Facebook Tumblr Linkedin  Google+  Twitter

     

Julian Benton   
707-953-1446   

Certified Professional Inspector     Infrared Certified


Home Buyers


Julian Benton on Zillow

BBB Accredited Business

Sonoma County Real Estate News

Home buyers' market favors those with cash - Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 9:49pm

Home buyers' market favors those with cash
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Such cash buyers made one out of every three purchases in the county in April, double the historical rate, according to DataQuick, a San Diego-based real estate information service. Just over half of the cash buyers in California are investors or ...

Home buyer's market favors those with cash - Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Sun, 06/09/2013 - 12:10am

Home buyer's market favors those with cash
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Such cash buyers made one out of every three purchases in the county in April, double the historical rate, according to DataQuick, a San Diego-based real estate information service. Just over half of the cash buyers in California are investors or ...

Santa Rosa real estate agent gets 6 months in jail for striking, killing ... - Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 10:45am

Santa Rosa real estate agent gets 6 months in jail for striking, killing ...
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
... Rosa real estate agent gets 6 months in jail for striking, killing pedestrian. Steven Heath appears with his attorney Stephen Gallenson, left, at the Sonoma County Courthouse in Santa Rosa on March 6, 2013. SCOTT MANCHESTER/ PD. By PAUL PAYNE

Hit and Run Driver Sentenced To Jail Term - KSRO

Thu, 06/06/2013 - 9:47am

Hit and Run Driver Sentenced To Jail Term
KSRO
The Santa Rosa real estate agent who hit and killed a pedestrian and then fled the scene will spend six months in jail. 60 year-old Steven Heath faced a maximum three years in prison for the February 27th hit-and-run during his sentencing this week.

Obama-Xi meeting in Calif. sets low-key tone - KSRO

Thu, 06/06/2013 - 5:54am

Obama-Xi meeting in Calif. sets low-key tone
KSRO
... The Real Estate Show · Car Pro · The Money Pit · The Pet Show · KSRO Air Staff · KSRO Events · Podcasts · Emergency Preparedness · Living Green · Listener Club · Texting Club · Community Calendar · Sonoma County Focus · Sonoma County Sports ...

and more »

Historic home in Silicon Valley now asking $27 million - Yahoo! News

Thu, 06/06/2013 - 2:33am

Yahoo! News

Historic home in Silicon Valley now asking $27 million
Yahoo! News
How hot is the Los Altos Hills real estate market? According to Zillow's April 2013 U.S. real estate reports, Los Altos Hills has the seventh highest median home price of $3.2136 million, and values are rising 29.9 percent year-over-year. The ...

Santa Rosa real estate agent gets 6 months in jail for striking, killing ... - Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Wed, 06/05/2013 - 6:44pm

Santa Rosa real estate agent gets 6 months in jail for striking, killing ...
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
... Rosa real estate agent gets 6 months in jail for striking, killing pedestrian. Steven Heath appears with his attorney Stephen Gallenson, left, at the Sonoma County Courthouse in Santa Rosa on March 6, 2013. SCOTT MANCHESTER/ PD. By PAUL PAYNE ...
Hit-and-run driver sentenced for pedestrian's deathabc7news.com

all 2 news articles »

Obama-Xi meeting in Calif sets low-key tone - KSRO

Wed, 06/05/2013 - 12:24pm

Obama-Xi meeting in Calif sets low-key tone
KSRO
... The Real Estate Show · Car Pro · The Money Pit · The Pet Show · KSRO Air Staff · KSRO Events · Podcasts · Emergency Preparedness · Living Green · Listener Club · Texting Club · Community Calendar · Sonoma County Focus · Sonoma County Sports ...

and more »

Silicon Valley historic home includes a secret room - Today.com (blog)

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 3:07pm

Silicon Valley historic home includes a secret room
Today.com (blog)
"And it's listed in the hottest, sought-after real estate market in the U.S.". Image: The original owner, Percy Morgan, emigrated from England to the U.S. ... The original owner, Percy Morgan, emigrated from England to the U.S. A Wells Fargo board ...

Accused Petaluma swindler headed for trial - Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 11:40am

Accused Petaluma swindler headed for trial
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
A judge Tuesday tossed out 17 felony charges against a Petaluma real estate agent accused of swindling investors out of $20 million, citing the co-mingling of funds as a barrier to proving the allegations. But Judge Shelly Averill said there was ...

and more »

Lawsuit Against Plan Bay Area - Sonoma County Gazette

Mon, 06/03/2013 - 8:56pm

Lawsuit Against Plan Bay Area
Sonoma County Gazette
Rosa Koire, author of BEHIND THE GREEN MASK: U.N. Agenda 21, and executive director of the Post Sustainability Institute, is a forensic commercial real estate appraiser specializing in eminent domain valuation. A retired District Branch Chief for the ...

and more »

Sonoma County Growth: Afraid of Change? - Sonoma County Gazette

Mon, 06/03/2013 - 2:32pm

Sonoma County Growth: Afraid of Change?
Sonoma County Gazette
Projected population increases and the rise in real estate values coming out of the recent recession are sending waves of alarm through our communities after having a few years of rest while developers stashed their cash waiting for the right moment to ...

and more »

Op-Ed: June 2013 - Sonoma County Gazette

Mon, 06/03/2013 - 2:32pm

Op-Ed: June 2013
Sonoma County Gazette
Rosa Koire, author of BEHIND THE GREEN MASK: U.N. Agenda 21, and executive director of the Post Sustainability Institute, is a forensic commercial real estate appraiser specializing in eminent domain valuation. A retired District Branch Chief for the ...

Cybersecurity tops Obama's agenda for China talks - KSRO

Mon, 06/03/2013 - 8:18am

Cybersecurity tops Obama's agenda for China talks
KSRO
... The Real Estate Show · Car Pro · The Money Pit · The Pet Show · KSRO Air Staff · KSRO Events · Podcasts · Emergency Preparedness · Living Green · Listener Club · Texting Club · Community Calendar · Sonoma County Focus · Sonoma County Sports ...

and more »

Cybersecurity tops Obama's agenda for China talks - KSRO

Sun, 06/02/2013 - 6:19am

Cybersecurity tops Obama's agenda for China talks
KSRO
... The Real Estate Show · Car Pro · The Money Pit · The Pet Show · KSRO Air Staff · KSRO Events · Podcasts · Emergency Preparedness · Living Green · Listener Club · Texting Club · Community Calendar · Sonoma County Focus · Sonoma County Sports ...

and more »

Preservation Ranch preserved - Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Sat, 06/01/2013 - 5:48pm

Preservation Ranch preserved
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Nearly 20,000 acres of remote forest once targeted for vineyard development in remote northwest Sonoma County will be set aside as timberland and wildlife habitat under a landmark conservation deal that closed Friday. ... demand for premium wine grapes ...

and more »

Preliminary hearing wraps up for Petaluma man accused of Ponzi scheme - Petaluma Argus Courier

Sat, 06/01/2013 - 1:34pm

Preliminary hearing wraps up for Petaluma man accused of Ponzi scheme
Petaluma Argus Courier
A judge signaled her doubt Friday about prosecutors' ability to prove all 164 charges against a Petaluma real estate agent accused of bilking more than 50 investors out of $20 million. Judge Shelly Averill said it will be difficult to sort out which ...

Feds crack down on foreclosure auction scams - KSRO

Sat, 06/01/2013 - 12:40pm

Feds crack down on foreclosure auction scams
KSRO
But the auctions were generally short affairs — often because real estate speculators were illegally fixing the bidding process. In the past three years, federal prosecutors have charged 54 people and two companies in three states for bid-rigging ...

and more »

Preservation Ranch officially preserved - Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Fri, 05/31/2013 - 8:38pm

Preservation Ranch officially preserved
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Nearly 20,000 acres of remote forest once targeted for vineyard development in remote northwest Sonoma County will be set aside as timberland and wildlife habitat under a landmark conservation deal that closed Friday. ... demand for premium wine grapes ...

COURSEY: Up real estate market a downer for some - Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Fri, 05/31/2013 - 8:08pm

COURSEY: Up real estate market a downer for some
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
In fact, the median price of a home in Sonoma County jumped $100,000 in the past year, to $435,500 in April. This is good news for sellers, and for the quick-turnaround artists known as flippers who buy homes, perform quick upgrades and remodels, and ...

$10,000 Honor Guarantee, Backed by InterNACHI

Performing Home Inspections in Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Windsor, Rohnert Park, Petaluma and surrounding areas of Sonoma County and Marin County.