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Making space around your pictures -- nice text buffer - 05/29/08 01:09 AM
We've all seen it. The text crowding right up against the picture. It works okay and people can read it, but it's not nearly as elegant as a white buffer space between the image and text would be. There are two simple solutions for this, one that requires advanced planning, and one that you can do on the fly to your new posts and old ones as well. Let's start with the on the fly solution. The Insert/edit Image Tool (the tree image on your post menu bar) should be familiar to everyone who uses images in their posts. For (9 comments)
Photo resizing made easy...free tool. - 05/27/08 11:42 PM
Do yourself a favor today. Download one piece of software that will make your photo life simpler. With FastStone's free Photo Resizer, you can convert all your camera images into the right size for the MLS, for ActiveRain, for your brochure company, or for any other use. You can crop, add watermarks and borders, and it's all free, fast, and fun. It takes a few minutes to download and get organized, but you can do it. It all starts with the main window
On the left side is a standard navigation window that lets you choose the folder or thumb (8 comments)
Petaluma, CA market update - 05/27/08 01:23 AM
Petaluma is the southern gateway into Sonoma County from Marin and San Francisco. The proximity to the big city makes Petaluma a great commute center. Thousands of people commute south every morning along Highway 101. Before the advent of commuting, however, Petaluma was (and still is) a real town in its own right. From the early days as an agricultural center to today's broadband and networking strengths, Petaluma has been an important contributor to the economic vitality of Sonoma County. You can see in the chart below (live chart with continual updates) that the downturn in real estate prices is still (0 comments)
REO Inspection Advice - Meet a Sonoma County Home Inspector - 05/22/08 12:32 AM
REO inspections matter more than most A home is a big expenditure for everyone. In an REO transaction there is enough uncertainty around finance, appraisals, bank communications and other issues to make the escrow period nerve wracking. If you have to add uncetainty about inspections into the mix you can end up with chaos that benefits nobody. I receieved a great set of tips about REO inspections from one of my local inspectors who has just joined ActiveRain. I want to welcome Peter Crawford to the site by reprinting his REO Advice. Banks are infamous for dragging out the negotiation process (2 comments)
This historically significant estate is just over an hour's drive to San Francisco and only 15 minutes to Sonoma County Airport with service to Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Seattle This is a rare opportunity to own a priceless landmark property that combines beautiful and historic architecture with a fully functional horse property and two residences. Amazing Barn This spectacular, Russian designed Octagon Victorian Barn was built in 1891 of virgin clear heart redwood. It's in pristine condition with an magnificenet indoor arena. There is a cozy 2 room office with separate entrance and ½ (4 comments)
Healdsburg Jazz Festival - 05/13/08 07:37 PM
Healdsburg is a fun place. One week it might be barrel tasting along the Russian River Wine Road. Another time it might be the famous FFA parade. We manage to get through these small town treats and the start of our Farmers' Market with a fair measure of pride and joy in our small town. Coming up at the end of the month is an event to prove that our life doesn't completely revolve around wine or growing grapes and specialty vegetables. This year is the tenth anniversary of the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, and there's a great lineup of music. Acts (0 comments)
REO List and update for Sonoma County - 05/10/08 12:10 PM
Bargain hunting buyers are back in the hunt for homes in Sonoma County. In the last thirty days there have been 226 new residential REO properties added to the market, primarily in Santa Rosa, but with homes in Petalua, condos in Rohnert Park, and even a wine country property near Healdsburg. 68 of these new REO listings have already been bagged by people who appreciate bargain prices. Anecdotally we are hearing stories of multiple offers and overbids that are firming up prices at the low end of the market. My crystal ball is not clear enough to tell me we are at the bottom of the (2 comments)
Healdsburg Historic Home Tour - 05/01/08 12:38 AM
Healdsburg has some beautiful old homes. Sunday, May 4, 2008 is the date for the 18th Annual Healdsburg Historic Home Tour. This great event is sponsored by the Healdsburg chapter of the American Association of University Women as a benefit for Healdsburg schools. The weather almost always cooperates and the tour is a wonderful opportunity to see homes that are almost never open to the public. You can follow the links above to purchase your tickets in advance, but you can also pick up tickets on Sunday at the Healdsburg Museum on Matheson St. As you'll see later in the post, (0 comments)
Real estate and green building information for Sonoma County California with an emphasis on Healdsburg, Sebastopol, Forestville, Guerneville, Graton, and the Russian River Valley, Dry Creek Valley. and Alexander Valley.I write a lot about REO property, fixers, luxury estate homes, and vineyard property. I love to analyze sales trends.
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