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   So far the 2015 Sonoma County home selling and buying season has been a mixed bag. We have modest sales increases (+5% over last year at this time) but a median home price hitting a new post-recession high of $545,000-an increase of 58% over the past three years. However, we seem to be stuck a...
08/19/2015
  Investors—Avoid BIG Capital Gains hits and GROW your equity—Recent equity gains can be built upon by using IRS 1031 Real Estate Exchanges-Part I   We are often asked by real estate investors if they should sell and take a capital gains hit (check with your tax professional on all matters regard...
08/10/2015
Multiple offers? Sellers-How to avoid leaving thousands of $$$ on the table.  Due to our severely constrained inventory here in the “Wine Country” of Sonoma County, California, we are seeing multiple offers in the “hot” price points below our new median of $550,000. Not 10, 15 or 20  when the mar...
07/16/2015
  Sonoma County selling and buying season here in the lovely "Wine Country" just an hour north of the "Gate" is flat with sales down 2% over last year but the bigger issue--Inventory! Usually March will signal the beginning of the "Selling" season by more homes coming onto the marketplace. March ...
07/11/2015
Social Etiquette in Real Estate—“Would the Seller mind if I used the bathroom?”   This happened to me showing property one time. The Buyer’s teenage girl absolutely needed to use the bathroom. The buyer asked if this was o.k. and I said sure, go ahead. Remember that commercial where the "date" is...
07/10/2015
  Ever said this to yourself lately about YOUR real estate market? Here in the gorgeous "Wine Country" of Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino Counties, some would say the "Holy Trinity" of wine making, our real estate market is experiencing a tight listing market which never really "launched" into the spr...
07/06/2015
  Note the increase in new homes since December of 2014--marching nicely upward to March. But wait--isn't the "Spring/Summer" buying season mean an increase in new homes? So what gives? March is the highpoint so far this yeaer for "New Listings". It's been dropping ever since.  The exact opposite...
06/08/2015
   The "red-hot" condo and PUD (Planned Unit Development) market in Sonoma County, California "Wine Country" is still roaring right along. The reason--affordability. With a county-wide median home price of $550,000, up +15% over last year, this marketplace is a bargain. However, the median home p...
06/04/2015
  There was an interesting column on Inman.com regarding what type of car you drive for your real estate practice. The thoughts and comments centered around which "market" do you work? Upscale? Mostly middle class? First timers? Each segment they suggested would mean a different type of car. The ...
05/13/2015
  Here in the "Wine Country" of Sonoma County, California we are once again seeing double-digit homemedian price increases. Why? Lack of inventory, big buyer demand fueled by our relative "affordability" for the bay area counties, super low interest rates and fears that surging home prices may le...
05/08/2015
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