THE BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS and her family live in our back yard. It’s pretty cool to see flashes of blue flit past your field of vision as you gaze out the window. Between the bluebirds and the resident mockingbird with his nonstop musical riffing, we’re much-blessed!

GENTLEMAN FARMER OPPORTUNITY…Actually Gentleman Vineyardist would be the correct description for the new owner of 5655 East Woodbridge Road. Unless, of course, you’re a Gentlewoman! Approximately 14.5 acres of mature grapevines and approximately one acre with nicely upgraded older home with basement! HUGE detached shop building with room for 8-plus cars or RV or whatever! THREE rollup doors! CLOSE-IN COUNTRY! Only five minutes from downtown Lodi (if I’m driving. It may take you SIX minutes). This opportunity doesn't come along every day. $899,950.

STOP THE PRESSES! NEW PRICE on 2307 Yosemite Drive in westside Lodi! This three-bedroom home was a value at the OLD price, but at $285,950 it may not last! Close to schools and shopping. Great starter or downsizer home! Recent exterior paint! Location, location, location!

CONGRATULATIONS to our Mystery Client investor-Sellers on the successful SALE of two of their income properties this past week! Our own Kristina Marie Heisler was my Listing Partner on these. I helped these folks purchase these properties about fifteen years ago. At that time, they were using 1031 tax-deferred exchanges to “roll over” their capital gain from income property in Fremont, where they had enjoyed strong appreciation. Their observation at the time: “This is the next Fremont!” True dat. Have a great week!