- Get Off the Fence and Buy this Lake Tulloch Waterfront Condo!!
- The Nest Thermostat…..an amazing upgrade to Lake Tulloch Homes.
- Which are the Most Iconic Lake Tulloch Waterfront Homes?
- Azzo’s Restaurant Voted “Best of Mother Lode” by Lodestar!!!
- Saddle Creek is No. 12 on Golfweek’s 2011 list of “Best Courses You Can Play” in California.
Why Lake Tulloch? for more information. Reason #1 A condo is easy. You can come here and enjoy it. You can leave at a moments notice and stay until the last possible moment. I have had many clients over the years complain about the “set up” and “take down” times of some of the larger homes. Cleaning up decks/patios,opening blinds, putting out chair cushions, opening windows, can literally take hours upon arrival on some of the larger multi-level waterfront homes, only to have to repeat the process to “lock up” after the crowd leaves before you can head home. Reason #2 Location, Location, Location!!! The Connor Estates Condos are located across from currently undeveloped property on the north channel of the lake. The views are spectacular. Although, it is a condo, you have a sense of privacy because there are not 15 other homes across the cove from you. The upper unit condo is actually level from the parking area so there are no stairs to get into the unit. The lower units are just a flight down and almost at water level. The units are located just inside the 5 MPH zone so there is not a long boat ride to get to fast water. It is also a great and safe area to stand up paddleboard, swim and kayak without a ton of waves that you may experience on the open water. The units are also adjacent to the HOA launch ramp and boat storage yard so launching your boat and docking at your private slip is quick and easy (if you choose to take it out of the water). It is also a quick paddle or walk away from Drifters Marina which serves the best food on the lake. Most homes under a million are located in congested coves with minimal privacy, seasonal water (no water at dock during winter due to flood control), long rides to fast water and generally a lot of stairs. The condo has none of those issues. Reason #3 A condo is currently a great value. Unit #10 that I currently have listed is priced at $499,000. The two most recent sales that I participated in were sold at prices of $505,000 and $550,000, so this condo is ripe to sell. Compare the location, views and ease of this condo at $500k against any waterfront under $900,000 and you can’t touch it! Reason #4 A condo is available right now. This gets you off of the fence waiting for that “perfect home” that meets all of your dreams and into something where you can start enjoying the lake life NOW!!!Here are the top reasons why you should purchase a Connor Estates Waterfront Condo if you have been waiting for the "perfect home" at Tulloch. If you have never heard of Lake Tulloch, please visit
I have decided to add a home improvement section to my blog based on my experience living in the Lake Tulloch area and also based on the feedback of my clients that are making improvements to their homes. Obviously something fairly amazing would lead me to make my first “home improvement” post to a real estate website. Amazing it is…… Specializing in selling waterfront second homes at Lake Tulloch definitely has its quirks. This year specifically, is the “5 Year Low” where the lake is lowered approximately 30 feet to maintain the dam and so people can do shoreline improvements if needed. This lowering is scheduled and has historically happened on schedule for a long time. Predictable, and fairly easy to remember, although I do send out a reminder to the waterfront owners, it isn't generally a huge concern. The weather is. I obviously cannot predict the weather and neither can my clients. It seems that every few years, we have a deep freeze that has the potential to break pipes, and I find myself frantically calling my clients making sure that they left their heaters on to a minimum heat. Often, I find myself turning on the heaters myself to make sure that the homes are safe from the cold. I have also found myself either fixing broken irrigation for my clients or helping contract out for repairs due to broken pipes. (That’s why I call now). I have found an easy solution. Apple product, I am sure that you are aware of how easy the user experience is. This thermostat feels and looks the same way. The design is amazing and is actually slightly beveled and reflective to help it blend into the wall that it is on. It looks like art and adds to your decoration. Away with the faded browish beige batteries need to be replaced outdated thermostat. You are probably wondering how someone could be so excited about a thermostat? Just wait until you have one. In short, the Nest Thermostat is an amazing device. It is super easy to install. It is super easy to get it up and running. It saves you money. It saves you (and possibly me) a big headache. It will make your time at the lake a lot more amazing. As long as you have a fairly standard gas or electric HVAC system the installation is really as easy as hooking up speaker wires to a speaker. (The themostat will work with other systems, but I have no personal experience with those.) The Nest base has 8 spring loaded wire grabbers that are named for each color of the potential wires that are connected to your current thermostat. Plug in Red to R. Green to G and so on depending on how many wires that you currently have. Easy. Screw the base into the wall (there is also a backing plate if your old thermostat was painted around or damaged your sheetrock). Press the main Nest device onto the base and you are ready to configure. Configuring the Nest is easy. It will ask you questions, you answer, and it will configure itself. You may have to put in your network password if your network is encrypted (it should be). Download the app on your iDevice or smartphone and upon launch of the Nest App, the app will see the thermostat on the network and connect. Done. Now the cool part. The Nest will actually learn your habits for the first week or two and program itself based on your usage. With a second home, you may not be there enough to really take advantage of this, but it is really easy to set the times that you want it to run. Why it works great on a second home? 1) In the summer, you can turn on the A/C from your phone when you leave for the lake, and the home will be cool when you get here. Much better than sweating to death for the first hour or two of your stay. 2) If you leave to go back home, you can turn off the A/C remotely without the stress on whether or not you had actually turned it off. 3) You can set a base minimum temperature, so you never have to worry about freezing pipes. 4) There is also an “Auto Away” feature that turns off the system if it does not detect any movement, so if you leave on a day trip to Yosemite, your A/C won’t be running up your bill. 5) You can control multiple Nest units from your Nest App, so if your home has multiple A/C units, or if you love it enough to add another to your primary home, you can do it. 6) Nest will email you a monthly usage report to show how long the A/C was running on each day. If you have always suspected that your mother-in-law blasts the A/C at ice cold temperatures while she is using your home, now you will have proof. The Nest is available for $249 at Apple, Amazon, Lowes, Best Buy and at Nest. If you have any questions, feel free to ask below, or give me a call to discuss. You can also learn more at about this amazing addition to your home at Nest. If you are interested in purchasing a home in the Lake Tulloch area in which to install your new Nest Thermostat, please visit Lake Tulloch Waterfronts for more information.The Nest thermostat was created by one of the main people behind the iPod. If you have an
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame where George Harrison and Prince were inducted. The solo at the end is awesome. There is also a lot of concert posters and memorabilia that decorates the walls. My favorite piece is the Counting Crows at the Warfield two piece poster. Back to the bar, while I am there, I always order a cheese pizza with extra sauce as an appetizer. He has much fancier pizzas, but for some reason, I prefer the simple cheese. The garlic fries are also excellent and 2nd to only those served at AT&T Park. About this time comes the decision to either stay and eat at the bar, or head to the restaurant. The restaurant has a great atmosphere and I really enjoy the local artwork that is featured on the walls. The service can't be beat. For dinner, I almost always get the homemade pasta with marinara sauce and I add grilled chicken. It is so good that I rarely stray and order something else. My wife normally orders the salmon depending on the menu or she orders the "Greg's Salad" which is actually not on the menu and is named after one of the regular patrons. Dessert is always an option and they have won multiple awards for their desserts. Lately, I have been getting the chocolate truffle cake which is awesome. For Reservations at Azzo's, call (209) 984-1173.A few months ago, Azzo's Restaurant and Bar ranked as my #1 Restaurant near Copperopolis. Obviously, I was not the only one in the area that has such a high regard for the restaurant. Lodestar Entertainment Magazine recently awarded Azzo's "Best of the Mother Lode" for 2011. The contest was voted on by their readers and obviously a lot of the readers agree with me. Since opening in 2006, Azzo's Restaurant and Bar has been the preferred "date night" location for my wife and I. Strangely enough, we seem to follow the same process everytime we go there. Let me explain...... Whenever we go to Azzo's, we will either eat in the bar or in the restaurant. If it is more of a formal outing we always call ahead for reservations in the dining room, just to be sure that we can get a table. Regardless, we always show up a bit early to have a drink with Azzo at the bar. I prefer the New Belgian Fat Tire Beer that for some reason is colder than any place that I have had it. My wife prefers the "House Merlot", and since I am not a wine drinker, I have no idea what the actual name is. The cool thing about the bar is large plasma TV that is always playing a live classic rock concert. Azzo has 100's of classic rock concerts on DVD and it is makes it so much better when you can see the musicians as well as hear it. My favorite video is
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