Trulia Community - Advice from neighbors and local experts

Find Your Community
We couldn't find that location. Please try again.
Get Expert Advice

94954 : Real Estate Advice

  • All10
  • Local Info1
  • Home Buying7
  • Home Selling0
  • Market Conditions0

Activity 60
Thu Mar 10, 2011
Doug Zeller answered:
As with nearly all fees for escrow and the new loan, they are NEGOTIABLE and may be split or all paid by the buyers, sellers or real estate agents!
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Sat Feb 26, 2011
Bill Eckler answered:

Smell, excessive noise, and truck traffic will likely become factors.

It is a known fact that neighborhoods located in a proximity to rail roads, airports, express ways, landfills, industrial areas, etc. do not fair well when it comes to maintainiting their value. This happens largely because these occurances have a serious impact on the quality of life in these locations.

If the asphalt plant is isolated and far enough from the residential areas it may have little effect. On the other hand, if it's sight, sound, or smell are impacted residents may likely have reason for concern.

Best wishes,

... more
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Thu Mar 31, 2011
Dino Wilson answered:
Hi Wes,

With a big yes! we have some new great spots here. One is Luma a new Bistro , located on 1st street . It is location is cool, as its below a modern warehouse style loft, along our upcoming warehouse small shop district. The food is great! Its within minuets of the theater and other nice restaurants, so you have nice variety.
Also on the East side the Lagunitas Brewing company has a really cool Beer Garden, very diverse crowd, artsy, cowboy, you name it!
I would hope as the economy comes back we will continue to have the eclectic collection of food, shops and art, that makes Petaluma a thriving alternitive to big cities. Come see for yourself soon!
... more
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Fri Apr 27, 2012
Jen Birmingham answered:
There is a beautiful home off of Cloud Lane just north of the Sonoma County line, 5200 Redwood Hwy S, Petaluma, CA 94952. It has 4 BR/3 BA, includes a large wine cellar in the basement ande sits on 18+ acres. It was built in 89 and has wonderful finishes throughout. ... more
0 votes 4 answers Share Flag
Tue Mar 29, 2011
Kamal Randhawa answered:
Hello Jeff,

I suggest you look for someone who's knowledgable about the real estate business rather then someone who just happens to live in a certain area..this does not always guarantee experience or knowledge. Good luck :)

Kamal Randhawa
... more
0 votes 6 answers Share Flag
Thu Mar 10, 2011
Cindy Roberts answered:
Call Reno at Tax office and discuss your particular property with him directly for accurate answer.
Cindy Roberts Pacuific Union Intl Petaluma
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Thu Nov 4, 2010
CJ Brasiel answered:
Ike -

Unfortunately, Sonoma county is not recognizing Prop 90. See the link below for counties reciprocating Alameda and information about Prop 13, 60, and 90.

0 votes 6 answers Share Flag
Wed Oct 6, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Not sure where you are seeing the ads--if looking at a RealtyTrac ad-- keep in mind that RealtyTrac's information may not always accurate and oftentimes misleading--you could be looking at a lis pendens property--notice of default--or some kind of filing fee, etc.; some of those properties may not be for sale yet, and some may never be, if the default is satisfied by the owner. If you are interested in foreclosures, work with an agent--he/she will have access to reliable information--also don't overlook traditional sales as some may turn out to be a much better bargain than some of the foreclosure properties. ... more
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Tue Jul 6, 2010
Heather Peck answered:
Is the garage door opener still there? Is the garage door still there? If so, just rip down the drywall. You're talking a little sweat equity.

If you're not into physical labor, call a couple licensed handymen and ask what they'd charge. Also check with a licensed contractor. Without seeing it, it would be difficult for anyone to give you a price.

Don't let something like this keep you from buying a house that you love.
... more
0 votes 9 answers Share Flag
Mon May 24, 2010
Jack asked:
I am interested in 4th thru 12th grades. Thinking about moving to Petaluma but don't know anything about the schools.
0 votes 0 Answers Share Flag
Tue May 18, 2010
Diane Wheatley answered:
Unfortunately in your friend's case the laws of California would not necessary allow him additional time in the home as opposed to a tenant who entered into a lease agreement prior to the recording date of the trust deed on title. If the lease agreement was dated and went into effect prior to the date of the trust deed which was foreclosed on then the tenant may be granted the term of the lease with the lender replacing the original landlord as the entity entitled to collect the rent and oversee that the terms of the lease agreement are met.

There could also be a bit of a question as to the lease agreement by and between family members as that may constitute a non arms-length transaction therefore negate the validity of the lease agreement as well.

Please understand that I am not a real estate attorney and can only provide you with my interpretation and opinion on your friend's situation. You cannot take my opinion as fact. Please do the right thing and consult with a qualified real estate attorney to answer all of your important questions. Good luck to your friends!

Diane Wheatley, Broker
Move Up Properties Real Estate
CA DRE #01873098
... more
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Wed May 12, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Any local agent can help you with comps--recently sold similar properties in the immediate area--review the data, make a determination and go from there.
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Wed Dec 2, 2009
David Thomas answered:
Hi Jane! Space Rent/HOA dues for Petaluma Estates range from $560 to $790 within the park and include Activities Available, BBQ Area, Cable TV, Clubhouse, Electric Metered, Game Room, Gas Metered, Swim Pool-Indoor, Tennis Courts

Home prices range from $40,000 to $150,000 and there are currently 7 homes available for sale, with 6 having sold in the last 6 months.

Hope this helps!
... more
0 votes 0 Answers Share Flag
Sun Aug 22, 2010
Mep answered:
They not always have homeowner fees, but you will have a monthly lease/rent on the land the mobile home is occupying.
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Fri Aug 27, 2010
Steven Ornellas answered:
Hi Memet, on my home page (link provided below) I have a graphing mortgage calculator where you can enter all the loan variables (house cost only being one of seven that need to be considered) to get your answer.

Much depends on how much you can place as a down payment and what your interest rate will be; however, property taxes, hazard insurance, and possibly private mortgage insurance if the total loan-to-value ratio is greater than 80%, also add to the total monthly expense.

Best, Steve
... more
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Thu Mar 21, 2013
Kelly sullivan answered:
I do have a C-3 Zoned property at 3696 Petaluma Blvd North with a office/studio for $325,000. Not sure if it would work, but thought I would put it out there to you.

Best to you,

Kelly Sullivan
... more
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Sat Oct 13, 2012
Sylvia Barry, MAS,CIPS,SRES answered:
Hi Shopper:

Like your name says, you are a 'Shopper' - stay with a Realtor who has the knowledge, the experience, and the patience to work with you to 'shop' for the right house and actually 'negotiate' on your behalf for the right pice for you - you never know what you are able to get until you actually do it ;-)

Sylvia Barry
Frank Howard Allen Realtors
... more
0 votes 4 answers Share Flag
Mon Jun 1, 2009
Julie Rees answered:
Hi Debbie.
If you're looking for pre-foreclosure homes you can contact a local Realtor. You can also looking in the legal notices section of your local newspaper for information. If this does not answer your question you may contact me, Julie Rees Realtor w/Coldwell Banker-Folsom, CA. (916) 622-7337. ... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Wed Nov 10, 2010
Lynn Bowen answered:
Here are several links to school rating websites that should help you out. The first is Great Schools and the link will take you right to the Petaluma Schools section.

Here are some additional ones as well, unfortunately the Sonoma County Office Of Education Link is down this morning but it is correct so hopefully it will be up and running soon.

California Department of Education

School Wise Press

Great Schools

Sonoma County Office of Education

I hope these links help you out. If you have trouble with any of them they are hyperlinked@n my Website on the Links page under Education.

Lynn Bowen
Domaine Real Estate
Sebastopol CA
... more
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
1 2 3
Search Advice