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Taylor Morrison decks the halls at Madeira East

Taylor Morrison decks the halls at Madeira East

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (November 18, 2014) – Taylor Morrison Northern California is hosting their first annual holiday decorating challenge at their three Madeira East communities in Elk Grove. Taylor Morrison has teamed up with several of their local partners and challenged them to decorate one of the six model homes, as well as the community’s tot lot, in a unique holiday theme. Beginning November 24, visitors will have the opportunity to tour and vote for their favorite theme and charity. The design that receives the most votes through December 31 will receive a $1,000 cash donation to the winning team’s selected charity of choice.

Join the celebration during the official kickoff weekend on Saturday, December 6, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and enjoy festive home tours, sweet treats, and a live radio remote from KDND from noon to 2 p.m.

This year’s participants and their selected charities include:

AugustineIdeas – Sacramento SPCA

Taylor Morrison Now Offering Communities in Elk Grove and Newcastle

Taylor Morrison Now Offering Communities in Elk Grove and Newcastle

The greater Sacramento area’s real estate market continues to improve in 2013, according to a recent survey by DataQuick, home prices are up and inventory is near its lowest point in more than five years. Taylor Morrison plans to help provide home shoppers more choices by launching two new communities in Elk Grove and Newcastle.

Barcelos at Madeira is Taylor Morrison’s newest Elk Grove community. Barcelos offers an all-new collection of single and two-story home designs ranging in size from 2,426 to 3,600 square feet with three to five bedrooms and up to 3.5 baths. Each Barcelos home boasts a gourmet kitchen with center island overlooking the adjoining family room and may include a bonus room or loft. The homes also offer three-car garages, optional guest suites and even Casitas. Barcelos is expected to Grand Open in early June, but is currently selling from Taylor Morrison’s Mirabela sales office and currently offering special pre-model pricing from the high $300,000s.

Taylor Morrison Now Offers Three Neighborhoods to Choose From in Elk Grove

Taylor Morrison Now Offers Three Neighborhoods to Choose From in Elk Grove

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 11, 2013) – Taylor Morrison Northern California is currently building two Elk Grove communities and will soon expand to include a third – Barcelos at Madeira. Barcelos will begin selling from the Mirabela community sales center in Madeira on Saturday, February 16, 2013. Although fully furnished model homes will open in May 2013, Elk Grove home shoppers will have a unique opportunity to get in early on this exciting new neighborhood. Pre-model pricing starts from the high $300,000s, and Barcelos is also offering a special introductory offer with a $5,000 design center credit on contracts signed on or before March 15, 2013.

Cool and beautify your home - naturally

Cool and beautify your home - naturally

Not only do trees beautify your home and neighborhood, they can help to dramatically reduce cooling costs during the hot summer months. Sacramento County residents are eligible for up to 10 free trees through the Sacramento Shade tree program, a partnership between Sacramento Tree Foundations and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). Businesses, parks and schools in the SMUD service area are also eligible for free SMUD shade trees.

Sacramento Shade customers can choose from over 30 deciduous trees (deciduous trees shed their leaves in the fall to allow the warm winter sun into your home).

Free Homeowner's Solution Workshop available tonight

Free Homeowner's Solution Workshop available tonight

ELK GROVE - Homeowner's Solution Workshop will host a free "Know Your Options" informational event tonight from 5:30 - 8 p.m. at Elk Grove City Council Chamber, located at 8400 Laguna Palms Way.

The organization is made up of a group of real estate professionals, legal and tax advisors as well as HUD counselors donating their time to provide distressed homeowners with free information concerning the options they can exercise, rather than having their homes go into foreclosure. They will share the Fannie Mae website with homeowners who attend, as well as other government and financial options available.

The event is free and open to all residents and homewoners. For more information, visit http://knowyouroptions.com or http://makinghomeaffordable.gov.

Community meeting tonight to discuss bowling alley concerns

Community meeting tonight to discuss bowling alley concerns

ELK GROVE - A community meeting will be held tonight, Tuesday, May 3, to discuss concerns with activities at Strikes Bowling Alley and their effect in the surrounding neighborhoods.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Laguna West Neighborhood office at 9101 Laguna Main Street, Suite 180.

Representatives from the Elk Grove City Council, Elk Grove Police Department, Strikes management, and local neighbors will participate.

Elk Grove kicks off spring cleaning program

Elk Grove kicks off spring cleaning program

ELK GROVE - Is there an abandoned vehicle in your neighbor’s front yard? Junk and rubbish left at the end of your street? A vacant home with overgrown weeds? If so, the City of Elk Grove wants to work with you.

Elk Grove’s annual citywide Spring Cleaning Program kicks off this week. As of Wednesday, City of Elk Grove’s Code Enforcement Department and a team of volunteers have begun combing every street in Elk Grove to tackle blight and nuisances throughout the City. Officers will be concentrating on properties with junk and debris, high weeds, inoperable or abandoned vehicles and safety hazards.

Code enforcement officers will work proactively with the community to look for code violations, and will educate property owners about the city’s Municipal Code to encourage voluntary compliance.