Category Archives: Wine Tasting

Location, Location, Location…

Number one rule in Real Estate: location, location, location. Recently I have been working with buyers relocating to Sonoma County. It’s fun, I get to ‘brag’ about Sonoma County, the ‘bragging’ is easy, Sonoma County is a great place to … Continue reading

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$ 8,000 Tax Credit, did you take advantage of it?

Who doesn’t want to take advantage of Tax Credits? Remember the Federal Tax Credit programs offering $7,500 and later $8,000 to first time home buyers? A lot of Home Buyers did take advantage of it. There are some hick-ups with … Continue reading

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To Buy or not to Buy…

Operation Twist is the economic policy from the FED:¬† at their last official meeting in August, the policy making committee decided to keep interest rates low until 2013 … This is good news for buyers… There is a time window … Continue reading

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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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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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