Ripon, CA Real Estate News

By Christina ONeal, Realtor - Ripon California
(At Home Real Estate Group)
How do you know you are in Save Mart in Ripon CA?  There are windmills everywhere which makes it easy to tell your in Ripon CA unless Save Mart is a Dutch owned store & does this in every store they own.  My bet is nope.  This beautiful picture of a Holland windmill is part of the concrete floor when you walk in the double doors of Save Mart in Ripon CA. Ripon CA is a Dutch town so that makes sense. It's funny because my husband & I were so excited when Save Mart came to Ripon CA on 3/5/2007.  It was a grand opening at 10am during the week & you would have thought something so important was happening.  They were doing giveaways & all sorts of drawings.  Pretty exciting stuff. Fast forward to almost 4 years later & today was the first time I noticed the windmill on the entry floor.  I th...
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By Christina ONeal, Realtor - Ripon California
(At Home Real Estate Group)
Ripon Vet Hospital sponsors a low cost Spay & Neuter Day 134 West Main St Ripon, CA  95366 209-599-6153  January 15, 2011, Saturday 1pm to 3pm Feline Neuter $40 Feline Spay $80 Canine Neuter & Spay day pricing is on a lbs scale males:      0 - 25 lbs $116 males:    26 - 40 lbs $125 females:   0 - 25 lbs $127 females:  26 - 40 lbs $137 price is based on dogs under 24 months not pregnant or in heat & NOT over 40 lbs vacinnations, bloodwork, microchips & other additional services available but not included in these surgery prices. February 16, 2011, Wednesday 6:30pm to 8:30pm February's low cost clinic will be at Ripon Animal Shelter (same prices above) 444 Doak Blvd Ripon, CA  95366 209-599-0270  
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By Christina ONeal, Realtor - Ripon California
(At Home Real Estate Group)
Preparing for the tryouts for Beauty and the Beast play at Ripon Christian started about a month ago (December 2010).  Noah decided that he wanted to be in the 4th/5th grade musical.  At first he wanted to be the Beast & just about every kid wanted to be Chip (that cute little teacup). Yesterday, 1/7/2011, we found out that Noah will be Gaston.  He plays a handsome brute (who is just full of himself).  There are a few solo singing parts in the play.  He is pretty excited about it (ok, so am I too).  Last night, we watched Beauty & the Beast on DVD.  Thankfully I was able to find our DVD.  We have already watched it again this morning & started practicing.  I even got to read "Lefou" (Gaston's sidekick).  I will be volunteering to help with helping make the sets.  This will be so fun pre...
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By Christina ONeal, Realtor - Ripon California
(At Home Real Estate Group)
Come to Zumba Fitness at Calvary Church 741 W Second St, Ripon, CA  95366 every Monday at 8:30am till 9:30am Fee for class is non perishable item for the Angel Food Ministries or bring spare coins for Ripon Elementary School Coins for Computers Thank you Brooke.  It was a great class.  I learned how to Zumba today.  It seems to be Latin music & just moving your body.  The funny thing was that the "count" is not your normal aerobic "count" such as 4, 4, 8.  Maybe that's why everyone loves it.  Today was the first class and I think 8 of us showed up.  There is plenty of room for more.  Hope to see more of you every week.   
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By Christina ONeal, Realtor - Ripon California
(At Home Real Estate Group)
Prayers for Ripon, CA Businesses.  What a wonderful idea.  Last week I went to the Ripon Taqueria & this is what I read about.  I hope it's very successful.  Come out & join us :) Calling on everyone in Ripon, CA 150 N Wilma Ave Suite 1, Ripon, CA (this is where Ripon Video used to be) Between Oak Valley Community Bank & Ace Hardware Calling together Ripon residents, business owners and employees to pray for our Ripon businesses for just one hour noon to 1pm Wednesday, 12/29/2010 Has anyone had this in their hometown yet & was it successful? "Unless the Lord builds the house, it's builders labor in vain.  Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stands guard in vain." Psalm 127:1      
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By Christina ONeal, Realtor - Ripon California
(At Home Real Estate Group)
  Ripon CA longest running Crab Feed & the best of the best Annual Crab Feed presented by American Legion Post 190 Saturday, February 19, 2011 6pm cocktails 7pm dinner Ripon Community Center Tickets are $40 person (no tickets sold at the door) All-you-can-eat crab, Green Salad, Baked Potato Fresh French Bread, Dessert Wine & Coffee Raffle & Dancing following dinner Tickets are available at Darryl Bartels of State Farm Insurance, 210 S Stockton Ave, Ripon, CA  95366 209-599-2174 For more information call Ken Lawson at 209-599-4714
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By Christina ONeal, Realtor - Ripon California
(At Home Real Estate Group)
10% back of all Christmas Tree Sales are donated to Modesto Gospel Mission to help provide food & shelter to the needy in our community! Come visit Park Greenhouse in Ripon, CA at 12813 W Ripon Rd, Ripon, CA   Special Winter Hours Mon - Thurs 8:30am to 5pm Fri & Sat 8:30am to 7pm November 26 through December 11th CLOSED SUNDAYS (209-599-3410)
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By Christina ONeal, Realtor - Ripon California
(At Home Real Estate Group)
We have this huge sycamore tree in the middle of my lawn in Ripon, CA.  I'm raking my leaves as usual (at least 3 times a week).  It is quite comical because the wind is blowing leaves down as I rake (almost as if the tree is laughing at me).  Julio Gomez (whom I didn't know his name at the time) pulls his vehicle up & jumps out of his car.  He gradually walks up to me while I'm raking, attempting to get the signal from me that it's ok to approach me.  He has this flyer in his hand.   Wow,it's an open house flyer for Manley Rd, Ripon, CA.  I am totally impressed with his color open house flyer.  I look at it & love this guys style. colorful clear & concise words price all realtors information (including # & email address) multiple pictures of home address I know this sounds like basic i...
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By Christina ONeal, Realtor - Ripon California
(At Home Real Estate Group)
Ripon Police Department does something pretty awesome. If you know you are going on vacation (leaving Ripon) & want someone to check in on your home (in Ripon), there you go.  Volunteers (civilians) will be doing it.   Here are some of the rules:   1)  vacation checks are only for 2 wks. 2)  you have to check in with Ripon PD when you come home. 3)  you are not allowed "in & out" priviledges during vacation. 4)  Fill out the Vacation Check form completely, all spaces on form must be filled out...(N/A if not applicable) 5)  there is no guarantee that they will be checking on your home daily (since they are volunteers).
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By Christina ONeal, Realtor - Ripon California
(At Home Real Estate Group)
City of Ripon Annual Free Yardwaste Pickup ~ Oct 15 thru Feb 1 City of Ripon, CA offers a free pick up providing disposal of leaves, trimmings & Christmas trees from October 15 through February 1 each year. City of Ripon DO's Place loose yard clippings leaves, twigs and cut branches Christmas Trees in the street just outside the gutter (where you would normally park your car) City of Ripon DON'TS gutter needs to be clear for water runoff (for when you wash your car) No other solid waste of any kind shall be put with the prunings or leaves. Branches should not be more than four feet long. Do not bag or tie those trimmings.                  Don't call Ripon City Hall to have your trimming picked up. A special Public Works crew will pick up the trimmings each week as they check the neighb...
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By Christina ONeal, Realtor - Ripon California
(At Home Real Estate Group)
What is Family Fun Night?  It is one of the biggest fundraisers at Ripon Christian.  Every family participates & helps to make this event so successful.  When:  Saturday, October 30, 2010 @4:30pm till 10:30pm Where:  Ripon Community Center, 334 W 4th St, Ripon, CA  95366 How much:  $7 gets you a "full meal deal"...which consists of one sandwich (sloppy joe or hot dog), chips, two "extras" (chili beans, potato salad, jello, green salad), a beverage and a piece of pie.  You may purchase the items individually if you like. What:  Silent Auction begins at 5pm till 7:30pm Live Auction begins at 7pm Country Store & Baked Goods/Dutch Booth at 5pm...traditional Dutch treats and delicious home-baked items will be available in addition to may beautiful hand-crafted items. Indoor Games begin at 5p...
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By Christina ONeal, Realtor - Ripon California
(At Home Real Estate Group)
Immanuel RC Cadet group comprised of 4th thru 8th graders of Immanuel Church are having thier annual Omelet Dinner fundraiser. When:  Friday, 10-22-10 @5pm - 7:30pm Where:  Immanuel Church - 517 Orange Ave, Ripon, CA What:  Omelet Dinner How Much:  donation Why:  to keep the costs down for cadets to do their events Please come join the kids this Friday evening.  They cook the omelets right in front of you.  It's tons of fun to watch them create something so yummy.  Any questions, call Christina O'Neal at 209-321-6122.  
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By Jim Patton, Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties
( Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816)
I have seen a lot of negative on Activerain about Bank of America short sales.  I have had the opposite experience with them.    The first one is a short sale in Livingston CA.  I received multiple offers on this one.  I submitted a very good cash offer to BofA through the equator system.   It did take a little while for them to respond.  They ordered their BPO and about a week later we got a counter offer.   They wanted $10,000 more than the buyer had offered and wanted the seller to make a cash contribution of $10,000 and sign a promissory note for $20,000.   This was not acceptable to either the buyer or the seller so I countered back to the original offer and received an ok on it today.   I guess the bank had to at least try.       The second one is in Ripon Ca.  This one was not th...
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By Christina ONeal, Realtor - Ripon California
(At Home Real Estate Group)
It's a funny story... Round-about Ripon is one of our families nicknames to this town.  The bubble is one too.  But the round-about that is most talked about is the one on Wilma.  It's been a fun transformation.  At first we thought it would be a water fountain in the middle? see how below it's a pumping truck... Now we know for sure it's a clock tower, no not Big Ben, but still so cool.  I wonder when the clock will be accurate?  Will we be able to see it from the freeway?  Will people visit from far away just to come see Ripon's clock tower? The answer to most of those is not really, but that's ok.  We still love it in our town & the small quaint changes make this town our home.  If you are thinking about buying or selling in Ripon, give me a call at 209-321-6122 or email me at christ...
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By Christina ONeal, Realtor - Ripon California
(At Home Real Estate Group)
Who loves to recycle? Me, you, & so many others in Ripon.... The event serves as a fundraiser toward Relay for Life in Ripon. The family practice office of Dr. Dutter, Dr. Hufford and Dr. Daley will host a professional document shred and electric waste recycling service/fundraiser for Ripon Relay for Life, Saturday, April 17 from 8am to noon.  Accepting recycle items include stereos, cell phones, paper, faxes, keyboards, plasma screens, batteries, monitors, laptops, servers, eyeglasses, printers, mice, copiers, TVs, computers, telephones, and LCD screens.   Call 209-599-2520 or 209-985-3206 for more details. If you are looking to buy or sell a house in Ripon, CA....please call 209-599-9955 or www.christinaoneal.com email me to at christina@christinaoneal.com
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By Christina ONeal, Realtor - Ripon California
(At Home Real Estate Group)
Ride your Bike to work week - May 11, 2009 to May 17, 2009 It's time to ride your bike to work at least one day this coming week & enter drawing to win a bike & helmet. Requirements: 1)  pledge to ride your bike or walk to work 2)  enter the contest and fax the form to 468-9930 by May 20th for more information, go to www.commuteconnection.com or call 209-468-8960, 1-800-52-SHARE...this is for San Joaquin or Stanislaus county 5 great reasons to ride your bike or walk to work: New Tax Free Reimbursement for Bikers Saving Money Great Exercise Saving the Environment Peaceful commute
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By Christina ONeal, Realtor - Ripon California
(At Home Real Estate Group)
If you answer YES to any 2 of these questions, Call, email or text me.... 1)  Are you upside down on your home in Ripon, CA? 2)  Do you keep your mail unopened (even though you know you can't pay some of those bills)? 3)  Did you lose your job or have a change in pay recently? 4)  Did someone in your family pass away or come down with an illness that is making it hard for you to pay your bills? 5)  Do you own a home in Ripon, CA?  6)  Did you get a job transfer to somewhere other than Ripon, CA  & you have to move for your new job? 7)  Are you getting divorced or recently divorced? 8)  Do you have an addition to your family? new baby?  parents now living at home with you?  Meet with me for a private confidential consultation on your options.  I am a local realtor in Ripon & successfully...
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