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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

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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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Ways to Improve Your Property’s Curb Appeal

May 29, 2020 (0) comment , , , , , ,

Ways to Improve Your Property’s Curb Appeal

With all this “at-home” time available to us now, homeowners in Sonoma County can update and upgrade their property’s curb appeal.  Have thought about having a pleasing sight to drive up to when “coming home” but haven’t had the time – or better yet – the money to do this? Curb appeal bolsters a home’s […]

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Home Improvements That Pay Off

May 15, 2020 (0) comment , , , , , , ,

Anyone who watches HGTV has visions of reproducing those miracle make-overs in their own home.  But wait!  Not all remodeling projects pay off equally.  Some, in fact, can be a waste of money and time. Especially now when we are “stuck at home”, you are probably finding many improvements you would like to make to […]

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Real Estate in the Age of Covid-19

May 01, 2020 (0) comment , , , , , ,

For those determined to buy a home, there is an incredible opportunity out there right now.  Many experts have stated that this is the best buyer’s market they have ever seen.  One reason is there are fewer buyers out there giving those who are taking advantage of this opportunity far less competition.  But this opportunity […]

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Winter is the New Spring in the Real Estate Market!

Mar 05, 2020 (0) comment , , , ,

There has been a big change in the timing of the yearly real estate market boom.  Up until now, the surge happened in the Spring, specifically April. But according to new research published in realtor.com, not any longer.  This new report shows January and February had the most monthly views per listing! So, if you […]

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