Monthly Archives: May 2008

Do You Know What IEA and IVA is in Real Estate?

Like the weather this weekend, overcast with a little sun, typified the market. Open house traffic slowed from previous weeks, but could have been affected by the reporting period’s warm weather and graduations. The buyers that were out there are eager to find the right home. Multiple offers also slowed, dropping to 15% of total […]

Did You Hear About the 14.1% Home Drop in the U.S in Today’s News?

So all over today’s news, it was reported that the U.S. housing market dropped 14.1% over last year.  Well I am here to tell you that there is no such thing as a “U.S. housing market”.  There are over 400 regional markets that all vary greatly depending on their local economy, jobs and business environment.  […]

Is the Wine Country Worth It?

Is it worth all the hype?  As I am sitting here early in the morning at our home overlooking the Sonoma Valley in Glen Ellen eating my egg whites and drinking my green tea, I am wondering why generations of people try to escape the Cities all around the world and go to places in […]

Foreclosures Aren’t Just Happening to the Small Fries!

We have been receiving foreclosed listings on many properties, over 15 of them in the last 3 weeks, but are now surprised to be receiving high-end foreclosed listings.  This means that many owners of $1.5 million plus homes are in default and giving them back to the bank.  We just listed a beautiful 4,000 sq. ft. […]

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