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
One of the best parts or our career is meeting people at open houses. Some are there to look, some to buy, some just to spend time together, and some are neighbors wanting to keep their finger on the pulse of their home value and their community in regards to real estate.
We meet all kinds of people and we love it. We are curious about them, we chat, we inform, we laugh, and we listen.
Recently we were holding an open house at 3218 Novara Way in Ruby Hill. A couple came in and as we talked, we discovered that my daughter knew one of their sons. This couple ended up spending around an hour and a half with us talking about the house, their lives, their three kids. They did not come in with the intention to buy-they were just looking. They saw our marketing and thought the home with a master bedroom on the main floor might be interesting to take a look at.
Shortly after that open house, this family decided to hire us to list their home at 4563 Gatetree Circle- a beautiful, updated home close to Amador High School. They also asked us to represent them on the purchase of the Ruby Hill home. Some days, this is how real estate happens-our marketing enticed the buyers to come into Novara Way, hosting an open house allowed us to meet the buyers and sell the listing. In the end, with a different agent on our team representing each party, we were able to manage all aspects of both sales and bring both to a successful closing. (And the home on Gatetree sold for a neighborhood high sales price!)
Both families are happy and it was a win-win for everyone. 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.
Take a Peek! Here are the Virtual Tours for these 2 homes:
Another amazing client and their nice words about us and the Armario Venema Homes Team
“There aren’t enough stars on all of Zillow to show how highly I think of Liz, Deanna and the whole Armario Venema Team. I’ve purchased 2 homes and sold 1 home with them and they are Real Estate Rockstars. I wouldn’t think of ever going anywhere else for Real Estate Services. They helped me put in an offer on a new home and have it accepted. Then list and sell my current home (significantly over asking price and even over what I had hoped to get for it) and then close in 30 days. It was a stressful process and I know we asked a lot of them but the Armario Venema Team was so very helpful throughout the process and made it as easy as could be. This Team is the absolute best and I would recommend them to anyone and everyone for their Real Estate needs. Thanks Liz and Deanna for everything!!”
Reed and Colleen, Livermore Sellers and Buyers, Fall 2017
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
So many families are put in the stressful situation of having to sell one home and buy another concurrently, While trying to avoid living in a hotel or having to stay with friends and family till their new home closes escrow. Congratulations to our clients, Reed and Colleen, who successfully did just that!
Our clients in Livermore were recently engaged and needed to upsize to a larger home in anticipation of growing the family. Our seller found the home that he and his fiancé wanted (on our website) but hadn’t even started the process of selling their current home. They contacted us and we managed to secure the new home in escrow, beating out other offers at the same time.
With only 1 week to get their old home ready and staged for sale, we hit the ground running. Our team was diligent in creating a comparative market analysis in order to produce the most effective listing price for it to sell quickly. We received multiple offers and negotiated a 15 day closing as well as free rent back for our sellers (allowing them to stay in the home until escrow closed on their new home).
With our talented team and our on-the-ball client, we were able to smoothly negotiate and close both transactions.
Now, with only 1 week to get their old home ready and staged for sale, we hit the ground running. Our team was diligent in creating a comparative market analysis in order to produce the most effective listing price for it to sell quickly. We received multiple offers and chose the offer that was best for our client and his situation, having his new home in escrow.
With our talented team and our on-the-ball client, we were able to close on both the sale of his home and the purchase of his new home concurrently.
Many homeowners don’t understand the obstacles and bumps along the way when trying to manage 2 transactions like this, not to mention the emotional toll it can take.
Trust our team to take you successfully from your current home to your next one, no matter what the circumstances may be.
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