Three Rivers beauty with reduced price

43647  Washburn Dr.,  Three Rivers, listed at $245,000.
**Mountain living just got better with a new, reduced price of $245,000 and a $4,500 painting allowance!

With fantastic views of Kaweah Canyon and Case Mountain, this custom built, Three Rivers home is the perfect getaway.

Sitting on a knoll secluded from other homes, the 4-bedroom, 3 bath home sits on about 1.3 acres with an invisible pet fence.

With 2,100-square-feet of living space, the home features a vaulted living room and owner's suite with tongue and groove open-beam ceilings. Each room has rock fireplaces and built-in bookcases and entertainment center.

The owner's suite has a niche for office, plus three other bedrooms - one with its own bathroom which is perfect for guests.

The home is plumbed for propane gas - even at kitchen cooktop but currently all electric. The dishwasher and cooktop are approximately 2 years old.

The owner's suite has double sinks.

The bones of this house are great, it just needs updating to make it more light and airy. This lower price offers great opportunity to live in peace and quiet with community water and a fire hydrant nearby.

There is a 2-car attached garage, cement roof. This home is part of a probate sale.

Call Darlene Loose for an appointment today! (559) 625-9364.

Fight the battle of rising heating costs

(ARA) - As fall weather continues to settle in, the leaves drop to the ground and the temperature begins to plummet, but your heating bills move in the opposite direction - 'tis the season of high heating costs.

According to early reports, heat and oil prices will continue to rise, which can cut a large chunk out of your home heating budget this winter, if you're not careful.

It's not too late to do something in the battle against rising heating costs. You can start by winterizing your home, plugging up the leaks and drafts that deplete energy - and your family budget. Here's your money-saving strategy:

* Start early - When the weather is still balmy, take care of the places outside your home where the uncomfortable chill of new seasons can creep indoors. Then, move inside to ensure there are no "holes" in the house where the chilly drafts of winter can hide.

* Be prepared - Rounding up products in the fall that will ensure comfort and warmth is a DIY task that is easier than you think. With the affordable, easy-to-use tools on the market, the job is doable in a weekend. Try these products for a sure victory in the heating cost battle: