BASS LAKE SALE UPDATE
At the November 13, 2022 All Member meeting of the Bass Lake Homeowners Association, a P.G. & E. representative confirmed in June they officially “paused” their plans to sell the Crane Valley Project which includes the Bass Lake reservoir and all its related power generation facilities.
They also indicated this “divestiture pause” will last until the end of 2023 and was due to the changing renewable power climate.
In the meantime they have applied for approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to transfer the licenses of all their power plants, except nuclear, into Pacific Generation LLC, a newly created subsidiary in which they will have the majority ownership.
They hope to have this transfer complete by year-end.
They also said they have no plans for any changes in the operation of Bass Lake, and reaffirmed their commitment to maintaining high water levels during the recreation season.
They currently operate under a 40-year FERC license which extends to
September 1, 2043.
In previous meetings they indicated any ultimate purchaser of this project would need to adhere to the terms of that license which include shoreline, surface water, lake level, and recreation management plans.
Bass Lake remains here waiting for you! Feel the lake breeze in your hair. Listen to the soothing water sounds. Drift to sleep . . .
BASS LAKE DAM NOVEMBER 14, 2022
FALL HAS ARRIVED AT BASS LAKE!
PINES VILLAGE CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING 2022
As always, a fun time was had by all at the 2022 Christmas Tree Lighting in the Pines Village!
The event was very well attended, and Bass Lake Realty gave out free popcorn and candy!!
UPCOMING BASS LAKE EVENTS
KARAOKE THURSDAYS AT THE PINES BAR
At The Pines Bar December 1st – 29th, 2022, 9 PM to 12 AM
COMEDY NIGHT AT BASS LAKE CONFERENCE CENTER
December 10th, 2022, 7 to 10 PM.
CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH AT DUCEY’S
December 25th, 2022, 11 AM to 4 PM.
NEW YEAR’S EVE PINES VILLAGE BASH & BALL DROP
December 31st, 2022.
PINES NEW YEAR’S EVE – FIREWORKS AT MIDNIGHT
December 31st, 2022.
UPCOMING YOSEMITE EVENTS
In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams at Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite.
Mondays (1:00pm – 5:00pm) and Wednesdays (9:00am – 1:00pm) through December 28th.
6 Things That Make the Front of Your House Look Woefully Outdated – And How To Fix Them
Think of curb appeal as your home’s overcoat. The most spectacular outfit won’t impress anyone if it’s covered by a shabby, worn jacket. The same goes for your home: It doesn’t matter how fabulously your rooms are arrayed if your lawn is overgrown and your front porch is sagging. The front of your house is a point of pride, and it’s also an example—for neighbors, guests, and potential buyers—of how you present yourself. Additionally, well-maintained curb appeal can help you fetch top dollar if and when you decide to sell. Here’s the thing, though: Sometimes we don’t see what others do when we look at our home. To ensure you’re not committing any design or landscaping faux pas that make your home look woefully outdated, check out these do’s and don’ts of curb appeal.
Dusting the inside of your home is fairly standard, but the outside? Not so much. It might seem like rain, wind, and snow should keep a home dust-free, but take a closer look. “Cobwebs can appear in unexpected places, and someone sitting around on your porch can notice them hanging around corners,” says Mike Higgins, a licensed real estate agent at Blue Badger Holdings in Wisconsin. “Trust me, it’s a turnoff.” To oust cobwebs, dust, and other forms of dirt and detritus that naturally build up over time, Higgins recommends power-washing your home once a year.
Plastic furniture is easy to care for, and it’s practical and cheap. But when we’re talking curb appeal, cheap is what you want to avoid here. It’s fine to bust out the lawn chairs for your next barbecue, but do everyone a favor and put them in-side when the guests depart. “Cheap, plastic furniture on your porch or front lawn certainly lowers your curb appeal,” says Catherine Mack, co-owner of the House Buyer Network, based in Lewisville, TX. “If you can’t afford to replace them with high-end furniture, consider storing them out of sight when not in use.”
Shoddy Shutters and Dirty Windows
When you look at your own house, you probably barely notice what the windows and shutters look like. But they’re often the first thing casual passersby take in. “If your shutters are sun-faded, slats are missing, or they’re crooked, they’re going to stick out like sore thumbs,” Higgins says. Shutters will take elbow grease and a financial outlay to replace. But dirty windows, another common offender, are an easier issue to tackle. Dirty windows make your house look old and unkempt, no matter what,” says Josh Dotoli, founder of the real estate website JoshDotoliGroup.com. “Be sure to clean your windows on a regular basis, inside and out, to keep them looking their best.”
Siding and Paint Color Choices
The state of your siding—and even your home’s paint color—can scream of decades gone by. “Aluminum siding automatically makes your home look outdated,” says Steven Cathcart of Great Lakes Real Estate Investments in Cleveland. “There’s nothing inherently wrong with aluminum siding—it can last a long time—but it shows that the homeowner hasn’t invested in siding over the last 20-plus years. Also, aluminum siding will show nicks and dings.” And even if you don’t have aluminum siding, you’re not in the clear. “Out-of-fashion exterior paint colors are a big issue, too,” Cathcart says. “Outdated colors—like mustard yellow, for example—show that a homeowner likely hasn’t invested much in updating the house.”
Poorly Maintained Driveway
For most homeowners, a driveway is simply a means of getting cars in and out of the property. But for anyone pulling in, unkempt asphalt will be a big no-no. “If your driveway is uneven or cracked, it can really mess with the overall look of your house, no matter what else is happening,” says Tara Spaulding, an interior design coordinator at San Diego’s Patio Productions. Higgins also warns that oil spots broadcast “a general lack of care for upkeep that will alarm potential buyers and turn off visitors.” The good news is that resealing your driveway is so easy that you can tackle it in a single after-noon—no professional help required.
Trash Cans in View
Finally, this aesthetic sin we’re probably all guilty of committing at some point is also one of the easiest problems to ressolve. “Ugly garbage cans and recycling bins can wreak havoc on your curb appeal,” says Larry Snider, vice president of operations at Casago Vacation Rentals, based in Scottsdale, AZ. “Bring them inside to your garage. And if that isn’t an option, consider an easy fix like adding a small fence to your designated bin area so that you can hide them from sight when they need to be out.”
*Article courtesy of Realtor.com
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