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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.
Okay, I snuck some alyssum into the big planter photo, but otherwise it's all petunias. We planted them so we'd have a good Mother's Day display, but they seem appropriate to post on Memorial Day Weekend. Thanks to all who have served and those who have loved and supported them. 
Sonoma and Napa have a friendly rivalry about wine and our respective spots on the world's wine radar. What we can agree on, I hope, is that both counties provide a level of scenic beauty that other areas are hard pressed to match. I was hiking a property for a client a few days ago. Wandering a...
If you still think the real estate market is stuck in the doldrums, today's housing market might shock you. Even people who are trying to follow trends are unaware of just how dramatic the changes in the market have been. The key fact that buyers and sellers need to know about Sonoma County real ...
Emerald Ranch Road has been gestating for many years. The conversion of 80 acres of forested land into four spectacular residential parcels required studies, government approvals, complex engineering, and a ton of hard work. That's before breaking ground. After that, add heavy equipment, tree cut...
Some flowers are always known by their large form, but we have lots of beautiful composite blooms that are made up of smaller flowerets. Sometimes it's easy to guess what they are from color or context. Other times the flowerets stand as beautiful blooms on their own. I think a lot of you will k...
Everyone has a favorite landscape. In Sonoma County the choices range from coastal views to vineyards to redwood forests and the rolling hills dotted with oaks that are a mainstay of our interior valleys. I'm lucky enough to have a wide variety of clients who each appreciate a different aspect of...
I love the great oaks dotting the hills of California. The biggest are often the oldest and we lose a few every year. This specimen is still standing, but the loss of a major limb is a milestone this tree would have preferred to avoid. Even with this injury, it will probably still live another f...
The Buyers are Back This 30 day snapshot of the REO market in Sonoma County gets at the underlying truth of our market. Buyers are back and they're paying list price and more. To avoid the giant pain in the neck of multiple offers and frenzied efforts to explain to new buyers why they are offerin...
We never lose all our flowers in northern California, but the early winter certainly knocks back the variety we normally have. The last few weeks have seen the emergence of flowering trees with pinks and intense white blooms that light up the scenery. Another one of my favorites is the early bul...
I have been a fan of fixers ever since I learned how to build. Once you understand how much effort goes into putting up a building, it's easy to support adding another thousand hours of labor to make the building shine again. The destructive alternative is to take 8 mechanized hours to eliminate ...

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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.