Congratulations to Scott & Shenine!

After a long search and some soul searching on what was important, they found a very cute 2 bedroom 1 bath Craftsman Bungalow built in 1916.

What a great starter home for a young couple!!

No HOA dues, a yard and when the time comes, if they plan accordingly, they can buy up, keep this home and use it as rental income – now that is the way to build wealth!

If you are a first time home buyer or a parent who would like to help get their child into a home and would like more information, give me a call!

Signing final documents to close – very excited!

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SOLD! Their first home.

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~Kristin

And The Color Of The Year 2015 Is…

Marsala – yes, like the wine!

The impactful, full-bodied qualities of Marsala make for an elegant, grounded statement color when used on its own or, I like it as a strong accent to many other colors. It can add to any room by incorporating the hue in accent pieces, accessories and paint.

Marsala’s plush characteristics are enhanced when the color is applied to textured surfaces, making it an ideal choice for rugs and upholstered living room furniture. Here is another article on Marsala that my stager Cathy Lee shared with me. What do you think about this color and how would you use it?

Use the new ‘it‘ color on your Furniture,

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On your House Accessories,

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Or simply paint a strategic Wall!

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Here are more tips on how to use this beautiful color

~Kristin

 

Wanna Cozy Up Your Home?

So, Reclaimed Wood is Totally In!!!

From Horizontal Gardens to your Bedroom wall, it’s just the right way to go when the idea is to add a stylish and yet ‘Home Sweet Home’ feel to a room.

It creates a warm environment with an unique and unsettling sophistication to wherever it’s installed. There are vendors at the Alameda Antique Fair who create furniture from reclaimed redwood that is absolutely gorgeous.

Check some of these Great Ideas:

Horizontal Garden

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Garden Pathways

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Bedroom Walls

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Living Room Wall Panel Style

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Did You Absolutely Love it?? So, dive deeper into the subject by checking this great Houzz post!

~Kristin

 

Christmas Caroling in Parkmead Neighborhood

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Saturday, December 20th 7:00-8:30 – Starting at 1701 Lilac, ending at 190 Arlene Dr. Please, note the different starting place!!

All are welcome to come along and sing holiday songs. Make sure to dress warmly, wear your festive apparel and be ready to sing and meet your neighbors.!

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Lyric sheets can be printed at www.parkmead.org.

Hot chocolate & cookies will be involved 🙂

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The event will be on regardless of rain

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Organized jointly by the PCA Board & neighborhood youth.

Just Listed – 576 Hauth Lane, Walnut Creek

Inviting Family Home on Quiet Cul-De-Sac!

A gardeners dream ~ level lot with 2 spacious side yards , new fencing & tons of possibilities.

New flooring & fixtures in hall bath. This freshly painted home boasts of an eat -in kitchen, formal dining

room , with a separate family room & living room. It is move in ready, just waiting for your finishing touches.

Awesome location, minutes from Larkey Park & Iron Horse Trail.

Walk to PH Bart, easy access to freeways and close to shops.

A Place To Call HOME

Open for Broker’s Tour Tuesday 7/8 from 10:30am-1:30pm

Open House Extravaganza with BBQ, on-site lender, and irrigation specialist Saturday and Sunday from 1pm-4pm!

 

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Happy Fourth of July – Events Around the Area

For this upcoming 4th, I wanted to share all of the amazing events that will be happening around the Area.

Walnut Creek

A  family friendly evening that includes performances by the Walnut Creek Concert Band as well as free root beer floats served from 5 -6 p.m. & 7-7:30 p.m. by former Walnut Creek mayors!  The concert begins at 6 p.m. and will last about an  hour. Adding to the celebrations, the Valley Art Gallery is hosting a “Walnut Creek Paint-Out” project, which will be a display of plein-air art scenes of Walnut Creek created by local artists. The “Walnut Creek Paint-Out” will be from 3-7:30 p.m. at the Civic Park Gazebo in Walnut Creek.                                                                                                                                                           CivicParkCommunityCenter1

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4th of July Festival and Fireworks held downtown at Mt Diablo High School. The gates will open at 4 p.m. and the fireworks will start at 9 p.m. And also inculding kids carnival, food, exhibitors, and live entertainment!

Moraga,

A day full of food, parades, fun and games at the Commons Park! The day will start will a fun run/walk, pancake breakfast, dog parade, children’s bike parade, old-fashioned kids’ games, magic shows, food booths, a free concert, and so much more! All of the entertainment will end with fireworks around 9:30 p.m.!  Go to http://www.moraga.ca.us/images/Flyer_New.jpg for the full list!

San Ramon,

The day is going to start off with a Fun Run starting and finishing at  San Ramon Central Park, 12501 Alcosta Blvd. Race Day Registration Begins at 6:30am; the 10K starts at 8:15 a.m. and the 5k and 3k start at 8: 20 a.m. After the Run Fun there will be a  barbeque where you can  enjoy food and drinks in the park with family and friends. After your stomachs are full, head down to watch the Danville parade. Cap off the night in Central Park with a free concert featuring patriotic music. There will be no fireworks display this year.

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A Buyer’s Happy Ending

 

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Susie’s home search is proof to trust the process – fate will work things out in the end. Beginning her search in December, she had submitted one offer, but did not quite have her financing in line. She found the perfect home for her, but unfortunately, someone had beat her to it. Shortly after, the offer fell through and Susie jumped on the opportunity to step in and landed her ideal home. During the process, we all learned a lot about the new flood insurance laws. We were delighted when the elevation tests revealed the flood insurance would be less than the current owner’s.  Her original quote was $2600 , found a different insurance company at $2200 and once the elevation test was done it became $300!

Upcoming Events – May 2014

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Art on Main – May 17th & 18th
Downtown Walnut Creek
Mothers Day Tea – May 11th
Ruth Bancroft Garden, Walnut Creek

Few things say “Mother’s Day” like a beautiful garden and the Ruth Bancroft Garden is welcoming mom’s with a special pampering day.

A Mother’s Day Tea Party has scheduled seating at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Sun., May 11, in the Ruth Bancroft Garden, 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek. The event includes sandwiches, seasonal fruit and assorted petite pastries from La Boulange, plus freshly brewed tea. It also features hands-on crafts for families and docent-led tours at 10 and 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. The cost for the special day is $30 for adults and $20 for children (includes admission to the Garden). Mom’s and kids under 12 are free.

Reservations are required. For information or reservations, call (925) 944-9352 or visi thttp://mothersdaytea.brownpapertickets.com/

Contra Costa County Fair – May 29th – June 1st
Contra Costa County Fairgrounds, Antioch
Check out all the fun and happenings  including live music, entertaining shows, Antioch Speedway events, fantastic fair food, traditional exhibits, youth livestock, NEW AND FREE Family Fun Zone, and much, much more!
Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival – May 31st – June 1st
Heather Farms Park, Walnut Creek
May 31st and June 1st will be packed full of great food and drinks, live music, and pieces from local artists. Revelers can sample local restaurants’ delicacies and wash it all down with regional wine or the micro-brew of their choice. Admission is free, and the event lasts from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. With sunshine and plenty of grassy fields, the whole family is sure to have a great time.