Ranch Property

Rural Life With a mouse Always Keeps it Interesting

Rural life with a mouse always keeps it interesting. Everyone has their mouse catching stories, from humor to sheer yuck! So my sister — unable to have an indoor cat to do mouse patrol because she’s extremely allergic — has tried various methods with extreme results. In her last home, someone in the neighborhood had used rodent poison and she ended up with one dead mouse decaying in a wall with a horrible smell. Not sure which wall, it became a hit and miss to locate and eradicate the corpse. Kind of like whack-a-mole. read more

A Wilton Wedding Rural Ranch Style

A Wilton Wedding Rural Ranch Style

A Wilton wedding rural ranch style was a beautiful day for a most deserving family. This ranch I sold to a dear friend. She started out a client and she became someone I truly feel blessed to know.

In respect for her privacy, I just want to say she is one of the most courageous people I have ever known. Look at the work this wedding took and this family has such a talented group. Each person brings a unique set of gifts to share.

This is a working horse ranch the arena photo above made a perfect reception area. The bride and groom were dancing in the arena at sunset against a beautiful lavender-pink skyline. Wilton is a part of northern California that still feels like the Wild Wild West in its simplistic natural beauty. read more

Is Team Roping a Hobby?

Team Roping a Hobby

Is team roping a hobby to some or is it a second career to others? This photo is a picture of my son, J.T. Bradley, roping the horns of the steer; he is called the header. The heeler lassos the two hind feet (hooves). This is a timed event. If the heeler only ropes one hoof, a 5-point penalty is issued. Now each rider has a score, based on skill level. The teams are put together by a combined score. You always are not roping with the same partner; this depends on if your attempt received a score. If the team fails no score for the attempt. read more

Should Buyers Inspect Septic Tanks?

Should Buyers Inspect Septic Tanks?

Should buyers inspect septic tanks? When making a home purchase, many rural areas do not have public sewer service. In these cases, a septic tank is used, and it is buried under the ground usually down a foot or two. These tanks are recommended to be pumped out 3-5 years, depending on with whom you speak. The more people, the more flushes, the more laundry, the more showers. If you start having a back up, call your septic service quick.

During a buyer’s inspection period, buyers are afforded an opportunity to inspect the septic system. There are many types of systems such as an engineered dosing systems, and most often in Sacramento County you will see leech lines running from the septic. read more

Ranches For Sale with Custom Gates, Higher Value?

Ranches For Sale

Ranches for sale with custom gates, higher value? Let’s have a discussion about this topic. We sell a lot of land and ranches as well as homes with small back yards and estate properties. All of these might have custom gated entries. Do first impressions matter with big price tags attached?

This topic had me looking through properties as we are getting ready to list a few country estates with custom gated entries. When you drive into a luxury estate property or a custom ranch the entry, of course, sets the stage. read more

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