We are done with 2009. What’s behind us? In the fourth quarter ’09 the real estate market began to recover from the trauma of the financial market fallout that began in 2008. The quantity of homes and condos sold increased 5% over last year which ends a four year decline. Prices still were down however there are signs that there is competition in the marketplace again as properties sold closer to their asking price in Q4.  But talk to people that have been writing offers in 2009 and you will find many stories of buyers having to write *over* the list price to get the home.

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Beginning last Thursday (9/20.07) San Francisco was the site for the West Coast Green Conference. Thousands of participants attended the conference to listen to diverse speakers, view the latest in green home remodeling products and green technology. The big attention getter was the Michele Kaufman newest modular home that sat on the grounds of the Bill Graham Civic Center across from City Hall.  It was an innovative home with 1BR, 1BA,  recycled hardwood floors throughout, recycled glass tile in the bath, LED lights, a gray-water system that collects water from sinks and the shower and recirculates it to toilets, an energy-saving “on-demand” water heater and native landscaping. All topped off by a rectangular roof with a full garden.  Just pick up the house and drop it on a lot of land in Sonoma,  perfect for entertaining! And good for the environment!