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Real Estate Agent - Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty
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.



Chanslor Ranch, just north of Bodega Bay is bordered by Salmon Creek on the north and overlooks the Pacific Ocean and Bodega Bay. The ranch currently offers horseback rides on the beach, camping, trail rding, vacation rentals, and is planning to offer wildlife tracking sessions. If you know anyo...
Help! My home still shows up "for sale" on the internet. A recent buyer called in distress that the home she now owns shows up on some websites as an active listing. It's been about a week so I thought I would compile a list of sites that are accurate and those that are slow in updating their rec...
It's not quite time for "Let the Good Times Roll". The country just had our best economic quarter since 2003. Economists are debating whether it's all an inventory driven bounce since jobs and other indicators show a more modest 2% increase. Still, in an enviornment in which we just had our worst...
I wrote about the Sonoma County foreclosure auctions in May of 2009. Since then, the pace of auctions has continued to be strong with dozens of properties potentially being sold each day. From my point of view, too many homes go back to the banks and too few get sold to third parties, but the auc...
Google is Omnivorous There isn't any content in the world that Google doesn't want to index. Web sites, books, still and video images, and more are all food for Google's appetite for indexing everything. Of course they want you included. In a post entitled Does Google Know You we went through the...
An AR member recently wrote a post about whether one of his web pages was indexed in Google. It's a good question lots of people probably ask themselves. In his case I was able to determine very quickly that Google had his page in their records. It's a technique any of you can use on your own sit...
Driving east on Interstate 10 towards Arizona we came across half a dozen semis loaded just like this one. I think these massive tires are for dump trucks for mining operations, but that's just a guess. Maybe someone else can tell me what kind of vehicle these would fit. I was reminded by the re...
Regular readers know I like posting about my garden, but it's usually the plants that get the glory. The finches have arrived in full force this week, so I thought I'd give my bird friends a chance to show their stuff. We have a thistle sack designed just for finches and it seems to be working gr...
I relish working with buyers to find properties they can fall in love with. We often end up far afield of where we started, both in location and in house goals. I have parked country-land lookers in condos in the middle of a city. Going in the other direction I have steered renters to country gar...
I wrote about blogging as a gardening metaphor yesterday. I focused on the long term benefits of writing regularly about local topics to build up a deep reservoir of posts that remain relevant on a long term basis. Posts about parks or schools fit into that category. So does coverage of annual ev...

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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.