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North Bay Real Estate Trends in January 2021

Mar 26, 2021 (0) comment , , , , , , ,

In the February 28 edition of The Press Democrat, Garrett Snedaker presented a snapshot of the real estate facts and figures for January 2021 broken down by city and type of property.  Below are some interesting highlights: Sonoma County: Inventory of SFR & condos = 525 (26% below 1/20 and 8% below 12/20) THE LOWEST […]

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Home Design Trends of 2021

Feb 26, 2021 (0) comment , , , , ,

After months of being at home, many Californians are looking for a new distraction or a fresh start for this new year.  The perfect place to start might be our own home! Real estate design experts were asked what they anticipated will be the biggest home trends in the coming year.  Here are a few […]

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Selling Your House This Year?

Jan 29, 2021 (0) comment , , , , , , ,

Selling your home comes with a bag of mixed emotions.  The sadness of saying goodbye to your old home could be at war with the joy you feel at the prospect of establishing new memories in an entirely different home.  The danger of letting your old home dictate your decisions when selling, can be deal […]

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Need to Make a Competitive Offer on Your Next Home?

Jan 08, 2021 (0) comment , , , , , ,

Now more than ever it is essential that your real estate offer stands out in the crowd of other offers inundating home sellers here in California.  The lack of inventory and the need for more space has encouraged a rush of buyers to the suburbs and more rural areas. California Real Estate experts have offered […]

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Snapshot of Sonoma County Real Estate Quarter 3 – 2020

Nov 06, 2020 (0) comment , , , , , ,

Despite the pandemic, Sonoma County has experienced a robust real estate market throughout the 3rd quarter this year.  With few exceptions, every city in the North Bay counties has seen sales prices increase while inventory remains low.  Take a look at this healthy view of home sales in  North Bay areas: Median sales price:  $720,000 […]

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Are Urban Areas Losing Appeal During This Pandemic?

Oct 16, 2020 (0) comment , , , , , ,

According to a couple of new surveys out, this would appear to be the case. Americans in general, and Californians in particular, seem to be longing for the open spaces that cities cannot offer.  As a result, we are seeing an influx of buyers to the suburbs and more rural areas of our state.  In […]

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Now May Be the Right Time to Sell Your Home

Aug 21, 2020 (0) comment , , , , , , ,

In the real estate market, the scale is definitely tipped in the seller’s favor today, as it has been for a few years.  There are several reasons for this trend.  According to Sam Khater, Chief Economist at Freddie Mac, one of the major causes is lack of inventory: “Simply put, new housing supply is not […]

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San Francisco Peninsula Real Estate Market for June 2020

Jul 31, 2020 (0) comment , , , , , ,

The real estate market for the San Francisco Peninsula remained robust last month, despite the gloom and doom predictions of some soothsayers.  The following data for June illustrates the market strength of single-family properties in some of these Bay Area cities: Foster City: Average Days on the Market: 32 Average Sales Price:  $1,919,543 (increase of […]

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Better Days Ahead in the North Bay and California!

Jul 10, 2020 (0) comment , , , , ,

There is hope!  After this terrible pandemic-ridden stretch we are experiencing, it looks like we might find ourselves on the edge of better days. Some experts even believe real estate could very well lead the come-back we are all yearning for. For starters, because so many people are sitting on a lot of equity, that […]

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Housing Market Can Be A Powerful Tool in Economic Recovery

Jun 12, 2020 (0) comment , , , ,

Unlike 2008, this time rather than being one of the major contributing factors in the economic decline, the housing market will be one of the major contributors toward a faster recovery.  This is the opinion of many expert economists.  According to Mark Fleming, Chief Economist of First American: “Many still bear scars from the Great […]

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