Amy Sawday Kramer's Blog

Posted on 06/20/2021
Porch & Patio Privacy: DIY on a Budget
Image by summa from Pixabay Adding some privacy to your outdoor spaces doesn’t have to cost a fortune. While you might be tempted to splurge on brand new awning systems or the latest trends, you can accomplish a lot while sticking to your budget. There are also many projects you can DIY easily without taking up more than...
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Posted on 06/18/2021
Another Property Sold - 3802 Chanate Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
First time on the market! This Montecito Heights mid-century 3-bedroom ranchette is tucked away on over a 1/2 acre with two separate access points to the property. Includes an additional detached tandem garage for any extra toys or vehicles & a separate full-sized workshop, lots of storage, and RV parking. Get that green thumb working in the garden on veggies, fruit trees, and lots of gorgeous roses. Outdoor dining & sitting areas give you plenty of space to entertain or just relax. Also included is a chicken coop and there's plenty of room for goats, or even a horse! Drink from your own artesian well. Inside you will find a...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
Should you Choose an HOA?
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay In many communities, homeowner’s associations, or HOAs, provide services to residents of the neighborhood. In fact, as many as 26 million homes are under the guidance of an HOA across the country. These community organizations can help ensure the neighborhood’s homes stay in good repair, residents treat each other respectfully, and agreed-upon rules...
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Posted on 06/09/2021
, St. Helena, CA 94574 is now new to the market!
Stunning Italian inspired Villa is sited on the eastern hills with dramatic views in all directions of the Napa Valley and surrounding vineyards. 48 acres with vineyard potential and located in an area of notable wineries including Colgin Cellars, Ovid, Brand & Continuum Estates. Spacious rooms with stunning views with numerous French doors to welcome outdoor entertaining to each room. Easy access to the pool and spa that overlook the Valley vineyards. The home includes Walnut floors that provide a warm comfortable reception into the living area along with high vaulted ceilings. 2 large bedroom suites plus 2 offices provide that easy...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
Dress Up Your Walls with these Simple Projects
Photo by Jasmin Schreiber on Unsplash If you have a little extra time and a few craft supplies, creating something impressive for your home is not as hard as it sounds. Check out three simple DIY wall decor pieces that no one would ever guess are homemade. Popsicle Stick Shelf You can pick up popsicle sticks in bulk...
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Posted on 06/03/2021
Another Property Sold - 2305 Malachite Way, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
This 2001 built home features 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Large livingroom with vaulted ceilings, all 3 bedrooms are upstairs. Spacious master suite with walk-in closet. Indoor laundry closet. 2 car attached garage. Short distance to Taylor Mountain...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
How to Create a Carnivorous Plant Terrarium at Home
Sure, terrariums are vast and fascinating. But if you’re looking to kick it up a notch, try starting one for carnivorous plants. The easiest way to keep them happy is by building a terrarium all their own. Within that space, they can enjoy the perfect amount of light, humidity and tasty insects. Here’s what to do. Select Your...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
Home Automation: How to Calculate the Potential Savings
There are a lot of numbers thrown around when it comes to the marketing of home automation devices. It can be a bit confusing to sort through all of the claimed savings percentages. How much money you save will ultimately depend on a variety of factors, some of which you can control, and others that are out of...
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Posted on 05/16/2021
Homebuyers: Writing a Great Offer Letter
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay While buying a home in a seller’s market, it pays to stand out from the crowd. One way to do that is with a memorable offer letter that captures the seller’s attention from the start. You must include all the right elements, however, to effectively win them over and earn the chance to...
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Posted on 05/15/2021
1919 Vallejo Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 now has a new price of $739,000!
This 1963 Cedar-Brick Ranch, offers 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage(with workbenches and storage), an eat-in kitchen with newer stainless steel Jenn-Air appliances, and an adjoining pantry/laundry room with an exit to a large fenced courtyard. The home also offers a living room, family room/dining room with a fireplace in each. The hall bath was recently updated including heated stone floors. Hardwood Oak flooring and Cedar lined closets. The back garden has a newer retaining wall and concrete stairs leading to the lower level that abuts Matanzas Creek. Numerous mature trees offering privacy. Located less than 1 mile to Montgomery...
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Posted on 05/09/2021
Wood Countertops for Your Kitchen
Image by Photographee.eu from Shutterstock Having a beautiful home is wonderful, but having a beautiful home with an elegant and functional kitchen is fantastic. Updated kitchen décor and finishes are an on-trend way to create a warm gathering place for friends and family. A real wood countertop is a top option for perfecting the natural kitchen décor motif....
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Posted on 05/07/2021
Another Property Sold - 2319 Olympia Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Sweet single story three bedroom and two bath residence in desirable Bennett Valley. This light and bright turn-key home home features recently updated kitchen and bathrooms, refinished hardwood flooring throughout and a newer roof. The sun drenched, private backyard has plenty of space for outdoor entertaining with room for gardening all year round. Ideal location and in close proximity to parks, schools and...
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