Gorgeous clouds over lovely homes for sale in Placer and Sacramento county via Kaye Swain REALTORLazy Saturday in Placer and Sacramento County

Happy Saturday! How’s your weekend going? Did you enjoy a lazy Saturday? I did…for about an hour while enjoying the gorgeous clouds in the sky and visiting with a dear friend and her sweet dog. Then the day became busy, busy busy… I worked on prepping a rental home for a new tenant.

Open House Team Work in Orangevale CA

Then I headed over to lovely Orangevale with its intriguing medley of rural horse homes intermixed with big and beautiful houses – many of which are new or newer. I was helping another member of our Roseville Keller Williams team with an open house and what an open house it was!

A lovely and custom 2,200 square foot house with 3-4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a formal living room and dining room, and oh my…the most beautiful bathtub I’ve ever seen!

I love this bathtub in one of the homes for sale in Sacramento Count in Orangevale CA via Kaye Swain REALTOR

The home’s 2200 square feet felt even larger thanks to its gorgeous vaulted ceilings.

It was a true delight to see and share this home. I was only there for part of the open house but there were plenty of people coming and going the whole time. I suspect the slightly cooler temperatures encouraged more people to enjoy tootling around town looking at open houses – good news for both buyers and sellers!

Great Tool to Search For Homes for Sale

I enjoyed showing the various visitors my free mobile real estate app.

Kaye Swain Roseville CA REALTOR and social media blogger loves to share this free real estate mobile app with you

They loved that it opens to whatever the closest house for sale is to them AND that it shows any open houses in the area. Very cool!

Five Guys and Tasty Fries

Once I finished with the open house, I popped over to Hazel and headed to help out at church, after a brief and tasty stop at Five Guys in East Roseville for a small burger and small fries. WOW! With the generous size of both of those, their larges must be ginormous!

Saturday So Long

Here’s hoping YOUR Saturday was also GREAT! And if you need any help with your real estate, or know of anyone buying or selling a home, I’d be honored if you’d give me a call at 916-768-0127 or email me at Kaye@KayeSwain.com

P.S. Here are all the Orangevale CA homes for sale in the Sacramento area:

 

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Home Delights In and Around West Roseville CA

by Kaye Swain on August 23, 2015

1845 Terracina Circle Roseville CA 95747 MLS 15048506 via Kaye Swain REALTOR second floor 1200When we first moved to Roseville CA, we house hunted all over the city. We discovered that the 95661 area (East Roseville) was a delightful mature area that was a bit higher than our budget. We loved the mature landscaping in the 95678 (Central Roseville) area, but at the time, there weren’t any houses available that were big enough for our family of teens. We eventually ended up in West Roseville, 95747, and loved it.

I am a huge fan of the whole city, but because I’ve spent the majority of my years here on the West side, I think I probably know it the best. I love that the older homes (usually only 20 – 30 years old, while many are much newer) are, overall, staying quite nice. I appreciate all the brand new homes being built. It’s definitely fun to buy a brand new house and decide where to put everything – from flooring and wall color to landscaping the back yard.  Then again, all those decisions tend to start raising the price. Or you end up delaying things you really wanted, like a back yard for the kids and dogs or a more colorful home decor.

Fortunately, in West Roseville, you can have the best of both worlds fairly easily. There are so many delightful homes that are only 5-20 years old. In house terms, that’s a spring chicken! The vast majority of those homes have the yards already in, the painting is all done and gorgeous, and as nice as it is to pick those items, sometimes it’s even nicer to just say, “I’ll take it” and move right on in a few weeks later when escrow closes.

A nice California drought weather landscape at 1845 Terracina Circle Roseville CA 95747 MLS 15048506 via Kaye Swain REALTOR front of house 1200

Take this home on Terracina Circle, for example. It’s a great size – 2657 square feet! Plenty of room for a big family but still fairly easy to keep clean. It’s just a short drive from Sun City Roseville and The Club at Westpark by Del Webb – great for those family members overseeing and/or taking care of elderly parents who are still independent in one of those terrific golf and swim retirement communities. Located in Crocker Ranch North, you just head up Blue Oaks (from Foothills or Washington or the 65) and take a right on Crocker Ranch Road. Another mile or so later, you are there!

You’re greeted by a beautiful home with delightful curb appeal that includes low maintenance small gardens for the front beds (great for California drought weather), and a beautiful red door. Inside, you’ll be delighted to see laminated wood flooring that should be easy to keep clean, even if you have some sweet dogs or cats. Upstairs, there is a lush-looking and lovely carpeting.

Kitchen and great room are lovely with this laminated flooring 1845 Terracina Circle Roseville CA 95747 MLS 15048506 via Kaye Swain REALTOR beautiful kitchen 1200

The kitchen combined with a great room is one of my favorite styles. It has always allowed me to make meals while enjoying chatting with my family and friends – yet not making any of us feel too crowded.

1845 Terracina Circle Roseville CA 95747 MLS 15048506 via Kaye Swain REALTOR great room kitchen 1200

Down the hall is a full bathroom and a den with French doors that could easily be used as a bedroom for visitors, or for an elderly relative. Or for that matter a wonderful room for a home office. With so many of us working at home, that’s vital. Yet it’s often hard to come by. Once upon a time, we turned our tiny formal dining room into an office for the two of us. Can you say TEENSY! In another house, my sweet husband built really nice wall to wall dual desks in our family room that were grand. We put chairs in front of the desks and we really did spend most of our time there – all five of us. It was great, but still a bit crowded. With this home’s layout, you’d have plenty of room for your office and MORE! Depending on the size of your family, you could even have the bedroom use downstairs and a den upstairs. Very nice indeed. I do love options, don’t you?

My grand dogs and grandkids could have fun in this back yard 1845 Terracina Circle Roseville CA 95747 MLS 15048506 via Pet Friendly Kaye Swain REALTOR

The back yard has grass and a concrete patio – very pleasant for sitting outside to enjoy a BBQ or just chit chat while watching friends and family have fun. My grand-dog would love to run around with my grandkids there, I am sure. And I love the back wall that is concrete bricks. Much sturdier than wood fences. That will save on upkeep for years to come.

This sweet home is surrounded by lovely parks starting with being right around the corner from two cute little parks, the 9 acre Mel Hamel Park off Crocker Ranch Road and Opal Drive at 10080 Crocker Ranch Road, Roseville 95747 and the 2 acre Harrigan Greens Park off of Fiddyment Road and Parkland Way at 4051 Parkland Way, Roseville 95747. In the general vicinity, you can also easily get to Veteran’s Memorial Park; Veteran’s Memorial Park North; the Williams “Bill” Hughes 31 acre park that includes lighted tennis and basketball courts and soccer field, walking trails, and a fenced off-leash dog park; the Leonard “Duke” Davis 4 acre park, Blue Oaks Park with 2 acres that are developed and 41 acres undeveloped land, and the proposed regional park off Blue Oaks Blvd. near Fiddyment.  Some of the schools in the area include Diamond Creek Elementary School, Blue Oaks Elementary School, Fiddyment Farm Elementary School, and Cooley Middle School. All of these schools and others are part of the Roseville City School District and you would call them to discuss which school your child(ren) would go to, depending on classroom and school size and other needs. Their contact info is 1050 Main Street, Roseville, CA 95678, Phone: (916) 771-1600.

Nearby you can also find stores, gas stations, and eating places. Another advantage to a seasoned home is that you don’t have to drive as far to get to these handy stops:

As you can see, this is a lovely suburban area with enough amenities to put a smile on my face and yours and enough rural wildlife to enable many of us to get to enjoy seeing wild turkeys, cute lizards, and more. I definitely love all of Roseville CA, but I have to admit, I am especially fond of West Roseville for all these sweet things and so much more.

Some of the fun parks near this sweet home on Terracina in Crocker Ranch North West Roseville CA via Kaye Swain pet friendly real estate agent

P.S. If you enjoyed this virtual tour and you would like to look in person for homes available for sale in West Roseville or get even more info about the area, click here, give me a buzz at 916-768-0127 or email me at Kaye@KayeSwain.com Or for that matter, enjoy taking my free mobile app for a spin. And…

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Got the “Just Moved Into A New House” Thermostat Woes?

Thermostats. We love them but often we also hate them. Every thermostat is different! And it seems like each has their own tricks and treats for us, don’t they? I had one thermostat that I was never able to make any changes to the original owner’s programming. So every day, twice a day, I had […]

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