Gene Thorpe

Rebuilding Lincoln’s American dream

December 2011 is an historic time in the Northern California housing market. Here in Lincoln, we have such a wonderful variety of housing options. From beautiful country propertie ...

Whatever happened to good old common sense?

First of all, I want to congratulate the city of Lincoln on having a balanced budget. That is an example of what working together in spite of differences can be. My questions are ...

Barringer Realty merges with Century 21 Select

Downtown’s Barringer Realty has recently merged with CENTURY 21 Select at 801 Sterling Parkway in Lincoln. Barringer Realty was a privately held real estate agency in Lincoln ...

Forever young- the life and times of Gene Thorpe

The awe and wonder of the Fountain of Youth is no mystery for Gene Thorpe. The endless spring of the intangible and sought-after mystical flow originates from the music found risi ...

Is the real estate market stabilizing in Lincoln?

Part 5 of the series, “The Anatomy of a Real Estate Transaction.” To see past columns, go online to lincolnnewsmessenger.com. California was one of the first states to enter ...

Support local musicians

My favorite pastime is to hear live music. Whatever city I’m in, I find the closest venues so I can immediately unwind. Musicians who effortlessly play their instruments befor ...

So you want to be a real-estate investor?

Here we are already to Independence Day and, not only has the temperature just started heating up, but so has the market. If you are in a position to purchase real estate, this wee ...

American Dream is home ownership

Editor’s note: This is part 5 of the series, “The Anatomy of a Real Estate Transaction.” At this time, we are at a turning point in a historical housing downturn. For th ...

How to choose the ‘right agent’

Editor’s note: This column is part four of the series “The Anatomy of a Real Estate Transaction.” To see past columns, visit lincolnnewsmessenger.com. By Gene Thorpe, Sp ...

Housing market turning around

Now is the best time to buy a house since the 1950s, according to some area Realtors. With home sales reaching their highest point since 2005, the housing market has turned the co ...