Connecting City Buyers to Mountain Sellers

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Lothar "Lota" Wakefield - Founder Realtor and Guide

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Why choose Mountain Scout?

As a licensed real estate agent with mountain knowledge and experience I will help you plan and guide you through the buying experience. I represent you, the buyer, in any of our Northern California mountains so you don't have to venture into the unknown alone. Here is why you will want to trek with Mountain Scout...

  • I will show you beautiful views, lovely streams and mountain dreams

  • We work together on a plan to get you what you are looking for; cabin, unimproved land, piece of mind property, 1031 exchange investment, or family vacation home and more  

  • Specialized financing, wildfire insurance, and investment connections available 

  • I lived off-the-grid, resulting in extensive mountain experience 

  • I bought and sold several personal properties in the mountains and currently own in Shasta County

  • You will feel confident that you have hired a skilled, knowledgeable professional

  • Contacts for tiny and container homes 

  • Century 21MM is my broker, the most recognized name in real estate

"Trailblazing the path to your mountain dream"

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Q. Do you have the same license as all Realtors?

A. Yes, I work under the same state license as all California Realtors and my broker is Century 21MM, the most recognized brand in all of real estate.


Q. How does it work?

A. Once we agree to meet, we check out what area and what type of property you are interested in and start searching. When we find some options, we take a trek to see the properties. Once you have identified a property, we will write an offer and treat it like any other real estate transactions in California (some exceptions may apply). Otherwise we keep looking until we find your dream.

Q. What about wildfires, is there insurance available?

A. Yes, there are more options than you may think depending on your property. I have contacts available for you.


Q. Is financing available too?

A. Yes, there are financing options available on most properties you can get on your own (some exceptions may apply). I also have contacts if you need them.


Q. Listings with Lothar?

A. I am willing, capable, and able to represent sellers on listings for common residential real estate transactions but my specialty to "connect city buyers with mountain sellers" which allows me to focus on you and purchasing your mountain dream!          

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Unlike buying a typical residential home, when buying in the mountains you'll want to check out these matters and more...

  • your water supply and electrical grid

  • winter access and snow removal

  • potential flooding issues and wildlife

  • and even where the sun rises and sets

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Team Fishing

Abundant recreation is only one of the many reasons  to own mountain property. Others include; company retreats, investments, friends and family getaway, piece of mind, cleaner environment, adventure, wildlife,  and my favorite homesteading, the choice is yours!

If you do decide to venture into the unknown alone, especially off the beaten path, please be prepared with extra supplies and don't rely solely on digital maps or always having phone service.

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GOT CASH?! With Recreation Residential Programs (RRPs) or a.k.a. Forest Service Cabins, you can get a lot of cabin in some amazing locations for the right price. Note -  they are on USFS leased land and there is no deed of trust; however, the good news is  there is a bill of sale.      

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Are you just looking to get started in the mountains? With a little effort, here is what a scenario might look like on a budget.

  • $25-$50k for a couple        of forested acres    (available now!)

  • $25k+ for a basic DIY shelter or camp trailer

  • $35K for infrastructure such as water, sewer, power and permits

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Regardless of what you hear about wildfire insurance, it is available. Call or text 916-799-2573 for more information!



What's Hot!

Available Now

Quick Escapes and Recreation  

  • Owner financing available on many properties 

  • Great locations at all elevations

  • On or off the grid 

  • Easy travel highways

Under $100k 

Down by the River
Log Cabin

        Off-the-Grid and Affordable 

  • ​Rustic retreats with acreage 

  • About 3.5 hours from Sacramento

  • Minutes to skiing and all outdoor recreation

  • Great mountain starter projects

Starting at $120k 

Just Land

  • Lots and acreage

  • Desirable locations

  • Starter DIY projects 

  • Some with infrastructure 

  • Get started today

Starting at $25k

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Close Adventures!

under 2 hours drive from Sacramento...

Call 916-799-2573 for details...many properties available at all price ranges!

During these unprecedented times, Mountain Scout Properties is here to make your mountain dream come true!

                                   Note: With many properties available, pictures do not denote a specific property for sale.                                        Please call or text 916-799-2573 to view your specific properties today! 

About MSP 

Mountain Scout was created from passion for the mountains and my inner drive to help everyone achieve their dream of mountain ownership!

My desire for the mountains all started deep in the woods of Northern California when I lived off-the-grid as a child and teenager. As years went on, I earned a successful career as an Executive Chef, got married, and raised a wonderful family. We exposed our kids to as much of the great outdoors as possible while living in the Sacramento area. In 2002 we bought a piece of land and built a tiny rustic cabin in remote Trinity County, again off-the-grid. Rustic yes, but very rewarding to have a little place in the woods. Although, we have since upgraded to more square footage and acreage, spending time together learning, working and playing in the mountains on our own land still continues to be a life long bonding activity of our family and friends. 


I have attained my dream. Having real life mountain experience and the knowledge of many areas from years of scouting, I will help you attain your dream. As a real estate agent with this knowledge and skill, I can provide you with the comfort that you have chosen the right person to represent you when buying in the Northern California mountains.   




"Fresh mountain spring water is California liquid gold!"