Rural Real Estate
Country life On 300 acres in rural Sloughhouse, Ca. What a joy it is to walk this land. It is the constant discovery of a new tree or wildflower. The smell of the different grasses brings back so many childhood memories for me. I used to hike out into the open pastures where my horse was grazing. The wonderful smells of those days many decades ago come back like yesterday. Numerous birds are in the trees, busy calling out and welcoming the beginning and end of each day. Nature is miraculous.
This new listing is priced at $1.1 million with a 3 bedroom 2 bath home. Yes, it is country life On 300 acres in rural Sloughhouse, Ca. The location is private but close to Ione Rd, off the Jackson Highway. EZ access to Sutter Creek and Jackson. Also, the world-class equestrian center at Rancho Murieta is close by. Did you think you could find such a nice size farm for this affordable price? This won’t last.
Rural real estate agent is living the dream in south Sacramento County. Weekends are often crazy busy both showing rural property and living the rural life 7 days a week. A prime example of this was last weekend. My schedule started with a 10:00 AM showing our beautiful 10-acre Italian villa listing on Indio in Sloughhouse. The showing was set for 1 hour but went for 2 hours. The buyers loved the property and had many questions. This put my schedule 1 hour behind; that’s the life of a rural real estate agent living the dream.
Surprises selling Sacramento acreage in south county is a learning experience for many. Sometimes escrows open and close and no surprises, not because there aren’t any, but because sometimes people may not look deep enough. In real estate looking almost always turns up something. The thing is there is almost always more to learn about a property to help the clients to not have unpleasant news later. Uncover all issues before you close escrow, not after.
When you go to the Sacramento county website and look at a land parcel there is a classification called unapproved parcel. When this shows up with a blue dot, call a surveyor. Then order a chain of title guarantee from a title company pulling all the deeds back to 1965. This will inform all if the original lot split was completed correctly.
Spectacular Elk Grove ranchette on 2 Acres 5 Bedrooms plus casita is on the market in Sacramento County. This property has it all featuring many upgrades. 11840 Gidaro in Elk Grove California is a rambling Mediterranean-style, with views from the entertainment areas and master suite. The outdoor living is incredibly spectacular for those barbecue get-togethers, birthday parties and so much more. The oversized kitchen offers an abundance of space and a walk-in pantry. You can actually see fabulous mountain views from the kitchen. This is one of those wide-open spaces where the dinner party can fit in your kitchen.
Is lot size correct on your home? This is an interesting question. Recently on a listing, the county tax agency reported on their public site, a lot size of well over an acre. As Realtors, we are not supposed to do investigation on a property at the county. An investigation is the responsibility of the buyer or seller, depending on circumstances.
Agents help facilitate inspectors but we have no qualifications to be an expert at interpreting county records. Another risk an agent takes is you deal with one person at the counter who says one thing; but, if you report this information to your client and later they find out it was incorrect, it could be an issue. The legal departments at our brokerage cringe over stuff like this.