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!






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)

Happy 2016!

Happy New Year 2016Well, let’s start off the new year with some good news; the economy has been growing for 68 straight months! What that means is that people are becoming more comfortable with spending instead of holding onto that rainy day fund.

Now for the bad news; outside forces are always threatening to destabilize that sense of security. Whether it comes from China, North Korea, ISIS, or the Soviet Union, economic and civil issues are looming large in folk’s minds right now, and the US Presidential candidates and Federal Reserve are no doubt keeping a close eye on the rest of the world and how potential outcomes might affect the world-wide economy, and the one nearer and dearer to ours hearts as well.

It’s a new year, and as we all look forward to week after week of presidential campaign ads, let’s try and remember those less fortunate than ourselves, and be as helpful as we can to and for our fellow man (and animal).