Petaluma, CA Real Estate News

By Jen Birmingham
(Coldwell Banker - San Francisco's North Bay/Wine Country)
In these bleak economic times, a lot of people are struggling financially. Now, in daily conversations, I frequently hear tales of bankruptcies and foreclosures from people whom, just a few years ago, were in great shape, financially. When the topic of bankruptcy comes up, I always suggest looking into Consumer Credit Counseling Services as an alternative. The circumstances vary. Their financial struggles may be the result of divorce, job loss, mortgage interest rate adjustments, poor credit card habits or another unexpected life change. Whatever the case, the days of stability are gone for a lot of people and right now, they are looking for a way out. Years ago, when I divorced my first husband, I found myself saddled with a large amount of debt. A good friend of mine had told me about...
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of September 7, 2010 30% of available listings in Petaluma are in escrow. For the month of August 2010 58 homes sold in Petaluma for an average final selling price of $425,043. The average original asking price of these homes was $448,273. The range of final selling prices was from a low of $217,000 to a high of $1,248,000. Of the 58 homes that sold (23 of which were distress sales) 2 sold at their original asking price and 17 sold for more than their original asking price. It took these homes an average of 99 days to sell. To see all the homes that are currently available for sale through our MLS click here. To see some of the fun things to do in the area, click here. To learn more about this area search more around this blog, visit my website or contact me directly.
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By Jen Birmingham
(Coldwell Banker - San Francisco's North Bay/Wine Country)
In my work as a Realtor® in Petaluma, CA, I hold open houses almost every Sunday. It is a wonderful way to meet prospective clients and an opportunity to help them decide if Petaluma, among their many Bay Area choices, fits their needs. Frequently, young families will come through, scoping out homes and the town, with children in tow--strapped to their parents' chests in their Ergos and Bjorns, or toddling through, enticed by a tall carpeted staircase or a full-length mirror. When these families ask questions about the community, I am sure to make mention of The Petaluma Mothers' Club. This is the organization that greatly enhanced my Petaluma experience. When I moved to Petaluma from San Francisco in 2004, meeting people and making friends outside of work was a challenge. I spent a lot...
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of August 6, 2010 34% of available listings in Petaluma are in escrow. For the month of July 2010 42 homes sold in Petaluma for an average final selling price of $450,815. The average original asking price of these homes was $494,107. The range of final selling prices was from a low of $135,000 to a high of $1,350,000. Of the 42 homes that sold (17 of which were distress sales) 3 sold at their original asking price and 6 sold over their original asking price.  All others sold for less. It took these homes an average of 97 days to sell. To see everything that is currently available for sale through our MLS, click here. For more information about this area search around this blog, vist my website or contact me directly.
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of July 6, 2010 34% of available listings in Petaluma are in escrow. For the month of June 2010 54 homes sold in Petaluma for an average final selling price of $558,156. The average original asking price of these homes was $606,681. The range of final selling prices was from a low of $220,000 to a high of $3,200,000. Of the 54 homes that sold (13 of which were distress sales) 5 sold at their original asking price and 13 sold over their original asking price.  All others sold for less. It took these homes an average of 96 days to sell. To see everything that is currently available for sale through our MLS click here. To learn more about this area search more around this blog, visit my website or feel free to contact me directly.
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By Cynthia Larsen, Independent Broker In Sonoma County, CA
Ugly is the new beautiful in Petaluma.  You say you have an ugly dog?  Then come on out to Petaluma for their 22nd annual Worlds Ugliest Dog Contest on June 25th, 2010.  The winner takes home $1,000 along with lots of doggie bling, a modeling contract with House of Dog and a tour of the talk show circuit. The Sonoma-Marin fair is the venue for everyone to meet Handsome Hector, Monkey Man, Gizmo, Icky, Squiggy and more as they take center stage at 6:00PM.  Celebrity judges Karen “Doc” Halligan, Vertical Horizon Lead Singer Matt Scannell and That '70s Show Christina Moore will take part as Comic Jon Reep emcees. Before the contest gets underway, you can visit Three Dog Bakery to learn the PAWticulars of their Dog Party Cuisine and join their Tummy Rub Club.  Paws for Reading will be in at...
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of June 7, 2010 36% of available listings in Petaluma are in escrow. For the month of May 2010 60 homes sold in Petaluma for an average final selling price of $450,046. The average original asking price of these homes was $474,476. The range of final selling prices was from a low $169,000 to a high of $1,775,000. Of the 60 homes that sold (27 of which were distress sales) 7 sold at their original asking price and a whopping 28 sold for more than their original asking price. It took these homes an average of 98 days to sell. To see everything that is currently for sale through our MLS click here. To learn more about this area in general search more around this blog, visit my website or contact me directly.
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By Kammie Quinones, Santa Rosa Realtor
(Re/Max Pros, License #10372729)
  Petaluma Real Estate For Sale Petaluma Properties (243) Petaluma Foreclosures (20) Petaluma Short Sales (87) New Active Listings (38) Price Reductions (33) Petaluma Land (30) Petaluma Condos (27) For more information and free Real Estate assistance:www.KammieQuinonesRealEstate.com
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By Kammie Quinones, Santa Rosa Realtor
(Re/Max Pros, License #10372729)
Petaluma is one of the oldest cities in California, with one of the best preserved Historic Downtown Areas, on the National Register of Historic Places. Victorian homes and Iron Front buildings surround this charming Riverfront town. Centrally located 32 miles north of San Francisco in Sonoma County Wine Country, Petaluma is the ideal base for exploring more than 195 wineries, the redwoods, dramatic coast, Point Reyes National Seashore and the entire Bay Area. Petaluma was miraculously untouched by the 1906 earthquake. So its many exquisite Victorian homes remain, and sightseeing is a particularly rewarding treat. The Victorian riverfront charm of Petaluma's downtown is surrounded by scenic rural back roads, offering hiking and bicycling, just minutes away. Whether it's live theater, sp...
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of May 9, 2010 38% of available listings in Petaluma are in escrow. For the month of April 2010 56 homes sold for an average final selling price of $428,397. The average original asking price of these homes was $463,754. The range of final selling prices was from a low of $130,000 to a high of $1,020,000. Of the 56 homes that sold (20 of which were distress sales) 5 sold at their original asking price and 12 sold over. It took these homes an average of 86 days to sell. To see everything that is currently available for sale through our MLS click here. To learn more about this area visit my website or contact me directly.
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of April 5, 2010 39% of available listings in Petaluma are in escrow. For the month of March 2010 62 homes sold in Petaluma for an average final selling price of $493,985. The average original asking price of these homes was $530,062. The range of final selling prices was froma low of $194,000 to a high of $1,200,000. Of the 62 homes that sold (27 of which were distress sales) 4 sold at their original asking price and a whopping 20 sold over their original asking price.  All others sold for less. It took these homes an average of 108 days to sell. To see everything that is currently for sale through our MLS, click here. To learn more about this area search more around this blog, visit my website, or feel free to contact me directly.
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By Randy Benefield
(Trademark Property Services & Real Estate Inc., CalBRE, 01976861, 01442405)
Google is looking for communities for testing their Ultra High Speed Internet in various communities. The City of Petaluma is working on their application and has a deadline of March 26. This Ultra High Speed Internet will bring speeds up to one Gigbit per second. Residents can go online to do our part by nominating Petaluma. Go to google.com/appserve/fiberrfi and complete the nomination process. This can be a good for Petaluma's economy as it may attract the Technology Companies again. You can also go to Petaluma360.com for more information. Let's stay cutting edged and move into the future.
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By Kammie Quinones, Santa Rosa Realtor
(Re/Max Pros, License #10372729)
Petaluma has 316 Properties for Sale today!  Petaluma Homes For Sale (211) Petaluma Bank-Owned Listings (30) Petaluma Short-Sale Listings (83) New Petaluma Listings (44) Petaluma Price Reductions (19) Petaluma Land for Sale (36) Petaluma Condos for Sale (21) For more information and access to these properties: http://www.kammie.bestsonomahomesearch.com/guide/Petaluma  
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of March 8, 2010 an encouraging 44% of available listings in Petaluma are in escrow. For the month of February 2010 41 homes sold in Petaluma for an average final selling price of $417,245. The average original asking price of these homes was $447,115. The range of final selling prices was from a low of $200,000 to a high of $764,000. Of the 41 homes that sold (21 of which were distress sales) 2 sold at their original asking price and 12 sold over their original asking price.  All others sold for less. It took these homes an average of 90 days to sell. To see everything that is currently available for sale through our MLS, click here. To learn more about the area visit my website, search more around this blog, or feel free to contact me directly.
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of February 10, 2010 43% of available listings in Petaluma are in escrow. For the month of January 2010 31 homes sold for an average final selling price of $456,815. The average original asking price of these homes was $485,166. The range of final selling prices was from a low of $225,000 to a high of $750,000. Of the 31 homes that sold (13 of which were distress sales) 3 sold at their original asking price and 11 sold over. It took these homes an average of 125 days to sell. To see everything that is currently available for sale on our MLS click here. To learn more about the area visit my website or feel free to contact me directly.
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of January 5, 2010 an impressive 57% of available listings in Petaluma, the Chicken Capital, are in escrow.  Of course, many people take their homes off the market for the holidays making inventory shrink and the percentage of homes in escrow rise as a result. For the month of December 2009 an encouraging 57 homes sold in Petaluma for an average final selling price of $490,457. The average original asking price of these homes was $502,199. The range of final selling prices of these homes was from a low of $195,000 to a high of $1,750,000. Of the 57 homes that sold (28 of which were distress sales) 8 sold at their original asking price and 19 sold over. It took these homes an average of 95 days to sell.  To see everything that is currently available for sale on our MLS, click here. To...
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of December 9, 2009 an impressive 41% of available listings in Petaluma are in escrow. For the month of November 2009 45 homes sold in Petaluma for an average final selling price of $434,608. The average original asking price of these homes was $452,413. The range of final selling prices was from a low of $230,000 to a high of $829,900. Of the 45 homes that sold 19 were distress sales. Of those same 45 homes 5 sold at their original asking price and 15 sold over their original asking price. The other 25 sold for less. It took these homes an average of 126 days to sell. To see everything that is currently available for sale on our MLS, click here. To learn more about the area, visit my website or feel free to contact me directly.
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By Dave Roberts
(Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty)
We see lots of homes on the market with tired landscaping these days. Forlorn REO properties sit next to exhausted short sale properties. It was refreshing to come across a beautifully landscaped front entryway that featured some magnificent azaleas in full bloom. These durable winter perennials provided a brilliant accent and welcoming feel to the large, newer Petaluma home we were touring.
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By Kelley Eling, Realtor Extraordinaire
(Fathom Realty Group)
As of November 6, 2009 an encouraging 42% of available listings in Petaluma are in escrow. For the month of October 2009 6o homes sold in Petaluma for an average final selling price of $439,140. The average original asking price of these homes was $481,687. The range of final selling prices was from a low of $165,000 to a high of $935,000. Of the 60 homes that sold, 2 sold at their original asking price and 18 sold for more than their original asking price.  26 of these 60 homes were distress sales. It took these homes an average of 114 days to sell. To see everything that is currently available for sale through our MLS, click here. To learn more about this area, visit my website or feel free to contact me directly.
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