DiMaggio Betta GroupLive Local East Bay November 26, 2023

Eternally Grateful

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From our family to yours we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.
In this issue we share a few professional recommendations and restaurants we love. If you have a need or resource or referral just ask, The DiMaggio Betta Group is happy to connect you with one of our preferred providers, recommend a restaurant, service or anything you may need. –Enjoy The Season.
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What I like about David is his true concern for his clients as humans and sits with them in difficult times. David is in my BNI group and I listen to him speak weekly. I highly recommend David. About David: David Grodin was born in Oakland and is a graduate of San Leandro High School. David received his bachelor’s degree in Accounting in 1991 and then his Masters Degree in Finance in 1998 from California State University East Bay. After getting his MBA, David worked 11 years in corporate finance before stepping into the family business in 2007, Grodin Financial and Insurance Services, and working on the personal finances of individuals and small businesses. David has owned several small businesses in the past. That experience gives him an unbeatable combination of real-world experience and the more disciplined learning of a Masters program.
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A Vacation Home’s Full Kitchen Rehabilitation and More. When the owners purchased this 5-acre property, they inherited a two bedroom, one-bath structure that had been ignored for many years. Their plan was to improve it in anticipation of eventually using it for themselves, friends, and family – and as a source of income via short-term rentals. The Cultured Palate figured out a way to create an additional bathroom ensuring each bedroom had its own ensuite. The original layout of the kitchen was very small with an underutilized and unneeded pantry. This space became the primary bathroom while still allowing plenty of space to expand the kitchen. We enlarged the opening to the original kitchen and added a large kitchen island in what was once the dining area. We removed a dividing wall which created a great room fully open to the kitchen island area.
Included in this remodel:
  1.     Gutted the dilapidated kitchen, opening the walls to widen the kitchen area
  2.     Placed a kitchen island just outside the former kitchen for additional prep space
  3.    Removed a dividing wall to join the kitchen island area with living area creating a great room
  4.    Replaced all the flooring throughout to lighten and brighten the home • Added new appliances, cabinets, lighting and seating at the island
  5.    Replaced the entry door with Milgard sliding doors, as well as great room windows
  6.   Rebuilt the deck, designed a covering and added a fan to keep things cool and shaded Kitchen Renovation with Walls Removed
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We Recommend The Pastas. Watch them roll out the fresh pasta on the first level in the glassed enclosed pasta laboratorio. FunkeLa.com Funke by Evan Funke is a place where the generational histories and culinary traditions of Italy can live in full illustration. Exploring the regions less traveled and seeking out the rare, obscure pasta shapes and the women who have mastered them. The pasta laboratorio at Funke by Evan Funke is a conduit between the pasta maker and guest.



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We Recommend the LOBSTER ROLL. The RH Restaurant features an ingredient-driven menu that reflects the region’s relaxed refinement, accompanied by a curated selection of artisanal wines and craft beers. Guests dine in the indoor/outdoor space amidst trickling fountains, heritage olive trees and glimmering chandeliers.

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A family favorite and a great place to bring visitors.
We Recommend the MANDILLI silk handkerchief pasta authentic genovese pesto. Bistro Don Giovanni  There is no better way to enjoy Napa Valley than outside in the fresh country air. BDG gardens and vineyards surrounded with fragrant aromas and beautiful vistas. Their lyrical Commedia dell’arte fountain is the centerpiece of their Italian parco and features the characters of a traditional 16th century Italian improvisational theater as they swing from poles and stilts, splashing playfully, sparking conversation and levity. Giovanni — he welcomes you as family. The charming co-founder of Bistro Don Giovanni is the consummate host whose gracious personality enhances the Italian country atmosphere of the Bistro and who’s Mamma Concetta inspired the Neapolitan heart of the menu. And we love the food!

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Modern Italian in An Elegant Setting.
We Recommend the Braised Short Rib + SPAGHETTI Tomato + Basil. The philosophy of Scarpetta’s kitchen is to create bold flavors by amplifying the essence of seasonal ingredients. Our signature pastas are made in- house daily and paired with the highest quality, locally-sourced ingredients. Scarpetta’s famous Spaghetti Tomato & Basil is nothing short of classic simplicity in both the taste and the preparation.

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We have lenders and mortgage brokers available to share what’s happening with interest rates and can discuss their unique loan programs. Ask about the 2 1 Buy Down or others. Reach out so we can guide you. Considering a 1031 Exchange, we’ve got you covered there too.


Eternally Grateful to our clients, friends and family, today and everyday.

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We look forward to helping you with all of your real estate needs.