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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.
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Students observing stocking of Coho salmon in a tributary of the Russian River this week. Preservation of land, streams, and our eco-systems is something that can touch all of us, but is especially meaningful to the students who will become the inheritors of the environment we leave to them. 
11/14/2010
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Cottage with Room to Grow Overview Maps Photos Features Neighborhood IDX Search $275,000 Single Family Home Main Features 1 Bedroom1 BathroomInterior: 600 sqftLot: 0.44 acre(s) Location 3966 Golden Gate AveSanta Rosa, CA 95407USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, pleas...
11/11/2010
  You never know what you'll find on your listings. This luscious, but not quite ready, fig is on my organic farm listing in Dry Creek Valley. The property has pears, apples, lemons, and a host of other fruits, but I will always check out fig trees before anything else. For my taste buds, there's...
10/10/2010
Healdsburg real estate showcases many million dollar estates on vineyards and abundant acreage outside of town. I'm happy to present an alternative to those high-priced properties. This listing is inside the city limits with million dollar views and access to hundreds of acres of open space right...
10/02/2010
I don't know if these cones are trying to tell us something about a hard winter, but I don't recall seeing quite such an abundance of cones on this tree before. I did some googling and it turns out that production of cones varies a lot. Heavy cone years are apparently called mast years, but they...
09/12/2010
I have a dilemma. My new Dry Creek Valley listing is too beautiful as a wine country listing.  I shouldn't complain that the views are spectacular or the home is warm and inviting. It's just that the owner has invested years in making his hillside acreage a wonderful example of a permaculture pro...
09/11/2010
I have posted scenes from a Dry Creek Road listing on the north east side of the valley. Today's picture is taken from the other side of the valley in an almost opposite position.  The line of trees marching left to right in the middle of the picture mark the location of Dry Creek, a major tribu...
08/24/2010
Hibiscus flowers are amazing. Fully open and facing the sun they have the aspect of an umbrella or fancy satellite dish. Closed, they're tightly shut revealing nothing of their architectural form that will emerge. This shot is a halfway view taken a few hours before the hibiscus is fully open.
08/22/2010
This older Sebastopol building has a wonderfully ornate roof with great window detailing and shingles custom fitted to the curves. It's no wonder the owners were eager to save the hundreds and hundreds of hours a previous generation of skilled craftspeople invested in this project. Raising the b...
08/15/2010
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I met some new buyers today in Sonoma Valley. For those who aren't familiar with Sonoma, it's an early center for much of California's modern history. The Bear Flag Rebellion was centered here and many historical buildings remain, mainly clustered around the town's big plaza.  The town is flatter...
08/14/2010
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