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One would think that having lived in “earthquake country” all my life, that I would long ago have e... Read More »

‘Tis that time of the year – where everyone is hitting you up for something – local charities are in... Read More »

In Other News

Spring is officially here, and despite the continued rain and cold we know that sunshine, flowers and butterflies are going to be here soon. Like the weather, the housing market is emerging from this long recession with the promise of recovery on the horizon. On Wednesday, April 20, the Press Democrat ... Read More »

Spring is in the air, and the Duran Group, along with the housing market, are starting to feel the pep come back into their step, particularly since Raina is officially back from maternity leave. Kim and John love having her back in the office, but are often more excited now that a certain lunchtime visi... Read More »

2010 ended with a bang for the Duran Group, as Raina and husband, JP, welcomed their baby Rory on December 29, 2010, who weighed in at 7 pounds and 10 ounces, and measured 21 inches long. Speaking of Rory, Raina is sorely disappointed that he won’t be anywhere close to riding age for quite some time,... Read More »

As many first-time home buyers enjoy the jittery excitement of purchasing a home in the current buyer’s market, move-up buyers are also enjoying the experienced excitement of upgrading to a larger home. According to statistics, most first-time buyers live in their first home for no more than five ye... Read More »

As we head into the holiday season there is one question many of my buyer and seller clients are asking:Are the holidays a good time to buy and sell real estate? It’s true that many folks take their homes off the market during the last few weeks of the year.However, buyers who are in the market are... Read More »

Imagine an iceberg the size of Mount Everest floating in the ocean with just the top 1/3 visible as the remainder of the iceberg is lurking beneath the ocean’s surface. Now imagine the recent nationwide “Foreclosure Freeze” in comparison to that iceberg – is the “Foreclosure Freeze” just the ti... Read More »

The Melting Pot

by on September 2, 2010

Recently I attended a 90th birthday party for a woman who raised her family across the street from my husband’s family in San Francisco’s Outer Mission district. Held at a park in Novato, there were more than 100 people attending, including her children and their spouses/significant others, grandchildre... Read More »

Anne Webb

Beth Urban-Purtell by on May 17, 2010

Phone: 707.537.2312 Fax: 707.537.7427 Email: awebb@fhallen.com Office: Santa Rosa     ... Read More »

Are you still teetering on the fence whether or not to purchase a home in 2010? Are home prices going to dip while interest rates rise? Is inventory going to increase, especially the REO/Foreclosure segment of the market that we have been hearing about for more than a year now? We do not know what’s ... Read More »

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