Friday, November 10, 2017 / by Thomas March
"Communities work better (students perform better, crime rates are lower, kids are safer, people live longer) when neighbors know one another better. Knowing your neighbor on a first-name basis...is a surprisingly effective first step." -Robert Putnam, Harvard Public Policy Professor and author of Bowling Alone
While advancements in technology have made it possible for us to connect with people from around the world, numerous studies show that it has led to a decline in face-to-face interactions.1
Places where we used to strike up casual conversations—such as a doctor’s office waiting room, bus stop or grocery line—are now filled with people looking at their smart phones, barely acknowledging those around them.
Even many families dining together or relaxing in the evenings can be caught spending more time focused on screens than each other. Is it any surprise that we’ve experienced a steady decline in community i ...
Thursday, October 26, 2017 / by Thomas March
Turn on the television or scroll through Facebook, and chances are you’ll see at least one advertisement for a group or “guru” who promises to teach you how to “get rich quick” through real estate investing. The truth is, much of what they’re selling are high-risk tactics that aren’t a good fit for the average investor. However, there is a way to make steady, predictable, low-risk income through real estate investing. In this blog post, we’ll examine the tried-and-true tactics that can be used to increase your income, pay off debt … even fund your retirement!
WHY INVEST IN REAL ESTATE?
One of the basic principles of real estate investment lies in this fact: everyone needs a place to live. And according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ most recent Consumer Expenditures Survey, housing is typically an American’s largest expense.1
But there are other reasons why real estate is a great investment ch ...
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 / by Thomas March
When you’re buying or selling a home, it’s crucial to work with a qualified real estate agent. Not just a professional, but an amazing agent and a market expert. So how do you ensure you’re hiring an amazing real estate agent?
There are currently more than two million real estate professionals in North America. With so many options to choose from, how does a prospective home buyer or seller choose the right agent or broker? According to the National Association of Realtors®, trust and reputation are the top deciding factors consumers use when hiring an agent.
But how do you measure trust and reputation ... and what criteria can be used to help you make your decision?
In this guide, we've outlined the top attributes that amazing agents possess, as well as the questions you can ask to make sure you’re working with the right market expert to achieve your real estate goals.
5 ATTRIBUTES OF AN AMAZING AGENT
As we mentioned above, not all real estate ...
Saturday, October 14, 2017 / by Thomas March
Pick a pumpkin, ride in a wagon full of hay, or feed and pet farm animals. What better way is there to enjoy the change of seasons? Fall festivals are held in a variety of places throughout the Greater Sacramento Area. Here are some of the best pumpkin patches in the Sacramento, CA area.
PUMPKIN PATCHES IN THE GREATER SACRAMENTO AREA
Uncle Ray's Pumpkin Farm 5610 Garden Hwy, Sacramento, CA. October 1st - October 31st. Create some wonderful memories this fall by joining the exciting festivities at Uncle Ray's Pumpkin Patch! No admission or parking fees, come by and enjoy our FREE hay rides and FREE corn mazes!See photos and learn more about Uncle Ray's Pumpkin Patch
Roemer Pumpkin Patch 6851 Hedge Ave, Sacramento, CA 95829. Open Tuesday Friday 2pm-5pm. Weekends 9am-5pm. CLOSED Mondays. Since 1995, a fun Fall tradition for the family featuring beautiful varieties of pumpkins and gourds, a 5 acre corn maze, a hay maze, hay ri ...
Monday, October 09, 2017 / by Thomas March
Halloween is just around the corner! It's one of the most exciting time of the year! Celebrating Halloween with family & friends in your own unique way is truly special.
If you're living in and around Sacramento, here's our list of this year's Halloween events you shouldn't miss!
October 13,2017 - October 29, 2017
Rekindle the enchantment and wonder of Halloween at Pumpkin Nights! This outdoor festival immerses you in a half-mile walking path of over 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins, larger-than-life displays, and multi-sensory experiences. In addition to pumpkins, Pumpkin Nights offer food and activities for the whole family! MORE INFO HERE
September 12-October 31
Historic Folsom. Folsom, CA
Expect the unexpected! A butler greets you and other guests assembled in front of two ominous chamber doors. When those doors open, you are formally announced to the Manor’s hostess who seats you within the dining ...