We are excited to announce a new page on our website designated for Home Owner Association contacts. We are always happy to assist our neighbors and the real estate community by supplying HOA information for refinances or architectural review questions. Below are links that we hope you find helpful.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA(OCTOBER 30, 2019) – Coldwell Banker is pleased to announce that the Menser Real Estate Group, a real estate team affiliated with the company’s El Dorado Hills office, has earned the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury ® Property Specialist designation.
The Coldwell Banker Global Luxury program is redefining the world of luxury real estate marketing, offering a comprehensive and competitive advantage to affluent clients worldwide. The prestige of the Coldwell Banker® name, combined with state-of-the-art technology and bespoke marketing strategies resulted in agents affiliated with the brand completing more than 30,000 $1 million-dollar-plus transactions in 2018, more than any other real estate brand. Access to one of real estate's most robust global networks encompassing 92,000 independent real estate agents in approximately 3,100 offices in 44 countries and territories culminates in extraordinary representation that crosses oceans, continents and language barriers.
“In completing this program, The Menser Real Estate Group joins an elite group whose members rank among the top luxury real estate agents in the world. Luxury Property Specialists have a track record of representing some of the most significant properties of all time, and this training program is one of the most sought-after courses of its kind in the industry,” said Mike James, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “The group embodies our credo – ‘Your luxury is our legacy.’”
The Luxury Property Specialist training program is created and delivered by the network’s top agents who share best practices for working and winning in a luxury market, and in partnership with The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing (ILHM). Producing agents may earn two esteemed designations (Coldwell Banker’s Luxury Property Specialist & ILHM’s Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist), further distinguishing them from their competition, while simultaneously arming them with an exclusive suite of marketing tools.
About Coldwell Banker Global Luxury
The Coldwell Banker luxury program was re-launched in early 2017 under the name Coldwell Banker Global Luxury, with major enhancements to the luxury program with a keen focus on telling Coldwell Banker’s luxury program story globally. Coldwell Banker’s luxury program legacy traces its roots to Coldwell Banker Previews International® and the Previews® program, a world leader in luxury real estate since 1933. Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Property Specialists are an exclusive group within the Coldwell Banker organization, making up under 10 percent of independent agents affiliated with the brand worldwide. Coldwell Banker affiliated agents and teams conducted approximately 30,478 transaction sides of homes priced at $1 million-plus or more in 2018, with an average sales price of $1.9 million. On average, the Coldwell Banker brand handles approximately $161.8 million in million-plus homes each day. Coldwell Banker, the Coldwell Banker logo, Coldwell Banker Global Luxury, and the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury logo are registered mark owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate, LLC. Each office is independently owned and operated. Visit ColdwellBankerLuxury.com.
Last night we enjoyed another wonderful year at the annual Halloween Spooktacular. Although our homemade AREA Porta-potty costumes didn’t win first place, I think we came in #2, haha. Can you spot the baby porta-potty?
Majestically situated on a gentle slope of land with unrivaled views. This 3,790 square foot home presents an open and bright floor plan with main level living. As you enter through the double doors into the foyer, you are welcomed with widespread views through the oversized picture windows in the family room.
The gourmet kitchen amenities include white cabinets, granite counters, KitchenAid stainless appliances, and an island with a gas cooktop. The kitchen overlooks the dining nook, family room, and the oversized balcony. Entertaining will be a dream with the covered balcony that can be used year-round. The lower level of the home offers the 3 car garage, an office with built-in cabinetry, a guest bedroom with a full bathroom and a spacious game room with a walk-in storage closet and half bathroom. Each room on the lower level has access to a second covered patio. Retreat to the enchanting backyard that presents a charming playhouse, gazebo, custom rock water feature, and multiple entertaining areas. With a 22,159 square foot lot, there is plenty of room for a pool and possible recreational parking. No HOA or Mello Roos!
Listed at $775,000
Rare opportunity to own a 40-acre waterfront piece of paradise on Lake Amador! A peaceful country road leads to the splendid seclusion of this private gated property boasting captivating and expansive views of the Lake. A year-round Artesian Well greets you at the entrance. Retreat to the other side of the property and enjoy rolling hills with lush landscaping and breathtaking views of wine country. The new Ceasar's Casino is located 2 miles from the property. There are countless possibilities to build and develop on this land. The owner has the approval to build a private boat dock. Zoned X for Special Use. This is your opportunity to build your own winery, hotel or an amazing luxury home. Seller financing is available.
Listed at $1,999,000
Coldwell Banker just launched a new program to help our clients maximize the selling price and minimize the time their home is on the market. It is called RealVitalize.
3 Steps to Selling Your Home Faster, Getting Top Dollar
How does it work?
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage partnered with HomeAdvisor to help with improvements and repairs to prep a home for sale. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage will cover the upfront costs and get paid back when the home sells.
The Best part:
No payments until closing.
No hidden fees.
No interest charges.
What type of projects does RealVitalize include?
Staging (We include staging for our clients. This would be for a vacant home that needs large scale furniture.)
Appliance Purchasing and Installation
Kitchen and Bathroom Upgrades
Carpet Cleaning and Installation
Cleaning and Maid Service
Curb Appeal Enhancements
Drywall and Insulation
Wall and Ceiling Repair
How does it work?
We schedule an appointment with a project consultant. They will arrange services, agree on pricing and manage projects from start to finish. All services will be billed to Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and recouped at closing with no hidden fees, interest charges or markups.
What if my home does not sell?
If your home does not close within 12 months from the execution date of a RealVitalize contract, the homeowner will be responsible for paying Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage an amount equal to the value of services that were undertaken during the contract period.
How much can a seller borrow as part of RealVitalize?
RealVitalize will cover the costs up to an amount equal to the Listing Side Real Estate Commission set forth in the listing agreement at the agreed-upon price but not to exceed $50,000.
How do I know the HomeAdvisor service providers will be good?
HomeAdvisor has a rigorous screening process for its service providers, including background checks and licensing requirements. RealVitalize participating HomeAdvisor providers were selected for having the highest customer ratings and experience.
How does pricing work?
Before HomeAdvisor begins any work, the price will be clearly communicated and the seller will have the chance to review any quote before work is performed. If the seller disagrees with the price, the seller or agent can work with the dedicated HomeAdvisor project consultant to find a different provider or change the scope of the work.
This is very exciting news! If you’re contemplating selling and want to discuss the RealVitalize options, give us a call at 916-586-7766.
Located on a quiet street in the gated community of Serrano, this stunning single-story residence is walking distance to the large Village Green Park and Oak Meadow Elementary School. With 2,897 square feet, this three to four-bedroom, three-bathroom home boasts an expansive 12,720 square foot lot. The gourmet kitchen amenities include granite counters, dual ovens, a walk-in pantry, and an island that overlooks the dining nook and family room. The butler's pantry is ideal for entertaining and is situated near the formal dining room with wine storage.
The charming courtyard with gas fireplace can be seen from the living room, dining room and family room. Two bedrooms and two bathrooms are located near the front of the home. Double doors lead to the executive office with custom built-in Wenge Wood Bookcase. Secluded from the rest of the house is the impressive master suite, complete with a walk-in closet and spa-like bathroom. A large hallway serves as a home gym and leads to the spacious laundry room and garage.
Retreat to the resort-like backyard that features an expansive patio, sparkling pool, hot tub, dog run, fruit trees and an upper level sitting area that overlooks the entire yard. This striking home presents an immaculate 3 car garage with epoxy flooring and high-end Gladiator storage system.
Homes in Serrano offer award-winning schools, parks in every village and trails intertwined throughout the community. Front yard maintenance and patrolling security are included with the HOA.
Priced at $675,000
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!! :)
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.
Clean the gutters. This is one of the most common maintenance items that homeowners in our area forget to do.
Visually inspect your roof and repair any damage or tile slippage.
Check water drainage to make sure downspouts are free of debris and direct water away from foundations, walkways, and driveways.
Inspect trees. Check for damaged limbs that may break or that are too close to the roof.
Store your outdoor cushions and cover outdoor furniture.
Service your HVAC. Don’t forget to change the air filters!
Inspect and clean your fireplace and chimney.
Fertilize your lawn.
Get ready to change your sprinkler settings.
Clear out a closet near the entry of your home to use for you and your guest’s coats and umbrellas.
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.
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
UPDATE AS OF 10/1/19 - NEW PRICE - $759,000
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 a 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.
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
1,560 Square Feet
Built in 1977
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
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
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
|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|
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
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
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
Gated Community - Serrano
Offered at $219,000
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