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Dear new purchaser of 123 "D" Street: Congratulations on your accepted offer on the above referenced property, dated 10/15/2010. Before you remove your contingencies, you are advised to "trick-or-treat" your potential new home on the evening of 10/31/2010, otherwise known as Halloween. The reside...
Wow, two more days until our elections. I am an absentee (mail-in) voter and for the first time in 20 years I have not completed my ballot in time to mail it. Who am I kidding, I haven't even started looking at it. My home phone has been going crazy with robocalls. I received a call from Robert R...
West Petaluma Home For Sale - 4 Bed, 3 bath Westridge Knolls with POOL - $675,000 First time on the market, this four bed, three bath Westridge Knolls home is situated on a 1/4 acre private lot lined with redwood trees. Have a blast in the 20x38' salt-water pool and spa that is controlled with an...
It's always nice when a day ends up being payday. In our business, that could be once every few days, a few weeks or even a few months. I once went 5 months without a check and I'm still not sure how I survived. Keeping a reserve for payday drought is always a very good idea. Today was a payday, ...
It was Tuesday, October 17, 1989. All eyes were on San Francisco for game three of the world series. The Giants were hosting the Oakland A's at Candlestick Park and the game was about to start. I had just left my office on the 25th floor of a high-rise on California street. I was aboard a commute...
If everything goes as planned, a developer in Sonoma County will be building new residential SFRs using steel framing. The source for the steel? Recycled cars. When you see smashed cars heading down the road on a flatbed trailer, you may be looking at the structural segment of someone's new home....
What's in a (Street) name? Apparently a lot if it means you will be living on it. Have you ever worked with a buyer where you found what looks like the perfect home and they say "I'm sorry, I can't live on _________". In my case, it was "Hurlbut Avenue". I guess that street name would have been t...
  On the first day of Christmas ... COTATI HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING - Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 6:00PMGather in La Plaza Park at the bandstand to sing Christmas carols at 6:00PM and await the arrival of Santa Claus. Santa will light the Christmas tree to signal the beginning of the Christmas seas...
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and in areas rich with Hispanic populations such as Sonoma County. This holiday is a cultural ritual to honor those we love that have passed before us. Traditions include building altars honoring the deceased using their favor...
The first memory I have of the Vietnam War was in my 5th grade classroom. I was 11 years old. My classmate, Rita Silver, shared a sad story with us that put war into perspective. Her Dad, Edward Silver, was missing in action. Many of us wore bracelets with his name inscribed on them, with hope th...

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