Buyer Tips on Dealing with Multiple-Offers in Sonoma County.

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Buyer Tips on Dealing with Multiple-Offers from Mike Kelly, The Kelly Norman Team at Keller Williams Realty 707-799-3617

In a previous column in Sonoma County daily newspaper, The Press Democrat, Realtor® Mike Kelly talked about multiple offers from the homeowner’s perspective. What about you Buyers? Here’s his look at the buyer side.

The big difference between the Seller and Buyer is the SELLER will reach their goals in quick order-attracting an offer and selling their house. Buyers, however, may be making an offer on their 5th property. Let us explore some strategies and tips we use with Buyers. Continue reading

NEW!! Now COMPARE your current community to WHERE you are moving!

NEW!! Now COMPARE your current community to WHERE you are
moving!

Community Reports allow you to check on Population, Households, Housing, Transportation, Income, Employment, Net Worth, Cost of Living. Just put YOUR current zip code and the zip code of the new community and a full report will appear.

communityhttp://www.topmarketer.net/CSR/CSReport.aspx?3PLJ8BEWIYMP

This is a great way to compare your current and new neighborhood….or, compare two different neighborhoods you and your family are considering.
Mike Kelly & Allison Norman
“The Kelly-Norman Team”

It’s Tax Time! Tune in to The Real Estate Hour for Timely Real estate Tax Tips with Madelyne Cromwell

In 2014 , did you Sell a House? Buy a House? Short Sale? Small business owner ? Realtor? Wondering what  you can write off? On This week’s Real Estate Hour, we’ll have the answers to those and many other questions. Call in with your questions 9-10AM Sunday 707-636-1350. and, tune in to 1350AM, 103.5FM or KSRO.com

Madelyne Cromwell, Enrolled Agent has expertise in tax return preparation and tax planning, and is authorized to represent clients before the IRS.Madelyne Cromwell Madelyne is a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA), the California Society of Enrolled Agents (CSEA), the Sonoma County Executives Association (SCEA) and the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB).

Prior to joining Cromwell Tax & Bookkeeping, Madelyne spent 15 years in financial services. Most recently, she was a Director at BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, where she held senior management positions in finance and technology. Madelyne started her career as a financial analyst at Lehman Brothers in New York City.

Madelyne has a B.S. degree, magna cum laude, in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and an A.S. degree from the Santa Rosa Junior College.

When she is not working, Madelyne enjoys spending time with her partner and two furry (canine) children, playing golf, and watching the Oakland A’s.

Wondering How Far Home Values Have Come Up Since the Peak??

ChangeinthemarketCalifornia lost about 60% of value in the years following our peak, which hit the top 2006/2007, and hit the bottom in 2009. So, a negative 14.5% is not bad.

Every State (every market for that matter)experienced different declines, different peaks, and a different increases in home value. so, here’s a very general look at the country and where each state is compared to where they were.

 

Local look at 2015 in Real Estate, compared to the National look…

Realtor Magazine came out with a list of “Top 10 Reasons 2015 will Rock in Real Estate”. On today’s show we’ll bring the items on this list to the LOCAL level, as some make sense, some are “Not Applicable” in our market, and some are just wrong (in our opinion). Remember–all real estate is very local!

Don’t get me wrong. We think 2015 will be a great year in Real Estate.  For the best “local” real estate coverage look no further than our weekly talk show on KSRO, 1350AM and 103.5FM, 9 to 10am, EVERY Sunday! And Happy New Years!

Here’s the article if you’d like to follow along…

http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2014/12/31/10-reasons-2015-will-rock-for-real-estate#.VKiDcWfLDgs.facebook

A New Way to Generate Your Downpayment – Crowdfunding

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Here’s an interesting twist on the typical “wedding gift” …how about a home down payment gift registry?

Or, maybe you need funds for home renovation or home improvements…?

There are three new sources that can help you;

HatchMyHouse.com

DownPaymentDreams.com

FeatherTheNest.com

We think this is a great idea!! However, it’s very important for you to discuss your down payment source with your lender!

 

Down the Home Stretch: The Closing Process Explained.

Now that you’ve negotiated a contract, done your inspections and secured your loan, are you wondering what’s next?

Tune in to today’s show 9:00-10:00Am on 1350 AM or 103.5 FM KSRO. Streaming live at www.KSRO.com

Mike and Allison will be discussing the process as you head to the closing table.

Follow along as we dig a little deeper into part one of Mike’s Press Democrat 2 part series “Down the Home Stretch.”

https://www.dropbox.com/l/lqz8wXYXq0kWHVoLiP9zdo

Listen to Mike and Allison on "The Real Estate Hour", Sundays, 9 to 10am PST, KSRO, 1350AM or 103.5 FM and www.KSRO.com