Stately Noranda boasts large living space

The Noranda is a large and stately brick home. Corner quoins reinforce the image of permanence, while the arched stepped-brick entryway and the herringbone-patterned chimney inset add eye-catching pizzazz. A variety of group living environments dominate the ground floor, with the great room being the largest. Windowed front and back, it has a hardwood floor, […]

Antique rescue makes chest better than old

One stomach-sinking morning last week, I went into my garage to find my 200-year-old, hand-painted Hungarian chest blooming with green mold. I was ill. This lovely antique was now doomed for the funeral pyre because I’d stuck it in my hot, damp garage. When I moved into my current home-staging project in July, for reasons […]

Pending home sales decrease in June

LOS ANGELES — Equity home sales posted their highest level since the housing crisis began, reaching more than 90 percent of all home sales. Meanwhile, seasonal factors, combined with shrinking affordability cooled pending home sales in June, the California Association of Realtors recently reported. Distressed housing market data • The share of equity sales continued in an upward […]

Spring buying market looking good

LOS ANGELES — In an encouraging sign for a healthier spring home-buying market, California pending home sales increased more than usual and rose to the highest level in eight months.  Meanwhile, the share of short sales has fallen to levels last observed in 2008, the California Association of Realtors recently reported. Pending home sales data […]

WCR hands out awards

CAMERON PARK — Nina Norris of the El Dorado County Women’s Council of Realtors was presented the Realtor of the Year Award at the WCR Awards Banquet on Nov. 15. Michele Van Horn, president of El Dorado County Women’s Council of Realtors, said, “Nina was our Ways and Means Chair running our fundraising efforts, she is […]

Realtor code hits 100

This year the National Association of Realtors celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Realtors Code of Ethics. The code spells out the professional responsibilities and expectations of NAR’s 1 million Realtor members to their clients, customers, fellow Realtors and the general public. “As the leading advocate for homeowners and real estate investors, Realtors have been subscribing […]

El Dorado County gets federal grants

SACRAMENTO — The Department of Housing and Community Development recently announced awards totaling more than $13.7 million in federal Community Development Block Grant funds for eligible Economic Development and Community Development in Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sutter and Yolo counties. This award is part of $50 million awarded by the CDBG Federal Program […]