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Real Estate Agent - Frank Howard Allen Realtors
Insider comments on happenings in Sonoma, why you might want to live here or just come visit. Photographs included.
I've been working with some clients who now find themselves in the unenviable, but not rare,  position of being in a short sale situation.  We hear a lot about this in the news, and we know the reality of what it means...when the house sells, there will not be enough money to cover all the encumb...
Any of you who have come to our beautiful San Francisco Bay Area know that San Francisco connects to the East Bay (Berkeley, Oakland, Walnut Creek, etc.) via the Bay Bridge.  Of course, its even more famous sister, The Golden Gate, (actually orange) takes people out of San Francisco north to Mari...
After the doom and gloom of my last blog, I thought it appropriate to remember one more great reason we live here...The Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction Weekend - Aug. 31st through Sept. 2nd.  There are still tickets!!!  Go to this website: to get tickets and see the de...
I've never (yet) been in a position to own a second home - I do live in CA after all, and have had 10 homes here that I've lived in - but I'm curious about other areas of the country that are considered  large 2nd home markets.  What buying criteria do your 2nd home buyers use?  Is there a relati...
Decided to give up on the photography problem for this blog and just comment on a few things that are happening here in Sonoma.Sunday night I attended a wonderful evening and a fabulous dinner at the Atwood Ranch.  They were celebrating, and announcing, a new endowment for Giant Steps.  Several o...
So...I'm having a bit of trouble with my interconnecting technology.  So it's either "only words" - very boring - or "old photographs" - not so boring, but just don't think that's all I have to offer! We do have an upcoming event here (I know because my mail box is getting filled up every day wit...
Well...I tried this a few days ago, and somehow my (very exciting) first blog was lost in the ether.  I'm trying again to share some of the wonders of Sonoma, CA with all of you.  For now, my associate,  Jane Hansen, has written about it on Active Rain and provided some great pictures.   For my p...

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