Healdsburg, CA Real Estate News

By Lynn Bowen, Lynn Bowen Broker Associate, Realtor®, CRS
(Artisan Sotheby's International Realty)
Healdsburg/Geyserville, Sonoma County CA April 2009 Residential Property Market Snapshot Are you interested in current market statistics & conditions for the Healdsburg/Geyserville Market Area of Northern California Real Estate?   Following are the stats for the April 2009 market as well as what is currently (as of May 24) available in the residential real estate market.    Residential meaning, Single Family Homes, Condo's as well as Farms/Ranches.   This month I am changing this up a bit by dividing out the detached single family homes from the condo market. As of Today May 24, 2009 the Healdsburg/Geryserville CA Market Area currently has: 137 Listings: 125 Are Single Family Home with List Price Range of $199,000  - $8,500,000   Average List Price $1,266,949     *  Median List Price $6...
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By Bob Santucci, Healdsburg Windsor & Cloverdale Real Estate
(EXP Realty of California)
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By Cindy Brandon, CDPE, EcoBroker, GRI, CRS, ePro
                                        For Sale                                      $7,400,000   Jones Ranch on Dry Creek    Family CompoundHealdsburg, CA 95448 Highlights:   Nestled in the prestigious and coveted Dry Creek Valley with approximately 700 feet of creek frontage, this gorgeous Healdsburg estate comprises 25 plus acres of fertile valley land with approximately 20 acres planted to premium, award winning Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc vines. The architecturally designed home, features delightfully cheerful interiors designed by Myra Hoefer and exquisitely proportioned rooms to bring family and friends together.  A beautiful wine country setting surrounds the home with lush landscaping created by Artist Wade Hoefer, in ground pool, orchard, rolling vineyards and hill...
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By kathleen bonham
(FHAllen, Sonoma Country and Vintage)
Every Spring I look forward to the wonderful events that Sonoma County offers with glee!For those of us who love to look at historical, vintage homes and gardens (GUILTY!) Spring is a treasure trove of opportunities to indulge our love of beautiful homes and charming gardens. It is always fascinating to me to see other people's living patterns. Their choices are only limited by their minds. Small, cramped dark spaces become wonderful work areas with proper lighting, plush carpeting and neatly stacked baskets and wired boxes organize much needed everyday work tools.I am always delighted by well organized  and maintained areas. Gardens, which I call "outside rooms' offer not only visual delight, especially as the most verdant season of the year unfolds, but a banquet for the other senses...
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By Lynn Bowen, Lynn Bowen Broker Associate, Realtor®, CRS
(Artisan Sotheby's International Realty)
Following are the Market Statistics for Healdsburg for the month of  March 2009 as well as what is currently available in Healdsburg in the residential real estate market.    Residential meaning, Single Family Homes as well as Farms/Ranches & Condos As of Today April 16, 2009 Healdsburg currently has: 121 Active  Listings: List Price Range $139,9000  -  $8,500,000 Average List Price $1,077,490 Median List Price $689,000 Of these 121 listings, 4 are Bank Owned aka REO or Foreclosure properties & 15 are Short Sales 16 Listings In Escrow in "Contingent" status: List Price Range $195,000  -  $2,995,000 Average List Price $1,023,653 Median List Price $747,500 Of  these 16, 1 is Bank Owned &  5 are Short Sales 8 Listings In Escrow in the "Pending" status i.e. All Contingencies have been remov...
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By Lynn Bowen, Lynn Bowen Broker Associate, Realtor®, CRS
(Artisan Sotheby's International Realty)
Market statistics for Healdsburg California Real Estate:   Following are the stats for the February 2009 market as well as what is currently available in Healdsburg in the residential real estate market.    Residential meaning, Single Family Homes as well as Farms/Ranches & Condos As of Today April 16, 2009 Healdsburg currently has: 121 Active  Listings: List Price Range $139,9000  -  $8,500,000 Average List Price $1,077,490 Median List Price $689,000 Of these 121 listings, 4 are Bank Owned aka REO or Foreclosure properties & 15 are Short Sales 16 Listings In Escrow in "Contingent" status: List Price Range $195,000  -  $2,995,000 Average List Price $1,023,653 Median List Price $747,500 Of  these 16, 1 is Bank Owned &  5 are Short Sales 8 Listings In Escrow in the "Pending" status i.e. A...
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By Lynn Bowen, Lynn Bowen Broker Associate, Realtor®, CRS
(Artisan Sotheby's International Realty)
Here are some market statistics for Healdsburg California Real Estate?   Following are the stats for the January 2009 market as well as what is currently available in Healdsburg in the residential real estate market.    Residential meaning, Single Family Homes as well as Farms/Ranches & Condos. I expect to have February Stats up earlier next month! As of Today February 28, 2009 Healdsburg currently has: 112 Active & Available Listings: List Price Range $175,000  -  $8,500,000 Average List Price $1,047,608 Median List Price $699,000 Of these 112 listings, 8 are Bank Owned aka REO or Foreclosure properties & 18 are Short Sales 23 Listings In Escrow in "Contingent" status: List Price Range $195,000  -  $1,695,000 Average List Price $522,600 Median List Price $439,500 Of  these 23, 4 are Ba...
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By Dave Roberts
(Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty)
Healdsburg is a fun place. One week it might be barrel tasting along the Russian River Wine Road. Another time it might be the famous FFA parade. We manage to get through these small town treats and the start of our Farmers' Market with a fair measure of pride and joy in our small town. Coming up at the end of the month is an event to prove that our life doesn't completely revolve around wine or growing grapes and specialty vegetables. This year is the tenth anniversary of the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, and there's a great lineup of music. Acts include Charles Lloyd, Zakir Hussein, Cedar Walton, Charlie Haden, Billy Hart, Joshua Redmond, George Cables, Julian Lage, Pete Escovedo, Eddie Palmieri ... and so many more! Ten great days of jazz to celebrate ten great years of jazz in Healdsbur...
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By Dave Roberts
(Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty)
We all have friends and coworkers that work hard and may never hear a word of praise or recognition. I wanted to take a minute out of my day, and yours, to send a shout of recognition to Gail Ryan of Healdsburg, California. Gail is a realtor at Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty with superbly comprehensive knowledge of our town. She's the first to know of new listings and her brain contains histories of all the families who helped build the wine industry in Sonoma County.That's all great and by itself would make Gail a wonderful addition to any office. What sets her apart is her fierce dedication to her rental clients, both the owners and tenants. She juggles thousands of details of repairs, vacancies, and showings with an impressive combination of telephone expertise, knowledge ...
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By Dave Roberts
(Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty)
I've always liked the construction era before 1900. The country was rich with high quality lumber and many skilled builders. Combine that with automation and the wood working factories that had figured out how to create a wide variety of reasonably priced ornamentation. The result was an explosion in decoration that let builders go wild. The detail on the left features the beautifully turned center post on the porch and the resulting cornucopia of braces and trim elements that adorn the post and the beam holding up the roof and porch ceiling. You can notice in the background that the porch has a tightly constructed wooden ceiling, sadly forlorn now, but a mark of finish detail when it was built. It's so much easier to just put a roof on over the rafters of the porch and call it done. To...
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By Dave Roberts
(Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty)
Sometimes good opportunities are right in front of you but still hard to see. That's what I was thinking after I toured the Foss Creek Villas with Ed Buckner. I concentrate on Healdsburg real estate whether it's vineyard properties or Victorians on Matheson. I'll always look at properties near downtown Healdsburg since walking distance to the plaza is a great selling point. Somehow in spite of all that looking, the fact that Healdsburg has some affordable condos in walking distance to downtown just hadn't registered. I've looked at the condos at the Grove (just across the street), and they're very nicely done and brand new, but with prices starting at around $615,000 they're not a weekend getaway place for everyone. I still think they represent an excellent value, but after seeing what ...
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By Dave Roberts
(Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty)
Nothing beats a parade. Roger Peters took these pictures of Healdsburg California's 150th Birthday parade on August 18, 2007. This parade of horse drawn vehicles was a splendid small town exhibit of our farming and agricultural history.  Meanwhile, at the Healdsburg plaza, our Healdsburg Sotheby's exhibit in the Healdsburg Museum tent about the history of the Geysers was a great hit. Daniel Drew reproduced hundreds of copies of the little book telling the true story of horse drawn trips to the Geysers in 1875. I have two highlights from the book. One describes a local character, Clarke Foss, who delighted in impressing his riders with gallops and flat out runs on the way back to Calistoga from this 19th century wonder. I'm sure he actually scared the hell out of most of them. My second ...
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By Scott Dovala, Santa Rosa Mortgage and Home Loans
(Ascent Home Loans)
With all the newspapers, TV News and stories on the internet in regards to what's going on in mortgage industry, sometime it might be a little scary to even think about getting a loan.  Loan programs have changed or have been entirely discontinued, everyone has heard about the sub-prime problems, in fact you may have a sub-prime loan right now as you're reading this. Mortgage companies all across the US have closed their doors. Actually, things are not as bad as they seem. There are still plenty of loan programs available to current homeowners, investors and first-time buyers. Despite what the news reports have been implying, there are actual senior loan officer's across the US, including myself,  who are reputable and are willing to take the time to talk to their clients and help them ...
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