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Thu Apr 11, 2013
Jim Olive answered:
I'm no attorney and this is just a public help forum, but I would imagine the bank can come after ANY assetts they know you hold. The mortgage loan may have only been secured by the property, but once they open suit, I think everything is fair game. Now if you get them to agree that your short sale is the "final answer" and that they will not come after you for the losses they incurred, you should be ok. Your best bet is to find a good attorney and see how you can protect your assets... ... more
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Fri Aug 30, 2013
Patty Marken answered:
It is a manufactured home and the floors appear to be a laminate. Would you like to make an appointment to see this home? I would be happy to show it to you.
Thank you,
Patty Marken
Pacific Union International
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Thu Apr 11, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
You can contact the listing agent who will be able to help you learn more about that specific property (and probably will know a lot about similar properties in the area). To find an agent, just click on the yellow button on the property's Trulia listing and you will be able to start a dialogue.

Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can help with anything else. I am happy to be a resource for you. Good luck with the search!

Ali, Trulia Voices Community Manager
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Tue Dec 18, 2012
Ron Pfleger answered:
That really depends on a number of factors such as when you bought, the location, the condition, etc. A local agent can provide you with comps to show you what has recently sold similar to your property.

And the rental market is strong in Sonoma. The shortage of inventory is increasing rents. But again the location and condition will determine what you will receive.

Ron Pfleger
778 Broadway
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Sun Nov 4, 2012
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
You can research this information at
Good luck,
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Wed Oct 17, 2012
Avram Goldman answered:
I live in Aqua Caliente. Neighborhoods can vary from block to block. Originally the areas were summer homes for many families living in SF. The area is very eclectic. There are a few homes under $ 200k and then there are those at the other end over $ 2mil. We love it because it feels very old Sonoma. Plus the best Mexican food and grocery stores abound. If you would like to know more information on the more specific neighborhoods you can e-mail me at Avram.goldman@pacunion,com or contact me at 707.934.2323. Cheers. ... more
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Tue Sep 11, 2012
CJ Holmes answered:
What is the property address? With that information I should be able to provide solid guidance for you. I recommend we take this offline. Thanks, cj
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Mon May 1, 2017
Patty Marken answered:
Diverse agriculture 10 acre minimum ,it is a great zoning, lots of leeway on what you can do on the property. Can not be split into anything smaller than 10 acres.
Hope that helps!
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Wed Jul 11, 2012
Terry Bell answered:
There are a few loan brokers around that might be able to find financing, but it is very limited before 1970. You would do best to try and get owner financing, or a personal loan on a car, or a loan through a friend or relative. Right now there are a lot of reasonable mobile homes around, and you should consider that if you can get a newer one, then it will be easier to re-sell if you have to in the future. Drop me an email if you would like the names of some mobile home brokers. Best, Terry ... more
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Wed May 23, 2012
Homes answered:
Call the realtors listed with foreclosures listings on and ask to bid on the work.
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Tue Nov 27, 2012
Jeff & Tracey Schween answered:
You would also want to consider Santa Rosa due to both the active community and the proximity to Annadel, Spring Lake & Howarth Parks. If you want country, you may also look into Kenwood which borders the Eastside of Annadel Park ... more
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Mon May 7, 2012
Michelle Mozell 602 292-0753 answered:
Hi Lbelle,

Are you seeking in the City of Sonoma or Sonoma County?

Please email me or call me anytime?

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Fri Mar 16, 2012
Sandra Ormerod answered:
There are 3 over 55 communities -- Temelec, Creekside and Chantrelle that are located fairly close to each other. Temelec is the oldest of the communities. All three communities are well maintained, have a pool / clubhouse. Both Creekside and Temelec have homes that border vineyard or open space and this is often desireable. There are also several all age communities, i.e., Sonoma Greens that offer the amenties of pool, tennis courts, walking paths, etc that are offered by the senior communities. Each community has a homeowner's association and each HOA covers different items. Location and overall layout of the home will factor into your overall decision making.

Glad to answer any other specific questions you may have.

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Fri Jul 1, 2011
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Hi Sherry,

Have you been checking CraigsList?

Also, can you be more specific? Fairly regularly agents in my office (something like 80 or so of us now) send emails announcing rentals their clients are offering in Sonoma County that are not advertised elsewhere.

Hilary O'Rourke
Keller Williams
(707) 545-6555
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Sat Nov 5, 2011
Gerard Carney answered:
Central Air is a given these days, you want to know what the increase to the value of your property will be, it is like asking what increase in value will I have if I announce to my buyers that the property has walls, or has bathrooms with toilets. The increase in value would be ZERO ... more
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Sun Sep 30, 2012
Sally Grenier answered:
Talk to a local Realtor in your area. He/she will be able to pull up that information for you.
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Thu Mar 21, 2013
Jonathan answered:
It appears my link got deleted. It was this property:
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Sat Feb 5, 2011
Tony McMahon answered:
No one here has a crystal ball to determine what rates may look like in 5 years. That being said rates have been going up recently and they are still at historic lows. The decision is yours but the old adage a bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bush seems to come to mind in this instance. ... more
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Sun Jul 14, 2013
Dave Roberts answered:
I've seen beautiful gardens all over the county...except at the coast. You're right to exclude that area from your search. Petaluma has the most coastal influence of the inland cities so it's hard to ripen tomatoes there. On the other hand, cooler season vegetables like lettuces, peas, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, etc. do really well there. Each fall there's a beautiful corn maze between Petaluma and Cotati, so corn will grow there, but not as well as farther north.
Luther Burbank had wonderful gardens in Santa Rosa and Sebastopol. The loamy soils in Sebastopol may be the best in the county. Rohnert Park was a seed farm for flowers and vegetables before it was a residential subdivision, so clearly any gardening effort there starts off with a decent heritage. Healdsburg was a fruit paradise for pears and prunes before it was a foodie's mecca for food and wine. Nearly anything will grow successfully near Healdsburg. There's a wonderful heritage tomato stand on Westside Road every year and marvelous peaches just a few hundred yards away on Felta Rd. That's not to mention the heritage apple farm on the same road.

Good luck with your move and your gardens. I'm looking out my window at a blooming purple princess and thinking of my planned dinner of lovely fresh spinach and chard that are fresh from the gardens of one of my listings in Santa Rosa. Tasty and fresh as only home gardens (or a great farmer's market) can provide.

My final advice is to make sure you have a great water supply. Gardening is water intensive and water isn't cheap. You can fix soil. It's a lot harder to fix a dry well.
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