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CA Building Code 1802.7.2 Just May Affect Your Plans to Build - 02/28/08 12:40 AM
Below is California Building Code that became effective 1/1/08. It may have a significance on your future building project. It is my understanding that Del Norte County is located within Earthquake Fault Zones or Seismic Hazard Zones as shown in the most recently published maps from the California Geological Survey and therefore is subject to these requirements and does not fit into any of the allowed exceptions. I talked with building and planning today as well as a local engineer and was told that this could add anywhere from $1500 to $10,000 to a permitted building project, so it is definitely something that you need (0 comments)
This is Arrow, a resident of the Marine Mammal Center locate in Beachfront Park in Crescent City, CA. He welcomes you to a look at Crescent City and Del Norte County in pictures. Below is Crescent City Harbor that has both commercial and sport fishing. Sunset over the Pacific Ocean in Crescent City, CA. Point St. George Reef Lighthouse. Battery Point Lighthouse, Crescent City, CA. Crescent City coastline. Del Norte County has miles of coastline where you can walk and more than likely not see another person. Del Norte County is a fisherman's delight. There is ocean fishing as well as the Smith River and the Klamath (6 comments)
How Do Californian's Afford a Home? Good Question - 02/20/08 10:54 PM
I was reminded in the comments of my previous post that prices are not declining everywhere in the U.S. My reply to that is that I write about my market, and in my market, and ALL of California, prices are falling. Here are some sobering statistics: Median fourth-quarter (2007) metro area single-family home prices ranged from a very affordable $72,600 in the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman area of Ohio and Pennsylvania, to nearly 12 times that amount in the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara area of California, where the median price was $845,300. (I was raised in Sunnyvale. My parents purchased their home in 1962 for $36,000 (8 comments)
Homeowner, Are You Thinking of Listing Your Home? Consider... - 02/20/08 12:39 AM
I've been away awhile and it wasn't because I was off in Hawaii or Vegas or something fun like that. My husband shared his virus with me and rather than put off seeing the Doctor until I had pneumonia, like he did, I went to the doctor on day one of feeling sick and she said, "Go home, get in bed, and stay there for three days and you just might kick this without antibiotics." I did the bed thing, but didn't get away without having to take antibiotics. Today is day 6 and I'm finally feeling better, thank you for (7 comments)
Del Norte County Market Watch & Buyers and Sellers Information - 02/14/08 03:49 PM
The Del Norte County real estate market is picking up speed, but in certain segments of the market. This information can be very helpful to you if you are planning on buying or selling real estate in Del Norte County within the next few months. Del Norte County's highest priced home currently pending close of escrow is $299,000 out of 10 pendings, with the median pending price at $205,000. The highest priced contingency sale is $385,00 out of 14 homes, with the median price of $224,000 (I took out low of $9,000 and high of $1,800,000). The under $300,000 segment of the market is what is moving in Del Norte (0 comments)
305 Valley View Road, Gasquet, Ca, Del Norte County - SOLD - 02/11/08 07:00 PM
Serenity Awaits You in Gasquet, CA 305 Valley View, Gasquet, CA 95543 View Map 1.14 forested and landscaped acres with home that makes the most of the lovely location. This 1996 manuf.home has been very well maintained and is situated in the small town of Gasquet, CA the home of the North and Middle Forks of the Smith River. The home has an open floor plan with family/formal dining moving easily into the kitchen, and living room with open access to kitchen and family room as well. The kitchen has a view of the pond and trail head to your own (0 comments)
Under the Magnifying Glass - The Listing Presentation - 02/09/08 12:28 PM
How did your last listing presentation go? Did you feel like you were under the magnifying glass with the sun behind it? Every listing presentation is actually a job interview. That's a stressful thought, but not if you're prepared. I've felt the heat of the magifying glass on a number of occasions, even when I was as prepared as an agent could be. Because of that I have devoted more time to the skills needed to have a successful job interview or listing presentation. My job interview skills are actually quite good and the reason for that is I try to anticipate every question that might (15 comments)
Del Norte County Market Report for January 2008 - Can't Get Any Worse! - 02/05/08 07:25 PM
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the market after that abysmal December, bam, January is even worse. This stands to reason when you consider that January's closings were based on contracts written in late November and December. There is a silver lining. Pending's are up by quite a bit and inventory is shrinking. More and more seller's are pricing their homes for a timely sale instead of pricing high and reducing as times goes by (thank goodness). Current residential listings are down to 240 from a high of 315 in the fall of 2007. We currently have 15 pendings and 12 residential (5 comments)
Do We Bail Out Subprime Victims? - 02/01/08 01:05 PM
To bail out home owners or not to bail out...that is the question. You get several different answers to that question depending on who you listen to. The FBI said it is investigating 14 corporations over possible accounting fraud and insider trading violations in a crackdown on subprime lending. John McCain says "greedy people"on Wall Street should be punished for Subprime Mortgages. Then of course who hasn't read one commentary after another on how consumers used their home like an ATM machine pulling out the equity to fund otherwise unaffordable lifestyles? Take a look at the U.S. National Debt Clock and you may say it's our (46 comments)
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