Karena Jolley's Blog Posts

New study regarding the decommissioning of Scott Dam

California Department of Water Resources is committing $700,000 towards a study regarding the decommissioning of Scott Dam.  We all hope that what comes from this is movement towards

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Ukiah-- new water fees

Ukiah is facing new water fees, please read this article from MendoFever.comhttps://mendofever.com/2024/05/31/ukiah-valley-ground-water-basin-faces-new-groundwater/?

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No More Gas Appliances

Moving forward, all new construction homes in California must be all electric and ideall with solar, so the gas appliances will be phased out in the coming years.  Some have preferred a gas

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Closing Cost informational flyer provided by C.A.R.

Very important information from C.A.R. about what Closing Costs really are and why they add up...  ;

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Interest Rates April 2024

And here we are, already in April 2024!  Well, those interest rates have NOT come down as I would have hoped by now (I was not asking for much, but hoping we would be at 6.5% by now and ending

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NORCAL MLS reaches 57,000+ agents!!

Many ask how their properties are going to be seen on the internet.  Not only does their property go all the way out to every site that receives a feed from our Multiple Listing Service, but

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Drivetime Searching now available

On our website, we now offer Drivetime (distance) searching which will allow you to see what homes are available within a certain commute time.  Really helpful when you do not want to drive

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March 4 2024 Mendocino County local market

Here we are, early March, and some homes are starting to trickle on the market.  However, with interest rates hovering close to at 7% still, the activity of buyers is not as robust as I would

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Where does your water come from?

We had a guest speaker at one of our meetings today, Janet Pauli of the Mendocino County Inland Water and Power Commission, and she was updating us as to the current situation with Scott Dam of Lake

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Research your Tax Situation

Don't forget whenever buying or selling, to discuss these major purchases or sales with your tax person.  Whether your primary residence or an investment property, there are always tips to know

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Multi-Unit questions

We just received a call today from someone looking for multi-units that would make enough income to cover the debt of a loan and expenses-- the answer is basically no, right now, due to the high

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Standoff in Real Estate

 I completely agree with this article covering the market standoff that is occurring right now.  With interest rates having gone up so much in such little time, the prices of homes would

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