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In this issue For help selling or buying give us a call. We do the hard math Area home options Crunch the raw data May 2015BRE 019491457 Shameless Newsletter Live Confidently MILLERR E A L E S T A T E go Greek Del Dayo Area --- Coming Soon Located smack dab in the center of one of Sacramento Countys most sought after areas this home is just about ready for release. Its a great lifestyle choice steps from the American River Parkway feeding strong San Juan Unified schools convenient access to the downtown commute. 4 bedrooms 3 baths and a pool. Not priced yet. Marketed by Scott and Michael Miller at 916-944-0511 College Greens La Riviera --- 5 minute commute 9104 La Riviera Drive is a great starter home or investment property near American River Bike Trail. Minutes from Highway 50 easy commute to Sac State. Updated 3 bedroom 2 bath home with open floor plan and interior laundry with exterior access. Will not last. 235K Marketed by Kristen McDonell at 916-801-0132 Loomis --- St. Francis Woods This home epitomizes our Northern California Lifestyle. With gourmet kitchen great room patio and pool it is set up for entertaining. And with its edible landscaping and frontage to a large lakeside preserve it is set up for an active and natural lifestyle. 1.2M Marketed by Michael and Scott Miller at 916-944-0511 Gold river --- Quiet cul-d-sac 2191 Donner Peak Ct in Gold River is immaculate. Beautifully updated throughout with an open 4 bedroom 2 bathroom floor plan centered around the most spectacular of chefs kitchens and nestled on a secluded 14 acre lot with a pool. This Gold River home will not last. 479K Marketed by Kandace Mulvaney and Annie Dube at 916-717-4828 Celebrate Disney Roseville --- Surprisingly Affordable Newly listed 2 story 3 bedroom 2 12 bath home in desirable Diamond Oaks Neighborhood close to shopping restaurants and more Just in time for summer fun and entertaining Built-in fenced swimming pool covered patio with plenty of room for outdoor living. 343K Marketed by Kandace Mulvaney and Annie Dube at 916-717-4828 Come on in the water is fine When the market was peaking in 2006- 2007 there were 50 more real estate agents practicing in California as there are today. We are still waiting to hear back from Willie Nelson and Bono whom we have asked to do a Save the Realtor tour for us They must be too busy. As the market was climbing quickly in 2003-2006 everybody and their cousin was getting licensed. The BRE Bureau of Real Estate was regularly booking the grand ballroom at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Sacramento to hold the licensing tests because so many people were signing up. And as the market crashed the ranks of realtors declined at nearly the same pace as they had grown. See the chart above and appreciate the shape. Now realtor numbers are somewhere near equilibrium and maybe even actually short a bit. As a brokerage of experienced realtors and brokers but our doors are open to rookies as well. If you or anyone you know are looking for a real estate home regardless of experience give us a call. We might be a good fit. Opinion corner Art and Music on the front burner We need more creativity more innovation more flexibility more discovery more courage and more dissent. We need more art and more music. If you are in any way involved in education you have heard the drum beat for STEM or Science Technology Engineering and Math. The thinking is clear that we simply must get better at teaching STEM in order for our civilization to stay competitive in the global marketplace. In Korea and Norway and India they are doing it better the argument goes. We need to keep up. We need our kids to be able to do the hard math crunch the raw data and write the necessary computer code. But doing the hard math while essential is only half of what we need to stay on top if we wish not to raise a generation of robots. Indeed the speed of social and economic change means that the future belongs to those who are flexible able to think on their feet and adapt to changes as they come. Much has been written about how kids who are exposed to a vigorous Arts curriculum score better in their STEM courses. But that misses the point that the Arts stand alone as important for growth. The Arts ask us to create and improvise with what weve been given. The Arts challenge us to get vulnerable and take risks. The Arts challenge us do differentiate and to think differently in a world that grows more standardized and homogenized. The United States is still the innovation center of the world and the Arts are essential if we wish to keep it that way. Open House MILLERR E A L E S T A T E McFarland USA Cynical times call for regular blended doses of feel good schmaltz. Add a little david and goliath throw in a redemption story with a dash of family drama...voila And if its based on a true story its all the more potent. Who better to deliver the medicine Disney of course. Kevin Costner plays the high school coach Jim White who just couldnt control his tough old-school coaching style. A job in a desperate farming community off of California HWY 99 represented his last chance. Jim was going to need to make lemons into lemonade. So he planted a cross country team in the most unlikely soil. His best prospects for the team were the boys he saw running to and from the fields to help pick produce on their family crews before and after school. What unfolds is a true story that is hopeful and heartwarming. Good for the soul. IN BUSINESS Avgolemona Soup Ingredients 5 cups chicken broth 12 cup orzo 3 large eggs at room temperature 3 or more Tbsp fresh lemon juice optional 2 cups cooked shredded chicken Directions Bring broth to a boil in a large soup pot. At boiling add the orzo for 6 to 8 minutes til al dente. Reduce heat to simmer important to let the temperature come down before adding egg. In a separate bowl whisk the eggs with the lemon juice. Introduce 12 cup of warm broth to the egg mixture whisking all the way. When heat is low in soup pot slowly pour in the egg mixture stirring steadily to incorporate around 3 minutes. It should thicken into the creamiest starter soup for your Greek feast. Or if you go the chicken option add that in for a Greek mamas version of chicken soup to cure all. Serve with good bread Donate your vehicle Do you have a neighbor with cars on their lawn Or maybe on blocks in their driveway Both Or perhaps you have a spouse AKA husband AKA cliche who was once dedicated to restoring that classic car on the side yard but has lost the energy to do so. Here is an idea that car or those cars can be donated to the ever needy SSPCA. Not to mention the great bump in real estate values the rest of us will get when it is the junk is cleared. The SSPCA houses 7000 animals each year and does some 20000 surgeries to our neediest pets. Go to the link to get rolling httpwww.donateacar.comcharityspca-sacramentotemplateaffiliate How much space do you require In 1930 the average U.S. house- hold had 4.11 persons living in it. Right now our average is around 2.63 persons per household thats 1.5 fewer people per home. The chart above shows that single family homes in our area through the last 90 or so years have just about doubled in size from around 1100 square feet to 2200 square feet. So the average person in the U.S. or at least in our 4 county 4 county combined median square footage by age Homes have more than doubled in size area now requires at least 3 times as much space as their great grand parents required to live comfortably. Why Affluence The efficiency of the economy can afford 3 times more in resources per capita for housing. Consumption In 1930 most people didnt have more than a pair or two of shoes and the Cuisinart wasnt invented. Spoiled Lets face it we dont like to share bathrooms with too many people if we can help it. Shameless Newsletter May 2015 If you have any real estate questions or concerns we are here to help. We represent buy- ers and sellers of all stripes and across all tax brackets. Call us anytime or email us at or Drop in on us at 8300 Fair Oaks Blvd 203 Carmichael CA 95608 Call your Miller Real Estate agent direct or at the office 944-0511 It has been a great run for values over the last 3 years as the chart above will attest. Of course the chart doesnt go back far enough to show you the pit from which we climbed. Still these charts have a nice gradual shape to them that anyone can appreciate. If you or a friend are exploring a move or just curious about your home value we are happy to do no cost no obligation analysis on your home. Is it time to sell Our 2015 Starting Line-up OurmissionatMillerRealEstateistobuildaclientcenteredbrokerage of committed professionals entrenched in their communities. Our model gives our agents the flexibility to operate using their clients interests as the compass. It requires that we operate on the cutting edge with technology and current market information to the benefit of our clients. And our lean low overhead operation means that our agents are able to invest more of themselves in building their families and their communities. BrokerOwners Scott Miller 916-247-7411 Michael Miller 916-879-6006 Broker Associates Kristen Hansen 916-591-1775 Kandace Mulvaney 916-717-4828 Annie Dube 916-705-6305 Randy Ricci 916-717-6100 Agent Associates Vivian ONeill 916-402-3107 Julianna Frisk 916-606-8169 Kristen McDonell 916-801-0132 Elizabeth Ashe 916-439-0756 Is it time for a value check up Up 36 Up 54 Up 54 Up 66 Three year run on values by county Median Price source TrendGraphix Newsletters and Numbers If you need to hunt any of our agents down go to our simple website at Or if you just cant get enough of the Shameless Newsletter our crack technology team at Axer Design has been archiving them on our site. Good times. Guest ponderingsGo Guerrilla If you run a small business you likely have read Guerrilla Marketing. If you havent read it put down the Danielle Steele shut off the Candy Crush and order this book. The first Guerrilla Marketing was published 30 plus years ago and has been updated and re-worked multiple times since then this one is the latest. The principle is the same concentrate on dong all of the little inexpensive things to grow your business before spending the big bucks. In this latest installment Conrad concentrates on how to use technology to that end. Good information Under No Obligation by Robert Kittredge He looks course tough even violent. A gym mate of mine. I was re- luctant to interact with him - silence my best bet at keeping his large muscles and fists focused on his weights and not my face. My first impression formed firmly. He is under no obligation to act live or be consistent with my image of him. He is fully free. I broke the silence ... finally ... as warmly as I could. The warmth flowed back immediately he needed no Kittredge back-ground check. Any possible differential between us age education privilege ease of life - fully irrelevant to him. I received his full humanitarian warmth and every time since. This is a loving man I needed to couldnt help but re-form him. We form other persons - for ourselves. We construct our image of other humans based on the totality of our interactions withinformation about them plus our often invisible trim tab settings otherwise known as beliefs values expectations. The entire process becomes habit forming with both the habit and the forming accelerating with the years. Our values are deceptively active. We form others out of habit ... if were not vigilant. They are busy forming their take on us too of course. First impressions is merely the com- mencement of this nuanced and nearly invisible task. I hereby undertake to make it less so ... less invisible. I had the privilege a day to cherish with dear daughter Chloe at Disneyland this month. Just us two father daughter ten to 1000 p.m. My take on Chloe did not under go any transformation worth mentioning but my feelings for Disney did. Disney is easy to mock. Feminists continue to perceive a wide target. Cynics have more ammunition than they can use in one sitting ... I mean one hunting. Promote child-like qualities and the critics fault-finders pessimists curmudgeons and the cynics will pounce. I have indulged thusly throughout the years too. No longer. Disney is trying very hard to make the world a better place. Disney- land itself may just be the happiest place on earth. I can not recall genu- inely happier warmer employees .... anywhere. Ever. Garbage even one dead flower are nearly impossible to spot. I must have heard the word imagina- tion 20 times. This clear corporate policy packs a double message kids are honored for their imagination adults are re re-minded to rejuvenate theirs. All on their own and alone Disney promotes this worthy and far-reaching message. Just imagine. John Lennon would love Disneyland. As did the tens of thousands who came that day with us. Despite the 99 entrance fee 93 for Chloe people come anyway - they feel it. Even if their searing essays are not forth- coming - they know. Something isnt rotten in the city of Anaheim. And I know what. Neither my gym mate nor Disneyland were ever under any obligation to conform to my image of them. Thank goodness. La Sierra Community Center 5325 Engle Road. Fundraising for Children Schools and Community Charities. See prior years facebook.comcarmichaelkiwanis. 40person Event tickets Contact Karen Borman ph. 916489-4476 Sponsor Manager Vera Vaccaro ph. 916870-0550 Event Manager Donna Miller ph.916944-2137 Friday May 15 2015 - 530-830 pm Youre invited to the 13th Annual Taste Event Live Music Sample Wines Beers Food Car Displays Rafes Silent Auction. Taste of Carmichael