Number of homes for sale is crazy low.

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Hi everyone,


I wanted to talk a little about the crazy low number of homes for sale in the area. Commonly referred to as “inventory” by Realtors. I was curious the other day about how many homes were for sale in the Placerville area and in the MLS system. What I found was astonishing. In all of Placerville there were only 120 homes on the market in the MLS. Now this chart refers to only the 95667 zip code and is for January of 2016, (See graphic).

So, I ran those same numbers and here is what it is as of this post…..112. This is very low inventory historically. Now would be the time to list your property for sale and not to wait until everyone else lists their homes for sale. Again see the chart and notice that the inventory increases dramatically in the months of May, Jun, July, etc. Don’t be caught up in the trend but rather set the trend.

If your home is not within the 95667 zip code and you would like this information for your specific area call me and I would be happy to get that information for you.

John Conca


3-5 Bedroom & 2 Bath Diamond Springs Home

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Listing Details

3 to 5 Bedroom Home On Over A Quarter Acre

  • 4418 Cash Boy Road, Diamond Springs, CA 95619
  • MLS# 15058172
  • Bedrooms: 3 in the square footage, 2 in the converted 2-car garage.
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Square Footage: 1289, not including the converted garage.
  • Lot in acres: .28

Please call John Conca at 530-306-3494 for more information and to arrange a home tour. View more pictures of this 3-5 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in Diamond Springs.

Meet All Your Needs With 5 John Conca's Cash Boy Rd Listing

There are families and situations that require more than what the typical 3-bed, 2-bath home provides and this house fulfills those needs. The original house holds the 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, but the original 2-car garage has been converted into 2 bonus rooms. One of those rooms is sound-proofed and was used as a music recording studio. Bring in a wardrobe or add in some closets and they’d make perfect bedrooms.

If you need the space to work from home or if you desire a separate movie room or man cave, then you’ve found your next home, here in Diamond Springs. The other homes nearby that reach 5 bedrooms start at nearly double the price! Schedule a home tour so you can start planning how you’ll arrange your furniture in so much space.

Updated For Comfort So Make It Your HomeJohn Conca's Cash Boy Rd Listing

Not only was ample living space provided with the garage conversion; the bathrooms were updated too. The bathrooms now feature elegant custom tile work-the master bathroom has a walk-in shower and the guest bath has a jetted tub with a tile enclosure. The home has newer counters, newer kitchen floors, and a newer roof, so you won’t have to worry about doing those yourself.

This home is on one of the largest lots in Deer Park. It’s flat back yard is perfect for a pool and you can add a gazebo for entertaining or a swing set for the kids. There is a nice shed in the back for storing off-season items or yard tools, and don’t worry about leaving the RV or boat-there’s a storage area for it too. There is a lot you can do on over a quarter acre!

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Newer House On Over 2 Acres Near Placerville

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Listing Details

2/3 Bedroom Newer House on Over 2 Acres Near Placerville

  • 5837 Outingdale Rd, Somorset, CA 98684
  • MLS number: 15053254
  • Bedrooms: 2 in the main house and 1 built into the garage.
  • Bathrooms: 2 full bathrooms in the main house and 1 full bathroom connected to the separate bedroom.
  • Square footage:1593
  • Lot in acres: 2.15 flat and usable.

Please call John Conca at 530-306-3494 for more information and to arrange a home tour. View more pictures on this newer house on over 2 acres near Placerville.

Rest Easy In A Low-Maintenance Newer Homeliving room

This is your chance to own a newer home in an established and quiet neighborhood. The seller completely rebuilt this home after a fire in 2007. The rebuild is ideal with a large and beautiful kitchen, a nice laundry room that can double as a mud room, a total of 3 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms, and a large living room and dining room.

A unique extra is the living room or bedroom area is attached to the one car garage, just a few steps out the front door. That room has a full bathroom attached to it, so you can use it as a guest room, maybe a separate apartment, or even a man cave; whatever you can dream up! Many amenities await you outdoors for whatever hobbies and needs you may have.

Details Everywhere!

Ceiling fans in the dining room, living room, and bedrooms keep the air moving, but the house boasts central heating and air as well as a gorgeous wood stove sitting on beautiful tile work and screen doors to let the fresh air through. The tiled laundry room has a large, deep sink to make special treatment a breeze. There is plenty of extra storage in this house and it’s obvious in the kitchen with a large wall lined in nice wood cabinetry. The spacious kitchen is perfect for entertaining; there’s space for additional helpers or talkers; it’s hidden from the living room, but open enough to be inviting; and it’s easy to clean with the flat cooktop.

Head Home To Relax On Usable Acreage In A Quiet Area Not Too Close Tokitchen Town

Bring your horse to live with you on the acreage, build it up for entertaining, or just have it for a pretty view and extra space between you and the neighbors-it’s very flexible acreage. The area around the home has low-maintenance landscaping with water features and gates. There’s enough room for kids to play, and I don’t think the deer families who appreciate strolling through the meadows of the area would mind. The greenhouse helps your green thumb all year long and the shed provides even more storage to keep your yard looking nice.

Outingdale is about 30 minutes from Placerville, but there are a couple of grocery stores within 5 miles and the closest gas station is 8 miles away, so won’t have to drive far for the necessities. The local school districts for elementary and middle school is Gold Oak Union and senior high school district is El Dorado Union High. There are many private schools, charter options, and a robust homeschooling community around in case you’re looking for those. Escape the noise and hurry of town when you drive home to your Outingdale home.

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Victorian Style Homes Series

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Need A Victorian Home Reality Check?

Victorian style homes offer romantic allure, but unfortunately, living in them can be more of a comedic adventure than a romance. Appreciating the beauty and visual interest of Victorian homes is easy and living in a historic building does have its appeal. Depending on the level of care put into the home and the level of desire for comfort, Victorian style homes can prove to be much more work than you’d expect. Even the most devout neo-Victorian may find themselves pining for 21st century comfort and ease.

The Good:detail

Sometimes built with novel features such as dumb waiters and brightly colored, intricate gingerbread, Victorian style homes are eye-catching and tend to launch one’s imagination. Victorian style home attributes do not begin and end here, but isn’t that what pulls the eye and heart toward this style? They’re beautiful, old, have captivating details, wonderous charm…what’s not to love?

The Bad:

  • Victorian style homes may fall victim to aging which can make them drafty, musty, and creaky.
  • They are  commonly known to have extremely odd floor plans which feel like a labyrinth.
  • Victorians often offer too much space where it’s not needed and too little where it is.
  • Staircases can be dangerously steep.
  • Doorways and hallways can be extra narrow.
  • Kitchens can be tight-built for servants.
  • The wiring can be less than safe.

The Ugly:

Since home buying is such an emotional endeavor for most people, buyers will often pay more money than appropriate for the status of the uncommon. However, that applies equally to buying price and selling price.

Follow The Series

I’m putting together a Victorian style home blog series. For the next month and a half or so I’ll be posting about Victorian style homes; how to live in them, how to update them for modern comfort, how to get away with adding Victorian style and Victorian practicality to your current non-Victorian style home, and some examples of all instances for inspiration. If you think of any other Victorian-style-home related posts you’d like to read about, please let me know and I’ll do my best to fit it in.

If you want to follow along with this blog series, click the “follow me” button on the upper right. Search properties on my website-here are the  Eldorado County , but you can give me, John Conca, a call at 530-306-3494 if you want to discuss your real estate options or if you have any questions.

SMART Goals For Your Home Plans

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Why SMART Resolutions?

Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed the holidays. As per tradition I’ve been thinking about setting some goals for the new year. Have you ever heard of SMART goals? It’s a handy tool for making your goals more reachable. If you follow the SMART goal guide, you’re more likely to set goals you can reach and reach the goals you set.

SMART goals John Conca

My SMART Goals

I have a goal of losing 10lbs by June. So I plan to keep my blood sugar steady by cutting back on carbs (choosing nuts over bananas and bacon and eggs over waffles), finding more ways to be active (parking out at the end of the parking lot at the grocery store and scheduling family walks at least 3 days a week), and juicing vegetables and berries for smoothies once a day.

Another goal of mine is to save more money for retirement this year by setting aside 5% of my income and spending less money on eating out by helping make freezer meals and planning the week ahead for packed meals we need to eat while away from home.

I downloaded the Goal Tracker app to keep track of where I’m doing well and where I need to kick it up a notch. Wish me luck!

Home Goals?

Are you hoping to be able to sell or buy a home this year? If you make your goals SMART then you will probably reach it! It might look something like this:

Instead of: I want to sell my home this year.

Try: I will deep clean my house, paint the exterior, manicure the landscaping, get a home inspection, make necessary home improvements, and list my home by May in order to sell my home by September for $375,000. 

Instead of: I want to buy my first home this year.

Try: I will set aside 40% of my income for the next 7 months for a down payment and closing costs and then talk to a Realtor about buying a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in XYZ neighborhood.

The SMART goals really make you accountable. Try them out this year for all aspects of your life.

I hope this inspires you to set SMART goals this year, it should lead to some positive changes. Give me, John Conca, a call at 530-306-3494, if you want to discuss your real estate options or if you have any questions. Follow my blog for updates on real estate news, timely home maintenance suggestions and tips for buyers and sellers. Have a great day!

Fannie Mae Has Shortened Its Waiting Period

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Fannie Mae’s Credit Policy Eased

Fannie Mae has just changed its policy-anyone whose loan origination date is August 16th, 2014 or later will now only need to wait 4 years after a short sale or foreclosure to reenter the housing market. Fannie Mae’s previous policy has people waiting 7 years until they can be eligible for a home loan. Those eligible to reenter the housing market still need to show that they have re-established credit after such negative credit events like a foreclosure, short sale, deed-in-lieu of foreclosure or bankruptcy.


Fannie Mae buys large groups of mortgages from mortgage lenders, thus securing the loans so that the lenders have more cash to lend out to more borrowers which increases the amount of lenders in the housing market. Now there should be a few more borrowers as well. If you think you’re ready to buy a home then, please, give me a call.

You can contact me, John Conca, at 530-306-3494, if you are searching for a home anywhere in El Dorado county, or if you are ready to sell your home. I’d be happy to discuss your options with you. You can find new Placerville listings here.

Waiting For A Good Snow

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It’s true- we’re in a drought. One of the symptoms is a later first snow. October in Pollock Pines is usually graced with the first snow of the year. But for the last couple of years, if there was a snow in October or November, it was light and short-lived. It is now December and, unless it fell and melted while I slept, I have seen no snow.

This is this time, last year, at Sly Park lake near my house.

I don’t usually go on about silly things like “I miss snow,” but it’s something very out of place. I may not miss shoveling snow (or snow blowing snow), but I am looking forward to the rest of it. I like the games you can only play in snow- watching my kids tobogganing, building snow men, having a snow ball fight. I miss hot cocoa for the occasion. I miss the warmth of the house in contrast to the frigid outdoors. I miss driving my truck through the snow.

I only have to wait another few weeks, maybe 6 at the most. I should really be saying, “I’m looking forward to the first real snow”, but that would miss the point. I am missing the snow that is missing.

I love living in Pollock Pines, at this elevation, in the forest. It usually snows a perfect amount. Don’t hold the lack of early snow against Pollock Pines; a long Autumn is nice too. It certainly makes viewing and showing houses easier. I live in Pollock Pines, but I’ve worked all of El Dorado County for over a decade and can help you with any of your real estate needs. Get out while the roads are clear and check out your future home before it’s covered in snow. …Whenever that may be…

Thanks for stopping by and commiserating with me! Give me, John Conca, a call at 530-306-3494 if you want to discuss your real estate options or if you have any questions. Follow my blog for updates on real estate news, timely home maintenance suggestions and tips for buyers and sellers. Have a great day and watch out for that first real snow…..any time now.