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By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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One of my favorite things to do in the morning, is to read our local paper, The Press Democrat, over a cup of coffee.  I've noticed over the past year that the morning paper is getting thinner and thinner. On Mondays it has gone from 4 sections to just 2.  It's really become a bit of a joke.  I h...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 2
I recently sold one of my listings to a buyer who was getting a CalPers loan.  I had heard of this loan program but was not very familiar with how it worked or what a great product it was.  Here's how the program works: You have to be a public employee such as a police officer, teacher, judge etc...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 4
The people at Google just amaze me.  I always think"too bad there isn't anything left to invent"  It seems that way until a new product comes on the market and we think "Oh, I could have thought of that!"  It seems obvious after somebody else introduces us to something new.  Anyway Google launche...

By Anthony Ebright - NMLSR ID #247647 Purchase and Refinance Mortgages
(FHA, VA, Conforming, Jumbo - Wells Fargo Home Mortgage)
Comments 1
VA Home Loans, Santa Rosa, CA - Top 10 VA Home Loan Benefits for Sonoma County Home Purchases One of my fondest memories comes from growing up in Santa Rosa where my father purchased his first family home using the VA home loan program. As a Veteran who served two terms in the Navy during the Vie...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 6
I recently helped a client write an offer for a condominium. The other agent sent me documents that had been signed with e-signatures.  It looked very impressive.  I was interested in using the service, but was really ignorant as to how it worked, what it cost, and how difficult it was to use.  I...

By kathleen bonham
(FHAllen, Sonoma Country and Vintage)
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By Anthony Ebright - NMLSR ID #247647 Purchase and Refinance Mortgages
(FHA, VA, Conforming, Jumbo - Wells Fargo Home Mortgage)
Comments 0
Top Santa Rosa Real Estate Agents and Realtors Maximize MLS Searches with Staged Homes Yesterday, I went on a Real Estate Agent MLS tour of the latest open houses in Bennett Valley in Santa Rosa, California. As a Sonoma County home mortgage consultant, I like to be familiar with the latest invent...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 3
Cant believe another Halloween has come and gone!  Fall is one of my favorite times of the year in Sonoma County.  The rush to crush the grapes in full throttle.  There is a sweet smell in the air of sweet grapes still hanging and fermenting on the vine.  The nights are cool, and the days are sti...

By Anthony Ebright - NMLSR ID #247647 Purchase and Refinance Mortgages
(FHA, VA, Conforming, Jumbo - Wells Fargo Home Mortgage)
Comments 6
Are you addicted to Activerain? Here's a cure that will tickle your funny bone.       Last week as I was perusing my rankings on Activerain, I noticed one of my loan officers took a leap over me in rankings so I called him to see what he did to move up so quickly. Since he just started this proc...

By kathleen bonham
(FHAllen, Sonoma Country and Vintage)
Comments 2
  For reasons that are lost in the mist of history Halloween is a "BIG OCCASION" in the North Bay area of Northern California.The cover story of Datebook, the Sunday magazine of the San Francisco Chronicle has a survey of Halloween action around the region. Among the "hot" spots listed is my own ...

By Anthony Ebright - NMLSR ID #247647 Purchase and Refinance Mortgages
(FHA, VA, Conforming, Jumbo - Wells Fargo Home Mortgage)
Comments 5
New RESPA Reform rules are just around the corner! The new RESPA rules, enacted by HUD, are designed to help protect the borrower by standardizing the industry and by improving the borrower's understanding of the loans and all the terms associated with the loans. All brokers and lenders will be r...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 5
Did you know that people usually decide within two minutes whether they like your home?  The first impression is often the lasting impression.  And they start forming their opinion as soon as they open the front door! I provide free staging for my vacant listings. I believe that staging your home...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 9
I hope most agents are already aware of this, however I'm not sure the population as a whole is.  There have been numerous articles, television news shows and even a lengthy article in the recent NAR magazine.  In Sonoma County the scam has hit some agents very hard, yet others are unaware of it....

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
Comments 3
Last week California rememebered the Loma Prieta earthquake which occurred 20 years ago on October 17th.  Just like JFK's assassination, most locals remember exactly what they were doing when, for about 45 seconds, an earthquake rolled through Northern California.  The destruction was devastating...

By Kammie Quinones, Santa Rosa Realtor
(Re/Max Pros, License #10372729)
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Enjoying, assisting First Time Home Buyers in Sonoma County with my new web site:  www.KammieQuinonesRealEstate.com  

By Anthony Ebright - NMLSR ID #247647 Purchase and Refinance Mortgages
(FHA, VA, Conforming, Jumbo - Wells Fargo Home Mortgage)
Comments 6
Top Realtors, Santa Rosa, CA - Top Realtors are like Top Chefs - Sonoma County Wine Country Lifestyle One of my favorite tv shows is Top Chef on Bravo hosted by by Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio. I have to say, (and my wife agrees with me) Padma is one of the cutest hostest on tv! The contestan...

By Anthony Ebright - NMLSR ID #247647 Purchase and Refinance Mortgages
(FHA, VA, Conforming, Jumbo - Wells Fargo Home Mortgage)
Comments 1
Home Loans - Rates are great, but homes are better - Santa Rosa, CA   Mortgage rates are at an all time low again. This should help many home buyers save a few more dollars on their monthly payments or buy a little more home. Notice, I wrote "home" not "house." Remember the line "home is where th...

By kathleen bonham
(FHAllen, Sonoma Country and Vintage)
Comments 0
Last night there was an initial meeting to establish a neighborhood watch in the Historic District. There had been a couple of incidents were an intruder entered homes were the owners were present. Unnerving to say the least! This alarmed the neighborhood, especially stay at home moms and the eld...

By Anthony Ebright - NMLSR ID #247647 Purchase and Refinance Mortgages
(FHA, VA, Conforming, Jumbo - Wells Fargo Home Mortgage)
Comments 7
FHA and VA Home loans - Santa Rosa, CA - Inspection reports I have to laugh. I just got asked if I actually know how to do loans because several of my last blogs have been about my geographic area and were not loan related. I've been originating loans for 18 years, many of them were FHA and VA lo...

By Scott Dovala, Santa Rosa Mortgage and Home Loans
(Ascent Home Loans)
Comments 0
What? Haven’t you heard that the housing slump is over with? You must be seeing the same news reports I am. News reporters expounding that both the new and pending home sales are up. Come on everybody let’s jump in now before it is too late! For the past few months that’s all the news has been re...

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