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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.



I am writing about country property in the one to five acre size for my sonoma.net site. I came across this picture of a Sebastopol country property a few years ago. I love the tone and character of the old barn wood and hope the new owners were able to salvage something from this project. 
I've got a leafy front yard with a mayten tree, blue spruce, and flowering hawthorn from left to right in this picture. The sky was leaden grey in the south fading to a lighter grey in the east. We don't usually get the great brooding skies of the midwest and east here, but the light reminded me ...
Every town has  property where maintenance is delayed more than the Chamber of Commerce or neighbors would want. Detroit seems to have enough beautiful relics to make a book, Ruins of Detroit. In the wine country we don't have a lot of dramatic fixers, but we try to make up for it with nature's ...
Dry Creek Valley Open House I'm pleased to announce a group open house for Sunday June 12 in Dry Creek Valley. Three of Artisan Sotheby's International Realty vineyard estate properties will be open from 1 pm to 4 pm giving prospective buyers a chance to look at three unique properties, each with...
If you're looking for a $400,000 house you should be shopping in the cities in which that price is close to the average. Sure, you're going to find outlier pricing in any city, but it makes sense to focus your search where you are likely to have many choices. The numbers tell another story as wel...
Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flower-bearing shrubs. The leaves are beautiful, the buds, are pretty, and the flowers are showy and long-lasting. What I noticed in this photo is the veining and shape of the flowers mimics the leaves...which is what the flowers are...a specialized leaf.
QR Codes Eliminate the Need for Typing Long URLs QR Codes aren't going to win style points in a graphics competition, but they are so useful that we can overlook their visual failings. Within that gnarly black and white mess on the right is enough information to send someone to a web site or othe...
Everyone's wondering about the double dip in housing prices that the Case-Shiller indices revealed. Their data is firm and their analytical approach is rigorous, so I think we have to accept it. There are pockets of the country that have bucked the odds, but 19 out of 20 regions are in the midst ...

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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.