Coldwell Banker opens largest residential office in Northern Nevada

RENO, NEV. — Coldwell Banker Select Real Estate, the premier real estate services company in Northern Nevada, continues its growth in the Reno-Sparks metro area with the recent opening of the largest Coldwell Banker office in the area. The Reno-Sparks office will be managed by a team of highly-experienced veteran Realtors: Ron Hoy, chief operations officer as […]

Attorney General Harris announces settlement with Bank of America

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, along with the U.S. Department of Justice and state partners, recently announced a settlement with Bank of America to resolve federal and state civil claims related to Bank of America’s conduct in the packaging, securitization, marketing, sale and issuance of residential mortgage-backed securities prior to Jan. 1, 2009. Nationally, the settlement […]

Luxury home sales jump

El Dorado Hills leads tri-county region SACRAMENTO — The greater Sacramento area’s luxury housing market continued to gain strength in the second quarter with high-end home sales climbing more than 20 percent compared to the same quarter in 2013, according to a new report by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the region’s leading luxury real estate services company. […]

RE/MAX Gold in Placerville welcomes Oasis Meggers back to the team

RE/MAX Gold would like to welcome back Oasis Meggers, its newest agent to rejoin RE/MAX Gold. “I started at RE/MAX Gold as the front office receptionist in the Cameron Park office shortly before I was a licensed Realtor. I had already had a previous background in real estate, having worked as the assistant to Jim Aldrich […]

HUD programs aim to clean up housing hazards

Funding to make low-income housing lead safe WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is offering $104 million in grants to clean up lead based paint hazards as well as correct other housing-related health and safety hazards in privately owned, low-income housing. The funding offered directs critical funds to cities, counties […]

Remodeling conditions fell in March

DES PLAINES, ILL. — The National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s first-quarter 2014 Remodeling Business Pulse data of current and future remodeling business conditions show current condition ratings fell significantly in March. Business conditions during the first three months of 2014 dropped to 6.07, down from 6.41 in December. There was a decline in all […]

Lyon Real Estate hires new property manager

SACRAMENTO — Lyon Real Estate has hired Aleena Weiss as a full time, dedicated property manager. Weiss, a graduate of California State University, Sacramento, is a licensed realtor with more than nine years of experience as a property manager. She was previously with Realty Roundup in Elk Grove, where she managed portfolios for more than […]

Handsome Redmond suits modern families

Wooden posts, handrails and shutters give a traditional look to the Redmond, a midsize home designed to meet the needs of a contemporary family. All on one level, this plan could easily be adapted for wheelchair accessibility. Sidelights brighten a fairly wide entry, open to the living room on the left. Another side of the […]

Vernon’s two units are separate, unique

The Vernon is not your usual mirror-image duplex. Unit entrances even face in different directions. For all intents and purposes, each unit is a very separate dwelling. Only one small section of wall touches, a garage next to a dining room. The upper level, where each has three bedrooms, has no shared walls. A slender […]

Cauldwell has rustic warmth, great views

Stone veneer wainscoting and shake-textured siding lend their rustic ambiance to the contemporary-Craftsman Cauldwell. This is basically a single-level plan. Only the bonus room over the garage is upstairs. Thus, this plan is easily wheelchair adaptable. Windows fill most of the rear, offering panoramic views in that direction. So this plan is also well-suited for […]

CBIA announces 2014 leadership team

The California Building Industry Association, the voice of housing in California, recently introduced its 2014 Board of Directors’ leadership team. “CBIA is particularly fortunate to have such a talented and committed leadership team at the helm heading into this important legislative and election year,” said CBIA CEO & President Dave Cogdill.  “Housing is leading California’s […]

EDCAR hands out 2013 awards, readies for new year

Realtors and affiliates packed into the Serrano Country Club on Friday, Dec. 13, to celebrate a year of recovery and El Dorado County Association of Realtors successes in 2013. 2014 EDCAR president Katie Minor took the gavel from Karen Larson, who thanked EDCAR staff and board members for their help over the past year. “I […]

McCall Realty merges with Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty, a leader in Lake Tahoe real estate brokerage, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Zephyr Cove, Nev., and South Lake Tahoe offices of McCall Realty. McCall Realty has been a South Lake Tahoe industry leader since 1981. Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty now has offices in South […]

Eagleton a roomy, contemporary log home

Outdoor and indoor living spaces are well-supplied in the Eagleton, a contemporary log home designed as a vacation retreat. But this plan is also spacious and well-equipped enough to be used as a year-round residence or retirement home. In addition to rustic charm, log homes are renowned for their longevity, ease of maintenance and inherent […]

Lyon’s names training and development coordinator

Lyon Real Estate named Don Buol its new training and development coordinator. In this new position, Buol will be responsible for developing and implementing a world-class training program to ensure agents and staff are thoroughly trained on new technologies and equipped with the skills required to excel in the ever-changing industry. Buol joined Lyon Real Estate in late […]

Cathy Harry named Roseville/Rocklin office manager

Cathy Harry of Cameron Park has been promoted to office manager at Lyon Real Estate’s West Roseville/Rocklin office. Lyon Real Estate is the No. 1 brokerage in annual home sales in the greater Sacramento region. Harry has more than 25 year of real estate experience. She spent the last six months learning the Lyon Real Estate […]

Lyon welcomes new marketing director

Pettit Gilwee of Sacramento has been named the director of marketing at Lyon Real Estate, the No. 1 brokerage in annual home sales in the greater Sacramento region. Gilwee is a senior-level business leader and strategist with a 17-year track record in both the public and private sectors, specializing in planning, directing and evaluating public information […]

Northbrook rich in amenities

Shingles and stones blend harmoniously to give the estate-size Northbrook the look of a rustic lodge. Eye-catching Craftsman touches are seen in the window styling, the gable supports and posts, and in the tapered stone-veneer bases supporting those posts. This plan is designed for a lot that slopes down on the right side, allowing for […]

California’s median home price climbs higher

Intense competition for properties increases California Association of Realtors LOS ANGELES — Strong sales in higher-cost coastal regions and heated market conditions drove California’s median home price to its highest level in March since May 2008, while inventory shortages continued to stifle home sales, the California Association of Realtors reported. “While home sales were essentially […]