Time sure flies when you’re doing what you love. We recently celebrated our 5 year anniversary with a ribbon cutting ceremony at our Downtown office, attended by fellow members of the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce. And yes, those big scissors really are sharp enough to cut the ribbon! Our Pleasanton based team has worked with more than 250 families and generated a closed sales volume of almost $400 million. We deliver winning results again and again. Marketing and selling Tri-Valley homes is what we do best, but our business is truly all about the people we meet along the way, connecting them to each other and the places they call HOME.
Thinking about buying or selling? Stop by our office at 459 Main Street. We’re there most days, and some evenings too.
Or visit our website to learn more about our team, read testimonials from past clients, search for properties, or check out our new listings. See you around town!
Spring is almost here and here is 1 of our favorite places in the Tri Valley to spend the day.
Sycamore Grove Park is over 840 beautiful acres in Livermore California. The park is open 365 days a year. Great for hikers and even commercial photographers. The park has two entrances, one on Wetmore Road and the other on Arroyo Road. There is plenty of parking and restrooms in the park. Parking is about $7 a day. There’s over 2 1/2 miles of paved paths and many dirt paths that can be explored further into the park. If you would like to take photos in the park on a commercial level, a day permit is required and is $50.
The park opens at 7 AM and closes at sunset. Make sure you are always aware of the parks trail signs and make sure that your pets are on a leash within the park. You can even reserve your own picnic area for parties and celebrations in Sycamore Grove Park.
Great information here on their website for:
– Wildflowers of the park
– The Sycamore Groves Trail Map
– Even a video of potential trail options
If you’re looking for a place to spend the day out with the family, sycamore Grove Park is really a great option. Grab the kids, and the camera and spend the afternoon exploring this beautiful park.
Contact Us for more information on Living in Livermore and the Tri Valley.
The 11th annual “Honoring Veterans Day” takes place on Thursday, November 9, at Las Positas College. All are invited to attend the free event.
The celebration begins at 11 a.m. with the Honor Guard Presenting the Colors, Elaine Johnson singing The Star-Spangled Banner, and the Travis Air Force Band of the Golden West performing. The opening ceremony takes place at the flagpole located near the Veterans Resource Center, Bldg. 1310. Parking is $2, and the nearest lots are C, D and E.
At 11:30, those interested may attend a barbecue luncheon that is free for veterans, and $10 for all others. “At 1 p.m., we’ll have Retired Senior Chief U.S. Navy SEAL Thom Shea as our keynote speaker,” says LPC’s Veterans First Coordinator Todd Steffan. “Each year we have great keynote speakers like Tuskegee Airmen, survivors of the USSArizona, Vietnam Huey pilots, and now a former Navy SEAL.”
At 7 p.m., Shea will give his talk a second time at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 301 Main Street in Pleasanton. Following the one-hour presentation, Shea will answer questions and autograph books. Although both talks are free, donations to LPC’s Veterans First Program are welcomed.
See You There!
For more information call 925-200-9849 or visit AmericanLegionPost237.org
It’s that time of year again, one of the most popular events in Pleasanton in the Fall. The Halloween Brew Crawl, and it is tomorrow October 28th from 5 to 8.
Here are a few things you should know including the New Starting Location. Every participant must check-in at the starting location, Veterans Memorial Building at 301 Main Street (just down the street from our Armario Venema Homes Team office). Check-in is from 4:30-7pm. Beer tasting begins at 5pm and ends at 8pm. No refunds. Of course you must be a least 21 years old with valid ID to participate. Costumes are Encouraged!
Tickets are $45 to $50 at the door, and bring cash as they don’t accept credit cards.
Here is a list of the Breweries that you will see and taste:
Alameda Island Brewing Company, Ale Industries, Altamont Beer Works, DasBrew, Dust Bowl Brewing Co, Eight Bridges Brewing™, Inc, Epidemic Ales, Fort Point Beer Company, Gilman Brewing Company, High Water Brewing, Morgan Territory Brewery, Oak Park Brewing Company, Shadow Puppet Brewing Company, Sonoma Springs Brewing Company, The Lagunitas Brewing Company, Working Man Brewing Company
Be sure to go early to find parking and have a designated driver…Or even easier, order your UBER.
Have a great time and we hope to see you there.
The Armario Venema Homes Team
It’s that time of year again! The temperatures have dropped, the colors orange and black are more abundant and the annual Pleasanton Museum On Main’s Ghost Walk is here again. This event has been a community favorite for 10 years now.
For 2 weeks, on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 to 8, starting tomorrow Friday the 20th, is the spooky Pleasanton Ghost Walk. The 90 minute guided tour is a unique and goose bump producing event that also teaches you a little something about Pleasanton’s haunted sites and paranormal activities that have been reported here over the years.
Such a great time for the entire family and costumes are recommended but not required. If tickets are still available, grab them quickly as they sell out every year. The tours take place no matter the weather so be sure to dress accordingly.
Tickets are from $13 to $18 and the tour starts at the Museum on Main here in Pleasanton.
Tours leave every 30 minutes between 6 and 8 at:
603 Main Street Pleasanton, CA 94566
For tickets or more information, call 925-462-2766 or visit MuseumOnMain.org
Hope to see you there.
Armario Venema Homes Team
One of our favorite Pleasanton events of the Fall season (although it does happen here twice a year). It’s coming this Sunday October 8th from 8:00 till 4:00 on Main Street close to our office here in Downtown Pleasanton. NO admission fee and yes… your dogs are welcome to attend although appraisals can not be done on your pet, sorry LOL.
But how fun!! Bring those beloved items that your curious about. Maybe it’s origin, it’s age and of course maybe it’s value. We all have those pieces in our home that may have been handed down from our ancestors, or maybe we picked up in our travels abroad, or maybe even picked up at garage sales locally. You never know what you may have stumbled upon.
The Faire has 400+ dealers who specialize in Antiques and Collectibles. So if you are looking to maybe pick up a new piece for your home or as gift, this is the place to be. Some of the categories are: repurposed, upcycled, rustic, collectible, antique furniture and more (clothing, furniture, jewelry, toys, ephemera, home décor, etc).
Steve Yvaska, a very well known Appraiser and Columnist will be doing FREE appraisals from 10:00 till 1:00, so be sure to be there early to reserve a spot of time with him. Limit 1 item per person. His booth will be at the corner of Main and Division.
It’s important to remember that the Faire is no longer being held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. It is on Main Street in downtown Pleasanton only. Keep that in mind when finding parking this Sunday morning.
We look forward to seeing you there!!
The Armario Venema Homes Team
Location: 3465 Old Foothill Road
Date: Saturday, September 23 from 11 – 3 p.m
Fall here in the Tri Valley wouldn’t be complete without the 4TH Annual Fall Festival at Aviso Adobe Community Park. This is the kick off event for the fall season.
This event is the perfect place to take the family and enjoy the food, games and crafts. Also, a few interesting events like the local 4H live animal display, authentic Californios music and dance by the California Fandango Project and of course, the must see, the Park’s life sized fiberglass milking cow.
A few other fun it’s to occupy the kids like: Ice Cream Churning, Apple Cider pressing, soap carving, horse roping and of course, the adobe brick making project. The Alviso Adobe park wouldn’t be complete without the onsite taco vendors, Yum!!
This should be a fun day for the kids and parents too. Maybe we will see you there.
The fall events to follow here in Pleasanton are:
- The Halloween Scavenger Hunt
- The Brew Crawl
- and The Ghost Walk