northern california: 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)

northern california: 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)

northern california: 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)

northern california: 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)

northern california: 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)

northern california: Memorial Day...a day to remember! - 05/28/07 11:15 AM
This morning on the way to the office I stopped by the local cemetary. I like to do this on Memorial Day...the site of the boy scouts and the veterans working side by side making sure all the veteran's graves have flags always gives me a chill. This morning I was able to watch the flags go up on the "Avenue of Flags" winding through the cemetary...I stopped to think about all our men and women in uniform.
I don't care what your politics are...I don't care how you feel about the WAR in Iraq...today is a day to remember the sacrafices made … (2 comments)

northern california: 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)

northern california: A Little Lake County History...Clear Lake California's Largest Natural Lake - 05/25/07 06:14 PM
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northern california: 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)

northern california: Clear Lake...Bass Fisherman's Dream - 05/23/07 06:50 AM
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northern california: Affordable Housing within walking distance to Clear Lake - 05/23/07 02:13 AM
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northern california: Enjoy the Beauty of Cache Creek - 05/23/07 01:59 AM
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northern california: Spring Valley Country Charmer - 05/22/07 12:16 PM
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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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