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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.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
The Gingko has always been one of my favorite trees. Beautiful and unique green colors in the spring and a special yellow in the fall. One of the most striking features is the shape of the leaves, nearly triangular in shape. If you get a chance to visit our Healdsburg Sotheby's office you will s...
Posted about 1 month ago
  Great beauty doesn't have to be complicated. Choice of color, patterns, and materials can create wonder and harmony. This snapshot of a small section of an entrance to a home in Healdsburg is simple, but the overall impact of the larger wall and path is major. This is a soothing location and al...
Posted about 2 months ago
A year ago I was advising Sonoma County home buyers to move fast. Prices were rising and inventory was in short supply. The only update needed for that post in 2014 is to say that prices are still rising, but they're starting a lot higher than they were a year ago and that fewer homes are availab...
Posted 3 months ago
I have been working with Blu Homes clients to find lots and land to build on in Sonoma County this year. Hiking new property is one of my favorite pastimes, so this has been an enjoyable chore. The hardest part of the job is explaining how a raw piece of land can end up costing so much money once...
Posted 4 months ago
  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.
Posted 5 months ago
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...
Posted 6 months ago
    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...
Posted 7 months ago
  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...
Posted 9 months ago
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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....
Posted 11 months ago
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...
Posted 12 months ago
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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.