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Editorial Comment: Should a solid Home loan payment record give you leeway if economic reversals HIT?

Sonoma County homeowner loses job, has made 10 years of on-time payments–does the bank OWE them a modification? Moratorium on payments until employment picks up? Is this Naiveté’ on the borrower’s part? 

   Here’s the deal, you sign an agreement, make the payments on time, and the bank LOANS you the money to BUY your […]

Sonoma County, California “New Contracts” bode well for the “Regular Buyer AND Seller”!

Sonoma County, California “under contract” sales tipping towards “regular sellers” and NOT the “distressed Marketplace”–could bode well for “move-up” market as regular sellers see value and low interest rates as a reason to make a move. See Chart below–I’ll explain this!


Regular Buyers are MAKING a comeback! Bodes well for MOVE up […]

The Real Estate Hour..Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, and wishing you a Merry Christmas..Happy Holiday…And, Prosperous New Year!


Click this link for the full and fun “jibjab”video; What a bunch of Hams! Rockin’ Around the Real Estate Hour with Mike Kelly, Allison Norman and show engineer(and KSRO sports guy), Joe Pasquini. Merry Christmas everyone!! Our Christmas and new year shows are pre-recorded..But still lot’s of fun. Tune in 9-10AM Sundays […]

The Real Estate Hour–past week’s Show! All of the NorthBay of San Francisco and beyond!

Here’s the PODCAST for the December 18th, 2011 “Real Estate Hour” radio show for Sonoma,Lake, Mendocino,Marin and Solano counties. We discuss prepping your home for Winter, Interest Rate update, Holiday fun and Frivolity!!

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Local Realtor and past guest remembered.






Michael Friedenberg, Realtor, Wine Country Group, lost his battle to cancer last week.  Michael was a long time local Realtor, past guest and advocate for land preservation, open space district, and champion of the arts. He will be greatly missed.


Sonoma County, California Radio Show December 18th Show Re-cap–Last show before Xmas! Much to do before years end!

We have our monthly BIG OPEN HOUSE EXTRAVAGANZA with scores of homes open Sunday 1 to 4pm! Much to choose from in Sonoma County. New Years resolution–BUY a Home in 2012!!

Monday, December 19, 2011 is our  Keller Williams Christmas Potluck at OUR NEW east office at 3562 Round Barn Circle, Suite 200, Santa Rosa. […]

“Bulk” Sale of Short-Sales could aid Blighted communites with rampant Foreclosures!

Here in Sonoma County, the “Wine” Country, our real estate market absorbs “Bank Foreclosure homes” at a pretty quick rate. We could use more as they are Buyer favorites as they are no-nonsense, close in a ready manner and present a good value. However other more urban areas in harder hit areas (Detroit, Pennsylvania, Florida, Las Vegas, […]

Selling your home this spring?? Start planning now.

Get the House Ready A house that “sparkles” on the surface will sell faster than its shabby neighbor, even though both are structurally well-maintained.

From experience, REALTORS® also know that a “well-polished” house appeals to more buyers and will sell faster and for a higher price. Additionally, buyers feel more comfortable purchasing a well-cared for […]

“This Month in Real Estate” New Monthly National Real Estate Video added to the blog!


You know how strongly we stress the importance of looking “local’ for real estate information, But we’ve now added a new national update of the Month in Real Estate because we feel it’s important to know how the nation as a whole is doing. The state of Real estate, in general,  is a […]

Why do you need an Energy Audit?? Well, for one thing, it’s free!

Last week’s guest John Sutter at Applied Building Science sent us this video  that will explain the process.  Visit for information on how you can get an energy audit for free.

Frequently Asked Questions About Energy Upgrade California Energy Upgrade California ―EUC‖ is an exciting new voluntary statewide program that can help you save […]