Category Archives: Bay Area Living

A few comments on unpermitted work and flippers.

We see a lot of unpermitted work here in western Sonoma County, it’s more common in rural areas and outside city limits because it doesn’t stand out as much and the prevailing attitude is generally “Live and Let live”. I have seen properties with one or more entirely unpermitted homes along with unpermitted barns, artists […]

Ebola and Real Estate prices.

Ebola is already having economic impacts. And unless the current outbreaks are contained ( Which isn’t likely) those impacts will increase. Africa produces a LOT of raw materials, they won’t be getting shipped. Airlines are likely to stop service to much of the Continent. And anyone who thinks it won’t spread around the globe is […]

The Sebastopol Broker’s meeting and tour 9/10/2014

49 were present. 10 new escrows were opened, 7 escrows closed, 3 price reductions, one home back on the market, 29 upcoming listings mentioned and 10 buyer’s needs brought up. None of the closed or newly opened escrows were all cash deals. One newly opened escrow had 6 offers, none were cash. The most any […]

No bribe this time, 13 acres with a year round creek and a small cabin

It’s a little East of Santa Rosa, about a mile down a well kept gravel road. Less than 10 minutes to major shopping and less than 15 minutes to downtown SR. It’s quiet with minor pastoral views and the building site ( With vested septic) is on a hillside that’s steep enough for good drainage […]

The Sebastopol Broker’s meeting and tour 8/27/2014

46 were present. 8 new escrows were opened, 8 were closed, 5 price reductions announced, 20 upcoming listings mentioned and 14 buyers needs were brought up. Most notably, no property recieved more than two offers. Five homes were on tour and I saw all of them. MLS# 21417808 is located at 7200 Giovanetti Rd in […]