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Posted on 05/04/2020
Outdoor Kitchen Trends for 2020
Image by toddpharistx from Pixabay If you’ve been thinking about adding an outdoor kitchen to your luxury home, it is a good time to start planning. Outdoor kitchens offer a great place to prepare and enjoy meals outdoors when the weather is pleasant. You’ll find that there are many options and features available to build out the perfect...
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Posted on 05/04/2020
What is Corona doing to the housing market, David?
We had a good end to the week and continued sellers coming back to the market since the relaxing of the "showing while occupied" order on Friday. 49 new homes on Friday once the order was updated. 18 Saturday and 17 today are strong numbers for weekend sellers putting their houses out there for consumption. See below for stats...
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Posted on 04/27/2020
How to Choose Your Perfect Neighborhood
Photo by Solis Images via Shutterstock While "the perfect neighborhood" means different things to different people, everyone can use the same process for narrowing down their options. Choosing the right neighborhood is an integral aspect of the buying process. You want an area that matches your needs for community, lifestyle, price range and more. If you're planning to...
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Posted on 04/25/2020
Video Tour - 1729 Reynard Lane, Calistoga, CA 94515
Imagine yourself in the Heart of Napa Valley Wine Country in this perfect blend of modern day touches complementing original charm & character. Quiet & peaceful Calistoga offers you this fantastic condition single-story with original hardwood floors in spacious rooms throughout. Over 1,700sf huge entertainer's-delight-sized back yard with ample garden area & raised beds. What more would you need to get away? I'll tell you! Silestone counters, Agora backsplash tile, & Koshi dark gray tile flooring adorn totally remodeled & modern bath & kitchen. Each bathed in light with raised, vaulted ceiling, skylights and...
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Posted on 04/24/2020
1729 Reynard Lane, Calistoga, CA 94515 is now new to the market!
Imagine yourself in the Heart of Napa Valley Wine Country in this perfect blend of modern day touches complementing original charm and character. Quiet and peaceful Calistoga offers you this fantastic condition single-story with original hardwood floors in spacious rooms throughout. Over 1,700sf huge entertainer's-delight-sized back yard with ample garden area and raised beds. What more would you need to get away? I'll tell you! Silestone counters, Agora backsplash tile, and Koshi dark gray flooring adorn totally remodeled and modern bath and kitchen. Each bathed in light with raised, vaulted ceiling, skylights and ample recessed...
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Posted on 04/23/2020
121 Eastside Circle, Petaluma, CA 94954 now has a new price of $626,500!
Shelter In Place 360 tour: https://tinyurl.com/vw6gyv9 What's on your checklist? Close to everything✔ Engineered Hardwood floors✔ New carpeting✔ Updated kitchen✔ Remodeled baths✔ Newer dual pane slider, furnace, water heater, kitchen appliances✔ This spacious, single-story beauty checks all the boxes! Live in a quiet neighborhood where all the big things have already been taken care of for you. Gas-burning fireplace in living room, large deck and patio cover for entertaining in your private backyard. All appliances included too. This Eastside home is move-in ready. Are you? ✔ Tour while Shelter In Place 360 Tour:...
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Posted on 04/20/2020
What is PMI?
Photo by Gino Crescoli via Pixabay Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) may be a common term in home buying, but not every home buyer understands exactly what it will mean for their finances. This short guide will give you the basics, so there are fewer surprises down the line. What Is PMI? PMI is a type of insurance that...
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Posted on 04/18/2020
What's Hot? What's Not!
Here's my take on What's Hot and What's Not while trying to keep up on the daily changes in the world, economy, pandemic, real estate market, and life. Keeping you informed on what I know. Contact me and let me know what you're seeing, hearing, and experiencing to share with everyone until we get through to the other side....
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Posted on 04/17/2020
What is Corona doing to the housing market, David?
25 New Listings holding strong in Sonoma County with only 6 of these Coming Soon. Sellers are still willing to jump in to have their homes shown - if only virtually - to attract buyers. Pending and solds rival new listings to hit the market- usually 1/4 to 1/3 of new inventory speaks to a normal market. What's Hot...
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Posted on 04/16/2020
What is Corona doing to the housing market, David?
Focus is on Pendings today at 18. Not so much how many but their timing. All but 1 accepted offers AFTER the shelter in place order began. Safe to assume these buyers and sellers were looking well before they made these offers, AND buyers still had jobs to pass the lender scrutiny. But encouraging to note transactions still making...
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Posted on 04/13/2020
4 Shelter in Place Ways to Reduce Electricity Use
Image by Marie-Flore Pirmez from Unsplash Going green sounds like a big, lofty goal. For many, it brings thoughts of installing solar panels or upgrading entire HVAC systems to be more eco-friendly. While these are helpful tasks, there are many little things you can do right now to “go green” at home. If you want to make a...
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Posted on 04/10/2020
What is Corona doing to the housing market, David?
New homes on the market hanging tight in the 20's. Of these, only 3 Coming Soon. More seller confidence not wanting to wait until a future date to bring to the market? You'll know when I do, but I have my suspicions of what we're seeing... Call David for his insights....
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