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Affordable Homeowner Lifestyle in California’s Central Valley

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Although home prices in the Central Valley have increased over the past 42 months, home values in Fresno, Tulare, Kings, and Madera counties continue to be affordable for the majority of people who live here.  A recent report released by the California Association of Realtors® (CAR) shows that 68% of Fresno county’s population could afford to purchase an entry level home.  The second quarter 2015 CAR report shows Kings county as the most affordable in the State with a 79% First Time Buyer Affordability Index.  Tulare county with 72%, and Madera county with 69% indexes also demonstrate that the Central Valley is the ideal place to make the American dream of home ownership into a reality.

 

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At the opposite end of the affordability spectrum, San Francisco (22%), San Mateo (26%), and Marin (33%) counties make home ownership more daunting for someone interested in purchasing their first home.

The California Association of Realtors® First Time Buyer Housing Affordability Index is updated quarterly.  The survey and the methodology used to generate the report are published on the website car.org.


Guarantee Good Will Network Donates $38,000 to Local Non-Profits

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GGN

During the first six months of 2015 the Guarantee Good Will Network (GGWN) contributed over $38,000 to local non-profit organizations.
The organizations that have received GGWN donations in 2015 are:

Guarantee Real Estate, its agents, and employees contribute to the Guarantee Good Will Network which supports charities whose purpose is to provide Safe Shelter for individuals when they are in a time of need. The Network also contributes to non-profit organizations that provide services and facilities that are available to everyone in our community and make Central California a more enjoyable place to live. Since inception, the GGWN has contributed over $346,000 to help our community.

 

 


Guarantee Real Estate Hunger Heroes Donation

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Food Bank

Representative of the Guarantee Good Will Network recently presented Andy Sousa and Denise O’Canto from the Community Food Bank (CFB) with a check for $17,135.74.  The money was raised by Guarantee Real Estate agents who supported the Food Bank’s inaugural Hunger Heroes fundraising campaign.  With the CFB’s tremendous buying power, the amount Guarantee raised in this campaign will help provide nearly 120,000 meals to local families.

The Community Food Bank acts as a warehouse for 180 agencies that distribute food to the hungry throughout Fresno, Madera, Kings, and Kern counties.  Each month they provide food to over 220,000 people.  For every $1 donated to the CFB provides food for 7 meals.

Learn more about the service the Community Food Bank provides to the people in our communities from their website, communityfoodbank.net .

 

 


Ronald McDonald House Receives $1,000 Guarantee Good Will Network Donation

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For the past 30 years the Ronald McDonald House (RMHC) has provided, “a home away from home” for families whose critically ill children are receiving medical treatment at Valley Children’s Hospital. The Ronald McDonald House helps keep these families close by and this has been proven to be an integral part of a child’s healing process.

The Ronald McDonald House offers shelter to many families who would otherwise need to travel long distances to give their children the care they so desperately need. The RMHC has 18 bedrooms, offers daily meals and other essential resources.

You can help support the RMHC by attending their Red Heart Ball, a Masquerade on November 8, 2014 at the Fresno Convention Center. The Red Heart Ball is an exciting evening you won’t soon forget; offering hosted cocktails, gourmet dinner/wine pairing, surprise entertainment that will leave you glued to your seat, dancing, as well as live & silent auctions.  For tickets call 559-261-3662 or Alicia@RMHCcv.orgor see their Facebook page for details.


Boy Scouts Receive $1,000 Guarantee Good Will Network Donation

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In 2013, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) served over 7,600 young people and their families in Fresno, Madera, Tulare, and Kings Counties.  Through their youth leadership development programs, the BSA helps young people grow into responsible, well-rounded citizens.  To support their efforts, the Guarantee Good Will Network recently made a $1,000 donation to the Sequoia Chapter of the Boy Scouts.

Learn more about the Sequoia Council Boy Scouts and the programs they offer from their web site sqebsa.org


American Red Cross Receives Donation from Guarantee Good Will Network

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The Central Valley Chapter of the American Red Crossrecently received a $1,000 donation from the Guarantee Good Will Network. The local chapter provides services to people in Fresno, Madera, Merced, Mariposa, Tulare, Kings, and Kern Counties.
Last year Red Cross volunteers assisted 545 families in the Central Valley when they were forced from their homes due to a disaster, which most frequently occurred due to a fire.  These families received help securing temporary shelter, meals, clothing, emotional support, and health services in order to begin the recovery process.
In addition, Red Cross volunteers prevent tragedies from occurring at home and at the work place by teaching life saving skills of CPR, First Aid, Lifeguard Training, and Babysitter Training.  The Red Cross also educates people about disaster preparedness.  And they provide emergency communications and assistance to military personnel and their families.
You can register for life saving classes, or sign up to become a Red Cross volunteer on their local web site  http://arccentralvalley.org.  

Boys and Girls Club Receive Guarantee Good Will Network Donation

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The Guarantee Good Will Network recently made a $1,000 donation to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Fresno County.  The donation will support programs in Fresno, Clovis, Huron, Dinuba, Parlier, Madera, Sanger, Firebaugh, Orange Cove, Mendota, Del Rey, and Pinedale, where over 12,000 youth participate annually.
Clubs are open every day M-F after school when kids have free time and need positive and productive activities.   Core Boys and Girls Clubs programs engage young people in activities with adults, peers, and family members that enable them to reach their full potential. Clubs offer program activities in several areas: Good Character & Citizenship, Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, The Arts, Sports, Fitness & Recreation, and Technology.
Learn more about the programs the Boys and Girls Clubs offer or how you can get involved from their website, bgclubfc.org .

Boys and Girls Club Receive Guarantee Good Will Network Donation

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The Guarantee Good Will Network recently made a $1,500 donation to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Fresno County.  The donation will support programs in Fresno, Clovis, Huron, Dinuba, Parlier, Madera, Sanger, Firebaugh, Orange Cove, Mendota, Del Rey, and Pinedale, where over 12,000 youth participate annually.
Clubs are open every day M-F after school when kids have free time and need positive and productive activities.   Core Boys and Girls Clubs programs engage young people in activities with adults, peers, and family members that enable them to reach their full potential. Clubs offer program activities in several areas: Good Character & Citizenship, Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, The Arts, Sports, Fitness & Recreation, and Technology. 
Learn more about the programs the Boys and Girls Clubs offer or how you can get involved from their website, bgclubfc.org .

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