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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
Farmers prosper when the weather cooperates. Ample rains when crops are actively growing and dry weather when it's harvest time are optimum. This year, Sonoma County's grape growers had some rains in the middle of summer that interfered with pollination. Now, with a ten to twenty percent smaller ...
10/01/2011
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Irina Riley wrote an affordability post today that inspired me to blog about fixers.  I have a soft spot for classic homes from the late 1800's to the 1920's. They often have gracious lines, wonderful detailing, beautiful materials from an era when trees were still "old-growth", and craftsmanship...
09/30/2011
Ever wait by the phone or computer hoping someone would tell you what is going on with a transaction*. Maybe you have urgently needed a lender, agent, title officer, appraiser, or inspector to call back or send you an email about a deadline or a needed decision. Maybe you just needed to find out ...
09/28/2011
Windsor was the fastest growing community in Sonoma County for much of the last several decades. Residential subdivisions were being created on both sides of highway 101 and people fretted that Windsor sprawl would chew up the greenbelts between Santa Rosa in the south and Healdsburg in the north...
09/27/2011
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Writing hyper local posts is a great way to become known as a local expert. Google and the other search engines like local information and your chances of appearing high on a search engine result page for a specific subdivision or neighborhood are better than if you're trying to rank highly for a...
09/26/2011
Sebastopol has consistently been one of Sonoma County's steadiest residential markets. The superb schools, active community, hospital and related medical services, and great shopping choices have usually attracted a steady stream of new buyers who wanted to participate in the community. When the ...
09/25/2011
A neighbor's garage isn't an ideal view, but it's better than their bedroom. Getting a couple of miles into the countryside is better still, for the chance to see a little more of what nature intended us to see. Green, green, and more green if you live in Dry Creek Valley near Healdsburg.  
09/25/2011
Cloverdale is a classic small town at the northern end of Sonoma County. The Alexander Valley appellation, a famed wine country designation, begins in Cloverdale. The housing boom was unkind here. Multiple developers projected strong growth for residential housing in Cloverdale and a multitude of...
09/21/2011
Calling prospects, holding an escrow together, prospecting for new leads, and wondering where the next transaction is coming from are the tasks that dominate our days. I suppose I could add blogging and doing our daily activities on Facebook to that list. Somewhere in that schedule, I want you to...
09/20/2011
Healdsburg lots and land tend to be modest in size. The valley and hillside terrain doesn't lend itself to very large parcels, and farm mechanization works best in areas like the Central Valley with mile after mile of perfectly level land. Our hillside vineyards are picturesque, but require a lot...
09/13/2011
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