Living In Sonoma County, CA

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  I received a phone call from my credit card company this morning. Someone used my card in an ATM machine and withdrew $500 bucks ... in Orlando, Florida. I was asked if that person could possibly have been me. Uh, no. I've never even been to Florida. And how could someone have my credit card w...
For Halloween, I had plans to go to a party where I would know almost all of the attendees. It's a fun bunch of folks who like to drink and laugh. Alas, the near-hostess decided not to have the party, so I'm sharing my costume idea to you. I was going to go as Siri. I am a recent new owner of an ...
What is the best day of the month for a buyer to close escrow? Does it even matter what day of the month an escrow closes? It does if the buyer requires a loan to buy their new home. You see, buying a house requires the buyer to bring money to the table when they sign their loan docs. This money,...
Home Sweet Home, Northern California! The Active Rain blogging community has been challenged to showcase the state or province they live in ... a challenge that I am certainly up for because I absolutely love where I live. For starters, California is a HUGE state, and NorCal is so different than ...
Quicken ... the GREAT PRETENDER of home purchase loans I have had experience with buyers that use, or should I say TRY to use, Quicken Loans to purchase a home. If you would like to avoid a ton of misery, run away ... run away NOW. That goes for the buyer, the seller AND the agents involved. Quic...
Just think how different our behavior might be if Disney movies were less about Princesses finding Prince Charming, and more about Prince Charming securing shelter to protect and raise his family. I know, I know ... boring as heck and box office doom. More than once this year I have worked with b...
TOO SLOW and TOO LOW Those are the words I used with a potential buyer today. We've been TOO SLOW and TOO LOW. After writing on 6 properties and losing out on every one of them because of PRICE (low), we are hoping today that we won't lose out because of TIMING (slow). We submitted an offer on a ...
  On Monday morning I reviewed my calendar and noticed that the San Francisco Meet-up was scheduled for today. I shook my head and said to myself "there is NO WAY I'm going to be MAKE that meet-up". You see, I'm flying to Virginia tomorrow to meet the rest of my in-laws, and I had a ton of thing...
  Twice in the last week, I have been contacted through Active Rain by Genealogists and Historians who have read my posts. Just by blogging about local oddities or historical structures, I've caught the eye of Internet researchers who are seeking more information about an area they are not or no...
Debbie Reynolds has posted a fun little contest/challenge on Active Rain where we share 10 things about ourselves. I've already written a post about my past, now I'm going to tackle the present. Here goes ...     1. I'm a red head ... still. 2. I am a Pescatarian. That is someone who includes sea...

Cynthia Larsen

Independent Broker In Sonoma County, CA
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