John Paye, Former NFL Player and Super Bowl Champion Speaks at Nevada County Fairgrounds

    John Paye, former NFL player for the San Francisco 49ers and Super Bowl champion, shares life-experiences and successes with local youth  “Be passionate about what you are doing, put in the extra work, and be consistent.” This is the message of success that John Paye, a former NFL player for the 49ers and […]

What Calif.’s Drought Could Mean for Housing

The Golden State is drying up and it could have repercussions for its real estate market. Lawmakers have called for unprecedented measures to curb residents’ water consumption in response to a severe drought, now running into its fourth year. Gov. Jerry Brown last week called for a 25 percent reduction in water consumption throughout the […]

I Sold My Home, Now I Have Nowhere to Go

Photo Courtesy of http://luxeestatescollection.com/time-laugh/ More home owners say now is a good time to sell, surveys show, but low inventories have them worried about what their next move would be. With fewer homes on the market and quickly rising home prices, sellers are becoming less confident that they will be able to trade up at an […]

San Francisco Four Days Before the Earthwake of 1906

httpv://youtu.be/ozXvAIOtifE Having just got back from San Francisco, it’s amazing how time has changed the city and the way we live. I thought this film would really illustrate the major changes that’s happened in slightly over a hundred years. This film was “lost” for many years. It was the first 35mm film ever that has […]

Boating On The California Delta

By Bill Wells Every year in the spring when the weather turns warmer and the rains subside, thoughts turn to boating in the Delta. Certainly there are many diehard boaters about in the winter months too, but the advent of spring brings them out in force. Most resorts and restaurants that close for a winter […]

Homes Are Selling Faster

Inventories of for-sale homes aren’t the only thing that is dropping. The amount of time homes are staying on the market is growing shorter as well—down 11 percent in the last year—according to the latest Realtor.com data. Homes were listed on average 95 days, according to September housing data. That is down from 107 days […]

Some Markets See Inventories Cut Nearly in Half

The number of homes for sale in the last year is falling the most in California, with eight of the top 10 biggest drops in inventories in the last year from metro areas in the Golden State. Many California metros are also seeing asking prices on the rise in the last year, too. Nationwide, inventories […]

A Short History of the California Deta Part 1 of 4

By Bill Wells The Sacramento / San Joaquin Delta is the largest tidal estuary on the West Coast of the United States.  Technically it is an inverse delta where many waterways combine into one and empty into the sea.  This is the opposite of a delta such as the Mississippi where one or a few […]