Green Homes Tour! Sunday-Oct 2nd 10am to 4pm-Santa Rosa Showcasing ways to save Energy!

Santa Rosa, California-NOT a Real Estate Open House but homes showcasing ways to save energy through the use of solar applications, recycle building materials, rain water storage–PERMACULTURE would be the ultimate form of this. The Real Estate Hour guests this morning will be Dori Estrella from SCEIP and Julie Carlton from the City of Santa Rosa. Our “Green” year continues!

We also will be talking with Dori Estrella regarding recent litigation on the validity of the Property Assessed Clean Energy  or PACE programs. Seems to be good news on that front as well. Here’s a video explaining the tour from the City of Santa Rosa:

Green Homes Tour on October 2nd!

A Green Homes Tour hosted by the City of Santa Rosa’s Clean Energy Advocates and Solar Sonoma County will be held on October 2, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour will showcase a variety of Santa Rosa homes that have implemented measures like recycled building materials, installed solar panels to generate electricity, and rainwater harvesting systems. This tour is part of the National Solar Homes Tour which takes place in communities throughout the country each year and attracted over 150,000 people in 49 U.S. states and Puerto Rico in 2010.

The selected homes will be open for the public to tour in an effort to help the residents find ways to save energy and improve their own homes. Representatives and local experts from different community “green” organizations such as Solar Sonoma County, Energy Upgrade California, PG&E and the Sonoma County Energy Independence Program will be present during the tour to discuss questions on rebates, how to find a contractor and more!

Date: Sunday, October 2, 2011
Time: 10am – 4pm
Tour begins at: 1832 Honeysuckle Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 (Look for signs to Meritage Homes)
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Come to Beautiful Bodega Bay Sunday, October 25th 1 to 4pm And see two homes!- 861 Gull Drive & 1235 Cannon Street.

861 Gull Drive  held open Sunday, October 25th between 1 to 4pm.

Come see this Bodega Bay REO (bank owned foreclosed upon property).

This is the view from the upstairs viewing deck. Similar, sweeping views from the kitchen and family room.

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, easy beach access, clubhouse access. Situated between the golf coarse and the ocean, with views of both.

This bank owned property needs a bit of TLC to easily make it a great vacation rental or second home.

On the market soon, will be priced by the bank in the low $500’s

Come by and see me today! or call 707-799-3617

Then come by and see ME, Mike Kelly, at 1235 Cannon Street, in Bodega Bay. Take “Taylor Street” which is right across from Diekman’s General Store and go to the TOP OF THE HILL, bear left onto Cannon and look for my signs. This is a great first timer home or “year-round” rental for folks or families who work out at the “bay”. 3 Bedrooms and 2 baths, big living room with fireplace, family room adjoins kitchen. 2 car garage, gated entry. Across from the grammar school and great views of open space. $277,900! Such a deal!

Mike takes a much deserved vacation and three great Keller Williams Realtors join Allison today.

Mike Bryant, Jo Lasley and Ed Heinz, all long time agents in this community, join Allison to chat about the Keller Williams Open House Extravaganza…AND their take on today’s real estate market. Buyer challenges, Seller challenges…How, like Mike and Allison, they have continued to thrive in this tough market….and why they love what they do. (I believe the two are very connected)

Keller Williams Realty in Sonoma County is over 140 agents strong, with a strong emphasis on education, and community…paired with real in the field experience, these are just three of the Realtors that make up our KW family.

Visit the Press Democrat Real Estate section for the Open Homes Guide, to see Keller Williams open homes today.  And, come see Allison at our upcoming Bank Owned home in beautiful Bodega Harbour.

Mike Kelly, Auctioneer, donates his time and talent to the Laguna Foundation’s Garden Art Gala Live Auction

Today at the Laguna Foundation’s 8th annual Garden Art Gala, Mike worked the crowd of enthusiastic bidders, kept the guests entertained…and the bids a comin’.  It was a great event, and a great turn out to raise money for a worthy cause. The Laguna Foundation is dedicated to keeping the Laguna de Santa Rosa a great Sonoma County treasures for future generations. The event was held at the beautiful Vinehill House and Event Center.

“Walk Away” Calculator–Today’s guest reccomends this interactive calculator to see IF YOU should Walk from your Home Mortgage

Here’s the Web site to use this “Calculator” to determine if waking away from your mortgage makes sense. As always, consult with an attorney and CPA to determine any tax liability or possible debt relief issues. This is reccomended by our guest on Today’s Show, Nicholas Carroll in his book, “Walking Away from Debt–for a Better Future”. CLICK HERE to go to the site.







This Sunday, Nicholas Carroll, Author-“Walking Away from Debt–For a Better Future”! On the Real Estate hour LIVE!

The NorthBay area of San Francisco will have an opportunity to hear the author of one of the more controversial books of a decade on walking away from Debt–author Nicholas Carroll joins Allison and I as we explore his  thoughtful and very thorough analysis as to WHY you should free your family from crushing Home Mortgage and/or  Credit Card debt. We will explore the “Moral” question of walking away from Debt of which you signed a “promise to pay”, caveats in which to heed and resources to consult.  Join us this Sunday for what surely will be the show of the year!

Post World War II Job Loss graph makes stunning statement as to depth of THIS Recession!




Revealing graph on the Precent of Job Losses in Post WWII Recessions. The depth and lenght of this one is remarkable when compared to the rest! Hence the term, “Worst since the great depression”! Look at the depth and lenght of the job loss AND the duration in time–now at 4 years! I think we’ve HIT bottom in job unemployment, just like the real estate market, but HOW to get them BOTH to rebound!!?!! That is the Question!