Have $925,000 to spend? Why settle for a measly home, when you could have an entire town! Cerro Gordo, or “fat hill”, is situated on 300+ acres of patented mining claims south of the Sierra Nevada with nearly 22 structures including a hotel, church, bunkhouse, and superintendent’s house.
The history of the town is something out of a wild west film. Built after the discovery of silver in 1865, the average crime rate was a murder a week! According to the town’s website, they became the largest producer of silver and lead in California and contributed to Los Angeles’ growth and economic development.
Because of its unique history and having been in the family for decades, what happens to the property is important to the sellers. They’ve protected it from looters, diggers, and natural disasters. Interested buyers have pitched an amusement park and a marijuana town, but the sellers are more interested in someone preserving its story.
If you know California real estate, $925,000 is low for a house, let alone a whole town! Don’t let the old mining ghosts spook you, get to bidding on this piece of California history!
Marketing and selling high-end Luxury Homes in the Tri Valley is what we do best, but on this real estate journey, it’s all about the people we meet on the way, connecting them to each other and the places they call HOME.
How did the soggy Easter Bunny dry himself? With a hare dryer!
But seriously, we’re hoppin’ for a sunny day on Saturday, March 31st when our real estate team will be participating in Downtown Pleasanton’s annual Bunny Hop. This is a scavenger hunt event for families from 10am-12pm.
You can pick up your treat bag and list of clues at the Museum on Main. Our clue will lead you to our office at 459 Main Street. We’ll have treats for the kids and mimosas for the adults. We’ll also have a drawing for an Easter wine basket to complement your holiday celebrations. We hope you and your family can make it.
Just remember that the event is limited to the first 600 people so be sure to come early! It’s sure to be an egg-cellent time!
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.
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.
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.
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.