Rural Real Estate

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

Rural Life With a mouse Always Keeps it Interesting

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

A Wilton Wedding Rural Ranch Style

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

Is Team Roping a Hobby?

Multiple Counter Offers and Rural Property

Multiple Counter Offers and  Rural Property

Multiple counter offers and rural property often go hand-in-hand. Of course, that depends on the price point. We listed a property just under two acres with nearby freeway access in a lovely area with RD2 zoning. It has gas, electric, and a water meter to the property. We have 5 offers and more expected.

RD2 zoning is a big plus as it stands for 2 homes per property and an accessory dwelling unit. There is a paved frontage road and fenced green pastures. There are old structures that are tear-downs, just perfect for building your custom home. Our phones have not stopped ringing. If you want to own your piece of the Wild Wild West, drive-by Verner Ave in Sacramento. read more

Multiple Counter Offers and Rural Property

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

Should Buyers Inspect Septic Tanks?

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