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Guarantee Donates to Joni and Friends

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The Guarantee Good Will Network has donated $500 to Joni & Friends.

About Joni and Friends

Joni and Friends is a non-profit organization that has been advancing disability ministry by equipping communities around the world since 1979. Joni and Friends provides programs and support to thousands of families impacted by disability around the globe including right here in the Central Valley. We are committed to bringing practical resources and the gospel to people impacted by disability and their families. Through training and relationship, we energize the community to include everyone in worship, fellowship, and outreach. We invite the community to join Joni and Friends through volunteering, participating in events, or getting your church or organization involved with our inclusion training! Contact us at (559)227-5664.

-Alexandra Nord, Program Manager


How Can I Help Support Joni and Friends?

To learn more about how you can support Joni and Friends through volunteering or donating go to their “Support Us” page at joniandfriends.org/support-us/

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The Guarantee Goodwill Network Fund is a donor-advised fund, established at the Central Valley Community Foundation, to encourage Guarantee employees to give back to the communities where they live and work.


Guarantee Donates $1,000 to Transitions Children’s Services

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The Guarantee Good Will Network has donated $1,000 to Transitions Children’s Services. The Transitions Children’s Services help youth who have grown to of the Foster Care system by helping them become more self-sufficient and providing for some basic needs. There is a great need for services like this and “Transitions” helps bridge that gap.

With the Donation we will be able to continue to serve youth aging out of the foster care system. Thank You Guarantee, we truly appreciate your donation!”

-Brian Van Anne, CEO/Administrator for Transitions Children’s Services

How can I help support the Transitions Children’s Services

There are many ways to donate. You can learn more at their website http://www.transitionschildrensservices.org. They also partner with major networks where you can create a donate button on Facebook or donate every time you shop on Amazon.com. There is also an Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser held every year in October that you can help sponsor.

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The Guarantee Goodwill Network Fund is a donor-advised fund, established at the Central Valley Community Foundation, to encourage Guarantee employees to give back to the communities where they live and work.


Guarantee Donates $500 to the Molly Griffin Scholarship

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The Guarantee Good Will Network has donated $500 to the Molly Taylor Griffin Scholarship. Molly Griffin was a nurse who was well liked by her peers and everyone who knew her. Sadly her life ended too soon in 2015 when she was killed in a drunk driver related accident. Her parents set up this scholarship in her honor. Her father Doug Griffin was present for our check presentation recently at our Guarantee Woodward Park office where we got to hear her story.

How can I help support the Molly Taylor Griffin Scholarship?

If you would like to donate to the scholarship go to the following link and Mark “Other” and enter “Molly Taylor Griffin Scholarship”.

Donate here www.fresnostate.edu/advancement/giving/givenow.html

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The Guarantee Goodwill Network Fund is a donor-advised fund, established at the Central Valley Community Foundation, to encourage Guarantee employees to give back to the communities where they live and work.


Move-Up Buyer Advantages

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What is the biggest opportunity in the Fresno/Clovis housing market right now! It is the move-up buyer! Hi I’m John Stone with The Stones Real Estate Team at Guarantee Real Estate.

Why does the move-up buyer have an advantage when they sell and buy?

It is simple supply and demand. There are many more buyers than homes for sale under $350,000… and many more homes than buyers for homes over $450,000. To put that into perspective from an inventory standpoint, there is less than 2-months-supply of inventory for homes under $350… and there is 5-to-8-months-supply of inventory for homes over $450.

The move-up seller has the opportunity to get top-dollar when they sell, and negotiate a great deal when they buy! So… for the first time in a long time the move-up buyer has an advantage when they sell… And buy!

If you’re considering moving up to the home of your dreams… this is the perfect time to do so!

Learn more about the John Stone team at johnstonehomes.com


REM #76 | Open Houses

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Perusing real estate listings can be nothing less than addictive. We’ve all spent time browsing the internet, ogling homes for sale that we didn’t intend—or couldn’t afford—to buy. It’s fun!

But would you ever hop in the car and do the same – in person?

This is Linda Hergenrader with Guarantee Real Estate… and, regardless of whether buying or selling is in your near future, there are many benefits to attending open houses.

I mean, here’s a chance to really get a grip on what you can expect to find… within your budget. 

…but even if you don’t find your dream home, you might meet your dream agent. What better way to interview candidates than by seeing them in action at an open house?

You’ll also get a real feel for any neighborhood you visit, while learning about potential neighbors, and how you might fit in.

And maybe most importantly, learn about your wants and needs, by seeing a variety of layouts… and the amenities that catch your eye. You just might be surprised!

I hope to see you… at an open house this weekend 😊.


Reviewing Your Purchase Agreement | REM #74

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The purchase agreement contains important information that maps out how a transaction should go.

I’m David Sheppard, Sales Manager at Guarantee Real Estate, with some important things to consider when reviewing that agreement.

Whether it’s your first time buying or selling a home, or if you’ve bought and sold many homes over the years… you may be surprised by some of the terms within the purchase agreement.

Contingency periods, for example, are a vital part of a purchse and are what give buyers and sellers a way out if needed… and also specify how much time a buyer has to line up inspections, appraisals, loan approval, replacement home contingencies and more.

Agent selection is key; they will need to understand the wants and needs of the buyer and seller to better guide you in making the strongest offer possible; price is not always the most important term to a seller. So knowing what the seller needs in order to move on can help ensure a much better buying experience.


Guarantee Donates $1,000 to Evangel Home

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The Guarantee Good Will Network has donated $1,000 to Evangel Home. Evangel Home’s mission is to:

• To serve women and children in crisis;
• To meet their basic physical needs;
• To promote personal development and responsibility;
• To encourage spiritual growth;
• To uphold and honor Jesus Christ in all we do;

The Evangel Home offers emergency shelter for women and children and provides services for helping women get back on their feet.  Guarantee is proud to support the Fundraising Banquet on September 10th. The funds will be used to help improve the aging equipment at the home.

Thank you Evangel Home for all you do in the community!  And thanks to their new director, Sarah Dawson for visiting us recently at our Fig Garden office!

How can I help support the Evangel Home?

Please visit their website at evangelhome.com and click the Donate button…. Also stay in touch with the latest on what is going on at Evangel home by signing up for the news letter by clicking HERE.

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The Guarantee Goodwill Network Fund is a donor-advised fund, established at the Central Valley Community Foundation, to encourage Guarantee employees to give back to the communities where they live and work.


Post-Mortgage Application Don’ts | REM #73

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Congratulations! You have been pre-approved for a mortgage and found your dream home! You’re beyond excited and ready to decorate your new home! But before you make any big purchases or move money around, consult your loan officer. Here are six things you should not do after applying for a mortgage! Some may seem obvious, but some may not!

1. Don’t change jobs or the way you are paid at your job!
2. Don’t deposit cash into your bank accounts.
3. Don’t make any large purchases like a new car or new furniture for your new home.
4. Don’t co-sign other loans for anyone.
5. Don’t apply for new credit.
6. Don’t close any credit accounts.

Bottom Line is, any change in income, assets, or credit could affect your loan. The best advice…. disclose and discuss your plans with your loan officer before you do anything financial in nature. They are there to help and guide you through the process.


Permit Required? | REM #72

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Measure twice and cut once. For some, this is a calling… and DIY projects are no problem. I’m Kyle Chaney, Sales Manager at Guarantee Real Estate… and first to admit that for others… like me… help from friends and professionals might be needed. Either way, when tackling a home improvement project – always check to see if a permit is required.

When you go to sell your home… buyers and, sometimes even the lender, will want to know if remodels were done with a permit… and having a permit can salvage your sale.

As a general rule of thumb, items that are mechanical, structural or electrical will require a permit.
Items like painting, flooring, changing of faucets, and most landscaping will not.

Permits will vary city-by-city, so it’s always advised to start with your local building department to be on the safe side. If you are looking for a recommendation on potential vendors… and want to know how these projects may affect home value and your equity position — contact your local Realtor.


Guarantee Bed Drive for Sleep In Heavenly Peace

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Guarantee Real Estate concluded it’s 3 week bed drive to support Sleep In Heavenly Peace.  All of the offices participated in donating new items to be donated for underprivileged children in the Central Valley.

At Guarantee we love the community where we live and work and it was fun to have the opportunity to make a difference.

How Can You Help Sleep in Heavenly Peace

● Make a donation of NEW twin bedding(sheets, comforters, pillows)-  You can drop them off at ANY Lithia Dealership Fresno & Clovis
● Volunteer for our upcoming Build Days-Delivery days *deliveries 2nd Saturday of every month
● Like us and share us on Facebook @SHPFRESNOCLOVIS
● Volunteer to help deliver beds to the kiddos that are sleeping on the floor in Fresno/Clovis area
● Sponsor a Build Day at your business/church/school
● Bedding Drive at your business/church/school
● Make a monetary donation to our chapter to support future build days & needs of charity locally – You can reach out to us to pick up a check or drop one off at any time at Lithia Subaru in Fresno
● Spread the word of our charity with your friends and family
● Join our committee working on growing our charity to help
Learn more about Sleep in Heavenly Peace here: https://www.shpbeds.org


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