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Bruce Champion


"I have had the pleasure of helping buyers find their dream properties here in Fairplay, Somerset, Placerville, Sutter Creek and the Foothill Gold Country!

"My Philosophy on Real Estate is that it has many avenues… For me it represents, Freedom, Challenge and Adventure all rolled into one….not to mention a little fear!"

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Bruce Champion Real Estate

Specializing in Luxury Home Sales

Real Estate Broker with Gateway Sotheby's International Realty.

Serving Somerset, Placerville, El Dorado Hills, Sutter Creek, and Fairplay California.

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If you're planning to sell your home in the next few months, nothing is more important than knowing a fair asking price. I would love to help you with a FREE Market Analysis. I will use comparable sold listings to help you determine the accurate market value of your home.

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Property owners in the State Responsibility Area will no longer be responsible to pay the SRA Fire Prevention Fee

Six years ago, in 2011, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a “Fire Prevention Fee” on habitable structures in the state’s wildland fire responsibility area, also called the “SRA.” The yearly fee, formerly $152.33 per habitable structure, has paid for various activities to prevent and suppress fires in the SRA.

On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, the Governor signed another law (Assembly Bill 398) suspending that fire prevention fee, effective July 1, 2017. The fee is suspended until 2031. The fire prevention activities, formerly paid for by the SRA fee, will continue but, according to the legislation, will now be funded by a different source, rather than property owners in the SRA.

So, while property owners in the SRA still remain subject to certain wildfire prevention standards, they won’t be charged the fire prevention fee.

Your First American NHD and JCP-LGS Disclosure Reports will reflect this new information in the Advisory and Tax sections of the report.

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Wow! Placerville Spectacular coming soon..This week! and Gateway Sothebys International Real Estate


  • "When I contacted Bruce Champion to experience the best of what Somerset - FairPlay, CA has to offer, I literally jumped in his plane & flew, then drove and finally walked all best option properties in the area. He is an excellent listener and found several properties I loved!! His meticulous thoroughness, love of beautiful and natural setting homes + properties, as well as authentically infectious & caring energy will easily lead you to your perfect property. Call Bruce to be your trusted advisor - he is the best!!"

    Mary Beth Cameron
  • "If you want to work with an upbeat, knowledgeable realtor, then Bruce is the realtor for you. His knowledge of the area is outstanding and will give you the best advise when selling your house. I always felt that Bruce was in my corner. I highly recommend him as a good, honest realtor."

  • "Bruce is terrific! My partner and I decided we wanted to purchase a second home and we had an idea of what we wanted. Bruce listened to what we were looking for and was patient and willing to keep looking for our perfect home. Thank you for helping us find our dream come true. It will be fun to be neighbors!"

    Tracey Mueller Schaal
  • "The best realtor ever, a pure pro that will go to the end of the earth to help you buy or sell your home. Confident, encouraging, yet humble in every way. You really get to like Bruce just as much as a person, as you do as your realtor!"

    Craig D.