Realtors host fun on the fairway

It’s time to register for the El Dorado County Association of Realtors’ 16th annual golf tournament on Sept. 8 at the Cameron Park Country Club. Registration fee is $150 per player ($175 after Friday, Aug. 8). Team registration for four golfers is $600 and includes a reserved table at dinner. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. […]

Luxurious Marion fits on narrow corner lot

Painted columns support the Marion’s lavishly windowed front porch, creating an overall impression of warmth and understated refinement. Shutters and a plant shelf add to the charm. This large two-story home with side-opening garage is designed to fit on a narrow corner lot, but the garage could just as easily open to the front. Entering, […]

Eye-catching Warrendale is two in one

Multi-paned windows in this contemporary country plan sparkle under a row of eye-catching gables that face the street. With the Warrendale you get the proverbial two for the price of one. This plan would be ideal for two families who want to be close but separate. Or one unit could be owner-occupied, while rental income […]

HCD launches assistance program

SACRAMENTO —  Acting to implement emergency legislation to help families who face economic uncertainty because of the drought, the Department of Housing and Community Development recently announced that $21 million in funding for rental assistance will soon be available. Funding is provided through the emergency drought legislation signed by Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. and […]

EZ Mortgages Inc. opens Placerville office

PLACERVILLE — Led by Eric Grathwol, a mortgage industry veteran, EZ Mortgages Inc. opens its first office in Placerville. “We wanted to build a local company, to service the foothill community’s real estate financing needs” said founding broker Eric Grathwol. “It’s interesting, although anyone can lend throughout California, as we do, the foothills offer a […]

FHFA announces Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac mortgage insurance overhaul

WASHINGTON D. C. — The Federal Housing Finance Agency recently announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have completed the first major overhaul of mortgage insurance master policy requirements in many years. FHFA’s 2013 Conservatorship Scorecard calls for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to develop aligned requirements for master policies. Through this ongoing effort, Fannie […]

California pending home sales higher in October

Distressed sales levels remain low LOS ANGELES — California pending home sales reversed a two-month decline to post higher in October, but were down from a year earlier, the California Association of Realtors recently reported. Pending home sales data • California pending home sales rose in October, with the Pending Home Sales Index climbing 2.5 percent […]

Coldwell Banker collecting toys, coats

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the leading provider of real estate services in Northern California, is collecting donations for its annual Toys for Tots program in partnership with the United States Marine Corps Reserve and its One Warm Coat clothing drive. Both holiday campaigns run until Dec. 13. A total of 45 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage […]

Sierra Sotheby’s Int’l hosts food drive

LAKE TAHOE — Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty invites community members and businesses to participate in a food drive for Lake Tahoe’s Project MANA through Dec. 2. The food drive was initiated in an effort to serve the local community. Sierra Sotheby’s is also slated to launch Sotheby’s Cares, a fundraiser where agents donate a portion of their […]

EDCAR hosts golf tourney pre-party, fun run

The El Dorado County Association of Realtors hosts two upcoming events that will no doubt entertain. On Tuesday, July 23, stop by Mraz Brewing from 4 to 7 p.m. for the EDCAR pre-golf tournament sign-up party. Aspiring golfers can sign up for the Sept. 9 tournament and sponsors can ensure their names get on the […]

Nostalgic porch fronts lofty Clearheart

Associated Designs An old-fashioned wraparound porch welcomes family and friends to the Clearheart, an otherwise modern home packed with popular amenities. Wood corbels accent the three front gables. Gently arched windows add grace and charm. Inside, cozy niches and intriguing ceiling treatments abound. In the entry, for instance, the ceiling is high and vaulted, with […]