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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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Muddy Redwood Although it sounds like the name of a west coast blues singer, the Muddy Redwood from the title doesn't sing. In fact, this Muddy Redwood is famous only to the few people who hav hiked on the 87 acre property near Guerneville this redwood lives on. During a long ago episode, a nearb...
04/24/2011
We've had enough rain this March to make anyone long for the dry climate of Seattle. Still, the rains extend the "irrigation-free" growing season, recharge the groundwater, and keep everything green in lovely Sonoma County. Still, there are downsides. A soggy front yard that is so wet I couldn't...
03/27/2011
We're having some lovely Spring rains. In the early morning on Saturday the rains sounded exceptionally loud as I was getting my last moments of sleep. When I got up it turned out the rain was so loud because it was solid. We don't get much hail, but this was both ample and long-lasting. This ph...
03/20/2011
  Walking through fields of fragrant flowers is a wonderful experience. Most vineyards in northern Sonoma county plant mustard or fava beans between the vines. This older vineyard of cabernet sauvignon vines is graced with dense carpets of chamomile blossoms between each row. I was going to write...
03/13/2011
RING... I got my first 6:36 AM real estate call this morning. In fairness to the caller, I'm sure he expected a voice mail response rather than a live person. In fairness to my wife, I shouldn't have had my cell phone on the dresser in the bedroom. Leaving it on the charger in the home office wou...
03/12/2011
One of my favorite commenters reminded me that I have slacked off on my chart production. He/she is a student of the housing bubble, particularly in Healdsburg. HHB has written lucidly and engagingly about the follies of real estate professionals... including a couple of indirect and perfectly r...
03/07/2011
We're listing the Healdsburg Machine Shop as a commercial building, but the wonderful, fully-packed interior is the fun part of the package. This business invented and produced important wine making equipment for decades. The building is filled with great old machine tools, molds, metal fittings...
03/06/2011
It's hard to pretend that Spring is here when it hits 24 degrees at night, but that's what we have. Spring and snow/cold co-existing almost peacefully. My begonias, spider plants, and a few other tender annuals bit the dust over the last few, cold days. However, the cherry trees still bear the be...
02/27/2011
I like construction and landscape details that make a house stand out from its neighbors. When it's done in a classic fashion that reminds me of small town America and classic homeowner dreams I get even more enthused. This property on Broadway in Sonoma combines a well-detailed white picket fen...
02/20/2011
8201 W Dry Creek Road in Healdsburg has superb views of Dry Creek Valley. San Francisco residents thinking of a turnkey wine country getaway should keep this property at the top of their list.It's not just the views, but the views separate the million dollar properties from their less fortunate c...
02/12/2011
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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.