Neutral Paint Colors

Paint can drastically change the look of a home. When it comes time to sell, here are some of our favorite neutral paint colors. If you have a favorite color, please share in the comments below!! :)

Shoji White SW 7042 - Sherwin-Williams *This is the exterior color of Stephani’s house.

Shoji White SW 7042 - Sherwin-Williams
*This is the exterior color of Stephani’s house.

agreeable gray SW 7029 - Sherwin-Williams

agreeable gray SW 7029 - Sherwin-Williams

Oyster White SW 7637 - Sherwin-Williams

Oyster White SW 7637 - Sherwin-Williams

STONE RH STON - Restoration Hardware

STONE RH STON - Restoration Hardware

Alabaster SW 7008 - Sherwin-Williams

Alabaster SW 7008 - Sherwin-Williams

Classic Gray OC-23 - Benjamin Moore

Classic Gray OC-23 - Benjamin Moore

Sand Dollar RH SAND - Restoration Hardware

Sand Dollar RH SAND - Restoration Hardware

Ash RH ASH - Restoration Hardware

Ash RH ASH - Restoration Hardware

Preparing your home for fall

Having experienced the first few rainy days of the season, we have home preparation on our minds. In order to avoid winter damage, homeowners should prepare for the upcoming wet weather. Here are some tips.

  1. Clean the gutters. This is one of the most common maintenance items that homeowners in our area forget to do.

  2. Visually inspect your roof and repair any damage or tile slippage.

  3. Check water drainage to make sure downspouts are free of debris and direct water away from foundations, walkways, and driveways.

  4. Inspect trees. Check for damaged limbs that may break or that are too close to the roof.

  5. Store your outdoor cushions and cover outdoor furniture.

  6. Service your HVAC. Don’t forget to change the air filters!

  7. Inspect and clean your fireplace and chimney.

  8. Fertilize your lawn.

  9. Get ready to change your sprinkler settings.

  10. Clear out a closet near the entry of your home to use for you and your guest’s coats and umbrellas.

fall home prep

KCRA3 interview - PG&E agrees to settle as foothills housing, insurance markets get harder for consumers

Pacific Gas and Electric announced Friday that it has agreed to an $11 billion settlement to resolve insurance subrogation claims from a series of 2017 wildfires in Northern California and the 2018 Camp Fire.

The claims are based on payments made by insurance companies to individuals and businesses with insurance coverage for wildfire damages. The settlement covers entities representing about 85% of insurance subrogation claims related to the fires, PG&E said.

The settlement is subject to approval of a bankruptcy court since PG&E previously filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

The agreement comes as California insurers drop policies in high-fire risk areas or raise rates so high that people are unable to sell their homes.

"It’s been getting worse, but about a year (ago), I noticed it being affected, and the values have gone down because the homes can’t sell," said Stephani Menser Polley, a realtor in El Dorado County.

Polley said she's had to take a new approach when representing home buyers, which is determining first whether a home is insurable.

"Instead of shopping and going to look at homes, we start with sending the addresses to our insurance brokers, and then they tell us if it’s reasonable insurance. And then we decide if we want to go see the homes," she said.

It's a reversal from traditional buying practices.

"Typically, you find the house, fall in love and then you do your inspections, but we start there because it’s a waste of everyone’s time if they can’t afford to do the insurance."

Things have become so difficult for sellers in the Sierra foothills that some sellers are offering to cover the cost of a year to two years of insurance for a buyer, said Polley.

1095 Berkshire Drive, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Stunning custom home located on a 1.23-acre parcel in Springfield Meadows. This exceptional quality single-story residence has been meticulously maintained. Boasting 3,225 square feet, this four-bedroom home features an open and bright floor plan that seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor living. Amenities include high-end finishes, imperfect smooth walls, a whole house fan, plantation shutters, closet organizers, central vacuum, surround sound, and more. Enter into the open foyer, which overlooks the covered front patio and the great room. The generously sized family room presents a custom painted limestone fireplace, built-in cabinetry, and a sliding glass door that leads to the resort-style backyard. Chefs will delight in the state-of-the-art kitchen that offers a five-burner range, double ovens, warming drawer, two dishwashers, island with prep sink, and a walk-in pantry. Retreat to the luxurious master suite that showcases a designer walk-in dressing room. The spa-like bathroom features dual vanities, granite counters, shower stall, and a jetted tub. Conveniently located down the hall is the spacious laundry room that includes a sink and is large enough to accommodate a full-sized refrigerator. Three additional bedrooms and two bathrooms complete the other wing of the home. 

The backyard park-like grounds boasts an expansive concrete patio, a pebble tec saltwater pool with sheer descents, bar with covered veranda, phantom screens, outdoor fans, LED landscape lighting, an upper lawn area for sports, a trampoline, garden beds, and several citrus trees. 

The immaculate  3 car garage presents built-in cabinetry, a sink, epoxy floors, and a pull-down ladder that leads to attic storage. There is an abundance of parking space with the oversized driveway and gated RV access along the side of the home that can fit multiple recreational toys.

Listed at $1,149,500

2142 Aiken Way, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Exceptional quality Blackstone home with owned solar. This remarkable residence presents 3,640 square feet, 4 to 7 bedrooms, and 3.5 bathrooms. As you enter through the charming covered porch, you are welcomed with a grand staircase and the stunning dining room with Pottery Barn chandelier and wood floors. The spacious office is located near the entry and features double doors. The great room is ideal for entertaining and includes the kitchen, family room, dining nook, and secondary office space. The state-of-the-art kitchen offers stainless appliances, a walk-in pantry, and an island with sink.

Upstairs, the oversized landing overlooks the bonus/theater room, laundry room, and all of the bedrooms. The generous master suite boasts an expansive walk-in closet and a spa-like bathroom. The bathroom features two vanities, a shower stall, and a soaking tub.

Situated on a 7,971 square foot parcel, the private backyard offers a built-in BBQ, dining bar, lawn, and expansive patio. There is abundant parking with the three-car garage and sizable driveway. 

Blackstone community amenities include a 10,500 square foot clubhouse called "The Club." This residents-only clubhouse contains 3 pools, a spa, fitness facility, aerobics room, locker rooms, massage room, children's playroom with an outdoor play area, a large multi-purpose gathering area with adjoining kitchen and a cozy living room. Additional features include a tot playground, shady pavilions, courtyards, gazebos, fountains and an outdoor fireplace. Approximately 350 acres are dedicated to open space where trails ribbon throughout the community. 

NEW PRICE - $769,000

1112 Penniman Drive, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

The attention to detail is apparent in every aspect of this Pottery Barn inspired residence. Offering 2,480 square feet of single-story living, the 3-4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home features an open and bright floor plan. Step into the dramatic foyer that overlooks the formal living and dining room. The gourmet kitchen presents white cabinetry, light granite counters, professional range, dual ovens, a walk-in pantry, and a dining nook. The family room is spacious and inviting, boasting a cozy fireplace and abundant natural light. Secluded from the rest of the house is the master suite, complete with backyard access, a walk-in closet, and spa-like bathroom.  The remaining bedrooms are on the opposite wing of the home and share a bathroom with dual sinks.  The Napa-style backyard is an entertainers dream with built-in BBQ, fireplace, lush landscaping, and lawn. There is abundant parking with the three-car garage and sizable driveway. 

Listed at $685,000

2511 Knollwood Drive, Cameron Park, CA 95682

  • 1,560 Square Feet

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Built in 1977

  • 0.47 Acre

  • 2 Car Garage

  • RV/Boat Parking possible

Welcome to this Cameron Park mid-century infused charmer. Mindfully renovated and restored, the updates have modernized the home all while keeping its original charm. The open floor plan greets you upon entry with knotty pine vaulted ceilings surrounded by windows and a sliding glass door. The spacious great room is ideal for entertaining and comes complete with a wood-burning stove and views of the backyard. The updated kitchen is open to the living areas and has granite counters and white cabinetry. The spacious master suite includes a glass door that leads to the front deck and an en-suite bathroom. A secondary bathroom is located in the hallway near the remaining two bedrooms. Retreat to the low maintenance backyard that features an oversized covered patio, an uncovered patio, and lawn. The home is situated on nearly a half-acre lot with views of the Sierra’s. The large meandering driveway and two-car garage provide plenty of parking for guests, a boat or RV. 

Listed at $419,000

3555 Leonardo Way, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

  • 3,213 Square Feet

  • 4 Bedrooms + Bonus Room

  • 9,496 Square Foot Lot

  • 3 Car Garage

  • New Exterior Paint

Located on the golf course side of Serrano within the Oak Ridge High School dual boundary zone, this home is remarkable in its beauty and premier location. Built by Shea Homes in 2008, this stunning residence offers an ideal floor plan for today's lifestyle. Enter into the covered breezeway that leads to the private front courtyard with fountain and lush greenery. The gourmet kitchen showcases a professional 6-burner Thermador range, double ovens, pantry closet and an island with apron sink that overlooks the dining area and family room. A guest bedroom with private bathroom, powder bath, formal dining room, and formal living room (or possible office) complete the main level of the home.

Upstairs, the bonus room is centrally located near a bathroom with dual sinks, two bedrooms, the laundry room, and the master. The impressive master suite boasts an oversized balcony and spa-like bathroom with soaking tub, dual sinks, vanity area, shower stall, and walk-in closet. Retreat to the resort-like backyard that features a covered patio, built-in BBQ, lawn, expansive patio, and sparkling pool with spa. This striking home presents a 3 car garage and is just a minute from the private Serrano Golf and Country Club. Perks of living in the prestigious community include a guard-gated entry, HOA maintained front yard landscaping, patrolling security, and neighborhood parks.

Listed for $875,000

Summer Concerts in El Dorado Hills

It is our favorite time of year again - summer concert season! El Dorado Hills offers many concerts throughout the summer in the El Dorado Hills Town Center and the El Dorado Hills Community Service District Park. Both are family friendly. Make sure to bring chairs or a blanket to sit on and a cooler full of drinks and snacks.

Make sure you don’t miss the annual 4th of July celebration at Town Center! If you need to cool off during the event, stop by our office. We have the best view of the fireworks show.

El Dorado Hills Town Center

Town Center Drive, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 (Steven Young Amphitheater)

Thursdays at 7pm

Live Music, Food Vendors

El Dorado Hills CSD Park

1021 Harvard Way, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Fridays at 7pm

Live Music, Food Vendors, Bounce Houses and Children’s activities

Date Band Location
June 13 Zeppeline Live - Tribute Town Center
June 14 Pop Fiction EDHCSD Community Park
June 20 60's Summer of Love Town Center
June 27 Aeromyth - Tribute Town Center
June 28 Island of Black and White EDHCSD Community Park
July 3 Lost in Suburbia 6-9:30pm &Thunder Cover 8-11pm Town Center
July 11 Life in the Fast Lane - Eagles Tribute Town Center
July 18 Coffey Anderson - New Country Town Center
July 19 Cliff Huey 27 Outlaws EDHCSD Community Park
July 25 Beatles & Stones Experience Town Center
August 1 Uptown Funk Town Center
August 2 Soultones EDHCSD Community Park
August 8 Mirage - Visions of Fleetwood Mac Town Center
August 15 Forejour - Tribute to Foreigner & Journey Town Center
August 16 Swift Country EDHCSD Community Park
August 22 Kalimba 10 Piece Band - The Spirit of Wind & Fire Town Center
August 29 Night Moves/Creedence Clasic Revival Town Center
September 5 Folsom Lake Symphony - Symphony al Fresco Town Center
September 7 Rock Monsterz EDHCSD Community Park
September 12 House of Floyd - Pink Floyd Laser Light Show (Starts at 7:30pm) Town Center        

2521 Persia Lane, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Stunning custom home located on a secluded 8.7-acre parcel near Folsom Lake. This exceptional quality residence lives as a single story and offers unrivaled views. Boasting 3,169 square feet, this four bedroom home features an open and bright floor plan that seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor living. Amenities include high-end finishes, tall ceilings, imperfect smooth walls, a whole house fan, and more. The designer touches throughout ensure a feeling of luxury.

Enter into the open foyer, which overlooks the dining room and family room. The great room presents a fireplace, built-in cabinetry, many windows and two sliding glass doors that lead to the backyard. The gourmet kitchen includes a five-burner Thermador gas range, two ovens, trash compactor, an island, dining bar, dining nook and a walk-in pantry. A half bathroom is located near the kitchen and formal dining room.

The luxurious main level master suite showcases a fireplace with marble surround, two closets, and a sliding glass door with backyard access. The spa-like bathroom features dual sinks, marble counters, a shower stall, and a soaking tub. The laundry room is conveniently located near the master and offers a sink and many cabinets. There are two additional bedrooms and a bathroom with dual sinks across the hall.

Upstairs, a bonus room, bathroom and bedroom complete the second floor. The bonus room features a wet bar and a balcony that offers breathtaking sunset views.

Retreat to the peaceful fenced backyard that boasts a spacious concrete patio, a swimming pool with waterfall, covered patio, and widespread lawn.

This striking home presents plenty of parking with the oversized three car garage and large driveway. The 8.7-acre parcel can be split.

Priced at $1,018,500

8361 Bronx Way, Sacramento, CA 95829

Stunning newer home located in the Vineyard area of Sacramento. The home is situated in the small gated community of Grammercy Park and offers highly-rated schools within the Elk Grove School District. This Plan 4, built by Taylor Morrison in 2016 boasts 2,441 square feet, 4 bedrooms, and 3 full bathrooms. The gourmet kitchen features white cabinetry, stainless GE  range, self-clean oven, microwave, dishwasher, and an island that overlooks the great room. On the main level is a bedroom and full bathroom. Upstairs includes a loft, two additional bedrooms, a bathroom with dual under-mount sinks and the master suite. Retreat to the spa-like master bathroom that offers abundant storage, dual sinks, a shower, and an oversized walk-in closet. This immaculate home is positioned on a 3,588 square foot lot and showcases a charming low-maintenance backyard. 

Listed for $460,000

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5019 Breese Circle, El Dorado Hills, CA - LOT for sale

Gorgeous piece of land in the Custom Serrano neighborhood. This nearly half acre lot is a perfect location to build your dream home. Enjoy the stunning view of the foothills. The highly desirable location provides the opportunity to live in Serrano, surrounded by multi-million dollar homes and a golf course community. Several community events happen throughout the year in EDH and exclusively Serrano.

Consider joining the private country club that is a short golf cart ride away and offers frequent social functions, an exquisite restaurant, pool, gym, tennis, and golf. Lender reference available for land/construction loans.

  • 20,560 Square Feet

  • Foothill Views

  • Gated Community - Serrano

Offered at $219,000

885 Halidon Way #1023, Folsom, CA 95630

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Immaculate one bedroom condo walking distance to restaurants and shopping. The gourmet kitchen overlooks the dining nook, living room and balcony. It features granite counters, stainless appliances and a refrigerator. The master suite offers a separate vanity area that connects to the full bathroom. The convenient laundry room is discreetly located in a closet and includes the washer and dryer. There is abundant parking with the carport and guest spaces. Residents of the gated Altura Villas enjoy the private community amenities that include a swimming pool, spa, fitness center, clubhouse, playground and basketball court. 

Listed at $225,000

2324 Hartford Court, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Stunning custom home located on a quiet cul-de-sac in the desirable neighborhood of Waterford. This single story residence is within walking distance to the neighborhood park, and the award-winning elementary and middle schools. Boasting approximately 3,245 square feet, this four bedroom, three bathroom home features an open and bright floor plan that seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor living. Amenities include high-end finishes, tall ceilings, new flooring, a whole house fan, and more. The designer touches throughout ensure a feeling of luxury.

Enter into the open foyer, which overlooks the dining room and living room. This formal great room presents a fireplace, many windows and a sliding glass door that leads to the backyard. The gourmet kitchen includes white cabinetry, a spacious island with a professional Wolf range, built-in refrigerator, trash compactor, walk-in pantry, and a dining nook. The sink has a beautiful view of the lush backyard. Step into the family room which highlights a cozy gas fireplace and a glass door leading to the covered patio. 

The luxurious master suite showcases a custom built-in dresser and sitting area. The spa-like bathroom features dual sinks, a shower stall, jetted tub, linen closet and an oversized walk-in closet with double doors. The laundry room is conveniently located near the master and offers a sink, storage closet, and many cabinets.

The remaining three bedrooms and two bathrooms are situated on the opposite wing of the home with a spacious hallway that can be used for a library or a play area. Completing the residence is a grand home office with double doors and built-in cabinetry. 

Retreat to the peaceful backyard that boasts mature landscaping, a swimming pool, outdoor kitchen, several entertaining patios, a fire pit, raised garden beds, a sports court, and a dog run. 

This striking home presents plenty of parking with the oversized three car garage and large driveway.

Listed at $869,000

2321 Beckett Drive, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Stunning Energy Efficient Serrano Home with Resort-like backyard!

Energy efficient home located in the gated community of Serrano. The stunning residence backs to a greenbelt and is walking distance to the large Beckett park. Built by Pulte Homes in 2006, this 4,019 square foot residence presents five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a whole house fan and owned solar. The gourmet kitchen overlooks the oversized dining nook and family room with fireplace. The beautiful backyard can be seen from the formal living room, dining room and family room. A guest bedroom and full bath are located on the first floor of the home. The second level includes a bonus room, two bedrooms with a Jack & Jill bathroom, a bedroom with en-suite bath, a laundry room and the master suite. The generous master offers a walk-in closet, a spa-like bath with dual sinks, a soaking tub, a large shower and a balcony overlooking the backyard. The private, 0.3-acre yard features an expansive entertaining patio, pebble tec pool with water feature, putting green, fire-pit, lawn, custom lighting and much more. There is ample parking with the three car garage.

Homes in Serrano offer award winning schools (Oak Ridge HS), front yard maintenance, several parks and trails intertwined throughout the community. 

Listed for $850,000

1576 Daunting Drive, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Stunning 3,052 square foot residence located in the gated community of Serrano. The highly desirable location is walking distance to Oak Meadow Elementary. Boasting a masterful floor-plan, the main level offers a guest bedroom, full bathroom, formal living and dining rooms. The home was recently upgraded with wood-like tile in the living areas and a 30 panel, 8.85 kW solar system. Overlooking the stylish family room and dining nook is the newly remodeled gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances, and island.

Upstairs there are 2 additional bedrooms, a bathroom with dual sinks, game room, office area, homework area, and the master bedroom. The luxurious master suite includes dual vanities, soaking tub, shower and a designer walk-in closet. Retreat to the lavish backyard with an entertaining patio, lawn and dog run.

Listed at $619,000

1140 Kidder Way, Folsom, CA 95630

Stunning 2,896 square foot home in the Parkway, ideally located near schools, shopping and dining. Built by Standard Pacific in 2004, this 4/5 bedroom home features 3 bathrooms, and a 3 car garage. The gourmet kitchen overlooks the family room with fireplace and surround sound. The dining room and formal living room overlook the charming courtyard. The main level office is located near a full bathroom. Upstairs, the master suite presents a spa-like bathroom with dual vanities, a makeup area, shower stall and jetted tub. 3 bedrooms and a spacious bathroom complete the second story. The backyard, park-like grounds boasts a covered patio, play structure and lush landscaping. The 3 car garage provides ample parking.

Listed at $689,900.

5232 Renaissance Way, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

A dramatic French Villa located in the premier guard gated community of Serrano. With approximately 5,495 square feet, six bedrooms and six bathrooms, and an owned 7kw solar system, this stunning estate offers an ideal floor plan for relaxed living and formal entertaining. 

The double-door entry and gorgeous travertine floors are accented by lavish imperfect smooth walls. The dining room is located across the hall from the formal living room with an extravagant fireplace. The immaculate chef’s kitchen boasts a SubZero refrigerator with glass door, a professional Wolf range, double ovens, warming drawer, two islands, two dishwashers, a trash compactor, an oversized pantry closet, and a butlers pantry with column style SubZero wine refrigerator. The kitchen overlooks a dining area and a family room that features a grand fireplace. 

The main level elegant VIP suite is outfitted with two closets and a large scale bathroom, similar to most master suites, and patio access. There is a second bedroom and bath at the opposite end of the home, with views of the majestic front yard. 

Upstairs, the spacious master suite unfolds a striking entryway, sitting area, and dual showroom-quality walk-in dressing rooms. The luxurious bathroom is beautifully finished, including two vanities, a make-up area, jetted bathtub, and a walk-in shower with dual heads. Three expansive bedroom suites and an oversized bonus room complete the second floor. 

Beyond the house itself, the meticulously maintained park-like grounds are the lush foliage, mature trees, and several different entertaining areas. A shaded patio with mounted heat lamps overlooks the picturesque pool and spa. Additional features include new LED landscape lighting, a retractable awning above the patio structure, an outdoor kitchen, a stately fireplace, a fire pit, outdoor shower and hammock.

The secluded gated courtyard showcases a fourth fireplace, a fountain, and a water feature. The four-car garage and large driveway provides space for numerous cars. A custom built walk in wine cellar is located in the rear of a garage and can accommodate hundreds of bottles.

The prestigious residence, with its perfectly-conceived architecture, represents both majesty and family. Outstanding community amenities include a five-acre park, a guarded gated entry to the neighborhood, patrolling security, and the private Serrano Country Club and par-72 championship golf course. 

Refined and luxurious, this is Northern California living at its finest!

Listed at $1,299,000

108 Alvaston Court, Folsom, CA 95630

Magnificent remodeled home located on a quiet cul-de-sac in the heart of Broadstone. The open and bright floor plan offers 2,372 square feet, 4 bedrooms, and 3 full bathrooms. The soaring ceilings in the living areas allow for plenty of natural light throughout the home. Chefs will delight in the gourmet kitchen that includes white cabinetry, granite counters, stainless appliances, and a wine refrigerator. The main level guest bedroom is located near the full bathroom. Upstairs, the two additional bedrooms share a bathroom. The generous master suite features a walk-in closet, soaking tub, shower stall, and dual vanities. retreat to the resort style backyard with an expansive covered patio, outdoor kitchen, croquet worthy lawn, play structure, hot tub, storage shed and a luxurious swimming pool with sheer descents and a Caribbean step. 

Listed at $725,000

2815 Capetanios Drive, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Incredible Lot with Panoramic Views in Kalithea, one of El Dorado Hills' most premier neighborhoods. Enjoy Lake and City views from the rear of the property. Nearly $50,000 in improvements have been recently completed. Purchase includes Building plans from renowned architect, Donald Joseph. This nearly 1 acre lot is ready for your Dream Home! 

Listed at $325,000