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         We just began work on a new listing that will be available in a few weeks.  This old carpet needed to go and be replaced with a vinyl wood flooring.  New quarter round will also be installed.  It has always been a pet peeve of my ex-paint contractor self the way installers finish floor ...
01/15/2021
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I want some soup!  Otherwise known as the words you will not ever hear come out of my mouth, especially for dinner, especially when it has arugula in it, especially when it has some strange ingredient called a Jerusalem Artichoke and especially if it has no meat in it.  I put my foot down. "Not a...
01/12/2021
     Elk Grove is a diverse city of over 170,000 residents just South of Sacramento. It has neighborhoods that vary in age with most of the older neighborhoods East of Highway 99.  The community has over 70 parks and many walkways throughout the city.  We are also fortunate to have Cosumnes River...
01/11/2021
Laguna West, Lakeside and Stonelake, Dec. 2020 I include the neighborhoods of Laguna West, Lakeside and Stonelake together because they are very similar in style.  Pricing was very strong over the last year, while inventory was way down.  Currently, there are only 4 homes available with an averag...
01/10/2021
      Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU's), have become a very hot topic in California.  An ADU is basically a second unit placed on the same lot as your primary residence.  We recently had the pleasure of having John Arendsen of Crest Backyard Homes give us an overview of ADU's on our ActiveRain Zoo...
01/09/2021
     I have always been a back of the room kind of guy, but over the past few years, I have really learned that is not always the best place to be. I made a concerted effort to change a few years ago.  I now go right to the front of the class so to speak and engage.  It has made a huge difference...
01/08/2021
     We have some great new Pickleball courts here in Elk Grove at the new Oasis Park.  It is located at 8015 Poppy Ridge Rd., East of Bruceville road, just off Whitelock parkway.  There are six courts available and the courts do have lights.  We have played there several times.  The players are ...
01/06/2021
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     In the Sacramento region, it is customary for buyers to do inspections after they have entered into contract.  Here are a few reasons sellers might consider doing the inspections upfront. Set your home apart.  If all other characteristics are equal, you will be giving potential buyers knowle...
01/04/2021
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     Our family toasted in the New Year a little early yesterday evening with a Golden Cadillac.  It is a cocktail made world famous at Poor Red's in the town of El Dorado, CA. It is served in a champagne glass with a larger glass of it on the side, like milkshakes are served.  It is a tasty drin...
12/31/2020
We hear it all the time.  It is just stuff, clutter really, but as I contemplate putting all of the Christmas decorations away, I do wonder.  Is this really true?  It seems every decoration holds a special memory.  There is the Santa I remember painting as a kid and all of the wood Christmas cand...
12/26/2020
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