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Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
We are relocating to Petaluma. Our daughter will be entering High school. Which school/area should we consider, Casa Grande or Petaluma High?
Hello Robyn, you should study RENT vs BUY options as you may qualify to buy with minimum out of pocket expenses and pay less than rent in many cities. If you figure out what cities/zip ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 23, 2014 General Area in Petaluma
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
We are considering Petaluma. We have 2 boys 7 & 9. We are looking for a friendly, active, community w/GOOD public schools & reasonable housing costs.
Hello mmigildehaus, Theses links should have the answers to any questions you may have on schools:
http://www.greatschools.org/
http://Www.schoolfinder.ca.gov
http://Www.education.c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 20, 2014 General Area in Petaluma
Lori Jo Smith, Real Estate Pro in Bellingham, WA
Lori Jo Smith answered:
Are there any places in Santa Rosa that rent mobile homes? All the parks I've contacted are only selling.
I don't know about Santa Rosa but most Manufactured Home Communities do not allow rentals. This is to maintain a level of quality and control in who lives in these communities. Because ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 7, 2014 General Area in Santa Rosa
Roger Cook, Home Owner in Sonoma, CA
Roger Cook answered:
Looking in the Sonoma area for a small gentleman farm (2-5 acres) to have some farm animals and vegetable/orchard space. Ideas/advice?
That describes 22535 Broadway, Sonoma. The property is not currently for sale, but the owners have been thinking about retiring and moving to downtown Sonoma within the next few years, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 16, 2014 General Area in Sonoma
Peg and Jere…, Real Estate Pro in Petaluma, CA
Peg and Jeremy King answered:
Can you describe how Petaluma looks and feels for a person that has never lived here?
Having lived in Petaluma for over 30 years, too often we take for granted what a truly heavenly place on Earth in which we live. From the pristine weather to our cherished & beautiful d ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Feb 12, 2014 General Area in Petaluma
Patrick J Wa…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Patrick J Ward answered:
Quality of life on the east side?
I grew up on the East Side and have many great memories. We lived on a court with a bunch of kids my age. The West Side is considerably more expensive than the East Side, so if you ar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 5, 2014 General Area in Petaluma
John Souerbry, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
John Souerbry answered:
Where can I find info on how a particular parcel is zoned annd what is allowed on that zoning (ag, rentals, weddings/events). Thank you.
Terri has given you the best way to go about finding the zoning, but also potential uses of the land. I've looked at dozens of properties in Sonoma and Napa counties that were zoned fo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 7, 2014 General Area in Sonoma
John Souerbry, Real Estate Pro in Palo Alto, CA
John Souerbry answered:
I am looking at a small hobby vineyard Sonoma . There are multiple non-conforming buildings-- how risky ?Penalties? conversion/permtting?
Depends on the type of building that doesn't have a permit. If it's a garage or shed, you're not likely to receive a visit from the government demanding action. If the building is to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 7, 2014 General Area in Sonoma
Terri DAmico, Real Estate Pro in Sonoma, CA
Terri DAmico answered:
My wife and I want to settle in Sonoma in 4 years. We have looked at properties from Sonoma to Healdsburg.
Hello KC. Most of Sonoma valley does get the heat and would then avoid coastal Sonoma county. Much of what you are looking for depends on the zoning and price wanting to spend.

A ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 15, 2013 General Area in Sonoma
Mark Short, Both Buyer and Seller in East Hampton, NY
Mark Short answered:
We're relocating to Sonoma County (from NY). Where are the best areas for growing vegetables & fruits?
Thanks dmjinks! We have moved to our new home at the corner of Mill Station and Ferguson Rds already and are thankful we have enough heat to successfully raise tomatoes (have been eati ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 14, 2013 General Area in Sonoma
Bill Parks, Home Owner in Sebastopol, CA
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0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 6, 2013 General Area in Sebastopol
Kmp721, Home Buyer in Santa Rosa, CA
Kmp721 answered:
I want a neighborhood on the RR where I can jog/walk/hike long distances safely right out my front door. Where's my best bet?
I've owned a vacation home in Guerneville for over 14 years. I would recommend you look for a home located off of Armstrong Woods Road if you want to be able to go long distances for a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 3, 2013 General Area in Guerneville
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
Is there a map I can access which maps gang/crime activity in Roseland, CA.?
I love this site...http://www.crimemapping.com...it breaks down crime activity by type and you can input whatever location you want.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 13, 2013 General Area in Roseland
Terry Bell, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Terry Bell answered:
We are an active couple with a dog moving from Philly to work in Sonoma. Where should we live?
Check out my blog about the many areas of Sonoma County that I've lived in since moving here in the 70s from NYC, to start with! You might consider that since you are willing to drive ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Nov 27, 2012 General Area in Sonoma
John DL Aren…, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John DL Arendsen answered:
What does the term banana belt region mean? Will I be living amongst monkeys??
LOL! I'm amused at how many folks consider their particular area the "Banana Belt". Truth be known there are BB's all over the USA. As far south Vista, CA renouned for it's "MIcro" Bana ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 21, 2012 General Area in Sebastopol
Robert Chome…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Robert Chomentowski answered:
Hi all, I am looking for investor friendly realtors in Sonoma County. Does anybody have any recommendations? Thank you.
I highly recommend working with a Realtor that is an investor/landlord themselves. That way you speak the same language.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 10, 2012 General Area in Santa Rosa
Terry Bell, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Terry Bell answered:
I realize that Santa Rosa has area names within it. Can you please tell me all the area names so I can get?
Check out my blog for some descriptions of the various parts of our county! What's more important is what you are looking for! Drop me an email with an idea of what you are looking fo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 8, 2012 General Area in 95402
Pam Buda, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Pam Buda answered:
What online resources can I tap into to educate myself about Sonoma County real estate?
I work with a lot of out of the area buyers and very few of them have limited their search to one area when we begin working together. Oftne they may be familiar with some locations bu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 14, 2012 General Area in Sonoma County
Chris Hall -…, Real Estate Pro in 95403
Chris Hall - Lic #01884143 answered:
Hi all, I am looking for investor friendly realtors in Sonoma County. Does anybody have any recommendations? Thank you.
When you find the perfect realtor to help you with your purchase, keep us in mind for the Property Management side. With over 25 years of experience and 275 offices nationwide, no other ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 9, 2012 General Area in Santa Rosa
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
does this really work. Am I competing with other renters. I have concerns based on experience
Does what really work? Please describe or provide a web link.
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 3, 2012 General Area in Santa Rosa
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