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Most Important Features for Homebuyers

lisasheppard | August 13, 2020
Today's homebuyers are sizing up a home for its curb appeal and interior space/layout. Certain features are considered more important and desirable than others.  In addition to home office space, now in large demand due to the pandemic and...

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Home Sales Decline in April During SIP Restrictions

lisasheppard | May 18, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has essentially delayed the start of a bustling spring housing market. Home sellers ready to sell their homes were faced with additional challenges when the Shelter in Place orders took effect. Those restrictions prohi...

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Wildfire Rebuilds Allowed During Coronavirus Shutdown

lisasheppard | March 25, 2020
Included in the latest federal guidelines of critical infrastructure sectors were construction of housing, especially affordable housing and housing for the homeless. Also allowed were to continue working were trade professionals, including...

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A Growing Trend in California: Fire Resistant Homes

lisasheppard | December 24, 2019
With wildfires becoming an increasingly serious issue in California, more and more homeowners are choosing to rebuild their homes with a fire-resistant design and materials, including metal roofs and pre-fabricated steel framing wrapped in ...

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Sonoma, Marin & Napa County Home Prices Decrease in July

lisasheppard | September 14, 2019
While the median price has dropped slightly, home sales increased in the North Bay in July from a year before. Marin County and Napa County sales increased by 15.5% from July of last year, but the median price decreased by 3.6% in Marin ...

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Summer Sees Slowdown & Pickier Buyers in the North Bay

lisasheppard | July 17, 2019
An annual Summer slowdown in the North Bay housing market is the norm as buyers focus their attention and energy on summer activities.  However, local experts indicate that there might be something more to this slowdown with homes remainin...

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