Finding your next place to call home takes a lot more than choosing a REALTOR® and searching for the right house in the right neighborhood. Once you accomplish that daunting task, you need to find an inspector who is familiar with what to look for in a typical Russian River home. This is different from what an inspector in Santa Rosa or Windsor would be looking for because our homes live in a moist climate, frequently under large trees.
Many homes don’t have foundations and have out-dated heating systems. This requires an insurance agent familiar with finding coverage for non-standard structures that will satisfy your lender. And lenders who see the value in loaning money on a home that wasn’t built within the last ten years or so.
Our challenges in the Russian River region are unique to our area and require local professionals who know the ins and outs of servicing where they live and work as well. People move here from communities like San Jose, Los Angeles and even Santa Rosa. They are unaccustomed to the unique aspects of our area that require familiarity and experience. Whatever services a homebuyer requires, there is a local professional who knows the area and can serve our unique needs.