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2011 

Don't wait until the last minute, Valentine's Day is right around the corner! If you haven't discovered LV Flowers in Cotati yet, you are in for a real treat. The flower arrangements are spectacular, the owner is super nice and the prices can't be beat.     Order your Valentine's Day flower arran...
01/31/2011
Every once in awhile I will try to show a house and can't seem to get the door opened. This used to embarrass me a great deal, but not anymore. I will gladly step aside and let my buyers give it a good try. More than once a client has been able to coax a door open when I clearly couldn't. I showe...
01/30/2011
Wow, what a challenge this has been to figure out how to put together a video. I'm sure this is easy for a 4 year old, but not so much for us who are a few years older. This is a video of downtown Cotati California, population 7500, located 45 miles North of San Francisco. Enjoy!     This post is...
01/28/2011
I love the small town of Cotati California, where I have lived for 20 years. We have young hippies, old hippies, an accordion festival, the infamous Cotati Crawl and a claim to be the "hub of Sonoma County". Downtown Cotati, which is 1 1/2 blocks long, sports 4 bars, a head shop, a tattoo parlor,...
01/28/2011
My garage door broke last night, right after it successfully lowered. I was told the door made a horrendous sound and the first thought was that it hit the truck. Nope, one of the horizontal torsion springs snapped in half. No problem, I said. I've lifted that garage door all by myself when the ...
01/26/2011
Blood Bank of the Redwoods (BBR) was established in 1948 by Sonoma County citizens, after the near-death of a new mom, shortly after giving birth. Sonoma County simply did not have the necessary blood readily available, clearly establishing the need for a local blood source. BBR operates one of o...
01/25/2011
You know what I'm talking about. You walk into someones house for the first time and you notice an extraordinary number of pigs, unicorns, frogs, or ducks. They are all over the place in every shape and form you can think of. I'm really not one to talk, a collection "happened" to me. I swear I di...
01/24/2011
I wasn't aware of Google Alerts until I joined Active Rain. I immediately set up an alert for my name. The whole idea of Google Alerts is for you to know when your name (or other SEO keywords of your choice) show up on the Internet. You WOULD want to know what folks are saying about you, wouldn't...
01/21/2011
When I help a client buy a home in Sonoma County, one of the questions that is always asked is "How much will my property taxes be?"  Every answer to this question takes some research, and thankfully the information is readily available on the County's public web site. The challenge is to explain...
01/20/2011
Should you get pre-approved for a loan? YES, yes, yes!!! Congratulations on one of the first steps to buying a home in Sonoma County. Shortly after making a decision to buy a home, talking to a lender or mortgage broker is the next logical step. Why? Because the lender will evaluate your credit s...
01/14/2011
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