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Karin Seritis, Home Buyer in Alameda, CA

I will be retiring in 3 years, and am thinking about buying a house in Santa Rosa. I am looking for

Asked by Karin Seritis, Alameda, CA Wed Nov 7, 2007

something that often doesn't come in the same package: a newer home (probably 3/2) on a larger lot. I sold a 3/2 development-style home in Alameda 2 years ago, and do not want to be that close to my neighbors again (the lot was only 0.05 acres). I am not looking for a fixer. Any neighborhoods that might have what I'm looking for?

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There are a lot of potential areas in Santa Rosa that meet your needs. I personally like the Brush Creek area which is wooded with decent sized lots. There are parts of Bennett Valley and the north side of town where you can have more space as well. I like the RealBird mapping tool you can see at the link below since you can actually look at lot sizes and where they are in relationship to places in Santa Rosa as well as getting prices.
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Hi Karin,
As you may have guessed, if you're wanting a "newer home" on a larger lot, it's going to be at a higher-than-median price. You didn't mention a Price Range that you're wanting to stay within, so it's hard to say just how many homes might meet your criteria. But 0.05 acres is not very big, so it's very easy to find larger lots than that. I'd be happy to give you a tour of the area whenever you're in our beautiful Sonoma County! This will be a great time to be a Buyer--in 2008!
Best Wishes,
Lisa Nunes, CRS
Eco-Green Certified
Century 21 Alliance
Web Reference: http://www.LisaNunes.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 20, 2008
Hi Everyone,

Karin posted additional info about this issue at the link below.

Best Wishes,

Emily Gibson
Customer Service Representative
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 8, 2007
Karin, You did not mention your price point? The lot size you had before was only 2200sqft! (acre is 43,560sqft) so by a bigger lot what do you mean. As a Realtor who lives here in Santa Rosa and has worked exclusively here for 28+ years there are MANY neighborhoods which would fit the bill. Holland Heights, Annadale Heights, Montecito Heights, Grace Tract, these are older neighborhoods with substantial homes on decent sized and varied lots.
Price points for these homes start at the $600+ Range and head on up. Tune in to my weekly radio show on KSRO, 1350AM, Sundays, 9 to 10am PST. If you can't get us in Alameda go to the web at http://www.KSRO.com or my radio show Blog: http://www.MikesRealEstateShow.com Would be delighted to lend a hand.
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