Category Archives: Economy

Title Insurance: a Scam?

When you buy a home and use a mortgage you pay for at least 3 insurance policies: Home Owners Insurance, Home Owners Title Insurance and Lenders Title Insurance. For an average home in Sonoma County, Title Insurance is around $1,800 … Continue reading

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Real Estate On Sale!

Always love a good sale, especially when the value is there. Buying just because it’s cheap doesn’t make sense. However, when something I like is on sale… Buying season! Sonoma County is a great place to live and right now … Continue reading

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Green Living, what does that mean for you?

One of the funny stories when we moved to CA had to do with recycling. In Netherlands you pay deposit money for a lot of the glass and plastic bottles. The gorcery store has a recycling station: you bring your … Continue reading

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Get Rich Quick Scheme

“Ora et Labora”, historically the mantra of the Northern provinces of the Netherlands. Totally opposite of this are the “Get Rich Quick Schemes” -> if it is too goo to be true… What does this have to do with Real … Continue reading

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Real Estate and Inflation

When you buy a home you stop inflation on your housing expenses. What does that mean for you? Ask your grandparent, your parents, maybe a neighbor who has lived in his/her house for 30 years: what did they pay for … Continue reading

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