upstairs with the bedrooms. Local views from the deck.

$225,000 MLS #19012795

10060 Hidden Hill Road • Auburn

Nice Single Story Home

Built in 2010 on 3.5 acres. Detached extra deep two car garage, two decks one off kitchen other off master bedroom. Family room with free standing fireplace on one side of the home, kitchen on other side with dinning area in the middle. kitchen has granite counter tops and island in the middle.

$465,000 MLS #19012295

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Cyndi Domenici 530.305.2092 248 Scholtz Ave, Colfax

Beautifully maintained 4 bedroom home has open great room design w/2 bedrooms, 1 bath downstairs & 2 bedrooms, 1 bath upstairs. High ceilings & windows provide lots of natural light. Abundant storage with additional closed in porch, indoor laundry room & workshop. Nice country feel with local & mountains views, yet offers intown convenience. MLS 19002740 $369,000




DRE #01123025


ld o S 23265 Tokayana Way, Colfax Single Level 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath Ranch Home. Two 40’x 27’ Garage/ Shops. Potentially Split-able, 19 Acres Zoned 1 Acre Minimum. (buyer to verify) Very Private, Quiet Setting, Borders PCWA Canal MLS 19014802 $479,000

2225 Wildberry Lane, Auburn

New single level ~ Buyer to have input on interior finishes. 1,855 SF, 3 bdrm, 2 bath home on an incredibly quiet & convenient .5 acre level parcel. MLS 18048356 $499,000

2738 Hurley, Sacramento Sits quietly back off the street. Single level, large yards & 2 car garages. One side is 2 bdrm other is 3 bdrm. Excellent rents! Great return on investment. Both units are on 1 year lease. MLS 19007472 $425,000


GOLD COUNTRY HOMES • March 15-21, 2019

Recent real estate transactions in Placer County The following transactions took place between February 19 - 26, 2019. Information provided by Core Logic.


831 Heartwood St


8115 Woodman Ln


3639 Galena Dr 2


841 Devonshire Ln


4845 Fruitvale Rd


11229 Shady Run



185 Pond View Ln


16020 Sunrise Watch Rd


1010 Sierra View Cir 2 919 Wilson Ave


10400 Hubbard Rd


1522 Regent Cir


154 Terry Ln



145 Russell Rd


1885 Laurelhurst Ln

162 Agard St


240 Saint Lucia Way


676 Violet Ln


930 Granite Ct


100 Rosella Pl


1735 3Rd St


1593 La Guardia Cir


1143 Hillwood Loop


1328 Jorgenson Dr


1514 Perdita Ln


2413 Las Palomas Loop 37


692 Sheffield Ln


Colfax 21380 Meadow Oaks Ln


22275 Canyon Way


Foresthill 5865 Church St


4660 Rosarno Pl


Granite Bay 4820 Knightswood Way


9416 Richford Ln


8305 W Granite Dr


8150 Hampstead Way


Kings Beach 144 Chipmunk St 101


Lincoln 1178 Ashford Ln


2016 Milan Way


684 Whitfield Ln


Loomis 3021 Orchard Park Way


Penryn 1366 Sisley Rd


2783 Alabama Mine Rd


7246 Orchard Cir



576 Sutherland Ranch Ln


5344 Campcreek Loop


364 Willow Glen Dr


3713 Miners Ravine Dr


435 Cameron Way


846 Cordwell Cir


4184 Vittorio Dr


865 Calico Dr


3820 Fenway Cir


1308 Champion Oaks Dr


4135 Pine Crest Ct


333 Quiet Star Ct


2418 Saint Andrews Dr


1122 Church St


6217 Camellia Cir


102 Bass Ct


2029 Cassia Way


7505 Millport Dr


2465 Doheny Ct


501 Gibson Dr 1223


4805 Echo Ridge Rd


2403 Ridgeside Ct


2103 Big Sky Dr


630 Vernon Oaks Dr


4940 Whitney Blvd


206 Baldwin Ave


5408 Campcreek Loop


2153 Ellesmere Loop

$397,500 $435,000

Roseville 415 East St


809 Pleasant St

$354,000 $336,000

4296 Rose Creek Rd

3901 Brace Ranch Rd


1423 Sheridan Ave

3487 Humphrey Rd


301 Harding Blvd 1



113 San Juan Ave



5321 Dreamgarden Loop


2000 N Village Dr 208 1012 Martis Lndg


5110 Gold Bnd


Newcastle 10144 Quail Hill Dr

Carolyn Metzker "Your Recipe For Results"

916.532.4237 CELL 1900 Grass Valley Hwy., ste 100 auburn, Ca 95603 Lic. #01851721


5520 Pfe Rd



Affordable Single Level

Stunning Estate Home

Close to ARD / Walk To Town

Close to Trails & Hiking

Views of Folsom Lake & Valley

Nicely Appointed Throughout

Open & Inviting Floorplan

Sophistication & Quality Throughout M a s t e r ' s C l u b . . . A C o n s i s t e n t To p P r o d u c e r. . . B u y e r s . . . S e l l e r s . . . R e s i d e n t i a l . . . L a n d . . . C o m m e r c i a l

March 15-21, 2019 • GOLD COUNTRY HOMES


The 3 main factors lenders consider Buying a new home is an exciting milestone. While finding the right home is essentia l, t he mo s t i mp or t a nt s t ep toward homeownership is making sure you're ready to apply for a home loan. Applying for a mortgage is not something people do every day, so it's natura l to have questions. There are several factors that help determine a loan decision, along with strategies you can follow to help position yourself for the best loan at the best rates. A ngela Patterson, Va n d e r b i l t Mo r t g a g e director of Credit and Credit Services, explains the three factors that have the biggest influence on any loan decision. Credit Your credit is a critical factor for lenders making a loan decision. They will learn more about your credit history and credit score by pulling a credit report. A credit report shows how well an applicant has repaid any loan or credit obligation. Usually lenders look at the most recent pay history and look for debts with a high balance. While score is important and will most likely have an impact on the interest rate offered, the detailed pay history plays a significant role in whether an

applicant is approved or declined. Does this mean if you have a past blemish on your credit you will be denied a home loan? Not necessa rily. There a re ma ny fac tor s lender s consider. "It is very important to our team to call ever y applicant," says Patterson. "Our customers are more than just a credit score. We want to understand their journey and provide the financing program that best fits their situation." Income and debts Determining your ability to repay the debt on t i m e e a c h m ont h i s impor ta nt to a lender when making a loan decision. A debt-to-income ratio, or DTI, is one of the tools lenders use to determine your ability to pay. Two things need to be calculated to know this percent: monthly income and the existing credit obligat ions t hat a re pa id monthly. Lenders typically use verified gross monthly income, your pay before taxes, when determining an ability to repay. Gross monthly income includes a p a y c he c k f r om a n employer, plus any money you may receive in government aid, child support or pensions. A f ter tota l i ng g ross income, the lender will


1515 Ridgeview Circle, Auburn


There are three main factors lenders consider when decising whether to offer an applicant a loan: credit score, income and debts, and the applicant’s employment. need to determine the amount of debt the applicant pays toward each month. Typically, lenders use a credit report to identify the applicant's debts. Some examples include car pay ments, student loa ns a nd credit ca rd balances. Employment Employment is another important factor that goes

i nto a loa n deci sion. Lenders will look at the type and length of employment . I f a p er s on i s self-employed, the applicant will need to prove steady income over a twoyear period. Consistent and non-temporary employment are seen favorably by most lenders. T h is means being reg ularly employed for two or more years. Consistent employ-

Desirable Vintage Oaks with Lake & Valley Views Custom built 4bed, 4bath, 3388sf, .63 ac $ yard on a private view lot that backs to 40-acre park/greenbelt. Fenced backyard designed for entertaining with sports/ pickleball court, putting green, outdoor kitchen & fireplace, decks for dining and views. Deep side access for the toys + 3-car garage. Additional 800 sf basement with walk-out to backyard ready to be transformed in to the perfect media/game room or in-law/guest suite. MLS #19009175


Very special home... must see in person... too many custom features to list!

ment shows a lender stability in an applicant's source of income, which is an indicator of their ability to repay the loan. How does the lender learn about your employment history? Typically, t hey w i l l request a Ver if icat ion of Employment from your employer and will consider the information prov ided in t he loan decision.

COMING SOON! 4 bed, 3 bath, lovely and neat-as-a-pin home on 1/3 acre lot in desirable South Auburn neighborhood.

Next steps Understanding these three factors and knowing w her e y ou r p er s on a l finances fit within them is important when applying for a home loan. While there are other things lenders consider, making sure you are financially fit in these three areas is a great start to getting ready to buy a home.

Gayle Morris 530.320.8177 DRE #01986541

— Brandpoint


GOLD COUNTRY HOMES • March 15-21, 2019

Property of the Week

March 15-21, 2019 • GOLD COUNTRY HOMES

Open House

Saturday, March 16 12:00 - 3:00pm

820 Meadow Gate Road, Meadow Vista 3 Bedrooms | 2 Full Bathrooms | 2,208 SF | 3 Car Garage Beautifully maintained Meadow Vista home on close to 1 acre. Family friendly layout offers vaulted ceilings and plenty of natural light. Large master suite with access to deck and hot tub. Remodeled master bath with double sinks and large shower. Spacious kitchen boasts island with dining bar. Dining area with skylight and bay style window. Large family areas off kitchen both have access to deck and patio for entertaining. Easy maintenance terraced yard with pool and play area. Inside laundry room with cabinets. Fully fenced backyard. Circular paved driveway with generous parking area. Storage area under the house. New Roof in 2017. MLS #19002572


Move in Ready Danielle Larson 530.906.1889 DRE #01469169

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GOLD COUNTRY HOMES • March 15-21, 2019

Property of the Week

March 15-21, 2019 • GOLD COUNTRY HOMES

Open House

Saturday, March 16 12:00 - 3:00pm

820 Meadow Gate Road, Meadow Vista 3 Bedrooms | 2 Full Bathrooms | 2,208 SF | 3 Car Garage Beautifully maintained Meadow Vista home on close to 1 acre. Family friendly layout offers vaulted ceilings and plenty of natural light. Large master suite with access to deck and hot tub. Remodeled master bath with double sinks and large shower. Spacious kitchen boasts island with dining bar. Dining area with skylight and bay style window. Large family areas off kitchen both have access to deck and patio for entertaining. Easy maintenance terraced yard with pool and play area. Inside laundry room with cabinets. Fully fenced backyard. Circular paved driveway with generous parking area. Storage area under the house. New Roof in 2017. MLS #19002572


Move in Ready Danielle Larson 530.906.1889 DRE #01469169

Sierra Pacific Real Estate



GOLD COUNTRY HOMES • March 15-21, 2019

Quick and simple ways to make a front door pop Visitors’ impressions of a home are often dictated by the home’s entryway. Just as one may judge a book by its cover, the same can be said about the impression that a front door and entryway can create, regardless of how accurate that impression is. Making certain changes to an entry way can go a long way toward improving curb appeal. Entryways also can set the scene for a home’s interior. Whether one chooses to be classic or bold, modern or traditional, there are various ways to quickly transform a home’s entryway. Bold front door color: Color can dramatically enhance an entryway. Painting an existing

door or replacing it with a more vivid option can do the trick. The DIY Network says certain colors stand out as favorites. These include turquoise, yellow, red, indigo, orange, and black. The door color should complement the other shades of the home, such as those on siding and trim. Custom walkway : Guide guests right to the front door with an attractive (and safe) walkway. Stamped concrete or decorative paver blocks may fit the bill. This walkway can extend to the street or to the driveway. Contain plants: Landscaping around the entryway should be neat and well-tended. Overgrown plants or shrubbery may give off

an air of neglect. Container plants and carefully curated shrubs can create a neat and inviting aura. Highlight the address: Make sure the home can be found easily with bold and decorative house numbers. Consider two different address signs: one illuminated and easily viewed from the curb, and another closer to the front door. Utilize high-end materials: The relatively small area of real estate by the front door enables homeowners to splurge on more opulent materials that can really add a feeling of luxury. These can include colorful tiles, ornate planters, decorative wooden

doors, or elaborate knobs and lighting fixtures. Add architectural details: Find out which architectural elements will meld with the style of the home and then incorporate them. Moldings, columns, shutters, and trim are areas to consider. The entryway to a home garners a lot of at tent ion. Homeowners can enhance their spaces with entryways that really make a statement. — MetroCreative

The doorway or entry area is a guest’s first impression to the home. COURTESY

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Providing Fantastic Living Opportunities in the Foothills 8300 Sisson Lane $195,000

10625 Joeger Road $435,000

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Kemper Road



Colfax Central Bu


3 BR, 2 BA, 1700 SF, .19 Acre plus a 288 SF in-law unit

1030 NATALIE COURT, AUBURN $679,900 5 BR, 3 BA, 2704 SF, .27 Acre

A slice of heaven on 7 level acres. Secluded and private Oak studded property. Perfect to put down your roots and build your home. Bring your animals and watch your garden grow. Well on site.

BRAND NEW! Never lived in. Come make this new home and one acre all your very own. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath with a HUGE 24x32 garage. Granite, fireplace, central heat & air, laundry room inside. Great neighborhood close to town but with a country feel.

Escape the busy city life for your piece of the Gold Country. Gorgeous level building area amongst the towering trees. Enjoy this peaceful 19.9 acre lot by making it your own. Old logging access roads and a creek meander through the property.

Great exposure in the heart of Colfax at the intersection of South Auburn Street & Highway 174. Comfortable and open office/retail suites with lots of windows, carpeted and ready to move into. We have three suites available now from 340 to 400 sf. Each suite has front & rear windows & you may control your own heat and air. Monthly rent includes shared common utilities (water, sewer and garbage), high speed internet and there are NO CAM charges. Rates available for month to month and discounted rates for one to three year leases.

Koylynn Webdell

Jessica Wright

Lic. #00429178

Lic. #0219832

530-368-4226 11689 Lorenson Road ~ Auburn, CA

530-308-7676 530-885-8855

WOW splittable level lot in the heart of Auburn! Close to town with space around you. Great pond and creek on property. Close to town but has the country living warm fuzzies. Bring your animials. NID irrigation water available on site.

11190 MEADOW BROOK DR, AUBURN $825,000 4 BR, 3 BA, 3524 SF, 1 Acre

Mike Robinson Broker Associate


Cell: 530.906.0624

Any Type • Any Condition UGLY OR NOT • All Cash - Quick Close (530) 885-8855 TOM WRIGHT, Real Estate Broker DRE #00429178

OPEN HOUSE Saturday 11am-1pm

DRE #01121168

13555 Bowman Rd. #600 Auburn, CA 95603

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6250 Nob Hill, Newcastle

This home is nicely located, completely cleaned out for listing. A cozy home with wood stove ready for your touches.


Dir: Newcastle Rd. to Castle City Mobile Park toward back of park past community center to PIQ Randy Maggert, Broker Associate (530) 320-9398

Lic. #01210608

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March 15-21, 2019 • GOLD COUNTRY HOMES


Inspectors disagree over water heater code Dear Barry: The home we are buying is brand new and was just approved by the city inspector. To be on the safe side, we hired a home inspector for a detailed review. He advised a plumbing repair for the water heater, but the city building inspector disagrees with him. The water heater is installed in the garage, and the discharge pipe terminates about a foot above the floor. The home inspector says this pipe should terminate outside the building, according to code. The city inspector says the code allows the pipe to “terminate at other approved locations,” and he says this can include the garage floor. He also said the garage floor is acceptable because it is sloped to promote drainage toward the driveway. Whose opinion is right? Larry

Barry Stone Inspector’s in the House

Dear Larry: This is one of many code requirements that give r ise to debate a mong bu i ld ing of f icia ls a nd home i nspectors, a nd there isvalidity to both points of view. An essential thing to keep in mind is that the plumbing codes and building codes are def i ne d a s m i n i mu m standards. The discharge pipe on the water heater is connected to the temperature-pressure relief valve. The purpose of the relief valve is to release steam and hot water if the fixture shou ld ever overheat.

Before relief valves became a requirement in the 1960’s, an overheated water heater could literally explode. When the relief valve sends hot water through the discharge pipe, it is i mpor t a nt t hat it be expelled where moisture damage is unlikely to occur. With this purpose is mind, t he locat ion of choice is outside the building. However, the plumbing code allows the pipe to “ter m i nate at ot her approved locations,” and many building officials agree that the garage floor is an acceptable location for this purpose. If you consider the intent of the code, which is to prevent moisture damage to the building and to persona l proper t y, “ot her approved loc at ion s” should be places where water damage is as unlikely as it would be if the pipe

Sierra Pacific Real Estate 16898 Placer Hills Road Meadow Vista

Lic. #01396513


$319,500 NEW







Across the street from the Meadow Vista Park! Walking Distance to School and Downtown. Fully fenced home, with double fencing in the front! Sit out on the front porch and enjoy the sunsets, concerts in the park and more! Home is quaint and looking for its new owner! 1 car detached garage with room for boat or RV!





city, but it is arguably a good idea. Distributed by Action Coast Publishing. To write to Barry Stone, please visit him on the web atwww.housedetective. com.

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Broker Associate Certified Foreclosure Specialist


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Larry Scontrino Katherine Katches Glenda Harrison Maggie Francis

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SF w/4 bdrms & 2 ½ bths. Huge Living room, complete w/ fireplace & convenient half bath! Kitchen has been newly remodeled! Butcher block counter tops w/plentiful storage & counter space. Kitchen & Dining room lead out to large deck perfect for entertaining. Lovely fenced in backyard w/plenty of room for playing, animals or garden! Front of home has plenty of parking, circular driveway, room for RV parking & guest parking.


outside the building, rather than inside the garage. You r home i n spe c tor apparently agrees with that perspective. Extending the discharge pipe to the exterior may not be required by your

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BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED 3 bdrms 2 baths, 2,203 sf Meadow Vista home on close to 1 acre. Vaulted ceilings and plenty of natural light. Large master suite with access to deck and hot tub. Remodeled master bath with granite & large shower. Spacious kitchen boasts island w/dining bar. Dining area w/ skylight & bay style window. Large family areas off kitchen both have access to deck & easy maintenance terrace yard with pool & play area. Inside laundry room with cabinets. 3 car attached garage. Circular paved driveway, RV/ parking as well as plenty of guest parking. OPEN HOUSE SAT MAR 16 12-3PM boat Storage area under the house. New Roof in 2017, 820 MEADOW GATE RD, MEADOW VISTA front exterior paint in 2017. MOVE IN READY.

ter m i nated outside. E xa mples of ot her approved locations, therefore, could be standpipes, laundry sinks, floor drains, and the like. The fact that a garage floor is sloped for drainage is outweighed by the fact that people typically use garage floors for storage of personal property, such as furniture, boxes of books or clothing, electronic equipment, and sundry valuables, all of which are subject to damageif exposed to water. On the safety side of the issue, rust damage could occur to the bottoms ofstored metal containers, such as cans of thinner and other combustible fluids. City and county buildingofficials are free to interpret the code as they see fit, but there remainpractical reasons for terminating a discharge pipe

INCREDIBLE VIEWS from this knolltop single story 3 bdrm, 3 bth 2,172 sf home on 3.1acres. Family room has vaulted ceilings & wet bar. Updated kitchen with eating area & skylights. Master with en suite bath, walk in cedar closet, double sinks, sunken tub and large shower. Lots of windows to enjoy the views & access to deck from this master suite. Inside laundry room, mudroom & hobby area. Formal dining room with built ins. Triple pane windows, owned solar panels & a whole house fan. 3 car attached garage. RV & boat parking. Good producing well with holding tanks, newer pump and wiring.

Lic. #01724739

$609,900 NEW



Lic. #00932970

Lic. #01992548

GLORIOUS CANYON VIEWS from well maintained 2880

SF home in Applegate. Chef’s kitchen offers induction cooktop, island, convection oven, custom cabinets, Blanco sink & dumbwaiter to downstairs entertainment room. Living room w/floor to ceiling stone hearth, wood planked vaulted ceiling, floor to ceiling windows to take in view. Master w/en suite remodeled bath: double sinks, shower & jetted tub. Downstairs offers 2 bds, entertainment room w/bar & atrium. 2 car attached garage.




GOLD COUNTRY HOMES • March 15-21, 2019

How to make your home efficient

Nex t week, I w i l l be taking a class from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) to earn a NAR Green Designation. T h i s c ou r s e pr epa r e s real estate professionals to prov ide adv ice a nd sources of information to help homeow ners i mprove t he re sou rc e ef f iciency of t heir homes, f rom low-cost fixes and DIY projects to retrofitting and replacing systems, to big budget remodeling projects. The course also looks at c on s t r uc t i n g ne w, resource-efficient homes where we may be able to help during the desig n a nd bu i ld i ng process. Sounds r ig ht up my alley, right?! In order to ta ke t he class, I had to first have a home ener g y s c or e a ssessment. L au ren, a

Kristi Meyer Ways to Save

projec t ma nager w it h Build it Green, came to my home and explained what she wou ld be doi ng, w it h t he end resu lt being a n energ y score repor t. A home ca n score a ny where from 1-10, where 10 represent s t he most ef f icient home.If your home scores a one (yep, t hat was my home) it means there is significant room for i mprovement to reduce a home’s energ y u s e . H o w e v e r, a 10 do e s n’t ne c e s s a r i l y

mea n you r home does not need any improvement s. Even a home t hat u se s le s s ener g y t ha n most of its peers may benefit from additional energ y efficiency or renewable energ y investments. So why did the person w h o i s s o c on c e r n e d about sav i ng energ y and money end up with a score of a one ? T he big ge s t r e a s on s c it e d were the size and age of my home as well as the fact that t he t wo H VAC units are 20+ years old. A f ter Lau ren a na ly zed my proper t y, she produced a n energ y score r e p or t f or t h e h om e , which is where the one rat ing ca me in. A long w it h t he r e p or t w er e recom mendat ions to bring my score number up. These recom men-

d a t ion s w e r e c a t e g o r i zed by “Repa ir Now” a n d “R e p l a c e L a t e r.” The report also gave an estimate of money that wou ld be saved over a years’ time if these recom mendat ions were c omplete d. My sc ore would go up to a t hree a nd t he sav ings wou ld be over $3800 per year. T he “Repa i r Now ” recommendations were to: 1) I n s u l at e e x t er ior walls to at least R-13 to save $819 per year. 2) Have a professional seal the gaps and cracks t h at le a k a i r i nto my home, sav i ng $135 per year 3) Add i nsu lat ion around ducts in uncond it ione d spac e s to at lea st R- 6, sav i ng $123 per year. 4) Have my ducts pro-

f e s s i on a l l y s e a l e d t o reduce lea kage, sav ing $636 a year; and 5) Have my ducts prof e s s i on a l l y s e a l e d t o reduce lea kage, sav ing $78 a year. The “Replace Later “ (a to-do l ist a s t h i ngs start to wear and break) list consisted of: 1) Add r ig id i n su lat ion she at h i ng to t he r o of t o s av e $1,0 95 a year 2) Pick w indows w ith an ENERGY STA R label to save $475 a year, 3) W hen purchasing a ne w he at pu mp, pic k one w it h a n E N E RG Y STA R label, sav ing $1,067 a year 4) Choose a heat pump water heater with an ENERGY STAR label, saving $353 a year; and 5) For t he second he ater, choose a he at



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Auburn & Lake of the Pines License #00873741

530-268-1575 • 10193 Combie Road •

pump w ith an ENERGY STAR label to save $297 a year. My home is 100 percent electric and the HVAC system I have is a heat pu mp, so t he one u n it work s as a heater a nd a i r c ond it ioner , rather than hav ing t wo sepa rate u n its. T he heat pump is supposed to be more efficient. Perhaps you can check some of t hese item s on my l i st w it h your home to help you f i nd Way s to S ave a round your home. After class I will fill you in on what was learned a nd how my education may be able to help you and your home become more efficient and marketable when t he t i me to sell comes. Contact Kristi at itmatterstokristi

March 15-21, 2019 • GOLD COUNTRY HOMES

Gold Country Homes


open house SAT. & sun. 12-3:30pm

FANTASTIC LAKEFRONT, LAKE OF THE PINES IN AUBURN! Outstanding one story home on professionally landscaped .45 acre lot with easy boat docking. Enjoy the new deck and beautifully placed lakeside Gazebo with lights, perfect for entertaining. Great Buy! REDUCED AGAIN! NOW $699,500 Lic #00824212

Tony Talbot 530-906-7855

Open Sunday 1-4pm Hosted by Steve French 12335 Luther Rd, Auburn

Perfect home for starting out or slowing down! Well priced home just 5 minutes to all shopping and I-80. Two nice decks for relaxing and tons of parking. All this and nice sunset views for $385,000 MLS 19012756

Foothill Real Estate

530-268-6852 (w) 916-212-4994 (c)

Steve French

Broker/President DRE #00998849

If you would like to advertise your Open House or for any Real Estate advertising please call Shoni at 530-852-0226 or email:


This We e k e n d Sat & Sun March 16 & 17


4080 Eagles Nest, Auburn

GLORIOUS VIEWS of Folsom Lake, mountains and canyon from this 3765 sf contemporary home. Featuring 2 master suites for a total of 4 bdrms, 3 1/2 baths plus an office/library. Outside spaces include covered patio and pool and spa with waterfall. OWNED SOLAR for home and pool. Dir: Auburn Folsom Rd to Maidu, right on Burlin, Left on Rosemary, left on Eagles nest. Lots of parking.


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3801 Witt Road, Auburn

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DRE #01883634

(530) 613-2818 (916) 622-2441

Designed by Architect Brent Smith best known for the amazing passive-solar Wisteria House on the Sacramento River, this home too will amaze. The NID canal and trail located at the top of the property not only affords water for irrigation but provides an incredible trail perfect for walking or mountain biking. Property includes 2 parcels totaling 5.4 acres. Over sized glass doors in every room leading to private portico’s. The east wing features a larger master bdrm suite & walk in closet. The west wing offers privacy w/ it’s own heating & cooling, a second family room, two bdrms & a full bath. The detached two car garage & guest cottage is extra deep allowing for two cars and plenty of storage. The 600 sf guest cottage w/ kitchenette & full bath has it’s own water heater, W/D hook up & dedicated HVAC. MLS#18013099 $800,000

Masters Club Placer County

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GOLD COUNTRY HOMES • March 15-21, 2019


AUBURN $396,000 Very Inviting

3 Bedroom, 2 bath home with private courtyard entry, hardwood floors, new carpet, vinyl windows, parking in the back, two storage sheds. Close to community park with pool & tennis courts

MLS #19012199

AUBURN $429,000 Open and Bright

Enjoy the tall vaulted ceilings with built ins. This is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath model with no shared common walls with neighbors. Extra storage throughout including garage cabinets. Close to town, minutes away from freeway.

MLS #18073024

GRASS VALLEY $899,000 Beautiful Custom Style

Single level home & a separate guest house situated on 10 acres with awesome views!!!! No steps to this house only spacious living, gourmet kitchen, solar panel owned, Radiant heat floors, Large 3 car garage w/ex. Lg doors for full size truck or SUV to drive in, extra shop in garage with 220 set up.

MLS #19005777


AUBURN $399,999 Fantastic Value

4 Bedroom 3 bath home! And you get a Local View with plenty of privacy. It’s a great value for a 4 bedroom home with 2 master suites located on a quiet cul de sac in the desired lake community of Lake of the Pines.

MLS #18067279

AUBURN $539,000 One of a Kind

Completely updated! Many places to relax and entertain: the front deck, the front porch, the back deck, and the back yard. Soak in your hot tub while enjoying views of the Dark Horse Golf Course. Professionally landscaped .47 of an acre with Garden Shed, fruit trees and raised garden beds.

MLS #19012217

Lake of the Pines & Auburn

10063 Combie Road | Auburn | CA 95602 530-268-2250 | Lic. # 01011224

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