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 I dont' care what age or martial status or even if you have any kids--buy in the best schools area. Great schools, in my opinion, follow great areas. Test scores are available on line but ask your friends with kids. We advise our single or retiring clients to buy in these areas as they’ll always...
10/05/2016
 October is a favorite Month—pumpkin recipes I crave, Fall Foliage, Less Competition. I love pumpking spice anything! Trader Joe's had a super Pumpkin Pageant Sale with pumpkin spice almond milk, pancake mix, coffee--all manner of pumpkin mania!   October is the month of gradual descent into the ...
10/04/2016
  “If you don't know where you are going,you'll end up someplace else.” ― Yogi Berra  I LOVE Yogisms. My other favorite, "If you come to a fork in the road take it!" or "Nobody goes there anymore--it's TOO busy!" My other fav, not a Yogi Berra, is "One Day at a time". I try to approach my day-to-...
10/04/2016
 Here's an old joke fitting for these times: Einstein dies and goes to Heaven. He's walking around and runs into a guy asking him, "Excuse me, what's your IQ?". The guys replies, "235" to which Einstien replies, "Terrific, we can talk quantum physics and theroy". Next guy he runs into he asks the...
07/20/2016
  Below is a graph we share with permission from our good friends at "Keeping Current Matters". It shows the month's supply of inventory for a Seller's Market,  Neutral Market and Buyer's Market. When I ran my montly $Million+ Report this month I analyzed different areas of our marketplace which ...
07/19/2016
 The BIG LONG? One Realtors Opinion as to the longevity of the Sonoma County, "The Wine Country", California Real Estate Marketplace.  Both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac report decreasing default levels. The height of defaults in the pre-bust market hit 4.6% with Fannie and Freddie but today is in t...
06/28/2016
  What really fries my butt (yes—that would be one hekuva fry pan!) are Realtors®/agents who keep a listing "off market” in the chances of selling it themselves "in-house" but then after no success place it in the MLS for the rest of us to now sell it for them! One listing just went on the MLS wi...
04/02/2016
 I'm growing very weary of the phrase, "S/he was a Rock-Star! “As a guy who grew up in the 60's and actually REMEMBERS them, I recall being a "Rock-star" had certain negative connotations--like short life spans, promiscuous sex, rampant drug use and distain for hotel room furniture! And let’s not...
03/14/2016
This is the latest "Housing Affordability" reports for the last quarter of 2015. Not looking good. Prosperity? Yes! Downsize? Monthly payment for the nation as a whole is $1100.00/month. My county of Sonoma (in pink) is almost 3 times the national average. But look at San Francisco, Marin (county...
03/10/2016
  I've come across this before and want the AR caretakers  comments on this somewhat ghoulish question. What do you do when a Seller shows you his pet plot or "Pet Cemetary"? I've seen some older farms and ranch properties where there have been some mighty interesting cemetaries--not only "pet" b...
02/26/2016
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