Check Out Michael Jordan’s Mansion For Sale at Auction

Michael Jordan's house outside Chicago is up for auction later this month and you just have to see this video tour!  There aren't many things I would change about this place.  It's spectacular in every sense of the word.  Does anybody out there have an extra twenty or so million dollars to blow?  If so, I'll happily set you up with the auctioneers.  If you get the place, I promise to visit often.  It's OK, the place is huge.  You won't even know I'm there.

Take a look….What do you think?

 

 

 

For more information, Here's a link to the home's website:  Air Jordan's House

 

Are you a Pierce County luxury homeowner?  If not, would you like to be?  If you're thinking about buying or selling we should talk.  My team and I have ability to replicate and expand upon some of the innovative marketing techniques used for homes like this Jordan estate.  I've participated in almost half the sales over $1M in University Place since 2011.  With the US Open at Chambers Bay on the way, University Place is on the verge of major exposure and high desirability.  I'm ready and willing to help you make the most of the high end real estate market here in the Tacoma, Gig Harbor, University Place, and Steilacoom areas.

Posted on November 7, 2013 at 9:18 am
Steve Sloboda | Category: Basketball, Chambers Bay, Funky Houses, Memories, Real Estate News, Shameless Self Promotion, Suggestions, University Place, US Open Golf, Videos | Tagged , , , , , ,

Cole Vukich is “The Toughest Kid I Know”

Sometimes we hear stories about people doing amazing things and it gets us a little inspired.  Sometimes we hear stories about people overcoming obstacles or beating the odds and that gets us a little inspired.  And sometimes, you get placed in the presence of people that are doing those amazing things while overcoming those obstacles, and without any thought of not being just "what they do".  It's being in the presence of those people where you can be inspired to your inner core!  That's how my family and I feel about the Vukich Family, and more specifically, Mr. Cole Vukich! 

We were lucky to meet the Vukich family through the University Place youth sports program when Cole and his twin brother Case were placed on the Tee-Ball team I coached the spring before the kids started school together.  I'd heard about Cole and the cancer fight he'd been dealing with since the age of two.  His story had struck a chord with me because I'd lost my Dad to a similar type of cancer in 1994.  Knowing what my Dad went through in the last years of his life made Cole's story as a kid even more amazing.

The first day of practice I went out there knowing Cole was on the team but we'd yet had opportunity to meet.  I scanned the group of typical rambuncious four year olds in front of me looking for the "kid with cancer" but couldn't find him.  "Is he here?" I thought as I asked the kids to tell me their names.  As we went down the list I heard this rather outgoing little guy say "Cole" when asked his name.  I thought no way is this the kid I'd heard about but sure enough, that kiddo, different from nobody standing there, was him.  It was then that I realized I was in the presence of something a little different. 

If you didn't know already, you flat out couldn't walk up to my team and pick out the "kid with cancer".  You know why?  It's because we don't have a kid with cancer.  We have Cole, and he just happens to be the kid kicking Leukemia's butt!  That surely doesn't define him though.  He's as crazy, or crazier than any kid I know.  He's as happy, or happier than any kid I know. And he's just as athletic as any kid I know.  Hearing about what he deals with on a daily basis no doubt makes him "the toughest kid I know".  I tell him all the time he's the toughest kid I know, and the smile he gives back is enough to inspire me like nothing I've ever been around.

The stories over the last couple years are pretty awesome and the stories yet to come are sure to be even better.  The next time we cross paths just ask and I'll share a couple with you.  In the meantime, take a look at this article from the Tacoma News Tribune's front page.  It talks about his Dad doing the Firefighter's Stair Climb to raise money for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society.  That's a great event and I highly recommend you donate to the cause.  However, the real story here is one of inspiration and how one kid's blind toughness can inspire others to do everything they can to be their best all the time.  Thanks Cole Vukich, and the Vukich family.  It's a true honor to have your presence in our lives. 

Click here for the News Tribune article: http://goo.gl/0We1d

 

Click here to donate to the Firefighter's Stair Climb event:  http://goo.gl/27q09  

 

Posted on March 2, 2013 at 3:45 pm
Steve Sloboda | Category: Memories, Randomness, Recognition, Schools, Uncategorized, University Place | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Proud to be a member of the Arenasolution.org Advisory Committee.

Recently I was approached to join the advisory committee for the ArenaSolution.org group working “behind the scenes” to support a regional effort to bring a world class arena facility, premium concerts, and new professional sports teams (NBA/NHL) to the Puget Sound area.

By assembling a large and diverse coalition willing to publicly state support of these efforts, ArenaSolution.org is demonstrating to political and private business leaders the public’s overwhelming desire to find an arena solution.   This solution must be responsible to the taxpayers and spur economic growth, while bringing a strong sense of pride to the community.

Please let me know if you’d like to join the effort to build a new facility, bring the NBA back, and possibly land an NHL team.  For a list of people already involved please click this link for an info sheet.
(I’m on page 7)  http://goo.gl/3fqFl

Take a look at the Arenasolution.org website here:  http://www.arenasolution.org

Lastly, if you haven’t seen it, please set aside a couple hours and watch this well produced documentary about the events that led to the Sonics departure. 

SS

Posted on December 12, 2011 at 2:34 pm
Steve Sloboda | Category: Basketball, Memories, Videos | Tagged , , , ,

Basketball Never Stops

It’s been awhile but when the Sonics were still here in the Seattle area, I worked for the team on game nights.  It was pretty much the best gig ever.  I went to every game, ran the scoreboard sitting courtside, and went into the visiting locker room after the game to get quotes for the media.  In short, I loved it.  Still sad that they left and hope one day for their return.

In the meantime, here’s a cool video commercial for Nike.  Basketball Never Stops..

Oh, one more thing…Feel free to call or e-mail if you or someone you know has residential real estate needs in the Tacoma – Seattle area.  I’m happy to be of assistance.

Enjoy-

http://youtu.be/k1c_It0ekC0
Posted on October 29, 2011 at 11:39 am
Steve Sloboda | Category: Basketball, Shameless Self Promotion, Videos | Tagged , , , , , ,