Archives: December 2011

View Our Lake Nacimiento Webcams & Lake Levels Report!

You’ve heard many great things about life on Lake Nacimiento from friends, family or searching online for vacation spots in Central California, but you haven’t had a chance to visit. Now you can without ever leaving your home! Our Lake Nacimiento web cam allows you to take in views of this beautiful lake and get a glimpse of what make this area such a great place to vacation or even settle in long term!

If you already are a resident of Lake Nacimiento, this is a great tool for you as well. You can determine whether the lake is calm, if there are a lot of people out enjoying boating and skiing, and if you want to venture out for a day on Lake Nacimiento!

Our webcams refresh the image every three seconds; so you’ll always have an up to date view of Lake Nacimiento!

              

Interested in the Lake Nacimiento water levels? We’ve teamed up with the Monterey County water resources to provide you with access to the lake levels report! View the Lake Nacimiento lake levels report.

As a Lake Nacimineto Real Estate agent, my goal is to provide you with as much information about life in the gatedOak Shores or Heritage Ranch communities on Lake Nacimiento. If you have questions regarding Lake Nacimiento, or are interested in buying a home in Oak Shores or Heritage Ranch; please let me know!

I would be happy to take you on a tour around the lake and show you the homes that are currently available on Lake Nacimiento. With a wide variety of styles, lake views and price ranges; you’re sure to find a home to fit your needs and lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for a permanent residence or just want to spend your vacations relaxing onLake Nacimiento; you’ll be glad you chose the Oak Shores or Heritage Ranch community! I look forward to hearing from you!

Grace Borzini
Your Local Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Expert
Oak Shores Realty

Oak Shores Real Estate
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Oak Shores Realty specializes in Oak Shores at Lake Nacimiento properties. Please contact us today to get more information on Lake Nacimiento lake homes. Oak Shores Realty can also provide you an insiders “Lake Nacimiento Buying Guide” with great information including maps and market information.

Please let us know how we can help!

Enjoy New Year’s Eve in the Lake Nacimiento Area!

Looking for something to do on New Year’s Eve?  One of the great things about owning a home in Oak Shores or Heritage Ranch is that you can get away from it all, without being too far away from fine dining, shopping, and entertainment!  Paso Robles is only 35 minutes away from Oak Shores, and 20 minutes away from Heritage Ranch.

In fact, living on Lake Nacimiento puts you near the spectacular wine country of Paso Robles, with over 200 wineries producing fine varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Syrah, Chardonnay, and more.

Tours and wine tastings are available year-around. Most are open daytime hours during New Year’s Eve.  You can plan the day and still have plenty of time for evening festivities!

Looking for something new in night life on New Year’s Eve?  Mondo Cellars is hosting a ball with a James Bond theme for $65 a person. Your ticket includes beer, wine, appetizers, music and champagne at midnight.  Doors open at 8:00 p.m.  Advance reservations recommended.

Famous for elegance, the Robert Hall Winery offers a New Year’s Eve masquerade ball.  The Imperial ticket begins the fun at 7:00 p.m., including a cocktail hour, gourmet dinner, wine, music and dancing. Imperial ticket prices are $150 per person.  The Majestic ticket is $50 per person, which skips the cocktail hour and dinner, but gives you everything else. Advance reservations recommended.

Close to home we have our own community event, the New Year’s Eve Party & Casino Night! At only $20 per person, you’ll enjoy music, dessert bar and chocolate fountain, casino games, and a cash bar at reasonable prices. Enjoy a night out while you mix and mingle with fellow residents! Reservations suggested by Dec 29, but not required.  Call Janice at 472-9404, or Shari at 472-2855.

As your Lake Nacimiento Real Estate agent, I enjoy talking about living on Lake Nacimiento and sharing the lifestyle that we enjoy in this area. If you’re not already a part of it, why not consider buying a Lake Nacimiento home during 2012? My experience in the Lake Nacimiento Real Estate market means that I do more than help you find the perfect home; I’ll guide you through the home buying processContact me with your Lake Nacimiento real estate questions and I’ll be happy to help!

Wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year,

Grace Borzini
Your Local Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Expert
Oak Shores Realty

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Oak Shores Realty specializes in Oak Shores at Lake Nacimiento properties. Please contact us today to get more information on Lake Nacimiento lake homes. Oak Shores Realty can also provide you an insiders “Lake Nacimiento Buying Guide” with great information including maps and market information.

Please let us know how we can help!

Lovely Four Bedroom Home in Soledad!

856 Portola Street, Soledad

Approx. 1,911 Sq. Ft.
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms
List Price: $209,900
MLS#: 182455
REIL MLS#: 81150898

 

Welcome to this Miravale two-story, bank owned home. Upon entry, you will notice this home has been freshly painted.  The living room features wood flooring, vaulted ceilings and plenty of windows which allow for the room to be flooded with natural sunlight. Prepare your meals in the eat-in kitchen which includes wood flooring, a wine fridge and plenty of cabinetry. For easy transition from cooking to relaxation you are sure to enjoy the open design of the kitchen and family room. Entertain your guests in the family room which is highlighted by wood flooring and a fireplace to cozy up to on those chilly evenings.
 
Retreat to the master bedroom suite which comes complete with wood flooring, a walk-in closet and a second closet. A bathroom is attached to the master bedroom and boasts wood flooring and a separate tub and shower. Three additional, spacious bedrooms offer plenty of light and room for sleep, storage or play.  An extra bathroom provides for convenience for guests and residents alike. In the rear, you will find plenty space for entertaining on your cement patio and there is even a covered area, what more could you ask for!
 
 
 

 

Grace Borzini
Your Local Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Expert
Oak Shores Realty

Oak Shores Real Estate
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Oak Shores Realty specializes in Oak Shores at Lake Nacimiento properties. Please contact us today to get more information on Lake Nacimiento lake homes. Oak Shores Realty can also provide you an insiders “Lake Nacimiento Buying Guide” with great information including maps and market information.

Please let us know how we can help!

Easy Ways to Refresh Your Lake Nacimiento Home!

With the New Year just around the corner, you might be thinking about ways to improve your Lake Nacimiento home in the upcoming months. Knowing what to prioritize can help you plan a budget and get the most value for your time and money.

Given the current Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Market, you’ll want to avoid expensive renovations, especially if you plan on selling your home in the near future. The presence of distressed properties on the market will suppress the return on investment.

Instead, make sensible changes that will update your home without breaking the bank. Here’s a few suggestions based upon what I’m seeing around Lake Nacimiento:

Remove clutter from your home, garage, and yard. The New Year is a great time to say “out with the old” and get your home organized!

Now that things are cleaned up, make easy, affordable improvements.  For the outside, paint the exterior door. Replace any torn window screens.  Give your landscaping a thrifty spruce up; trim back shrubs and trees, fix bare patches in the lawn. You can add some colorful plants in the spring. 

For the inside, paint any rooms that need it. Add touches like new area rugs. Try a new decorative throw blanket over the couch, or colorful throw pillows. Little changes add up – pretend you just moved in and the ideas will come.

In all cases, you should keep up with needed maintenance as your first priority.  It can be tempting to let things go, but you could end up paying more money down the road.

A well-kept home that looks like it’s loved has charm and character. And when you’re ready to sell, it will have a buyer!  As your Lake Nacimiento Real Estate agent, I’m in tune with the buying and selling trends in the Lake Nacimiento area. If you have questions about real estate, or need information about the Oak Shores and Heritage Ranch communities, give me call. I will be happy to help!

Wishing you all the best this holiday season,

Grace Borzini
Your Local Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Expert
Oak Shores Realty

Oak Shores Real Estate
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Oak Shores Realty specializes in Oak Shores at Lake Nacimiento properties. Please contact us today to get more information on Lake Nacimiento lake homes. Oak Shores Realty can also provide you an insiders “Lake Nacimiento Buying Guide” with great information including maps and market information.

Please let us know how we can help!

What Will 2012 Bring for Lake Nacimiento Real Estate?

What will 2012 bring to Lake Nacimiento real estate? That’s a deep question! While there’s no crystal ball available, here’s a few considerations for the upcoming year. 

Nationally, home prices are expected to come up an average of 2%. Sales activity is expected to pick up by an average of 4%. It’s generally agreed that tight lending standards have kept some qualified buyers out of the market today. If lending standards returned to a reasonable middle ground, we could expect stronger sales activity. 

During 2012, California will continue to have distressed properties going through the market. A key indicator to watch are the loans receiving a Notice of Default for the first time. These spiked in August of 2011 and have gradually declined. It is hoped by economists that improvements in employment figures, along with a stabilizing economy, will help prevent new defaults in the future.

Meanwhile, loans that have already been mired in the foreclosure process are heading into Trustee Sale status in increasing numbers.  This foreclosure activity could affect home prices in the upcoming months.  

With so many factors affecting market value, price trends will vary by county, city and neighborhood. For example, Monterey County home prices have come up a bit in recent months, while San Luis Obispo prices have eased back. This is based on average sale prices for November and December.

The bottom line is, trying to time the market doesn’t work. If you’re interested in living on Lake Nacimiento, the right time to buy depends on your personal situation. If you’re waiting for good prices, they’re already here! The Lake Nacimiento Real Estate market has beautiful homes for sale right now. The communities of Oak Shores and Heritage Ranch home offer you the best of the Lake Nacimiento lifestyle!

As your Lake Nacimiento Real Estate agent, I’m here to help you with any questions you have about buying a Lake Nacimiento home. Contact me today for the best in Lake Nacimiento real estate services!

Grace Borzini
Your Local Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Expert
Oak Shores Realty

Oak Shores Real Estate
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Oak Shores Realty specializes in Oak Shores at Lake Nacimiento properties. Please contact us today to get more information on Lake Nacimiento lake homes. Oak Shores Realty can also provide you an insiders “Lake Nacimiento Buying Guide” with great information including maps and market information.

Please let us know how we can help!

Oak Leaves News – December 2011

Check out the latest addition of the Oak Leaves, Oak Shores at Lake Nacimiento, Newsletter and stay up-to-date on all news and events for the Oak Shores community including important announcements and festive activities!

Read the December issue of Oak Leaves.

View the archived issues of Oak Leaves!

Grace Borzini
Your Local Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Expert
Oak Shores Realty

Oak Shores Real Estate
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Oak Shores Realty specializes in Oak Shores at Lake Nacimiento properties. Please contact us today to get more information on Lake Nacimiento lake homes. Oak Shores Realty can also provide you an insiders “Lake Nacimiento Buying Guide” with great information including maps and market information.

Please let us know how we can help!

Cozy Four Bedroom Home in Chualar!

25610 Jefferson Street, Chualar

Approx. 1,169 Sq. Ft.
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
List Price: $165,200
MLS#: 182257


Welcome to this charming home in Chualar featuring four bedrooms and two full bathrooms with cozy feel the entire home. A bright and open eat in kitchen boasts a breakfast bar and lots of cabinetry. Enjoy the functional floor plan with roomy bedrooms or relax in the cozy backyard with a great covered patio area. The front yard is very spacious, as well. Do not miss this one!
 
For an audio tour, call 800-479-6350 x256101. For a tour in Spanish, call 800-479-6350 x256102.
 
 

 

Grace Borzini
Your Local Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Expert
Oak Shores Realty

Oak Shores Real Estate
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Oak Shores Realty specializes in Oak Shores at Lake Nacimiento properties. Please contact us today to get more information on Lake Nacimiento lake homes. Oak Shores Realty can also provide you an insiders “Lake Nacimiento Buying Guide” with great information including maps and market information.

Please let us know how we can help!

Foreclosure Update – December 2011

Foreclosures tend to slow for the holidays; however, Notice of Trustee Sale filings rose 34.7 percent from October to November in California. The increase came primarily from filings by Bank of America, up 52 percent, and Wells Fargo, up 23 percent. It is not unusual to see an increase in foreclosure sales each January, and these filings would be necessary in preparation for that. Sales to 3rd parties, typically investors, have increased significantly year-over-year, and California is no exception, with an increase of 29.4 percent.

Source: ForeclosureRadar.com

 

Grace Borzini
Your Local Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Expert
Oak Shores Realty

Oak Shores Real Estate
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Oak Shores Realty specializes in Oak Shores at Lake Nacimiento properties. Please contact us today to get more information on Lake Nacimiento lake homes. Oak Shores Realty can also provide you an insiders “Lake Nacimiento Buying Guide” with great information including maps and market information.

Please let us know how we can help!

 

View Our Lake Nacimiento Webcams & Lake Levels Report

You’ve heard many great things about life on Lake Nacimiento from friends, family or searching online for vacation spots in Central California, but you haven’t had a chance to visit. Now you can without ever leaving your home! Our Lake Nacimiento web cam allows you to take in views of this beautiful lake and get a glimpse of what make this area such a great place to vacation or even settle in long term!

If you already are a resident of Lake Nacimiento, this is a great tool for you as well. You can determine whether the lake is calm, if there are a lot of people out enjoying boating and skiing, and if you want to venture out for a day on Lake Nacimiento!

Our webcams refresh the image every three seconds; so you’ll always have an up to date view of Lake Nacimiento!

                             

Interested in the Lake Nacimiento water levels? We’ve teamed up with the Monterey County water resources to provide you with access to the lake levels report! View the Lake Nacimiento lake levels report.

As a Lake Nacimineto Real Estate agent, my goal is to provide you with as much information about life in the gatedOak Shores or Heritage Ranch communities on Lake Nacimiento. If you have questions regarding Lake Nacimiento, or are interested in buying a home in Oak Shores or Heritage Ranch; please let me know!

I would be happy to take you on a tour around the lake and show you the homes that are currently available on Lake Nacimiento. With a wide variety of styles, lake views and price ranges; you’re sure to find a home to fit your needs and lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for a permanent residence or just want to spend your vacations relaxing onLake Nacimiento; you’ll be glad you chose the Oak Shores or Heritage Ranch community! I look forward to hearing from you!

Grace Borzini
Your Local Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Expert
Oak Shores Realty

Oak Shores Real Estate
View Oak Shores Listings
Visit My Website
Email Me

Oak Shores Realty specializes in Oak Shores at Lake Nacimiento properties. Please contact us today to get more information on Lake Nacimiento lake homes. Oak Shores Realty can also provide you an insiders “Lake Nacimiento Buying Guide” with great information including maps and market information.

Please let us know how we can help!