Using an Experienced Realtor in Santa Rosa California

Consumer Information for Santa Rosa Real Estate Agents

A good real estate agent can make or break your deal. Do you know the difference between Realtors and real estate agents? Which type of a Santa Rosa Ca. real estate agency is best for you? Which listing agreement is most often used? Do you need to sign a buyers broker agreement? How are real estate agents paid and who pays them? Find out before you start shopping for a home for sale.

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We help you understand the complex legal and financial worlds of real estate and represent you to negotiate a winning deal. From entering the market until closing day, you will want a REALTOR® on your side. We can help you search for home value and connect with a REALTOR® experienced in the Santa Rosa real estate market..

Listing Agents Can Bring Added-Value to a Transaction

Unless you attend every open house in your neighborhood, you may not have the best information about the interiors of your neighbor’s homes nor know why some sold for higher prices than others. Experienced real estate agents have this knowledge and use it to position your home to sell at the highest possible price.

Top Santa Rosa listing agents sell homes day in and day out. Here is a list of services we provide as listing agents to our sellers:

  • Top-notch marketing materials and proven selling systems.
  • Professional virtual tours and photography.
  • Wide Internet exposure.
  • Promotion at company meetings and MLS meetings.
  • Networking with fellow real estate agents.
  • Price guidance according to market data and recent sales.
  • Home stagers, inspector and repair contractor referrals.
  • Buyer feedback and private showings.
  • Confirmation of potential buyer qualifications.
  • Counter offer and negotiation expertise.

Buyer’s Agents Work for the Buyer and Not the Seller

Done correctly, a buyer’s agent’s job is to find the best Santa Rosa Home market value, to disclose all material facts, keep the buyer’s information confidential, provide the buyer with sufficient information to purchase a home and expertly negotiate on the buyer’s behalf.

Here are some of the services you can expect to get from a buyer’s agent that you might not be able to obtain on your own. Apart from hearing about listings before homes are available to the public, agents can:

  • Provide comparable sales from the tax rolls.
  • Provide sales data from MLS based on map searches.
  • Pull property profiles reflecting sales history, property data, demographics and neighborhood services.
  • Obtain a copy of the home’s historical documents.
  • Run reports on listing agent’s list-price to sales-price ratios.
  • Calculate annual facts and trends about an area.
  • Suggest pricing strategy.
  • Prepare a strong offer that presents the buyer in the best light based on market demands and agent interaction / networking.
  • Review of documents for loopholes and obtain disclosures.
  • Provide a buffer between you and the seller’s agent.

Home Inspections, Your Home Purchase

Obtaining a home inspection when purchasing a home or condominium can save you real money in the future. Hiring a professional home inspector may be one  of the best choices you make at the time of purchase. A great tip is finding a professional home inspector with insurance as well as local home market knowledge for familiar conditions that may exist in an area.

Some other home inspection tests mauy include a pest inspection or maybe even a structural inspection if you suspect something may not be right or see a condition that concerns you. All of this information will be detailed on a lengthy and thorough report outlining various conditions and recommendations to rectify any condition that may exist.Homes For Sale

In some areas Radon testing as well as mold and mildew may be a persistent problem for home owners and should be handled by and expert in these areas. Fact finding any inspection issues at the time of a home sale for a purchaser is the most important thing one can do to help spot potential trouble.

For a list home inspectors and professionals a local real estate agent can usually point you in the best general direction for these services. For additional information visit our site for more consumer awareness tips.

Approved REALTOR and Brokers Agent

When searching for houses in our buyers market, a good rule of thumb is to gather as much information as possible and find as many opportunities available. Searching the internet online for a Local MLS is a great way to start.

Realtors and Real Estate Agents can be one of the best source of current information available to help find real home value or help a distressed seller. Accumulating current reports and statistics helps the consumer and potential real estate buyer or seller to help answer questions and realize great value in homes and properties.Santa Rosa Neighborhood

As well as local knowledge of the real estate market, other past experience and career information may help to lend itself to making a wise decision. As  consumer you need to ask a ton of questions as well as your real estate agent asking very specific questions of you.  Meeting goals to achieve success is the end game and can be very pofitable into the future.

C Bassignani

Homes For Sale in Santa Rosa

Choosing the right Home Loan for your Real Estate Purchase

Consult a Lending Professional for all your options

One of the most important steps in buying a home is determining what kind of mortgage is right for you. After all, a mortgage is a financial commitment that will last for many years. Make sure you select a mortgage that matches your risk tolerance and financial situation.

Fixed rate mortgages
With a fixed rate home mortgage, the interest rate and monthly payments stay the same for the life of the loan.

These home loan mortgages are usually fully amortizing, meaning that your payments combine interest and principal in such a way that the loan will be fully paid off in a specified number years.  A 30-year term is the most common, although if you want to build equity more quickly, you might opt for a 15- or 20-year term, which usually carries a lower interest rate.  For home buyers seeking the lowest possible monthly payment, 40-year terms are available with a higher interest rate.

Consider a fixed rate mortgage if you:

  • are planning to stay in your home for several years.
  • want the security of regular payments and an unchanging interest rate.
  • believe interest rates are likely to rise.

Adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs)
With an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM), the interest rate changes periodically, and payments may go up or down accordingly.  Adjustment periods generally occur at intervals of one, three or five years.

All ARMs are tied to an index, which is an independently published rate (such as those set by the Federal Reserve) that changes regularly to reflect economic conditions.  Common indexes you’ll encounter include COFI (11th District Cost of Funds Index), LIBOR (London Inter bank Offered Rate), MTA (12-month Treasury Average, also called MAT) and CMT (Constant Maturity Treasury). At each adjustment period, the lender adds a specified number of percentage points, called a margin, to determine the new interest rate on your mortgage.  For example, if the index is at 5 percent and your ARM has a margin of 2.5 percent, your “fully indexed” rate would be 7.5 percent.

ARMs offer a lower initial rate than fixed rate mortgages, and if interest rates remain steady or decrease, they may be less expensive over time.  However, if interest rates increase, you’ll be faced with higher monthly payments in the future.

Consider an adjustable rate mortgage if you:

  • are planning to be in your home for less than three years.
  • want the lowest interest rate possible and are willing to tolerate some risk to achieve it.
  • believe interest rates are likely to go down.

Consultation and research are your best tools when doing research for a real estate purchase.  Home buyers can save a lot of money by asking for mortgage costs quotes from different loan brokers who specialize in real estate transactions.

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Gain Home Value Market Knowledge

Surrounding areas in Sonoma County when looking for a Short Sale or Foreclosure Home

Two Month closed home sales report for Santa Rosa Home Values helps you keep up to date in the Home Market.  This can be a good guide to home Buyer activity and historical price changes.  Find an area you are looking for then Visit SantaRosaCa-RealEstate.com and find current homes and properties for sale to compare pricing.

Santa Rosa Ca Foreclosures – REO’s Amazing Prices on Homes Now. Housing inventory levels can fluctuate with the amount of sellers being on the market at any given time. Take some time and choose well when looking for homes and real estate deals.


More low cost value homes in Rohnert Park & Cotati Ca Foreclosures – REO’s Realize how far home prices have come.


More resources to help you solve and discover Home Value
Petaluma Ca Foreclosures – REO’s

Windsor Ca Foreclosures – REO’s North of Santa Rosa

  • Bank Owned Properties aka REO (Real Estate Owned is a Lenders term when the asset, or property is currently owned by them)
    Foreclosure (Bank has taken possession, same as REO)
    Reduced priced homes (Selling home owners because of lower priced foreclosed homes in their neighborhood)
  • Short Sales (Trying to Sell the home for less than what is owed to the banks. Home owners who have either stopped making their mortgage payments by choice or necessity or foresee problems making payments going forward. Short sales usually take a long time to complete while the lender figures out if the short sale is the only option.  The home owners have to show true financial distress/hardship. A submitted offer can sit at the lenders office for quite a while allowing other possibly better offers to be submitted. Short Sale means the home is worth less than the mortgage(s).) Short Sale Help Here

2.  Home Buying: How and Where to Start for Best Results

  • Finance or Cash (When financing, knowing all costs a Buyer will incur, not only at the time the loan is made but ongoing monthly and annual obligations. eg. principal, interest, taxes and home owners insurance)
    Interest Rates and Loan Costs (We help explore all options and get it in writing. We recommend talking with 3 different lenders to get the best price)
    Loan Programs (You’d be amazed at the varying kind of loan programs and buyer down payment assistant programs lenders are offering at great rates. Fixed rate loans. Not the “surprise” loans that created this foreclosure market.)
  • Determine Affordability and Comfort Level (setting a budget and staying with in it)

3.  Find Value Navigate and Understand the Foreclosure Purchase Process

  • We will discover your preferences and needs (We ask a lot of questions during our research)
    Home Search (We provide lists of the best priced homes with-in your budget and try to match your preferences accordingly)
  • Education (Explaining the process and staying in constant communication from the first step to closing on your new home)

Have Questions or Want to Start Researching Options,
Contact Us Here or Call Craig Bassignani at 707-974-8970

View A Sample Foreclosure Listing Sheet You’ll Receive

Santa Rosa Luxury Homes, Estates and Country Properties

Defining Luxury Real Estate

Today’s new luxury homes have come a long way from even the most opulent mansions of a half-century ago. Just a quick look through the luxury homes on our site will reveal a host of new “must have” luxury home components that earlier builders of luxury real estate never considered – or dreamed of.

Santa Rosa MLS Luxury Homes and Estates

As times and society changes, many contemporary luxury home buyers are leading the movement for Eco-friendly building materials. Energy-saving innovations are a common component of most new luxury homes and renovated luxury real estate today.

In addition, many of today’s luxury homes – known as Smart Houses – are equipped with high-tech computers that monitor and control everything from lighting, heating and cooling, to inside and outside security.

Amenities have also risen to new heights in luxury real estate. Luxury Home buyers often expect bathrooms with many spa features, complete with whirlpool, garden tubs for two (or more), saunas, heated marble floors and towel bars.

Gourmet kitchens in Luxury Homes often feature large work/conversation islands, stainless steel “smart” appliances, plenty of hidden storage in cabinets and drawers, and expansive space for entertaining.

Home for Sale MLS Listing #21027021 4bd-2ba

This home is a Classic Styled home and will afford it’s new owners central Santa Rosa conveniences in sought after Rincon Valley! The kitchen has a functional island with Jenn-Air cook top and grill. White cabinets show off this kitchen by making it feel so open and bright. The backyard is private, secluded and a beautiful pool. This Large 2200 sq ft Plus Home and large lot allow for Comfortable living in a desirable area.

Large lot and spacious home

Dining Room Dining Area
Exterior Wood Siding, Other
Family Room Fireplace(s)
Fireplace(s) 1 Fireplace
Heat/Cool Central Air, Central Heat
Kitchen 220 V Wiring, Breakfast Area, Built-in Oven, Cooktop Stove, Dishwasher Incl., Electric Range Incl., Skylight(s)
Laundry/Appliance 220 V, Dryer Incl., In Laundry Room, Washer Incl
Living Room Open Beam
Lot Description City
Miscellaneous Open Beam Ceiling, Skylight(s), Wet Bar(s)
Other Rooms None
Other Structures Shed(s)
Pool Type Fiberglass, In Ground, Solar Heat, Other
#Garage Spaces 2
#Carport Spaces 0
#Off Street Spaces 2
Sewer/Septic Sewer Public
Style Ranch
Utilities PG&E
Water Source

Water Public

Listing #21027021
$395,000 (LP)

4012 Shadowhill Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95409 * Active
Beds: 4* Baths: 2 (2 0) (FH)* Sq Ft: 2232* Lot Sz: 0.210ac*
Area: B0200 Yr: 1971*