Wednesday, September 24, 2014

New Website Coming Soon!

I am in the process of doing a huge update to my website and blog!

My blog still contain all sorts of great information of news and events in and around East Sac as well as updates on the real estate market. The format will be a bit more dynamic and located as a page within my full real estate website  You can still reach it by going to or by going through the primary website at

I've also made great changes to my real estate website and now have it located at The website has greatly improved search features including an improved Map Search, a detailed Advanced Search, the ability to search by Address, MLS number and even preset searches for some of my favorite neighborhoods like East Sac, Land Park, Sierra & Arden Oaks, Curtis Park, River Park, Elmhurst and Midtown / Downtown.

I've also been able to upload many of my past client thank you notes and referral letters in a Testimonial section. Turns out that I had over 50 great letters, notes, comment cards and Yelp reviews to post to the new website!

The new website even has a great way of sharing my Referral Network great companies that I have worked with and would recommend to my friends.

With the launch of my new website will come a new email address. While will still get to me, I'm switching over to to have a cohesive brand (and so I don't have to explain the "dash" between East and Sac every time I give out my email over the phone).

I'm really excited about the new site and blog. I hope that you like it too!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Urban Renaissance Home Tour

As fun as it can be to watch home improvement and remodeling shows on TV, it's even better when you can see the results of such hard work in person. Next Sunday, September 28, from 10am-4pm, the Urban Renaissance Home Tour offers just that opportunity, by showcasing some of the finest new and remodeled homes in East Sac.

Five of them, to be exact. They are described as a "Hampton Cottage in Black & White," a "Stately City Home; A Downsizer's Dream," an "Arts and Crafts Revival with Modern Touches," a home exemplifying "European Country Living," and a "Tudor Updated for Three Generations." 

So if you're looking for inspiration for your own remodel, or just want a fun day out to ooh and ahh, this is the perfect event for you. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 the day of the tour, with proceeds going to benefit the McKinley Park Renewal Fund. For more information and to buy tickets, go to

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Edible Gardens Tour

This Saturday, September 13, get ready to salivate over some of the most delicious edible gardens in East Sac at the 4th Annual Edible Gardens Tour. This year, from 10am-4pm, host Soroptomist International of Sacramento will open the gates to six unique edible gardens. In addition to getting ideas for your own garden, you will enjoy music by Sacramento Symphonic Winds, get to chat with Master Gardeners and have the chance to win great door prizes. 

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event, with proceeds going to support two local charities: the Sierra Forever Families Camp Wonder program, and St. John's Shelter Program for Real Change Employment Readiness Program (Plates Cafe). For more information and to buy advance tickets, go to the Soroptomist website at

Sac Open Studios

Over the course of two weekends, more than 100 Sacramento area artists will open their studios to the public during the Sac Open Studios tour. It will be a great way for the community to become more familiar with the kinds of art and artists that the area produces—and be able to buy some of that art, too. 

Each weekend will feature artists from different regions in Sacramento. The first weekend (September 13-14) will have studios open in Downtown, Midtown, Land Park and West Sac. Then the following weekend (September 20-21), studios in East Sac, Arden, Tahoe Park, Carmichael and Fair Oaks will be open. 

To get a taste of what you can expect with the event, there will be a free preview exhibition at Verge Center for the Arts from 6-9pm on Thursday, September 11. Otherwise, for more information, including a downloadable guide of all the participating artists, go to

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sweatin' for McKinley

If you're feeling a little guilty after eating so much the night before at Food Truck Mania--or you just wanna get out and have fun learning to be fit and healthy--then come on by the 3rd annual Sweatin' For McKinley health fair and fitness camp this Saturday morning, September 13. The event runs from 8:30am-12pm and will feature classes like Zumba, boxing, flag football, soccer, yoga, Pilates, kids camps and adult boot camps. Not to mention the many vendors, displays, raffles and prizes that will be available at the fair. 

While general admission to the fair is free, a $15 Fitness Pass will get you into as many of the fitness classes as you want. All proceeds from the event will go to support the McKinley Park Renewal Fund, which helps maintain the Clunie Community Center and the McKinley Rose Garden. For more information, and to buy Fitness Passes in advance, go to

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Food Truck Mania

The ever-popular Food Truck Mania returns once again to McKinley Park this Friday, September 12. From 5-8pm, enjoy the delicious bites from one, two or, if you think you're up to the challenge, all 11 food trucks that will be on hand. For adults, the food will be supplemented by refreshments in the beer and wine gardens and live music by The Soulshakers. And the kids will enjoy playing around in the bounce house, the face painting and balloons.

Presented by Councilmember Steve Cohn and Sacramento Mobile Food Events (SactoMoFo). For more information, go to

Monday, September 8, 2014

McKinley Park Tree Tour

This Thursday, September 11, come on by McKinley Park for what will be the Sacramento Tree Foundation's last park tree tour of the season. From 6-7:30pm, attendees will be guided through the park by a certified arborist. You can commune with nature tech-free, or bring along a tablet or smartphone to learn how to use the GreenprintMaps app to identify trees.

Visitors will congregate in the Shepard Garden and Arts Center parking lot wearing comfortable walking shoes and their own water as needed. For more information, go to or call (916) 974-4333.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Mulch Madness

This coming Monday, September 8, is the last Mulch Madness of the season at McKinley Park. So if you haven't had a chance to help out yet, now is the time. It's very satisfying to clean up around McKinley's many trees and protect their roots from, keeps weeds down and retain moisture. Plus you get to meet with your neighbors and enjoy the lush park setting.

Volunteers will meet up at 6pm near the Shepard Garden and Arts Center and--with their own tools, wheelbarrows and gloves, or supplies already on hand--will spread mulch rings until about 8pm. For more information and to register, go to the Sacramento Tree Foundation website at or call (916) 974-4333.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Fire Station Open House

The Sacramento Fire Department's oldest functioning fire station, Fire Station 4, will hold an open house for the public this coming Saturday, September 6, from 2-4pm. Originally built in midtown in 1902, the fire station moved to East Sac in 1933. As such, it is celebrating its 81st year at its current location at 3145 Granada Way (near Alhambra). 

People are encouraged to come on by to meet the staff, tour the facilities and get information on fire safety. For more information, call (916) 808-1011 or go to

Volunteer Day at McKinley Rose Garden

Those gorgeous flowers don’t prune themselves. So, from 7-11am this coming Saturday, September 6, volunteers are encouraged to come on by--clippers and gloves in hand--to the McKinley Rose Garden for some light pruning and weeding.

Volunteers will congregate near the garden benches, and they will be led in their efforts by an expert rosarian. RSVP’s ahead of time are encouraged, but drop-in help will also be appreciated. For more information and to RSVP, call (16) 452-8011 or send an email to