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Sunday, 11 March 2018 15:15

Homeownership Seminar in Modesto

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MODESTO - A seminar for first time home-buyers will be held at Modesto High School to discuss current market topics.

The main topic of discussion will revolve around rent increases and tenants having to move due to landlords selling their homes. 
The current state of the housing market will also be discussed, as well as programs, assistance and loans available.
The event will be held at the Modesto High School Library at 18 H Street on March 15th from 9:00am to 10:30am. Limited seating is available. Attendees are asked to register for the free event by using the link below.
For more information, you can contact RJ or Charlene Tapia through the information below.
Ramiro (RJ) Tapia-REALTOR®
Agent-Allison James Estates and Homes
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Charlene Tapia
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Saturday, 12 August 2017 12:30

What Does Barbecue and Homeownership have in common?

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CERES - The 4th annual Bands, Brews and BBQ Throwdown is under way Saturday August 12th.

The event lasts until 5:30pm and features live music, craft brews and lots a barbecue action. The free event is a state qualifier for the Kansas City BBQ Society.

Among the numerous vendor booths you can find PrimeLending and RJ Tapia, a Realtor® with Alison James Estates and Homes. They will be on hand to answer questions about homeownership and loans.

For more information on the barbecue event, you can find the Facebook page by CLICKING HERE.

You can contact RJ Tapia for more information on homeownership at the following:

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(209) 857-0487

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Friday, 14 July 2017 09:19

Family Fun Nights Are Here

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MODESTO - Family Fun Nights have returned for Modesto residents for the 11th year during the month of July.

The events take place Friday July 14th, and Friday July 21st at the Apostolic Jubilee Center in South Modesto. The event features several resources for the community and includes free school supplies and information for many programs available to residents.

There will be free food, games, shaved ice and jumpers for the kids. Laptops and bikes will be given away, there will be free haircuts available.

RJ and Charlene Tapia, who are real estate and lending professionals, will have a booth with information, goodies and will also be raffling off a 50 inch television each Friday. The two will be on hand to help those with questions about homeownership as a way to give back to the community they grew up in.

Friday the 14th will be a safety, health and community resource fair, and the 21st is a kid's night and community celebration themed event. Both events are from 6:30pm-8:30pm.

The Apostolica Jubilee Center is located at 821 Lassen Avenue in Modesto.


For more information about homeownership, you can contact Charlene and RJ Tapia at:

Charlene Tapia, Loan Officer PrimeLending

NMLS # 1459753 

(209) 857-2064


RJ Tapia, Realtor®

Alison James Estates and Homes

Calbre #02001473

(209) 857-0487

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STOCKTON - Stockton area California Highway Patrol Officers attended a graduation in honor of one of their own.

Chandler Miller graduated from 8th grade Friday, and his ceremony was attended by several CHP officers in uniform. Chandler is the son of Officer John Miller who was killed in the line of duty in 2007 when Chandler was four years old. 

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On November 16th, 2007 Officer Miller was searching for a drunk driver near North Livermore Avenue and Interstate 580 when he lost control of his patrol vehicle and struck a tree. 

The drunk driver was located near I-580 and Greenville Road and arrested by Livermore Police and CHP Officers. He was charged with DUI, evading police, and driving without a license.

In 2009, State Route 580 from Airway Boulevard to Flynn Road was named in memory of Officer Miller. He had served with the California Highway Patrol for one year and was assigned to the Dublin station.

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MODESTO - Thousands of volunteers turned up for the Love Modesto event Saturday morning in an effort to improve quality of life around the city.

After a rally at 8:00am in downtown Modesto, several breakout groups ventured across the city with various volunteer projects. About 65 of those volunteers met in South Modesto to clean up debris and trash throughout the neighborhood.

The event was an opportunity to get to know neighbors and unify the community, but also to beautify the neighborhood according to Evelyn Mejia, who was part of the South Modesto cleanup efforts.

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"They're really bad," Mejia said of the cluttered alleyways. "People just come and dump stuff like trash."

The group started in an alleyway near Eureka Street and Amador Avenue picking up litter and moving south through the alleys. Some had discarded tires, clothing, trash and even abandoned cars that had been vandalized or stripped down. Volunteers brought pickup trucks to load all the trash and tires to be hauled away.

The effort gave the volunteers a sense of pride.

"Someone is gonna walk through here and ask what happened," one volunteer explained.

Since it's beginning, the event has brought an estimated 90,000 people donating about 315,000 volunteer hours.

For more information and future events, you can visit

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Thursday, 30 March 2017 12:24

Live Broadcast to Focus on Homeownership

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There are many benefits to being a homeowner, however many first time home-buyers and some sellers may have many questions that they would like to see answered.

RJ Tapia and his wife Charlene are both knowledgeable real estate and loan professionals. The power couple held their first live broadcast question and answer session on CVTV in February and answered many great questions.

This month the two will be answering questions regarding the benefits of homeownership, and will also be addressing topics like home equity and the current state of the market.

The live broadcast begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, April 1st on Central Valley TV. You can log on to and watch live.

You can also leave your questions below in the comment section of this article. RJ and Charlene will select a few to answer during the live broadcast, so be sure to stay tuned.

For more information you can contact them directly by using the info below.

RJ Tapia
Agent - Allison James Estates and Homes
CALBRE #02001473
(209) 857-0487
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Charlene Tapia
Loan Officer, Prime Lending
NMLS #1459753
(209) 857-2064
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Wednesday, 22 February 2017 12:19

Couple Dedicates Career To Educating Homeowners

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For some people, buying a home can be a scary and stressful process. One local couple who faced similar experiences decided to dedicate their careers to help their clients better understand how to buy a home.

RJ (CALBRE#02001473) and Charlene Tapia (NMLS#1459753) were both raised in South Modesto. Prior to the gang injunction introduced in 2009 to combat the crime in the neighborhood, South Modesto was considered a battleground for street level criminals. Growing up in the zone wasn’t always easy and opportunities to stay away from the street life were scarce.

The Tapias aspired for a better, more productive life and contributed one of their businesses together, Cen Cal Tacos. The business was an instant hit, bringing the power couple success and happiness, but their true passion proved to be real estate.

Charlene Tapia now has eleven years in the real estate business, and has since transitioned into the loan side of the industry. Her husband RJ is a real estate agent and together the two have helped their clients realize their “American dream” of homeownership. The results have both been rewarding and gratifying for the couple.

The Tapias have dedicated themselves to educating and assisting clients across the valley in the process and benefits of being a homeowner. RJ is an agent with Allison James Real Estate and Homes, and his wife Charlene is a loan officer with PrimeLending.

In the future, the Tapias plan to expand their knowledge to more locals who are looking to buy a home, or help someone with questions if they may not be sure if they qualify.

If you or someone you know may have questions about buying a home, you can contact RJ at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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