Living in Sonoma County, CA

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Can We Use a Burned House As a Comp?Unless you're living under a rock, you have probably seen images of the firestorms in Northern California. Entire neighborhoods have been wiped out, along with retail businesses, hotels, restaurants, wineries and schools.All of this started late Sunday evening,...
I received a broker-to-broker e-mail blast the other day from an agent who will be selling a home soon that is encumbered with a solar lease. "I took a listing in Windsor that has a 20 year leased Vivint solar system on the roof that needs to convey to the new buyers. Anybody have experience in h...
Closing Gift For Your BuyerI read a blog post that was recently written by Kathleen Daniels called: Simple Question: Closing Gift to a Cooperating Agent. The comment thread on that blog post generated a plethora of fantastic ideas when it comes to closing gifts.I used to give my buyers a bottle o...
Sonoma County Home Sales - November 2015 It's pretty obvious in Sonoma County that buyer and seller interests have turned towards the holidays. Only 362 homes sold in November 2015 compared to the busy summer month of July 2015 when 545 homes sold.The median home price slipped yet again, after hi...
Sonoma County Home Sales - October 2015The median home price in Sonoma County dipped again during the month of October. We have been watching that number closely after it took a wild swing during the real estate market crash. In January 2012, the median home sale price was $300K, and has been cla...
Sonoma County Home Sales - September 2015 I'm playing a little catch-up here with market reports, it's been a busy and fun Fall in Sonoma County. It amazes me to see the number of tourists that have found out how wonderful this place is. Small towns like Guerneville and Healdsburg now have a stea...
Beware the .REALTOR domain extortion attempt I received an e-mail stating that my .REALTOR domain name was automatically renewed. I have a month left on my subscription and was planning to cancel before my credit card was charged for another year.I responded to the e-mail, requesting that my subs...
Sonoma County Home Sales - August 2015Home sales in Sonoma County were lower in number than the two previous summer months, but the median home price rose just slightly. The current median home price in Sonoma County is $547K, which means there are still quite a few homes that are under water. Th...
Sonoma County Home Sales - July 2015  July 2015 was another strong summer month of sales in Sonoma County, with about 40 more homes selling than in June. The median price of a home in Sonoma County, $545K, is the same as it was last month. The all time median high was $619K in August 2005.Once ag...
Sonoma County Home Sales - June 2015  Let the race begin! Summer is historically the time of year where we see the most home sale activity. It makes sense, since families don't want to disrupt schooling, especially if they are moving into a new school district. I call this time of year "musical c...

Cynthia Larsen

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