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At the end of it’s first year, the Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance has us wondering “what’s this ordinance REALLY all about?”

Russian River Area Realtor and Vacation Rental Ordinance expert, Kyla Brook — and long time Sonoma County Permit Consultant extraordinaire, Tom Havstad return, Sunday 2/12/2012, to fill us in on some strange goings on at the Permit Resources Management Department (PRMD)….hmmm, imagine that.

Do you own a vacation rental in Sonoma County? Have you complied […]

Join us this Sunday, 2/12/12 as we unravel the latest mortgage relief effort…could THIS be the real game changer??

……………………………………. Federal Government & Attorneys General reach landmark settlement with major banks

Roughly $25 billion in relief for distressed borrowers, states and federal government.

From the “NationalMortgageSettlement.com” website.

After many months of negotiation, 49 state attorneys general and the federal government have reached agreement on a historic joint state-federal settlement with the country’s five largest […]

January 2012 Sonoma County Market Update; Inventory’s down…”under contracts” up….

A month by month, year over year look at the Sonoma County, California Real Estate market. 

Sonoma County’s available home inventory is down 24% over last January…with properties ” in contract” a whopping 42% higher than last year at the same time.  January 2012 hit a 12 month high of 602 homes under contract. However, […]

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 […]

HERS Energy Rating, Energy Audit, Energy Retrofit…SCEIP…what does it all mean??

Tune in Sunday 11/27/2011 ~ 9-10AM , 1350AM KSRO; www.KSRO.com, as John Sutter of Applied Building Science joins us again to explain…

                                              

BIO: John Sutter, Applied Building Science (ABS Northbay)

Applied Building Science is the North Bay’s premier building performance contractor.  We […]

This week’s show; Attorney Daniela M Pavone on Land Use, Landlord/Tenant, Environmental and Contract Law, Sunday 11/20 1350AM KSRO 9-10AM

You’re a landlord with tenant issues…. a tenant in a home facing foreclosure, wondering what your rights are? You have a real estate contract you just don’t understand… Private loan….TIC (tenant in common) terms to be drafted You’re a property owner with a lot line dispute, a neighbor’s tree hanging precariously over your yard…a […]

On This Week’s Show; The Loan Modification Process Dissected.

Today, on The Real Estate Hour, we’ll be talking to a homeowner who heroically navigated the loan modification process, substantially lowered her interest rate,  and saved her home.

We’ll get her take on the process, and tell you more about the Making Home Affordable Help Team at www.MakingHomeAffordable.com 1-800-300-5454.  Your calls are welcome; 707-636-1350 on […]

So, What is a HAFA Approved Short Sale ???

Follow this link for an explanation from the National Association of Realtors website….and come see our listing at 3768 Hoen Ave, Santa Rosa,Ca…. coincidentally,an approved HAFA short sale. $262,650. 3/2 1276sqft. Open 11/06/2011 from 1-4pm.

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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 […]