Cari Torres, Broker's Blog

Posted on 06/29/2022
Umbrella Plants & Other Popular Indoor Trees That Are Toxic to Pets
Unfortunately, many popular houseplants are toxic to pets. Many of the small tree varieties commonly grown as houseplants, like the umbrella plant, can make both humans and animals sick if ingested. Here is a basic guide to popular indoor trees pet owners should avoid: Umbrella Plant Umbrella plants are named for their whorl-pattern leaves creating a dense canopy...
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Posted on 06/24/2022
Another Property Sold - 6718 Lavon Court, Forestville, CA 95436
Put your personal touches on this great 4bd/3ba home on a large lot with huge workshop. On a cul-de-sac in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Forestville. Conveniently located 10-15 minutes from the Russian River, Sebastopol, Windsor and Santa Rosa. Great floor plan with beautiful hickory flooring that flows nicely from the updated kitchen into the dining room and family room with a full bathroom downstairs. The large living room has the original wood beam vaulted ceilings and fireplace. Formal dining room with french doors that lead off to a nice deck for entertaining with hot tub. The large flat backyard has a gardening area, fire...
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Posted on 06/22/2022
These are the best home improvements to increase curb appeal
Some of the best home improvements you can make are upgrades to your home’s exterior and curb appeal. According to some experts, buyers pay 7% more for a property with attractive curb appeal than those with a deteriorating or lackluster exterior. However, some home improvement projects have a higher return than others. If you’re interested in ways to...
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Posted on 06/22/2022
Another Property Sold - 739 Blossom Way, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Cute, clean house with nice, bright rooms. Recently painted exterior and interior with one recently updated bathroom. Quiet end of cul de sac location gives feeling of privacy. A patio off of the kitchen is a great area for a BBQ and a table. Plenty of garden space with the benefit of established plants in front and fruiting plants in the back yard. Come and see this darling...
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Posted on 06/15/2022
A beginner's guide to modern interior design
While the term “modern” is frequently used to describe anything "new," modern interior design is a specific style that originated in the early twentieth century. Modern interior design is a versatile starting point for anybody wanting to redecorate part or all of their home. Here are some of the basic elements of modern interior design: Common characteristics If...
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Posted on 06/11/2022
Another Property Sold - 1040 Hampshire Lane, Windsor, CA 95492
Impeccably maintained single level 3 bed/2 bath house situated on a 6800+/- sq ft lot, with no rear neighbors! Enjoy the light and bright features of the spacious floor plan blending the formal living space with fireplace and dining room as you enter. The family room directly accesses an enjoyable paved patio with pergola for a nice sitting area and a backyard meticulously maintained for enjoyable afternoons and includes your own mature lemon tree. The well cared for kitchen with white tile countertops flows nicely in to both the family and living areas. The kitchen is ready to go with gas range, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher. A...
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Posted on 06/08/2022
The basics of style: A quick contemporary decor style guide for your home
Homeowners are often searching for a way to keep their home updated without the overwhelming amounts of clutter that seem to come with upgrading designs or styles. That’s where contemporary decor comes into play. The contemporary style is regularly confused with modern design, but there are a few key differences between the two. The most significant difference lies...
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Posted on 06/07/2022
76 Charro Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 is now new to the market!
This is a rare find! Own the land and no space rent. Valle Vista III All Age Park. Updated 2 bedroom, and 2 bathroom mobile home sits on a nice lot with a private backyard. Enjoy amenities such as a swimming pool, park, dog park, basketball court, and club house. Additional storage parking for boats and trailers for an additional fee. Located close to shopping and transportation. Great...
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Posted on 06/01/2022
Buying a Condo With a VA Loan: What You Should Know About Requirements & Process
Military veterans can use their VA loan benefits to finance a new home. However, different property types can have different processes and requirements compared to single-family residences. Here are the most important things to know about buying a condo with a VA loan: Is the Condo VA-Approved? You can use a VA loan to purchase a condo or...
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Posted on 05/31/2022
Santa Rosa, CA Real Estate Market Update 5/31/2022
Click here to view Santa Rosa, CA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 05/25/2022
Coastal Decorating Style Explained
If you’re looking for a comfortable, casual way to bring the beach home with you any time of year, coastal design style might be for you. This airy and approachable interior design style celebrates all the best the coast offers: sun, surf, sand and a relaxing yet invigorating atmosphere. While coastal design varies depending on region and preference,...
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Posted on 05/18/2022
How to Design a Mid-Century Modern Dining Room
If you want to explore the mid-century modern interior design style, the dining room is an excellent place to start. No matter if you have an open floor plan or traditional formal dining room layout, you can use elements of mid-century modern design to enhance your space. Here are some ideas for simple ways to add a modern...
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