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Nevada County Fair Competition Handbook Now Available

  Book includes all the information you need to enter exhibits in this year’s Fair   The Nevada County Fair’s Competition Handbook, which includes all the information you need to enter exhibits in this year’s Fair, is now available. If you can make it, bake it, grow it or show it, there is a category […]

Realty World, O’Dell Realty Group is Now John O’Dell Realty

  I’m pleased to announce that we are no longer a part of the Realty World, Northern California franchise.  No longer being part of the corporate world, we are back to being your home town real estate company, locally owned and operated. We are also using our original name, O’Dell Realty. Please go to our […]

Why You Should Buy a Home Instead of Renting

I never did like to rent a home, it seems like I was just throwing money out the door every month and paying off the landlords mortgage, plus putting some money in his pocket. I realize that we had a run up in home prices that put almost everyone out of the market or they […]

Residential Sales in Nevada County by Area

The Nevada County Multiple Listing Service (MLS) breaks Western Nevada County into various areas. As a result, I can give you sales data for different regions of Nevada County. The data that I give you below represents the time period difference in sales from July 2009, to the same period last year. Different areas of […]

Residential Prices Continue to Fall in Nevada County

Prices in Nevada County residential property continued to drop overall from July of this year compared to July of 2008. Overall, there was $290,919,175 in residential sales compared to $355,118,054 for the same period last year. The median price dropped from $414,858 to $347,989. Sales decreased only 2% compared to a median price drop of […]

Investing in Foreclosed Homes in Nevada County

Smart investors are continuing to take advantage of the present foreclosure market. I don’t have an exact figure of how many foreclosures there are in Nevada County, but I just had one of my investors open escrow on two foreclosed homes in Nevada County. With some existing home prices under $200,000 in the county, there […]

Pending Homes Sales Continue Upward

Home sales continue upward in Nevada County, increasing by 7% for the period April, May and June of this year compared to the same period last year. Nationwide, they have continued upward for the fifth consecutive month, the first time in six years for such a streak, according the National Association of Realtors®

Nevada County Home Sales Up April to June 2009

Nevada County homes sales increased in the three months of April to June, 2009 compared to the same period in 2008 by 14%. Sales for the three month period in 2008 were 203 housing units compared to the three month period in 2009 of 231 housing units. However, the average sales price dropped 17% in […]

Six Ways to Expedite Sale of Your Home

Selling a home fast in today’s market is somewhat of a challenge. Here are six ways to expedite a sale. 1. Cut the asking price to 10 percent to 15 percent below what comparable properties in the neighborhood are selling for. Pricing your home at current market price in a declining market is almost a […]

Hard Money Lender Tom Hastert Demands Jury Trial

It’s hard for me to imagine a man like Thomas Hastert a man who worked so hard to get ahead in this world becoming a felon. Hastert worked for the Nevada County Sheriff’s office, studied to become an attorney, then got his real estate broker’s license. Once he got his broker’s license he proceed to […]