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Coldwell Banker Adds New Realtor to Its Real Estate Team

Coldwell Banker Doug Arnold Real Estate, Inc. has announced that Danae Kelley recently joined its team of Realtors. Danae has extensive experience in the real estate business, having worked at Fidelity Title as an escrow assistant for many years. Danae then focused on raising a family and participating as a leader in local, community organizations. But she always maintained an interest in real estate, assisting family and friends in the home buying and selling process. Danae has now decided to pursue a full-time career as a real estate agent and will work out of the Coldwell Banker Davis office.

“I am extremely excited about working at Coldwell Banker,” says Danae. “The Company is the perfect place for me to bring my passion for real estate.” Danae’s clients will enjoy and benefit from her enthusiasm, hands-on approach, attention to detail, and energetic personality. By living in the area, Danae has acquired a solid knowledge of the local real estate market. She has also made a personal commitment to the Davis community through her involvement with Soroptimist International and various other volunteer organizations.

Coldwell Banker serves the local community with over 80 full-time Realtors and support staff whose top guiding principle speaks to making sure that clients receive the highest level of professional service in the business. The office is known for recognizing that it takes a smart, responsive Realtor and the dedicated focus of an entire company to negotiate successful real estate transactions in today’s complicated financial environment.

To contact Danae Kelley, call (530) 383-1910 or e-mail ldanaekelley@gmail.com.

Coldwell Banker Doug Arnold Real Estate has offices in both Davis and Woodland, California. For more information on the agency, please contact the Davis office at 505 Second Street,
Davis, CA 95616,

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    Coldwell Banker Doug Arnold Announces Addition of Top Producing Realtor Team

Coldwell Banker Doug Arnold Announces Addition of Top Producing Realtor Team

(DAVIS, CA, July 2013) – Coldwell Banker Doug Arnold Real Estate office (CB DARE) has announced the addition of the realtor team, LisaMarie Theis and Greg Thomas, to its Company. Together, Theis and Thomas bring 35 years of combined real estate experience to CB DARE, having sold over 900 homes in the past 15 years and been named top producers at their former agency nine times. They are well-trained, experienced Realtors who have placed in the top one percent of realtors nationwide 10 times and ranked #19 in northern California Coldwell Banker NRT agents for 2013. Their dynamic partnership in the CB DARE Davis office will give their clients the unique advantage of having two realtors working for them.
“Our clients appreciate the team dynamic. Since Greg and I work closely together, there is always someone available with in-depth, detailed knowledge of each client’s specific transaction,” explains Theis. “We also have two full-time assistants who provide great support and help us to create seamless real estate transactions.” Clients’ needs always come first with Theis and Thomas. “Our clients appreciate our tenacity, prompt attention to details and problem-solving skills,” says Theis. “Our team approach helps our clients make the best decisions for their situation and achieve the success THEY are looking for.”
 Theis and Thomas are excited about their move to CB DARE and the opportunity to be part of a Largest real estate company in Yolo County with a time-tested, solid reputation, big market presence and high energy. They have both lived in the Yolo County and Solano County area for more than 10 years and will specialize in residential and country properties in the Sacramento, Davis, Dixon, and Vacaville markets. Theis and Thomas belong to

Coldwell Banker Celebrates Picnic Day

Saturday, April 20, was the 99 Picnic Day celebration for the city and University of California, Davis. The sun was shining, people were smiling, and thousands turned out for food, fun and community spirit.

Picnic Day is a well-loved Davis tradition, with the university and the community coming together to celebrate all the town and campus have to offer. Over the years, the Coldwell Banker Doug Arnold Real Estate (CB DARE) office has become a gathering place for agents, clients and friends to watch the Picnic Day parade. Each year on Picnic Day, parade watchers get the chance to reconnect, visit with people they don’t get to see too often, and enjoy the Picnic Day parade together.

The tradition began organically, and over time it became understood that the lawn at CB DARE was a great place to gather. CB DARE agent Chad DeMasi says, “Being at Coldwell Banker on Picnic Day is like being with our extended family. All of our kids are here, our clients and their families are here, and it just makes for a fun day to hang out, watch the parade and socialize.” Read more about CB DARE Picnic Day events

Once again this year, more than 55,000 people attended the events. UC Davis opened its doors and invited the community to numerous demonstrations showcasing what the university has to offer. “Picnic Day is like the homecoming for the university; it’s when a lot of families and alumni come back to celebrate UC Davis,” said adviser to picnic day Paul Cody, who also serves as the interim director at the Center for Student Involvement (source: UC Davis press release). The events included the Doxie Derby, a chemistry magic show, and lots of

Come Celebrate Picnic Day with Coldwell Banker on Saturday

Picnic Day is a Davis legend.  It began as a way to share the accomplishments and facilities of the University of California with the town, but the entire city of Davis has embraced the day, making the celebration its own. Picnic Day is an informal celebration of spring – a chance for everyone to spend the day outdoors when the weather is just starting to get beautiful again. It’s a time for people to get together with friends, have fun and enjoy everything that Davis and the university have to offer.
Coldwell Banker Doug Arnold Real Estate (CB DARE) in downtown Davis has its own Picnic Day tradition. Every year, agents and their families gather on the lawn of 505 Second Street to watch the parade and bask in the energy of downtown. Clients and friends stream past and drop by, and everyone has a great time. This year, we’ll have balloons, live music and face painting to create a great time of community, family, and fun.
Location: The CB DARE front lawn at 505 Second Street
Day: Saturday, April 20
Time: 9:30 a.m. until the start of the parade reaches our office

University Retirement Community

Although owning a home can be a great investment, the upkeep, maintenance and costs of home ownership can take its toll. Homeowners who are at least 60 years old and are considering a more hassle-free living experience are encouraged to take advantage of recent openings at University Retirement Community (URC) in Davis.

Coldwell Banker Doug Arnold Realtor Leslie Blevins explains why right now is a great time to make the move from home ownership to a residential community like URC. She says, “URC is often full, but they currently have openings. Lawn and home care, repairs, and upkeep, especially on an older home, can take time away from doing the things active seniors would rather be doing, like spending time with family, traveling, or hobbies.”

Blevins adds that in the past, applicants to URC have lost their spots by the time they could sell their homes. However, today’s market provides an outstanding opportunity. “Currently, inventory is at its lowest point in many years. If you’re considering selling your home, this is a great time to get the offer you want. And you could be living in your new community by springtime,” Blevins says.

URC offers residential living, or a number of assisted-living plans for residents who need more care. To get more information on what URC offers for active, healthy lifestyles, we encourage you to stop by their Moving Fair and Open House. Enjoy some lunch, live music, and lots of good information. Coldwell Banker Doug Arnold Realtors will also be on hand to answer your questions about this dynamic seller’s market, so be sure to stop by and say “hello!”

The Moving Fair and Open House takes place on March 27 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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Donate at our offices in Davis or Woodland, at any Coldwell Banker Doug Arnold Real Estate open house, or at EMQ Families First in Davis.  Help local children enjoy this holiday season.

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New Homes Update: Central Park West and Verona

In our previous new-homes update, we profiled Willowbank Park and Mahogany Lane, both in South Davis. In this update, we’ll cover Verona (South Davis) and Central Park West (located in the heart of downtown).

Central Park West offers seven new homes bordering Central Park in the heart of downtown Davis. Designed by Sherman Homes, these three-story homes were built to blend in with the existing homes. Ranging from 1,651 to 2,120 square feet, each unit has three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. Each unit also has a two-car garage with rear access.

Currently, two homes are available for sale. Both have approximately 1,650 square feet of living space with another 350 square feet in an unconditioned bonus room. These homes have three bedrooms, and 2.5 baths, two-car garages, and boast three separate decks. Steve Sherman of Sherman Homes notes, “Both lots also feature very large, mature trees, a rarity in a new home. The homes are equipped with solar panels for electricity generation and are extremely energy efficient.” Unit 5 is priced at $699,000, while Unit 4 is a model home and has not yet been placed on the market.

These homes are both beautiful and practical, with energy-efficient designs, luxurious features, and gorgeous living spaces. In the open living area, an island with built-in range provides a focus to the room, and the solid bamboo cabinets mesh nicely with the Caesarstone counters. The distressed maple hardwood flooring ties the space together, providing warmth that reflects the natural light from the large windows. Outside the kitchen, suspended above the neighborhood, a patio offers an excellent view of the surrounding area and a great spot to grill. A half-bath rounds out the downstairs. Upstairs are two side bedrooms, the master

New Homes Still Available In Davis

Over the last few months, we’ve profiled a number of new home developments in Davis, and now that many of these homes are finished, we’d like to offer more information on pricing and availability. In this update, we’ll cover Willowbank Park and Mahogany Lane, both in South Davis. In an upcoming story, we’ll also provide updates on Verona, new homes by Don Fouts Construction, Central Park West, and new homes available in Woodland.

Willowbank Park, as Coldwell Banker Doug Arnold Real Estate (CB DARE) agent Jason Taormino says, is “the most energy-efficient neighborhood ever built in Davis, right down to solar systems on the rooftops.” Three homes are currently finished and available in this uniquely designed subdivision: one 2,800-square-foot home lists for $845,000, and two homes of 2,000 square feet for $635,000 and $619,000. Jason adds that these “high-end homes have dozens of custom features, such as crown molding, nine-foot ceilings and smooth walls, kitchens with double ovens, and 36-inch ranges with six burners,” as well as European-style gas fireplaces, plank hardwood floors, granite or Caesarstone kitchen countertops, and designer-selected tile accents. Jason adds, “These homes are adjacent to the greenbelt and park system that winds all the way into downtown Davis.”

Ranging from 1,817 square feet with three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and a loft, to 2,317 square feet with four bedrooms, a bonus room and three baths, these homes all have top-notch design with thoughtful floor plans that incorporate essential design elements to accommodate today’s busy lives. All of the designs in this development feature these amenities, no matter the square footage of the home. You can contact Jason Taormino, Robin Garland or Chad DeMasi at 530-750-7570 to schedule a private showing, or come visit

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