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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.
The scuttlebutt for months in this small town in Placer County has been about an upcoming new listing in Penryn, California. It’s a hot real estate market in Penryn right now, with mostly lower days on market than Sacramento for the desirable homes for sale. If you don’t know where Penryn is located, it’s in Placer County, about 5 miles from Rocklin. Or, as I look at it, 2 exits from Rocklin off Interstate 80. After Rocklin is Loomis and after Loomis is Penryn.
Penryn began life in 1864 as a granite quarry, owned by a Welch immigrant. Today there are 831 residents, according to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau. The elevation is 679 feet, so it gets around 3 inches of snow in the winter. Many of the homes in Penryn are located on large plots of tree-canopied land in the rolling foothills.
This new listing in Penryn features a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on 2.3 acres of outrock, with a koi pond and many trees. The road to the property leads out the other side to another road for easy access. It seems like the previous owners always had a Plan B in their back pocket for this home. For example, the property has two wells. There is central heat and air, but also back-up propane. The water heater runs off solar power, which is owned. Sellers installed a new septic system in 2010. There is also one inch of irrigation water supplied by Placer.
If you don’t know what one inch of irrigation water is all about, come over and sit down next to me. As the fellow with the Nevada Irrigation District video explains, it is called a miner’s inch, which is a historic measurement dating back to the days of the Gold Rush. He says if it ain’t broke, why fix it? They still distribute water the same way today. It’s a one-inch hole in an opaque blocking device like a board. This hole lets water flow from its source straight to your yard. A miner’s inch delivers 11.22 gallons of water per minute.
You’ll find other great features in this new listing in Penryn. For example, the kitchen has been updated, with granite counters, newer stainless appliance and a pretty ceramic floor. The formal living room is vaulted with a free-standing fireplace on brick and a skylight. There are dual pane windows and skylights / solar tubes throughout. Also, a separate family room with built-in bookcases. The master suite offers outside access to an enclosed patio with wiring and water for a spa. The guest bath features an extra-deep jetted tub to relieve those tired muscles after those long days of chopping wood.
Why don’t you come see this home for yourself? It’s certainly affordable and close to Sacramento. From my home in Land Park to Penryn, it is 30 minutes, and I live the other side of downtown. Haven’t you always wanted a bit of acreage and to live in the foothills? 6350 Butler Road, Penryn, CA 95663, is offered exclusively by Elizabeth Weintraub and Lyon Real Estate at $650K. Open Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. See the virtual tour here. For more information, please call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759.