Category Archives: Macro Trends and Analysis

“Buying a Listing”

Listings are “Money in the Bank” for agents, when you get your training to become an agent the mantra is “Get the Listing”!. Usually a seller will talk to several agents and more often than not the agent who gets the listing is the one who promises the seller the highest price. And they list […]

Homes sales at 4 year low in Sonoma County as of August, some YoY numbers

And the media price is down 15% according to the Press Democrat. Here are the “For Sale”, “Sold” and “Pended” numbers by price tier August to August f or Sonoma County. “Pended” or Pending is a transaction in escrow where all contingencies have been removed, they are highly likely to result in a closed transaction. […]

Can’t Buy A House? How To Refinance To Qualify

An important home buying hurdle you’ll need to over is the relationship between the proposed new housing payment and current liabilities against your monthly pre-tax income. The payment to income ratio on debts, including other debt houses you own, play a vital role for the mortgage broker determining how much house you can bite off. […]

In escrow on a property in Napa, Solano, or Sonoma County? Expect delays due to the Earthquake

Lenders are requiring recertification of appraisals on all properties in escrow if they are located anywhere in Napa or Sonoma County. It doesn’t matter if the property is located in an area that has had NO damage. This will delay many closings for an amount of time that can not be determined in advance. It […]