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The Ins and Outs of Obama’s New Mortgage Refi Plan

Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, October 25, 2011, RealtorMag, National Association of Realtors

President Obama announced Monday a plan to ease eligibility rules for home owners who want to refinance to take advantage of ultra-low mortgage rates and lower their mortgage payments. The administration hopes that by broadening its requirements for the Home […]

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, […]

Winter’s Coming. Before spending precious dollars on improvements, know WHAT you really need in the way of energy smart improvements.

John Sutter of Applied Building Science is our featured guest today. We’ll discuss the best way to winterize your home, Energy Audits (updated 2011 information), the SCIEP (Sonoma County Energy Independence Program) plus the HERS rating system. Follow THIS LINK for a downloadable color booklet ON the HERS rating system. As they say, “You wouldn’t […]

Sonoma County Economics Update Review; Over 200 people attended this informative event.

Robert Kleinhenz and Robert Eyler gave a great presentation. A look back at this year and what led us to where we are….and a peak into their “Crystal Ball” Follow this link to their presentations. And listen in to The Real Estate Hour today (Sunday October 16, 2011) 1350AM KSRO.

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18.5% back in 1978! NOW we have the LOWEST EVER interest Rates!

Here in Sonoma County, California–18.5% Interest rates?? It could happen! I began my illustrious career in 1978 here in Sonoma County, California–rates went from 9 to 10% my first month.  Eventually I sold a house to a dentist in Montgomery Village at the inflation fueled rate of 18.5%.

"That's me, 1978, Surprised at BIG Rates!

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Open House today at 2584 Rim Rock Way in Santa Rosa, Ca. 1-4PM

If the beautiful park like setting on a half acre lot doesn’t win you over, the 3000+ square foot home with soaring wood beam ceilings, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, great room, sunken living room, dining room, huge back deck for entertaining, and more, will surely steal your heart.  Priced at $659,900, this is a great […]

Local Halloween Yard Haunt, voted 4th best in the nation 2010, going for 1st place this year. Good Neighborhood Fun!

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Local Yard Haunt estimates 8000 visitors last year.  Good Spooky Neighborhood fun.  The Wild West Ghost town of Jose Ramon ave. Check it out this month. Starting October 15th, 2011

http://srhalloween.com/

Foreclosure Update: Cancelled and Sold to 3rd Party in Santa Rosa! Trend?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a snapshot of Santa Rosa from www.ForeclosureRadar.com  which shows the “Cancelled” foreclosures PLUS those properties sold to “3rd Parties” Cancelled may mean the lender is negotiating with the homeowner for a loan mod or extending for a pending […]

Guess who’s stompin’ grapes at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair Sunday Oct. 2nd ??

Team “The Real Estate Hour 1350am KSRO “ will be going for the gold tomorrow in the 2011 World Champion Grape Stomp at the 37th Annual Sonoma County Harvest Fair.  Allison Norman, the Stomper.  Mike Kelly, the Swabbie.  The goal is to fill a jug with the most grape juice (ie; future wine) If we […]