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More Great Homes For sale in Clio!

by Carol Yeater

Carol Yeater is Clio’s real estate expert, and it shows in these beautiful featured homes.  Here’s 2 of the many great featured homes for sale in Clio as featured on our website. Make sure you check the property detail pages for these stunning homes for availability, because they’re sure to sell fast!

79 Hawk Ridge, Clio

Here’s a wonderful home that’s ready to move into right now, complete with high-end furnishings!  This home also has all the modern comforts you expect to find In a fine home.  Upgraded kitchen, central vacuum, custom millwork, vaulted ceilings, and so much more! And you’ll have access to all the amenities of Whitehawk Ranch.

Visit the property detail page for stunning photos and more details!

 

472 River Road, Clio

This is a unique home that’s been loved and enhanced for over 35 years.  There’s 3 stories that offers views of all the natural beauty surrounding this lovely home. There’s an outbuilding for storage, wood storage, garden, mature landscaping and much more.

Check out all the details and photos of this fine home!

Not what you had in mind? Here's some more homes for sale in Clio!

Graeagle - An Ideal Western Town in the Majestic High Sierras

by Carol Yeater

Looking to move to place that combines the best that nature has to offer, along with beautiful homes and great shopping and dining? Then check out what Graeagle has to offer!

Graeagle is the ideal small western town that reflects its roots in the mining and timber industry. Today, it’s a charming town that attracts visitors from all over.  People move here to indulge in the grandeur of the High Sierras, where they can take advantage of a nearly endless list of outdoor activities all year around.

And of course you want to live in a town that reflects the old west in its food. Restaurants like Mt. Tomba Dinnerhouse and Grizzly Grill Restaurant & Bar offer the best in old west atmosphere and food.

Take a moment to look at our Graeagle-Blairsden Real Estate & Community Information page.  And find the home of your dreams in Greagle-Blairsden today using our powerful property search tool.

Here’s a preview of some of the many amazing homes for sale today.

Buy Your Home in One of America’s Coolest Small Towns!

by Carol Yeater

That’s right! Quincy, California is ranked in the top 10 list of “Coolest Small Towns” in America by Budget Travel! And it was the only small town in California to make that list. What makes Quincy such a cool place to live?

Not only are the homes for sale in Quincy stunning, but the town has so many things that make it a fun place to live. It features unique shops, such as Epilog Books, Carey Cando Co, Five Foot Farm, and Quincy Farmer’s Market.

And of course the dining options offer the best food with extraordinary surroundings.  The Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch offers all-you-can-eat BBQ on Friday nights.  You can also enjoy wild game burgers at Mill Creek Fish & Chips.  Or dine under the stars at Moon’s.

There are also plenty of fun parks, education options, and healthcare for those living in Quincy. Check out more things that make Quincy a great place to call home on our Quincy Real Estate & Community Information page.

Take a look at homes for sale right now in Quincy, the coolest small town in California!

Here’s a preview of what you’ll find.

Moving to Clio Is a Dream Come True in These Featured Homes

by Carol Yeater

What could match the beauty and splendor of Clio, California? These magnificent homes featured on our website come pretty close!  These amazing homes compliment their natural surroundings.  Take a look at a few of our finest homes for sale in Clio.

932 Miner's Passage, Clio, California

This home was custom designed with an open floorplan and many special features that use the space to its fullest.  Located on the 5th green of Whitehawk Ranch’s championship golf course, this amazing home is situated to take advantage of all the great views. 

There’s too many features to list here, so visit the detail page to learn more!

851 Prospector Drive, Clio, California

The mountain home of your dreams is waiting for you, and at an incredible value.  Stunning features like the granite stone fireplace, Eastern White Pine floors, cathedral Pella Windows, Montant pine ceilings, and so much more make this a home you’ll never want to leave, other than to go outside and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. 

Find out more details of this amazing home and view the photos!

Check out more of our fine featured listings.

Thing to Do In Clio

by Carol Yeater

Whether you’re looking to move to Clio, or the surrounding towns of Portola, Quincy, and Graeagle/Blairsden, or you already live here, then no doubt you want to enjoy the local attractions.  Here’s a few places you can go to pass the time, have fun, or unwind.

Whitehawk Restaurant

There’s plenty of good times in store at the Whitehawk Restaurant. Enjoy dinner, drinks, dancing and live music for starters. Enjoy a wide array of dishes, from entrees like beer battered prawns, flat iron steaks, pasta primavera, and more. Start the meal off with appetizers like calamari, crab cakes, and fried pickles. Top it all off with dessert and a fine wine. And enjoy it all while eating out on the deck with breathtaking views.

Blackbird Inn

Built in 1900, this was once a general store.  Now it’s a 5-bedroom inn and bar. They serve house-made pizzas, specialty espressos, craft beer and wine. They focus on serving beer from local breweries, along with a wine list from small, sustainable wineries.  Their pizzas are made with house-made organic dough.  They also feature live entertainment.

Nakoma Resort

Set against the stunning backdrop of the Sierra Buttes, this Frank Lloyd Wright inspired building is a classic in every way.  The golf course, dubbed the Dragon, will appeal to a broad range of golfers. This amazing resort offers no shortage of things to do.  In addition to golf, you also have access to an abundance of lake, river and stream fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, and year around festivals and events.

Check back on our blog every week for more great reasons to move to Clio.

Appraisers & Homeowners Don’t See Eye-To-Eye on Values

by Carol Yeater

In today’s housing market, home values are increasing rapidly.  Many experts are projecting that homes could increase in value over the next 12 months.  One of the challenges in this market is the bank appraisal.

When home prices are increasing, it can be difficult for appraisers to find comparable sales, in other words, houses in the neighborhood that recently closed, to back up the selling price when coming up with the bank appraisal.

Quicken Loans measures the difference every month between what a homeowner believes their house is worth compared to an appraiser’s evaluation.  Here’s a chat that shows the difference for the last 12 months.

Every house on the market has to be sold twice, first to the buyer, then the bank. With rising prices, the 2nd sale may be even more difficult than the first. If you plan on buying a home in Clio this year, contact us and an experienced professional can guide through this.

Should I Buy a Home Now?

by Carol Yeater

I'm often asked if this is a good time to buy a home. Some clients are concerned that home prices may fall down the road, while others are convinced that home prices will go up.

Home prices are one factor in determining your cost of ownership, but so are interest rates and financing availability. Even though interest rates have fluctuated, they are still near historic lows. Since your monthly mortgage payment is a combination of paying down your principal and paying the interest owed, a one point rise in interest rates could cost tens of thousands of dollars over the life of your mortgage!

While a home is a major investment, it is also the center of your personal life. It's important to live in a home that reflects your taste and values, yet is within your financial "comfort zone." To that end, it may be more important to lock in today's relatively low interest rates while they are still available.

Please give me a call if I can be of any assistance in determining how much home you can afford in today's market.

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Carol Yeater CRS, GRI, ABR
Sierra Destination Realty
PO Box 323
Clio CA 96106
Carol: 530-592-9606