clear lake: Clearlake Keys Waterfront Homes...Priced like a foreclosure... - 03/29/10 01:24 PM
Clearlake Keys Waterfront Homes...Priced like a foreclosure...by Hank Montgomery Realtor/General Contractor
 
Several years ago I wrote a blog post titled..."Priced to Sell or Priced to Sit?" The point of the post was that you can price your home to sell in today's market or you can price your home for yesterday's market...and let it sit. All too often we see homes priced to sit and sit they do!
 
As I was previewing homes the other day I found a couple of Clearlake Keys Waterfront Homes...priced like a foreclosure but they weren't. Some people are listening to their realtor or … (0 comments)

clear lake: Clearlake Keys Waterfront Homes Foreclosure Bargains - 03/27/10 04:54 PM
Clearlake Keys Waterfront Homes...Foreclosure Bargains are available for immediate purchase. Not a week goes by without someone coming into the office and asking me about waterfront foreclosures...and yes, I have Waterfront Homes in foreclosure. As both a Realtor and a General Contractor...I seem to attract people looking for distressed properties...all those years of building and remodeling are finally paying off! There are currently 5 waterfront foreclosures for sale in Clearlake Keys Waterfront Homes and another 4 Short Sale (pre-foreclosure) homes on the market.                  
Having a Contractor friend is important when buying distressed properties...there is little to no information available and … (0 comments)

clear lake: Lower Lake High School...Back to the Future - 09/24/09 07:42 AM
‘Back to the Future' was the theme for Lower Lake High's Back to School night. On Tuesday evening Jeff Dixson, Principal Lower Lake High School welcomed back those in attendance to the new school year. Principal Dickson introduced several new faces on the Lower Lake faculty and they were warmly welcomed by staff, parents, students and friends in attendance.

One of the more popular stops on the classroom visitation tour was the Career-Tech classrooms. The Konocti Unified School District has embraced vocational education and this years offering of Career Technical classes is impressive...all the more so when you consider all … (0 comments)

clear lake: Back to School at Lower Lake Elementary - 09/23/09 12:43 PM
A warm summer evening, hot dogs on the grill and kids everywhere...this was the setting as Principal Greg Mucks welcomed the community at Back-to-School night last Thursday evening. Lower Lake Elementary School was abuzz with energy and enthusiasm as the new school year was greeted by parents, teachers, students and friends.

The staff of Lower Lake Elementary School was obviously proud of their recently refurbished school as they greeted visitors to their classrooms. The school has not only remodeled the campus...it has also reconfigured its educational program. Lower Lake is now a K-8 school and parents almost universally expressed their … (0 comments)

clear lake: Sock Hop in Spring Valley - 09/14/09 05:23 AM

HEY YOU HEP CATS, COOL DUDES, AND BOBBY SOXERS....Be sure and make it to the Spring Valley 50"s Sock Hop (you're allowed to wear shoes, of course!) on September 19th at 6 P.M.  Music will be provided by our own Jim Carey via CD (hey they're still flat and round...just no grooves!) 
            And speaking of that, for all of you who really want to get in the groove dig out that poodle skirt and bobby sox, a leather jacket, roll up your shirt sleeves, dig out your jeans and roll ‘em up, slick back your hair (if ya got … (0 comments)

clear lake: Come Home to Konocti - 09/10/09 06:52 PM

Come Home to Konocti
 
Debi Malley, Principal East Lake Elementary School, welcomed parents and community members Thursday evening at ‘Back to School Night'. The multipurpose facility was standing room only as parents had the opportunity to enjoy dinner provided by the Parent Teacher Organization and listen to Mrs. Malley as she introduced teachers and staff to those in attendance.
The Konocti Unified School District has adopted a ‘neighborhood school model' with the conversion of all elementary schools into K-8 schools this year. Eastlake was originally a K-8 school and parents cheered loudly as Mrs. Malley discussed the return of … (2 comments)

clear lake: You may be paying too much! - 09/10/09 10:29 AM
Has your home declined in value? Unfortunately, for most of us we have no choice but to answer, yes! For those of us in California, there is some good news. Many of us are paying property taxes based upon values that were determined during the ‘boom market' and these values may have dramatically changed.
California Revenue and Taxation Code Section 1603 provides for an appeal process that allows for a property owner to request a reduction in valuation. Your Counties deadline for filing your appeal is either September 15 or November 15. Link to filing deadlines for all California counties: http://www.boe.ca.gov/proptaxes/pdf/filingperiods.pdf
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clear lake: Spring in Spring Valley - 05/07/08 03:24 AM
 
This place deserves the name of Spring Valley. This time of year is a beautiful gift out here, especially in our campground. It starts in February with the first greening of the hills and the fields. Buttercups and Shooting Stars announce the beginning of the amazing display. Redbuds, dead-looking bushes all winter, begin to thicken with a purple glow, and bust out into a flashy show of rich fuchsia blooms.
In March the water releases from Indian Valley reservoir turn the tranquil creek into something wild and powerful. On the first mild spring evening I open a window, and hear the sound … (0 comments)

clear lake: Things are Changing in Clearlake Oaks - 05/06/08 02:00 PM
 
 
Nylander Park is almost finished...and what a lovely addition it is to this little "lakeside community". The Nylanders are longtime members of this community. Currently, the third generation are operating the Nylander's RED & WHITE Market, in operation longer than most know. This is a great way to honor a family that has taken such good care of a community for so long.
The site for this park was an unsightly vacant lot which collected trash and debris for years. This 'eyesore' was in the middle of town and alongside the highway which carries thousands of would-be visitors. As a tourist oriented lake … (1 comments)

clear lake: STRAWBERRY STAND - 05/31/07 10:32 AM
Okay, I don't know how it started...some sort of challenge between Bob Sloop and Steve Dalton. Anyway, I read Bob's post and I was hooked http://activerain.com/blogsview/106950/OK-have-you-gotten .
Today's installment is the Strawberry Stand...I don't know about your area but, in Northern California we have these kind of strawberry stands all over the place. The one in the picture is my stand! Well not really my stand but it is the stand in Clearlake Oaks, Ca...my home town.
The strawberries are delicious...not like the rubber one's sold in most supermarkets. These are the kind that are so juicy, it runs down your chin. In … (0 comments)

clear lake: Graduation time... - 05/30/07 11:46 AM
It's Graduation time and I LOVE IT! I will attend 6 High School and Middle School graduations this week.
I am a member of the Konocti Unified School District School Board and this is Graduation season. We will graduate students from our Middle School, Community Day School, Independant Study Program, Continuation High School, Traditional High School and Adult School. We are a small school district in Northern California, but we take graduation seriously. Each school will have it's own ceremony with cap & gown/pomp & circumstance. Close to 500 people will walk across the stage and receive a diploma to the "screaming … (2 comments)

clear lake: Priced to sell or Priced to sit? - 05/29/07 11:45 AM
In today's market this is the choice facing most sellers. I have spoken to many prospective sellers over the past few weeks and I can only assume they have not been watching the news or listening to their Realtor. Now, don't get me wrong these people want to sell their homes. I'm just not sure they are prepared to sell in today's market.
I recently spoke with a couple that have a nice home for sale. They have kept the home well maintained and just spent almost $10,000 on a new roof. They paid almost $200,000 for this house three years ago...they … (3 comments)

clear lake: Lake County is Wine Country! - 05/26/07 07:14 PM
Lake County Borders...Napa County, Sonoma county and Mendocino County. This is Wine Country! Okay, we are not as well known as our neighbors to the south and west but, we are also included in the highly prized North Coast wine appelation. We have approximately 20 wineries and our wineries continually bring home medals from wine competitions.
I would like to invite you to one of the most enjoyable wine tasting experiences you will ever find. LAKE COUNTY WINE ADVENTURE. July 28th and 29th, 18 Lake County wineries will open their doors and offer wine tasting, wonderful food, winery tours, barrell tasting and … (0 comments)

clear lake: A Little Lake County History...Clear Lake California's Largest Natural Lake - 05/25/07 06:14 PM
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clear lake: Are you ready to sell? - 05/25/07 02:23 AM
Or, more specifically...is your house ready to sell?
I spend a lot of time looking at houses, houses that are on the market and houses almost on the market. Today, I was out looking at houses on the market. Most of the houses were ready to be on market. They were clean...they were orderly...they were pleasant to be in! These houses were ready for market. On our tour two houses stood out.
House #1- this house was BEAUTIFUL! It wasn't staged; in fact it was lived in. But, it was ready for showing. It looked as if they were expecting company...and they … (0 comments)

clear lake: Clear Lake...Bass Fisherman's Dream - 05/23/07 06:50 AM
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clear lake: Affordable Housing within walking distance to Clear Lake - 05/23/07 02:13 AM
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Hank Montgomery, Lake County Broker | CDPE (Century 21 NorthBay Alliance)

Hank Montgomery

Lake County Broker | CDPE

Clearlake Oaks, CA

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Century 21 NorthBay Alliance

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