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Fri Nov 3, 2017
Derek Jones answered:
Call the agent under "listing agent" and not "premier agent". The ones who are premier agents basically paid to advertise there.
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Thu Oct 26, 2017
Arpad Racz answered:
Hi Larry,

I work in the N. California market. It is a hot market in many areas, and the easier it is to show, the more offers you are likely to receive in some cases, so Yes, vacant is generally better.

Kind regards,

Arpad
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Mon Jun 26, 2017
Lerandeaum asked:
I want to remove outdated photos that are listed for my home. The photos are from five years ago which is the last time the house was sold. How do I do this?
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Tue Jun 21, 2016
Arpad Racz answered:
Hi,

I would recommend

45hoursonline.com

or Duane Gomer Seminars
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Mon May 23, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
Trulia does not list, sell or edit listings, they are a place where ads are posted. You need to contact your listing agent to edit your home facts if there is a mistake.
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Wed Aug 13, 2014
Tristam Bielecki answered:
For the most accurate data, check the govt website of the city you are interested in and they should have a section for the Police Dept, in there they will either publish crime data or tell you which online service they publish their data to.

Most cities in CA publish data online these days.
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Fri Apr 4, 2014
Julie Sullivan answered:
Hi -
Prices are good right now and it is a sellers market due to many more buyers then available inventory. As inventory continues to rise, mainly because of the time of year (spring and summer being stronger sales months), there will be more inventory to satisfy the buyers needs. Prices are not predicted to fall much but level out and the crazy over bidding with multiple bidders at the lower priced properties may diminish. Please feel free to contact to me and we can talk about what your needs are. I have lived and worked in Sonoma County for 30 years and would love to help you find your next home here.
I look forward to talking with you,
Julie Sullivan
707-921-6237
juliemsullivan11@gmail.com
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Mon Feb 24, 2014
Phillip Sullivan answered:
For any and all questions about Kenwood, Sonoma and/or the Valley of the Moon please contact me. I am a native and currently live with Kenwood's Mt. Hood and Sugarloaf Park as my back yard vista. I have structured a deal in the past where we arranged two residences on the property. Working closely with the Sonoma County Permit & Resource Management Dept. (where I was once an assistant to the County Real Estate Manager) it can be done. Preparation is the key!

psullivan@cbnorcal.com / www.caMoves.com/phil.sullivan
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Mon Nov 11, 2013
David Poulsen answered:
Please call me at 707-328-1889, I may have someone that would be able to trade their home in Oakmont for your lot in Molokai. Let's talk.
Thanks,
David Poulsen
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Mon Jul 15, 2013
Mike Stone answered:
Hello,

Apparently you had a question about the property at 899 Adobe Canyon in Kenwood. What was your question?
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Tue Sep 25, 2012
pinnaclehomeinvestments answered:
I've been investing for some time and really don't see how it's "unethical" to offer properties to your network of known buyers first. It's practical. If I know someone is on the market for a 3 bed/2 bath home and I just so happen to be selling one, of course I'm going to reach out to that person before going through the effort of listing the property on the MLS.
If you're looking for these offers, then start networking. Get your name out there as a cash buyer. If agents and brokers know you're on the market for a certain type of property and have cash in hand, they will make sure they reach out to you with deals that they come across. They'd be horrible salespeople if they don't.
I've always found that the people calling pocket listings unethical are the ones that simply want to get in on the action. A bit hypocritical? Instead of parading around calling things unethical and unjust, make an effort to learn about who in your area seems to be dealing these deals that you want, and work to get in on them. It's all about networking and proving yourself as a valid buyer.
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Tue Jun 12, 2012
Terry Bell answered:
Not necessarily, most offers are made with a default reply time of about 3 days. You didn't say if you accepted it on the same day that it was written. It's possible that the offer was written on 5/15/12 and you may not even have received it until 5/16 and if you had three days to review it and accepted it on 5/18 with no changes, then the clock would start at the acknowledgment of aceptance, maybe 5/18. So check with your agent, as the clock can be important later when contingencies have to be removed or if the buyer wants to cancel. ... more
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Sat Feb 18, 2012
Robert Chomentowski answered:
I suggest also checking craigslist.com for similar properties and see what asking price is for rent. Also, call some local property managers. Google property managers in your area.
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Mon Jul 25, 2011
Kirsten Lindquist answered:
Hi Barbara: There's a website called RAIDS Online that you can check....http://www.raidsonline.com. It's got official reports on criminal activity.
If you need any additional information about real estate in this part of Santa Rosa, contact me. I'm a 4th generation Sonoma County property owner and 10-year licensed agent. I'd be happy to help.
Sincerely,
Kirsten Lindquist
Pacific Union
707.337.1182
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Thu Jun 16, 2011
/ answered:
Hello,
I don't mind brainstorming for an answer. I enjoy helping people figure out information about Sonoma County.

Off the top of my head, the only solution I can suggest would be to go to the City of Santa Rosa website and find the traffic counts database there for Hwy 12 near Oakmont. Last time I checked a very thorough traffic count was there,anyway.

If I think of another idea, I'll post it later.

Good luck and call me if you need help with real estate.

Sincerely,

Hilary O'Rourke
Keller Williams
(707) 545-6555
hilary@ilovesonomacounty.com
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Sat Jun 4, 2011
Sabrina Simpson answered:
If the condo association has a newsletter, this may be a good way to advertise your interest. Check with the property management company. Bulletin boards are usually near the mailboxes. ... more
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Thu Mar 11, 2010
Mike Kelly Allison Norman answered:
This is where the Realtor/Agent states, " I don't know. This is a question for an attorney. May I suggest a few attorneys for you to interview?" We all know enough information to get us AND the consumer in a world of hurt! The other question is, "What will my tax liability be?" May I suggest the names of a few CPA's you can speak to regarding your question? ... more
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Wed Aug 19, 2009
Mike Kelly Allison Norman answered:
August 17th, 2009 03:33pm
Huge protected salamander habitat resurrected
By Noelani Price, Business Journal Event Manager

SANTA ROSA - Following a settlement in May with the Airzona-based Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is re-proposing a huge swath of 74,223 acres of the Santa Rosa Plain as critical habitat for the California tiger salamander, opening a 60-day public comment period.

Until completion of the rule-making process, the service will continue to review projects under a programmatic biological opinion issued by the service with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 2007. The document simplifies Endangered Species Act consultation for projects on the Santa Rosa Plain and is consistent with the conservation strategy completed by local agencies in December 2005.

The wildlife service suspended the critical habitat designation pending the implementation of this “cooperative conservation” strategy for protecting the salamander and a few protected plants in central Sonoma County while allowing some construction in the area to continue, but last June cash-strapped local governments halted implementation of the strategy.

According to the settlement, the service must complete its rule-making by July 1, 2011, but it does not specify the amount of land that must be designated in the final action.

The proposed critical habitat is the same area proposed in 2005, bounded by the Laguna de Santa Rosa in the west, Windsor Creek on the north, on the south by Skillman Road northwest of Petaluma and by the hills east of Santa Rosa.
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Tue Aug 18, 2009
Craig Bassignani answered:
Hi Michelle,
Usually if it's not listed there is a good reason for it. When a bank wants to sell they will want it listed to expose it to all. Be careful buying REO/Foreclosures, they come with no disclosures. It is strictly buyer investigate and buyer beware.

Find a realtor that has practical construction experience and not just layers of disclosures and cya.

I've had 20+ years General Contracting and as custom Foundation Installation Contractor. Also Have experience in development and country properties.

Working for the client, not the Broker
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Sat Apr 18, 2009
The Hagley Group answered:
your buyer's agent should help you. Not using an agent? Hit your local court house and pull tax records.
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