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What’s Great About Sept?

What is great about September? Everything! If you are at loose ends on Sunday, drop by the Old Roma Station, 53 Front St.  and enjoy Tri- Tip Sliders and of course amazing wine by Hart’s Desire, J. Keverson Winery, Pezzi King and Sapphire Hill.  They are running the fun and food every Sunday this month. […]

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Healdsburg in the Fall

We love  autumn in Healdsburg. Harvest and Crush will start soon, a perfect time to explore the beautiful area. Recently when the Sonoma Counties Best list came out we had the best bar, John and Zeke’s, best restaurant Willi’s, best bakery Cousteau, and many others!  So check your YELP, and come up and  peek into the […]

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The Fiscal Cliff Legislation And Real Estate In 2013

I just attended the California Association of Realtors update and forecast for 2013. After over a 5% gain in prices in Sonoma County in 2012 we conservatively expect another 1.6% in 2013. It could get larger due to shortage of inventories and bidding up of prices so make sure you have your piece of the […]

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How to Achieve Financial Freedom

Did you know that only 58% of Americans track their spending against a monthly budget? To achieve financial freedom, you must create an intentional spending plan and stick with it. Though it may feel overwhelming, a spending plan is necessary in order to meet your short- and long term- financial goals. Imagine having the money […]

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Relocating? Here are some things you need to know.

Relocating is often an exciting and scary time in a family’s life. Perhaps your children are still at home and you need to find a good school district for them to be in. Maybe you want to be close to work, but not live in the city. Or it’s just you and you’re looking to […]

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IRS Releases 10 Home Sales Tax Tips

Here are the IRS’s top 10 tax tips for home sellers: 1. In general, you are eligible to exclude the gain from income if you have owned and used your home as your main home for two years out of the five years prior to the date of its sale. 2. If you have a […]

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Is Now a Good Time to Buy Real Estate?

A real estate agent will always say yes when asked if it’s a good time to buy a home. But, today’s market offers an unprecedented opportunity. Let me explain. First, take mortgage rates during the peak of the bubble in 2007 30-year mortgage rates were in the low to mid 6% range. Today’s rates are […]

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Carbon Monoxide Detector Required 7/1/2011

July 1, 2011 Carbon Monoxide Detectors Owners are required to install Carbon Monoxide Detectors in existing Single Family Homes on July 1st. The Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2010 requires that existing single family homes with 1-4 units have carbon monoxide detectors installed by July 1st. Other existing dwelling units such as apartments, hotels […]

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Preserve the Mortgage Interest Deduction

I just took action to Preserve, Protect, and Defend the Mortgage Interest Deduction. This issue is very important to keeping the dream of home ownership alive in America. Please write to your Congressional Representative today and ask them to stand resolute against eliminating or reducing MID as part of efforts to reform the tax code.  […]

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