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Please Help KW Elk Grove Raise Money For a Great Cause. "The Jesse Morton Memorial Car Wash Fundraiser" October 8th from 10am to 2 pm.KW Elk Grove Parking Lot9260 Laguna Springs Dr, Elk Grove, CA 95758This will be a fundraising event for the Morton Family. Jesse Morton lost his life in August, from drowning in a lap pool at California Family Fitness in Elk Grove. He was just 45 years old and left behind his wife, Sherry, age 42 as well as his son, age 10 and daughter, age 5. Jesse had diabetes so he was unable to get life (0 comments)
The Giant Pumpkin and Harvest Festival was held this weekend at Elk Grove Regional Park. The new winner of the giant pumpkin contest in Elk Grove weighed 1684.5 pounds. How does someone grow a pumpkin this size? The Harvest Festival has grown into a very large event for the whole family, with rides for the kids, giant pumpkins, scarecrows, music, games, pony rides, and so much more! It looked like everyone was having so much fun today! (4 comments)
If you have been to San Francisco and not visited the Palace Hotel you are really missing out. It is full of beauty, history and incredible ambience. Built in 1875, it is located on New Montgomery Street in the heart of the San Francisco, just blocks away from Union Square, Chinatown, the Financial District and the Moscone Convention Center. I had the pleasure of having lunch in the Garden Court, which is in the picture above for my daughter's 21st birthday. What a treat! The food was incredible and the service impeccable.
This past week, instead of selling real estate in Elk Grove, CA, I spent the week vacationing in Santa Cruz, CA. We go every year for the 4th of July week and have for over 30 years now...I find it relaxing and very enjoyable. It feels almost like going home each year and yet I always find new advertures to keep my family entertained. This year it was paddle boarding in the Santa Cruz harbor and whale watching on the Stagnaro's whale watching cruise going out of the harbor. Once again we had a great time! (1 comments)
I have lived in California my whole life - over 50 years - and had never seen Yosemite National Park except in pictures until this weekend. It's beautiful. Having lived just 3 hours from it for my whole life, I have a hard time believing I have never visited it before. If you get a chance, don't miss it. I had an incredible day at Glacier Point, Bridalveil Falls, and Yosemite Valley. I can't wait to go back and hike instead of just being a sightseer. It is truly breathtaking....
Last year on Mother's Day I was in Amalfi, Italy with both of my daughters. Amalfi is so beautiful and I had such an incredible time that I could not help but reflect back on it today. If you are ever in Italy make sure to visit Amalfi and go by the Hotel Santa Cantarina, at least for brunch! It's amazing. Happy Mother's Day!
"There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart...pursue those." One year ago today, I arrived in Florence, Italy for an incredible 3 week adverture! I loved it and cannot wait to return. Florence is a beautiful city and so full of life and history. I am so blessed to have been able to travel with my family and see Florence, Venice, Amalfi, Rome and Montalcino. (1 comments)
It's Sunday morning and while relaxing and having coffee, my mind often drifts back to my trip last year to Italy.... It was such an incredible trip! I was able to visit Florence, Venice, Amalfi, Rome and Montalcino with my daughters. Venice was unbelievable! I actually felt like I was on a movie set or something. It doesn't seem real. This is a photo taken from our boat as we were arriving in Venice. If you want to get a good feel for Venice, watch the movie "The Tourist". Can't wait to return! (2 comments)
misc ramblings from an elk grove realtor: My Top 10 Read Blogs of 2010 - 01/02/11 02:24 AM
I have found inspiration again tonight from another Active Rain member...Tni LeBlanc with Tni's Top Ten Posts for 2010 and thank you to David Popoff for starting this with What were your 10 Best ActiveRain Post in 2010? It is very interesting to sit back and review the amount of views each post received. I was a bit surprised by a couple of them and very happy that a couple made this list. The #1 viewed post was about Henry's Farmers Market coming to Elk Grove; the funny thing is my daughter now works at Henry's!
This was fun to make my 2010 Facebook Photo Collage. To make yours, go to the Facebook app at http://apps.facebook.com/my-year-in-photos/?from=feed_desc For all your Elk Grove real estate needs - www.ModeandDurhaM.com. Thinking of selling your Elk Grove home? Contact us now at (916) 230-0371 for a FREE market analysis and marketing plan for your Elk Grove home.
misc ramblings from an elk grove realtor: Home ownership remains at the core of the American Dream - 12/20/10 11:26 AM
A recent Fannie Mae study reveals that the majority of Americans still aspire to own a home - and for good reason. Owning a home is critical to financial stability and wealth building. A home serves as a forced savings account and provides a solid asset, as well as a place to live. Despite the recent market upheaval, the vast majority of Americans still consider home ownership to be important to the economy and preferable to renting. Since the end of World War II, promoting home ownership has been high on the list of the federal government's priorities and will continue (0 comments)
On December 2nd over 300 people descended on the new KW Elk Grove office at 9260 Laguna Springs Drive, Elk Grove, CA to eat, drink and donate to Chicks in Crisis and the Elk Grove Food Bank. Everything for the event was donated by Elk Grove businesses. Photographs were taken by Nicolette Clark Photography. Want to check out all of the photos from the KW Open House Celebration? Go to http://nicoletteclark.smugmug.com/Events/KW and the password is kellerwilliams. (0 comments)
misc ramblings from an elk grove realtor: Go explore the Sacrament Holiday Light Tour - 12/05/10 11:29 AM
I love this time of year...I know it's my favorite holiday! One of the best parts of the holiday season is seeing all the Sacramento area homes decorated for Christmas. We go out as a family at least one night during December to check out all of the holiday lights. Here is a map to the best displays of holiday lights in the Sacramento area. Just click on this link - http://www.sacbee.com/holidaylights or on the map below and see where you can find holiday light displays.
And if you want to submit your light display, send your address and description (1 comments)
I just returned from our annual family vacation to Santa Cruz, CA. This year I had an opportunity to sail on The Chardonnay in the Wednesday night races. It was so enjoyable, very relaxing and great to see all the other sail boats out in the bay. (4 comments)
Every year we spend the 4th of July in Santa Cruz with family and friends. I have been coming to Santa Cruz for the past 30-35 years of my life each summer and really enjoy the beach, boardwalk, wharf, shopping, and restaurants. It's become a family tradition to spend the 4th of July in "OUR" beach house in the Seabright area of Santa Cruz and we love it! Enjoy the 4th and be safe! (3 comments)
Photograph of Florence, Italy taken by my daughter, Rachel. She is currently studying abroad in Italy. I'm just sitting here tonight looking through her photos that she has posted on Facebook and wishing I were there. The great thing is that I will be there in another couple of months....it's going to be such a wonderful vacation this year. To check the value of your home, go to www.AllElkGroveHomes.com. If you are a first time home buyer, the time to buy is NOW...Don't miss out, call us today at or email us at Lori@ModeandDurhaM.com. Search all Elk Grove homes (13 comments)
After all the rain yesterday, I was out and about showing homes in the Elk Grove area, and noticed how peaceful and pretty all of the fields of wildflowers looked against the back drop of new homes in the area. For more infomration on the Elk Grove area, check out Elk Grove Real Estate on Facebook and watch our monthly TV show on Good Day Elk Grove.
To check the value of your home, go to www.AllElkGroveHomes.com. If you are a first time home buyer, the time to buy is NOW...Don't miss out, call us today at (916) 230-0371 or (4 comments)
Photograph of Lucca, Italy taken by my daughter, Rachel. She is currently studying abroad in Florence, Italy. I'm so glad she has gotten the opportunity to do this. It's something I always wanted to do when I was her age and she is having a great time! A huge bonus for me anyway, is that I get to vacation with her for 2 weeks once she completes her semester. I can't wait! To check the value of your home, go to www.AllElkGroveHomes.com. If you are a first time home buyer, the time to buy is NOW...Don't miss out, call us (4 comments)
misc ramblings from an elk grove realtor: Elk Grove Census - Sacramento police dept. warns caution - 02/01/10 11:52 PM
Released by Sacramento County Sheriff's Department Be Cautious About Giving Info to Census Workers:With the U.S. Census process beginning, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises people to be cooperative, but cautious, so as not to become a victim of fraud or identity theft. The first phase of the 2010 U.S. Census is under way as workers have begun verifying the addresses of households across the country. Eventually, more than 140,000 U.S. Census workers will count every person in the United States and will gather information about every person living at each address including name, age, gender, race, and other relevant (2 comments)
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