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Sonoma County real estate agent. Healdsburg Sotheby's associate with interests in architecture, green building, classic fixers, and country property. Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley Vineyard specialist with wine country estates as a particular specialty. Dave can also help find the perfect weekend getaway or river front cottage.

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2009 

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Sonoma County is agricultural heaven. Famed horticulturist Luther Burbank went so far as to say about Sonoma County, "This is the chosen spot of all this earth as far as Nature is concerned. I won't disagree. For those who are looking for an acre or two of this gardening paradise, Sebastopol stan...
07/28/2009
Healdsburg's Dry Creek Valley is home to great wineries, great scenery, and some truly great vineyard estate homes. It's also home to more modest farmhouses for the grape growers and other residents who work in the wine industry. Make no mistake, wine and grapes are the heart and soul of this are...
07/27/2009
Healdsburg's downtown area is blessed with great restaurants, wonderful wine tasting rooms, and an activity-filled plaza surrounded by great retail outlets. Just blocks away from this social and commercial activity are streets lined with beautiful examples of architecture from the last 150 years....
07/26/2009
Kawana Springs and the post-world war II subdivision just north of it represent two sides of the entry level home market in Santa Rosa. They are blocks apart physically, but miles apart in terms of amenities, style, price, and maintenance. Location unites them, but so does the attractiveness of b...
07/25/2009
Mark West is unincorporated Sonoma County that is north of Santa Rosa, south of Windsor, west of Calistoga and east of Fulton. It includes suburban neighborhoods like Wikiup Greens and Larkfield, rural properties with vineyards and horses, and forested hillsides in the foothills running up to the...
07/24/2009
The Russian River Valley from Healdsburg to Guerneville is scenic, fertile,and wildly diverse. The region is famed for grapes, particularly Pinot Noir grown in the fog shrouded benchlands just above the valley floor. The same fog that produces cool summer temperatures favorable to the slow ripeni...
07/23/2009
If you have been trying to buy a bank owned home in Sonoma County, it may seem like there aren't as many foreclosed homes on the market as there were in January. As I have written about before, REO houses in Sonoma County at affordable prices are selling fast and the inventory is being drawn down...
07/18/2009
If you can't walk to the corner market for a few groceries, you might be suburban. If you have never walked to the library, you might live too far from town. If you can't walk to a nice restaurant and stroll home with your sweetie under a full moon, you might be missing something special. Healdsb...
07/16/2009
The famous bank robber, Willie Sutton, when asked why he robbed banks answered simply, "That's where the money is."  First time home buyers in Sonoma County and elsewhere need to start the process with the same simple approach. If the questions is "Where should you be looking for a house.", the a...
07/11/2009
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Real estate and green building information for Sonoma County California with an emphasis on Healdsburg, Sebastopol, Forestville, Guerneville, Graton, and the Russian River Valley, Dry Creek Valley. and Alexander Valley.I write a lot about REO property, fixers, luxury estate homes, and vineyard property. I love to analyze sales trends.