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Is It The Right Time To Sell Or Buy In California?

Mar 03, 2020 (0) comment , , , , ,

Is It The Right Time To Sell Or Buy In California

People generally believe that the winter months are not the best time to list their home for sale; however, a recent report in Showingtime, a real estate industry magazine, reveals how this year is different all over the country: Buyer activity is way up compared to the same time last year. The West, specifically, saw…

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Q4 2019 Sonoma and Napa Counties Real Estate Reports

Feb 25, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

Q4 2019 Sonoma and Napa Counties Real Estate Reports

Recent Sonoma and Napa Counties real estate statistics reveal a flattening of the market experienced last quarter: Napa County # of closed sales = 276 (1% decrease over prior year) Average sales price:  $1.0 Million (9% decrease over prior year) Sonoma County # of closed sales = 1,022 (2% decrease over prior year) Average sales…

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Real Estate Predictions for 2020

Feb 11, 2020 (0) comment , , , , ,

Real Estate Predictions for 2020

At the end of the year all eyes are on the new year.  Too bad we don’t have a crystal ball to predict the real estate market of the future.  We only have the current situation and historical trends to guide us.   Real estate market trends are driven by several factors:  inventories, home prices, interest…

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What a Difference a Decade Makes!

Feb 04, 2020 (0) comment , , , ,

What a Difference a Decade Makes

Just ten years ago, many homeowners were desperately trying to hang on to their homes.  Trying to sell a home was considered a nightmare. Buyers were having a struggle to find a financial institution that would lend them the money to purchase or refinance a home.  Thank heavens that is all behind us! The fundamental…

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Can’t Afford a Professional Stager for Your Home Sale?

Jan 15, 2020 (0) comment , , , ,

Can’t Afford a Professional Stager for Your Home Sale

While we have all witnessed the dramatic transformations on HGTV when a home is put on the market, we are pretty sure the price is more than most of us can afford.  So, what can we do to make our listings as attractive as possible without breaking the bank? Here are a couple of tips…

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Landscaping 101: Blunders and Remedies

Oct 15, 2019 (0) comment , , , ,

Landscaping 101 Blunders and Remedies

Landscaping can be an expensive item on one’s household budget.  Making mistakes can be costly and disappointing. Here is a list of some factors to consider that can assist getting a greater yield on your investment: Improper Plant Placement:  Sunlight and exposure are extremely important to the health of any plant.  You need to be…

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Don’t Get Caught Up in the Drama du Jour – Real Estate Stability

Jun 26, 2019 (0) comment , , , , , , ,

Real Estate Stability

Lately, we have seen the financial media spouting fear, uncertainty, drama, and doubt.  Wall Street sends us on a roller coaster ride every day, while the Everyman continues to go to work, get the same paycheck, pay the bills and largely tries to ignore all the drama.  This explains why investing in Main Street has…

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Four Things Parents Should Consider Before Buying a Home

Jun 04, 2019 (0) comment , , , , , , ,

Four Things Parents Should Consider Before Buying a Home

Parents shopping for a home have different considerations than other demographics.  As parents, their primary concern is the safety and well-being of their children, at the same time, they are also concerned with the happiness of the entire family.   Most buyers start their home search with a list of “must-haves”.  When children are a…

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The 2 R’s: Real Estate and Retirement

May 14, 2019 (0) comment , , , , ,

Real Estate and Retirement

More and more baby boomers are arriving at retirement age and are facing the question: “To sell or to stay?”.  A wise step to take at this juncture is to evaluate your home’s ability to adapt to your retirement needs. Below are some of the factors that a National Board of Realtors have suggested: Affordability:…

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What’s New in Home Design for 2019?

Feb 12, 2019 (0) comment , , , , , , ,

What’s New in Home Design for 2019

A recent article based on the remodeling and design platform, Houzz, forecast some trends to look for in the coming year.  With HGTV shows continuing to capture our imaginations and wallets, we might want to know that we are in step with the design world. Here are some examples of the forecasted changes: Full-height backsplashes…

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