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2010 

The chicken and the egg. Which comes first? When a potential buyer calls and wants me to show them a home, one of my first questions I ask is are you pre-approved for a loan? The reason for this question is simple. If I don't know what you are qualified for, I will have no idea what homes I can s...
09/30/2010
A lot of folks ask me why I think buying a house is better than renting. I have several answers. If you are renting, you ARE buying a house. You are just buying it for someone else. Stability. Your landlord could serve an eviction notice today if s/he wanted to. If we check the numbers, it can ac...
09/29/2010
Get those stomping legs in shape, the 2010 Sonoma County Harvest Fair is right around the corner! October 1st through October 3rd is Sonoma County's three day celebration of the 2010 harvest. As you may have guessed, the harvest of our wine grapes is the main attraction. Over 150 wineries will be...
09/28/2010
For those in Sonoma County who are involved in the wine industry, this is a crazy busy time here. We are in the middle of what we call The Crush. Every year, towards the end of August or middle of September, the wine grapes reach their desired sugar level (called brix) and the harvest begins. And...
09/28/2010
  I very seldom re-blog, but Claudette Millette turns doom and gloom on its ear in this timely post. She has spelled out great talking points on why home ownership is just as valuable now as it ever has been. Please leave your comments on Claudette's blog.   A recent cover of Time Magazine featur...
09/28/2010
Sonoma County was recently ranked the number one community in California based on the percentage of Citizens who volunteer. A whopping 39% of Sonoma County residents (almost 2 out of every 5) have averaged more than 53 hours of volunteer time each year. With Sonoma County's current population est...
09/27/2010
When new construction projects are in the design review process, story poles may be erected to assist decision-makers and the public in fully understanding what is being proposed. Story Poles are most commonly requested on a case-by-case basis, the installation of story poles will emphasize the p...
09/26/2010
I love change and I love all of the new slogans. Fifty is the new Thirty. Saturday is the new Sunday. This is the new that. These recent affirmations are telling us that we are living in a different world than our parents did. And this world as we know it will not be the same one that our childre...
09/25/2010
I was driving from my home office to the North Bay Association of Realtors (NorBAR) for a seminar when I spotted a brilliant flash of gold. Up ahead on my left was Sts. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church. I had remembered reading an article in the newspaper about the domes on the church havin...
09/23/2010
Are you trying to buy a home in Sonoma County and keep getting out-bid by cash investors? I'm going to share a little secret with you. When HUD-owned homes are first introduced to the market, HUD will only accept bids from buyers who intend to be an Owner Occupant. That's right, investors are not...
09/21/2010
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