Vacation Home Sales Soar above 2006 Peak

Original Posted on RIS Media’s excellent website, on Friday, April 10: Vacation home sales boomed in 2014 to above their most recent peak level in 2006, while investment purchases fell for the fourth straight year, according to an annual survey of residential homebuyers released Wednesday by the National Association of REALTORS®. NAR’s 2015 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey, covering existing- and new-home transactions in 2014, shows vacation-home sales catapulted to an estimated 1.13 million last year, the highest amount … Keep Reading

Luck is Where Opportunity and Preparedness Meet – Happy St. Patty’s!

Happy St. Patty’s Day to You! “The Irish St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in March reminds us that we have the opportunity to empower ourselves, to regrow and “regreen” ourselves. The Irish shamrocks and leprechauns that are part of this annual ritual are metaphors for hope and magical possibilities. We are reminded at this time of year that “luck” is actually where opportunities and preparedness intersect.” Angeles Arrien  “Living in Gratitude”   “Luck is Where Opportunity and Preparedness Intersect” Ready to sell or … Keep Reading

Spring Forward

It’s The Best Time To Start Anew! I’m here to help you plant the seeds. Spring is in the air. The Osprey across the river in my little town are already in their nest. Flowers are beginning to bloom. It’s the best time to begin anew.  I’m here to help you plant the seeds. There are many buyers already in the market for homes in Sonoma County….and not that much inventory. If you have been thinking about selling it’s time … Keep Reading

The Real Estate Market is Like a Box of Chocolates — Valuable and in Demand

Dear Friends, Happy New Year! It’s amazing to think that we are already half way through January. But even though Valentine’s Day is still a month away, the good news is it’s a sweet time to get in the market! Are you thinking of buying a home or selling the one you have? It’s a great time to do so. Surveys show the majority of Americans feel that now is a good time to buy, because interest rates are low … Keep Reading

Paying it Forward

“A life lived for others, is the only life worth living.” Albert Einstein  One of the best ways to express gratitude for a good deed is to pay it forward to someone else. Paying it forward allows you to spread joy to another person through one kind action. In celebration of Thanksgiving, take the opportunity to say “thanks” by doing a good deed for someone else. This month’s information features five actions to help you pay it forward. Whether you … Keep Reading

Want the inside scoop on the national housing market?

  The housing market is back and better than ever in many areas of the country. If you’re in the market to buy a home, you’ll find that interest rates are still at historic lows and homes are still considered affordable in most areas. If you’re thinking of selling your home, it may sell for closer to its list price and may be on the market for less time. This month’s information features statistics that provide a snapshot of what’s … Keep Reading

Russian River Real Estate Buyers Tips

Deciding to Buy Preparation Agent Selection Going Shopping Escrow / Appraisal Moving In Tips for Buyers – The Process Deciding to Buy Deciding to buy a house is most likely the biggest financial decision you will ever make. Whether this is your first purchase or you are an experienced buyer, this decision must be made carefully. Read More… Preparation Build your green file, check your credit rating and be careful with your finances. Read More… Selecting the Right Agent We … Keep Reading

Russian River Real Estate Tips for Sellers

Tips for Sellers – The ProcesS Deciding to Sell Why do you want to sell your property? Do you intend to simply find a larger property, or do you plan on moving to another neighborhood, school district, city or state? When should I sell? What is the market like? Optimizing my finances. Read More… Select an Agent & Price You may opt to sell your property independently. There are many excellent reasons, however, why you should choose us to assist you … Keep Reading

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