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Fab 40’s Christmas Light Tour

Posted by on 7:41 pm in East Sac, Fab 40's | 0 comments

Fab 40’s Christmas Light Tour

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! East Sacramento, and the Fabulous 40s in particular, is a great place to enjoy the long holiday tradition of impressive light displays and pretty houses dressed up in holiday decor. The Fab 40s’ Christmas Lights is the most, well known spot to explore East Sacramento’s residents Christmas display all night long! Some home owners in the Fab 40’s have already started putting up their lights and more will join the displays over the next couple weeks. Go on a weeknight or go early as the sun sets, so you can explore the lights easier. Head up and down 40th through 49th streets, between J Street and Folsom Boulevard, and you’re bound to see some impressive light displays. Wander at your leisure by foot or get extravagant and hire a horse-drawn carriage to enjoy the festive show this amazing neighborhood puts on every year now through New Years. For all of those that want someone else to do the driving you have some options: Top Hand Ranch does horse drawn hayrides through the Fab 40’s. You can call them at (916) 655-3444 to make a reservation. You can also take the Sac Brew Bike tour to see the lights and hit up some pubs as well. Call them at 916-952-7973. The lights usually starting going up the first weekend after Thanksgiving, are in full force by the second weekend of December and start coming down the weekend after Christmas. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Bundle up, pack a thermos of hot chocolate, and get into the holiday spirit with your family and friends. Now is the time to enjoy another amazing year of the Fab 40’s Christmas...

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Sutter Memorial Clean-up Update

Posted by on 10:34 pm in East Sac, Sutter Park | 0 comments

Sutter Memorial Clean-up Update

OK, we are all desperately waiting to see the new development in Sutter Park Neighborhood take shape. This will be an amazing sub-neighborhood of East Sac, tightly woven into our community. There have been delays, as there always are in developments like this. Here is the latest update from the land developers: Thank you for your patience as Sutter Health wraps up the responsible clean-up efforts of the former Sutter Memorial Hospital site. Sutter Health remains committed to cleaning the property to meet the regulatory standards necessary for redevelopment of the site into single family residential and City park uses. As part of the reuse conversion, areas requiring remediation and public agency oversight have been identified. Sacramento County Environmental Management Department (SCEMD) is providing lead agency oversight on environmental matters.  SCEMD, along with other contributing regulatory agencies will ensure the site has been properly cleaned. The environmental matters identified are located entirely on the site and include: ·         Lead soil near the original maternity building along F Street from old exterior paint ·         Diesel-related compounds found in two areas ·         Metals associated with a building wastewater recovery sump and concrete tank ·         Anti-scaling/bacteria agents associated with former cooling tower ·         Photographic fixer used in process solutions at crushed granite pit Under the direction and oversight SCEMD, Sutter Health and its environmental consultant team have implemented remedies to address these environmental matters. Currently, SCEMD, and other regulatory agencies are completing their review of the technical data to ensure the clean-up efforts are appropriate. It is anticipated grading work will begin soon to facilitate the future residential development.  For more information, please call our Sutter Memorial Hospital Clean-up project line at (916) 454-7528 All of this just means more of a wait for those that want to buy a home around Sutter Park, us real estate agents that want to help our clients buy one as well as all of the neighbors that are just curious to meet the new neighbors when they move...

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38th Street/East Sac 2017 Blood Drive

Posted by on 10:07 pm in East Sac, Events, Volunteer | 0 comments

38th Street/East Sac 2017 Blood Drive

Want to help save a life? Want to do good for people that you will never meet? Just want free ice-cream, to hang out with great neighbors and join in a front yard BBQ? Then give blood this Thursday between 3:00 and 7:00 at the 9th annual 38th Street blood drive! These are great people that organizing this blood drive in honor of their mom and they provide wonderful company and recovery sausages and and snacks that blow away what BloodSource gives me when I donate at the downtown location. I’m going early this year and hope to see many of my neighbors...

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The Taste of East Sacramento 2017

Posted by on 8:58 pm in East Sac, Events, McKinley Park, Restaurant, Taste of East Sac | 0 comments

The Taste of East Sacramento 2017

We are just a month away from one of my favorite events of the year. This years Taste of East Sacramento 2017 will be the 9th year that the East Sac chamber has hosted this event. We’ve grown the event in leaps and bounds over the last several years, so much so that we’ve out grown our last two venues. This year it will be hosted in the brand new Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church at 616 Alhambra Blvd, right across from McKinley Library. It will start at 6:00 and run till 9:00 on Saturday July 22nd. As usual, there will be all of our favorite East Sac restaurants, breweries and wine from local vineyards as well as some of the newer providers of great tastes to our neighborhood. I’m going to get my tickets before the early bird pricing ends and I hope to see so many of my friends and neighbors at the event....

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East Sac Pops in the Park 2017 is Here!

Posted by on 1:09 pm in East Sac, Events, McKinley Park, Pops in the Park | 0 comments

East Sac Pops in the Park 2017 is Here!

Today kicks off the first in the Pops in the Park series for 2017! We’ve got Joy & Madness playing in East Portal Park on June 3rd. June 10th will see the John Skinner Band play at Bertha Henschel Park. Mumbo Gumbo has the great job of entertaining on June 17th at McKinley Park. Unsupervised will finish out the season at Glen Hall Park on June 24th. All of the concerts begin at 6:00pm and as usual, there is free bike valet parking if you don’t want to fight for a parking space and don’t live close enough to walk...

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Sutter Park Meeting

Posted by on 10:39 pm in Clunie Community Center, Mckinley LIbrary, Sutter Park | 0 comments

Sutter Park Meeting

Aside from the demo of the old Sutter Memorial Hospital, there hasn’t been much new news on the development of Sutter Park Neighborhood, until now! There will be a community meeting on Thursday April 13th from 6:00 to 8:00 at the Clunie Community Center in the McKinley Library to talk about the Sutter Park. It looks like this meeting is just to discuss the .6 acre neighborhood park that will be at the heart of the new development. I’ve already got it on my calendar and I hope to see a lot of my neighbors...

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McKinley Park Food Truck Mania March 2017

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McKinley Park Food Truck Mania March 2017

The weather is finally turning warm again and McKinley Park is filling up with people enjoying Spring. There’s no better way to kick off the season than with hundreds of your neighbors for the first McKinley Park Food Truck Mania of the year! Come and join us on Friday March 10th from 5:00 to 8:00 for a great lineup of food trucks, beer garden and live music. I hope to see you out...

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Fab 40’s Christmas Lights

Posted by on 7:14 pm in East Sac, Events, Fab 40's | 15 comments

Fab 40’s Christmas Lights

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and I’m getting calls asking for details about the Fab 40’s Christmas Lights! The long holiday tradition of impressive light displays in the Fab 40’s is anticipated and enjoyed by so many neighbors as well as people that drive in from miles away to look at them. Some home owners in the Fab 40’s have already started putting up their lights and and more will join the displays over the next couple weeks. By the end of next weekend the homes will be ablaze with dazzling displays. You can drive up and down the streets (40th-49th, between J Street and Folsom Blvd.), wander at your leisure by foot or get extravagant and hire a horse-drawn carriage to enjoy the festive show the this amazing neighborhood puts on every year. Go on a weeknight an you won’t have quite as many people out at the same time or join the biggest gawking crowds possible on Christmas weekend. Bundle up, bring your hot chocolate and get into the holiday spirit with another amazing year of the Fab 40’s Christmas lights!   – 2017 Christmas update based on all the past questions: For all of those that want someone else to do the driving you have some options: Top Hand Ranch does horse drawn hayrides through the Fab 40’s. You can call them at (916) 655-3444 to make a reservation. They often book up well in advance. You can also take the Sac Brew Bike tour to see the lights and hit up some pubs as well. Call them at (916) 952-7973. The lights usually start going up the first weekend after Thanksgiving, are in full force by the second weekend of December and start coming down the weekend after Christmas. I am not affiliated with the hayride company or the brew bike company. The Christmas lights that the neighbors put up is not really an organized event. I am just an East Sac resident and real estate agent with Dunnigan Realtors who loves my neighborhood and blogging about different events in East Sac. I hope you find the information in this post and other parts of my blog helpful and enjoyable. Happy...

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McKinley Village Open House and Tour

Posted by on 10:03 pm in East Sac, McKinley Village | 0 comments

McKinley Village Open House and Tour

On Thursday I got to go through the new McKinley Village properties. Since then I have talked to a lot of people about the development. Here are my thoughts… The quality of construction is top notch. I wouldn’t expect anything less from Kevin Carson and The New Home Company. They did great work on all of these properties and I think they stack up very well against anything else that is in the market. The VIP event was packed with people ranging from everyone associated with the building of the development, agents, lenders, councilmen, neighbors and most importantly, interested buyers. I talked to a lot of them in an effort to get a good cross reference of feedback and have talked with many more since the event. Many neighbors are still concerned about the impacts of the development on their own properties. Some fear the traffic impacts. Some worry that the development might devalue the older homes in East Sac for one reason or another. Others see this as potentially being very positive for the values in East Sac, Midtown and the surrounding neighborhoods if the houses in McKinley Village can get those prices. The agents ranged from impressed to doubtful. Some focused on the train noise, lack of backyard spaces and the tight streets that were packed with people touring the properties. Some see this as a good amount of inventory in an otherwise very scarce market, a suburb style development without the commute to the suburbs. The buyers that I have talked to also ranged from ready to buy to realizing that this isn’t the home for them. The ones that can see themselves living there don’t want a yard, they want a nice patio. They might be used to not having a yard or are finally done with the work that comes with one. They want all new construction with a 2 car garage but can’t justify the hour plus long commute home to Roseville at 5:00 on a weekday. The ones that have ruled it out after seeing the property want that yard, they want big trees, they are willing to deal with all of the quirks that come with the old homes that dominate the close in neighborhoods.   I have a listing coming up in two weeks in Roseville. It is a house on a tiny lot in a cluster home development near a lot of big box stores. I recently helped the owner of that property buy a brick home that was built in East Sac in 1925. At one point his 1,400 square foot, two story new home with dual pane windows on a 1,096 square foot lot in Roseville was the right fit for him. Now a 89 year old home with antique light fixtures and single pane, leaded glass windows that are painted shut is the right fit. When we list the Roseville home for sale for $329,000 we will get an offer from a buyer that thinks it is the perfect fit for them. If they had an extra $100,000 to spend on a home they might want to buy one of the Mulberry models in McKinley Village instead. One of the things that I keep saying in this business is that I love the wide range of homes in a wide range of locations that I get to work...

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Screen on the Green 2016

Posted by on 6:12 pm in Events, Natomas, River Park | 0 comments

Screen on the Green 2016

August is Screen on the Green time of year and there are a couple good movies lined up for this year. August 19th will be Milo and Otis at the South Natomas Park and August 20th will be Hook at Glen Hall Park in the River Park neighborhood. You can go to http://sacscreenonthegreen.com for all of the details. I happy to have an amazing group of neighbors and we run our own outdoor movie night block parties about 6 times a year. Screen on the Green can give you ideas on how to set up your own block party movie nights (or contact me and I’ll be happy to share what me and my neighbors...

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