March 7, 2022 Solano-Napa Regional Update

As I take a twirl around the region this week, I’m starting to see a slight uptick of inventory in American Canyon, Benicia, and Fairfield. It looks like the spring market may be beginning here. I’ve broken out Hiddenbrooke from Vallejo this week as there...

3-4-22 Bon Mots…Conflict Manage This

Boy, do I have your next job! Yeah, baby. Grizzly Bear Conflict Manager. Sign me up. I have to admit, I’m completely enjoying the love that this job post is getting, both on Slate and on Twitter. The truth is, it can’t be that much harder than real estate....

2/28/22 Solano-Napa Regional Market Update

Interesting stat I just heard at my company’s major conference: 35% of the homes in the country don’t have a mortgage and 63% of the homes have equity. This seems to help answer the question as to whether or not we’re in a bubble. To that end,...

2-25-22 Bon Mots

I’ve been in a funk, this week. I’m feeling a little like Medusa after a fight with Perseus, although this could accurately depict the scene on September 17 in South Bend…apparently someone over UC Berkeley thought it would be a good idea to pit the...

Homebuyer Assistance Programs

Even if home affordability isn’t at an all time low, it’s still pretty close. The last few weeks I’ve been railing against the increasing unaffordability of housing in the region. As a result, I’ve started to research policies and programs...

2/21/22 Solano-Napa Regional Update

I’ve been looking at the numbers again, this week. I am completely floored by what’s going on in Benicia. They’re only carrying 2 active homes on the market for three weeks now. Although things are fluctuating daily, by and large, the complete lack...

2/18/22 Cheap Shots and Bon Mots

Mortgage professionals upon seeing interest rates above 4% this week…or maybe my youngest when the Bengals couldn’t run the ball 1 yard… No deep thoughts this week, as we go straight for the jugular (Valentine’s Day does that to me). Some...

No easy days…

I’m hardly a Navy 🦭, but real estate does come with its challenges…with its ups and downs. For every successful transaction, there is a back story. At the end of the day, though, we continue to serve a select number of families because we believe in our...

JUST SOLD – 260 American Canyon Rd, Space 46

These are the ones that feel good. It took way too long (3 months) and way too many hurdles, not to see through to the end. Only phenomenal work by all parties got this one to the closing table. In the end, my clients got the word today that their loan had funded and...

Something Happened on the way to Affordability…

I’ll be brief. A lot of experts are saying that we need to build more housing; increased inventory will bring slower price growth so that homes remain affordable to most of the people (hopefully). As I mentioned in a previous post (can’t find it,...