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Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific - BRE #01474067
Benicia, CA Real Estate and Vallejo, CA Real Estate, Coldwell Banker Realtor, Foreclosure and Short Sale Specialist for Solano, Napa, and Contra Costa County. Assisting seller and buyers in meeting their real estate needs.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
Ummmmm, yes it is have been sometime since I have written anything.  I know my trusted friends on Active Rain encourage me to get back in the saddle again.   It is exasperating for them to find a post from 2014 to comment on...in no particular order other than me typing as they pop into my head: ...
01/02/2016
The aftershocks from the Napa Earthquake continue both physically and mentally.   I was doing ok and not thinking about aftershocks...then I watch the news.  Over and over they repeat, change, and analyze the probablity of aftershocks and their magnitude.  For some reason Monday night when I wen...
08/27/2014
  The Napa-American Canyon earthquake jolted my husband and I out of bed.  Literally I have never seen a house shake.  Our bed felt like we were in the Exorcist movie.  We are only 15 miles from the epicenter and the crack went north to Napa.  My brother in law who is a retired CA Geologist plot...
08/25/2014
Our Benicia inventory of homes for sale is low, but where are the buyers?  We add a few homes, and a few homes go into contract.  Compared to two months ago when homes would fly off the shelves, we still have limited inventory and it appears we have a limited inventory of potental Benicia buyers...
08/01/2014
What makes a neighborhood in Benicia considered good?  That is a subjective question which as an agent I turn it around with a question of what is "good" to you? Examples of a good neighborhood to me are the following: Today I got a call a neighbor who left me a message:  "Hi Mel, just calling to...
12/10/2013
Benicia is in the top 50 safest cities in California as of 11/18/2013.  Our fair city ranked #40 and what an honor it is.  This is a SafeWise report that "examined data from the most recent FBI Crime in the U.S. Report and married it with our own thorough research to produce a comprehensive list ...
11/19/2013
OH What a relief it is.. that Benicia Home Owners are gaining some equity!  In a report by our local MLS (BAREIS), which tracks sold homes, it shows the median sold price August 2013 over August 2012 has risen 30%.  At the beginning of the summer our inventory was a low of 6 homes for sale!  As o...
09/28/2013
Real Estate first...crazies second.  My broker said that today in response to our in-house lender's comments.  We all chuckled and belly laughed.  The comment was right on for the way our days can be sometimes. We have those clients who mean well, are well qualified but test our strengths.  Somet...
07/24/2013
Don't we all put our pants on the same way with the loan process?  I have been struggling, along with many other agents to get offers accepted when there is not 20% down.  In Solano county we are finding that removing appraisal contingency, bringing in extra cash, having a very healthy down payme...
04/26/2013
A Homeowner Assistance Facts and Truths Seminar is being held March 23 at the Benicia Library 170 E L St.  This is FREE and being hosted by Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific and Wells Fargo. The time is from 1-3PM.  We would like RSVPs, however in today's busy world, if you can stop by.... please do...
03/16/2013
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