As usual, tons of useful information…all rolled into one very entertaining hour. This week; Making your property appealing without a PRICE REDUCTION by offering closing costs, buying down a mortgage, getting creative. Why this makes sense…Mike will break it down to the numbers~ The long and short of the Buyer/Agent relationship ~ Plus, Mike and Alli’s “Tales from the Trenches”; The Bank’s [...]
Friends, If you are out previewing property, either by searching an internet site or from a list provided by your Realtor/Agent, do me a BIG favor—Don’t TRESPASS!! We have a lovely little home on a 1/2 acre in Graton with Mobile Home of vintage years and approved Granny Unit, and Realtors/Agents are just sending their [...]
Lou Barnes, (email@example.com), frequent contributor to Inman.com news service and someone I quote often on the Real Estate Hour offers this insight into our housing market. How many of you are hiding out in “Bunkers” awaiting doom and gloom when great prices, super low interest rates and the sunshine of homeownership await [...]
You can do the following to determine the value of your home here in Sonoma County, California: 1. Order and pay for a formal appraisal–cost $350-$500 depending upon your properties features (Square footage,acreage,conforming or non-conforming usage,etc.) 2.Call a Realtor/Agent who can perform a Broker Price Opinion using comparable sales from our local Multiple Listing Service (MLS). [...]
Read on Zillow where a couple who are current homeowners where complaining how “Sideways” they are in their home. They have a loan of $242,000 with a valuation of $230,000 or about a negative of 5%!! We deal with clients here in the “Wine Country” where they’d DIE to be ONLY 5% underwater!! How about 40-60%!! [...]
Had a listener send me a scathing email regarding one of Zillows “Zestimates” and how it was obliterating his equity! He stated that the “Zestimate” was a horrible “appraisal practice”. Well no APPRAISER is EVER going to use Zillow for an appraisal. Ain’t gonna happen in this life!
I further explained when I go [...]
This week CAL FIRE’s, Fire Prevention Chief – George Morris III will be calling in to discuss “Defensible Space” and how to keep your home safe in the event of a wildfire, as well as other tips for home owners.
You can find some great information on the California Department of Forestry Website; http://www.fire.ca.gov.
As mentioned in today’s Press Democrat…and on The Real Estate Hour; A free workshop on foreclosure prevention that includes information and counseling on mortgage modification will be held Saturday 7/24/2010 at the Santa Rosa headquarters of Redwood Credit Union. The session, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3033 Cleveland Ave., Suite 100, is sponsored [...]
ReStore has moved into their new diggs off of Piner at Industrial. If you liked their tiny home off of Cleveland, you’ll be thrilled at all the space they now have. If you’ve never been, you really should stop in and peruse their goodies before heading off to the home improvent stores. Wondering what to do with all those [...]
The combined market centers for Keller Williams Realty here in Sonoma, California in the cities of Santa Rosa and Petaluma will be having a combined Sunday, Open House Extravaganza where we will be holding open scores of Homes for all you Buyers!
We will be having Four properties open this Weekend, July 18th 1 [...]