Although stone houses and cave dwellings are no longer the expected abode of Tuolumne County, they once were. Named for the tribal word talmalamne which means “people who live in caves” the county is one of the original 27 of California. Founded in 1850, the county is known for its role in the California Gold Rush. Numerous Chinese prospectors who came in search of fortune resided in the area. Today, the township of Chinese Camp is named after those prospectors. At one point, over 5,000 natives of China lived in Chinese Camp. The then residents established several Chinese temples, some of which still stand today. The influence of China is on full display with the local elementary school designed in the style of a Chinese Pagoda.
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Maximum VA Appraisal Fees Allowable In Tuolumne County:
- Single Family: $450
- Condominium: $450
- Manufactured Housing ( including modular): $450
- Duplex $500
- Triplex $600
- Fourplex $600
- Repair Certification $100
Veterans in Tuolumne County
With cool winters and hot summers, Tuolumne County has no shortage of activities. Sonora, the county seat of Tuolumne is located incredibly close to Yosemite National Park. In addition to the natural exploration that comes with the national park, incredible hiking, climbing, biking and rafting can be done at Yosemite. Sonora is also close to Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, a heritage railway.
For veterans interested in relocating to Tuolumne County, of the 55,365 people residing in the area, nearly 7,000 are former military personnel. An active support network is already in place, the VFW in Sonora works diligently to ensure this. Also aiding area veterans is the presence of a VA medical center in Mather.
Veterans living in the county enjoy a relatively low cost of living and the accompanying high quality of life. Currently, 593 homes are for sale in the county, some listed as cheaply as $59,000. The cheapest home sold in the county this year was purchased for $34,000. Housing is cheap enough for many to make cash purchases (30 percent cash sales in 2014).
Of equal benefit is the property tax exemption available to California residents with veteran status. Qualified individuals may be entitled to as much as $4,000 annually. The exemption for a disabled veteran with a service related injury or the surviving widow of a disabled veteran can be as much as $150,000.
For an exact rate and how to apply contact the local Veterans Service Office.
Tuolumne County VA Homes Property Search
You can use the Tuolumne County VA HLC property search for the following cities:
Chinese Camp, Cold Springs, Columbia, Confidence, East Sonora, Groveland, Big Oak Flat, Jamestown, Long Barn, Mi-Wuk Village, Moccasin, Mono Vista, Phoenix Lake, Cedar Ridge, Sierra Village, Sonora, Soulsbyville, Strawberry, Tuolumne and Twain Harte.
The property search is being updated. Please use the form on this page to request a list of current VA homes for sale.
VA Approved Condos in Tuolumne County
At this time, there are no VA approved condos in Tuolumne County. If you would like to have VA HLC assist you in condo project approval, please use this link.
- California VA Loan Information: https://www.vahomeloancenters.org/california-va-home-loan-limits/
- VA Loan Information by State: https://www.vahomeloancenters.org/va-loan-limit-maximum-va-loan-amount/