20588 You Bet Road, unfinished cabin, no permits, no septic, no power, listed for $200,000

This is nice 2.9 acre property, but the creek run along the road, so the only part of the property that is accessible is a narrow strip between the road and the creek. There is no bridge, and no vehicle access to the larger portion of the property on the far side of the creek. County records show this cabin was originally built in the 1960’s before setbacks from the riparian area were strictly enforced, and when build permits were lax. But the records show that the current owner got a building permit in 2015, but the permit was never acted on, and has since expired. It is doubtful that the county would make a new owner remove the home, but they might not be willing to issue a permit either. The home is clearly in danger of flooding, with the edge of the foundation just inches away from the creek. Perhaps more of challenge will be the location of a septic system. The property is not wide enough to get a septic system far enough away from the creek and not be inside the setback from the street. There are always work-arounds for these kinds of problems, but there might be additional costs and engineering fees that would make this home a money pit.

Author: gordon

Nevada County Resident since 1988. Painting and Decorating Contractor 1985-2003 Nevada County Realtor Since 2004 Member of the Nevada County Masters Club (top producing agent) Every Year Since 2004

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