CONGRATULATIONS to George and Laura Denton on the successful SALE of their Lodi home! George is the owner of Denton’s Custom Woodworks. Check out http://dentonscustomwoodworks.com! The home we just sold was loaded with special features. Thanks for being such great clients, Dentons!

JUST LISTED AND OPEN TODAY 10:30 to 1 pm: 912 Bateman Court in Galt! This three-bedroom two-bath home is tucked away in a very desirable cul-de-sac. Nicely remodeled and updated! Priced to sell at $309,950. Our own John DuBois will host today’s open house.

JUST LISTED AND OPEN TODAY from 2 pm to 4:30 pm: 9287 Brown Road in Elk Grove! Four bedrooms! Three-car garage! Living Room plus Family Room with a two sided gas fireplace! Kitchen: Granite countertops, high end appliances, elegant pot racks! Come and visit John! $474,950.

JUST LISTED! 355 Cottonwood Court in Ione was custom-built for these original owners. Engineered hardwood flooring! Large kitchen with 5 burner gas top and a double oven surrounded by granite counter tops and pine cabinets. Oversized Master Bedroom with two huge walk in closets, jetted tub, sitting room! Bonus: RV parking with dump station! Many varieties of fruit trees grace this Italian villa-style backyard. $429,950. Call us for an appointment!

CONGRATULATIONS TO…US! Julie and I just SOLD one of our rental homes and used the proceeds to KILL the mortgage on another rental! I believe in real estate investing. It’s been very good to us over the last four decades. Did you know that the word “mortgage” comes from the Old French words “mort” (death) and “gage” (pledge)? So…Another “Death pledge” bites the dust! It’s a good feeling. I recommend it!