In my family, we celebrate Advent, which begins today. We are part of the Advent Conspiracy. Advent Conspiracy was founded on the radical idea that we can celebrate Christmas humbly, beautifully, and generously. We challenge all of you to join us in avoiding being overscheduled and take more time to really be present with those you care about most. Spend less, give more of yourself and remember why you celebrate this time of year. https://adventconspiracy.org/
Perhaps you are snug at home avoiding the rain or making preparations for your week. Either way, there are open houses to enjoy. All are below for you.
Make the most of the next 25 days- Happy Advent!
I am blessed to work with amazing inspectors, contractors and real estate service professionals who share my same ethical, thorough dedication to serving our clients. Every step of every real estate transaction, I am partnered with trustworthy, skilled individuals and we work together for the best interest of the buyer or seller we represent.
Tiffany Diede at Old Republic Title www.oldrepublictitle.com/california/napa takes the time to explain all title concerns. Local lenders Scott Whitlock and Thomas Coakley at Fairway Mortgage www.fairwayindependentmc.com/Scott-Whitlock make sure our loans are executed in a timely manner and often help offers get accepted in the first place due to their impeccable reputation. Every listing gets the royal treatment with Dalia Staging, Lori Bitter www.daliastaging.com. She makes each house look its best with the clients furniture, by bringing in her own décor and even changing out light fixtures and mirrors if needed. Every house earns top dollar with the expert photography of Darren Loveland at Aerial Photography www.aerialphotomedia.com. Every transaction is carefully completed with attention to detail and accuracy with the assistance of transaction coordinator, Katie Tharp. We are always ahead of the game when it comes to being ready to close with all paperwork double checked for accuracy.
I learn something new from these experts every time I work with them. They are wiling to take the extra time to explain everything thoroughly to our clients. Each goes the extra mile to address any concerns and investigate possible issues. They have squeezed my clients in to make sure important projects are completed in a timely manner. They are fair, trust worthy and easy to work with.
RCM Home Inspection, Bob McPhee
Plumbing Pro, Bernie Bishop
Adams Electric, Mike Adams
Pintail Roofing, Dean Bledsoe
Napa Valley Chimney Sweep, Philip Stith
Today I take time to be thankful for all of these professionals. Thank you for caring about each client and serving them well. I am so grateful to have you on my team.
Something else to be thankful for…all of today’s open houses on a beautiful, sunny day. Enjoy! They are all below for your reference.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and those you are thankful for!
I am so thankful for all of my clients. They each bring something unique to my life and provide me with the opportunities to learn something new about real estate with each showing, offer, listing and escrow. We may start out as strangers at an open house or a referral but they all end up as friends.
Today I am taking some time out to plan Thanksgiving week events with family who will be visiting from out of town and feeling most thankful for the clients I call friends whom I've met in my career.
Something else to be thankful for- Lots of great open houses out there for you on this beautiful morning. All are below for you.
If you or someone you know is looking for the most square footage (over 2,000sq ft) in North Napa in a home built after 1990 in the $700,00’s, then 2494 Trower Ave. is the only option on the market. I am happy to show it anytime!
This has to be my most rewarding sale of the year. We worked together for about 2 years to find Eric his first home. Along the way we discovered we both graduated from Justin Siena and knew many people in common. I learned that he is the first male in his family to graduate from college and he accomplished this from St. Mary’s College by earning scholarships. Now, as an accomplished young professional, we finally found him his first home and it never even hit the open market! The power of Coldwell Banker and a Realtor working hard for you: a co worker mentioned the listing would be available soon and I jumped on it to make Eric’s dream of owning a home close to his family come true. Eric is an outstanding person, hardworking and a fellow Justin Siena alum. I am so proud to be part of this experience for him! Best sale of the year!
Let me know specifics about what you are looking for and maybe I can find you the perfect property off market too! Or maybe you would consider selling for the “right” price. I am happy to advertise for you off market. Some of the best deals happen that way!
The open houses for this weekend are below. Enjoy the special Veteran’s Day Weekend!
Sunday, November 10, 2019 Open Houses
I hope everyone enjoyed Halloween and the extra hour this weekend as we set our clocks back. I am happy to see the sun a little sooner in my morning but know I will miss it this evening. These beautiful fall days are such a treat in Napa!
This week I offer you a peek into the current national economy:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday cut interest rates for the third time this year, as expected, in a move to ensure the U.S. economy weathers a global trade war without slipping into a recession, but signaled its rate-cut cycle might be at a pause.
In lowering its policy rate by a quarter of a percentage point to a target range of between 1.50% and 1.75%, the U.S. central bank dropped a previous reference in its policy statement that it “will act as appropriate” to sustain the economic expansion - language that was considered a sign for future rate cuts. Instead, the Fed said it will “monitor the implications of incoming information for the economic outlook as it assesses the appropriate path” of its target interest rate, a less decisive phrase. Kansas City Fed President Esther George and Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren dissented from the decision. They have opposed all three Fed rate cuts this year as unnecessary. The Fed’s description of the U.S. economy on Wednesday remained largely unchanged, with labor markets said to be “strong,” and economic activity “rising at a moderate rate.”
As in its previous policy statement, the Fed said it took the action to reduce borrowing costs “in light of the implications of global developments for the economic outlook as well as muted inflation pressures.” The Fed said business investment and exports remained “weak.” The rate cut was widely anticipated by financial markets, but expectations for additional cuts after October have diminished significantly in recent weeks. U.S. stocks, down modestly before the Fed's statement, pared some of their losses and were little changed on the day. The benchmark S&P 500 Index .SPX, which had hit a record high earlier in the week, was down fractionally. Bond yields also showed little reaction, with the 10-year Treasury note yield US10YT=RR at 1.80%, down about 3 basis points on the day. The dollar edged up to the day’s high against a basket of the currencies of top U.S. trading partners .DXY. “It’s pretty much what was expected,” said Jim Powers, director of investment research at Delegate Advisors. “The more important outcome is they removed the phrase ‘act as appropriate.’ It looks like the market is taking that to mean that there will be a pause in the declining rate path they were on beforehand. That’s that was expected, and that’s generally a good thing.” The central bank and U.S. economy are at an unusual juncture. Unemployment is near a 50-year low, inflation is moderate, and data earlier on Wednesday showed gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of 1.9% in the third quarter, a slowdown from the first half of the year but not as sharp a decline as many economists expected and some Fed officials feared.
But parts of the economy, particularly manufacturing, have stuttered in recent months as the global economy slowed. Businesses have pared investment in response to the U.S.-China trade war that both raised tariffs on many goods, and also made the world a riskier place to make long-term commitments. While that has not had an obvious impact yet on U.S. hiring or consumer spending, Fed officials felt a round of “insurance” rate cuts was appropriate to guard against a worse outcome. The Fed cut rates in July and again in September, and by doing so hoped to encourage businesses and consumers with more affordable borrowing costs. The approach was successful in the 1990s when risks developed during another prolonged period of economic growth.
Reporting by Howard Schneider; Additional reporting by Ross Kerber in New York; Editing by Paul Simao
My listing at 2494 Trower is open today at the new price of $749,000. This is 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and an incredible amount of living space for the price. The private backyard offers room for a pool plus boat/RV storage. I will be there today 12:00-2:00.
It is a beautiful day for touring the plentiful supply of open houses. The open house list is below
I am hosting a free networking event this Thursday, October 24th from 5-8PM at Gran Electrica. Already popular in San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, and other major cities across the nation, this is the first We Meet event representing the Napa, Sonoma, St. Helena, Calistoga area. I am excited to build community and make connections. I would love to see you there. Here is the link with more information and to register.
I visited a popular open house yesterday at 1st Ave. It is a remodeled 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with additional living space in a barn at the rear of the .64 acre property offered at $1,349,000. It is open again today from 2-4 if you’d like to take a peek for yourself. All open houses for today are below.
It was a crazy week with power outages and TWO sales!
The highlights of my week were:
1. An office WITH power full of my family, clients and coworkers charging up, using wifi and enjoying food with some football on TV
2. Dance party with my family on a night with no power
3. Enjoying a glass of wine with the new owners of a Riverfront Condo pictured below
4. Passing on this sweet home on E St. to the new owner
1539 E St. Sold for $744,000
This is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath downtown home with an open kitchen and family room featuring wood floors. Live worry free with a newer roof and energy efficient Milgard windows. Electrical and plumbing have been updated. Enjoy several upgrades including new landscaping including new cement/paver driveway and walkways plus both bathrooms have been remodeled. The studio unit has electricity and a 1/2 garage storage area. In addition, there is tandem off-street parking for at least 3 cars.
588 Main St. #214 Sold $760,000.
1 bedroom/1 bath condo with gorgeous views of the Eastern Hills and Napa River. Private parking and sought after downtown location.
All open houses for the weekend are below for your reference.
Coldwell Banker is celebrating our 25th Anniversary and I’d like to enter you in this quarter’s sweepstakes! Our next drawing is this Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 8:30AM. No purchase necessary to win. The winner will receive either a cash payment of $2,500, or a contribution of up to $2,500 towards the winner’s monthly rent or mortgage payment. Winner to complete 1099. Coldwell Banker will not sell or share any entry information with any third party.
Have a great week!
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Today’s open houses are below for your planning and viewing enjoyment. Let me know what questions you have about the properties or if you would like to see them at another time.
“Although Bay Area home sales in August fell nearly 6% from a year earlier, the recent drop in mortgage rates likely helped temper that decline,” said Andrew LePage, a CoreLogic analyst. “From March through August this year, when mortgage rates trended lower, home sales fell about 7% compared with that same six-month period last year. In the second half of 2018, when mortgage rates climbed, home sales fell nearly 12% compared with the second half of 2017. Some buyers no doubt remain parked on the sidelines, concerned about the possibility of buying near a price peak, and affordability remains a huge hurdle for many. But for some, this year’s drop in mortgage rates has been meaningful. While the median price paid for a home last month was down 2.4% compared with August 2018, the principal-and-interest mortgage payment on that median-priced home was 13% lower because of a roughly 1 percentage point drop in mortgage rates. The combination of the drop in the median price as well as mortgage rates translates into a savings of about $450 on the monthly payment for the median-priced home, assuming a 20% down payment and a fixed-rate 30-year loan.” CoreLogic
Just looking at the city of Napa, this is the data comparing market activity for July and August 2019. 2018 and 2019 for the same months are also compared. We are seeing more days on market with increased inventory. Many price ranges are still selling at top dollar while other price ranges are seeing multiple price reductions. I am happy to discuss your particular situation and can refer you to a trust local lender to discuss refinancing options.
Go take a peek at some of the inventory discussed using the open house lists below.
The week has arrived. The week of my favorite event of the year in Napa, the Safeway Open! The first year I attended I did not consider myself a golf spectator but this event has it all, some of the very best pro golfers, world class food, and top it all off with some intimate concerts. I love seeing my hometown hosting such an event and look forward to seeing so many people from the community volunteering and enjoying this event.
My children are looking forward to Thomas Keller’s fried chicken and lobster rolls.
My husband will reminisce about the time he got to be a volunteer caddy in Phil Mickelson’s group as he follows him in this years Pro-Am with Steph Curry.
I will enjoy it ALL and stay for the concerts.
Tickets are very reasonably priced at:
Looking for some local tips? Just ask! Hope to see you out there!
But first, today’s open houses are below.
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.