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August 16, 2013
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Nevada County real estate continues to climb

On Monday, The Union’s Christopher Rosacker takes a look at the latest real estate data for Nevada County, which continues to see a market on the rebound.

Nevada County home prices continue to rise alongside stateside increases, albeit nowhere near the Bay Area surge, according to figures from the Nevada County Association of Realtors.

Most notable in Nevada County is that inventory remains low and homes are beginning to see multiple offers.

Lakefront property is especially hot, with home prices in Lake of the Pines and Lake Wildwood, along with homes on Rollins and Scotts Flat lakes, are all on the rise, said Kathleen Hinman, the association’s executive.

See Monday’s edition of The Union for more on this story.

Fire fuels reduction ordinance?

In June, Nevada County Supervisor Richard Anderson said county staff should explore ways it could help address fuels reduction programs throughout the county, pointing to Placer County’s Hazardous Vegetation Abatement Ordinance, which authorizes the county to enforce fire management of properties without a habitable structure where extra-hazardous fire conditions persist.

Property owners may be ordered to abate hazardous vegetation and undergo a citation process if they continue to flout the ordinance’s provision.

This week, The Union’s Matthew Renda will take a look at whether such an ordinance would be a good fit for Nevada County, which County Executive Officer Rick Haffey said has a “different” political climate relating to private property issues than Placer County.

The Nevada County Consolidated Fire District has begun a program at selected unimproved parcels in the South County neighborhood of Alta Sierra.

— The Union staff


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The Union Updated Aug 16, 2013 11:26PM Published Aug 19, 2013 10:47PM Copyright 2013 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.