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Posted on 07/11/2020
Video Tour - 554 Emily Rose Circle, Windsor, CA 95492
Wonderful Windsor Town Green location! This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo showcases a beautiful balcony for outdoor entertaining as well as a fireplace for cozy nights in. Enjoy easy access to the 2 car garage, all only a stones throw away from Windsor's restaurants, shopping & amenities. Windsor Town Green is known for its fantastic local farmers markets, as well Summer Nights on the Green concerts, not to mention many other communal arts and events throughout the year. This condo is the perfect spot for weekend getaways or to nest in! Come...
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Posted on 07/11/2020
554 Emily Rose Circle, Windsor, CA 95492 is now new to the market!
Wonderful Windsor Town Green location! This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo showcases a beautiful balcony for outdoor entertaining as well as a fireplace for cozy nights in. Enjoy easy access to the 2 car garage, all only a stones throw away from Windsor's restaurants, shopping & amenities. Windsor Town Green is known for its fantastic local farmers markets, as well Summer Nights on the Green concerts, not to mention many other communal arts and events throughout the year. This condo is the perfect spot for weekend getaways or to nest in! Come...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
Understanding Your Property Taxes
Photo by Edar via PixabayProperty taxes in California have been a much-debated issue in the state. Communities want to raise money for schools, community spaces, and infrastructure projects, but lawmakers also don't want to drive away homebuyers and investors, either. The state does have property tax caps to protect owners, but there's a little more to the story...
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Posted on 07/03/2020
Another Property Sold - 3328 Moorland Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95407
Situated on a large, fully fenced lot, this lovely ranchette comes with many upgrades and amenities. Bamboo flooring guides you through a classic, breezy floor plan. Main bathroom has been recently updated, featuring floating vanity. White cabinetry and wainscoting in the kitchen/dining area create a charming atmosphere. New double pane windows installed in 2018, fresh interior paint, tankless hot water heater, air conditioning, and bonus office space. Large driveway offers ample extra parking. Excellent seasonal sunlight. Located near parks, schools, restaurants, shopping, and public...
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Posted on 07/02/2020
Video Tour - 115 Wild Horse Court, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Conveniently located in the north end of Healdsburg in the secluded Horse Hill neighborhood this 4965 sq.ft. 3/4 bdrm, 4 bath, ultra-large Chef's kitchen is an executive custom-built house. The generous size home will dazzle you with its attention to finishes, quality, great privacy, and extraordinary custom landscape leading to a saltwater pool-oasis highlighted by a waterfall with several terraces to easily enjoy the indoor/outdoor living. The floor plan is ideal for large families or owners wanting separate private offices or multi-generations with a guestwing with a separate entrance if wanted. 2,000 bottle custom wine cellar with over...
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Posted on 07/02/2020
115 Wild Horse Court, Healdsburg, CA 95448 is now new to the market!
Conveniently located in the north end of Healdsburg in the secluded Horse Hill neighborhood this 4965 sq.ft. 3/4 bdrm, 4 bath, ultra-large Chef's kitchen is an executive custom-built house. The generous size home will dazzle you with its attention to finishes, quality, great privacy, and extraordinary custom landscape leading to a saltwater pool-oasis highlighted by a waterfall with several terraces to easily enjoy the indoor/outdoor living. The floor plan is ideal for large families or owners wanting separate private offices or multi-generations with a guestwing with a separate entrance if wanted. 2,000 bottle custom wine cellar with over...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
Do I Need an Attorney to Close?
Photo by Rafa Bordes via Pixabay Real estate closings could be quite simple at one end of the spectrum or very difficult at the other end. In most cases, you will need to understand the legal ramifications of signing several documents, including the note, mortgage, transfer of title, mineral rights, title insurance and tax documents. If your closing...
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Posted on 06/27/2020
965 Prospect Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95409 now has a new price of $675,000!
Move in Ready! Stunning professionally designed with high end finishes, featuring engineered hardwood flooring, quartz counter tops, tile backsplash, and stainless steel Bosch appliances. This 4Bd,2.5Ba Rincon Valley home has been exquisitely updated with thoughtful, elegant touches throughout. The home has AC and boasts large windows that reveal tons of natural light, as well as low profile ambient recessed lighting. Conveniently located approximately 10 minutes to Annadel State Park and in close proximity to restaurants, shopping and amenities including Montgomery Village, and desirable school districts. A must...
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Posted on 06/27/2020
117 Beatrice Court, Windsor, CA 95492 is now new to the market!
Pristinely maintained single level Windsor home located at the end of a beautiful cul-de-sac. This 4 bed/2bath is welcoming and comfortable with large bay windows in the living room and pristine flooring throughout. The finishes are tastefully, custom designed. The huge backyard offers private outdoor living space and immaculate concrete slab-work for entertaining and/or additional parking to the two-car garage. Located in close proximity to many parks including Foothill Regional Park, as well as schools and amenities. Nearby is the Windsor Town Green where a thriving community, events, farmer's market, restaurants and shopping commence....
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Posted on 06/21/2020
How to Take an Old Painting and Make it Yours
Image by Juraj Varga from Pixabay If you're looking to get creative but to do so on a budget, then one fun activity to look at is upcycling an old painting and making it more personal to your style. By old paintings we mean those $2 thrift store oil paintings and popular prints you nabbed for cheap at...
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Posted on 06/19/2020
Video Tour - 2004 Eagle Court, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Stunning new 2,910 +/- sq. ft. 5 bed/3 bath home offers unique layout w/2 downstairs bedrooms as well as formal living & dining rooms. The family room boasts a fireplace, & the beautiful chef's kitchen features stainless steel appliances, 5 burner gas range stove, center island w/quartz counter-tops & breakfast nook. This brand-new home was rebuilt w/gorgeous wide-plank flooring, recessed lighting & cathedral ceilings which offer abundant lighting & spacious environment. The luxurious upstairs en suite master bedroom features a large gorgeous master bath & large walk-in closet. This is a brand-new home in one of...
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Posted on 06/19/2020
2004 Eagle Court, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 is now new to the market!
Stunning new 2,910 +/- sq. ft. 5 bed/3 bath home offers unique layout w/2 downstairs bedrooms as well as formal living & dining rooms. The family room boasts a fireplace, & the beautiful chef's kitchen features stainless steel appliances, 5 burner gas range stove, center island w/quartz counter-tops & breakfast nook. This brand-new home was rebuilt w/gorgeous wide-plank flooring, recessed lighting & cathedral ceilings which offer abundant lighting & spacious environment. The luxurious upstairs en suite master bedroom features a large gorgeous master bath & large walk-in closet. This is a brand-new home in one of...
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