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Santa Cruz, CA (Santa Cruz Co.) Sentinel (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- r . American 1 DreamReal- 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 A SN ference at t h e Cosmo- available basis. Deadl~ne 5 p.m. Tuesday is i Dixon, CA . \, (Solano Co.) , Tribune (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- - - p!ete. Only 18.2 percent said it rakes three months or less. S u q hlacKerutie As ser\:icers begin to get Coldwell Banker used to the new rules and DRE # 01877552 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 ~. .i . - ~pr-or:.i:.!-ryva!u:-itions coi:l- i,. ~, ed. ~~ in\.oivc.cl in u s h o sale transac- he relnclieii ar 707-696-3384 [YE:,, rcvea!s the ~naj~.?:ity oi' tion it i i important to utilize a L Z I ~ C S L E ~ 'U I Z be reacl~edat ~ C s i p ~ ;a!cs are taking i;,i-ir 01' fi-dl time csperienced real i 30 7-685-63j4. P'isit -??fire ~nol:l!l.cto.C O I I I P I ~ ~ C ' , and- estate asent. . .. . - - . - ~ t ' ~ t . \~ :~ ~ I ~ I I ~ O I : ~ C : V ~ I ~ ~ . S . C O I t ~ - Novato, CA (Marin Co.) Marin Independent Journal (Cir. D. 28,591) (Cir. S. 30,840) / MAR!H R a L BrAE Home sales inch up bu ebruary 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 . :,RE& ESTATE: Home sales rise, prices slide in February 'v' 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 firstname.lastname@example.org i Elk Grove, CA (Sacramento Co.) Citizen (Cir. 2xW. 12,000) Veteran Elk Grove Realtors 'The Vasu Team' join .& h Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage I", .- 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 t 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~ in 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 for 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. i *~i 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- r 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 $3.05 million,.bold sion stat,ions KO?'f: ~ n d n new position, t h e y nc~:rrly 930 homc?s. anti I i T S I , . ~~s will continue spt?cial- kr11d rc!cc$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~. io~?. 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,'.; fill. of Coldwell B a n k e r V a s u Re:ll F:st,;ite d i : ~ s e n gr:rphic* Residential Broker- r t 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 r ;+\ 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. i~ ]~~.ovidcs sc:hol;~~,shil)s lo- for (1s. ha:; s o ~ v c ~ a is a r t s f r o ~ n~lrntlri~.:rn real 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. c!'l'S C!o~nn~unit ag ~r icxs. ; ( i t ~, te (11ts (:olcI~voll F3:rnk~l [>-lilililat Julic.\'asu- 1~1 to J . I! r~tfr~*.Flovland@ '- Vasu- tlirt.c,lly at 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- ness." R e n i e Vasu h a s worked i n t h c r e a l Sacramento, CA (Sacramento Co.) Business Journal (Cir. W. 50,000) v Kim Jones and Scott Jones have joined Coldwell Banker a(s 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. 1 San Jose, CA (Santa Clara Co.) Silicon Valley Busines Journal (Cir. W. 40,000) '' PEOPLE-~ THE MOVE . -~ -- - , -. -- ON -~. . CoNsTRucnolv y -- 3 6 I 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- - 1.-. 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 Jones - and apprentice carpenter Strain was named to the of the financial services in- office. A real estate broker San Mateo Area Chamber of Commerce. Sanderson .- -- - - 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 I 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 -1 Clara. Landau-Leonard --. joined Blach Construction Rosendin Electric in San Jose named Ron mailroom, Dupuy rose through the ranks to president of Tuveson & :I in 2008 as dlrector of hu- Wilsgn the p w b created pos~t_~on of his current role. Prior to his current position, XY 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 al structure design at Cupertino Electric. He Lynch. Tuveson 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 consulting practice. FINANCIAL recently with Borel Private Bank and Trust in E PE about any valley-based business person who has been - - - Wells l K Fsrgo Wealth (" San Mateo. promoted, appointed to a new position, has joined a new 1 DIRECTORS ." "s .- "" "-' 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 I 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 - s principal of h ~ own Frank Barbieri as senior vice president San Jose, CA (Santa Clara Co.) Silicon Valley Busines Journal (Cir. W. 40,000) 1 . ''1 - - -- a -7 -- -- I - PEOPLE ON-THE M V - -- OE . r6;W3& - ._ -- GLEVEL - - . FINANCIAL -- 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 - - -~ Vrionis to managing direc- at Spencer Gifts and a vice tor. Vrionis joined Light- ! president at America Online. CONSTRUCTICIN LEGAL 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 Vrionis 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 DotNetNukeCorp. said 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, Rorabaugh - - 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. Cortale - years. He also worked at In- foUSA and Caere Corp. - --pp Healthy Living and Healthy Communities Initia- PEOPLE ON THE MOVE WELCOMES INFORMATION r tives as well as overseeing~communications. about any valley-based business person who has been I - ! Mountain View-based AcademixDirect named TECHNOLOGY -- . - 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, C preferably in color, of the person when possible, along with a I responsiblefor ensuring AcademixDirect delivers quality traffic that meets customer compliance requirements. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage rp-- - 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 I ! Miller - - email@example.com. Photos should be sent as jpeg attachments and should be 200 dpi in size or larger. - -- - - -- - Sacramento, CA (Sacramento Co.) Sacramento Bee (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 tor. L - Renie Vasu has worked in sales volume for ~ o r t h e r n I Johnson previously the real estate industry for California. Sacramento, CA (Sacramento Co.) Business Journal (Cir. W. 50,000) -- - J - wm x a REAL ESTATE 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- Fender Butler 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) ? ' - I Nurnl~er flat, median price falls; distressed salcs still a big chunk Home prices and sales sold A existing single-family 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 Thursday. 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 - J', -. homes for leqs tlran they owe, con- Clara ' ,. + -- wit11 $510,500 in month, co~nl,,\i.eil low historical averages, MI)A Data- ' Quic.k re1)orted. 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 mark& In S;inta Clara County, foreclo- sures and short s:rlcs were 45.8 per- 400 County 400 s , , .- 200 i ?, i Y San Mateo County - , . ..-", 1i *L!; '% , ' ' ; d ' , ' 4 \'1 -. - Santa C1al.a County in February, ,,,,, , , -, : , r IT, 7 1-77 sold, 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 '11 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 Homes -- - - - - - -- per end." 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- cent. 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 t 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, !i!1,?1 I 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, 200 0 - T San Mateo County r - --rT - R - T T T ~ T ~ ~ - ; ~IT r w- 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- Homes - -f' ' I per end." 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 cent. "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 / , B&rtk H e 1-' m Ls o f e@pltd=Stin' % . . FTV Francism, b pWq Pour-bedmnt, a & W . hoIw on the ~ ] r Pinl t 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 -I 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 system. One more level down is the game room/bonus room that is fully San Francisco, CA (San Francisco Co.) Sunday Chronicle (Cir. S. 354,752) HAR 2 0 2011 I I hideway . ' highlighted by quiet location. 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). HOT PROPERTY BLOCKSHOPPER 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 Tile tub Presidio views. walk-in - 'T sitt 1 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.&&& There,s hardwood 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 -the?. 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- ie , What - 1 it: bath home has 4f1° square The lower-level speakeasy, feet of living space. y 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. x C.; -I i 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 Jo - Open home: 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sdnday Open home: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday 4 > .- .. 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. 1 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 Dixon, CA (Solano Co.) Tribune (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- CLISI 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 I ,-bf 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 I, 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. 0111. 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- :I . expa-ie~ices perceptions of . , .+ ~ and -~ ~ . 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' 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 ; tbr, 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 !" [ 87 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 (1 trrlct~rc~ri 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 / cot1 reo/c~.stIltc~. 1. Morgan Hill, CA (Santa Clara Co.) Morgan Hill Times & San Martin News (Cir. 2xW. 3,800) . Coldwell Banker Co!dwellB~nker Residential Brokerage - has-jo~ned \h announced that Loren Burks the company as a 1 *4f a sales associate in its Morgan Hill office. In her 1 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 Banker Residential 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 Loren.Burks@cbnorcal.corn. A 9 qr - .- - -- Los Altos, CA (Santa Clara Co.) Town Crier (Cir. W. 20,120) ' Million-dollar home sales surge Town Crier Rt,port - ,.,-,- 2 , . J 1 I, investors have the capital to purchase larg- S 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. president. - 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 irl "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. f - Santa Rosa, CA (Sonoma Co.) North Bay Business Journal (~a~a-Sonoma-Marin) (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 - 201 1 201 0 - -- -~----- ~ 1 Keegan & Coppin 1 Avn., 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 .- ~ .- . - . .- . -- Road. Larksnllr - - -- ~ ~~ . - 7 - 4 HL Commercial Real Estate , f a r t tsales,t land sales. c;nsulting, ne~i leasi~iglsales, 1 1 v i~iduslrral 1 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 .- ~~.~ ~- ~ y -- --- . -. ;! a; ] ; ! - ~ - ~ retail leasinglsales ~ 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 ---- ~- -- - ~ ..~ -- .- 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 475-897-44221 203.480 -- - - - -- t -- ~-- .- . 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 office leasir~ylsdles, 707-436-73001 pcros net . - . . . .. ~ -- .- - 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 t -- -. .. --. . - - . - ~- ~. .- ~. ~ 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 ~T%iiiEmi?E~S.. 94558 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 - ~-- . . .. . - ~ ~- .. .- ~ .- - -~ Strong (L Hayden na Apartnient sales. consulting. industrial leasinglsales, 433 Soscol Ave bA130, Napa 94559 sales. land-sales, ofiice leasingisales. relailleasinglsales 707-226-26611 stronohavden.com - , na - -- 11 Santa Rosa Realty brokerage const~lting. pr. ai Ap , residential. retail leasinghales, b ! . r s i n e s s ~ ~ - - - ' 11 91 7 College Ave. 6100. Santa Rosa 95404 1 707-526-1050! sarltarosa-reai1y.com - . . . - L 12 Skip Keyser Realty Apartment Sales, consulting, industrial leaslng!sales, office leasing1 lrenee Ramirez - 74 1434 Third St. CE. Napa 94559 707-251-0225.: skinreaItv.com ~ . . . -- - --~ 5 1 $0 . 87.000 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 .~ ~- -. -.-. . -- 400.000 -- I leasing!sales CGF-- PAP- 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 .- -- . - . - 16 . Simons% Woodard 2 na na 16 100 Stony Prilnt Rd. #180. Santa Rosa 95401 13 na leaqing/saies 707-524-6300: - -~ slmonsandwoodard com .. 882.000 - -. - . -- 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 -~-- ~ .-..- -- - p . . . ... - . p - -- - - ~ i T ~ t T i ~ e 7 1 , i c t industrial leasinylsales i n ~ e s 1 I n e x . O i i l r r ~ - ~~ u s h u p ~ d y sed e I ~ O I i s t ~ u c I i o n , 18 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 -~ . .- -- ~~ .- . p~ 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 707-254-80001 acresinfo.com . - - .... 20 Chazankin Commercial Real Estate 18 PO BOX 101 7. Wlndsur 95492 - -- -- .-. . .. -.- - -. - - -. - - . - - 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 6- 707-769-5280! nexl~sredltv.com ~ i l l i a m Saks 8 Company A. St - - - - 1010 M a ~ n St Helena 9 4 5 / 4 707-968-96961 willialnasaks.coni - . 231 135 , 3 . . 7 . - - - . - - . - . . ~ 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 415-331-64661 kimber.ne1 . . -~. ~ 24 NorCal ~ o m m e r c l a l 777 Granrl Avo. 8205. San Rafael 23 415-927-88881 norcalcre cot11 94901 - - - - - - .- - -- . . . -..- ... - -~ - ,26 Century 21 Bundesen nr 6 l f i Pctalurna Rlvd. Soutli, Petalulna 94952 50 leasrnglsales, property mgrnt.. residential, retail leasinglsales 707-769-9000! hu~idesen.co~ii 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 - -~ ~ - - ~ - - - - ~ 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 rill 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 Footnotes: Lag: yrar's 'nttirlnatlon, tqxiatrJdinfcrmatiljn !%?I available a t p.ess tln:e ?1"reprints of thls list are available tor p u r c h z y I! j'o~i\",,eret c r~,ltxrte~l s yea, and would IiRe to he considered lor next yea!'s ihsr, s-mail jdinovs.Ebnsrrni corn The North 53y 5:lsiness Journal does not rake re;ponsib61tty lor the accuracy of intornation prou!C%uDv the sources 8 . 5 " ~ nt th Gal1 707-521-5270. 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