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Short Sale Myths


Short Sale Myths A short sale can be an excellent solution for homeowners who must sell and owe more on their homes than they are worth. Unfortunately, a number of myths about short sales have developed, and it is important to understand the reality of this process should you find it meets your current […]

Question; Will the value of houses ever go above where they are now?

The following  is my response to a zip code specific question on Trulia. The zip code 95403 covers a large portion of the north west quadrant of Santa Rosa. I’m posting it here because the basic premise can be transferred to any area of low to mid priced homes in good neighborhoods that exerienced rapid equity growth […]

First Time Buyer Tax Credit; Okay…I’m going to keep hammering this one home until the very end. …it’s THAT important!

The $8000.00 First time home buyer tax credit is set to expire on Nov 30th, 2009. This is the date you will need to CLOSE ESCROW if you wish to claim the credit. With escrows taking at least 30 days to close…and often more, you should have an accepted offer in escrow no later than […]

Thanks to Eileen Morelli for joining me on the show.

I had a great time hosting the show this morning and couldn’t have asked for a better guest. Eileen ‘s insight into this market from her vantage point as the managing broker at Keller Williams Realty… not to mention her 30+ years  in Sonoma County Real Estate, was a real treat.  Eileen, spoke of  her recent experiences with […]

Keller Williams Open House Extravaganza…Sunday, September 20th.

Keller Williams Realty Open House Extravaganza;    This ongoing event has really picked up steam. Visitors who fill out a card at one or all of these open homes are eligible for prizes(which seem to be getting better each month)….not to mention access to great agents and some great available properties.  Below is a list of […]

This weeks show has a “voice” all its own.

Allison Norman is primed and ready to go for her solo debut as the guest host of Mike Kelly’s radio show, “The Real Estate Hour” 9-10 am on Sunday 1350am, 

I’ll be talking to one of my favorite people; Team Leader of Keller Williams Realty, Sonoma County; Eileen Morelli. We’re going to talk about […]

Slow Food! Join our movement to protect endangered FOOD! Heritge Turkeys,vegtables,Legumes! All good Food Stuffs!

  Help Us Grow the Movement–Join Slow Food USA and help us turn the momentum from our Time for Lunch campaign into legislation that protects our children’s health.

 In September, any first-time donation to Slow Food USA will make you a member.

As a member, you will:

Get connected to your local chapter, made up […]

Over 55? Want to keep your old Property Tax payment when buying a new home in SONOMA COUNTY? Read on! Prop. 60 and 90


Since its passage, Proposition 13 prohibits property tax increases until property ownership is changed.

PROP 60 If either spouse is over age 55 (when the old home is sold), this proposition allows a replacement of a primary residence with a new home of equal or lesser value (but see […]