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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.
This has to be one of the most photographed barns in the wine country. The hillside is gorgeous, the old head-pruned vines are very photogenic, and the barn has the classic aged red paint that generations of Americans have come to expect. This photo shows the very early emergence of the yellow m...
A vineyard planting is a patient process. Old vines have to be removed. The soil is amended. New planting layouts taking advantage of the latest viticultural research are created. Last, but not least, busy grape specialists have to graft the right clones onto the right rootstock for the specific...
It has been gorgeous this weekend on the Sonoma Coast. This shot from just north of Jenner on Highway 1 looks south towards the Russian River and Goat Rock State Park. Goat Rock is the big monolith on the right side of the photo. Seals were basking on the north side of the estuary in a nearly per...
I'm always drawn to properties that showcase nature. This Alexander Valley home in Geyserville is filled with abundance and life affirming growth. It starts with a natural abundance of water. It's rare in California to have springs that run abundantly all year, but this property has springs overf...
Wine country home buyers come in many flavors. Some are looking for walking distance to the downtown core in Healdsburg, Sonoma, or Cloverdale. Others are looking for a small vineyard property that lets them brag about their yield or the points scored with wines made from their grapes. Another sm...
Healdsburg has been home to a burst of home touring activity this summer as Sunset has featured a Blu Home in town as their 2012 Idea House. It's great to have the attention on the town and a very green home that offers an alternative to both stick building and traditional modular construction. I...
Sonoma County's wine areas include well known appellations like Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, and the Russian River Valley. I took this photo of one of our lesser known valleys earlier this year. This area's main claim to fame is a dominant mountain that can be seen from most of the Healdsb...
I put out a daily REO hotsheet in Sonoma County so my readers can track new listings. There has been so much activity with investors and owner-occupants competing for property that buyers need to be ready to make an offer as soon as an attractive property appears. Putting out this daily housing r...
Sometimes a tree will stop me dead in my tracks. Sometimes it's the foliage. Sometimes the shape, or a unique texture or coloration on the bark. The tree featured in today's photo was completely loaded with these orchid-like flowers in an extravagant display that I couldn't resist photographing. 
We toured a new listing in Alexander Valley this week. The owner was on hand making pizzas for his wood-fired pizza oven as we looked over the bocce ball court and the vineyard on the other side of his lawn. My eye was drawn to the hammock, home of one of my favorite outdoor recreations, the sum...

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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.