Napa, CA Real Estate News

By Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire
(Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group)
Many years ago, I used to own two gift shops here in Yountville, Caboose Noir and Train of Thought. Opening Caboose Noir in 1977 is what brought me to living here in the Napa Valley. Caboose Noir was a gift shop carrying primarily Noir Enamels which was owned by my late cousin Loreon Vigne', a well known San Francisco artist and finally the owner and founder Isis Oasis. Train of Thought was a paper store featuring gift cards, posters and many other paper products.About 1980 during Christmas while working at Caboose Noir, a young man came in to buy gifts for his mother. Unfortunately, he did not have enough money to buy the ones he picked. He did have an old photo album containing many historic photos from the early 1900s which we agreed to use as barter for his purchase.I am in the proc...
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By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
Highlights at the 2019 Napa Valley Film Festival Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty was a proud sponsor for this year's Napa Valley Film Festival held last November 13 - 17, 2019. It was so amazing to be part of this year's events and I had the ultimate film, food, and wine experience.  What made the event even more special was that there was a Celebrity Tribute Night held on Nov 14th and they had VIP Actors as special guests -- Kevin Bacon, Venessa Hudgens and Olivia Wilde. See photos below:       Getting up close and personal with Vanessa Hudgens                                                       Selfie!!!    With Robert Craig from Sotheby's Marin                                            With Jeff Hamilton from Sierra Sotheby's    Special cookies from Annie the Baker from...
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By Rob Spinosa, SVP of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
What's the Point of Points? Let's get right to the point.  What point?  Points.  I don't get it.  What's your point?  The point is points --- what are they, how do they work and should I pay them when I get a mortgage?  There's a lot of confusion about points and when a borrower researches his or her best mortgage options, inevitably there will be an element of points in the debate.  So in order to help ourselves find the best terms on any home loan, we need to get this point thing under our belt. Point One (One Point)Simply, one point equals 1 percent of the loan amount.  If you have a $500,000 mortgage, 1% of it is $5000.  Similarly, fractions of a point work the same.  In our example, 1/2 point on $500K is $2500.  If a lender says you can get any certain rate by paying 3/4 of a point...
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By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
Cycle for Sight - Napa Valley 2019  Cycle for sight was not only a huge success, but a lot of fun. This year our company Golden Gate Sotheby's was one of the sponsors of the event. There were three courses you could ride 50 miles, 25 miles and 15 miles. My husband and I decided to break out the tandem we bought years back, and ride the 25 mile course.   I had invited a number of clients and friends to participate and in the end, there were 14 of us who attended. On social media, I reached out to Realtors in the business, and ran into four other fun Realtors ready to enjoy the weekend dancing to the local and popular band Pride and Joy. There is nothing better than dancing to live music outdoors!  I have decided this has to be a yearly event. So if you are interested, please make sure to...
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By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
Great Minds Drink Alike Mad Fritz Brewing is a MUST if you are visiting the Napa Valley, or even if you are a local!  Beer brewed in small batches that tastes amazing. This is a place to stop and check out when in Napa and you need a wine break. The tasting was fun and we tried at least six different beers. Very unique flavors and they always have something different based on what's aging and what's available. VISIT THEM TODAY!   Contact InformationTap Room: 1282 B Vidovich Ave St Helena CA 94574 707-968-5097Brewery: 393 La Fata, St. Helena, CA 94574Phone: 707-968-5058  The bay area continues to be a popular place to call home. If you are ready to search for your next property, or are looking for your home value, visit:www.searchalleastbayhomes.comClick here for the monthly market repor...
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Be Very Careful about Purchasing a Home in certain States, Cities and Towns When it comes to purchasing a home we need to be very careful and do our home work when it comes to Fires & Floods.Fires can be worse then Floods because most homes are completely destroyed vs a flood.Sure everyone has home owners insurance but usually covers accessed value which can be approx. 75% of market value and or what a person could sell their home for.Now I did here on the news with the Northern California fires that 9 electrical power lines had fallen from the winds which may have been a part of the source that created the fires. So in this case home owners may be able to hire an attorney and sue PG&E of California which might bring in more of the full value after the attorney takes 35% of the settled ...
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
Possible 1031 Exchange Extension for Investors in 2017 Calif. Firesby Silicon Valley REALTOR Michelle Carr Crowe Ron Ricard, VP of Investment Property Exchange Services, Inc., shares the following information on possible extensions for 1031 exchange investors whose properties were involved in the many 2017 California wildfires. Always verify the data for your transaction with your tax, legal and real estate professionals before taking action.Revenue Procedure 2007-56 permits extension of IRC §1031 exchange deadlines upon issuance of an IRS Notice or other guidance permitting relief to taxpayers due to Federally declared disasters. Note that an IRS Notice of a Federally declared disaster is different from a FEMA disaster declaration, and the extensions are not available until the IRS pub...
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
3318 Scenic Drive, Napa CA 94558 Centrally located in the Century Oaks Estates in Brown’s Valley, this 3BR/2BA home’s eye-catching curb appeal scores a home run! The grounds feature beautiful established landscaping and luscious foliage, including an expansive list of fruit trees. Inside you’ll find rich Brazilian Walnut hardwood floors and luxuriant carpet in the living and bedrooms. The kitchen showcases gorgeous granite surfaces and tall backsplashes, as well as abundant storage in elegant cabinetry. Stainless steel appliances and 2 bay windows providing ample light, round out the room. The master en suite boasts an enormous walk-in closet and a master bath featuring a giant shower all outlined in decorator tiled stone and a seamless glass enclosure. The sky’s the limit out back with...
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
2108 Devonshire Drive, Napa, CA 94558 Imagine sipping your morning coffee on the back patio while the famous Napa Valley hot air balloons float overhead. This delightful 3BR/2BA home can turn that fantasy into reality. Featuring an updated kitchen with brand new granite counters and sink, bright white cabinets with stainless steel hardware and appliances. Gas stove with double ovens create an ambiance that spells fresh and clean. The island offers bar seating for a quick bite, in addition to a dining area with ariel views to keep the hot air balloon dream alive. The master en suite presents plush carpeting, a walk-in closet, a full bath with double sinks and more of the sweeping views portrayed. There is an additional room off the living room that can become an office or 4th bedroom wit...
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
101 Mallard Drive, Napa, California 94559 Freshly updated, this stylish contemporary home is move-in ready! New granite surfaces adorn the kitchen & bathroom counter tops. The cabinets have been updated to a fashionable bright white creating a chic modern living environment. Downtown Napa, the famous Oxbow & events at the NV Expo; all within walking distance. This home exhibits beautiful curb appeal accompanied by a well landscaped lawn in a quiet, friendly neighborhood.  Elizabeth Olcott707-312-0819The Ben Kinney TeamKeller Williams Realty
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
Completely renovated with designer quality finishes throughout. This gorgeous fully furnished turnkey vacation rental is waiting to show off the Napa lifestyle. An open floor plan brings the kitchen, dining room and living room together for intimate gatherings or casual get-togethers. Step outside the french doors to a brand new deck that overlooks the spacious pool, spa and relaxing lounge area with outdoor shower. Located in a quiet neighborhood less than a mile from historic downtown Napa, walk or bike to dinner at one of the many top rated Zagat restaurants and wine bars. Elizabeth Olcott | Keller Williams Realty707-312-0819
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
Custom remodeled smart house, 4bed, 4bath. Designer strokes throughout with attention focused on the details. Pleasing kitchen with quartz counters, commercial range, dual-zone wine fridge and so much more. Double master suites with heated marble floors in baths. Fireplace, wet bar, indoor laundry and strand bamboo flooring throughout. Private backyard, water feature and mature fruit trees. Your neighbor? Biale vineyards. Keller Williams Realty | Napa, CAElizabeth Olcott | 707-312-0819
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By Natasha Antonioni, Global Real Estate Consultant Austin TX
(Kuper Sotheby's International Real Estate)
You're ready to sell. You've been hearing about new real estate sites that charge less commission or even teach you how to sell your home yourself. What should you do? So what if 93% of home sales involve a REALTOR®?  The real estate market is highly competitive, and if you don’t put in the work to make your house visible, you’ll probably end up with a rotting “for sale” sign in front of your home - Advisory HQ says.Real estate agents generally have good connections that can generate more publicity for your house. They usually have enough experience to know how to sell a house and how to get potential buyers interested in your property.  Before getting into real estate I didn’t have a clue of all the work that went on behind the scenes of being a successful REALTOR®. The primo real esta...
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By David Como, Realtor - Napa Valley
(Davidson and Bennett Real Estate Services)
Find current inventory of Napa Pool Homes for SaleNapa Pool Home For Sale in Napa1116 Wyatt,Napa, CA 94559Price: $947,000MLS number: 21621788Bedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 3Square Footage: 2486Call David Como at 707-616-3363 to see if this property is still available and arrange a showing. You Will Love this Napa Valley Pool Home!Come and enjoy this spacious 4 bedroom, 3 bath home that is conveniently located to downtown Napa!Located in the Newer Oak Leaf Ranch Neighborhood of Napa  this home has a 7,710 +/- sf lot with beautiful outdoor entertaining space, firepit and pool.Wonderful open floor plan with lots of natural light as well as upgreded finishes and 1 fireplaces.  Gourmet kitchen with premium finishes.  Click here to see additional images of this Napa Valley Pool HomeOak Leaf Ranch Neig...
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 The Meet-Up place for the Fall 2016 Active Rain Meet-Up is Bistro Don Giovanni at 4110 Howard Lane in Napa. I have made reservations for 4 we have 3 coming if you are coming please give me a call at 281-804-9265 if you want to join us so I can add to the reservation. Bob mentioned this place that we had not been to in years plus it has great mountains views.  Please also remember that next Sunday will be Fall Back so make sure you set your clocks back. If you are in the Napa area on the 6th  please join us. Myrl Jeffcoat will be there as well what a treat for all of us!   
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 I know this is late but the job has been brutal....lots of time but the rewards have been great. I just was able to pull all this together and I called Myrl Jeffcoat  of Active Rain to make sure she was available. I will host a meet-up in Napa on November 6th at 1:00 place TBD by this weekend. Please Bob Crane  let us host I know it is late but ...If you have any ideas on a good lunch place let us know, but I cannot come close to Sacramento and not meet Myrl Jeffcoat .
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
583 Montecito Blvd Napa, CA 94559Vacation rental, Primary residence? Yes to both! This property holds one of the rare transferable permits in the Napa Valley!  Enjoy truly awe-inspiring 180 views  from the glass paneled decks, staircases and floor to ceiling windows throughout.  Experience indoor/outdoor living from every room. Chef's kitchen, morning room, bar, formal dining & living, impressive master suite, media room, laundry & large guest house. Plans drawn for a pool/spa. Elizabeth Olcott | Keller Williams Napa Valley707-690-4775
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By David Como, Realtor - Napa Valley
(Davidson and Bennett Real Estate Services)
Find current inventory of Browns Valley Neighborhood Homes for SaleBrowns Valley Neighborhood Home For Sale in Napa4006 Foxridge Way,Napa, CA 94558Price: $1,250,000MLS number: 21617915Bedrooms: 5Bathrooms: 4Square Footage: 3067Call David Como at 707-616-3363 to see if this property is still available and arrange a showing. You Will Love this Browns Valley Home!Come and enjoy this spacious 5 bedroom, 4 bath home that is conveniently located!Located in the Browns Valley Neighborhood of Napa  this home has a 10,049 +/- sf lot with beautiful outdoor entertaining space and pool.Wonderful high ceilings with lots of natural light as well as wood floors and 3 fireplaces.  Gourmet kitchen with premium finishes.  Click here to see additional images of this Browns Valley Neighborhood HomeBrowns Va...
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By David Como, Realtor - Napa Valley
(Davidson and Bennett Real Estate Services)
Find current inventory of Bel Aire Neighborhood Homes for Sale Bel Aire Neighborhood Home For Sale in Napa 3560 Baxter Ave  ,Napa, CA  94558Price: $530,000MLS number: 21619066Bedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 2Square Footage: 1261Call David Como at 707-616-3363 to see if this property is still available and arrange a showing. You Will Love this Bel Aire Home!Come and enjoy this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home that is conveniently located!Located in the Bel Aire Neighborhood of Napa  this home has a 6425 +/- sf lot with outdoor entertaining space.  Open and spacious living/dining rooms as well as kitchen is light and bright.Kitchen is open and bright and fireplace in living room. A must see in the Napa Valley! Click here to see additional images of this Bel Aire Neighborhood HomeBel Aire NeighborhoodThis Bel...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Art and Wine in the Napa Valley of California As dedicated wine lovers a trip to Napa, and now several of them, presents incredible opportunities to enjoy a wide range of wonderful wines from some of the best known, and lesser known, California wineries.  A most pleasant discovery during these trips was the abundance of art that graces so many Napa wineries. As art lovers and collectors, having both wonderful wines and beautiful works of art to enjoy in the same place was a most pleasant combination.  I certainly can’t present a definitive traveler’s guide to wine and art in Napa – here are two of the multiple wine and art guides to wine and art in the Napa Valley, Napa Valley: Best Wineries for Art Lovers, and California Tourist Guide: Napa Wineries with Art -  but I know what I enjoy,...
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