RECENT BLOG POSTS
  This is THAT time of the year when your neighbor across the street has an irresistible urge to light up not only HIS house with every conceivable holiday decoration plus lighting up the ENTIRE neighborhood. If you are one of those neighbors we feel for you. I mean, who doesn't enjoy having thou...
11/26/2016
This bad boy came from  4-H kids who raised and "harvested" them for sale during Thanksgiving. I got there late and all they had left was this monster--20lbs+.  This was a few years ago but the turkey was excellent, more dark meat than others, and the stock and gravy was out of this world! As a m...
11/22/2016
  The above graph shows a very startling number which should make every buyer of Sonoma County "Bare" sit up and take notice. This graph show the MSI or Month's Supply of Inventory of land currently available. When we talk about MSI we need to put it into context. Most all real estate experts pag...
11/20/2016
Here in “Northern” California, especially the “Bay Area” of San Francisco, job migration is following two trends: Jobs AND Affordability of Home Prices. My county, “Sonoma” is in the heart of the greatest wine region in the world. The counties of Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino produce outstanding win...
11/14/2016
Part II—Now is the time to move on up or empty that Nest! You’ve thought of adding on or remodeling? Have you priced a remodel or room addition and are stunned at the cost? You think to yourself, “Man, for a few dollars more I could move and get a much bigger more modern home.” And if you did add...
11/07/2016
 Many homeowners have experienced substantial equity increases over the past four years—is NOW the time you move on up? Here’s a “check-up from the neck-up” series of question on whether you should sell your current house and make the “move-up”. Do you desire a home that’s larger or in a more des...
11/06/2016
   Since it is Halloween I feel a trip down memory lane is called for. I’m talking from a Kid’s perspective or specifically from my perspective as a kid growing up in a Resort River Town, Guerneville, California, during the 50’s and 60’s. This was during the era when a parent would say, “Why don’...
10/31/2016
Realtor.com came out with their 20 Hottest real estate markets in the nation. 11 of these are in California and we've added two NEW spots--Eureka and Fresno. Eureka is way up north on the coast of California. Isolated, older fishing community but it is very affordable as is Fresno which is in the...
10/30/2016
Part III—Where’s the Listings? To recap Part I & 2: Discussion was about meager statistics of our Sonoma County real estate market—lack of inventory being the biggie. Meager sales because of low inventory. Median home price rising because of those two factors, 10% higher than last year, and listi...
10/29/2016
PT 11 Where are the Listings? Part I of this report we looked at our Sonoma County Statistics and saw home sales meager at besta nd this with interest rates at “historic lows”. I heard a lender friend of mine, a longtime member of our real estate community, state, “rates are o.k. at 3.75% but FHA...
10/28/2016
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