Living In Sonoma County, CA

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2010 

What's worse than locking your keys in the car? Watching your keys drive off in someone else's car for a destination that is 35 miles away. And there isn't any cell service, no way to call to say COME BACK! Am I anywhere near home where my spare key is? Nope, home is 180 miles away. I was kayakin...
07/31/2010
Sonoma County is actively participating in the national PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) program. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which looks after Fannie & Freddie to "protect their safe and sound operations" has put the kibosh on this program, affecting homeowners in 22 States. ...
07/29/2010
I received eight offers for a dozer-downer fixer-upper and submitted them to the bank last week. The asset manager (REO) instructed me to call the two top bidders to ask if they would waive their inspection contingency. The house was clearly gutted and there is no way to have utilities turned on....
07/28/2010
I am currently representing a seller (bank) in selling an oceanside lot that overlooks the Pacific Ocean, Tomales Bay and Point Reyes National Seashore. This tiny hamlet with million dollar views has a Home Owner's Association that provides, for the most part, a design review committee, street ma...
07/27/2010
Cotati Accordion Festival Dust off your squeeze box, the 20th annual Cotati Accordion Festival is right around the corner! This year the Cotati Accordion Festival will be held on August 21st and 22nd. That's right, this is a two day event. The cost is $15 per day (pre-pay, $17 at the door) or $25...
07/21/2010
I received a call from a broker this morning, he was standing in front of the hottest listing I have had for over a year. It was 8:45AM and my lockbox is timed to open between the hours of 9AM to 10PM. This is a new lockbox and I hadn't bothered to re-program the access hours, they are still on f...
07/20/2010
NOTICE: Ugly Duckling House Looking For Contractor In Cotati, CA A kitchen is an amenity this house just doesn't have. Nor does it have a water heater. Don't go looking for the source of heat, there isn't any. Bathrooms? Overrated. Well, there is one tiny bathroom upstairs that services 3 bedroo...
07/20/2010
Every year our MLS calls out to our member community to send them photos of our area. This could include a home an agent had listed, a sunset, a moonrise ... you name it. The only criteria is that it must be taken within one of the five Counties covered by BAREIS, our MLS. I had never paid much a...
07/19/2010
When a bank assigns an REO to me to sell, I sometimes find that the asset preservation company has already re-keyed the locks. And if that is the case, they have secured their lockbox on the best location ... the front door. Some of the dial type lockboxes can be unshackled and moved to a hose bi...
07/18/2010
Sonoma County Is Heating Up! East Petaluma Home For Sale With A POOL! The best way to cool down in the summer is to go jump in the pool, and this East Petaluma Home For Sale has one! But wait, before you head on out to the pool, how about a game of pool in the bonus room? Once outside, you'll fin...
07/16/2010
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Cynthia Larsen

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