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LUXURY: A GROWING NICHE MARKET

LUXURY — A GROWING NICHE IN AN UNCERTAIN MARKET True direction and intensity of trends can be obscured by noise in the data when sample sizes or time frames under consideration are too small. Month-to-month comparisons could lead you to reach faulty conclusions, so it’s important to keep a long-term perspective, which is the only Read More

Taste the Best of Sonoma County – October 4 & 5, 2019

NEW THIS YEAR: EVENT INCLUDES GRAND TASTING PAVILION AND GRAPE STOMP COMPETITION www.harvestfair.org In 2019, the Harvest Fair will mark its 45th year of showcasing our county’s grand harvest which continues to result in world-class wines, award-winning beer and a plethora of culinary wealth. In 2015, with over 26,000 votes, the Harvest Fair was voted Read More

2019 Market Update

Home Prices to Rise in 2019 | California Home Buying a home will be more expensive in 2019 as mortgage rates and home prices rise, according to economists with the National Association of Realtors® and realtor.com®. NAR’s chief economist Lawrence Yun predicts home prices will continue to rise in 2019, but at a slower rate, Read More

Conquering the Clutter Before the Spring Selling Season

Conquering the Clutter Before the Spring Selling Season | California Home If you plan to put your home on the market this spring, one of the first steps you should take is corralling the clutter and getting your home organized. There’s a lot to do before the for-sale sign goes up, and spring will be Read More

Sonoma County Market Statistics 2017

The robust home sales we have seen the last few years show no signs of slowing. Moderate economic growth, solid job gains, still historically-low mortgage interest rates, and even more limited inventory due to the North Bay fires all point to another favorable year for home sellers.

Vacation Homes Offer Great Income-Generating Potential

Vacation Homes Offer Great Income-Generating Potential The arrival of summer is always a popular time to scout for the perfect vacation home, whether it be in the mountains or near the beach. Many people dream about purchasing a vacation home and there are many benefits to owning one. Not only can the home serve as Read More

Low Inventory in Northern California

Low Inventory Preserves Sellers’ Market in Northern California Northern California continues to experience a healthy sellers’ market with median and low priced properties and, in some areas, with reasonably priced luxury properties. Due to the limited inventory and high demand for median priced properties, most reasonably priced listings receive multiple offers above asking price. According Read More

California Dominates Top-Performing Housing Market Lists

California Dominates Top-Performing Housing Markets List San Francisco, San Jose, and Sacramento were among the nation’s top-performing housing markets in January, according to an analysis by realtor.com®. The same analysis by realtor.com® revealed that homes were selling 4 percent faster nationwide than they did a year earlier, but housing supply hit new lows. Prices, meanwhile, Read More

Coldwell Banker Survey Finds Voice Control Next Big Thing in Smart Home Technology

Coldwell Banker Survey Finds Voice Control Next Big Thing in Smart Home Technology Coldwell Banker Real Estate is continuing its efforts to be the smart home leader in real estate. This month, Coldwell Banker Real Estate teamed up with Vivint Smart Home to conduct a survey on the types of smart home technology consumers want Read More

INSURING LIVING TRUSTS – Title Company Requirements

By Barabara Pronin To understand title insurance requirements for insuring title in a living trust, it’s helpful to review a few terms: A trust is an agreement between one or more trustors and trustees to hold title to and administer the designated assets of the trustor for the use and advantage of the beneficiaries. The Read More

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