Real Estate Market Activity – Calaveras County (30 Days)

The market is hot right now up in the foothills!
Over 100 residential properties have closed escrow in the last month, ranging in sales price from $57,500 up to $945.000!

Sunset from Mountain Ranch.

In the same space of time, 29 parcels of land ranging from $16,500 to $200,000 have sold as well! The “Green Gold Rush”, as we’ve been calling the rush of cannabis growers flocking to Calaveras County, has driven up the price on raw and improved acreage throughout the more rural areas over the last several months, although sales of raw parcels of residential land are staying at a similar level to pre-rush days.

Also, 5 mobile homes in Calaveras County have closed escrow in the last month, ranging in price from $24,000 to $80,000.

All are located in “55 and over” parks in Murphys and San Andreas.

The Calaveras County Association of Realtors® MLS currently shows a total of 439 residential properties available for sale and 513 parcels of land in various stages of improvement, from raw to completely furnished with everything but the house (septic, well, power, building pad, etc.). If you’re in the market for a new home, vacation home, investment property, land, or even a business opportunity, please don’t hesitate to pick up the phone today and give me a call, I’d love to help guide you along the way!

Murphys Events Calendar for the Week of August 8th, 2016

What a great week to visit Calaveras County and the surrounding foothills! We’ve got so much fun stuff going on, you’re just going to have to pick your favorites, because there’s no way anyone could do it all in just one week!

Murphys Park
Murphys Park

Monday night in Murphys, starting at 5:15 and wrapping up around 7:15 at the gazebo in Murphys Community Park, enjoy Music in the Park as you watch the Calaveras Jazz Band or the Community Band perform for your listening pleasure.

Tuesday from 4:30 through 8 pm, plan an evening of good food, amazing wines, and heart-lightening entertainment with Tuesdays at Alchemy, where you will be able to enjoy a featured wine and meal along with live music on the patio starting at 5:30. I highly recommend calling 209 728 0700 for reservations.


Nicholas Lefler

On Wednesday, you have your choice of “Locals Night” at Milliaire Winery or “Live Music at Rob’s Place” at, you guessed it, Rob’s Place. Locals Night started back on June 8th, but it continues on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month through September! They have live music from local talent and some weeks even feature cuisine from local vendors, including Old Skool Pies.  Select bottles of wine will be half price, and of course wine will also be available by the glass! For more information on this event, call them at (209) 728-1658 or email your questions to  Otherwise, you might opt to listen to your live musical entertainment in a different venue. If that’s the case, you might want to check out Rob’s Place between 6 and 8pm, when Nicholas Lefler performs with his guitar for your listening pleasure.

Milliaire Wines
Milliaire Clockspring Wines

On Thursdays, one of Murphys newer shops, His and Hers, which features fine cigars, antiques and vintage army surplus supplies, has a special sale just for locals! Just mention that you live nearby when making your purchase, and received 10% off of the total on Locals Day! For your musical entertainment pleasure, stop by El Jardin Restaurant and listen to the live acoustic music being performed every Thursday from 6 to 8pm on the patio.

And Friday… Well, my best suggestion of what to do in Murphys on a Friday is to start at one end of Main Street and work your way down to the other and back again. Take a detour at the Murphys Hotel down Algiers St. to the park, dip your feet in the nice cool water of the creek, enjoy the sound of little ones playing over on the playground equipment and swings, and breathe in some clean mountain air. On your way back to the other end of town, stop in to the shops with goodies that catch your eye and chat for a while with the owners. Maybe buy something cool to wear or decorate your home. Have a bite to eat. Listen to some live music – several downtown restaurants provide it for their guest’s enjoyment. You just can’t go wrong!






You Want Views? We’ve Got Views!

If there is one thing Calaveras County has, no matter what part of it you’re in, it’s magnificent scenery! From the rolling, oak-studded hills of Burson and Valley Springs, to the jagged, layered-limestone cliffs and bluffs of Mountain Ranch, to the breeze-cooled canyons where the Stan and the Moke and their streams and tributaries flow through the pine- and cedar-filled forests, there are always fantastic views to behold.

Taking a look through the MLS today, I noticed that there are several homes on the market that make the most of their surroundings with views aplenty to enjoy. So without further ado, here they are (in no particular order):

128 Avalanch
The view from 128 Avalanche.

128 Avalanche Bear Valley, CA  95223 is a 1,650 sq ft chalet-style cabin in the high country with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths situated on 0.4 acres of land and currently listed for sale at $449,000.

3136 Meacham Ranch Rd., Angels Camp
3136 Meacham Ranch Rd., Angels Camp

3136 Meacham Ranch Road Angels Camp, CA  95221 is a boutique winery with over 900 vines, 16 olive trees, 2 wine cellars and lots of room to grow on it’s 5+ acres, besides having a gorgeous 1890 sq ft, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with large patio and bocce ball court only 3 miles or so north of Angels Camp. It is currently listed for sale at $495,000.




The view from 14549 Waldears Path
The view from 14549 Waldears Path



14549 Waldears Path Mountain Ranch, CA  95246 is a 75+ acre horse property with a custom 2200 sq ft, 3 bedroom 3 bathroom cabin in the woods above the sleepy town of Sheep Ranch. The views from this mountain paradise, currently listed at $648,900, are phenomenal!




View from 3155 Hawver Rd. near San Andreas
View from 3155 Hawver Rd. near San Andreas


3155 Hawver San Andreas, CA  95249 boasts 2(!) 2 bedroom 2 bath homes on over 52 acres with a total of over 2500 ft of living space! This is off the grid living at it’s finest, with solar-power, a giant water storage tank, and tons of space for gardening, as well as some superlative views of the surrounding foothills! This amazing property is currently available for only $600,000!


View of 18 John Ebbetts Rd. home in Bear Valley
View of 18 John Ebbetts Rd. home in Bear Valley



18 John Ebbetts Bear Valley, CA  95223 is a real life ski chalet in the winter and a wonderful getaway cabin in the summer! It is situated on 0.37 acres of property between Bear Valley Village and Bear Lake, has an incredibly cozy-feeling 3000 sq ft of living space with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and it’s own sauna! This glorious home with panoramic views from almost every window is currently available for $539,000!



If you own a home with amazing views like these, share your favorite view pictures with me on Facebook, and I’ll be sure to include them in a future article on this subject!

If you are interested in listing your beautiful Calaveras County home with me and Realty World Murphys Realty, please give me a call and we can arrange a meeting to discuss the particulars! (209) 728-3404 or (209) 754-9336

If you are shopping for a home in Calaveras County and saw one in this article that appeals to you especially, feel free to call or email me ASAP and let me arrange a personal tour of the home and property:

Recently Sold Homes in Calaveras County – $400K+

Here’s a listing of everything that has sold in Calaveras County (that was listed for sale in our MLS) with a home already on it over the last month for $400,000 or more: (You can click on the link below for a more detailed copy of the information and pictures!)

Sold Listings 01/27/2016 – 02/27/2016

5005 Treosti Pl., Valley Springs, CA 95252 – Listed at $424,950 – Sold for $385,000 – DaysOnMarket = 7, 4Bedroom/2Bath, 1904 sq ft, 3.04 acres

955 Quaking Aspen, Bear Valley, CA 95223 – Listed at $429,000 – Sold for $392,500 – DOM = 59, 3BR/2BA, 2121 sq ft, 0.28 acre

20262 Sommette Dr., Sonora, CA 95370 – Listed at $429,000 – Sold for $420,000 – DOM = 128, 3BR/3BA, 2790 sq ft, 2.74 acres

626 Outback Way, Railroad Flat, CA 95248 – Listed at $450,000 – Sold for $430,000 – DOM = 12, 3BR/2BA, 1320 sq ft, 41 acres

3793 Cosgrove Creek, Valley Springs, CA 95252 – Listed at $448,000 – Sold for $438,000 – DOM = 68, 3BR/2.5BA, 2635 sq ft, 6 acres

5575 Messing, Valley Springs, CA 95252 – Listed at $450,000 – Sold for $440,000 – DOM = 86, 3BR/2BA, 1560 sq ft, 5.12 acres

44 Apollo Ln., Copperopolis, CA 95228 – Listed at $459,000 – Sold for $443,000 – DOM = 303, 4BR/4.5BA, 4045 sq ft, 0.27 acre

1322 Hogan Dam Rd., Valley Springs, CA 95252 – Listed at $443,900 – Sold for $443,900 – DOM = 37, 3BR/2.5BA, 2151 sq ft, 3.37 acres

197 Quail Meadow Lane, Copperopolis, CA 95228 – Listed at $499,000 – Sold for $445,000 – DOM = 40, 2BR/2.5BA, 2600 sq ft, 0.31 acre

910 St. Andrews, Valley Springs, CA 95252 – Listed at $449,000 – Sold for $449,000 – DOM = 123, 4BR/2.5BA, 2863 sq ft, 0.3 acre

6671 Ospital Valley Springs, CA 95252 – Listed at $470,000 – Sold for $470,000 – DOM = 23, 3BR/2BA, 2624 sq ft, 5 acres

50 Dana Road, Valley Springs, CA 95252 – Listed at $479,000 – Sold for $479,000 – DOM = 94, 4BR/4BA, 2503 sq ft, 7.94 acres

2995 Lakewood Dr., Arnold, CA 95223 – Listed at $499,000 – Sold for $492,000 – DOM = 109, 2BR/2.5BA, 2877 sq ft, 0.37 acre

3268 Sunset Ridge Dr., Murphys, CA 95247 – Listed at $549,000 – Sold for $510,000 – DOM = 181, 3BR/3BA, 2446 sq ft, 7.33 acres

627 Live Oak Dr., Angels Camp, CA 95222 – Listed at $549,000 – Sold for $542,500 – DOM = 91, 3BR/3BA, 2788 sq ft, 0.38 acre

1434 Kickapoo Ct., Dorrington, CA 95223 – Listed at $569,000 – Sold for $548,000 – DOM = 50, 3BR/4BA, 2965 sq ft, 0.46 acre

The Ultimate Emergency Contact List for Calaveras County

Emergency Telephone

Emergency Numbers

Calaveras County Fire Department                                        209 754-6639

Angels Camp Fire Department                                                209 736-4081

Murphys Fire Department                                                        209 728-3864

Arnold Fire Department                                                            209 795-1646

Mark Twain St. Josephs Hospital                                             209 754-3521

Sonora Community Hospital                                                     209 532-3161

Poison Control                                                                          800 876-4766

Obviously, if it’s a medical emergency, CALL 911!


Calaveras County Sheriff                                                          209 754-6500

Angels Camp Police Department                                              209 736-2567

California Highway Patrol (San Andreas)                                  209 754-3541

Animal Control                                                                           209 754-6509

Road Conditions                                                           800 427-ROAD (7623)