Open House #2 for the busy “Kelly-Norman Team” 6408 Old Redwood Hwy, Windsor ONLY $389,900

Open Today, July 13th from 1 to 4pm. Enjoy this 1.91 acre parcel on Old Redwood Hwy with two homes which sit way off of the road for quiet and privacy, relaxing and cooling INGROUND pool with BBQ area of brick with patio hardscape. Creekside setting, covered carports, sheds, shop, old funky barn. Priced to SELL at $389,900!

Built in Covered BBQ area next to Pool. Inground Pool

Carports,Shop and Old Barn

Lower pasture fronts on Old Redwood Hwy.

Lower pasture fronts on Old Redwood Hwy.

1 bedroom and 1bath granny Unit Main house features "period" kitchen.

Both homes freshly painted.

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1940 Neotomas Avenue,Santa Rosa,Ca– NEW LISTING OPEN TOMOROW!

OPEN HOUSE TOMORROW! Bennett Valley Single level on creek side lot with 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Remodeled, gorgeous and available!

Come see Allison tomorrow, Sunday, July 13th from 1 to 4pm at 1940 Neotomas Drive, Santa Rosa. Price: $549,900.  Directions: Bennett Valley road to Tachevah to Neotomas and make a left heading WEST or–just follow our signs!

Stunning and Practical Island in Kitchen Family room with fireplace Living room with view of Garden Master with slider to private deck Both bathroom just remodeled! Covered Patio Low water landscape

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Hard Money or Soft Money? What is it and WHY should you care!

  Todd WilsonYou may have heard the term “Hard Money” and wondered what this means? Perhaps you’ve even heard the terms, “Soft Money”? Tomorrow on the show we will have as our guest Todd Wilson of ARC Capital, a firm which specializes in just such a lending product. Different than “conforming money” or regular loans which you would get from a bank such as Wells Fargo or BofA, “Hard Money” has less in the way of stringent guidelines. The “Hard Money” lender is more concerned about an initial equity stake in the property and require MORE of a down payment to secure their loans. Todd will fill us in as to WHY this might be a good way to enter the investment or flip marketplace or just as an alternative to a tough guideline regular loan.

Todd Wilson-ARC Capital  (707) 523-2900


100 Stony Pont Road, Suite 260–Santa Rosa, CA 95401

CA Dept of Real Estate – Real Estate Broker License #01232889

CA Dept of Real Estate – Salesperson License #01322338

NMLS #375764 and 309743

ARC Capital Hard and Soft Money


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On Today’s Show; Social Etiquette in Real Estate..AND, what a seller NEEDS, or DOESN’T NEED to do when getting ready for the market. to do

Sonoma County, Ca. June 22,2014

Join us on Sunday’s show for some tips on Social Etiquette in Real Estate, and follow along in Mike Kelly’s article in the Real Estate section of the Press Democrat .

We’ll also be talking about what is required to be done by a seller, what is suggested, and what you should NOT volunteer to do. Many items are best left to negotiations. We’ll discuss Why on today’s show.


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Major Price reduction! OPEN HOUSE THIS Father’s Day! June 15th!

Just Reduced to $888,000! 3310 Jeremy Court,  in one of the Santa Rosa’s best neighborhoods and NOT far from local quarry’s which supplied early San Francisco with its cobblestones. Open this Sunday 1 to 4pm  –boasting over 2700 square feet plus a  1/2 acre cul-de-sac Lot, this  4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, “In the Grand Style”–Absolutely stunning home in the Northeast area of Santa Rosa above Montecito Heights, is yours to purchase. Allison Norman (707-799-3617 or will be your host.

Custom built home by Gallagher with original owner who has maintained it  impeccably.  Two local  artists combined to paint the interior and the faux touches. Custom granite counter top and high end appliances featuring: warming oven, 2 wall mounted ovens, trash compactor, dishwasher,unique fan over the 5 burner cooktop blends into the cabinetry. View from the kitchen is of the lush landscaping which envelopes the home. Comfy and cozy dining area with window seat, plush seating and  large pantry will make this YOUR favorite room and gathering place for friends and family.

Living room has circular window with copper top on exterior. Dining room with coffered ceilings, and pass through door to kitchen. Family room with fireplace and newer slider to Trek decking with fountain and its soothing melody. Hot tub is also here and the garden area, rose bushes, numerous fruit trees, raised planter beds make for a splendid green thumb.

Upstairs is the Master Suite with luxurious soaking tub and high end finishes and tile work plus Big walk in closet. Two other bedrooms are spacious. 3 car garage plus LARGE office (or 4th bedroom) with luxurious bath round out the picture.  Truly a transforming space!

Craftsmanship, design touches, sophisticated color palette--come see this beauty high above the hills overlooking Montecito.

Craftsmanship, design touches, sophisticated color palette–come see this beauty high above the hills overlooking Montecito.

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Listen in to The Real Estate Hour today 9am-10am for news from the lending side the real estate market with show favorite, Pete Phillippe

Our "Loan Guy" Pete Phillippe

Our “Loan Guy” Pete Phillippe

Peter Phillippe of Princeton Capital is back for an update on the lending side of the real estate market.. Pete will be discussing the latest and BEST Interest rates, how to make your home “lendable”, Loan limit news from Freddie and Fannie, and a new FHA program that may reduce mortgage insurance…plus YOUR CALLS! Join us for what will surely be a “don’t miss” hour. Pete can be reached at: 707-481-2737 Cell  1-888-305-2473 eFax or

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The Kelly-Norman Team; Proud Sponsors of this year’s Showcase Sonoma County-Business Expo


Proudly Sponsoring the 2014 Showcase Sonoma County May 8th.

1956892_10152029673965028_1195779129_oShowcase Sonoma County – FREE Business Expo

Date: May 8, 2014
Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Stop by the Kelly – Norman Team booth and say “HI”

Location: Show map
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
50 Mark West Springs Road
Santa Rosa, CA

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Purchasing Country or Rural Property in Sonoma County, Calif Part II

CountryPropertyIn Part I of “Buying Country or “Rural” property I explored the differences of a “Town” versus a “Country” property.  The major difference between Town and Country? Onsite “waste disposal systems” and “water supply” residing on the same property as your home. Many consumers will back off buying a rural property simply for this reason.  However many will sally forth knowing owning a country property brings with it many rewarding years of living closer to nature. You just need to do YOUR HOMEWORK when buying. Part I of this series dealt with septic and well tests but there are many others usually recommended in this type of real estate purchase. Let’s explore and discuss other points you NEED to understand when purchasing Country or “Rural” property. Continue reading

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Buying “Country” or “Rural” property in Sonoma County, California!

CountryPropertyI’ve just complete the third part of my trilogy on “How to Buy and Sell Rural or “Country” property in the Press Democrat. I was limited to 1,000 words for each “Column” and could have used many more great stories. But I’ll let this three part series speak to the complexities of either buying or selling “Country” property. Here’s Pt I. I’ll print the other two in upcoming days. If you have any feedback let me know!

Buying “Country Property” So you want to raise some chickens and things? Pt I

situation. I gave techniques on writing offers with a minimum of s level of sophistication and comfort level) in order to make your ” property on public sewer and water on a subdivision lot (3500 to 6000 sqft). Now I want to explore the replete with multiple acres of land (an acre is , property was tough and complex.

The biggest differences in the two types of property is generally lot size and on-site “systems” for sewage disposal and water. The thought of sewage disposal and water supply ON THEIR LAND is somewhat shocking. No treatment plant miles away but an ON-SITE septic tank with leach lines just yards from home. Water?—from your own Well which means both systems go into and come OUT of the same land. Takes some getting used to. Continue reading

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Come hear the mystery of the “Dead Sea Scrolls”! Special Rotary Program.

The Santa Rosa Sunrise Rotary Club is having a special program, This coming Friday, April 25th, on the mystery that is the “Dead Sea Scrolls”. We are delighted to have Dr. Weston Fields, curator and Dead Sea Scrolls Institute Director, speaking on this fascinating topic at a dinner evening program at Sally Tomatoes Event Center in Rohnert Park. See flyer below for all the information.

The Dead Sea scrolls first discovered years ago in caves, have been revealing mysteries of the Old Testament. Many of the scrolls continue to be discovered and reveal even more information of ancient beliefs. Dr. Fields will explore How and WHY these scrolls are so important to religious bodies and faiths.  To order tickets on line go to THIS LINK and then click on the flyer below. You’ll be led to our PayPal account. OR conversely, call Mike Kelly for tickets: 707-322-8503.

Join us for the fascinating story of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Join us for the fascinating story of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

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