EDCAR keeps Can Tree tradition going

The Belltower on Placerville’s turned in to a Christmas Can Tree Monday morning thanks to El Dorado County Association of Realtors members, who wanted to raise awareness and funds in the fight against local hunger. Over the years, EDCAR has raised thousands of dollars for the Food Bank of El Dorado County. “This is our largest […]

Higher home prices reduce California housing affordability

Higher home prices offset record-low interest rates and lowered housing affordability in California in the second quarter of 2012, the California Association of Realtors recently reported. The percentage of homebuyers who could afford to purchase a median-priced, existing single-family home in California fell to 51 percent in the second quarter of 2012, down from 56 percent […]

Cal Fire reminds public to protect your family from house fires

Every year in California firefighters respond to residential structure fires that take lives and inflict millions of dollars in damage. Cal Fire points out simple steps they can take to help protect their family from fires. “Too many lives are lost in home fires in California,” said Cal Fire Director Chief Ken Pimlott.. “Everyone should take steps to help prevent […]

SEDCorp receives regional Broadband grant

The Sierra Economic Development Corp. (SEDCorp) is proud to announce receipt of a new grant award intended to help Northern California counties move closer to the goal of expanding high-speed Internet access to rural areas. SEDCorp was awarded a one-year, $150,000 grant to launch a public-private partnership aimed at increasing digital access and use in […]

Voit Real Estate hires new asset manager

SACRAMENTO — Voit Real Estate Services has hired Susan Doris as an asset manager in its Sacramento office to increase the company’s Asset Services business in Northern California and Reno, according to Kevin Sheehan, managing director of Voit’s Sacramento office. Doris brings more than 25 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry to Voit. […]

California housing starts climb again

SACRAMENTO — Driven again by a substantial increase in the multifamily sector, California housing starts rose 10 percent in September when compared to the same month a year ago, the California Building Industry Association announced. According to statistics compiled by the Construction Industry Research Board, permits were pulled for 3,291 total housing units in September, […]