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Press Release

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage announces new Relocation Scholarship Program 

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Northern California’s leading provider of real estate services, announced today that it will sponsor a new relocation college scholarship program to help a deserving student with college expenses. The winning student will receive $2,000 towards the college of his or her choice. All high school students set to graduate in the […]

Coldwell Banker brightens holiday season for Northern California families

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage collected more than 3,000 toys and 1,200 coats over the recent holiday season to benefit families in need throughout the region. The annual Toys for Tots and One Warm Coat holiday collection campaigns marked the 29th consecutive year that Coldwell Banker has supported the efforts in partnership with the United States Marine […]

Tri-County home sales increase 12 percent

Home sales in the greater Sacramento tri-county area rose 12 percent in December from the same month a year ago and the median sale price climbed 8 percent as the region continued to grapple with a shortage of inventory, according to a report released Jan. 15 by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. The figures are based […]

Single-story Craftsman cottage has room to spread out

Bold posts frame the Arborgate’s vaulted porte cochere and entry. This single-story Craftsman cottage offers more than 3,000 square feet of indoor living space, plus a large vaulted rear patio. A breezeway links it to a two-car garage with two large storage rooms at the back. Natural light washes into the vaulted foyer through sidelights, […]

Window-rich, vaulted hexagonal great room at core of Linfield

Viewed from the front, there’s no clue that the Linfield is basically a hexagon with wings. But once inside you see it at once. You find yourself standing in a window-rich, vaulted great room where six pie-shaped sections of ceiling slope up to a lofty central apex. This plan is designed for construction on a […]

Nearly half of Americans expected to have smart homes by end of 2016

The year 2020 has long been a benchmark for when the “smart home” will finally be mainstream, but according to the results of a survey released by Coldwell Banker Real Estate, the original Silicon Valley real estate start-up founded in 1906, that time may come sooner than we thought. Coldwell Banker is one of the […]

Lynda Eckols named sales associate for Coldwell Banker

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage announced today that Lynda Eckols has affiliated with the company as a sales associate in its Placerville office. A 20-year real estate veteran, Eckols has been a co-owner in a high volume brokerage, a property manager, owns and manages vacation rentals and has owned and operated a motel. Prior to entering […]

Prairie-style Sahalie is relaxed and open

Crisp lines and sparkling window grids give a fresh clean look to the Sahalie. This is an update of the prairie home, one of the few indigenous American styles. Originating in Chicago, the style was common in early 20th-century suburbs throughout the United States and is again growing in popularity. The wide covered porch that […]

National Radon Action Month promotes home safety

One in three homes in El Dorado County will test above the EPA threshold for radon exposure, according to data collected by the California State Department of Environmental Management. Radon is a naturally occurring, cancer-causing radioactive gas and is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. The EPA estimates that radon induced lung cancer […]

Meridian is a rambling estate home with European elegance

Handsome stone veneer columns and wainscoting give a comforting sense of permanence to the Meridian, a rambling two-story Tuscan home with a pool and more than 4,000 square feet of indoor living space. Raised stone trim overarches the vaulted porch, extending an elegant welcome. Inside the vaulted foyer, columns flank arched openings that lead into […]

Tri-County home sales climb despite listing shortage

SACRAMENTO — Led by Placer County, the greater Sacramento tri-county area saw home sales and the median sale price both rise last month from a year ago despite a sharp decline in listings, according to a new report by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. A total of 1,874 homes sold in November in the tri-county region, up […]

RE/MAX Gold hires Dee Beuckens in the El Dorado Hills office

EL DORADO HILLS — Previously with Connect Realty, Dee Beukens is joining RE/MAX Gold in their El Dorado Hills office. Beukens has been in the industry for 30 years (in the community for 30 plus) and her primary business focus includes residential real estate. She is a member of the El Dorado County Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors […]

Briarton has nostalgic country design

Standing in the Briarton’s spacious vaulted great room, you might forget that this is a small house. Windows fill most of the rear wall, making this space as bright as it is spacious. Sliding doors open onto a rear deck. Measuring in at about 1,650 square feet of living space, the home’s modest size makes […]

Century 21 welcomes Vindler & Associates

Century 21 Select Real Estate is pleased to announce the merger with Vindler & Associates’ two offices in El Dorado Hills and Placerville. Vindler & Associates and its owners, Jim and Erlinda Vindler, merged all operations under the Century 21 Select Real Estate company as of Dec. 1. The merger adds 19 Realtors who specialize in […]

Anticipated snow fall at resorts

Turkey with a side of winter was served thanks to Mother Nature as 1-2 feet of pre-Thanksgiving snow was expected at Tahoe South ski resorts earlier this week. Along with Heavenly Mountain Resort, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Kirkwood Mountain Resort anticipated opening more terrain for Thanksgiving weekend. According to NOAA, snow accumulation was expected through Wednesday night […]

Two-story Blue River blends charm with function

Its Craftsman-style front dormer, handrailed front porch, tapered columns and porte cochere all add to the nostalgic charm of the Blue River. This two-story Craftsman bungalow would be equally at home in a suburban neighborhood or a retreat setting. It’s easy to imagine relaxing on the porch in summer, sipping iced drinks, chatting with friends […]

NAR’s Realtors Property Resource executes definitive agreement with Upstream

The National Association of Realtors and its wholly owned subsidiary, Realtors Property Resource, have signed a technology agreement with Upstream, a revolutionary industry-owned and controlled data management company, to develop Upstream’s cross-industry, state-of-the-art platform for real estate data entry, collection and distribution for real estate brokers. Upstream will create a single entry point for brokers […]

Lyon’s Cameron Park office collects 552 coats for local charity

For the fifth consecutive year, Lyon Real Estate turned its Cameron Park office into a collection center for new and reusable coats. A total of 552 coats were collected that will be donated to Green Valley Community Church. Green Valley Community Church aids their local community with a multitude of services. They assist with food, clothing and resources […]

Bobcat trapping ban takes effect

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife reminds bobcat trappers that beginning Friday, Nov. 20, recreational and commercial bobcat trapping will no longer be allowed in California. At a meeting in Fortuna on Aug. 5 the California Fish and Game Commission adopted regulations to ban bobcat trapping statewide. On Nov. 13 the Office of Administrative […]

Sierra opening offers options

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Sierra-at-Tahoe will open for the 2015-16 winter season today with early season conditions and limited terrain. Sierra will run three lifts and two surface lifts. Season passes and additional products from 2014-15 will be valid through Dec. 20. “The last time we opened this early was 11 years ago,” said general […]

El Dorado County’s median sale price up

SACRAMENTO — Home prices in the greater Sacramento region continued to climb last month with the median sale price up 8 percent from a year ago, according to a new report by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Northern California’s leading real estate services company. A shortage of homes for sale helped boost prices in October with […]

Bergen’s duplex units spacious, private

It’s unusual to find a duplex with four-bedroom units, and that’s just one notable feature of the Bergen. The mirror-image units in this contemporary duplex are also spacious and attractive enough that its owners might wish to live in one of them while renting out the other. Widely separated entries and double-thick walls between them […]

Elk Lake a cozy home for all seasons

Three handsome columns draw eyes to the Elk Lake’s front façade. This ranch-style home is well suited to the needs of a midsize family, or empty nesters looking to downsize from a larger home. The plan could be adapted for wheelchair accessibility. In the entry, a row of coat hooks spans the wall above a bench, convenient […]

Northern California CCIM chapter honors new designees

CHICAGO — The Northern California Certified Commercial Investment Member chapter has recognized four chapter members who recently earned the CCIM designation, the global standard for professional achievement, from the CCIM Institute. Headquartered in Chicago, CCIM Institute is one of the largest commercial real estate networks worldwide. The following Northern California CCIM Chapter members were among 244 industry […]

Tri-county region luxury home sales climb in third quarter

SACRAMENTO — Luxury home sales in the greater Sacramento area climbed more than 17 percent in the third quarter of 2015 from the same period a year ago as the region’s high-end market continued to roll along, according to a new report by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the region’s leading luxury real estate services company. The figures […]

Innovation in El Dorado County: Livable Design

Californians are born innovators. From personal computers to denim jeans, we are always on the lookout for ways to make our lives easier and more comfortable. While your computer may become obsolete and your wardrobe may change, a more recent innovation promises to keep you comfortable for a lifetime. Conceptualized right here in El Dorado […]

Now is the time for a flu shot, health officials say

SACRAMENTO – California Department of Public Health Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith urges Californians to get the influenza (flu) vaccine as soon as it becomes available. “Unlike some other infections, a person with influenza may be contagious and infect others before they have or show any symptoms,” said Smith. “Annual vaccination is […]

County surveying residents this month

El Dorado County is developing its three-year strategic plan. As part of this process, the county is conducting a citizen engagement survey, local town hall meetings and focus groups. The county’s engagement process gives citizens an opportunity to provide the county with their thoughts about why they live in El Dorado County and what would improve their […]

Lyon offices collecting coats during October

For the fifth consecutive year, Lyon Real Estate will turn its Placerville and Cameron Park offices into a collection point for new and reusable coats in reasonably good condition during the month of October. Last October local residents donated a total of 291 coats through the 2014 Lyon Coat Drive, part of several charitable efforts […]

Tahoe boat inspections move to launch ramps

LAKE TAHOE — Starting Oct. 1 boat inspections will move to select launch ramps and winter hours will begin. Tahoe Resource Conservation District inspectors will be stationed at Cave Rock and Lake Forest boat launches from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week, weather permitting. All boats without an intact Tahoe inspection seal are required […]

Placerville launches water, energy efficiency program

The Placerville City Council recently launched the HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy Program. HERO PACE financing enables homeowners to make energy- and water-efficiency improvements and pay for them through their property tax bill. Property owners repay the assessment over five to 20 years while obtaining immediate savings on utility bills. Placerville resident may now submit applications […]

Tips to help trees thrive

Save Our Water – California’s official statewide conservation education program – has partnered with California ReLeaf to raise awareness of the importance of proper tree care during this historic drought. California ReLeaf is a statewide urban forest nonprofit providing support and services to over 90 community nonprofits that plant and care for trees. With potentially […]

Youth Commission applicants sought

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors and the El Dorado County Office of Education are accepting applications for the 2015-16 El Dorado County Youth Commission. Applications are available on the El Dorado County Board of Supervisor’s website: Applications are due by Friday, Oct. 2. Submit your application to the El Dorado County Office […]

Organ win cash, DeCaires the title

When the checkered flag waved at Placerville Speedway Saturday night, two celebrations broke out simultaneously on the front stretch of the speedway. Napa driver Kurt Organ, climbed from his sprint car in jubilant fashion where he was greeted by Placerville race supporter Ron Thompson and awarded the cash bonus for the 12th Annual Tribute to Al […]

Speedway: Al Hinds Tribute closes race season

Race car show, barbecue, high winnings for 121h annual event  Race fans gear up for one of the biggest nights of open-wheel racing in the foothills as Placerville Speedway pays homage to a legacy in local racing — tomorrow’s 12th annual Tribute to Al Hinds as an exciting season officially comes to an end. In […]

Coldwell Banker goes all in for United Way’s Day of Caring

SACRAMENTO — Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage affiliated sales associates, managers and staff joined more than 1,000 volunteers across the region to work on needed service projects as part of United Way’s 2015 Day of Caring. United Way’s Day of Caring, held every year during the anniversary of 9/11 is a national effort to encourage everyone to work on a service project. As is now […]

County budget hearings begin; tough decisions ahead

El Dorado County County’s budget hearings start today at 9 a.m. and the Board of Supervisors will have a little more breathing room than expected because of favorable results from the year-end closing of the books, according to county Auditor Joe Harn.   “The County General Fund ended the year with a $45,000,000 cash balance. It was essentially […]

Hatchery suffers fish die-off

GOLD RIVER — The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is working to keep hundreds of thousands of trout alive at the American River Hatchery after warm water temperatures killed approximately 155,000 trout Tuesday. A chiller that cools water at the hatchery about 18 miles east of Sacramento unexpectedly failed Tuesday, and warm temperatures killed […]

California Tahoe Conservancy, USFS host land swap meetings

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The California Tahoe Conservancy and the U.S. Forest Service plan two open houses to present a land exchange concept that would help both agencies manage their holdings in the Lake Tahoe Basin more efficiently. The proposal would transfer Forest Service urban lots to the California Tahoe Conservancy, while conveying some larger CTC […]

Speedway: Trio take wins in 2nd tribute to Donnie Tilford

The stands were packed at Placerville Speedway Saturday night as the penultimate race of the season paid tribute to legendary local driver Donnie Tilford. While heavy winnings were the theme, no cash value could be put on the win on this very special night for Folsom’s Jon Tilford. The veteran driver and former champion, won the $500 Pure Stock feature event […]

Do you part to protect groundwater

The National Ground Water Association encourages every person to protect public health and the health of the environment by protecting groundwater, beginning on Protect Your Groundwater Day, Sept. 8. In the United States, 39.4 percent of the population regularly depends on groundwater and 38.5 million Americans rely on privately owned and operated household water wells […]

Study shows Senate Bill 32 will drive up cost of housing, pricing California families out of the market

Proposed legislation aimed at dramatically cutting greenhouse gas emissions will drive up the price of homes, price hundreds of thousands of households out of the housing market, dramatically increase the number of Californians living in poverty and result in an annual loss of billions of dollars in California’s gross state product, according to a report […]

Prairie-style Sahalie is relaxed, open and bright with natural light

Crisp lines and sparkling window grids give a fresh clean look to the Sahalie. This is an update of the prairie home, one of the few indigenous American styles. Originating in Chicago, the style was common in early 20th-century suburbs throughout the United States and is again growing in popularity. The wide covered porch that […]

Broadband workshop this Tuesday

As part of an effort to begin a countywide strategic planning initiative to formulate a long-term, sustainable broadband strategy, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors is planning a workshop to examine the state of broadband service in the county and its impacts on businesses and residents. The workshop will take place at 5 p.m. on […]

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