Santa Cruz, CA
(Santa Cruz Co.)
(Cir. D. 27,700)
(Cir. S. 30,100)
- Moiiterey Bay Properties il: for decades and teaches Tai is certified hy politan Hotel in Las Vegas, an
Capitola has five new agents Chi and Kung F'u. the Californil event that attracted more than
including Bettsy Tyler, Lin- Godinez Eells, fornlerly Association 6,000 caterers. Hansen talked
da Darrigo, Connie Godinez with Coldwell of Realtors about how to trail1 and coach
. Eells, Linda Towell and Tere- BankE, hks a s a Home employeees.
sa Marlow. <&en years Mo~.dable
Tyler previously was wit!l of experience Forecio; i.re American Drearn Realty
Coast Coun- as a licensed L ..A Alteriiatives added broker
try Real real estate M RO
AL W s h o r t sales associate Des-
Eslate for agent and agent. try Bogart
eight years. earned the to the Santa
a n d before EcoRroker Mike Arenson of Arenson Cruz office.
that worked GODINR EELIS Certified Des- Solar Inc. in Santa Cruz is Hc is a mem-
in high-tech. ignation. She among thr 97 people to earn b e r of t h e
A g r a d u - a8sois a community volun- a passing score on the inau- Santa Cruz
:cer with more than 25 years gural national exan1 in photo- Association
TYLER Santa Cruz. of sales t)xyerience. voltaic technical sales offered O AT
B GR of Realtors
she spent 10 'I'owell, previously with by the North Ar~lericaii Board and a Certi-
years as a Girl Scout leader
and has lived in every town
in the county from Scotts Val-
j ty. has lived
of ('ertified Energy Practi-
tioners. Arenson, known as
"Solar ILlihr." has 35 years'
fied Coinlnercial Invt~tinent
Member. He was previously
at Keller Williams.
ley to Aromas. experience in the solar enerLT
Darrigo, previously with industry. He has desibqed and
Coast Coun- sold hundreds of solar power - ~
try Real and has sold systems. People in Business publist~es
Estate, h a s announcements of employee
lived in Santa Kim Hansen, owner of promot~ons and workplace awards
Cruz County T W L
O EL from the San Kimb~rlev's for people who work or live ~n
for alniost 30 1,orenso Val- catering in Santa Cruz County. Fax information
yedrs. She is ley to Monterey. Santa Cruz, to Busrness Desk. Santa Ct~lz
a member of Marlow, previou5ly M. ith was one of Sentinel at 429-9620 or e~mail
the National Marlow Properties, has been the featured jgumzOsantacruzsentinel.com.
DRRRIGO Association a Santa Cruz resident since speakers at Pleascl put 'PEOPLE IN BUSINESS'
of Realtors 1979. She grew up in Aptos and the Cater- In the subject line; hrgh resolut~on
and has earned the Graduate bought her first fixer-upper at source Con- photos (200 dpi) run on a space-
Realtor Institute designation. age 25. She has 25 years of sales
She has studled martial arts and marketing experience and H NE
t h e Cosmo-
available basis. Deadl~ne 5 p.m.
Dixon, CA .
(Solano Co.) ,
(Cir. 3xW. 6,000)
STATE IN REVIEW
Realtors say lenders are to
b l a ~ n e . Of the survey's 626
respondents, 53.6 percent said
tllitt in their experience, 011
average, short sale trarlsactiorls
take foul- to six months. More
t!lan 18 percent said the trans-
actions take seven ro nlne
month.;. 7.3 percent said the
pi-ocess takes 10 to 12 mo~lths,
and 2.6percent said the process
lakes Inore than a year to com-
Only 18.2 percent said it
rakes three months or less. S u q hlacKerutie
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implement thcm into their
cornpan>' processes, agents
may see the length of time ilfal-ionize h.lacDoi7ulci aild
short sales take drop dramati- he/- licrrzsrd a.rsistaizt Szlzy
cally, and thc number of short h.l(zcKerlzie /lave 35 j7eai-s o f
sales being cornplctcd rise dra- cot72hitzeii Real Estate selling
matically. c-xperiei~cr. Both agents are
A survey published recci~tlq; BUYING or SELLING any are at tile Disorz Cold~l'ell
by a Snntn Barbara, C'a!ifc.ri-!ia property. and especially \vhzn Biltzkei. qffice. L \ / ~ ~ t * i ~c~ ~ ~ t z e ai
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MAR!H R a L BrAE
Home sales inch up bu
Distressed properties driving down values
month of a year-to-year uptick in
sales volume combined with a drop
ght the market was going
this year - t h a t was the
t h a t this year," said Connie Irwin, a
real estate agent with Pacific Union
\ arm County Assessor s O f f ~ c e
see R+L 5&$ page 2
ESTATE: Home sales rise, prices slide in February
From page 1 Distressed properties ac- made up about a quarter will come down, and it has
International in Kentfield. counted for approximately of all buyers but t h a t share been a self-fulfilling proph-
The county recorded 112 44 percent of all single- has risen t o about half, she ecy over the last couple of
family house and condo- said. years," she said.
single-family home sales in
minium sales in Marin i n " T h e lower end of the Still, some agents and
February, up slightly from brokers said t h e increase in
February. according to data market is what is selling,"
107 in February 2010. But sales volume shows Marin's
from Bay Area Real Estate she said.
the median price dropped Information Servbices. Fore- housing market could be on
, 18.9 percent over the same I n Novato, M s i n ' s least
closure sales range7ifrom a expensive city, single- its way t o a recovery. I
period, from $749,000 t o $150,000 house in Novato "There are more posi-
$607,500. T h e pattern was family sales i n February
t o a $1.5 million house i n nearly doubled from t h e tive signs t o me this year
similar month t o month, Tiburon. t h a n there were last year,"
with sales bumping up 1 2 same month in 2010. ris-
"The appraisers look a t ing from 17 t o 32, while the said Mary Kay Yamamoto,
percent in February from all of those," Irwin said of owner of R E / M A X of Cen-
100 in January a n d t h e median price dropped 8.2
t h e distressed sales. tral Marill in S a n Rafael.
median price dropping percent from $505,000 t o
Mirroring t h e pattern Those signs include indi-
slightly, from $630,000 i n $463,500.
for single-family houses, cators t h a t zre not always
January. Marin's condominium sales "Buyers are seeing there measured, she said.
The figures reflect a con- rose 22.9 percent year-to- is a window of affordabil- "I've not,iced t h a t there
centration of sales at the low year - from 35 sales t o 43 ity that people haven't seen definit,ely has been more ac-
end of the price spect,rum - while the median price before, with prices coming tivity this year since about
and the continuing impact dropped 12.9 percent from down and interest rates the second or third week
of distressed properties, $401.651 to $350,000. still below 5 percent," Fre- of January - more people
which include bank-owned T h e new figures reflect itag said. a t Sunday open houses, a
houses and houses worth a dominance of the entry- B u t not all buyers are lot more listing agents a t
less t h a n the outstanding level housing market in eager to jump into the mar- broker cpen houses a n d
loan amount, observers Marin, said Kathleen Fre- ket, said Elizabeth Pedrick, even more ('for sale') sign
said. Those properties con- manager of the Novato of-
itag, a broker associate calls and Internet inquiries
tinue to make up a sizeable with F~gk-Howard Allfin B
fice for Cold__wwell a - ~ e r . about properties," she said.
chunk of the market, driv- Bealtors in Kovato. Over "There is a perception out
ing down values throughout t h e p a s t decade first-time there that if they wait for a Contact Will Jason via -ki&af ,'
the county, they said. homebuyers have typically longer period of time prices email@example.com
Elk Grove, CA
(Cir. 2xW. 12,000)
Veteran Elk Grove Realtors 'The Vasu Team' join
h Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
.- E L K G R O V E , 17 yc:rrs expcsrictncc, in E l k Gl.ove. Sttc- i s loc.:itctd at 9250
' Calif. - Coldwctll h;is c l o s r d I n o r e rwlncnto. Yolo anti 1 , a g u u a S p r i n g s
B a n k e r Residential t11a11 $2.50 million P1;icc.r ( l o u n t i c . 4 . Drive. St,c. 100 a n d
Brokerage, the Iead- in s a l e s a n d h a s Sh(, h a s c.lo,cc~lrnol.c3 c a n bt. r e a c h e d at
i n g provider of real :ichif>vcdnumci~ous t h a n $ 2 5 0 r n ~ l l i o l Yl(i.(iH4.818!). R e -
est.ate services in the t
i~\\iil.ilkt h r o \ ~ g h o l ~~n s:tl(,s. a c h i c ~ v c d n i e L'asu m a y b c
Sacramento-Tahoc ~ .
lwi. c a r ~ r ~ c 11i.1 ~ht%r n u m e r o u s a w a r d s reac:hcd directly at.
region, announced lid anrl ,
f s ( ~ 8 !in('. Ilovl:~ f01. top I I I ~ U ~ U C I ~ I .!)16.X01.5088 a n d
today that t,he vet,er- rcr.ognizc.s t h e inl- was niimntl tllc nuni- viii c>-lu;lilat Rcnie.
a n Elk Grove real es- !.~ol.t aIlc:e of donat - bcionc5agc~nt. s:ilc+ I'ai..u~rur:l~nor~c;~l.con~
tat(? group, The Vasu to
'ng 1:(,1. t i o ~ c chil- vol~imc North(.i,i~I'ancc. L'asu m:ly he
T(!itm. h a s joined the "' C
~lrcn'sddc:vclop~iiental a l i f o ~ , n i n . Aside reilch(.d directly at
company's Elk Grovc e s t a t e i n d u s t r y f o ~ .rinc:e 20U2 ;inti prt3\ I 21.owth ant1 supports from real estattb, V R - 916.7 12.3325 a n d
office. 31 years. Shc b('g;~n ously workrscl ~ ~1. it h ~ ~ e ( I u c a t ! ..ystt,m su-Thompson chnjoys via e-milil a t \'uncc.
Comprised of Re- her C N I . I I C ~ in mart - ViisuReal Ehtatt a:), ily n c t i v c i j volun- r u n n i n g to help sup- V a s u @ c h n o r c a 1.
nie and France Vasu gtge banking where, Lyon Rc>nl Fstl*:. ircring ;a her sons' port t,hi, comn~ui~ilg;. corn. Hovland may
a n d their daughters. s h e worked for 10 P r i i ~ i c,nttxri~~g ,:chooih.
t,o t!,:, ' Shc: h;13l~:~rticip;!ttad I I ~ e a c h e d ctirc:ct-
J r n n i f c \ r H o v l a n d years bcfi~rc\ nioving busincs.;. hc w a - ;! W I>
A l l s o a 1 7 - y e a r i n N I k ~ ' s o ~ : i r ~ ~ ' s :tt !,!fi.761.4fiT,l
h a s m o r e t h a n 70 kcr's 1ic:cnsc. Shc thiin 30yc~;ir:i.
yc8ars of combinctcl h i ~ ~ c I o ~ < t d ~ ~ ~ o li.n , I h ; l n
experience. i thyir $3.05 million,.bold sion stat,ions KO?'f: ~ n d
new position, t h e y nc~:rrly 930 homc?s. anti I i T S I , .
will continue spt?cial- kr11d rc!cc$ivcdnunic7r- is also :,ri :~(-IIV(T ( i
mento a n d Elk Grove ranking as :-r top plw- Elk Gsovc Founrl:r-
regions. ducer ant1 ~ ~ c h i c v i rt ~ g whicl~
.- "We a r e thrGl<!d hgl-~c:stsale:;vcrl_u~nc~.
t o h a v e t h e V a s u s PrioGto joiii%::Cnlil- - cal Elk 'GYovr 'bigh 1
join o u r te:im," said we11 Bankcar. she. wah sc:ho;~lgr:~duat HI.
Jeff Talani, manager thc owll<.ril)~~t~kt,reittnerl his ;~s:;oiiatc,'.;
of Coldwell B a n k e r V a s u Re:ll F:st,;ite d i : ~ s e n gr:rphic*
a g e i n E l k Grovc. c o l n r n u n i t y salc.5 Xivc~rColl(.ceantlat-
"Renie, \lance, J e n n1;r nil gc,r f1~1 JrI'S tcndvtl Snn Jos(1 and
nifcrand Julietypify Communities, JRjIC S a c r a m c ~ u t oS r a t e
a n d J u l i e V a s u - i n t o r e n l t r r t : ~ t ( ~ s : i Lgr;+l~hi~designcl.aii,l cst:rtcl v t ~ t c ~ r . : F~ u c l s s Ft.*tivit! i c i i \ r > . l \ . I ; I c - m a i l :tt
Thompson, the t , e a n ~and earning hcr hro- a r t dircrc:tov for mc::.c, \';isu-Thnull~scinprc- bontxfit m7t.;.i\'i.:.
war',- viouhly w o r l r ~ dR I Turkey Trot R t ~ n c:hr~o~.c~;~I.coi~~.
t g :li Ioc:!l i 1 5 1 ( . t i \':i::i[ Xc:il l ( : s ~ ; ~ I<'cctl the. I-luugf.;. 'I'h:~::?;>son nlnp he
izing i n residential uus :iwal.ds through- s,igiic'l. :mil ~lli.lst::: ,)[II!IIIOI.( I [ k ~ ~S?IlI I ( ~ 12c~.iidc~tl~i:ll O k . t ~ ~'rhr,n1l)son~~r;l)no~ci\1.
s a l e s i n t h e S a c r a - o u t h e r carcxc!l. for tor l i ) ~h c Sl~otlir.i!. i,iiltc~11011t I l o i n c ~ s a g c i n Ellk C:i.ovr coln.
ha:; s o ~ v c ~ a is a r t s f r o ~ n~lrntlri~.:rn
was c:on~munit,ya n d t h c S ha~~ll'ttl:i\ r e a c l ~ c ~ l
;<rles i i ~ : ~ ~ ~ for tHalfhlarathon.
i t ~,
(:olcI~voll F3:rnk~l [>-lilililat Julic.\'asu-
J . I! r~tfr~*.Flovland@
91(i.G01.74!12 a n d via
t h e h i g h caliber of Construction. I,:ik(x- UnivcrAities.
I r e a l e s t a t e profcs- m o n t H o l n r s aria P r i o r t o joining
1 s i o n a l s r e p r e s e n t - Lewis Hon1r.s i n t,he Coldwc.11 B a n k c r
1 i n g Coldwell Banker Elk (iron. awn. She Rcridi:ntiill Rrokir-
Residential Broker- is a n activt: support- age. Ilovla~i(l workcd
age. They bring to e r of si:vc?ral 1oc:il a ( Yasu Rt:i~l Estate,
1 our office a great deal public schools ant1 J T S Co:nmunitics.
1 of energy, integrity chiltlrc~n'si:haritins. Morrison Homrs and
1 a n d experience t,hat Vance LTasu hx:, L:tkcrnont Homcs.
) m a k e t h e m a m o n g hccn a lic.cnsctl agc:nL Sh(3 h a s more t h a n
I the best i n thc busi-
R e n i e Vasu h a s
worked i n t h c r e a l
(Cir. W. 50,000)
Kim Jones and Scott Jones
have joined Coldwell Banker
Residential ~ r o k e r a g e
a sales associate team in* f
the brokerage's Elk Grove
office. With II years combined
experience in commercial
and residential real estate,
the pair will specialize i n
residential sales i n the
Sacramento and Lake
Tahoe areas. Prior to joining
Coldwell Banker Residential
Brokerage, they worked at
Better Homes and Gardens
Mason-McDuffie Real Estate.
San Jose, CA
(Santa Clara Co.)
(Cir. W. 40,000)
'' PEOPLE-~ THE MOVE
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Business and at Stanford mortgage company. Ross has 25 years of emerging platforms; Anshu Dua, vice presi-
Law School as the lending experience. dent business development mobile; Tripp
Redwood City-based DPR director of executive edu- Boyle, senior director mobile sales: and
Construction named cation. At Hewlett-Packard Morgan Stanley Smith Sachin Gupta, principal engineer.
Mike Jones project Co. and Agilent Technolo- Barney said that Paul
executive and business gies she managed the in- Sanderson has earned the
development manager. H e ternal employee volunteer Family Wealth Director des- REAL ESTATE
has more than 26 years of fundraising campaigns. ignation. Sanderson, who Coldwell Banker
..--.._ .,.-l..._..- Resi-
experience in the construc- works in Walnut Creek and denf?!-Brokerage said
tion and real estate indus- Hays
- Sensiba San Filippo LLP has clients in the Silicon broker Joel Newman joined
try, beginning as a laborer said audit partner Kevin Valley, has been a member the company's Los Gatos
- and apprentice carpenter Strain was named to the of the financial services in- office. A real estate broker
San Mateo Area Chamber of Commerce.
-- - - dustry for 30 years. since 1975, prior to joining
and then advancing through
various roles in construction operations and Strain provides audit, attestation and ac- Coldwell Banker Residential
project development. counting services to venture-backed technol- Christopher Dupuy, a 25-year veteran of Newman
-- Brokerage, Newman was
ogy companies and the venture capital and Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, was with Alain P~nel Realtors in
Blach Construction Co. private equity firms that fund them; he is also named regional managing director of the Pri- Los Gatos for 15 years.
said Gaye Landau- active in the firm's employee benefit plan au- vate Banking and Investment Group's Pacific
Leonard has been pro- dit practice. West Region. He oversees 23 Private Wealth Kit Tuveson has joined
moted to vice president, Advisor teams in California, Idaho, Nevada, CresaPartners in San
human resources in Santa Oregon, Utah and Washington. Beginning Jose as director of work-
- his career as a 19-year-old in Merrill Lynch's place strategies. He was
Clara. Landau-Leonard --.
joined Blach Construction Rosendin Electric in San Jose named Ron mailroom, Dupuy rose through the ranks to president of Tuveson &
in 2008 as dlrector of hu- Wilsgn the p w b created pos~t_~on of his current role. Prior to his current position,
Associates LLC, a facility
man resources. Landau- d~rector engtneerlng. He has 30 years of
of Dupuy led Inst3utional Investments & Phiian- manacement consultancy .
1 Landau-Leonard Leonard began her career englneerlng and construction experience and thropic Solutions at Bank of America Merrill company, and also worked
I in human resources in
1980 with a U.K.-based public accounting
was most recently manager of c r ~ t ~ c~ n f r a
structure design at Cupertino Electric. He
at Hewlett-Packard Co.
( firm. She moved to Apple Computer in 1986. also worked at Mazzetti & Associates, Thoma
Electric Inc. and Dittmann & Associates.
United American Bank in San Mateo said
Arlie Ferguson joined as senior vice presi-
serving in a variety of HR management posi-
tions. In 1990 she joined Silicon Graphics dent. Ferguson brings with him inore than 4 0
Inc. and in 1996 she created HRXcellence years In the banking services industry, most P O L ON THE MOVE WELCOMES INFORMATION
FINANCIAL recently with Borel Private Bank and Trust in
about any valley-based business person who has been
l K Fsrgo Wealth
(" San Mateo. promoted, appointed to a new position, has joined a new
anagement/Private company or has received an award. Include photographs,
Mortgage Banking in
I G i z a Hospice and Palliative Los Gatos named Dan
MOBILE preferably in color, of the person when possible, along with a
company contact name and phone number in case additional
Care Association elected Ana Hays to its Ross private mortgage Redwood City-based YuMe Inc. announced information is needed. Submit items by e-mail only to
board ot directors. Hays led executive educa- banker. Prior to Wells new hires from mobile video advertising net- svsjevents@bizjournaIs.com. Photos should be sent as jpeg
tion programs and fund development events F 9 . o he was f o u a e r l work Transpera, including Transpera founder attachments and should be 200 dpi in size or larger.
at the University of Chicago Booth School of Ross
principal of h ~ own Frank Barbieri as senior vice president
San Jose, CA
(Santa Clara Co.)
(Cir. W. 40,000)
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-- sales associate in its Los position, Miller was responsible for channel devel-
San Mateo-basedKaboodle Fred Rey has been pro- Gatos office. She formerly opment for the Latin America region. -
named Steven Chien chief moted to partner in the worked at lntero Real Es-
marketing officer. Most Redwood City office of tate Services in Los Gatos
recently, he sewed as vice Seiler LLP and will con- and before that was in the VC
president, business devel- tinue leading Seiler's fam- finance industry with JP- Menlo Park-based
opment for Nextag; before ily law litigation support MorganChase. LightspeedVenture
that he was vice president, services. Partners promoted John
marketing and e-commerce Rey Thomas
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Vrionis to managing direc-
at Spencer Gifts and a vice tor. Vrionis joined Light-
! president at America Online.
Allison G. Marrazzo has joined Rutan 81
Tucker in the firm's Palo Alto office. She was
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
named Loren G r k s a sales associate in its
Morgan Hill office. Burks worked with Century
speed in 2006 as a senior
associate and was later pro-
moted to principal. Vrionis
was also a member of the
Skyline Construction formerly an associate at O'Melveny & Myers 21 M & M Associates in San Jose. investment teams for port-
named Nancy Michaels LLP in San Francisco. .- folio companies including AppDynamics, Cirtas,
director of business develop- Delphix, Evolv, MapR Technologies, Mulesoft,
ment in the Santa Clara office.
McManis Faulkner in s.& Jose named Pallie SOFTWARE
-- - Nimble Storage, Pliant and Tintri.
Most recently she worked for Zambrano senior counsel. A member of the Palo Alto-based Cloudera
Vangard Concept Offices. Family Law Group, Zambrano counsels clients named Mary Rorabaugh
regarding restraining orders, property division, vice president of finance. WEB
Michaels and custody and support issues. She held senior finance San Mateo-based
1- NONPROFIT a
roles at software com-
panies including Portal
Bob Cortale joined the com-
I ~i!~~~tChoOl named three new directors:
Willem P. Roelandts,former CEO of X~llnx
Patty Fisher has been named director of poli-
cy and communications for The Health Trust,
Software Inc., Touchpoint
Inc. and PolyServe Inc.
Most recently at Centillium
pany as senior vice president
of sales. He previously held
the same position at VeriSign
1 Inc.; Carmen Sigler, professor of royance lan- which is based in Campbell. She was formerly Communications she man- Inc., where he worked for five
1 guages at San Jose State University; and Barry
Swenson, president of Barry Swenson Builder.
a columnist for the Mercury News. Fisher
will be responsible for advancing the policy
direction of The Health Trust's Hkalthy Aging,
aaed accountina functions
for the parent company
and six subsidiaries.
years. He also worked at In-
foUSA and Caere Corp.
Healthy Living and Healthy Communities Initia- PEOPLE ON THE MOVE WELCOMES INFORMATION
tives as well as overseeing~communications. about any valley-based business person who has been I
! Mountain View-based AcademixDirect named
-- . - promoted, appointed to a new position, has joined a new
I Tammy Yao director of compliance. She will be
REAL ESTATE San Jose-based Kerio company or has received an award, Include photographs,
preferably in color, of the person when possible, along with a
I responsiblefor ensuring AcademixDirect delivers
quality traffic that meets customer compliance
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
sa~dTa?a Thc%mas joined the company as a
Technologies named Karen
Miller director of sales, USA
and Canada. Prior to this
company contact name and phone number in case additional
information is needed. Submit items by e-mail only to
- - firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos should be sent as jpeg
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(Cir. D. 293,189)
(Cir. S. 330,993)
RE/MAX Gold worked with another agency 31 years. She began her
in Auburn for four years as a career in mortgage banking,
Kary Smiley,a real estate Realtor consultant. He was where she worked for 10
agent for more than 30 awarded the Cultured Icon years before moving into
years, has joined RE/MAX Award in 2007. real estate sales. She also
Gold in Auburn. earned a broker's license.
He is a seniors real estate
Smiley will focus on resi- specialist, a designation for She has closed more than
dential transactions in Sacra-. Realtors who are specially $305 million in sales, sold
mento and Placer counties.
qualified to work with buy- nearly 930 homes and
Also new to the Auburn ers and sellers age 50 and received numerous awa.rds
office is Sarah Redin, a older. throughout her career for
Realtor with four years of ranking as a top producer
experience in Placer County He also serves the needs of
buyers and sellers of all ages. and achieving highest sales
and the Sacramento area. volume.
Redin is a designated Johnson is president of the
Placer County Association of Previously, she was the
specialist in short sales and owner-broker for Vasu Real
foreclosures through the Realtors, a member of the
National Association of Estate and has served as
National Association of community sales manager
Realtors. Realtors and a delegate to
the California Association of for several home builders in
A newcomer in RE/MAX Realtors. the Elk Grove area.
Gold's El Dorado Hills office Vance Vasu has been a
is Jeff Kaut, who will work He specializes in residen-
tial, commercial and invest- licensed agent since 2002
with buyers and sellers. and previously worked with
ment sales in the Auburn
Kaut has 12 years of real area. Vasu Real Estate as well.
estate experience, with
expertise in local and inter- Hovland worked at Vasu
national relocations, first- Coldwell Banker Real Estate and for several
time buyers, bank-owned area home builders. She has
Coldwell Banker Residen- more than 17 years of experi-
properties, short sales. tial Brokerage has welcomed
investment properties and ence, has closed more than
a veteran Elk Grove real $250 million in sales and has
property management. estate group, the Vasu Team, achieved numerous awards
Kaut is a member of the at the company's Elk Grove throughout her career.
Masters Club and has been office.
awarded the Platinum Also a 17-year real estate
Made up of Renie Vasu, veteran, Vasu-Thompson
Award. Vance Vasu and their daugh- previously worked at Vasu
He also can guide clients ters, JenniferHovland and Real Estate and was commu-
who are dealing with bank- JulieVasu-Thompson,the nity sales manager for build-
ruptcy, rebuilding credit or team has more than 70 years ers in Sacramento, Yolo and
loan modifications. of combined experience. Placer counties.
In their new positions, She has closed more than
Century 21 they will continue specializ- $250 millionin sales,
- Century 21 Auburn Realty ing in residential sales in the achieved numerous awards
Inc. has welcon~ed Dave and Elk Grove for top producer and was
Johnsonas its newest Real- areas. named the No. 1 agent in
Renie Vasu has worked in sales volume for ~ o r t h e r n I
Johnson previously the real estate industry for California.
(Cir. W. 50,000)
j;j tf ! I
Coldwell Bankei ~ d d e n -
tial ~r;kerage added Laura
Fender as a sales associate
in its Elk Grove office. Fender
previously worked for new-
home builders JTS Communi-
ties and Tim Lewis Commu-
nities. Coldwell Banker also
hired Arax Butler as a Realtor
in its Sacramento Fair Oaks
office. She comes from the
Fair Oaks office of Lyon Real
Estate, where she worked for
nine years. 6)
San Mateo, CA
(San Mateo Co.)
San Mateo Co.Times
(Cir. 6xW. 27,345)
Nurnl~er flat, median price falls; distressed salcs still a big chunk Home prices and sales
By Pete Carey ruaiy in records going back to 1988, percent from a year ago, while the Median price paid and number of sales for -
detached houses through February.
y c r r r c l o tilt i c i i i j IIPIP\ C O ~ H DataQuicak said. median price dropped 4.1 percent to
Iionle s,~le; in Santa Clara and In San Mateo County, 291 single $445,000. Median house price Number of sales
San Mat c~o ,)unties barely budged family honies sold last mo~ith, the John Walbh, DataQuick presi- In thousands 1.600
last month, as disires~tdsellers same number as in Januaiy and dent, said January and February are
"weak indicator: " of future sales, 1400 Santa Clo,a
and investors continued to rule a only four inore than in February
2010 - 31.6 percent below the aver- which coulti j u n : ~this suinnier if \" San Mateo 200 County ,\
market "stuck in ne~ltral,"a real
the ecoiiomic outiool<improves. ', County 4 , t f .- "A
estate infor~nation vice reported
sel age February
The mediiin sale price in Santa Foreclob-l1-e rt.s:~lcs and short
1°00 1 " , I 4
February sales remained far be Clara County $495,000 last sales, in uhich buyers sell their Santa _ , ** w : 800 -
homes for leqs tlran they owe, con- Clara '
wit11 $510,500 in
low historical averages, MI)A Data- '
A total of 802 detached, single-
family honlrs changed hands in
FcLi-uary 2010, a 3 percent drop.
In San Muteo County, the median
price dropped 7.5 percent over the
year to $555,000.
tinued to iilake up a big chunk of the
In S;inta Clara County, foreclo-
sures and short s:rlcs were 45.8 per-
400 s , , .-
San Mateo County
, . ..-", 1i *L!;
Santa C1al.a County in February, ,,,,, , , -,
: , r IT, 7 1-77
cent of the single-iarriilyllo~nes
200'~T 2009 1'.2010
four fev;cl. than in January, and one Tliroughout the nine-county -2008
8 mTl-lYl-rl 8 II I
less thall in February 2010. That's Bay Area, sales were flat, Data-
22.7 percent below the average Feb- Quick said. They were down 0.4 See HOMES, Pagc 3 Source: MDA DataQuick
-- - - - - - --
Cash deals - salcs fur which
San Mateo County, they accounted
for 17 percent of all sales.
Earlier in the week, the Santa
Clara County Associatioil of Real-
they've dropped back below 5 per-
no purchase loan was recorded - There was soine evidence the tors reported a 41 percent leap in "I think consumers are con-
Continuedfrom Page I -were 28.9 percent of Santa Clara iiiarket was gaining a little strength condo sales in February, a sign that eel-ned about the c o ~ of buying a
County's resale home activity in on both the low end and the high first-time buyers are re-entering home," Sibilia said. "Everyone on
and in San Mateo County they were February, a record going back to end. the niarket. The associ:~tion cited
38.8 percent, DataQuick reported. the sidelines felt like if they don't
1988. In San Mateo County, cash Resale condon~iniuwsales in MLSListings data. jump in, they'll lose the opportunity
The n~jtnber distressed sales
of buyers made up 23.8 percent of all Sanl a Clara C o ~ l i t ywere 23.4 "Condos and townhouie.; will be
"depends on the area,'' said Sue of costs being le3s."
sales, DataQuick said. percent above last year, accord- your first-time homebuyer," said The MLS ddta also showed 101
Vaterlaus, president of the Santa Absentee huyers -who list a dif- ing to DataQuick, but the me- Micllael Sibilia, Realtors associa-
Clara County Association of Re- Santa Clara County homes sell-
ferent address than the honie pur- dian price dropped 7.8 percent tion president. ing t'oia more than $1 million, said
altors. "In the lower-priced areas chased - were alnlost one-fifth of to $290,500. Condo sales in San He said soiile buyers nlay have
like San Bruno, South San Fran- Rlck Turley, president of Coldwell
buyers of all types of homes in Santa Mateo Countv were alnlost flat. jumped off the fence because inter- Banker Kesidential Brokerage. j I '
cisco and Daly City, there are Clara County, the highest percent- with prices dipping 3.3 est rates appeared to be increas- - - - -
more foreclosures than in the up- age in records dating to 2000. In to $319,000. ing, topping C, percent. Since then, Contcict Pete Cul-ey at 408-920-5419.
San Jose, CA
(Santa Clara Co.)
*lo ycal Treasury,
Nul~lbel. flit, iinedian price falls; distressed sales still a big chunk
sold Home prices and sales
By Pete Carey ruary in records going back to 1988, pwccnt from a year ago, while the Median prick paid and number of sales for existing single-family
pc trl i'j u rllo C L L ~ Y T Z ~ L L ~VSI I ~
C DataQuick said. iilediai~plaice dropped 4.1 percent to detached houses through February.
Home sales in Santa Clara and In San Mateo County, 291 single $445,000. Median house price
San Mateo counties barely budged fanlily homes sold last month, the John Walsh, IIataQuick presi-
Number of sales
In thousands 1,600
last month, as distressed sellers same number as in January and dent, said January and February are
and investors continued to rule a only four Inore than in Februai-y "weak indicato1.s" of future sales, , 1,400 Santa Clara
market "stuck in nrutral," a real 2010 - 31.6 percent below the aver- whivh could jurnp this summer i f . San Mateo 1.200
estate information service reported age February the economic outlook improves. County <
Thursday. The median sale price in Santa Foreclosure rc>sales and short 1,000
Fehruaiy sales remained far be- Clara County was $495,000 last sales, in which !juyers sell their Santa' o h
low historical averages, MDA Data- month, compared with $510,500 in homes for less t h ~ nthey owe, con- Clara
Quick rep~rted. February 2010, a 3 percent drop. tinued to make up a big chunk of the County - '
A total of 803 detached, singlp- In San Mateo County, the median market. 400
family homes changed hands in price dropped 7.5 percent over the In Santa Clara County, foreclo-
Santa Clara County in February,
four fewer than in Januaiy, and ni-ie
less than in February 2010. Th,tl's
year to $555,000.
Throughout the nine-county
Bay Area, sales were flat, Uata-
sures and short sales were 45.8 per-
cent of the single-f,~milyhomes sold,
San Mateo County
r - --rT - R - T T T ~ T ~ ~ - ; ~IT
22.7 percent below the average Feb- Quick said. They were down 0.4 See H O M E , Puge3 Source MDA DataQulck MERCURY N E W T
Earlier in the week, the Santa they've dropped back below 5 per-
- -f' ' I
Cash deals - sales for which
no purchase loan was recorded -
San Matro County, they accounted
for 17 percent of all sales. Clara County Association of Real-
Therr was some evidence the tors reported a 41 percent leap in
"I think consumers are con-
Continuedfi-omPage 1 -were 28.9 percent of Santa Clara n~arket gaining a little strength condo sales in February, a sign that
was cerned about the cost of buying a
County's resale home activity in on both the low end and the high first-time buyers are re-entering home," Sibilia said. "Everyone on
and in Sail Mateo County they were Februaiy, a record going back to end. the market. The association cited the sidelines felt like if they don't
38.8 percent, DataQuick reported. 1988. In San Mateo County, cash Resale condominium sales in M1,SListings data. jump in, they'll lose the opportunity
The number of distressed sales buyers made up 23.8 percent of all Santa Clara County were 23.4 "Condos and townhouses will be of costs being less."
"depends on the area," said Sue sales, DataQuick said. percent above last year, accord- your first-time homebuyer," said The M I S data also showed 101
Vaterlaus, pt*esideni of the Santa Absentee buyers -who list a dif- ing to DataQuick, but the In(>- Michael Sibilia, Realtors associa- Santa Clara County homes sell-
Clara Coui~tyAssociation of Re- ferent address than the home pur- tion
dian price dropped 7.8 per(*ei~i- president. ing for more than $1 million, said
altors. "In the 'rc: ,ier-priced areas chased - were almost one-fifth of lo $290,500. Condo sales in Sail He said some buyers may have Rick-Turley, president of Coldwell
like San Bruno, South San Fran- buyers of all types of homes in Santa Mateo County were almost flat, jumped off the fence because inter- Banker Residential Brokerage.
cisco and Daly City, there are Clara County, the highest percent- with prices dipping 3.3 percent est rates appeared to be increas- - -
more foreclosures than in the up- age in records dating to 2000. In to $319,000. ing, topping 5 percent. Since then, Colztact Pete Carey at 408-920-5419.
, 'f., I r / ,
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Custom Burton Valley home drn:gned for inside and outside entertaining
BY MONICA LANDER the front of the home. Follow the still enjoys the benefit of being a part equipped with a large wet bar with its
CORRESPONGENT richly landscaped meandering path- of a wonderful neighborhood. own microwave, dishwasher drawer,
4 detail here, a personal touch way down the slope and you find an- Indoors, the four-bedroom, four- refrigerator,ice machine, sink, custom
there, a vision over there and a pas- other deck level, all the while being bathroom home offers plenty of living cabinets and raised bar seating.
sion everywhere. Put it all together serenaded by the flow of a 25-foot and entertainment space as well. A temperature controlled walk-in
and you have the creation of a unique waterfall inspired by Yosemite Falls. A dramatic open beamed, vaulted wine cellar can hold more than 1,000
home that took years of thoughtful Sitting areas including a private spot ceiling in the front living room is en- bottles, and there are an exercise
planning and impeccable design. for a hammock are tucked into the hanced by the large picture windows area with a mirrored wall and a full
This home at 3019 Bradbury Drive landscape here and there. and cherry wood mantle fireplace. A bathroom. There is access to the
in Lafayette takes full advantage of The landscape was designed by spacious family room with plenty of backyard deck from both ends of this
the 'natural features of the land in- Pamela Simonds with the hardscape windows facing the view and back- level.
cluding the Heritage oaks, mature including the waterfall; beautiful river yard decks has a beautiful river Not included in the square footage
redwoods and the gentle slope of the rock entry and plantings were built rock fireplace, vaulted ceiling and is is a 250-square-foot studio apart-
nore thaahalf-acre p adjacent to the gourmet kitchen with - ment' with full bathroom. It has a
~nthe popular Burton double ovens, six-burner stove top, private entry and would be ideal for
3,863-square-foot home - on three owners John and ~ a i l y n o h n s o n
~ large butcher block prep island with an au pair.
evels has been carefully renovated combined many of their original ideas storage, open beam ceiling, walk-in Photos courtesy of
with the latest of amenities wnile pre- into the plan, including a custom pantry, spacious informal eating area Coldwell Banker Real Estate
serving the classic lines and integrity sculpted railing along the path that and even a built-in work station with
of the original 1978 structure. resembles a twisted vine, and custom desk, cabinets and storage.
Entertainment areas abound on copper railing to a lower deck. A formal dining room has room
this home site both indoors and out- Says Gailyn, "A lot of love was put for that special family function and What: Custom three-level, fully renovatec
doors with stunning views tacing the into the house and is well-lit by a large bay window. On lome ~nthe Burton Valley neighborhood ol
sunset from many of the rooms and Realtor Susan Schlicher says rhe this main level is the fourth bedroom .afayette.
1,500 square feet of decking on three special craftsmanship and quality of and full bathroom that could be used iize: Approximately 3,863 square feet or
In approximately 52-acre parcel wlth ar
levels. The various levels of outdoor the work on the home is what makes as an office. additional 250-square-foot ' ' suite.
living begin with a secret garden this home stand out. The home is Two additional bedrooms plus the Bedrooms: Four.
lawn and deck area perched just off unique and extremely private, yet it master suite and laundry room are Bathrooms: Four.
downstairs. The master suite is very : Gourmet kitchen, custom oak
private with its own walk-in closet and d
~ n floori-- -.,-tom faux wall paint
custom cherry wood built-in enter- om wire iome theater witk
iohi! tom cabinet, new
tainment center with surround sound letin, . . jhout living room
system. The see-through fireplace and bedrooms, built-in close
can be enjoyed from the bedroom liforr ' - ' tts in all bedrnn-
and the bathroom. The bathroom cust ~p garage dl
features a two-person Jacuzzi bath-
tub, dual-head shower, marble tile
floors and marble slab counters, dou-
ble sinks and cable TV with speaker
system tied to master entertainment
One more level down is the
game room/bonus room that is fully
San Francisco, CA
(San Francisco Co.)
(Cir. S. 354,752)
HAR 2 0 2011 I
Photos by Jennifer Salvers/ TRI Coldwell Banker
home, which was built in 1913,features a living room with a decorative mantel and picture windows, a Spanish-style
xterior (right) and an indoor swimming pool (below).
in 1913by architect Ed-
ward T. Foulkes, the
areas and the living room
has a fireplace, large
picture windows and
1 withandflooring,ashower"-i q
house retains much of its
original detailing, but molding. highlight the spacious
The basics: This'ga; also has a modern kitch- The formal dinin master suite.
Spanish Mediterrane en with many windows, room has a chandel~er There are also mul-
home sits On a quiet granite muntertoos and and a detailed ceilinn. tiple decks, a total of four
'vl-de-sac off of lake
@ Street and offers sweep-
a center island.&&&
while four of tht
bedrooms are on th
s fireplaces, a wine cellar,
library and an indoor
i views of the
* flooring throughout most same level, man" h: Historic continues a
Built of the main-level living multiple wide r* PageM
Phe ne's speakeasy room, which 1 updated in 2005, has
leco ratiiie co'lumns and a bar area.
Hisforlc~prgaMl I wit
swimming pool. S z : The five-bedroom, 3.5-
1 it: bath home has 4f1° square
The lower-level speakeasy, feet of living space.
which was updated in 2005 Listing a m
and features a bar area, a mf- Monica Pauli, TRI C w e U
fered ceiling with decorative Banker, (415) 902-g5m, The modem island kitchen comes with all new applianc
olumns and a sitting area Gnfca@sfproperties.com granite counters and multiple windows.
Berkeley -. - Martinez San Francisco -
-..) 1934 Leavenworth St., $938,000
1 1 Avenida Drive, $1.495 rni14&1
6 I- 100 McMahon Court, $065,000 Beds: 2 Baths: 1 Squane footage: 1,200
Beds: 4 Baths: 3.5 Square h e a g e 3,504 Beds: 5 B a t h 2.5 Squatk foo- 3,281 Open home: 1. 4 p.m. Sunday
Open home: 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sdnday Open home: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday
.- .. Located in a building a wall of windows and
This two-story home,
buih in mmI sits on a
flat lot and has high
Wea next to the kitchen
and P master bsOroorn
with dual vanities.
that was constructed in
IQI this condo has peri-
o d > ~ high ceilings,
French doors in the liv-
ing/dining area that has
access to a deck.
ceilings throughout, as LWng agmt: Darlenp hardwood floors and bay Listing agent: Listing
well as a greet room with Hatted& Ccddq&&d- windows. agenf:Dariene Hattersley,
a fireplace and sliding er, 1 % 3&?-9@&
3) - There's also a remod-' ' ~oMa&&pker, @25)
glass doors that open to a &rIene.ha~w- eled kitchen with stain- ~60-95&8, hrlene.
patio. There's a breakfast camoates.com. less steel appliances and
(Cir. 3xW. 6,000)
House Aalrea n g your -
Home to Firs l
By Toni Martin , \/ 111. tlic h t e r they Inny be willing
Remcmbcr the saying "know to make an olti.1..
your atid-lience?" That advice Clear tlie room o f ' f i ~ ~ ~ por- lily
couldn't be more I-clevantwhen ~raits.First-time lion~el>uyers me
it c:onies to sclling Y O L I ~home. I ( ~ I 1 ) ) I ti): 3 UIX: 11.1ey pic-
From the moment the for-sale turc tlieir family living in, not
sign is nnsted in your fi-ont yard, yours. Xrke down family por-
dozert2;,possibly even hundreds traits, pcrsonal collections ant1
of potc :11 buyers will visit for a
i knickknacks. I<enioving these 1
tour. So w l ~ o they and, most
are items \vill also eliminate c1~1tte1-
impo~iantly, what do they want? and ctisure that people arc look- 1
The answers may surprise you.
According to the National
ing at the liouse fbr ::~le, not at
the photos li-om you1 !st fn~nily
Association of Renltol-s, fil-st- vircation. I
time IIOIIIC buyels accounted for I"ocus 011 tlic li\/~ng area:;. A
half of the market in 2010. living rooni is ; u n are:\ in which
Attracted to the mat-ket by an Toni Martin pote~ltial first-time buyers should .
abundance of low-PI-icedho~nes Manager of Co!dwcll Isankcr hc able to cnvislon the~nselves ,
and low interest rates, this group Dixori e11le1-tilining li-icnclsor glithering
of buyers is lalger than any time \villi tlieir family. Witll that in !
in recellj memoly. nrind, consitler ~lialiing area the
So in an effort to gain some important to he near "highly- :rpl~car large ant1 fi~nctional . as as
insight, Coldwell Ranker Real rated" schools. possible by removing any irnncc-
Estate recently surveyed 300 I
On top of that, -- ;II_'CII~SI ; I V ~ essaty filrnihu-e and decorations.
consumers who purchased their reported that 011 a\lcl-:lgc. firsr- Don't forget to S ~ I I . L1111the I~~ ,
first l ~ o m eduring the last year time Iiomebtryers ~ i o \ \1001; ;I! I . I'irst in~prcssionsoften
Thcv \\*ere asked about their II~L)I-CtI1:lti I I lio~i~cs lxli)~-c 111al<- pl:~y role in a consumer's dcci-
expa-ie~ices perceptions of
i11g (lccisioti~,;I 111111il)cr 11~1t's sioti m:\king 1X)cess.
the horne bilyitlg process and higher than in the past. They c,?n the hon6'?cxlcrio1- is inviting by f
what they wanted in their lirsl be choosy about what apprnls to trinlming (lie busllcs, mo\ving
home. ?'he I-esults showed that them and recognize tlrc 11e11~1its the la\\f~i paintitrg tirclctl win- - and
the days of fil-st-timers settling of a wide selection ol' Ilo~iics. cIo\z! t~-ini.C o ~ ~ p l looki~rgfor es
for a lixel--upper arc ovcl-. They But sellers looking I O arrr;~cr illis tllcir ijrst liomc olicn Ii;r\ie less
are looking for a new kind of 't
coveted demogl-apliic ~ l o ~ incctl )i;rrtl \vork 1111dcr their belts and i'
starter home. to do a complete tlesign o\!cr- \vill :rpp~.eciatc sellcr's atten- the
Sevel-al consilmers experi- I~:ILII. Prcp;i~-i~ig sho\v y o ~ ~ 1io11 detiril.
to r lo
enced i~nexpected benefits after liomc to first-time huycrs is e;rs- 'I'llc market has cli;l~lgccl over 1
buying their first home: ier than you migh tliink. (lie p;ist sc\/erol years and so
67 percent said the market Stage rooms will1 o ~ i c p~~rpose.lia\,c buyel-s. 13\11 hy kno\ving
gave them the chance to buy a Extra roo~n? [lint Iii~\~etnisli- your a~~clience \vli;~t
;1 and !Iiey'rc i
home sooner than expected: mash ol uses conli~sc ~ n t l I<)olii~ig you may 1m.e a leg
Half said they found a home even deter fil-st-ti~nc Iio~iicl>~~y- (;o rli~.ougli up. y011r 00111e\vitli 1
in a more dcsirablc neighbor- el-s, so staging sooms \\lit11 one a li-esh pair ol'eyes ant1 ask your- E
hood; pul-posc is vital. ICccp in ~nind sell; "U'o~~ldwant this to be my '' I
6 1 percent were able to get that these 17uyel.s are gcncr;lliy iirst homt.'?" Chances arc, the +
the homc at a better pl-ice; young couples \zfitlio~~t cllil~lrc~i,nest I'ct.son through your door ;
40 percent got more space; ~ l ~ be
and rooms should he ~ ~ ~ - c s c ~ will u t l asking tlicmsel\~esthe
43 percent locked in a lower as areas equippecl to nleel their s a n e cluestion ancl with a few
intelest late. needs. So tun1 those pl;lyroonis simple change:; or irnpl-ovc- :
When it came to what kind of and stor;lge dens into ;I Ilo~ilc ~ i r e ~ i tlieir answer coulcl be, j ~s.
home they werc looking for, of office or tlie kids' hcdroom into "yes !" [
those su~veyed, percent said a guest bedsoom.
finding a move-in ready home is Tackle the easy "do-it-your- 7i)tli Alrrt.titr, ~\/trtrtrgc,t. of
important to them. In addition, self' prqjects. Keel>ingin ~nind C'olii~~v~ll .- . Llntilic~r Xo.sitlo~~icl/
the old adage "location, location, that first-time 17i1yc1.s consit1c1- Ijtr)kc,twgc,k Oirot I -l )i 1 \ji,s n?[)!fic~c>,
location" still holds hue: move-in conditions lo be vcl-y l)i.o~~itic.s nhovc til~.s. thr Mrn.titi
6 78 percent said the home had important, ensurc your Iiomc is o~Jc~t-.scJr:~ tctrttl q/'t.ecil
to be in an al-ea convenient to in tip top shape by repl;rci~lg out- c.stirtcJ ill
ptr!fi~ssiotlrzls rllr I1i.i-017
shops and services; dated kitchen and batliroom tix- 11tvrr. HOI. o/Jicc i . ~loc[ltt~/ (zt
Three-quarters of buyers said h11-es,apply a ficsh cn;rt ofp:rinr 1 140 Pitr Sc.l~oolIi'oritl, Srritr
it was important to be close to to a worn wall nncl rclinisli tlie .I t\l.11, (it?(/she c>ci)lhcj t.e~c~11etl 111
their- place of wol-k; kitchen cabinets. 'Thc less work 707.678.1615 or ~ i r rc,-tnrril 171
Nearly two-thirds said it was tltey have to do \ \ ! l ~ ~ st li l ~ : j ~ ; l c i \ ~ c lot 1i~~)(ii~Ot1
Morgan Hill, CA
(Santa Clara Co.)
Morgan Hill Times &
San Martin News
(Cir. 2xW. 3,800)
announced that Loren Burks
the company as
a sales associate in its
Morgan Hill office. In her
new position, Burks will
specialize in residential
sales in Santa Clara County.
A third-generation Bay Area
Realtor with more than 14
years of experience, Burks
worked with Century 2 1 M & ;
M Associates in San Jose j
prior to joining Coldwell i
Brokerage. Burks is an I
active member of the
American Cancer Society as ,
well as founder of the
PinkCATS, a cancer
advocacy and support
group. She sponsors
several fund raising events
each year. Contact her at
499-1860 or by e-mail at
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Los Altos, CA
(Santa Clara Co.)
(Cir. W. 20,120)
' Million-dollar home sales surge
Town Crier Rt,port - ,.,-,-
1 I, investors have the capital to purchase larg-
ilicon Valley's million-dollar home er real estate properties.
sales rose sharply in January com- Two other key market indicators im-
pared with sales in January 2UIO; as proved in January. A year ago it took 73
the upper end of the market continued lo days to sell a million-dollar home in San-
gain traction in the new year, according to ta Clara County. This year, comparable
Coldwell B;~nker Residential Brokerage. homes sold in an average of 68 days. And
A total of 98 homes sold for more than sellers received 97 percent of their asking
$1 inillion in Santa C1;ii.a County in Janu- prices. up from 90 percent last year.
ary, up more than 80 percent from the The figures are derived from Multiple
siune period a year ago, when 54 luxury Listing Service data based on all sales of
homes changed hands. homes for more than $I million within the
However. January's sales dived from county in January.
Decelnhcr's high of 158. The drop in sales On the other hand. the median price of
was not unexpected, becanse sales in that million-dollar properties dipped to $1.3 in
period arc typically lower. January, down 3.9 percent from Decem-
Despite challenges, optimism persists, ber's median and 3 percent from January
according to Rick Turlcy, Coldwell Banker 20 10.
- Other key findings from Coldwell's lux-
"The new year is off to a good start for ury report:
the luxury market, with a lot of interest by The most exper.rhivc hale in the county
buyers who h;t\,e bcen silting on the fence in January was a five-bedroom, seven-bath
over the past couple of years." Turley said. 7.500-squarc-foot Iior~lt: Los Altos that
"Consumers are freling more confident ev- sold for $7.5 million.
ery day that the economy is picking up and San Jose boasted the most million-
the job market is improving. That trans- dollar sales with 25, followed by 1.0s Gatos
lates into greater confidence in real estate with 18, Los Altos with 14 and Palo Alto
investments." with 13.
Financial markets influence high-end Colclwcll Banker compiles the Santa
homebuyers, T~~rley said, partic~ilarlyin Clara ~ c i ; n t ~Million-Dol!ar Home Re-
Silicon Valley. With tech companies re- port monthly.
porting stronger earnings and the stock For nzore information, call (925)275-
market up sharply from a year ago, many 3085.
Santa Rosa, CA
North Bay Business
(Cir. W. 9,000)
Commercial real estate brokerages
Ranked by commercial spents in the N O W Bay. then by No*h Bay staff
Rank. Cornpaw -
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1 Keegan & Coppin
1355 Noril? D ~ ~ t t o r i Sarlta Rusa 95401 invest~iient sales. land sales, office leasinglsales. property~ngnil..
707-528-1100i keegar;coppirl.corn residential, retail leasiny!sales
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4 HL Commercial Real Estate , f a r t tsales,t land sales. c;nsulting,
ne~i leasi~iglsales, 1 1 v
sales, office leasinglsales, property mgmt.. residential, e s t r n e ~ ~ ~ ~ ' -
4 4304 Rerlwood H ~ v corn
415-454-2030! hlcrr: U200. San Rrifdel 94903
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5 Colllers International na 6.2 acres E&P Properties. 101,200 sf warehouse Consulting, industrial leasing!sales, investment sales. land sales. Phil Garrett
6 360 Campus Lrl . 8101. Fairfield 94534 10 na Zephyr Express. 98.190 sf wareiiouse Amcor office leasinglsales, retail leasinglsales
707-863-0188! colliersparrish com 2.971.282 Rigid Plastics. 51.840 sf industrial Copper Peak
Logistics, 43.434 sf building
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6 Sperry Van Ness $61,229 na sales, office
Apartment sales. industrral leasinylsales, invest~iient John Williarns
,599 Redwood Bhrd 6214. Movato 94945 $159,115 leasinglsales, retail leasinglsales
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Premier ~ o m & r c i a l Real Estate Consulting, industrial Ieasinglsales, illvestment sales. land sales; Ron Waslohn
1300 Oliiicr Rd. x300. Failfield 94534 retail leasing!saies
707-436-73001 pcros net
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Cushman EL Wakefield o f California Consulting. industrial
1000 Fuurth St. #350. Sari Rafael 94901 office leasinglsales
707-451-4700! c u s h w e k ~ c o r n
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Colchveli Banker Commercial Brokers o f t h e Valley $12,162.274 Sale of 1421 Railroad Ave., lease of 813-827 St. Apartmerit sales, consulting, industrial leasiriglsales, investment Robin Rose
Napa Helena Hwy.. sale of 6752 Washingtoti. sale of sales. land sales, office leasing/sales, retail leasinglsales
707-224-8453! riapecotnnlercialproperties.com 0 990 Vintage Ave.. lease of 1700 Secorid St.. 81
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Strong (L Hayden na Apartnient sales. consulting. industrial leasinglsales,
433 Soscol Ave bA130, Napa 94559 sales. land-sales, ofiice leasingisales. relailleasinglsales
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11 Santa Rosa Realty brokerage const~lting.
Ap , residential. retail leasinghales, b ! . r s i n e s s ~ ~ - - - '
11 91 7 College Ave. 6100. Santa Rosa 95404
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12 Skip Keyser Realty Apartment Sales, consulting, industrial leaslng!sales, office leasing1 lrenee Ramirez
74 1434 Third St. CE. Napa 94559
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sales. property mgmt., residelrtial, retail leasinglsales
13 The Wiseman Company
nr 5030 Business Center Dr. 8200. Fairfield 94534 sales. office'leasinglsales. property mgmt.. residential. retail
707-427-1212/ v ~ i s c ~ ~ ~ a r ~ c o . c o m
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14 Parkwar ~ r o p e r t i e i i n v e s l A e ~ t na na Industrial ~easing~sa~es.investment sales, otfice leasing!sales,
5 24 Professio~ial Center Pkrty. # 1 3 0 San Rafael 94903 na property mgmt., retail leasinglsales Azevedo
41 5-472-81 1.51parkwaypr0ps.com 300.000
15 Ham Detles Company na 100 Market Street. Windsor. tenant - ~ u l t i -
15 386 Tesconi Ct., Santa Rosa 95401 26 na Contact USA: 42,500 s.f. office transaction: Ham property rngmt.. retail
sales, land sales. office leasin~lsales.
707-578-8840.: iia1iide1lesc01iipany.com na Delles Company, lnc. leasinglsales
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Simons% Woodard 2 na na
100 Stony Prilnt Rd. #180. Santa Rosa 95401 13 na leaqing/saies
- -~ slmonsandwoodard com
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17 Westgate Real Estate
221 S. Petalt~niaBlvd , Petnluma 94452
13 707-769-9590! r'~estgaterealestate.com
18 North Bay Commercial Real Estate
18 708 Gravenstein Hwy. N. #182. Sebastopol 95472 sales, land sales. office leas~nglsales.property mgmt.. retail
707-521 -35001 nbcro.com na leasin~lsales
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~~ u s h u p ~ d y sed e I ~ O I i s t ~ u c I i o n ,
18 Robert H. Greene Real Estate
71 1 Grand Ave 6280. Sen Rafael 94901 $0 Management American Solar. Marin Healthcare Ieasinglsales. propmty mgmt.. retail leasinglsales
4 15-456-5323; I-hgreenc.com
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20 Acres Real Estate Seivices. Apartment sales, consulting. industrial leasinglsales, investment B u d Polson
17 Valley Rd.. Napa 94558
33fi8 R r o w ~ l s
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20 Chazankin Commercial Real Estate
18 PO BOX 101 7. Wlndsur 95492
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20 Nexus Realty Group Industrial leasing/sales. investment sales, land sales, office Bryant Moynilian
nr 1241 N. McDowell Rlvd.. Petaluma 94854 na leasinglsales. property rngmt.. retail leasinglsales
~ i l l i a m Saks 8 Company
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1010 M a ~ n St Helena 9 4 5 / 4
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Industrlal leasing1sales. land sales. office Ieasinglsales
24 Km ;
i br C.&nmercial io eae
rkri c e s . . Servi
10 Ltherty Ship Way C150. Salisalito 94965
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24 NorCal ~ o m m e r c l a l
777 Granrl Avo. 8205. San Rafael
23 415-927-88881 norcalcre cot11 94901
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,26 Century 21 Bundesen
nr 6 l f i Pctalurna Rlvd. Soutli, Petalulna 94952 50 leasrnglsales, property mgrnt.. residential, retail leasinglsales
nr The Ouran Group sales, land sales. residential
Construction, consulting. ir~vestmerlt
22 460 Mission Blvd.. Santa Rosa 95409
707-537-73191 duranurotlnr'eaitv r o m
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Include4 brokerage7 wllh olflcm in Sonomn. Nnpa, Msrln and Salano cournlw pertorn,ing primarily corn~~terclsl work. Does not include rerldenllsl brokeragesthat do some commercial Iransaetlons. Nsrus Realty Group and Losk Commercial Real Estate. No. 18. and No. 20 on last
year's lisl IesllePIIYelv. are rnllabnrallng wllh North Bay Commerclai Real Estate and continuing lheir brokerage aetivalles under the Norlh Bay Comme#cial Real Estale name. The properly manaOement lunctians of Losk and Ne~us continua lndependenlly. Others may have
qualitled lor lnalvslnn hlll dld not vrovade suttlslent Inlormatinn. ns = not avs~1;bIelnot appllcablervnuld not dlsolowt. nr = n o t ranked. Source: The companies Research: Josnn OINoua. Jenna V. LocsIl
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