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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.
  I'm always amazed that mild weather California has almost as dramatic a color display as New England. Almost. It's hard to match east coast maples and other hardwoods. We give it a try with our vineyards. Today's image is looking north in the Dry Creek Valley and features the full fall palette.
When California became part of the United States in 1848 it was necessary to make arrangements to honor the property rights of the existing landowners. Much of the territory of the state was in huge ranchos that had been granted as patronage to pioneers, favored military aides, and others. The U...
    There are few things more charming than a white picket fence. This Healdsburg property has a couple of modest bungalows, but the grace of the property isn't provided by the structures, but by the fence and front garden it frames. It doesn't hurt to have a major tree like the walnut in this ya...
  Meeting great people is the most fun part of the job, but hiking around beautiful property has to rank as a close second. Northern California's wine country has a wide range of plants to fascinate hikers. This image was captured a few days ago, so it's a mid-July stage for this common-here plan...
Our Healdsburg broker tours have been jam packed the last few weeks. It's not just that we have had nine or ten listings. We've had that many listings spread over a very broad geographic area. Today we went from a modest listing in Healdsburg to a stunning view property high up on Fitch Mountain....
Yesterday was pool cleanup day for our small HOA in Santa Rosa. A happy group of volunteers helped with everything from pruning overgrown rosemary to general cleanup. With a pool opening scheduled for May 1 and the water temperature already approaching 80 degrees, everyone was in cheerful spirits...
Windsor Housing Inventory Pinch Real estate inventory shortages are real. A Google search for "real estate inventory shortage" has articles from Florida, California, and elsewhere indicating that almost every area of the country has less inventory than last year at this time.   Windsor has histor...
We're lucky to live in a neighborhood with fellow flower lovers. We visited one neighbor a few days ago and he generously plucked some magnificent tulips and daffodils which are still brightening our house. It's hard to do justice to a garden as fragrant and vibrant as this one with one simple p...
We are well into our flowering cherry season. All the prunus family are blooming like crazy. When the wind blows, it's like a pink snowfall with all the loose flower petals fluttering like mad until they finally touch ground.  This scene is a promise of things to come for those of you still faci...
If you don't submit an offer, you're never going to get the house. Most of us have seen declining residential inventory and the emergence of a larger pool of ready and willing buyers. That combination leads to multiple offer scenarios, overbids, and intense frustration on the part of buyers who d...

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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.