​Welcome to the best resource for searching for Grass Valley Real Estate, Nevada City Real Estate, Placer County Real Estate and Real Estate in surrounding areas, provided by SIERRA Lifestyle Team at HomeSmart iCare Realty.

Your Life, Your Dreams.

A home is not a home because of its room dimensions or the color of the walls. It is about how you feel when you walk through the front door, and the way you can instantly envision your life unfolding there. This is about more than Grass Valley real estate and Nevada City real estate. It is about your life and your dreams.

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Meet The Team

We are Real Estate professionals with extensive experience in sales and marketing, utilizing the newest techniques in marketing properties. But honestly, finding homes for buyers and buyers for sellers isn’t rocket science. It‘s good old-fashioned hard work, honesty, loyalty & commitment to clients and community. And it’s deep knowledge and experience of our communities.

We specialize in Nevada County Real Estate and Placer County Real Estate. Each of us brings something unique to the team. Working with a team like ours offers you the knowledge, experience and expertise you won’t typically find working with a single agent.
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Welcome to the Sierra Lifestyle.

We love it and we know you will, too. You’ll enjoy far less congestion and traffic, and a wealth of healthy activities. Access to hiking, biking, kayaking, skiing, fishing and much more is just minutes away from your front door in Nevada County, affording all of us a wonderful lifestyle that we think is unmatched anywhere in the world.

Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley, Alta Sierra and surrounding communities are the gateway to the High Sierra, with the South, North, and Lower forks of the Yuba River flowing through and providing fishing, swimming, picnicking and abundant healthy, fun activities.

Culturally, We Rock!

The Center For The Arts in Grass Valley brings an amazing diversity of artists. We’ve rocked to David Crosby and Graham Nash, Lean Russell and Keb Mo. We’ve rolled to Richard Thompson and Roy Rogers. We’ve gone Country with Clint Black and Lucinda Williams. And we’ve laughed with Paula Poundstone and Dana Carvey!

We’re the friendliest place on the planet, with abundant opportunities to join friends and business, professional, and civic leaders to improve our local community. Nevada County boasts five active Rotary Clubs, Girl Scouts, Habitat for Humanity, 4-H, Business & Professional Women, Sammy’s Friends, Hospitality House and DSVAC, just to name a few opportunities to meet friends supporting and improving our communities in Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley, Alta Sierra and South Nevada County.

Different By Design.

Sierra Lifestyle Team takes a different approach to Grass Valley real estate and Nevada City real estate; one that is built on personal touches, positive results and a team working on your behalf.

We utilize the latest technologies, market research and business strategies to exceed your expectations. More importantly, we listen and that means we find solutions that are tailored to you. Specializing in Grass Valley Real Estate, Nevada City Real Estate, Penn Valley Real Estate and real estate in the surrounding areas, we are experts in our area.

How We Can Help.

Thanks for starting your real estate search with us. Our web site is full of information for you whether you are looking to buy real estate or sell real estate in Nevada County or Placer County.

After you have had the chance to review this information, please contact us so we can tell you more about how we can help you with all of your Grass Valley real estate and Nevada City real estate needs.

Recent Blog Posts

Chicago-Style Hot Dogs

Chicago-Style Hot Dogs

A proper Chicago dog is an all-beef frankfurter (such as Vienna Beef) in a poppy seed bun, topped with yellow mustard, neon-green sweet pickle relish, chopped white onion, tomato slices, a dill pickle spear, pickled sport peppers and celery salt. This stovetop recipe is very forgiving, and there are ways to adapt: No poppy seed buns? Just sprinkle a pinch of loose poppy seeds over regular hot dog buns slathered in melted butter. No neon-green sweet relish? Stir a drop or two of green food coloring into regular sweet relish.

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August 22, 2022 – Housing sentiment continued to sink for both the supply side and the demand side as market’s buying
conditions remained sour.

Not only did homebuilders scale back in production as suggested by the dip in building permits, but potential homebuyers have also hit the brake hard as market uncertainty and high costs of borrowing lingered on. Closed sales for existing single-family homes have taken a beating as the market has shifted in response to the recent surge in interest rates, while pending sales suggested that the market could remain soft in August.

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Smoky White Bean and Beef Sloppy Joes

Smoky White Bean and Beef Sloppy Joes

This update on the kid-friendly classic uses half the meat as a traditional sloppy Joe recipe, but retains the qualities that everyone loves: a tart-sweet savoriness and a quick cooking time.

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Grass Valley

Grass Valley’s small town charm is rich with history and replete with amenities that make it home. Learn More…

Alta Sierra

Alta Sierra boasts an 18 hole golf course that winds though over 3000 acres with over 3000 homes. Learn More…

Nevada City

Nevada City offers small town charm coupled with vibrant mountain living and cultural arts. Learn More…

Rough and Ready

Rough and Ready is known for rolling hills that are home to many of our best known ranches. Learn More…

Penn Valley

This home town community is a great place to raise a family or retire in serene surroundings. Learn More…

Lake Wildwood

Lake Wildwood is a gated community of 3,000 private homes located in a lush, wooded setting on a lake. Learn More…


Auburn is a large community with a small town feel that offers a variety of homes from condos to ranch living. Learn More…

Lake of the Pines

Lake of the Pines offers an 18-hole golf course, country club and a lake for boating, skiing and fishing.  Learn More…

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Grass Valley, CA 95949

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