fairfield: Sad stats...or opportunity calling? - 01/31/08 04:20 AM
I just ran some numbers that are very interesting...
I live and work in Solano County, CA, which is located about halfway between San Francisco and Sacramento.  Fairfield is a working class community, with a population of around 100,000 it is the second largest city in Solano County.  I ran the MLS statistics and found that Fairfield has:
267 bank owned (REO) homes currently on the market229 short sale listings currently on the market846 total homes on the marketWhat this means...over HALF of the homes for sale at this time are on the market because someone is losing their home!  I think everyone would agree that … (2 comments)

fairfield: Bargain Beauty in Fairfield! - 12/17/07 08:20 AM
GREAT HOUSE! BELOW MARKET PRICING!Location: Fairfield, CAThis is a fantastic home at a fantastic price! Possible short sale means our loss is YOUR GAIN! This home is in move-in condition! Within the last 4 years the owners have invested in NEW carpet, NEW tile, NEW kitchen cabinets, NEW countertops, NEW appliances, NEW paint, and so MUCH MORE! Add to that 3 roomy bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, open floor plan, a HUGE great room with a wood burning fireplace, and NO REAR NEIGHBORS! Large fenced yard can accomodate a large patio or pool? Call now for more information on how to … (0 comments)

fairfield: Don't Miss This Fairfield Open House! - 10/04/07 11:13 AM
                                                Country Setting within City Limits!
 Super Spacious Semi-Custom 4 br/2.5 bath Tri-level on Premium Lot in Secluded Neighborhood of Green Valley. Two Separate Sun/Bonus Rooms Extends Home to Over 2,800 Sq Ft. Could be Used for Game-Room, Excercise Room, Patio Room, Greenhouse, etc.) Sparkling Inground Pool * Over-sized Kitchen * Alarm System * Central Vacuum * Separate Living/Dining/Family Rooms * Wet Bar * RV/Boat Parking * NO MELLO ROOS TAXES!
                                                       OPEN HOUSE THIS SATURDAY OCTOBER 6TH 1-3PM!
If you cannot make it Saturday, Call Patty Hopkins, agent
for a personal showing! 707-685-5478
To search all of Solano County property with NO obligation, go … (0 comments)

fairfield: New blog for Solano County! - 09/24/07 12:29 PM
                                                          Check out my new blog Sunny Solano!
Solano County is located almost halfway between San Francisco and Sacramento and has everything you could want!  Benicia and Vallejo are at the south end of the county and border San Pablo and Grizzly Bay, both boasting incredible views, rolling hills and cool sea breezes!
Holding down the eastern border of Solano County is Rio Vista, a small town straddling the Sacramento Delta.  Rio Vista has a quiet, low-key feeling and plenty of budget friendly real estate available.
The north end of the county claims the quaint town of Winters.  As a gateway to Lake Berryessa, a lot … (2 comments)

fairfield: Flip this? Property Ladder to where? - 09/14/07 06:58 AM
  These pancakes should be the only thing you are flipping these days!
I have an alternative for folks looking to secure their cash investment in real estate...after all, it's a GREAT time to buy property in Solano County.
                                                             BUY NOW!  SELL LATER! (my variation of buy low, sell high) 
Today in Vacaville, CA there are 230 single family homes available for sale under $400,000.  26 of those homes are UNDER $300,000!
Today in Fairfield, CA there are 496 homes under $400,000 and 78 under $300,000!
Considering that the median priced home in California according to The California Association of Realtors is $586,030 and that housing market in … (0 comments)

fairfield: OPEN HOUSE SAT 9/8/07 FAIRFIELD! - 09/06/07 11:19 AM
                              Beautiful Fairfield home will be open to view this Saturday, 9-8-07 from 1-4pm!
Check out these features:
spacious 2-story with open floorplaneat-in kitchennewer tile floors in foyer, kitchen, laundry room and bathroomsnewer interior and exterior paintseparate family and living roomscentral heat and air conditioningsecurity systemtile rooftranquil landscaped rear yardnewer fencingvarious producing fruit treesand much more!!!
Check this beauty out in person!
1378  Driftwood Cir,  Fairfield, CA  94534
Or call Patty Hopkins, agent for a personal showing.
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fairfield: 16th Annual Tomato Festival - 08/17/07 03:49 AM
THEN COME ON DOWN TO THE FESTIVAL!!!  Saturday, August 18th 10am-6pm Fairfield will open it's downtown streets for the 16th annual Tomato Festival.  There is something for everyone here, from fantastic food to live entertainment AND activities specifically designed to keep the kiddies occupied and having fun.

Patty Hopkins, GRI (Coldwell Banker Kappel Gateway)

Patty Hopkins


Vacaville, CA

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Coldwell Banker Kappel Gateway

Address: 401 Davis St Ste. D, Vacaville, CA, 95688

Office: (707) 447-0700

Mobile: (707) 685-5478

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Musings, comments, ramblings about all things real estate mostly focusing on Solano County, California. Those who reside or visit Vacaville, Fairfield, Dixon, Rio Vista, Vallejo, or any part of Solano County will find this blog useful. I ramble on about how much I love living in Solano County, and what you can find to do, eat, or visit in Vacaville, Fairfield, Dixon, Rio Vista, Vallejo or (again!) all of Solano County. Thanks for stopping on by!



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