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     Breakthrough, the name itself suggests a product that is something special.  For a number of years, it was a great product.  My paint company specialized in painting cabinets with Breakthrough and we never had any complaints or product failures over many years.  We liked this product so much...
05/22/2020
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        Day tripping is one of the many benefits of living in Elk Grove, CA.  We have so many fun places to visit within two hours.  Today we visited Deer Creek Tribute Trail near Nevada City.  The trail head was less than one and a half hours from Elk Grove.  It is a gorgeous area, but the trail...
05/17/2020
A couple years ago, we were buying a house in Reno.  The market was hot and when the lender tried to schedule an appraiser, the first day an appraiser could be at the property was 30 days out, a problem because we had a 30 day escrow.  My local lender advised me to ask if a waiver was possible.  ...
05/15/2020
    Elk Grove West of Hwy 99     View Homes in West Elk GroveView Homes in Heritage Lakeside and Glenbrooke (55+ Communities)     We were off to a very strong start in Elk Grove this year prior to the Covid 19 pandemic.  April pricing held up in Elk Grove even considering that some of these sales...
05/12/2020
  A real estate colleague, Julianne Park, just listed this great home in the Pocket Area of Sacramento.  It is a four bedroom, three bath, 2,031 square foot home.  I love the updated kitchen.And the cozy den area.3D Tour of 7316 Flowerwood WayFeaturing:  Updated white cabinets with granite counte...
05/08/2020
This fabulous Pocket Area home has gone pending.  If you need help getting your home ready to list, I would be glad to help.  Tips for getting your home ready to sellTake a Virtual Tour 
05/08/2020
     The Big Day of Giving is a one day charity event created by the Sacramento Community Foundation to benefit our local non-profit organizations.  Since 2013, nearly $40 million has been raised in six giving days to help over 600 organizations.  Today is an important day for our Sacramento area...
05/07/2020
Just Say No!or A Cautionary Tale    There are real dangers to allowing amateurs do the work of professionals.  As your wife comes toward you with those scissors, just say no!  Circa 1982, Edwin Teller, the scientist, gave a speech I attended regarding Star Wars. (how is that for a non-sequitur?)....
04/16/2020
     Thank you Abby Stiller, for sharing this information regarding time extensions for 1031 exchanges, opportunity zones and estimated tax payments.  For those of us in the midst of a 1031 exchange, this could be very helpful.  I am sure that extending the dates for estimated taxes will also be ...
04/12/2020
Elk Grove March 2020 vs. March 2019  VIEW CURRENT HOMES FOR SALE IN ELK GROVEVIEW CURRENT HOMES FOR SALE IN LAGUNA WEST LAKESIDE AND STONELAKE Elk Grove     These charts show sold homes that went into contract early in the year, mostly January and February.  Doesn't that seem like a lifetime ago?...
04/11/2020
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