Benicia, CA Real Estate News

By Earl Miller, Solano County, Contra Costa,Benicia Real Estate, 707-280-6366
(Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific)
Short Sales in Benicia and Vallejo Short sale experts, In solano County Short Sales in Benicia  Short Sales in Solano County Foreclose or Short Sale?  Benicia, Valleo Ca, Short Sales  COLDWELL BANKER SOLANO PACIFIC SHORT SALE TEAM  Earl Miller has teamed up with two of Solano Counties top experts on Short Sales. We can get the job done and you can get on with your life. No more stress or fear.  Call the experts.                                                Call 707-280-6366          www.earlsbeniciarealestate.com 707-280-6366 Earl Miller  Jenny Castaneda ,  Melanie Ross Earl Miller Benicia Real Estate Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific Short Sale Experts Buying, Selling, Forclosures, Relocation all Bay Area locations
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By Earl Miller, Solano County, Contra Costa,Benicia Real Estate, 707-280-6366
(Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific)
Benicia Plein Air Art   Benicia has some of the best artist's in the Bay Area and we are blessed to have a gallery that displays their art on First Street Downtown. Benicia Plein Air Gallery one of my favorite artists is Terry Hughes who captures what I see and love in his paintings. I sit here in my living room and there are 6 paintings by Terry Hughes. I have a favorite that I was fortunate to get my hands on about 3 years ago and it is called MaMa Lupe......It is one of my favorite paintings. Benicia has so much to offer and so many artists, so come to town and check out the studios and spend the day in this beautiful City and enjoy  Fifteen local Artists show their outdoor paintings of Bay Area scenes centering on Benicia and Carquinez Straits and expanding throughout Northern Calif...
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By Earl Miller, Solano County, Contra Costa,Benicia Real Estate, 707-280-6366
(Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific)
Short Sales in Benicia and Vallejo (edit/delete) Foreclosure, in Benicia, Upside down? Upside down? Short Sales in Benicia, cawww.earlsbeniciarealestate.com 707-280-6366 Earl Miller, Jenny Castaneda , Melanie Ross Earl Miller Benicia Real Estate Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific Short Sale Experts Buying, Selling, Forclosures, Relocation all Bay Area locations  
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By Earl Miller, Solano County, Contra Costa,Benicia Real Estate, 707-280-6366
(Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific)
Short Sales in Benicia and Vallejo Short sale experts, In solano County Short Sales in Benicia  Short Sales in Solano County Foreclose or Short Sale?  Benicia, Valleo Ca, Short Sales  COLDWELL BANKER SOLANO PACIFIC SHORT SALE TEAM  Earl Miller has teamed up with two of Solano Counties top experts on Short Sales. We can get the job done and you can get on with your life. No more stress or fear.  Call the experts.                                                Call 707-280-6366          www.earlsbeniciarealestate.com 707-280-6366 Earl Miller  Jenny Castaneda ,  Melanie Ross Earl Miller Benicia Real Estate Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific Short Sale Experts Buying, Selling, Forclosures, Relocation all Bay Area locations
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By Earl Miller, Solano County, Contra Costa,Benicia Real Estate, 707-280-6366
(Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific)
Foreclosure, in Benicia, Upside down? Upside down? Short Sales in Benicia, cawww.earlsbeniciarealestate.com 707-280-6366 Earl Miller, Jenny Castaneda , Melanie Ross Earl Miller Benicia Real Estate Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific Short Sale Experts Buying, Selling, Forclosures, Relocation all Bay Area locations  
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By Melanie Ross, Benicia CA & Vallejo CA Real Estate, 707-319-2828
(Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific)
Marche Benicia, an outdoor marketplace is taking place on June 11th along downtown Benicia's shoreline promenade.  Sponsored by Benicia Main Street, this event was hugely popular last year.  Free admission to French music, wine garden, arts and crafts, entertainment and varied food vendors. A hint of France from 11AM-4PM will keep anybody amused, entertained and full of good will.  Benicia hosts several events through out the year so put this on your calendar for a not to miss Saturday on June 11th. After attending Marche Benicia, stroll down First Street and see what our local businesses have to offer.  Benicia has antiques, glass artists, jewelery, clothing, books, wine bars....we have a variety of stores to delight the most discriminating person.
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By Melanie Ross, Benicia CA & Vallejo CA Real Estate, 707-319-2828
(Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific)
Overlook Park in Benicia is aptly named as you can see from the pictures.  This is one of many parks scattered among Benicia neighborhoods.  Overlook has meandering paths with benches to sit and ponder life.  There is plenty of grassy areas for playing tag or ball or soccer.  One is only limited by their creativity for an outdoor adventure. Overlook Park overlooks the Carquinez Straits, the major water way to Central California.  Huge tankers chug their way to bring goods to Sacramento and Stockton.  Tall fragrant eucalyptus trees frame the view and picnic tables are ready for food or games.  There is a play structure to burn the energy of young ones while adults can sit and meditate amongst the trees and views. Overlook park is located in a neighborhood of homes built in the Southampto...
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By Melanie Ross, Benicia CA & Vallejo CA Real Estate, 707-319-2828
(Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific)
Duncan Graham Park in Benicia is a hidden jewel that not many people know about.  It is truly a neighborhood park surrounded by homes built in the 50's and 60's.   The large grassy area is perfect for running and jumping.  Maybe take a blanket and enjoy the sun.  There is a basketball court and playground equipment for young ones.  There are plenty of trees for shade. Take Second street and turn on Hillcrest Avenue.  Follow Hillcrest where it intersects with Vista Grande.  The park is situated at the junction of three streets.  You cannot miss it. Benicia has many beautiful parks that provide a respite from our hectic lives.  Old and young can burn off excess energy and get some Vitamin D from sunshine.    
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By Melanie Ross, Benicia CA & Vallejo CA Real Estate, 707-319-2828
(Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific)
I can remember several years ago when the foreclosures starting coming out of the woodwork.  My business partner, Jenny, and I decided to go for it.  We did and have been successful with representing the best servicer in the country (in our opinion) Premier Asset Services, which is really Wells Fargo. Jenny and I are firm believers in flexing with the real estate market in order to keep our business healthy.  Our Short Sale transactions have picked up where the foreclosure transactions have slowed down.  Many agents do not want to deal with foreclosures or try to negotiate with banks for short sales.  We tackle just about anything. It is always a treat to represent a conventional seller.  It seems so easy after dealing with short sales. Let me say we are always proud to represent ANY ne...
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By Melanie Ross, Benicia CA & Vallejo CA Real Estate, 707-319-2828
(Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific)
Relay for Life Fundraiser at Round Table Pizza is happening Tuesday May 24th from 5pm-9pm. Round Table Pizza is located at 878 Southampton Rd in the Raley's Shopping Center, Benicia CA. Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific has a team raising money for the Vallejo Relay for Life.  For the past several months we have been raising money with different events.  We have had garage sales, Fish Taco Feeds, and Dump-Donate events.  So far our office has raised close to $3000. Help raise more for this worthy cause!  Dine-in or Pick up only and Round Table Pizza is donating a percentage of their profits from Tuesday May 24th. We will have agents helping to clear tables, asking passersby to come in and help fight cancer by buying a pizza tomorrow night.   Grab a bite to eat and help us raise funds for R...
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By Melanie Ross, Benicia CA & Vallejo CA Real Estate, 707-319-2828
(Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific)
Benicia Cupcake Contest winners have been announced.  Benicia Library held its own Food Network version of Cupcake Wars on May 19th.  It was a success!  One of our agents entered her strawberry cupcakes.  Cathy loves to bake and we always benefit from her skills. The winning cupcake was called Champagne Cupcake with Cotton Candy Frosting.  The number two winning cupcake was Carrot Cupcakes and the number three winner was Chocolate Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Frosting. View the cupcakes with this linkto the Benicia Library website. Check out the top winner......I love Champagne Cake. My sweet tooth hurts to think about it. What fun was had by all and I bet we see another contest in the future too!
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By Melanie Ross, Benicia CA & Vallejo CA Real Estate, 707-319-2828
(Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific)
Ghost Walk Benicia does not have to take place at Halloween.  Tomorrow, Friday May 20th, come meet the ghosts of Benicia's past!  Benicia Main Street sponsors events all year long.  This activity has been popular and held year round. Every tour is limited to 20 people and is conducted by paranormal experts Donna Raymond and Devin Ssk.  This fun educational tour lasts about 1 1/2 to 2 hours depending on what you encounter along the way! Ghost Walk Benicia starts at 8PM, is a walking tour, so wear comfortable shoes, bring a flashlight and no children under 10 are permitted.  These tours fill up and can accommodate only 20 people max.  Cost is $25.  Call 707-745-3731 or visit Benicia Main Street's website at www.beniciamainstreet.org
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By Earl Miller, Solano County, Contra Costa,Benicia Real Estate, 707-280-6366
(Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific)
Short Sales in Benicia and Vallejo (edit/delete) Short sale experts, In solano County Short Sales in Benicia  Short Sales in Solano County Foreclose or Short Sale?  Benicia, Valleo Ca, Short Sales  COLDWELL BANKER SOLANO PACIFIC SHORT SALE TEAM  Earl Miller has teamed up with two of Solano Counties top experts on Short Sales. We can get the job done and you can get on with your life. No more stress or fear.  Call the experts.                                                Call 707-280-6366          www.earlsbeniciarealestate.com 707-280-6366 Earl Miller  Jenny Castaneda ,  Melanie Ross Earl Miller Benicia Real Estate Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific Short Sale Experts Buying, Selling, Forclosures, Relocation all Bay Area locations
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By Earl Miller, Solano County, Contra Costa,Benicia Real Estate, 707-280-6366
(Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific)
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By Melanie Ross, Benicia CA & Vallejo CA Real Estate, 707-319-2828
(Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific)
Benicia Wildlife is at again. While I was trying to come out of my morning fog, my husband leaped up, flailed his arms, his voice several octaves higher "a raccoon just walked by on the side of our house". Our Devil Dog, Toby, raced from window to window to door to door frantically looking for what Larry was yelling about. There is open space behind our house and across the street behind our neighbors.  We have deer, birds, and a occasional possum. This year I wrote about Benicia Wildlife-Oh Deer and OPEN OPEN OPEN The Feeder is Open for Benicia Birds but we have some new animals to add to the mix. Today there were two raccoons, fat and sassy, moving quickly under our garden furniture toward the front of the house.  My husband went out the front and banged on the front fence.  I stood a...
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By Melanie Ross, Benicia CA & Vallejo CA Real Estate, 707-319-2828
(Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific)
Benicia Short Sale Questions are asked every day, in the store, in the post office, in the health club and everywhere else.  The hot topic is short sales.  Two years ago it was REOS/Foreclosures.  Short Sales in Benicia are more prevalent now than ever.  IF you bought a home in 5-7 years ago you paid top dollar for a home.  Loans could be approved with little or no documentation to insure one could even pay for the home in 2010 or beyond.  Many of the loans are interest only, pick a pay and now the grim reaper is coming to collect. This might not have been so bad if the value of the homes did not decline so rapidly.  Any equity has been long gone.  You lose your job or hours reduced or no more overtime or a new child comes into the family or more debt is accumulated or a family member b...
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By Melanie Ross, Benicia CA & Vallejo CA Real Estate, 707-319-2828
(Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific)
Benica Cupcake Contest is taking place on May 19th.  I often watch the Food Network Cupcake War.  We have our own version coming to Benicia.  Here is a chance for all you bakers to grab some fame!  The Benicia Public Libraryat 150 East L St Benicia, Ca will be hosting this event at 7PM on May 19th. Cupcakes will be judged on appearance, originality and taste.  This event is free and if you would like to participate, call 707-746-4358 or email hbowles@ci.benicia.ca.us. The judges are winners of the Food Network Cupcake War: Andrea Ballus and Corey Fanfa.  It just so happens that these two grew up in Benicia.  Bake your best cupcake or come cheer on your favorite baker at the Benicia Cupcake Contest May 19th.
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By Melanie Ross, Benicia CA & Vallejo CA Real Estate, 707-319-2828
(Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific)
Why can't you tell me everything about a short sale?  I can tell you what has to do with the real estate transaction part of a short sale but not tax or credit concerns. Did you know that you, as a borrower/seller, need to speak with your tax adviser and an attorney about how a short sale can affect you?  I am a Realtor, not a tax accountant or an attorney. There will be tax consequences and credit consequences and they are different for each person who goes through a short sale.  Just like every person has different DNA, so does a short sale.  It takes a village to complete a short sale. This is a matter of being informed and educated.  For a successful Short Sale, the seller needs to be involved and engaged.  If not, everyone is spinning their wheels for nothing.  An experienced Short...
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By Melanie Ross, Benicia CA & Vallejo CA Real Estate, 707-319-2828
(Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific)
Benicia Farmers Market 2011 is open for business.  The first day was Thursday April 28th.  The certified farmers market is every Thursday til October 27, 2011.  You can start shopping at 4PM and stay until 8PM. This popular farmers market is sponsored by Benicia Main Street Program. The Benicia Farmers Market is on First street between "B" and "D" streets. Delectable goodies, fresh tasty organic vegetables, and local food vendors are just a few of the staples every week. It is a way to meet and greet local neighbors as you stroll looking for the perfect ingredients for your next meal.  This very popular weekly event brings a crowd every time. Remember Bencia Farmers Market 2011 has started!  You may see me one of these Thursday evenings.  I will have the bags full of fresh vegetables an...
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By Earl Miller, Solano County, Contra Costa,Benicia Real Estate, 707-280-6366
(Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific)
Short Sales in Benicia and Vallejo (edit/delete) Short sale experts, In solano County (edit/delete) Short Sales in Benicia  Short Sales in Solano County Foreclose or Short Sale?  Benicia, Valleo Ca, Short Sales  COLDWELL BANKER SOLANO PACIFIC SHORT SALE TEAM  Earl Miller has teamed up with two of Solano Counties top experts on Short Sales. We can get the job done and you can get on with your life. No more stress or fear.  Call the experts.                                                Call 707-280-6366          www.earlsbeniciarealestate.com 707-280-6366 Earl Miller  Jenny Castaneda ,  Melanie Ross Earl Miller Benicia Real Estate Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific Short Sale Experts Buying, Selling, Forclosures, Relocation all Bay Area locations
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