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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.
Not everyone is privileged to have a veteran in their family. As we pause today to remember all those who have served and sacrificed on our behalf I wanted to take a moment to thank two of the most important men in my life, my dad and son. They are both Navy veterans, my dad from the World War I...
Real estate professionals talk about selling seasons as if it was the most natural thing in the world for house purchases to follow a pattern. People unfamiliar with the data might assume there would be a 'back to school' frenzy in the summer, but that would be about it.  For all I know each regi...
Hiking on a beautiful Russian River bench property today with very fun and athletic buyers who like to hike. Climbing between the pond and the crest of a view site we came across the wonderful specimen you see. 
Jury Duty I picked up the mail a few weeks ago and found a letter announcing a date for my jury duty in Sonoma County. I had served on a jury once before and found it to be a fascinating experience, so it was with a mixture of "hope I get excused" and "it would be fun to do it." feelings that I r...
I have seen posts on Active Rain that are actively hostile to energy efficiency. I can understand why a new requirement for appraisers (SAVE act) might appear to slow up a sale. I can understand why requirements to improve the energy efficiency of homes at the time of sale is a bad idea from a tr...
Every one in a while I like to post a mystery photo of a plant for people to try to identify. It's a recent photo, so the image represents an October form of the plant. I left a few leaves in the picture as hints, but it's really all about the berries. It was taken in Santa Rosa, California, so ...
Hi, I'm Dave Roberts. I'd like you to trust me. I will patiently walk you through the process of finding and owning your dream property in Sonoma County wine country. I listen to your goals and experiences with real estate. That helps me deliver the kind of service you have always wanted from pr...
We've all seen this detail on period homes. A long series of small rectangular blocks projecting like teeth from a molding or beneath a cornice. Thanks are owed to the Romans. This molding is named for the Latin root word "dentil" that has given us dentistry. The next time you see these regular ...
Larkfield-Wikiup is an unincorporated area of Sonoma County between Santa Rosa and Windsor. It is sometimes referred to as the Mark West area as well. It's big enough to form a small town, but a street-light district is about as close as the residents have come to collective political activity. T...
There's a new plan scheduled to be announced by President Obama in Las Vegas today. It's the latest in a long line of Federal proposals to aid housing. Today's announcement is for changes to the HARP program that would make it possible for people with Fannie or Freddie loans to refinance even if ...

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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.