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Expansion & Growth Fueled by Inspiration

Expansion & Growth Fueled by Inspiration

The last decade has been full of challenges, changes and growth. I had people doubting my determination and goals. For example, when I first started going to the gym, I was told I wouldn’t be able to do a mile. They were right. In four weeks, I ran a half marathon. 

I was laughed at when I said I wanted to be a bodybuilder. I did what any strong and determined woman would do. I became an NPC competitor. When I wanted to turn my passion into a profession and become a realtor, I wasn’t taken seriously. 250 home sales later, I proved the negative naysayers wrong. 

It’s time again to expand and grow and take on a new venture.  

Leslie Lawson Homes


I’ve been privileged to help wonderful clients buy and sell real estate throughout SoCal. I want to do more. I’m expanding my real estate business to the Reno, Sparks and Carson City areas of Nevada. Leslie Lawson Homes isn’t physically moving to Reno, we’re simply expanding to the area. 


Why Reno? Why not? I have a strong connection to the Reno-Sparks area. My husband Kevin is from Reno. My two children live in Reno. My parents are near the area as well. Things happen for a reason. I am following a path that is leading me to help the wonderful people in Reno. I love Reno and the people who live there. 

Life is about being inspired and accepting new challenges. I am excited to expand my business to the Reno area. If you or your family and friends are thinking of retiring or relocating to Reno, please consider me a resource for your real estate needs. 

Leslie Lawson Homes
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Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival

Please plan to join us as we celebrate our 36th year! The Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival

opens to the public May 31st through June 2nd.


Friday: 3pm – 10pm
Saturday: 6am – 10pm
Sunday: 6am – 6pm

General Admission Tickets

General admission tickets include festival admittance and general admission seating to all concerts.
Children 12 and under are free.

  • Friday: regular $30 online, $35 at the gate
  • Saturday: regular $40 online, $45 at the gate
  • Sunday: regular $30 online, $35 at the gate
  • Weekend Ticket: regular $60 online, $65 at the gate
  • $10 Active Military Discount with valid ID (one discount per ID) at the Gate

TETHERED RIDES: $5/person ($10/at the gate) Purchase Tickets

Saturday/Sunday ONLY, tethered rides begin at approximately 7am and end around 9am (weather permitting).
Check-in begins at 6:30am at the Wine Stage

Pre-purchase your ticket to secure a ride! Limited Tickets Available. Tickets will be available at the gate on a first-come-first-served basis. A Balloon Tether is a hot air balloon that is anchored to the ground with special ropes that only allow it to rise to an altitude of 50 – 75 ft, where it hovers briefly with its passengers and then slowly descends.  Because the balloon is secured to the ground, it does not float away with the wind, as it does in normal flight.  A balloon tether ride is a great way to introduce the hot air balloon flight experience. Rides are recommended for ages 4 and up. (Liability waiver required)

*Rides are not recommended for people who have had recent surgeries, pregnancies, back/neck injuries. All participants must meet health conditions and sign a waiver. Waivers must be signed by each individual or parent/guardian.


Silver Seating tickets include daily General Admission to the Festival and your unassigned seat in the Silver Seating area in front of the Main Stage! Silver Seating opens at 3pm on Saturday and at 11am on Sunday.


DINE & GLOW, Toast the Glow! Balloon Experience

$185 – limited tickets – Purchase Tickets

Enjoy a catered dinner for two (2) in the exclusive Cabana Club. Tickets include admission for two, one premier parking pass, one bottle of wine, two souvenir glasses, and reserved seating at the Toast the Glow! Balloon Experience

Toast the Glow begins at approximately 8:30pm at the Main Stage (time may vary)
Dinner will be served between 6 & 8pm. Special entrance/exit access to Cabana Club and private restroom facilities are provided.


$200 – (Saturday/Sunday) Purchase Tickets

Cabana Club tickets include daily General Admission to the Festival and admittance to the Cabana lounge and dining area. Ticketholders can relax between concerts in shady comfort – and come concert time, make your way FRONT and CENTER to the Gold Seating area and your (unassigned) seat at Main Stage. Guests will be treated to a catered dinner on Saturday evening (from 6-8p) or lunch on Sunday (from 1-3p), as well as four complimentary beverages. Special entrance/exit access and private restroom facilities are provided.

Cabana Club opens at 3pm Saturday; 11am on Sunday

Adults only, pleaseAbsolutely no one under the age of 21 will be allowed in Cabana.
ID’s are required from anyone wishing to consume alcoholic beverages, regardless of age. Menu and serving times are subject to change without notice. No special menu requests accepted. Persons under the age of 21 will still be given access to Gold Seating with the purchase of Cabana.


$1500 or 3 x $500 payments + processing fees

For the ultimate Festival experience! The Exclusive Festival Experience includes one FULL HOOK-UP CAMPSITE (limited availability), a MEET and GREET for two with the ENTERTAINER of your choice (first come, first served!), two tickets to the Friday night DINE & GLOW, Toast the Glow! Balloon Experience, as well as two CABANA CLUB tickets for Saturday & Sunday.

**Please be aware of the updated age restrictions regarding Cabana Club. If you have questions, please contact Festival Headquarters for more information.**


The Lake Skinner Splash Pad will be open this year; however, it will ONLY be accessible via the campgrounds. Entrance to the Splash Pad will not be possible via the Festival grounds. Splash pad rules are set by the Riverside County Parks and Recreation Department, please see their website for more information. Swimming suits are required. Infants require swimming diapers. No glass bottles, balloons, skateboards, rollerblades, pets, or running are allowed in the Splash Pad zone.


Auto: $8/Online, $10/Gate
Premier: $25/Online, $30/Gate
Bus: $40/Online, $50/Gate
Motorhome: $100 Online/gate (No overnight parking)


Package of 12: $24
Package of 30: $60

Wine Tasting Package (8 tickets + Tasting Glass) $20
*** Must have a tasting glass for wine tasting experience***

Reserve Wine Tasting Package (8 tickets + Reserve Glass) $35



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Should You Hire A Realtor To Sell Your House?

It’s time to sell your house! EEK, what do you do? It’s now time to SELL one of the biggest financial investments of your life! Should you do it on your own?  Should you hire a Realtor to sell your house?  Maybe you’re on the fence about this and you just saw a commercial about how you can sell your house by yourself and save lots of money, but is that a bunch of BS?

If you do decide to hire a Realtor to sell your house in Temecula Valley, what do you expect their marketing plan for your house to be?

Does it include more than a Prayer, Putting it in the MLS and Posting sign in the yard? (AKA 3Ps)

So I have a little secret for you.  And let’s just say some of my colleagues will not like me for sharing information.


Most Temecula Valley Realtors unfortunately rely solely on the 3 P’s of Traditional Real Estate and DO NOT have a marketing plan for your house.  

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Do Not List Your House For Sale in Temecula Without Doing This First!

Selling your home can be really exciting, but it can be extremely daunting and sometimes a little over whelming! Especially if you’re having to pay two mortgages after you’ve already purchased your new home.  So this is going to be a blog you’re really going to want to pay attention to if you want to make the most money possible when you List your House For Sale.

I’m not saying that Selling a house is a walk on the beach! You will have showing requests at odd hours, open houses, inspections, and the constant need to keep your home clean and staged, this is certainly a lot to deal with! This is especially right if you have kids and pets. It can be a huge inconvenience and nuisance for many. However, when you prepare to list your house to sell the RIGHT WAY, you will minimize market time and hopefully get an offer fast.  

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8 Questions Realtors Are Scared To Answer When You Are Buying A House In Temecula

So, if you’re are thinking about buying a new house, you may be nervous, and the truth is, you should be if you don’t have a solid plan to prepare you for buying your first or next home. You don’t make money in real estate when you sell, you do it when you buy. Buying smart involves having the right agent in your corner so I wanted to give you a way to qualify your Realtor by giving you several questions to ask them.  If they can intelligently answer them, you will know you’ve found the right representation. Use these simple questions as a way to qualify your Realtor if you are buying a house in Temecula and surrounding areas.

You’ve decided to Buy A House In Temecula, and hopefully you’ve done yourself a favor & decided to work with a Realtor®.  The key is making sure you are working with the RIGHT ONE. Let’s face it, the only reason you are thinking about working with a Realtor is because when you find a good one, they will ensure you have a great home buying experience, and that you’re making a wise financial investment.

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