Living in Sonoma County, CA

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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Safe Haven Realty - CalBRE# 01433049



  There is not much I like more than handing over the key to a home that has just been purchased. After many days of being nervous we wouldn't close on time, the day finally came. The buyers were understandably excited to receive their key. I had noticed that my clients liked red wine. Nice, so ...
With the plethora of REO's in my market, I have had the opportunity to watch Asset Preservation companies in action first-hand. When a repair is needed, usually for loan funding purposes, I notify the bank. The bank calls on the Asset Preservation company to request bids. And this is where the fu...
My dad was a general contractor and built homes all his life. All of my brothers know how to build a house from the ground up. Me? Not so much. I didn't get the construction gene and I'm fine with that. I understand my limitations and will hire someone to fix what needs to be fixed. I'm trying to...
  Happy Birthday Mom Today, you would have been 80 years old. I can't tell you how much I miss you. I still have my last mental image of you, sitting in your wheelchair in the nursing home. You were the one who was so sick, yet it was you who was consoling me. Seven years have passed but it does...
Sonoma County Real Estate Market Report for January 2011 – Single Family Residences Sonoma County, with a population of approximately 475,000 residents is located in Northern California. If you love great wine, you have come to the right place. Wine grapes and dairy products are the two top agric...
Sonoma County Real Estate Market Report for January 2011 - Condos Sonoma County is located in Northern California and has approximately 475,000 residents. Sonoma is known for great wine and beautiful vineyards. The Western border offers breath taking views of the Pacific Ocean, a fisherman's para...
When I powered up my computer this morning, I had an e-mail from someone I didn't know. This isn't unusual, but the subject of the e-mail was ... Corvallis is my home town. Corvallis is also my home town, so I thought someone must have found me on Facebook. Nope. Rachael had found a post I wrote ...
Petaluma Real Estate Market Report for January 2011 Petaluma, CA is located 40 miles North of San Francisco and 23 miles East of the Pacific Ocean. Some think of Petaluma as two towns, actually, the West side and the East Side, separated by Highway 101. West Petaluma shares its history of the 180...
Rohnert Park Real Estate Market Report for January 2011 Rohnert Park, CA with a population of approximately 45,000 is located 50 miles North of San Francisco and 23 miles East of the Pacific Ocean. Rohnert Park is made up of "sections" which I affectionately refer to as Alphabet Soup. If you ask ...
You know that old saying ... Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus? Well that seems to be the case when it comes to communication. I'm selling a house where the A/C wiring did not pass the inspection for a FHA loan. The house had been plumbed for A/C when it was built in 2001, but the original ...

Cynthia Larsen

Independent Broker Serving Sonoma County, CA
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