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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!"

- Bruce Champion

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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.

Looking for a new home? Do a quick search, or a map search!

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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Monday News..The Labor Department reported that U.S. employers hired 227,000 workers in January, above the 170,000 expected and signaling the sector kicked off 2017 on a high note. All was not rosy within the report, however. Average hourly earnings rose by a scant 0.1 percent versus the 0.3 percent expected. The December number was revised lower to 0.2 percent from the original 0.4 percent reported. In addition, job growth in November and December was revised lower by a total of 39,000. The Unemployment Rate ticked up to 4.8 percent from 4.7 percent.

Weak wage growth could lead to tepid inflation if the pattern continues, and inflation ended 2016 on a tame note. Core Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE), which strips out volatile food and energy, increased 0.1 percent versus the 0.2 percent in November. Year-over-year, Core PCE was up 1.7 percent.

And in housing news, the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city Home Price Index rose by 5.3 percent from November 2015 to November 2016, up from October's annual increase of 5.1 percent.

Maximum employment, price stability and a strong housing sector are key measures considered by the Fed when setting the course of monetary policy. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) kept its benchmark Fed Funds Rate unchanged when it met January 31 and February 1, despite indicating in December that three rate hikes were likely in 2017. At that time, the FOMC raised rates for only the second time in more than a decade.

While a "rate hike" may sound troublesome, purchase or refinance home loan rates are not directly tied to the Fed Funds Rate. The Fed Funds Rate is the short-term rate at which banks lend money to each other overnight. Instead, home loan rates are tied to Mortgage Backed Securities, which are a type of Bond.

For now, home loan rates remain in attractive territory.


  • "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.