solano county: Unique, Eclectic, Fun, Large, Country Home...7109 Pleasants Valley Rd Vacaville, CA - 07/16/08 11:15 AM

Looking for an affordable, customhome where you can let your creative juices flow?  Nestled in the hills outside of Vacaville you will find this 4/3 custom home sitting on a tree laden ¾ acre that backs to a seasonal stream!  Use the huge barn/workshop for a studio, or perhaps the meditation garden will inspire you more.
 Almost everything in the home has been remodeled, including the roof, kitchen, bathrooms, windows, and yet the charm of the original home has been maintained.  Architectural details abound, with pillars, posts, and a brick fireplace all salvaged and re-constructed from an old Vacaville hospital … (3 comments)

solano county: Vacaville Open House 3/29&30 1-3pm - 03/28/08 09:26 AM
Live in Luxury!Location: Vacaville, CaAbsolutely beautiful single story home in desirable Brown's Valley! Upgrades galore are highlighted by designer paint, beautiful landscaping, and an open roomy floorplan. Located on a quiet court, features include 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, breakfast bar, indoor laundry, and much more! This home shows like a model...all you need to do is move in!InformationContact InformationPatty HopkinsPatty@PattySold.com707-685-5478Contact Reply FormForward to a FriendView Other FlyersPricingAsking Price: $389,999.00Flexibility: NegotiableProperty Location455 Tara CtVacaville, Ca 95688View MapFeaturesBedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 2Year Built: 1988Lot Size: 7536sfGarage Size: 2Square Footage: 1464Agent Name: Patty HopkinsBroker: Kappel & Kappel, Realtors. Inc.MLS #: 20804124AttributesAppliancesRange/OvenDishwasherSink DisposalMicrowaveInterior AmenitiesVaulted CeilingsExterior AmenitiesPatioFenced YardGrass … (0 comments)

solano county: 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)

solano county: 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)

solano county: Great Vacaville Condo...Great Price! - 12/17/07 08:14 AM
Best Condo- Best Price!!!Location: Vacaville, CAHow about coming home to a quiet upper-unit 2 bedroom condominium with an open floor plan, granite kitchen and bathroom countertops, large dining room, and TWO balconies? With almost 1000sf this condo is priced BELOW market and is ready to move in to NOW! Amenities include a beautiful community pool, tennis court, community room with gym equipment, and a playground for the kiddies! Close to shopping and schools, this cutie will make a wonderful home or investment property!InformationContact InformationPatty Hopkins707-685-5478PattySold@yahoo.comContact Reply FormForward to a FriendView Other FlyersPricingAsking Price: $225,000Flexibility: NegotiableAdditional Pricing Information: Short sale- all terms, … (0 comments)

solano county: Why I am a Realtor...not a sales agent! - 11/12/07 09:10 AM
I am proud to be a Realtor.  Yes, a card-carrying, flag-waving, handshake-seeking Realtor.  I announce this fact to my friends, family, and yes, even total strangers.    
 I admit that being a Realtor is not a crowd-pleasing profession.  According to a Harris poll in 2006, Realtor's are the second least trusted professional.  Only 7% of those responding to the poll said that they trusted their Realtor completely.  Yikes! 
When I read that statistic I pondered on why it was so, and what could I do to be one of those trusted few.  This is what I came up with:
A Realtor is one who educates him/herself … (8 comments)

solano county: 6 Reasons I should use a Realtor to represent me as a buyer! - 10/27/07 01:22 PM
                     BUYER BEWARE!!!  Do NOT try to purchase a home without your own representation!   
All of my fellow Realtors are either cheering...or throwing darts at their screens right now.  This article is not for my fellow Realtors, though, this article is for YOU, the buyer.  I am going to list six very important reasons why you should go into ANY real estate transaction with a Realtor representing just YOU, not you and the seller. 
Here is the scenario:  you and your SO have gone on a Sunday drive, saw an open house sign and decided to stop in to see what the home was like.  (after all, there may be home-baked cookies … (7 comments)

solano county: Vacaville Open House Sunday 10/28 - 10/24/07 05:34 AM
Beautiful hard to find single story built in 2005!  Almost 2600sf with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 3 car tandem garage, roomy open floor plan.  Yard is landscaped and back-yard fenced, with a gorgeous fireplace in the inviting gated entry.  Large lot size- almost 8500sf!  Plenty of room for a pool or great for entertaining as is!
                                    Priced at $609,000- this one is priced to sell quickly!
Open this Sunday October 28th 1-4pm.  280 Sage Sparrow Circle Vacaville, CA 95687 
If you cannot make it this weekend, just call Patty Hopkins, Realtor, at 707-685-5478 for a personal showing.
To see more homes in Vacaville, Fairfield, Dixon, or … (2 comments)

solano county: OPEN HOUSE SUN 10/21 VACAVILLE - 10/17/07 04:05 AM
                                                                DON'T MISS THIS OPEN HOUSE!
When?  Sunday, October 21st 1-4pm
Where? 367 Oak Valley Dr, Vacaville, CA   95687
What?  A charming turn key home in impeccable condition!  NO rear neighbors!  And MUCH MORE:
4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2357 sf3 car garageMaster suite with fireplaceLiving and family roomsOpen floor planLarge kitchen with lots of storageLandscaped, fenced yard with covered patioRV accessGREAT neighborhood!
If you cannot make the open house this Sunday, just call Patty Hopkins, realtor, 707-685-5478 to schedule a personal showing. 
To view more Vacaville, Fairfield, Dixon, or any of Solano County properties just click

solano county: 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)

solano county: Californian's Save Money On Your Property Taxes! - 09/20/07 12:44 PM
Who wouldn't like to save tax money?  There is a simple LEGAL way to save money on your property taxes for those who are suffering from the current declining market values. All you need to do is take advantage of Proposition 8, which was passed back in 1978. 
What Prop 8 states is that "state law provides for a temporary reduction of the assessed value of real property if the market value of the property as of January 1st is less than its assessed value."  If you believe that the value of your property as of January 1, 2007 is less than the total assessed … (0 comments)

solano county: 210 Powder Ct Vacaville, Ca 95687 - 09/20/07 09:10 AM

            Come see how great Vacaville living can be!
This 4 bedroom 3 bath beauty is located on a quiet court with NO through traffic!  The park-like yard features mature trees, back yard fully fenced, large cement patio perfect for BBQ's, and a playhouse for the kids.
Inside you will find an open floorplan with lots of space.  Inside laundry room makes chore day a little easier too.  Formal dining room, roomy kitchen with lots of counter space, breakfast bar and attached informal dining room or den.
The great room has a vaulted ceiling and fireplace with wood-burning insert.  Two full baths upstairs and a powder … (3 comments)

solano county: 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)

solano county: OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 9/9/07 VACAVILLE, CA! - 09/06/07 11:34 AM
                                                       COME SEE HOW LUXURIOUS VACAVILLE LIVING CAN BE!!!
                      This gorgeous home will be open this Sunday, 9/9/07 from 11-2pm! 
Check out these features:
BRAND NEW construction!Custom home in gated community.Marble entry, also hardwood, tile and carpet in home.Formal dining room AND breakfast area.Gourmet kitchen with custom alderwood cabinets and stainless steel appliances.Granite countertops.Master bedroom suite has TWO walk-in closets and a double sided fireplace!Retreat/exercise room.Security system.Central vacuum.Dual zoned heating and air conditioning.
Stop by THIS SUNDAY 11-2pm. 2025 Zinfandel Court. Vacaville, CA
You can also call Patty Hopkins, Realtor, GRI for a personal showing at your convenience- 707-685-5478 or write for more information … (1 comments)

solano county: 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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solano county: Fantastic Family Home in Vacaville, CA! - 09/06/07 10:44 AM
Fantastic Family Home!Location: Vacaville, CAPerfect family home in court location! This 4BR/2.5 Bath home has newer roof, dual-paned windows, remodeled bath, park-like yard all within walking distance to elementary school. Excellent price per square foot- compare this to others on market- we want to sell NOW!InformationContact InformationPatty Hopkins707-685-5478Contact Reply FormForward to a FriendView Other FlyersPricingAsking Price: $415,000.00Property Location210 Powder CtVacaville, CA 95687View MapFeaturesBedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 2.5Year Built: 1984Lot Size: 4356sfGarage Size: 2 carSchool District: Vacaville UnifiedSquare Footage: 1760Agent Name: Patty HopkinsBroker: Kappel & KappelMLS #: 20730489AttributesAppliancesRange/OvenDishwasherSink DisposalInterior AmenitiesFireplaceHardwood FloorsSecurity SystemVaulted CeilingsExterior AmenitiesPatioFenced YardGrass LawnPhoto GalleryView as SlideshowView Photo Gallery (6 Photos)Powered by … (0 comments)

solano county: OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 9/2 VACAVILLE - 08/30/07 08:23 AM
This is a great Vacaville family home at a great price, only $369,900!  If you've been looking for houses in Solano County you will want to check this beauty out this weekend!
Newer roof and exterior paint.3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with OPEN floor plan!1417sf of easy living!Open kitchen with plenty of workspace!Charming PRIVATE backyard!Nice spa with gazebo!This is a VALUE priced house that is sure to please the pickiest buyer!  Here is a sneak peek:

                                                Open House Sunday September 2, 2007     1:30-4:00 
For further information or to schedule a showing please contact Patty Hopkins, agent 707-685-5478 or email

solano county: OPEN HOUSE 8/25/07 2-4pm VACAVILLE, CA - 08/21/07 08:51 AM
                                                                       Check out this beautiful Vacaville home!
3 bedrooms 3 bath.2114sf of easy living!.50 acre- beautifully landscaped.Secluded property backs to creek.Hardwood floors AND heated tile floor in master bath. 
 This is country living in the city at it's BEST!  Relax in your own slice of paradise while still being close to all of the wonderful amenities Vacaville has to offer; great shopping, beautiful parks, fantastic restaurants and LOTS MORE!
Property located at 612 Buckeye St. Vacaville, CA  95688.  Stop by Saturday 8/25/07 2-4pm!
 For more information or to schedule a showing please contact Patty Hopkins, realtor, 707-685-5478.

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

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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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