Here in Sonoma County, California–Happy Holi-DAZE!! Let the celebrations begin and what better way than starting off the merry month of December by seeing: A Christmas Carol Wednesday, Dec 1st 8:00p at Sonoma County Repertory Theater, Sebastopol. This is surely a great way to get you “in the mood” for the days of Xmas! Share and [...]
Allison are very thankful we’ve been able to meet the needs of our clients in these trying times. We’ve had the opportunity to counsel and assist many of you to STAY in your homes or to exit gracefully with your dignity and credit rating somewhat intact. Our real estate hour family of listeners never cease [...]
The formation and execution of economic policy this week entered a new level of chaos, complete with good news, bad news, and silly news.
The best news: two different Federal-deficit study groups came up with the same basic solutions: cap spending and revenue at a sensible level of GDP, broaden the tax base [...]
Tomorrow’s show will be featuring the unique store called, “Re-Store” which touts itself as a “Home Improvement Outlet Store”. The store now has as a manager Mike Runyan who you may recall owned “Food 4 Less” and more recently “Skyhawk Market Place”. He is also a former City Council person from Santa Rosa. Mike brings [...]
Home Energy Rating Systems or HERS will be our topic today with return guest John Sutter ownner of ABS (Applied Building Science) Building Performance Contractor–For Energy related construction, applications and auditing. 707-528-3468 or direct: 707-703-5244 email@example.com
What is a Home Energy Rating?
A home energy rating involves an analysis of a home’s construction plans and [...]
The next 4-7 years may see a virtually “Flat” appreciation rate with perhaps small baby-steps of increases. How to build equity other than appreciation–how about the OLD FASHIONED WAY? Equity Build up by paying DOWN your mortgage. Novel concept huh? Check out the numbers below between the rapid pay-off 15 year old (remember, shorter the [...]
Pete’s latest rates at Princeton Subject: Interest Rates!
Who are the 9 big loan servicers? By the end of the 2’nd quarter, B/A was #1 with 2.2 trillion, Wells at 1.8 trillion, Chase at 1.4 trillion, Citi at $700 billion, Ally/Gmac at $400 billion, US Bank at #200 billion, Sun Trust at $175 billion, PHH [...]
Ways to Save on your Taxes Replacement Residence Exclusion (Propositions 60, 90 and 110)
Propositions 60, 90 and 110 are voter-approved amendments (Revenue and Taxation Code, Paragraph 69.5) which allow qualifying Sonoma County homeowners to transfer the taxable value of a previous residence to a new residence. For many people, this can result in substantial [...]
I’m a tree planter! That’s right. I am going to help create wildlife habitat by restoring riparian cover on Irwin Creek as a participant in the 2011 Laguna Foundation Tree-A-Thon and in addition I’m going to be raising money for the Foundation. As a Realtor we appreciate making our community a great place to raise [...]
If you cannot afford to consult with an attorney or an accountant, you should consult with a HUD-Certified housing counseling agency. Call toll free: 800-569-4287 or go to http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/fc/. Or check a legal aid provider in your community. Sonoma County homeowners call: 707-542-1290 or http://legalaidsc.org/ Mendocino and Lake Counties call: 916-551-2150 or www.lsnc.net. [...]