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Archive for February 2011

10 Reasons People Decide to Buy a Home

February 25th, 2011   by lisasheppard

10 Reasons People Decide to Buy a Home

ShareToday, we have a special treat. Ann Douglas of is our guest blogger explaining why most would prefer to own. Enjoy! “ The KCM Crew Renting is a very frustrating way of life. The money you pay every month

MERS: A Mess We Should Know About

February 23rd, 2011   by lisasheppard

The Sheppard Team at Keller Williams Realty

MERS: A MESS We Should Know About

ShareThe greatest hurdle standing in the way of a complete housing recovery is the backlog of distressed properties that must be liquidated. The banks must release these properties to the market in a controlled fashion. If released too quickly, they will crush

Real Estate: Like A Phoenix Rising from the Ashes

February 21st, 2011   by lisasheppard

Real Estate: Like a Phoenix Rising from the Ashes

ShareThe real estate market has experienced difficulty over the last five years. From 2000-2006, house values climbed to unsustainable heights. Since then, we have seen much of this appreciation disappear. Now many look at the housing market as dead and

Foreclosures: Eye of the Storm

February 18th, 2011   by lisasheppard

Foreclosures: The Eye of the Storm

ShareWe have seen many headlines recently reporting that foreclosures and foreclosure sales have decreased over the last few months. However, though the headlines are technically accurate, they don™t reflect what is actually taking place. Foreclosure statistics are being impacted by

Loans Just Got MORE Expensive

February 17th, 2011   by lisasheppard
Now is the time to buy….don’t wait!!

Grieving Can Be Good!

February 11th, 2011   by lisasheppard
Everybody in Sonoma County should be looking into this!!

Grieving Can Be Good!

ShareIn many municipalities, it is that time of year when homeowners have an opportunity to grieve their taxes. In most places, your real estate tax bill is determined largely by the value of your home. With the tumble in home

The Cost of Waiting for Prices to Fall

February 11th, 2011   by lisasheppard

The Cost of Waiting for Prices to Fall

ShareMany purchasers have been sitting on the sidelines waiting for home prices to hit bottom. They want to guarantee that they are purchasing at the best possible price. Like them, we also believe that prices still have some room to fall in

Economic Uncertainty vs. Real Estate Opportunity

February 10th, 2011   by lisasheppard

Uncertainty in Economy vs. Opportunity in Real Estate

ShareThere are many people sitting on the sidelines right now afraid to pull the trigger on a real estate purchase. Some are first time buyers; some are thinking of moving up to the home of their dreams; others are looking