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2011 

I was on Google maps the other day, trying to understand distances in a very hilly area with narrow roads. In some cases, it would take 7 miles to travel by car, yet 2 miles to travel by crow from one house to another. The addresses in some of these rural areas can be really screwy. The house nu...
09/29/2011
  Sonoma County Harvest Fair - September 30th thru October 2nd   Do you know where your food comes from? When was the last time you witnessed a good old fashioned grape stomp? Have you ever had to make a choice from 150 wineries in the same room? Woo hoo, the Sonoma County Harvest Fair is here a...
09/29/2011
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As the Crow Flies. Could there be any better idiom to use when describing how far a subject property is to a comparable property? Defined, "As the Crow Flies" is the shortest distance between two points. When dealing with suburban or urban areas, I wouldn't find this method of measurement as usef...
09/28/2011
I did an occupancy check for a bank yesterday, my mission was to find out if the previous mortgagor had vacated the property. I pulled up public records and realized that the auction had occurred just 3 days ago. Wow, the bank is moving fast on this one. When I returned to my office to data ente...
09/23/2011
A group of friends and I gathered at Pee Wee golf last weekend and had an absolute blast. I've never played miniature golf and really didn't know what to expect. Well expect to have the time of your life because the course is entertaining and the location is superb. Guerneville (pronounced gurn-...
09/21/2011
In 1981, a UK band named "Squeeze" released a song titled "Temped by the fruit of another". The lyrics were cryptic, leaving the meaning of the song open to ones imagination. I find myself humming this song quite often when I visit bank owned properties here in Sonoma County. Why? Because this is...
09/16/2011
Heirloom Tomato Tasting - Cotati Farmers Market Thursday, September 15th, in La Plaza Park 4:30PM - 7:30PM Another farmers market season is ending! That means Fall is right around the corner with Winter on its heels. Tonight there will be free samples of fresh picked "Green Zebra", "Brandywine" ...
09/15/2011
As we watched my Mother-In-Law age, it became apparent that we needed to move her closer to us in the small town of Cotati. After a bit of research, I helped her fill out an application to be put on the waiting list at  Charles Street Village, a Senior housing complex. And waiting we did, we wait...
09/14/2011
Once upon a time in a land far away, homes were built with the basic essentials, four walls and a roof. Then came multiple rooms, multiple levels, indoor plumbing and electricity. Man's creativity also added shag green carpeting, trash compactors, heated tile flooring, lazy Susan cabinets ... the...
09/14/2011
I've found a new frustration selling bank owned properties. A buyer that I am representing submitted an offer last Thursday. The listing agent notified the asset manager and guess what? The asset manager had added a day or two to the 3 day holiday weekend, he wasn't available. So we wait ... and ...
09/05/2011
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