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2019 

     There is a big difference between pre-qualification and pre-approval.  Pre-approval takes more work and time, but it is the way to go.  Michael Mannino  explains the difference well.  I actually have seen a buyer with a pre-qualification letter lose their deposit because the lender did not e...
11/29/2019
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     This story almost ended before it started.  We had tried everything.  The doctor said we were both completely healthy.  In some cases, couples just can't have children.  It is one thing to have a definable roadblock.  It is quite another to be met with the unknown. The question becomes, why ...
11/28/2019
     We do not frequent coffee shops often, but sometimes after church, we make an exception.  We like shops that are a little different and our Elk Grove favorite is 18 Grams.   It is cozy place with some tasty treats.  Last Sunday, we enjoyed one of their cinnamon rolls.  It had plenty of flavo...
11/27/2019
     A few days ago, I was reviewing offers with my clients.  They paused and said, "you know, you do more than most agents, why?"  I have found that most real estate agents are very generous, but who knows?  Before I answer the question, here are some of the things I have done for past clients p...
11/22/2019
 City representatives came to our recent Elk Grove Regional Realtor meeting to discuss some of  private development projects going on in our area. They spent a lot of time highlighting their Elk Grove Website, www.elkgrovecity.org.  This site has lots of useful information, including the typical ...
11/17/2019
    Running a half marathon is for crazy people.  That is what I told my wife, Mary Margaret, when she wanted us to train for the Shamrock'n half marathon.  I did not run with her, but I was at the finish line as her most avid fan.  Hey, it can be tough to be a fan.  It was hot out there and I go...
11/15/2019
   OPEN HOUSES THIS WEEKENDLincoln Village, Stockton     This is a two bedroom, two bathroom, 1,495 square foot house.  It is a very cute place in need of some updating and could be perfect for an investor or first time home buyer.  It is priced at $250,000.  More Information OPEN HOUSES at 6547 ...
11/15/2019
     No, I can not drop everything and go to Las Vegas to see Santana and play golf.  That is how my conversation started a few weeks ago.  Like all good friends would do, they totally ignored me.  Ray, you love Santana and we will be standing right in front of the stage.  I can't go.  But Ray, t...
11/09/2019
View Lincoln Village Listing     This Lincoln Village home is now available.  It is 1,495 square feet with two bedrooms and two bathrooms.  It has a cute floor plan.  The living room features built in cabinets surrounding a central fireplace. The master bedroom is spacious.  There is a formal din...
11/03/2019
  The Boos Brothers have decided to make one final appearance this year in Laguna West.  It has been a tough year with the sprinklers dousing them a couple of times and all those CA winds, but they have agreed to play on final night.  There will be pyrotechnics and live music galore, including su...
10/31/2019
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