New Open House Website for Lake County

Lake County has an OPEN HOUSE website. The Lake County Association of Realtors® (LCAOR) has produced a one stop shop for scheduled Open Houses throughout the county. This is a great tool if your planning to make a trip here and want to get a list of places to see. In addition LCAOR is doing a coordinated Open House Weekend called Lake County Open House Extravaganza. Here are the scheduled dates June 10th, July 8th, August 12th.
Just go to the following URL to see which houses are available to see at dates and times.…

Open House Extravaganza Poster

New Eating Places in Clearlake Oaks.

In my travels around the lake today I was pleasantly surprised to see a number of good places in Clearlake Oaks where you can stop by and have something to eat.  In Clearlake Oaks you will find Mexican Food, Burger Joints, Pizza, Chinese & Thai Food a nice Coffee Shop and a French Bakery.  Yes things are shaping up for Clearlake Oaks and it’s good to see.

The first stop I made was to the HDL FARM Gourmet Food Co. & French Bakery at 13300 East Hwy 20 Suit D.





I met with the owners Pascal & Roger which were a nice father and son team.  They have a lot of great looking french breads, pastries, desserts, salads, sandwiches, espresso drinks and an incredible selection of condiments, balsamic vinegars and much more.  I went away with several breads and an apricot balsamic vinegar. This is an impressive place to visit.  Here is a link to their website


Roger & Pascal

A few stores down from HDL Farm Food Co is the Country Kitchen Restaurant which is now serving Mexican Food from 7pm to 9pm.  You can still get the standard American Breakfast and lunch fare there.  This is a very clean restaurant and they serve you with a smile there.   I’ll have to come by some evening and try the mexican food.

P1040126 Across the Highway is a nice Burger place called Rudy’s.  This is a nice place with indoor dining as well as a nice covered patio area.  The decor brings back memories of the 50s and 60s with the 57 Chevy Crusing out of the front wall from California Route 66.  I had a milkshake there and they do it the right way with real hand packed ice cream.  Looks like they have a nice selection of burgers, dogs, fish & chips and more.


Making a Shake at Rudy's in Clearlake Oaks

Making a Shake at Rudy’s in Clearlake Oaks

Rudy's in Clearlake Oaks

Rudy’s in Clearlake Oaks
















Down the road is a Pizza Parlor called the Firehouse and to the south of Rudy’s is The Happy Garden which serves both Chinese and Thai Food and is very good also has a full bar.


Happy Garden

Firehouse Pizza

Firehouse Pizza

Lake County Beer, Wine and Swine Baconfest is coming to Kelseyville on Fathers Day!

The Kelseyville Business Association will present the inaugural  Lake County Beer, Wine and Swine Baconfest on main street in Kelseyville on Fathers Day June 18th between 12 PM and 5 PM.  If you’re a bacon lover this should be a lot of fun.  Music performed by the Hip Replacements.  We have celebrity chefs from around the county that will be cooking up various bacon dishes and treats.   Ticket will be available online and at various locations.  more information available at the baconfest website.

Lake County Beer, Wine & Swine Baconfest

Get tickets by clicking on the baconfest image.   Baconfest Logo


Nice 3 Bed, 2 Bath Ranch Home on 1 acre in Kelseyville

IMG_7311 copy IMG_7322 copy IMG_7327 copy IMG_7343 copy IMG_7344 copy IMG_7350 copy IMG_7355 copy IMG_7367 copy IMG_7340 copy Great Ranch Home on a beautiful landscaped level acre in Kelseyville! This is an above average sized house in a great neighborhood that is not too far from downtown Kelseyville and is in an easy commute location. There is lots of space inside and out with a large family room, living room and dining room. The kitchen is all electric with pavers tile floors, refrigerator, microwave and beautiful granite counters. Includes a large breakfast counter which connects kitchen to a nice sized dining room. There is a large deck in back that connect to the living-room and then opens up to the massive backyard which provides you with endless possibilities on how to further develop. Spa in back is included. Plastic Shed in back not included. This property includes two assessor parcel numbers: 017-011-04 and 017-011-05.  Price Reduced to $349,000   MLS# LC16757893  Call Rick White,  707-536-7858

Small Vineyard with Savignon Blanc Grapes in the Big Valley AVA

P1030863 copy 2684 Hummel Aerial copy2 P1030862 copy P1030844 P1030840 P1030834 P1030833 Here is a nice manageable vineyard located in the Big Valley AVA. This property includes 9 acres of Sauvignon Blanc wine grapes a large 22′ x 53′ shop. Has two well including an Ag well and a domestic well. There is a house pad where a mobile home once stood complete with electrical and water hookups and septic tank. Vineyard established in 1995. Some production reports available. This property is located at the corner of Bell Hill Rd and Hummel Lane. Seller financing may be available.  No well, Soils or water reports available.  Price:  $353,310   MLS# LC 17023656   Call Rick White,  707-536-7858

Lakefront Market Statistics for Clear Lake

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If you’re interested in looking at the sales performance for stick-built Lakefront properties on Clear Lake in Lake County California then take a look at the data comparison that I have prepared for 2015 and 2016 sold lakefront residential property. I removed listings that were improperly listed as lakefront and here is what I found between the past two years. Fewer lakefront homes sold in 2016 than in 2015 but the average price went up slightly. Some areas did better than others. Overall the highest lakefront sales came out of the Buckingham Park Community while the lowest priced Lakefront sales which were mostly small cabins came from Jago Bay and the Eastlake areas. The higher priced luxury homes that had boat-lifts where from Buckingham Park and Paradise Cove areas.

As of January 13th 2017 there are 24 active lakefront homes on the market ranging in price from $185K to $950K.   If you’re happy with a mobile or manufactured home on the lake there are a few of them ranging in price from $155K to $354K.

I have a couple simple search tabs already set up for you to find lakefront property under and over $300,000 on my search page. Look along the right hand side of that page to find the links. Here is a link to jump to the search page

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Year               LF Homes Sold           Avg Price       Highest Price                        Lowest Price

2015                          50                               $437,418           $995,000                                   $87,000

2016                           22                              $453,386          $1,125000                                 $175,000

Buckingham Park                           Avg Price       Highest Price                        Lowest Price

2015                           6                                $816,083       $995,000                                     $525,000

2016                           7                                $698,571       $1,125,000                                   $345,000

East Lake,   ( Clearlake, Clearlake Park & Windflower Point )

2015                           15                             $380,945         $699,000                                 $125,000

2016                           13                            $340,260         $550,000                                  $175,000

Paradise Cove                                  Avg Price       Highest Price                        Lowest Price

2015                           2                            $607,500           $790,000                                    $425,000

2016                           1                           $900,000           $900,000                                    $900,000

Lakeport                                           Avg Price          Highest Price                        Lowest Price

2015                           4                           $474,250              $625,000                                   $357,000

2016                           2                           $451,500              $470,000                                   $433,000

North Shore (Nice, Lucerne, Upper Lake)

2015                           7                           $382,133              $405,000                                    $140,000

2016                           2                           $522,000             $599,000                                    $445,000

The data provided herein is based on information from the California Regional MLS as of Jan. 1, 2015.  Display of MLS data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS.  The Broker/Agent providing the information contained herein may or may not have been the Listing and/or Selling Agent.  To get comparative market information about your home or neighborhood contact me at 707-536-7858.

Watch this great video produced by California Grown about Kelseyville


SOLD! Heavenly Lake Views on the North Face on Mount Konocti.


Lake County CTA – Certified Tourism Ambassador

I became a Lake County Certified Tourism Ambassador last Thursday, February 18th 2016. It’s a great program and for the first 200 non-government participants the cost is free. The program will help you become knowledgeable about points of interest in Lake County which can help you promote the county in a positive way to visitors. I highly recommend this program to anyone who is in frequent contact with visitors to our great area.…/lake-county-launches-certified-tou…/

Lake County Market Status for January 2016

January Median Sales Price Rises as Number of Sales Slows

LAKEPORT (Feb 18) – The Lake County Association of Realtors® (LCAOR) reported that the January median sales price of single family residences in Lake County rose 7.6% over like sales in December 2015. The January median sales price was $232,500 compared to $216,000 in December. The number of sales in January was 50 which was a 46.2% decrease from the 93 sales in December.

“It is not uncommon to see the number of sales dip in January,” commented Erin Woodward, 2016 LCAOR President. “People tend to be preoccupied with other matters in December and that is reflected in the January numbers. The fact that the median price increased over December’s has also been a pattern we have seen over the last few years.”

On a year over year basis, the number of sales increased 11% going from 45 in January 2015 to the 50 sales in January 2016. The January 2016 median price of $232,500 increased 46% over the January 2015 median sales price of $159,000.

Sales financed by cash accounted for 32% of the transactions which was up from 25.58% of the sales in December and virtually the same when compared to January 2015 sales. Conventional loans made up 36% of the sales, down from 53.5% of the sales in December 2015. However, FHA financed sales rose to 18% of the sales after financing 10.5% of the December sales.

On a statewide basis the California Association of Realtors (CAR) reported that existing, single family home sales totaled 383,670 in January, down 5.4% from December 2015 and up 8.8% from January 2015. The median sales price was $468,330 down 4.3% from December 2015 and up 9.2% from January 2015. CAR reported that the highest median price in the state was $1.17M in the City and County of San Francisco.


Lake County – January 2016
* Median price: $232,500
* Median days to sell: 78
* Units Sold: 50

Lake County – December 2015
* Median price: $216,000
* Median days to sell: 92
* Units Sold: 93

Lake County – January 2015
* Median price: $159,000
* Median days to sell: 112
* Units Sold: 45

Median Prices January 2016