Spotlight On TV: Want A Yard Crashers Back Yard Without Being on the Yard Crashers Show?

Home Depot on Fairway in Roseville CA 95678 visited by REALTOR Kaye Swain near my Keller WilliamsTwo of my favorite clients owned a home with a Yard Crashers backyard. They were out shopping at one of the many great home supply warehouse stores we have in Placer and Sacramento County. While looking at lawn mowers to help them tackle the back yard that was full of clay mud and weeds, and that’s about all, they were approached by several people including one carrying a BIG video camera.

It turned out the people were part of the Yard Crashers TV show and they wanted to totally revamp my clients’ home. My clients said “YES!” The show was made. And they were thrilled. A few years later, their family had outgrown their home and it was time to move to a bigger house allowing another sweet family to move into the lovely home with the delightful back yard. Now new family memories are being created in two homes. Sweet joys!

Unique and lovely entertainment backdrop for the patio at 328 C Street Roseville CA 95678 via Kaye Swain REALTOR copy

BUT I am still getting phone calls from other people interested in owning a home with a Yard Crashers back yard. One of the interesting things I discovered while marketing this particular home was that it was NOT an uncommon thing to find homes in this area with a Yard Crashers back yard. Apparently, the Yard Crashers TV crew (along with a myriad of other TV and movie makers) likes our great area of Placer and Sacramento County. Who can blame them, of course. We have great weather year round, terrific people, and a wide variety of lovely homes of all shapes, sizes, ages, etc.

The weather in Roseville CA for the end of March 2015 when many cities across the US are getting SNOW

Out of curiosity, I went to our Sacramento Metrolist MLS search site and looked for other properties that had been featured on the Yard Crashers show in Placer or Sacramento County. JUST in the last 6 months, I found 13 properties. Most have been sold, one is currently available, and another is pending but they are accepting backups. Not only that, but I found two other homes (both sold) that were featured on another show, Bath Crashers. WOW! Isn’t that a fun and interesting collection of info. :)

So if you’ve ever wanted a Yard Crashers back yard but haven’t been picked to be on the show – or just never wanted to be on the show, you can still have one of those gorgeous back yards. Just CALL KAYE 657-229-KAYE and I’ll be glad to set you up with a specific search for any Yard Crashers houses for sale that are listed in the MLS (dependent on the seller putting the info in the MLS, of course). As good as it is, I can’t offer that specific of a search at my MLS search website but

Search for homes for sale in Roseville Sacramento and Placer County CA via Kaye Swain Christian REALTOR

I CAN do it for you myself directly through the MLS and set it up to send you regular updates. And, of course, I can do the same for Bath Crashers or any other Crashers shows out there. For that matter, if there is any other TV show you want to check on, including Turf Wars (yup – spotted some of those) along with some HGTV shows, just let me know and I’ll set it up for you.  Fun times, indeed, while house hunting in Placer and Sacramento Counties.  :)

Real Estate fun in Sacramento and Placer County with Kaye Swain REALTOR searching for Yard Crashers and more


P.S. If you live outside the Roseville / Sacramento CA area, you can check with your REALTOR to see if they also offer keyword search in their MLS (or give me a call and I’ll do the checking for you :) ). 657-229-KAYE

Kaye Swain Christian REALTOR in Roseville CA loves red roses






May is Blooming Beautifully in Roseville CA !

Kaye Swain Christian REALTOR in Roseville CA loves rosesIt’s MAY and the flowers are blooming everywhere! -

I am delighting in all the lovely blooms and blossoms as I enjoy healthy walks around West Roseville, often sharing useful and educational information with you! :) It’s definitely a sweet delight!May is Blooming Beautifully in Roseville CA !

TUESDAY NIGHT MARKET & Other Fun Roseville Activities

There is plenty going on in Roseville, that’s for sure. Tuesday Night Markets are back along with Food Truck Mania on Thursdays and a fun new activity for our young kids and grandkids – Squirmin on the Square – each Thursday in May from 5:30-6:30 pm. It’s a new series to delight all tots with musicians, magicians, scientists and other special guests. You can find more info by going to (note – Squirmin has no g) Of course, when there are special activities downtown, there will be some changes made to the traffic patterns, including temporary road closures. I have a list posted at my Facebook page to keep you up-to-date on what to expect. (Easy link- )


Since April 1, 2015, there have been a total of 539 homes for sale, pending, or sold in the zip code area of 95747. Of that number, 179 were the total homes sold. 145 of those have 3 or more bathrooms, 2 or more bedrooms, and ranged in price from $300,000 up.

I did a map search of just Foothills to Baseline to Fiddyment to Pleasant Grove and found there were 86 homes sold in that smaller area of the 95747 zip code since April 1! WOW! Here are SOME of those homes listed. If you’d like a full list, just email me at and I’ll be glad to send it to you.

Homes Sold in West Roseville CA since 4-1-15 via Kaye Swain REALTOR


One of the reasons I love working with Keller Williams Realty in Roseville is all the great resources they offer my clients and myself. Like this great real estate market summary:

May 2015 Real Estate Market Summary for Roseville CA 95747 via Kaye Swain REALTOR


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My latest updates at my multigenerational and aging in place blog w/ ideas of what to look for when you need more space for extended family members. (Easy links – & )

2. - You’ll find an article on some of the many ways Roseville, CA is growing grand! And have you ever heard of WoodBridge Ranch? I’ve lived in Roseville for the past 20 years and I had NOT. It’s a gorgeous master planned community. Best of all (or so my grandkids would say), there are many homes that are zoned for a horse!(Easy links – & )


Daily items of interest about Roseville, along with great resources for our homes, yards, and neighborhoods including:

  • Miss Placer 2015 Pageantry at the Placer County Fairgrounds and how to enter
  • The latest scam alert circulating, including here in Roseville CA
  • Downtown Roseville Parking options for Tuesday Night Markets and other fun activities

4. One of my latest Roseville CA area Pinterest Boards – :

55+ Joys in Roseville CA (Easy link – )

Well, that’s it for now. See you around the neighborhood AND around the blog-o-sphere. Have a great week!

P.S. One of the many things I love about Roseville CA is the Neighborhood Associations. You can find YOURS at under “Our Neighborhoods” or email me at and I’ll be glad to help you.


Kaye Swain REALTOR – 657-229-KAYE


Kaye Swain Presents: California Association of REALTORS Market Snapshot Through March 2015

The latest Market Snapshot for the state of Real Estate in California from CAR – The California Association of REALTORS.

California Association of REALTORS Market Snapshot March 2015 via Roseville CA REALTOR Kaye Swain

The part that makes me happy is that, although we are low on houses for sale, our sales and our prices in Roseville CA are UP. Great news, indeed. If you are thinking of selling OR buying a new home, do give me a call at 657-229-KAYE, text, or email – Or even easier, download my free real estate mobile app –  :)




Happy April 2015 in Roseville CA !

Kaye Swain Christian REALTOR in Roseville CA loves rosesCan you believe it’s April already – and part way through it even! As I walk around various Roseville CA neighborhoods – either for exercise or to share neighborhood information – I am in total spring flower bliss. We have such lovely spring flowers popping out everywhere including my all-time favorite, ROSES!


There are also some delightful examples of drought-wise, low-water and low-maintenance yard designs that are especially practical in the midst of the current drought situation. Did you know that the City of Roseville periodically offers rebates to help you if you decide to remove an area of grass and replace it with these types of yard designs? It’s currently on hold but will re-open in July and they ARE accepting applications for the wait list NOW. Full rules, details and applications are at


The real estate market is definitely sizzling away! Here are just thirteen of the homes sold in West Roseville since April 1, 2015! :

SOME of the Homes sold in West Roseville CA since April 1 2015 a

As you may notice, only one is from our immediate Woodcreek Oaks area! In large part, that is due to so few homes being available to buy in this area. There are only THREE currently listed for sale within the (approximate) boundaries of the Woodcreek Oaks Neighborhood of Country Club, Whitstable, Baseline, and Pleasant Grove! In fact, lack of homes for sale is one of the biggest issues we are dealing with right now all over Roseville CA. Which means many homes are seeing multiple offers and sometimes prices are going higher than asked! Very encouraging news for sellers, don’t you think?   :)


As you may know, I love to use blogging and social media to share a wealth of information with you. Some of my latest updates include: – Spotlight On TV: Want A Yard Crashers Back Yard Without Being on the Yard Crashers Show? Did you know that many of the Yard Crashers shows have been filmed in the Placer and Sacramento Counties… – Where Can I Dispose of Big Items in Roseville? What do you do if you have a bed and want to get rid of it? I researched several different options for us… – Daily items of interest about Roseville, etc. along with great resources for our homes, yards, and neighborhoods:

  • Walking/Hiking/Activities Map from Roseville CA
  • Farmers Markets updates
  • As well as plenty of other links and resources for various fun activities going on in our area which this week included the Just Between Friends Consignment sale of kids clothes/toys/etc., the fire department’s video of a special training they went through, the carnival at the mall, and plenty more. – Here are my latest Roseville area Pinterest Boards:

  • Recreation In and Around Roseville
  • Gardens & Lawns Including Drought-friendly & Water-wise
  • Artificial Grass – Have you been thinking of this as you listen to the news about the drought? So have some of my real estate clients. So I made a board all about it.
  • Garages are Great – Info and resources for garages whether you are looking to buy a home with extra space or organize the space you have or just want some intriguing garage eye-candy :)

Plus you’ll find more great resources in the right side column of each of my blog where my twitter resources and other links show up. My goal is to keep us smiling, educated, and enjoying the many fun options in and around Roseville, CA

P.S. Have you signed up for the City of Roseville alerts yet? This is an excellent resource in case of a wide variety of emergencies – from weather to a police chase in your area to terrorism. I highly recommend it!

P.P.S. If you, or someone you know, is thinking of buying, selling, or investing in real estate in Roseville or the surrounding area, I’d love to help. Just email me at, call me at 916-768-0127, or check out my MLS search site –  :)

P.P.P.S. As a very tech-savvy real estate agent, I can provide you with a free mobile app and it is REALLY cool. Just go to

Have a great week!