Eureka, CA Real Estate News

 Sunday, April 30, 2017 Robert Vegas Bob Swetz continues to search for that perfect place       Lucile Lake Wasilla Alaska by Robert Swetz 2015 Robert Vegas Bob Swetz continues to search for that perfect place   Vegas Bob aka Robert Swetz has been searching for that perfect place for around 30 years of his life. A place wear he can hang his hat away from the hustle and bustle of the BIG city, traffic, etc.       Mountain Range from airplane 10,000 feet Anchorage Alaska by Robert Swetz 2016   Robert Swetz has purchased and owned lake lots, river lots and large parcels of acreage but continues to search for that perfect spot he can call home and or retire.       Cedar Breaks Utah by Robert Swetz 2013   Now some people would say that would be easy by looking at all these beautiful photogra...
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Higher Power guiding Robert Vegas Bob Swetz life 10-16-2014   Higher Power guiding Robert Vegas Bob Swetz life 10-16-2014   Most of Vegas Bob's life has been guiding by himself, and along the way have been some stumbling blocks. So for the last 2-3 weeks Robert has been refraining from making any decisions by himself.   Robert has been traveling, hiking along the beaches of the Pacific Coast in Northern California and for the last 3 days, hiking in the Redwoods. Robert (has not) received any direct messages from his "Higher Power" so he will continue to hike and bond with "Mother Nature" ;o)   Robert does have a feeling that his answers of (new) direction will be coming soon ...     HUGE Redwood Trees in Orick California by Robert (Vegas ... ► 2:05► 2:05 www.youtube.com/watch?v=GE4t4EF...
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 Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz, Alien Man, BIGFOOT Bob, Paranormal Ghost Hunter or what ever you want to call him ... "Crazy" ... nope ... has been contacted once again to do another interview about the Paranormal.   VB received a phone call last week from a newspaper journalist from "Eureka California" that wants to interview him about BIGFOOT.The interview is set up for next week and will be in the Eureka newspaper & connected to several websites in the following weeks ahead.  VB received a phone call back on May 8th 2011 about a Interview at AREA 51 in Nevada, the URL with the stories and photos is below.   Now some of you may ask what is all this BIGFOOT, Alien, UFO stuff have to do with Real Estate? Well BIGFOOT & Aliens were here thousands of years before us, and this might just still ...
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By Jeff Ragan, Luxury Agent, Northern California
(Ming Tree, Realtors Real Living)
Many of you will recall that Eureka, California made national news on January 10, 2010 when a 6.5 earthquake rocked the city.  We counted our own blessings, and were promptly forgotten by the rest of the world, when 2 days later when a 7.0 earthquake destroyed the country of Haiti.  We in Eureka were truly fortunate, as there were no injuries, and relatively little property damage.  My family lives in a 1902 Queen Anne Victorian home in the Henderson Center neighborhood of Eureka, and we sustained some property damage as our home rolled with the ground - lots of broken glasses, some dumped bookshelves, and our spice rack got de-alphabetized.  (tear, sniffle) Like all Californians, though, I know the "big one" is coming, so I immediately vowed to put a concrete perimeter foundation under...
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Vegas Bob headed to the "Redwoods" in Northern California after playing with "Bigfoot" Vegas Bob will be searching for "Bigfoot" in Northern California later this week! After we play with "Bigfoot" along hwy 299 in Northern California we will be pitching a tent right in the middle of the "Redwoods" in Northern California around the town of "Orick." Chandelier Redwood Tree - 315 ft tall - Diameter 21 ft - Age 2400 years old                        The Chandelier Redwood Tree in Northern California is located in The Avenue of Giants just of of Hwy 101 & hwy 1 junction.  The Chandelier Tree is around 2400 years old and was on earth before Jesus Christ was born.  Height of the tree is 315 feet tall and 21 feet in Diameter.  I posted a blog about the Chandelier tree years ago but wanted to s...
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By Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
(Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain)
EUREKA! - I Found It,  Mini Vacation That Is - EUREKA, CA                                          As many know EUREKA means " I Found It".                            More Than One In Our Family Business Suggested A Mini Vacation. SO...   Perhaps Our New Found Friends, From New York, Will Take Our Picture After Our Short Cruise On The Bay?                                               Captured By An "iphone Camera" Moment                    Here We Are Processing Some Unexpected Title Tidal Work At The Beach       Wishing You And Your Family All The Enjoyment That FREEDOM brings This Independence Day Weekend   For Buyers and Sellers Seeking Relocation Services Or Assistance With Northern California Real Estate Transactions Please Phone: 530-347-6122                                      ...
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By Jeff Ragan, Luxury Agent, Northern California
(Ming Tree, Realtors Real Living)
I'm on the Planning Commission for the city of Eureka, CA, and on Tuesday, June 1 from 2:00 - 4:00 we are looking at a city planning ordinance to deal with medical marijuana. The ordinance has 2 parts. Part 1 is about individuals with a Prop. "215" card growing their own marijuana in their own homes; it's pretty straight forward. State law and subsequent court cases say we have to allow them to grow their own pot, so the ordinance sets up guidelines about how that can be done. I encourage you to read the text of Prop. 215. The 2nd part of the ordinance, though, is more controversial. There are those 215 permit holders who aren't able to grow their own marijuana (health impediments or lack of permission from landlords, for example) so we are discussing whether the City of Eureka should a...
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By Thavisak Lucky Syphanthong, Helping to make your dreams of home ownership come
(Lucky Star Realty)
I just read some good news today for Bank of America customers who have their mortgage with BofA and are having difficulty paying the mortgage.   Below is a link to the article.   http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100324/ap_on_bi_ge/us_bank_of_america_mortgages Bank of America said Wednesday that,  "...it will forgive up to 30 percent of some customers' total mortgage balances. The homeowners must have missed at least two months of mortgage payments and owe at least 20 percent more than their home is currently worth." This program will certainly help some homeowners keep their house and continue to make payments that they can afford.  
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By Thavisak Lucky Syphanthong, Helping to make your dreams of home ownership come
(Lucky Star Realty)
Today in Eureka, there was a 6.5 earthquake that was the biggest to hit  Eureka, CA if almost 20 years.  Most of the lights are out in Eureka tonight and businesses were closed do to no electricity.  I myself came home to find all my belongings on the floor and some flower vases were broken.   Here is a link to an article about the Earthquake: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/01/09/BALS1BG3RV.DTL
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By Thavisak Lucky Syphanthong, Helping to make your dreams of home ownership come
(Lucky Star Realty)
 It is after Christmas and I am still on my family vacation in Seattle, WA.  The home of Active Rain believe it or not.  Well, being on vacation and visiting my family, I have realized something important that I mostly forget during the rest of the year when I am frantically working.  I realize that we have to take time out to invest in ourselves and our families the way we put all that effort into our jobs and work because without those family moments and enjoying personal happiness, then what is the point of all that hard work? After hanging out with the cousins, nieces and nephews all day yesterday and taking them to see the new Alvin and the Chipmunks movie as well as ice skating (something that I have not done before) in Bellevue, it dawned on me that these few and precious moments...
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By Thavisak Lucky Syphanthong, Helping to make your dreams of home ownership come
(Lucky Star Realty)
Yes, it looks like the governement is going to extend and also expand the first time home buyers program that gives up to $8,000 back to first time home buyers.  This is good news for everyone, buyers, sellers and the economy.  It also helps out the jobless and small businesses too.  Please read the link below: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091104/ap_on_bi_ge/us_jobless_benefits_homebuyers "Helping to make your dreams of home ownership come true." Thavisak "Lucky" Syphanthong, Broker Phone:  707-954-7926Lucky Star Realty   Two Locations to serve you:                 539 G Street, Suite 108   and    1305 Northcrest Drive Eureka, CA 95501                     Crescent City, CA 95531email: lucky@luckystarrealty.com Phone toll free: 866-875-2279 Fax toll free: 888-490-7728websites: http://www...
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By Thavisak Lucky Syphanthong, Helping to make your dreams of home ownership come
(Lucky Star Realty)
 Lately, I have been showing a few clients around the Eureka, CA area in search of homes and properties for sale that are "bank owned" or REOs or in other words, foreclosed properties.  It is easy to search and find the best foreclosure properties for my clients because I also do what are called Broker's Price Opinions or BPOs for banks and companies requesting my services to estimate the value of a home before putting it on the market as a foreclosed listing.  With this insight into potential and future foreclosed properties, I am able to assess what might be coming up on the market and will soon become a foreclosed listing.  During the past year, I have noticed more and more properties and homes for sale by banks because they are not able to sell them at auction, and so, the banks are...
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By Thavisak Lucky Syphanthong, Helping to make your dreams of home ownership come
(Lucky Star Realty)
Well, it has been very nice weather for the past several weeks with no major rain storms.  I just received an update from one of my Eureka CA weather contacts that the weather is about to change.  Yesterday, the Eureka National Weather Service office advised they are expecting a rain event to move in Monday night continuing into Tuesday. Most rain will fall to the south of Humboldt County, but, we are still looking at 3-4 inches of rain possible in the Eel River Basin.  No flooding is expected and rivers may rise 3-5 feet.  It will be windy at 20-30 mph along the coast with stronger winds in exposed areas and hilltops.  There may be some localized flooding in small creeks and urban flooding near storm drains.  For the most up-to-date event information, you should monitor the NWS Eureka ...
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By Thavisak Lucky Syphanthong, Helping to make your dreams of home ownership come
(Lucky Star Realty)
$8000 government tax credit to be allowed as downpayment assistance on fha insured mortgages Today was a good day.  I have just showed a house tonight to a couple who plan on using the $8000 government tax credit to help with their purchase. I'm happy they will be able make their offer on their first house with this help.  I have known the couple for a couple years now and they have had to keep saving and saving for their down payment, but family emergencies kept taking that dream away from them. I am happy that this program to help home buyers is still available, at least until December.  I think that buyers who are still hesitating should make their move now and purchase a home before this program ends.   "Helping to make your dreams of home ownership come true." Thavisak "Lucky" Syph...
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By Thavisak Lucky Syphanthong, Helping to make your dreams of home ownership come
(Lucky Star Realty)
I just got my first Iphone yesterday at the local ATT store.  I was hesitant at first becuase in my home town area of Eureka, CA in Humboldt County, ATT had just moved into our area about a year ago and I was afraid that its service would not be as good as the cell provider that I have been with for the past 4 years, US Cellular.  But all the applications that one can do with the Iphone intriged me enough to finally make the plunge and go for it.  (I still have service with my current provider, but there is a 30 day money back garantee with ATT, so if I do not like my Iphone, unlikely now, I can cancel service).  So last night and and today I have been downloading Iphone aps like crazy.  They have aps for everything! There are about 30,000 free Iphone aps and 60,000 more  pay for ones. ...
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By Thavisak Lucky Syphanthong, Helping to make your dreams of home ownership come
(Lucky Star Realty)
I just finished brunch with my family at the new pho vietnamese place in Eureka near the Lucky Star Realty office off 6th st. By far one of the best Vietnamese-Thai restaurants in town hands down thumbs up! They just put in new furniture too.  You can check them out at the address below: Pho Thiên Long Vietnamese Restaurant 615 F St.Eureka, CA 95501(707) 445-4735  Hours: •·       Mon-Sat. 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Sun. 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. •·       Price Range: $$ •·       Accepts Credit Cards: Yes •·       Parking: Private Lot •·       Attire: Casual •·       Good for Groups: No •·       Good for Kids: Yes •·       Takes Reservations: No •·       Delivery: No •·       Take-out: Yes •·       Waiter Service: Yes •·       Wheelchair Accessible: Yes •·       Outdoor Seating: No •·       Goo...
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By Thavisak Lucky Syphanthong, Helping to make your dreams of home ownership come
(Lucky Star Realty)
In my previous blog, I spoke about showing a house to my clients around 9:30pm.  I received a few concerns about Realtor safety that does deserve mentioning.  Thank you to everyone that has commented so far.  I think that all real estate agents should be aware of their own personal safety when showing clients around, even those clients whom they have known for a while.  Last night when I showed my buyers the house, I did bring a family member along with me just to be safe and to help lock up the house.  I would not have shown the house so late had there been a number of factors that would prompt me to do so. One factor was that yesterday was the only day the husband had off from his restaurant business (which he works in from morning to night daily), the house I showed was exceptionally...
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By Thavisak Lucky Syphanthong, Helping to make your dreams of home ownership come
(Lucky Star Realty)
Well, it is after 10pm and I've just got back home after showing a few houses to my new buyers who are looking to purchase their first home in Eureka, CA.  The husband had his day off today and I was in Crescent City, CA most of the day showing houses there.  Crescent City is about an hour and a half from Eureka, so I could not get to Eureka in time before dark to meet my Eureka buyers in the day light hours.  Luckily, the couple was still interested in viewing a few new listings that fit their home search criteria.  I went to extra mile by showing them the homes this late, but I knew that the husband had to work tomorrow and could not have made it.  How about you?  Would you still show your clients houses after 9pm?    "Helping to make your dreams of home ownership come true." Thavisak...
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By Thavisak Lucky Syphanthong, Helping to make your dreams of home ownership come
(Lucky Star Realty)
Craigslist and other free online marketing and advertising sites are a great way to promote your real estate listings and other items that you would like to sell.  I have been posting on Craigslist for a few years now and have received great results for my personal items to sale, and mixed results with real estate listings and rentals as well.  With that said, I have been receiving more and more Spam mail lately from having advertise on Craigslist that have nothing to do with the property listing or item that I have posted for sale!  These Spam messages say anything from "Do you need money? Please click on this link" to "I am interested in your item for sale, please email me your contact information and I will send you a very large check in your name, I will pay extra for covering your ...
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