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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.



Most hotel openings are a yawn. Then again, most hotels aren't LEED Certified. Most are not luxury hotels. Most are not in Healdsburg. So, when we have a LEED Certified, luxury hotel opening in Healdsburg, we tend to think of it as newsworthy.  h2hotel is in the last stages of construction. The p...
  Not every farmer in Sonoma County has a vineyard. Diversity of crops is still huge in the county and livestock including horses, dairy and beef cattle, goats, chickens, and pigs still occupy financially significant portions of our ag economy. For pastoral backdrops cows are hard to beat, but l...
From Healdsburg to Windsor in Sonoma County takes about seven minutes on Highway 101, ten minutes on Old Redwood Highway, and forty minutes on Chalk Hill Road. You take Chalk Hill Road because you live on it, are taking a shortcut to Calistoga, or you are in the mood for a beautiful drive. As I w...
  You don't have to drive far in Sonoma County to find examples of marketers providing their products and trusting the customers to be honest. This is one of my favorite locations in the Chalk Hill area. In a few months I'm going to be looking for my favorite heirloom tomatoes displayed and sold...
  Last week's sweet pea photo triggered memories of many gardens for readers. Today we have another long time favorite of the garden. Hydrangea's have been garden favorites for many generations. They are one of the few plants that vary their flower color according to the acidity of the soil. Aci...
Great ideas are sometimes the simplest ones:  A site for agents to share pocket listings and buyer needs Catherine Deeths, an experienced agent I worked with, first mentioned the idea behind Agent2AgentLink.com to me more than two years ago. The idea is simple enough to be very powerful. We all h...
A trend our Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty office has noticed is seasoned homeowners deciding to move closer to the downtown Healdsburg core. It's a combination of reasons, but proximity to restaurants and shops figures high on the list. Also figuring into the move is the desire to she...
Alexander Valley is one of three wine appellations spreading out from Healdsburg. Cyrus Alexander, the pioneer rancher who gave his name to the valley first saw the area in in 1840 and later commented that "it was the brightest and best spot in the world.". It's a modest sized place, only 22 mile...
Some garden favorites quietly vanish from our awareness. It's not that they're old fashioned, but gardening is as much a slave to fashion trends as clothing or paint colors. So, just like the return of tie dye and avocado kitchen appliances, it's time for sweet peas...at least in my garden. I fo...
I don't know about your sign guys, but if it was my job to put up this sign, I think I may have looked for a better placement. I blanked out the names of the agents and company to protect their reputation, but I know this photo is not going to make it into their listing presentation booklet.

Dave Roberts

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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.