Healdsburg, CA Real Estate News

By Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
(Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain)
Wine Country - Commercial Corner - Healdsburg Real Estate Overview Maps Photos Description $701,000 Commercial Main Features Lot: 5,000 sqft Location 185 Healdsburg AveHealdsburg, CA 95448USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: Steve Chain Chain Real Estate(530) 370-1818steve@chainrealestate.nethttp://www.chainrealestate.net Our recent listings Commercial for $701,000 in Healdsburg, CAMedical Dental Office in Cottonwood Ca - Commercial for Lease Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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By Dave Roberts
(Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty)
Some days are just flat out better than others. I'll take the summery days we get in January and stack them up against anybody's idea of a great day. Yesterday was warm, clear and sunny, and shared with fun clients on their country property. It's hard to imagine snow and terrible weather from here. 
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By Bob Santucci, Healdsburg Windsor & Cloverdale Real Estate
(EXP Realty of California)
For years now we have heard that it is good to change your smoke detector batteries when you change your clocks for daylight savings time. The truth is that since 1980 there has been a need to replace the type of smoke detectors that are in 95 percent of American homes. "They just don't do the job well enough". Says Adrian Bell at the World Fire Safety Foundation. "At least 1500 lives are lost in smoldering fires a year. For thirty years the truth about ionization smoke alarms/detectors has been kept from the public and fire fighters around the world". Says Bell.   In 1980 the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) warned that ionization smoke alarms were not safe and that they had no other choice but to recommend photoelectric smoke alarms. They also warned that combination io...
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By Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
(Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain)
Wine Country - Commercial Corner - Healdsburg Real Estate Overview Maps Photos Description $701,000 Commercial Main Features Lot: 5,000 sqft Location 185 Healdsburg AveHealdsburg, CA 95448USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: Steve Chain Chain Real Estate(530) 370-1818steve@chainrealestate.nethttp://www.chainrealestate.net Our recent listings Commercial for $701,000 in Healdsburg, CAMedical Dental Office in Cottonwood Ca - Commercial for Lease Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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By Bob Santucci, Healdsburg Windsor & Cloverdale Real Estate
(EXP Realty of California)
The last several months have seen a changed condition in the real estate market. There is increased volatility in interest rates but in a tighter form. It is not such a big roller coaster now as it is more intense shaking. We recently saw the third largest swing in the bond market since they began to collect that data. If you do need to borrow for a home purchase loan, check in with a lender now. You will see headlines that rates are going up but remember that they are still historically low.     We are definitely closer to the end of this cycle than the middle as reported by Ben Stone of the Sonoma County Economic Board, You can view Stones report here.   I can't help but think that that shaking feeling is more like a coffee percolator when it is going through its cycle. I visualize a ...
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By Bob Santucci, Healdsburg Windsor & Cloverdale Real Estate
(EXP Realty of California)
This On Thursday, November 11th at 11:00 AM there will be a gathering to honor all Veterans in the Historic Healdsburg Plaza. It will take place at the statue of the little boy that is holding the American flag and which is our war memorial. Veterans day is commonly recognized at 11:11 on November 11th. Prior to the ceremony Center Street Deli will have a free breakfast for all Veterans. Tayman Park golf couse will also have something for our Veterans. Free golf on the 11th + 12th. As we go through these chalanging times together this is a great time to focus on what makes our country great and to honor those that have gone before us. I know that for myself I forget to think about our brave troops that are fighting daily for the fredom that I enjoy. Now is the time to gather and take ca...
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By Bob Santucci, Healdsburg Windsor & Cloverdale Real Estate
(EXP Realty of California)
NCCS Golf Tournament   On Thursday October 28th the North County Council of Realtors will have their annual golf tournament at Tayman Park in Healdsburg. This is a great annual event that is held to raise money for the wide variety of projects that the group, commonly known as the MLS group supports all year long. We even have a scholarship program for local kids that are college bound. It is great to see a group of folks that usually are business competitor's band together to help their community. It helps us all by reminding each other what great works we provide our community. Realtors are an interesting group as a whole. I sometimes do not think that the public has a clear vision of what we do besides sell house. We tend to be active volunteers giving thousand of hours back to our c...
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By Bob Santucci, Healdsburg Windsor & Cloverdale Real Estate
(EXP Realty of California)
I am fairly active in our community and hear about a lot of the challenges that we all face these days. One of the many bright spots in my life today is the Healdsburg High School and the good that I see pouring out of it. I dropped my daughter off today and you can see the positive energy everywhere. This morning, Friday morning the PA system was blasting "we will, we will rock you" by Queen. It is spirit week and tonight is homecoming. Our football team is doing well and is only one of the 17 sports teams that we have currently. AP classes are abundant. We have ROP construction classes, a deep arts program. The list goes on and on. Essentially it boils down to what every other district has cut, our Healdsburg Education Foundation has saved and made to flourish. Even the statistics on ...
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By Bob Santucci, Healdsburg Windsor & Cloverdale Real Estate
(EXP Realty of California)
    I am writing today to remind everyone in our business community what an important role our Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce plays in our lives. We are blessed in Healdsburg to have such a good economy and to have as many visitors as we do. A good portion of that is because of all of the behind the scenes work that our Chamber does. In the past couple of years they have developed some powerful sub groups that help us as well. I know that a lot of us take a second thought at what our dues go towards. It seems intangible sometimes but, trust me we would not be doing as well as we are if it weren't for all the marketing they do that we do not see. Stop by and visit them, you will not find a nicer group of folks. The job they do requires a lot of extra hours and working weekends when they ...
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By Bob Santucci, Healdsburg Windsor & Cloverdale Real Estate
(EXP Realty of California)
Being a Sonoma County native I get to see a lot of cool things in the wine industry that others may miss. My tip of the week is Portalupi Tasting Room. I first came across this place when I was asked to come and be a part of the ribbon cutting ceremony. I am an ambassador with the Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce and that is what we do. OMG was I lucky. Some how these folks have been totally flying under the radar in town and they are going to be huge. Tim and Jane are the most gracious hosts and the heartbeat of Portalupi tasting room. When you go there you will find wines made in the old country style and many that have been adjusted for the more delicate palate. The range of this winemaker, oh did I mention that the winemakers is usually in the tasting room, the range is off the hook c...
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By Dave Roberts
(Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty)
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 tributary to the Russian River and path of the outflow from Warm Springs Dam and Lake Sonoma.
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By Dave Roberts
(Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty)
  I'm lucky to live in a beautiful part of the world.  Luther Burbank considered Sonoma County to be "the chosen spot of all the earth as far as nature is concerned". Within this vibrant and varied county are many landscapes that can capture the eye. The coast is hard to beat for drama. The massive redwoods of Armstrong Woods are hard to beat for grandeur and silent majesty. When it comes time to choose just one spot, however, I may choose the view from the front lawn of a new listing at 8500 Dry Creek Road. 
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By Dave Roberts
(Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty)
Musicians entertaining the crowd at Healdsburg Farmers' Market on Saturday managed to harvest a nice crop of green. It's good to see the general population supporting musicians, since people choosing to make music are one of the groups least likely to thrive in today's economy. This trombone led trio will at least be able to buy lunch when they're done.
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By Dave Roberts
(Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty)
  With Marie Antoinette and a loyal Costeaux French Bakery staffer looking on, a visiting couple look over some pastries. Meanwhile on the street, petanque, a French street bowling game homorously played with freshly baked rolls is going on. On the other side of the entrance three stationary bikes are set up for hourly races. It can only be Bastille Day in Healdsburg, a holiday celebrated with enough gusto for the whole town by the cheerful owners and staff at Costeaux.
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By Dave Roberts
(Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty)
  The built environment can be a harsh place. Open parking lots in summer can feel like ovens and the dash from air conditioned space to air conditioned car makes our natural environment an afterthought. Some areas of the country are clearly inhospitable when the thermometer is stock over 100 degrees, but a simple, attractive, and natural solution to making outdoor spaces habitable is to shade them.
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By Dave Roberts
(Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty)
Most hotel openings are a yawn. Then again, most hotels aren't LEED Certified. Most are not luxury hotels. Most are not in Healdsburg. So, when we have a LEED Certified, luxury hotel opening in Healdsburg, we tend to think of it as newsworthy.  h2hotel is in the last stages of construction. The painful phase where crossed wires get fixed, balky fountains start flowing right, and the landscaping starts looking completed. Tomorrow is really the last day for those repairs since the hotel's 36 rooms and suites are already fully booked for the Fourth of July weekend.  The h2hotel in Healdsburg is the sister property to the Hotel Healdsburg, a highly successful hotel featuring the Dry Creek Kitchen as a culinary mecca to foodies from around the country. The h2hotel will have the Spoonbar as a...
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By Dave Roberts
(Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty)
From Healdsburg to Windsor in Sonoma County takes about seven minutes on Highway 101, ten minutes on Old Redwood Highway, and forty minutes on Chalk Hill Road. You take Chalk Hill Road because you live on it, are taking a shortcut to Calistoga, or you are in the mood for a beautiful drive. As I was taking some vineyard photos today I noticed that I was near a really elaborate entrance to a property. It wasn't just a gate, but a gate, columns, walls, lighting, landscaping, and more. All of it was done in a way to frame a view and set the mood for visitors to the property. The detailing is first rate. You can see stucco walls anywhere, but details like the tops of the columns and walls really show an attention to craft that is admirable.  The other part of this entrance that I appreciated...
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By Bob Santucci, Healdsburg Windsor & Cloverdale Real Estate
(EXP Realty of California)
  When I dropped off my daughter on the last day of school this year this is what I saw. I am proud of the kids at HHS. They are a bunch of good, hard working kids up there. I think that this was about the extent of their rebellion. Kind of creative and a lot of effort to pull this off. Have a great summer kids! www.realestateofhealdsburg.com
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By Dave Roberts
(Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty)
A trend our Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty office has noticed is seasoned homeowners deciding to move closer to the downtown Healdsburg core. It's a combination of reasons, but proximity to restaurants and shops figures high on the list. Also figuring into the move is the desire to shed maintenance chores necessary for larger acreage properties. These are primarily sophisticated buyers who know what they are looking for. Their demand for single story property within an easy walk of the Healdsburg Plaza is probably what we hear more often than any other request. Of course, we still have plenty of interest in the vineyard property that make Sonoma County and Healdsburg such a coveted area to live in, but the trend for in-town living is very strong. Walking is one of the keys th...
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By Dave Roberts
(Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty)
Alexander Valley is one of three wine appellations spreading out from Healdsburg. Cyrus Alexander, the pioneer rancher who gave his name to the valley first saw the area in in 1840 and later commented that "it was the brightest and best spot in the world.". It's a modest sized place, only 22 miles long and from 2 to 7 miles wide. About 15,000 acres are planted in vineyards and 40 wineries have established themselves in this Sonoma County paradise.  The land is more inland than the Russian River Valley and Dry Creek Valley, both of which are west and closer to the coast. The warmer temperatures in the Alexander Valley produce great cabernet sauvignon which is the primary variety grown here. Of course, dozens of other varietals are produced in significant quantity here, so you can get a c...
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