SIXTEEN IN ESCROW as I bang out this little rant. The Statesman Team (John DuBois and me handling the sales end, plus Team Manager Angel McGregor and Transaction Coordinator Jenny Hamm) is chuggin’ right along! THANK YOU to all who play a part in our continued success. You are appreciated!

TEN YEARS AGO, I helped Matt and Marcy purchase a cute two-bedroom cottage in Lodi. The place was just right for this young couple. A great place to start their life together! Now Matt and Marcy have added two rambunctious little girls plus Miles the Dog and Mister the Cat. The home has been getting smaller as the kids get bigger. Today, it’s time for CONGRATULATIONS: Once for the SALE of their home and again on their PURCHASE of a great Lodi move-up home!

COINCIDENTALLY, our own John DuBois was on the other side of both of these transactions. Congrats to Robert, Buyer of the aforementioned cottage, and to Lester, Seller of Matt and Marcy’s new home. Lots of happy beginnings and happy endings all around! We love our work.

OPEN TODAY 1 PM TO 3 PM: 19343 Del Rio Drive in Woodbridge! Over 2,000 square feet of three-bedroom two-bath home. Great opportunity in desirable Del Rio! Spacious one-story home with tasteful laminate and tile floors (No carpet!). Kitchen features quartz counter tops, wine fridge, upscale appliances! Living Room plus Family Room with gas-log fireplace! $479,950! I’ll be your host today. Drop by!

WHERE CAN YOU BUY over 1700 square feet of home on a bit over an acre with three possible bedrooms, two baths, two car garage, a spacious deck with a knockout view, remodeled kitchen and more for $319,950? Answer: 3050 Grapevine Gulch Road near Lake Camanche (35 minutes from Lodi).

“THE TRUTH does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” Flannery O’Connor penned this disturbing but timely observation.