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The Real Estate Hour: Come see us at the Dementia Care Event at the Finley Center

The Kelly-Norman Team are proud to be sponsoring this great event in Santa Rosa on January 16th 1:30-5:00pm.  A large portion of our Real Estate business involves working with seniors and their families when the time comes for them to move on, either into assisted living, to a child’s home, or when they pass on and their estate is liquidated. We understand the probate and trust process, and we specialize in taking the real estate burden off the family’s plate.

We look forward to meeting you there.~ Mike and Allison

Nationally renowned dementia expert Teepa Snow is coming to our area!

http://www.seniorhelpers.com/napa-Local-Events

 

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Win $50,000 with Keller Williams’ New Real Estate Search Mobile App!!….Give it a try and let us know what you think.

Download the app from iTunes Store or Google Play.

Appstore

PlaySearch for “Keller Williams Realty”.

To connect with me, enter code KW2GQWNCR when you install the KW app.

ScreensKeller Williams Realty Real Estate Search available on Android, iPhone, or iPad, gives you access to more than 4 million homes.
Agent

YOUR LOCAL AGENT

Santa Rosa

The Kelly Norman Team

Download my FREE mobile app:

My agent

Enter my agent code KW2GQWNCR at the startup of the app or via the “My Agent” button on the main menu.

Once you’ve entered my code, you can text me directly with questions or requests regarding any property.

– See more at: http://app.kw.com/kw/index.php?tcode=KW2GQWNCR&ctmpl=kw#sthash.VvrgLo8n.dpuf

Here’s How to Get My App

Download the app from iTunes Store or Google Play.

Appstore

PlaySearch for “Keller Williams Realty”.

To connect with me, enter code KW2GQWNCR when you install the KW app.

ScreensKeller Williams Realty Real Estate Search available on Android, iPhone, or iPad, gives you access to more than 4 million homes.
Agent

YOUR LOCAL AGENT

Santa Rosa

The Kelly Norman Team

Download my FREE mobile app:

My agent

Enter my agent code KW2GQWNCR at the startup of the app or via the “My Agent” button on the main menu.

Once you’ve entered my code, you can text me directly with questions or requests regarding any property.

– See more at: http://app.kw.com/kw/index.php?tcode=KW2GQWNCR&ctmpl=kw#sthash.VvrgLo8n.dpuf

Here’s your chance at winning $50,000.  Beginning on December 16th and running through March 2014. When you download our new home search app, you’ll be entered to win. Just go to www.SonomaCountyRealEstateSearch.com. or connect through the link below. Be sure you enter The Kelly -Norman Team’s 10 digit code; KW2GQWNCR.

http://app.kw.com/kw/index.php?tcode=KW2GQWNCR&ctmpl=kw

Follow the links for access….then follow the directions.  You’ll need to enter The Kelly Norman Team’s number; KW2GQWNCR — already using the app? You’ll be alerted of the contest and given the opportunity to enter on Dec 16th.

This is a great App with many features. My favorite feature is the option to see what’s on the market where you happen to be at any given moment. This means that you can pull up in front of a house with a for sale sign, access your KW App and get all the information for that house. You can then contact Allison directly for more information or to request a showing.

Try it out. We look forward to your feedback.

KWMobile

 Here are the official contest rules;  http://akamai.eprizecdn.net/kellerwilliams/rules.pdf

 

Enter my agent code KW2GQWNCR at the startup of the app or via the “My Agent” button on the main menu. – See more at: http://app.kw.com/kw/index.php?tcode=KW2GQWNCR&ctmpl=kw#sthash.VvrgLo8n.dpuf

A Treasured Petaluma Holiday Tradition Returns on Sunday December 4th, 2011 as Heritage Homes of Petaluma presents its annual Holiday Parlor Tour.

Visit the decorated parlors of four beautiful and unique historic Petaluma homes, open from 6 to 9 pm.   Step back into history and hear tales of family holiday tradition over the decades, as you learn about the history of  the homes themselves.

This year’s tour features the much-loved 920 D Street, a Victorian mansion with a rich family tradition of holiday decorating, an 1890’s-built Western Avenue home belonging to the same family since 1912, a 1920’s- era Arts and Crafts bungalow on D Street, and an historic Keokuk Avenue Victorian which originally presided over 2 acres of farmland.

Advance tickets are on sale for $15 each ( Children under the age of 17 are free when accompanied by an adult) and are available at The Petaluma Museum, Tuscan Gardens, Jacqueline’s High Tea,  and The Petaluma Mail Depot.  Tickets on the evening of the event may be purchased at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Begin your festive evening by attending a holiday concert performed by “Wings of Glory” Gospel Choir  at 5 pm on December 4 at St. Johns Episcopal Church. The concert is free, with donations gratefully accepted.

 

HERS Energy Rating, Energy Audit, Energy Retrofit…SCEIP…what does it all mean??

Tune in Sunday 11/27/2011 ~ 9-10AM , 1350AM KSRO; www.KSRO.com, as John Sutter of Applied Building Science joins us again to explain

                                              

BIO: John Sutter, Applied Building Science (ABS Northbay)

Applied Building Science is the North Bay’s premier building performance contractor.  We assess, repair, replace, and correct building defects to enhance the comfort, healthfulness, durability, and energy efficiency of our client’s homes and businesses.

Among the services we offer are audits and assessments, air sealing, window replacement, insulation enhancement, crawlspace sealing, appliance replacement, furnace replacement, duct design and replacement, solar electricity and water heating, ventilation enhancements, and air conditioning upgrades.  We are also a full service remodeling contractor.

We are also proud to be an authorized PG&E Energy Partners weatherization contractor, and a dealer for the most energy efficient windows made in America, Serious Windows.

Among our many certifications are Build It Green Certified Green Building Professional, CHEERS Whole House HERS rater, BPI certified building analysts, and California Building Performance Contractors Association contractor.

To find our how ABS can improve the comfort, healthfulness, and efficiency of your home while reducing greenhouse gas emissions please contact us at:

Office:  707.528.3468   Fax:  707.528.3433  Email:  info@absnorthbay.com

1350 Central Ave. #6, Santa Rosa, CA  95401

What is a Home Energy Rating?

A home energy rating involves an analysis of a home’s construction plans and onsite inspections. Based on the home’s plans, the Home Energy Rater uses an energy efficiency software package to perform an energy analysis of the home’s design. This analysis yields a projected, pre-construction HERS Index.

Upon completion of the plan review, the rater will work with the builder to identify the energy efficiency improvements needed to ensure the house will meet ENERGY STAR performance guidelines. The rater then conducts onsite inspections, typically including a blower door test (to test the leakiness of the house) and a duct test (to test the leakiness of the ducts). Results of these tests, along with inputs derived from the plan review, are used to generate the HERS Index for the home.

Unlike a Building Performance Audit or a weatherization assessment, a home energy rating is a recognized tool in the mortgage industry. Home energy ratings can be used in a variety of ways in the housing industry. Since a rating quantifies the energy performance of a home, the HERS Index provides an easily understandable means to compare the relative energy efficiency of different homes.

 

 

 

 

May your Thanksgiving be filled with Family, Friends….and Food!

Here’s a Thanksgiving poem for all to share.  Enjoy…
TWAS THE NIGHT OF THANKSGIVING,
BUT I JUST COULDN’T SLEEP.
I TRIED COUNTING BACKWARDS,
I TRIED COUNTING SHEEP.
THE LEFTOVERS BECKONED –
THE DARK MEAT AND WHITE,
BUT I FOUGHT THE TEMPTATION
WITH ALL OF MY MIGHT.
TOSSING AND TURNING WITH ANTICIPATION,
THE THOUGHT OF A SNACK BECAME INFATUATION.
SO, I RACED TO THE KITCHEN, FLUNG OPEN THE DOOR,
AND GAZED AT THE FRIDGE, FULL OF GOODIES GALORE.
GOBBLED UP TURKEY AND BUTTERED POTATOES,
PICKLES AND CARROTS, BEANS AND TOMATOES.
I FELT MYSELF SWELLING SO PLUMP AND SO ROUND,
‘TIL ALL OF A SUDDEN, I ROSE OFF THE GROUND.
I CRASHED THROUGH THE CEILING, FLOATING INTO THE SKY,
WITH A MOUTHFUL OF PUDDING AND A HANDFUL OF PIE.
BUT, I MANAGED TO YELL AS I SOARED PAST THE TREES….
HAPPY EATING TO ALL – PASS THE CRANBERRIES, PLEASE.

MAY YOUR STUFFING BE TASTY,
MAY YOUR TURKEY BE PLUMP.
MAY YOUR POTATOES ‘N GRAVY HAVE NARY A LUMP.
MAY YOUR YAMS BE DELICIOUS.
MAY YOUR PIES TAKE THE PRIZE,
MAY YOUR THANKSGIVING DINNER STAY OFF OF YOUR THIGHS!!

This week’s show; Attorney Daniela M Pavone on Land Use, Landlord/Tenant, Environmental and Contract Law, Sunday 11/20 1350AM KSRO 9-10AM

  • You’re a landlord with tenant issues…. a tenant in a home facing foreclosure, wondering what your rights are?
  • You have a real estate contract you just don’t understand… Private loan….TIC (tenant in common) terms to be drafted
  • You’re a property owner with a lot line dispute, a neighbor’s tree hanging precariously over your yard…a noisy dog…environmental issues..

Tune in to The Real Estate Hour on Sunday November 20, 2011 / 1350AM KSRO, Streaming live at www.KSRO.com. Call in number is 707-636-1350

The Law Office of Daniela M. Pavone is dedicated to providing personal and effective legal counseling to help individual and corporate clients throughout Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake and Marin Counties tackle their contract, land use, and environmental issues.

Daniela M. Pavone

642 5th Street
Santa Rosa, California 95404
Telephone: (707) 703-4338
Facsimile: (707) 735-5000
DPavone@PavoneLawOffice.com

Landlord/Tenant

I have represented both landlords and tenants in all stages of the landlord/tenant relationship.  I have extensive experience helping landlords to follow the strict eviction procedures to ensure that, should a tenant need to be evicted, it can be accomplished efficiently and legally.  I also have the necessary experience to protect a tenant whose landlord has attempted to initiate an eviction proceeding improperly. I know both sides well, so if your tenant has threatened his or her neighbors with violence or your landlord has cut off your utilities, I can help.

Land Use

I have worked with local government agencies to facilitate zoning changes, divisions of land, boundary line adjustments, and other approvals necessary for the ability of property owners to develop and utilize their property.  I am familiar with the procedures local and state government must follow in the approval or denial of a development permit and have sought redress from both when those procedures have not been followed and the rights of property owners, their neighbors, or other interested parties have not been protected.  If you think a development project was improperly approved or denied, or you would like some guidance in maneuvering through the local bureaucratic maze, do not hesitate to call or stop by.

Real Property

I have handled an array of real property disputes including those involving title, the location of boundary lines, access easements and water rights.

Animal Law

I have experience with an array of animal law issues including helping clients handle damage caused to the property of a neighbor by their animal, obtaining recovery for the death or serious injury to a farm animal by a neighbor’s dog, animal related noise complaints, and helping clients prepare for, and representing them at, vicious dog hearings.

Environmental Law

I am very familiar with the numerous regulations protecting natural resources, specifically the California Environmental Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), having argued both in front of local government agencies, the Superior Court and the Court of Appeal.

General Civil Litigation

I have handled a broad range of general civil litigation including bringing and defending claims for breach of contract, fraud, breach of trust, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, and damage to personal property.

Transactional

I have experience drafting sales and service contracts, buy-sell agreements, road maintenance agreements, residential and commerical leases, purchase agreements and covenants conditions and restrictions (CC&Rs).

On this week’s show ~The Upside of Downsizing; Planning Ahead

On the Real Estate Hour Sunday 9:00-10:00am, Donna Von  Edelkrantz  of
Senior Transitions Move Management Services
will be calling in to discuss her upcoming seminar; The Upside of Downsizing
  • Planning Ahead/Being ProActive
  • Lightening Up Responsibilities/Living Fully
  • Practical Tips and Techniques
  • Valuable Resources
Senior Transitions serves the North Bay Area Senior Community by providing caring, compassionate and professional relocation and downsizing services. Donna von Edelkrantz, a Senior Move Manager and her team are dedicated in assisting seniors and their families manage the relocation and transition process from beginning to end. 
November 10, 2011 @ 10:30AM Santa Rosa Senior Center, Bennet Valley Rd.
707-778-0580, donnavone@comcast.net, www.donnavonedelkrantz.com