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Will the City of Santa Rosa’s New ADU Rules make adding a 2nd Unit Easier? Tune in to find out.

David Guhin, City of Santa Rosa, CA Director of Planning and Economic Development will be on the show to discuss the State’s new requirements, and how cities are now required to make changes allowing for an easier, less restrictive process for adding an ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) to your property. More City of Santa Rosa info here

Tune us in at 9-10AM on KSRO 1350AM, 103.5FM and streaming live at KSRO.com.  Call in numbers are 707-636-1350

Search here for Santa Rosa homes for sale with granny unit, 2nd Unit, or ADU, or room to potentially add one? 

Missed the Show? – Listen HERE

 David GuhinDavidGuhin Director of Planning and Economic Development

City of Santa Rosa

 

Mr. Guhin has over 17 years of experience in the public sector, most of which has been with the City of Santa Rosa’s Water Department. In July 2015 Mr. Guhin was asked to lead the former Community Development Department through a series of strategic changes. His first tasks were to tackle the organizational changes that would create the new and revitalized Planning and Economic Development Department and to engage staff in visioning, developing, and implementing a comprehensive Process Improvement Action Plan aimed at positively altering the experience of doing business with and for the City.

Mr. Guhin’s areas of reasonability includes the Planning, Engineering, Building and Economic Development functions for the City of Santa Rosa.   In his time with Planning and Economic Development, Mr. Guhin has established the ongoing process improvement implementation, integrated the Engineering Development Services and Economic Development Divisions into the department, guided the development of the Housing Action Plan, and is leading the development of the City of Santa Rosa’s comprehensive policy on medical cannabis.

Mr. Guhin holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and he is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of California. Mr. Guhin’s recent community involvement includes being Past President for the Redwood Empire Food Bank, and he was the co‐chair for the Amgen Tour of California local organizing committee and has helped to bring the Ironman to Santa Rosa for the next 5 years.

David M. Guhin | Director

Planning and Economic Development

100 Santa Rosa Avenue | Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Tel. (707) 543-4299 | Mobile (707) 687-8806 | dguhin@srcity.org

 

On The Radio today; Talking Defensible Space and Clayton Fire update with CAL-FIRE

CAL FIRE Battalion Chief, Kirk Van Wormer will be calling in with an update on the Lake County “Clayton Fire”, and we’ll discuss Defensible Space; What is it? Why is it important?

More on the show, including KW Open House Extravaganza, Interest Rate update, a look at the August market, and more. Join the fun at 9:00-10:00 AM pst, 1350AM, 103.5 FM and streaming live at www.KSRO.com

Here are a few great tips from the CAL-FIRE website

1. Equipment Use Safety

·       Never mow or trim dry grass on a Red Flag Warning Day. (Mow before 10 a.m. on a day when its not hot and windy).

·       Never use lawn mowers in dry vegetation.

·       Spark arresters are required in wildland areas on all portable gasoline powered equipment.

2. Campfire Safety

·       Before starting a campfire, make sure you have a campfire permit and that they are permitted on the land you are visiting.

·       Afterwards, ensure that your campfire is properly extinguished.

3. Defensible Space

·       Residents should make sure they have 100 feet of defensible space around structures.

·       Clear dead weeds and vegetation.

·       Remove leaves and needles from gutters.

·       Trim branches 6 feet from the ground.

4. Vehicle

·       Never pull over in dry grass.

·       Ensure trailer chains don’t drag on the ground.

·       Make sure your vehicle is properly maintained.

·       Have proper tire pressure to avoid driving on wheel rim.

·       Never let your brake pads wear too thin.

5. Other

·       Make sure cigarette butts are properly extinguished.

·       Never burn landscape debris like leaves or branches on NO Burn Days or when it’s windy or areas where not allowed.

·       Target shoot only in approved areas, use lead ammunition only, and never at metal targets.

·       Report any suspicious activities to prevent arson.

For more fire prevention tips visit a www.PreventWildfireCA.org.

The Real Estate Ripple Effect…

The national remodeling market is experiencing what some are calling a “full recovery”. The driving factor? Real Estate sales.

The Real Estate market has an approximate $60,000 direct and indirect ripple effect per home purchase… and there’s more.  Tune in to The Real Estate Hour Sunday 7/31/2016 9-10AM PST 1350AM103.5FM and streaming LIVE at www.KSRO.com

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The Probate Process, New Deed for Transfer Upon Death, and more…Attorney Roy Johnston Joining Allison on the Show Sunday May 15

Roy joined us and discussed trusts, wills and probate. Interesting and timely show.
Roy will join us and discuss the new Revocable Transfer on Death Deed, trusts, wills and the probate sale process. Interesting and timely show.                                                                     .

Attorney Roy Johnston joins Allison again to discuss an interesting, and slightly frightening (because it’s way too easy) way to take title to a property in California; The Revocable Transfer on Death Deed. Roy will explain the good and the bad.

Additional topics to include, the Probate process for the sale of real estate, and how to avoid probate all together. There are several different types of probate sales; Those with no court confirmation required, and those with court confirmation, and then there’s the somewhat confusing over bid process.

 

Johnston | Thomas Attorneys at Law
1400 N. Dutton Avenue, Suite 21
Santa Rosa, CA 95401                                                                                               Phone: 707.545. 6542
info@johnstonthomas.com

Real Estate Show….05/15/16—Guest Ron Johnstone

Weekly Interest Rate update, Courtesy of Otto Kobler of Summit Funding

Mortgage Rates for March 11, 2016

FIXED AND ARM CONVENTIONAL PROGRAMS RATE         APR
30 Year Fixed Conventional 3.875%      4.040%
15 Year Fixed Conventional 3.125%      3.265%
5/1 LIBOR ARM Conventional 3.875%      3.963%
7/1 LIBOR ARM Conventional 3.750%      3.803%
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JUMBO PROGRAMS ($417k +) RATE          APR
30 Year Fixed 3.750%       3.967%
15 Year Fixed 3.500%       3.259%
5/1 LIBOR ARM 2.875%       2.972%
7/1 LIBOR ARM 3.250%      3.411%
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FHA/VA FIXED PROGRAMS RATE          APR
30 Year FHA/VA 3.500%      4.647%
15 Year FHA/VA 3.500%      4.910%

Continue reading Weekly Interest Rate update, Courtesy of Otto Kobler of Summit Funding

Questions on Senior Care? Are you taking care of a loved one with Dementia? Marilyn Barnes of Senior Helpers is this weeks featured Guest!

We are delighted to have back on our show , Marilyn Barnes of Senior Helpers. This Sunday, February 21st.

About Marilyn Barnes / Senior Helpers North Bay: Non medical in home care. Providing full service with flexible hours to give our clients and families peace of mind. We specialize in Dementia care. We do specialized companions for weddings, graduations & travel.
Marilyn Barnes of Senior Helpers
 You can contact Marilyn when You need a trusted referral Need an introduction for a good service provider? Ask Marilyn! She has  collected a network of business providers that she knows and can confidently recommend and introduce.  For referrals Marilyn uses The Sonoma County Executive Association as should you!  Do you know someone that might need her services? Referrals and introductions to new customers are the cornerstone of her business. Contact Marilyn when you need a quality referral or introduction, or when you know someone that might need or benefit from her services. Here is her contact information.
mbarnes@seniorhelpers.com 
Marilyn Barnes
525-1540

Open House THIS Sunday, February 21st 1 to 4pm ! 1200 Halyard Drive, Santa Rosa,Ca 95401 Traditional Beauty.

VWN_3885-f VWN_3914-f VWN_3964-f VWN_3929-f VWN_3899-f VWN_3896-f  This stunning traditional home is back on the market and OPEN this Sunday–All reports NOW on file! 4 bedrooms and 3 FULL baths the home has 3 bedrooms upstairs and one bedroom down wit adjacent full bath and exterior door–perfect “Multi-generational” living or for guests who savor their privacy. Kitchen new flooring in a rich brown with matching entry statement. Home is over 2100 sqft and has enormous living room with adjoining Dining area big enough for your Grandma’s sideboard, hutch and dining table and chairs. A big sectional would be swallowed up in the living room. Kitchen has newer appliances, flooring and is adjoins the family room with fireplace. Breakfast bar serves your hurried mornings or quick lunches. Yard has gate for ez acess  and patio for al fresco dining. Priced to sell at: $560,000. Join Allison THIS Sunday, February 21st from 1 to 4pm.

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 AlliNorman@kw.com) 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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