Some people come into your life for even just a short time and make a big impact. I represented the buyers and helped them explore Napa to find their new home. They were busy selling their home in southern California so I diligently guided them through the process with boots on the ground here. During this time, I also met the seller. She shared some of her story complete with life lessons I needed to hear. I love this job where you meet people who may not have come into your life otherwise, and there is always something to learn from them. These real connections are incredibly helpful during the negotiating process and making sure that, in each transaction, everyone comes out a winner.
Open House Today 1-3PM
Speaking of people coming into your life for a short time, open houses are back! I love a bustling open house with new and familiar faces. Hearing how people would make a house their own in always inspiring and really listening to these potential buyers helps me understand what the market is looking for so I can help my sellers too.
Come on by my neighborhood and say, “Hi!” at 139 Wingard Circle today from 1-3. This is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath home offered at $756,000.
All of today’s open houses are below for your reference. Have fun seeing what is available in person!!!
Have you noticed construction as you enter Napa from the south near the eucalyptus trees? I spent time recently meeting with representatives of the next Auberge Resort, Stanly Ranch. I am happy to share all I know and even take you for a site visit.
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My background as an educator means that I always love learning. I started this week off right by visiting an innovative 3D printed Accessory Dwelling Unit and learning more about the possibilities they offer. Mighty Builders is a bay area company making the idea of adding value to your property with an ADU affordable and simple. I learned that people are using these as pool houses, guest cottages or rental units. They are cooperating with the City of Napa and currently installing here. Want to know more? Reach out and I will share all that I learned. I can take you to tour one until June 17th.
I grew up in Napa and went to St. John’s Catholic School and then Justin Siena. I left for college and to start my teaching career before moving back and to buy our first house with our 9 month old baby girl. Now, I get to welcome new couples to Napa and help them make Napa their home. Wonderful clients moved to Napa from Los Angeles just in time to make the house and this city their home before having their first baby. I truly love connecting my clients in any way I can to this wonderful community we all blessed to call home.
It was my absolute pleasure to help friends find their parents a house here in Napa, so they can be closer to their grandchildren. We found them an ideal community to join, complete with regular pickleball tournaments in the court. It was the first house they had purchased in more than 50 years and I enjoyed guiding them through the process.
The sellers now get to move to enjoy their retirement in Arizona.
A happy story for all involved.
If you have friends or family in need of real estate assistance, please connect us!
Located in downtown, just west of Fuller Park, this 2 bedroom, 3 bathroom house with 1864 sq ft sold for $850,000. My clients purchased this home for $9,000 UNDER asking price in a multiple offer situation. The additional photos here show the beautiful hardwood floors in this Victorian home plus an updated kitchen and a 1600 sq ft garage/workshop in the backyard.
Yes, it is a competitive market, but my clients and I are finding success. It is looking like it will be a busy spring in Napa's real estate market, so let me know what you are looking for so I can keep your needs in mind as properties show up as coming soon or even before they hit the market. If you have friends or family even thinking about buying or selling in 2021, I would love to begin chatting about the possibilities.
My brand new listing is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in a 55 years old or older community for $299,000. Let me know if you or someone you know would like to take a look.
I sold my first listing of the year before the end of January!
There are many coming soon properties waiting to hit the market, including my next listing to be launched in 2 weeks. If you are interested in finding out about off market opportunities and coming soon properties, let me know.
This single story home is a short walk from all of downtown Napa's food and entertainment. Sitting on attractive Hayes St. with an updated kitchen, bathroom and laundry room which match the character of the home. The hardwood floors, built-in cabinets, and private backyard all add to the charm of this downtown home.
2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1000 sq ft, 1 car garage, Built in 1938, .14 acre
Sold for $690,000
Two properties in escrow to start 2021!
My listing at 1190 Hayes St. accepted a very strong offer and is set to close at the end of the month. I have one very happy seller.
Plus, clients and friends, had their offer accepted on a downtown property in a multiple offer situation and they are busy drawing up plans and meeting with contractors for their remodel already. I get my energy from helping people in my hometown and I appreciate this positive energy more now than ever!
I hope your 2021 is off to a successful start as well. Please let me know how I can help. I can refer you to excellent lenders to see what your next move should be or help you start that trust you have been putting off. Maybe some renovations are in your plans for the year or you are ready to enlist the help of a financial planner. Just ask me for recommendations. I am here to help!
Yellow has always been one of my favorite colors with it’s mood boosting powers and optimism. Pantone seems to agree and has selected “Illuminating” as one of the colors of the year along with the continued trendy “Ultimate Gray” as the perfect compliment. Pantone called them “two independent colors that come together to create an aspirational color pairing, conjoining deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the optimistic promise of a sunshine filled day.”
Ultimate Gray is a cement-like shade, the type of color that can be found in pebbles along the shore and that “quietly assures, encouraging feelings of composure, steadiness and resilience.” Illuminating is a bright, vivacious shade imbued with the spirit of the sun.
The color pairing may seem jarring initially. Taken separately, they occupy somewhat opposite sides of the emotional color wheel; gray can read a bit cold and stoic while yellow is warm and cheery. Together, however, they represent “a marriage of strength and optimism.”
Like last year’s Classic Blue, which represented stability and reassurance at a time when trust and faith were needed, this year’s choices are inspired by the current world order. “The Pantone Color of the Year reflects what is taking place in our global culture, expressing what people are looking for that color can hope to answer,” said Laurie Pressman, vice president of the Pantone Color Institute. “As society continues to recognize color as a critical form of communication, and a way to symbolize thoughts and ideas, many designers and brands are embracing the language of color to engage and connect.”
“Soft gray with light yellow feels like morning.”
By Sam Shalom Pantone Color(s) Of The Year 2021: Ultimate Gray And Illuminating - Coldwell Banker Blue Matter
Hope you are feeling all the optimism of a new year! Happy New Year and Best Wishes for 2021!
One of my goals for 2021 is to buy a new house. Let me know if I can help you reach your real estate goals!
We are choosing to focus on the JOY of this holiday season and have a new decoration to remind us.
Below you will find 6 ideas to help you add joy for the next 6 days until Christmas.
Join us in celebrating with these festive ideas:
I would love to hear about unique ways you are celebrating the holidays this year.
Have a very Merry Christmas!
Growing up in Napa I learned the value of community. I strive to serve the neighborhoods that I grew up in and the people who desire to make Napa their home. I help people connect to the community of Napa with a focus on continuing to build the unique community of Napa and my belief that home is where your story begins.