Should I Keep My Home Listed for Sale Through Winter?

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Should I Keep My Home Listed for Sale Through Winter?

Spring is typically the best time to list your home for sale in the Gold Country. But what if your home is already listed, or you need to list it in winter? Due to the current housing market, it may be a good idea to keep your home listed through winter, despite the market slowing down a little (but not much). You may not think of winter as prime selling season in the real estate market. But ther...

How to Winterize Your Vacation Home

You’re done staying at your summer vacation home for the year and it’s time to prepare it for the cold season. It’s important to protect your vacation home and your belongings from the elements, from thieves, and from pest damage. These are our recommendations for how to winterize your vacation home. Clean Everything Before you leave for the winter, deep clean the home. Make sure that...

Top 5 Holiday Activities to Enjoy in Gold Country

The holiday season is upon us in Gold Country, and there are so many enchanting experiences awaiting you. Discover live music, glorious light displays, holiday goodies, and even a ride on The Polar Express with all of the history and charm of the Gold Country. Here are our top 5 holiday activities to enjoy in Gold Country. Angels Camp Light Up The Night Drive Thru Event Saturday December 4t...

Top 4 Tips for Selling Your First Home

You’ve bought your first home...now you need to sell it. You have experience buying a home, but you’re a first-time home seller! If you’re wondering where to start, here are our top four tips for selling your first home. List at the Right Time If it’s convenient for you, try to put your home up for sale in the spring. Homes tend to sell for top dollar, especially in Gold Country, du...

Best Places to Shop for Holiday Gifts and Décor in the Gold Country

Gold Country is full of one-of-a-kind spots to find treasures for the holidays. Whether you’re looking for charming Christmas trinkets, the new tool your dad has been wanting, or some unique holiday décor, you’re sure to find something special here. Here are some of the best places to shop for holiday gifts and décor in the Gold Country! Nest and Nook This boutique in Jamestown carrie...

6 Reasons to FALL in Love with Sonora Living

Sonora is a charming town that was central to the California Gold rush. Its small town charm and historicism is maintained, but Sonora living still offers modern conveniences. There are so many reasons to fall in love with Sonora living; these are just a few of them! Downtown District Downtown Sonora is a fun, historic area with notable architecture, museums and galleries celebrating the Go...

Fall Gold Country Festivities You Don’t Want to Miss

When you live in the California Gold Country, the cultural events and activities never end! This fall, be sure to get involved in the community by checking out some of these fun events. Celebrate the season and the history of the area at these fall Gold Country festivities you don’t want to miss! Blithe Spirit at the Metropolitan Until November 9th, this play will have showtimes on Friday...

Should I Sell My Vacation Home?

With summer gone, you might be done at your vacation home for the year and starting to think about selling. The demand for vacation properties is high right now, which means you can likely get some generous offers if you decide to sell. If you’re still enjoying and cherishing your time at your vacation home, then it probably isn’t the best time to sell if it’s not necessary. Make the most o...

How to Sell a House You’ve Inherited

Selling a house you’ve inherited can be an overwhelming, emotional, and complicated process. There are many factors that must be considered, such as the division of responsibilities and heirlooms among family members, figuring out legal regulations and processes, and the mourning that often accompanies the situation. We’d like to help make the process less stressful. Here are a few things to ...

Best Time of Year to Buy a House in the Gold Country

The demand for homes in Gold Country is high year-round. Many people are leaving metropolitan areas in favor of a slower, more peaceful life in the beautiful Sierra Foothills. There are more prospective buyers looking for a home here in Gold Country than there are homes available for sale, but our team at Shelby French is here to help you find your dream home and determine when the best time is f...