April 2014

Found 5 blog entries for April 2014.

sacramento-farmers-marketsThe Sacramento Region is such a unique and wonderful place to call home. One of the many benefits of living here is the proximity of many local farms. With the American appetite moving towards healthier eating and lifestyle, this region leads the movement by offering its residents many choices to buy locally.

The Foothill Farmers Market operates only Certified Farmers Market in which local farmers can sell their products that they have grown themselves.  The Foothill Farmers Market offers 2 year round farmer’s market along with 9 other farmers markets during the spring and summer months.  Below is a guide where you can find a local farmer market in your city:

Auburn

Old Town Courthouse Parking Lot
Located at Auburn Folsom Road at Lincoln Way. 

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When you are searching for Sacramento homes for sale, many times you will see or hear the listing agent mention the word “Mello-Roos”.  This is especially true when looking at newer subdivisions.  What exactly is Mello-Roos, how do you pay for it, and what is it used for?

History of Mello-Roos

Mello-Roos, also known as the Community Facilities Act, was made law in 1982 by the California State Legislature.  Mello-Roos was named after Senator Henry J. Mello and Assemblyman Mike Roos, the co-author of this special tax. 

Purpose of  Mello-Roos

Mello-Roos is simply a special tax or assessment established by local government agencies to obtain community funding.  When California passed Proprosition 13 in 1978, it restricted local government to raise

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sacramento-easter-eventsThe Sacramento region is an area with an abundance of activities year round- there is always so much to do and see around Sacramento in 2014.  With Easter just around the corner, there are so many activities to choose from.

If you are looking for egg hunts, carnivals, or just to have some good quality family fun, below is a list of some event “hop”pening around Sacramento, CA you can check out.

Arden Park in Sacramento

Join the fun for an Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Arden Park.  Carnival games start at 8am to 10am and the egg hunt begins at 10:15 by age groups.  For more information, visit http://www.aprpd.org/page11.html 

Fair Oaks Park in Fair Oaks

Join the Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District as they present an

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History of Lincoln, CA

twelve-bridgesLincoln is located about 30 miles northeast of Sacramento.  It started out as a rail link between Marysville and Sacramento in 1859.  After the railroad business was no longer popular, Lincoln became a sleepy town until clay deposits of the Ione Formation were discovered nearby, which started the famous pottery company, Gladdin, McBean & Co.  Lincoln mostly stayed farm lands until the mid-1990 when the suburb of Sacramento started expanding past Roseville.  In the 2010 census, Lincoln had a growth rate of 282% since 2000, marking Lincoln as the fastest growing city in the United States over the last decade. 

Twelve Bridges: A Master-Planned Community

The massive growth in Lincoln introduced many new communities, such as

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With spring upon us, many families are thinking about buying a new house while their kids are out of school.  Mortgage rates are still hovering around the lowest they have ever been, at around 4.25% for a 30 year fixed rate.  If you are thinking about buying, here are some tips that can help you obtain the best mortgage rates.

Credit Score: Improve and Protect your Credit Score

Before applying for a home loan, make sure you obtain a credit report from one of the major credit reporting bureaus, TransUnion, Equifax, or Experian, and closely review it.  Unfortunately, a credit score is one of the first thing a lender will look at to qualify your application and rate, so having a good credit score will help you get the best rates.  On average, any score

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