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Real Estate market conditions, Sonoma Valley homes for sale, local news bits, and snapshots of Sonoma Valley and beyond. The valley has about 40,000 residents. It's a colorful community of long-time locals and fascinating transplants. We share a laid back lifestyle that's a blend of earthy and sophisticated. Subscribe to the Sonoma Real Estate Blog and you'll know a lot more about life in Sonoma, Glen Ellen, Kenwood...and other wonderful Sonoma County communities.
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Want Dirt...in Sonoma County? Clients I've been working with lately ... a number of them ... have been in the market for parcels of land.  Their requirements vary.  One couple wants to build a home in a rural setting, not far from restaurants and other amenities, preferably above any nearby homes...
05/15/2011
Sonoma Mentoring Alliance Birthday Celebration Fifteen years ago, a Sonoma woman named Kathy Witkowicki started a mentoring program to help children in Sonoma Valley.  On May 24th, the Mentoring Alliance is hosting it's annual mentor/mentee end of the school year picnic.  The event is also a cele...
05/13/2011
~ Got Game?  Sonoma Home with Tennis Court ~ Got Game is an expression video gamers use but it works when describing a listing that was held open this week on the Sonoma Broker Tour.   This ten acre place on Highway 12 approaching Sonoma has indoor tennis, an indoor pool, a Victorian style home, ...
05/12/2011
~ New Listings in Sonoma ~ Broker Tour May 12 There are 20 properties on the Sonoma Valley broker tour this week.  I wish I could see them all but there just isn't enough time.  In our market, we hold broker open houses from 9am through 11am.  Sometimes, when lunch is served, the hours are extend...
05/11/2011
  ~ Buying a Home? Try the 80% Rule ~ Most of us envision the "Perfect Property" when we think about buying a home.  It's smart to to visualize what you're looking for and even smarter to write it all down.    Knowing what you need and want and sharing that information with your Realtor will save...
05/10/2011
~ Sonoma Sales Stats Are Misleading ~ "How's the real estate market in Sonoma Valley?"  It's a question that I'm asked at least a few times every week.  It's not an easy question to answer.  Recent data shows fewer total residential sales...and a decline in the average price of homes sold in Sono...
05/09/2011
~ Celebrate Mom AND Support the Glen Ellen Fire Department ~ Every Mother's Day in Glen Ellen, the Glen Ellen Fire Department serves up delicious heaping plates of pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon and fruit to crowds of locals who flock to this village gathering.  Multi-generations come together fo...
05/07/2011
A Better Year for Wine Country Real Estate Sales? "2011 may be a better year than we expected in 2010,"  That's the word from Pacific Union Branch Manager Jill Silvas, who heads up our office in Sonoma Valley.  Jill analyzes quarterly MLS data for Wine Country real estate sales, with a focus on t...
05/06/2011
~ $1.5 Million Average Price For New Sonoma Listings ~ Thursday morning traffic in laid-back Slow-noma can get a little hairy.  Cars full of real estate agents are racing around town, across the valley floor, and through the hills making their weekly dash to visit the listings on broker tour.   T...
05/04/2011
~ Worm Tea and Other New Things at the Sonoma Farmer's Market ~  The Tuesday Night Sonoma Farmer's Market on Sonoma Plaza opened this week under new management....and with a slew of new vendors.  In recent years there's been a lot of controversy over how the market was run and how vendors were se...
05/04/2011
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Kirsten Lindquist

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