At Last Some Rain!

While most of the Country had too much winter, here in Northern California we had too little. The plants were afraid to push them selves up through the hard, dry earth until the last few weeks we had rain, loads of it for days in a row.  In response my daffodils bloomed earlier than ever.  Their spots of bright yellow lighting up my yard and my drive to work.  Grasses and California Poppies are adding pops of color back to the roadsides. A visual feast that won’t last long here in Colfax, so I am enjoying it while it lasts.

daffodil from topforget me not grape hyacynth daffodil bud w rock

back of daffodilant on cloverToday the sun is shining & the ground is soft so I am going to go play in the dirt before the weeds take over.

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Taming the Clutter Within

hmmmm time to clean up, yes that is an XP laptop, hey it still works!

hmmmm time to clean up, yes that is an XP laptop, hey it still works!

I promised myself this year I would get back on track, get back to the basics, work the basics, play the basics, keep it simple stupid and stupidly simple.

It seems that the last decade has been alternating periods of clear focus mixed with periods of mind churning chaotic brain chatter.   The world today offers so many options (ever look, really look at the toothpaste aisle?) technology never stops changing, companies never stop offering better, faster ways to do business.  Even our phones are not so simple now. I will admit when I got my latest phone it took me several tries to even figure out how to answer it.  Since nothing comes with printed directions any more if I can’t access the phone how can I access the electronic manual!  Needless to say I can totally relate to the commercial from a few years back where the guy buys the “3D” tv only to see an ad for “4D” before his new TV is even plugged in.  It seems the next new thing comes to us daily now and any decision technology wise will be an outdated decision in minutes.

So how to cope?  Back to the basics for me.  I am going to clean up my desk, stop being distracted by each shiny new object.  Serve my clients well.  Spend real time with my family & friends.  Take some time each week for a creative project to help clear my mind and bring focus to my passions.   I will let you know how it goes.

Teri Andrews-Murch, Realtor, Ca BRE 01734030 ph 530-798-0215 Lyon Real Estate, Auburn, Ca. www.FoothillsHotProperties.com

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Oh the Beauty of Fall!

I just love Fall in the Foothills everything is one last burst of life in Fall.  My eyes soak up the fiery reds and oranges that seem literally aglow.  I just can’t get enough of the burst of color after the August and September brown dead landscapes.  I anticipate each curve and know where to look for that last blast of color before the short stillness of winter takes hold and then I have to wait until the rains feed the green of spring.

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Teri Andrews-Murch, Realtor, Ca BRE 01734030

ph 530-798-0215

Lyon Real Estate, Auburn, Ca.

www.FoothillsHotProperties.com

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Hwy 40 North South Meet 2013

We had another great event this year.  The weather was perfect, lots of nice cars & nice people!  Thank-you to everyone that came and all the helpers. See you next year……

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5 Steps to Selling Your Home

If you think you may be ready to sell your home here is a quick and easy tool to help you evaluate your home & a few steps to make it market ready.  5 Steps to Selling Your Home

It’s been one of those Summers, a hot real estate market to go with the hot temps outside.   If you have been waiting to sell your home until the foreclosures and the short sales cooled down, your wait may be over!  According to Trendgraphix in Placer County we are seeing a sharp decrease in short sales over the past year:

Also decrease in bank owned properties (aka REO, foreclosures):

Good News is the INCREASE in traditional/regular sales, homes where there is an actual Seller to talk to, no third property to approve the sale, just make the deal:

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Teri Andrews-Murch, Realtor, Ca DRE 01734030 ph 530-798-0215 Lyon Real Estate, Auburn, Ca. www.FoothillsHotProperties.com

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Back on the Real Estate Roller Coaster Again! Wheeeeeee

I love a roller coaster ride (my favorite- The Giant Dipper in Santa Cruz) the anticipation of waiting in line, the slow clack, clack up to the top and then the adrenaline rush of that first drop and knowing that it is going to happen again and again for the next few minutes.

In my little part of the real estate world, we started to anticipate in August 2012, September brought the slow jerky ascent and by December we were flying again, no brake for holidays this year.  January clicked up again – my best month in 7 years – and February brought more phone calls, more interest.   Prices are on the rise, multiple offers are the rule rather than the exception, and many homes go into contract in just a few days.

I am seeing less short sales ( a lot less ) , but still a fair number of lender owned homes coming on the market, balanced out by some good old fashioned regular sellers.  Now that is something to smile about!  Real sellers that you can talk to, that know about the property, it is wonderful.  Hopefully we will soon settle in to a long smooth ride and stable inventory and prices.

 

 

 

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Teri Andrews-Murch, Realtor, Ca DRE 01734030 ph 530-798-0215 Lyon Real Estate, Auburn, Ca. www.FoothillsHotProperties.com

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Upcoming Colfax Events Fall 2012

Teri Andrews-Murch, Realtor, Ca DRE 01734030 ph 530-798-0215 Lyon Real Estate, Auburn, Ca. www.FoothillsHotProperties.com

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Early Summer Photos Sierra Foothills

One of the best parts of my job as a Realtor is all the great nature I get to see while out looking at property.

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Teri Andrews-Murch, Realtor, Ca DRE 01734030 ph 530-798-0215 Lyon Real Estate, Auburn, Ca. www.FoothillsHotProperties.com

 

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Empty Nester?

Vacant homes are for the birds!

Teri Andrews-Murch, Realtor, Ca DRE 01734030 ph 530-798-0215 Lyon Real Estate, Auburn, Ca. www.FoothillsHotProperties.com

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