Sue, what a great location. I love all that green. Up there will the green stay in summer/fall? I have not used Bing maps before, that is a very clear picture. Have you looked used Zillow at all? Their Birds Eye view can be looked at E, W, S, & N and they also show previous sale and tax assessment prices.
quiltygirl, in over a year looking through various real estate sites, I have used them all, all the sites have the E, W, S, & N function, the Bing one above also rotates the image. The Zillow maps are also by Bing, it shows that in the lower left side of each image. My favorite real estate site is Redfin.com but they don't cover all areas. They too have the past history detail.
That's why we are the Golden State. Has nothing to do with the ore, it's those golden brown fields and hills, while some states have green.
Funny about Zillow with us too. Shows our right Zip, but wrong city and the map, along with mapquest, google, etc, has on on the other side of a flood control channel. When new folks are coming they feel confident with their computer or GPS maps, then we see them and can wave to them on the other side of the channel, lol. Not so funny when paramedics ended up there one time looking for our neighbor. Our street is broken into 4 segments with hills, housing developments and middle school all between the same named street. Our segment has no street sign and we have no house number, so no worries about someone finding us that we DON'T want!
Zillow had lots of things wrong for my house -- square footage, number of rooms, etc. I corrected those errors, but it also showed that the house was last sold in 1990 and I bought it in 1984. There was no place on the site to correct that. I wonder who the new owner is. I hope he isn't going to charge me rent retroactively.
I will take pictures for all of you once all the boxes are cleared out of the rooms and everything put away! We are so utterly exhausted but I am just lovin' my new home, even with all the things that need fixing and updating (not to mention the major cleaning, the previous owner was a bachelor, enough said!)
I wake up and walk out on my bedroom balcony every morning and look at all that garden space, and all the trees, taking in all the peace and quiet, lots of chirping birds, owls at night, frogs serenading from the house across the street, they must have a pond, nice neighbors too.
Happy to have my grand kids with me too!! Internet from McDonald's and Starbucks for now until we get everything hooked up this Thurs. Later taters!
Boy, Sue! I really get your joy...it's like being given all of these gifts and not knowing which to open first. I would have been sold on the house with just the redwoods alone...was it Dawn Redwoods...sequoias? One or the other, but I like what they / he had done with the drive and the trees providing a screen to the front...and a bedroom balcony...and all of that land to be planted with things you've been wanting to plant...and the rest of the family there with you....and Sebastopol....this is truly a great time in life foryou.