home selling in santa rosa: Part II--NOW is the TIME to be moving UP! OR Down! - 11/07/16 09:49 AM
Part II—Now is the time to move on up or empty that Nest!
You’ve thought of adding on or remodeling? Have you priced a remodel or room addition and are stunned at the cost? You think to yourself, “Man, for a few dollars more I could move and get a much bigger more modern home.” And if you did add-on would you be over the market for your neighborhood? Being the biggest house on the block is never a good idea unless all the other homes are equal size. But maybe you can’t add-on due to lot size, neighborhood restrictions … (0 comments)

home selling in santa rosa: RENTERS? Financial Reasons to Buy Real Estate - 10/16/16 08:20 AM
Housing is one of the BEST leveraged investment available---What is leverage? Ever heard of the term “other’s people’s money”? It’s what every investor strives for—low risk and exposure with the promise of higher rates of return. In today’s market homeowners can get into a home with as little as 3-5% down. The less money or “skin in the game” you have when purchasing any investment is considered leverage. The less money in the higher the leverage and the greater the possible return. We had many clients who purchased homes or rentals during the great recession during our “bottom” which occurred in … (0 comments)

home selling in santa rosa: Interest Rates: How low? 10 Year T's 1.36% Interest rates to follow? - 07/20/16 01:19 PM
Here's an old joke fitting for these times: Einstein dies and goes to Heaven. He's walking around and runs into a guy asking him, "Excuse me, what's your IQ?". The guys replies, "235" to which Einstien replies, "Terrific, we can talk quantum physics and theroy". Next guy he runs into he asks the same question, guy replies, "160" and Einstein replies, "Fabulous, we can talk events of the day and public policy!". Third guy he walks up to he ask once again, "What's your IQ", the guy weakly replies, 85 to whic Einstien replies, "Great! Where do you think Interest Rates are going?" Yuk, … (0 comments)

home selling in santa rosa: Realtor Euphemisms and throw-away lines! - 09/11/15 12:24 PM
  I've been licensed since 1978 and have heard almost every Realtor "saying" (some would say BS!), euphemism, understatement and hyperbole which my years in the business would warrant! Today we are seeing new high tech and very “uber”-hip, trendy phrases entering the Realtor vernacular. We especially hear it as my market is near the tech industry of San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Realtors, wishing to tap into that market, mimic the vocabulary of their would-be clients. I get this but sometimes am dismayed of such affected voices! These current crop of words now being used in my market area of the … (4 comments)

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Mike Kelly,CRS,CIPS

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