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The “Green Rush” is on!

Larry O. Doss Sunday, January 22, 2017

People from all over California and all over the nation are rushing to Humboldt County to buy up “grow properties,” land suitable for the growing of marijuana. Has it affected the real estate market in Humboldt County? I teased out some simple statistics to get a broad overview of this issue.

To get a baseline of the real estate market without the influence of “grow properties, “ I pulled up all of the single family homes sold in Humboldt County on city lots over the last 4 years. These homes, by and large, shouldn’t be affected by the marijuana industry.

What I saw was a ... Read more

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Placer homes for sale

Larry O. Doss Thursday, January 21, 2010

Placerville makes way for the latest “evil knevils” of their time with the Placerville speedway catching momentum this year. This event normally conducted at El Dorado County Fairgrounds on a quarter mile oval. There is news of newly built cars and admission for sneak preview will happen later in the month. Apart from the speed racers, the kids also get bicycle races and other categories of races, including your police personnel, will also be conducted keeping the residents glued to all the racing action.

Chuck’s is another interesting spot for the locals and the travelers, which is... Read more

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Trends in Real Estate

Larry O. Doss Thursday, December 24, 2009

Recession has had its impact on real estate too. The real estate market is now struggling in many areas of the country. The real estate agents and brokers have realized the importance of being a financial planner in accord to being a sales person. Traditional approaches to the current market do not have its stand in the global real estate market. With real estate transactions going online, agents are seeing themselves in new levels with professionalism and customer service. In such a situation, real estate agents are to be high on heels with technology.

The easy access to information... Read more

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Green Homes – The Perfect Answer to Environment Concern

Larry O. Doss Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The earth is now prone to global warming. As a result there are drastic climatic changes and environmentalists are expressing concern over the earth’s future. Are you willing to contribute whatever little possible from your side to help protect the environment? Then you can consider making your home green. A green home is the current trend in Sac Town that demonstrates dedication to the environmental concern and protection. The evolving technology has the most effective products that make green homes vigorous for the environment and the individual.

So what is a green home? How is it... Read more

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A Memorable Sacramento Tour

Larry O. Doss Friday, December 11, 2009

Sac Town is known for its Mediterranean climate. This climate is dominated by mild temperature with warm days and very few freezing nights in winter. This climate is ideal for the presence of large acres country side, far from the downtown mayhem. The best time for tourists is late spring, when there is lot of sunshine, with a pleasant temperature that is low on humidity.

The tourist hotspots that will give a great start to your stay in Sacramento are described here in brief.

You can explore Sacramento’s unique history dating back to the days of ‘Gold Rush’ at the Sutter’s Fo... Read more

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Sacramento is Going Green

Larry O. Doss Monday, December 7, 2009

Are you planning to build a home in Sacramento? Then you will want to consider the new trend in Sac Town, which is, living in Green Homes. Does that mean you have to color your house green?? No. Then what are Green Homes? Green Homes are places of healthier living. They are constructed using fewer resources when compared to the traditional homes. Green homes create much less waste as they use less energy and water. The main factor is to reduce the energy utilization. The characteristics of a Green Home are many.

• The ordinary windows are replaced by windows that are energy efficient... Read more

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The New Sacramento trend- Green Homes

Larry O. Doss Monday, November 30, 2009

Green Sacramento is the current trend with all builders and real estate agents in town. Sacramento survived all the trials and tribulations through 2009 and opportunities and partnerships for Green Sacramento are getting better.

The Green builders of Sacramento feature homes that annually save thousands of kilowatts of energy, thousands of gallons of water and acres of trees! The home buyers benefit from lower energy costs and while their homes make less harmful impact on the environment.

Then what are some features of an ideal green home that make it so attractive and increa... Read more

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Real Estate Scenario today

Larry O. Doss Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Real estate events have been quite closely watched in these fluctuating times and there has been considerable improvement on the market conditions that is favoring the buyer this quarter.

While searching for the right place to settle in, do make a thorough search on the Homes for sale section of real estate websites. Community information of the various counties in CA including Sacramento, Roseville, Elk grove, Placerville, Yuba city through the various community pictures provide the needed information on the events that take place there which are displayed in various dedicated websi... Read more

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What's Your Take on it?

Larry O. Doss Monday, November 2, 2009

By Chelsea Phua
cphua@sacbee.com
Published: Monday, Nov. 2, 2009 - 12:00 am | Page 5B
Last Modified: Monday, Nov. 2, 2009 - 6:29 am

Harpreet Dhillon has spent many solitary evenings in the past year as a clerk at his father’s small liquor store in Elk Grove, stocking merchandise, manning the cash register and, on occasion, dealing with difficult customers.

On Sunday, the soft-spoken, 22-year-old clerk found himself face to face with an armed robber in the Old Town liquor and convenience store on Elk Grove-Florin Road. Dhillon complied with the robber’s... Read more

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SMUD demo house in Fair Oaks shows how to save energy

Larry O. Doss Wednesday, October 14, 2009

SMUD demo house in Fair Oaks shows how to save energy

The 26-year-old house in Fair Oaks was a product of its time, all-electric and power hungry, built in an era of Rancho Seco nuclear power.

Remodeled in 2009, the house is now the product of a new time, and it’s all about energy conservation.

Tucked away on a quiet, pleasant street near Hazel Avenue, the house is the Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s newest demonstration of how Californians will use energy more sparingly in the future.

It’s also a showcase of products and technique... Read more

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Sacramento Association of Realtors Upcoming Events

Larry O. Doss Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sacramento Association of Realtors Upcoming Events

Here are some noteworthy events coming up in September that you might be interested in:


SAR Volunteer Opportunity: Rebuilding Together
Date: Saturday, October 3rd
Time: All Day
Location: TBA
SAR has been organizing a team of members to help rehab the home of a needy Sacramento citizen. This team gets together twice a year to paint, construct, and even clean homes. If you are interested please contact Tony @ 437-1205 and for more details you can sign up at www.rebuil... Read more

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Despite programs meant to help, many homeowners still frustrated

Larry O. Doss Saturday, June 27, 2009

Home Front: Despite programs meant to help, many homeowners still frustrated

By Jim Wasserman
jwasserman@sacbee.com

http://www.sacbee.com/business/story/1978579.html


Day in and day out since 2007, callers who struggle with mortgages throughout the Sacramento region, those who can’t sleep for worrying, who want to stay with houses that have lost $150,000 in value, have phoned Home Front to fret and express a common sentiment.

"My lender," they say, is "difficult." Callers complain about long waits, bureaucratic snafus and a sense of not bei... Read more

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CAR Green Tip

Larry O. Doss Thursday, April 30, 2009

C.A.R. Green Tip of the Week: Write stuff

Disposable plastic pens aren’t recyclable or biodegradable. The greener choice is refillable pens, marker, and pencils. When choosing a printer, opt for an inkjet printer, which uses 20 watts of electricity versus 300 watts for a laser printer.

For more green real-estate-related tips and discussion, visit C.A.R.’s green blog (http://blogs.car.org/) and C.A.R.’s Green Web site (http://green.car.org/).
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