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2013 

This is weekly feature post I will now do every Thursday to tell you about upcoming events in Yountville and around the Napa Valley. Please visit and enjoy one or more of these and tell them Curtis sent you. Featured Events January 1 - 31, 2013 Napa Valley Restaurant Month™ Throughout January, th...
01/30/2013
Low housing inventory has resulted in a lack of move-in ready homes available for sale.  Many buyers, especially first time buyers, tend to overlook properties in need of extensive repairs, but a federally backed lending program enables buyers to roll the cost of necessary repairs into their mor...
01/30/2013
Sorry, thought you might find this as funnyless as I did. Guess we all find thoughtless days such as this and wonder what's next A small boy came running out of the bathroom in tears. "What's the matter?" asked his father. "I just dropped my toothbrush in the toilet." "Okay, don't worry, but we'd...
01/29/2013
I read the following in the Napa Register yesterday. When I ran the numbers for a post I did about whether it was better to buy or rent here in the Napa Valley, I came up with a 7.23 percent increase in the median sales price for 2012 compared to 2011 for all Napa County residential sales reporte...
01/28/2013
  Average prices, average days on market current for sale           7 avg price $1,078,843; avg days on market 114 current sale pendings  3  avg price $665,458; avg days on market 93 sold in last 6 months    12 avg price $665,458; avg days on market 117 Facts, numbers, square footage from BAREIS...
01/25/2013
This is a weekly feature I will do every Saturday for those wanting info on open homes in the Napa Valley. If I can help you find the perfect property here in the Napa Valley, please call or email me. For those wanting a map and more details, here is the link to the Napa Register’s open house pag...
01/25/2013
Home values rose 5.9 percent in 2012 according to the fourth quarter Zillow Home Value Index. Compare this to the median sales price increase here in the Napa Valley for December 2011 to 2012 which rose 7.22 percent and the year over year increase for 2011 to 2012,7.23 percent. It will be interes...
01/24/2013
This is weekly feature post I will now do every Thursday to tell you about upcoming events in Yountville and around the Napa Valley. Please visit and enjoy one or more of these and tell them Curtis sent you. Featured Events Napa Valley Restaurant Month™ January 1 - 31, 2013 Throughout January, th...
01/23/2013
Today, there are many small, unattended to stumbling blocks which can delay a close of escrow. By using an experienced agent, many of these missteps can be avoided. Almost every buyer is preapproved for their loan today but how many agents order a property profile and read it thoroughly for every...
01/22/2013
The CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI), which is based on repeat sales, increased 7.5 percent in 2012, the largest increase since 2006. In 2013, CoreLogic projects home prices to rise 6 percent due to greater affordability fueling steady demand, a lower level of real estate-owned (REO) sales and a...
01/21/2013
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