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!
The questions I get most often are, “How is the real estate market?” and, “What do you predict for 2021 in real estate?”. Here you will see predictions shared from California Association of Realtors regarding the state of California and our local market as presented by Dr. Eyler, President of Economic Forensics and Analytics.
Napa is predicted to gain more than 8% in median home prices by October of 2021. Some of this is dependent on the need for employment numbers to improve and how long this recovery will take. Lower prices houses may be selling more due to the high unemployment rate of the owners of those homes. Interest rates are predicted to stay low until 2022. Indicators Dr. Eyler is watching carefully include outmigration, structural changes in businesses, shelter in place surge, and vaccines. Supply and demand compacted with slow home building are all major contributing factors to these predictions.
Dr. Eyler was generous enough to not only let us record his presentation but share his slides. Email me if you would like the slides. Let me know if you have any questions.
For more information on the local current real estate market, or to find out the value of your home- call, text, or email me today!
Tis the Season to spread some Christmas cheer...through service & love!
During this time of year, my family is typically participating in local service events such as the throwing a holiday party at the Rainbow House, ringing bells for Salvation Army, and helping parents pick out free gifts from Napa County Holiday Assistance Program. This year these events are not taking place but that doesn’t mean we can’t help, especially with so many more people in need.
Here are ways that you can volunteer over the next month!
These messages are from 3 very involved families that run/support local organizations in Napa and are amazing. The first is from the GIGG…
We have Adopted Families...For years we have supported families in need by supporting them through the holidays. I have connected with Catholic Charities and we will be providing Christmas to all the families living at the Rainbow House. It is our goal to provide gifts, clothing, and food for these families!! All items must be turned in by Friday, December 18th! Please drop off to my house (3371 Browns Valley Rd.) or to Justin-Siena!
Make sure to wrap and label all gifts!
Here is the link to sign up:
Also...The GIGG is excited to partner with TEAM Morales Events for Movie Nights at the Napa Fairgrounds Expo. We are the highlighted non-profit this week!
We are scheduled for the evenings of 12/3 - 12/6. Come and work from 5-7:30pm and then feel free to stay and watch the movie!
12/6: CHRISTMAS VACATION
We need volunteers, but we also want to support Team Morales! If you have not yet been out there, it is a blast! To purchase tickets, go to: https://www.teammoralesevents.com/movie-nights. By December
This one is from BE KIND NAPA
We are partnering with other groups in our Napa community to help collect backpacks filled with essential items for those in Napa experiencing homelessness. The Napa County Shelter (which is now open year-round because of the increased need) will distribute the backpacks. Please consider signing up to donate a filled backpack by clicking on the red donation button at the end of this email.
Donations can be dropped off to Judd's Hill winery (2332 Silverado Trail) every day between 10am-4pm until December 15th. If you are not able to drop off your donation, we are happy to pick it up from you. Please contact Holly Finkelstein by emailing email@example.com
Thank you for your generosity and keeping our community kind!
Finally, Adobe Services https://www.abodeservices.org/napa-county
Anyone want to help me and the boys fill backpacks for ADULTS experiencing homelessness? The goal is to produce 150 filled backpacks for Abode services by December 15th. Would you like to donate a full back pack or some of the items needed? See below from Abode flyer - I’m happy to pick up in Napa area.
Winter Fill-a-Backpack Drive
We are collecting filled backpacks to hand out to people experiencing homelessness to keep our neighbors warm throughout the winter!
Please include the following items in each backpack:
● Water bottle
● Snack (sealed, shelf-stable)
● Hand sanitizer
● Small shampoo
● Small deodorant
Think about what you might want in your pack if you lived in a tent, car, RV or
temporary shelter, and include that too!
If you know of additional ways to serve this holiday season, please share. I’d love to spread the word.
A hot property requires strategy and teamwork to write the winning offer. My clients were the first to view this house before it officially hit the market. We worked together with the seller and the listing agent to put together the seller’s ideal offer in a highly competitive situation. We were able to offer accelerated timelines with the use of local lenders Thomas Coakley and Scott Whitlock at Fairway Mortgage and prescheduled home inspector, Bob McPhee. The team came together and made it happen for this happy Napa family.
This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home was purchased in a highly competitive multiple offer situation. I represented the buyers who are excited about the 2 separate yards for entertaining and the 3 car, finished garage. They are ecstatic to buy in their ideal neighborhood close to their school and their parents. This single story home, complete with solar, sold for $824,000.
Let’s find you an off market property and let me help you put together the winning offer!
This sale presented some unique obstacles. Located in the Riverfront building meant the 2 property management companies, Homeowner’s Association, lender, buyer’s Realtor and I had to work cooperatively, patiently and diligently through a series of unusual challenges to see through this long escrow. Many moving pieces had to be managed and professionals needed to work together to make this sale happen. The first lender couldn’t complete the loan needed. The appraiser required more guidance than usual. The 2 property management companies struggled to provide documentation needed. However, the buyer’s Realtor and I persevered and the sale finally closed this week! All worth the extra effort to have a happy seller who can now move on with retirement from being a landlord, a happy tenant who is able to stay in place and a very happy buyer who own’s a second home in Napa as a retreat. I’m feeling thankful for teamwork, hard work and the determination to follow through even the most difficult sale with the professionals I have surrounding me.
588 Main St. #214 is a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom
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.