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Posted on 09/17/2021
Another Property Sold - 279 Clear Ridge Drive, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Two Healdsburg lots being sold together - each with their own building envelopes. Wonderful vistas of the town and hills. Imagine building your dream home(s) and being in Healdsburg enjoying it all. Utilities at Clear Ridge (at the paved...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
Choosing a Home Builder: 5 Questions to Ask
Photo by Sora Shimazaki from Pexels Finding the right home builder can be an overwhelming task. Even if you’ve narrowed down a list of top choices, it's difficult to know if you’re making the right choice. No matter how much research you do on your own, some of the most important information is what you can get by...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
142 Alexander Valley Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448 now has a new price of $2,200,000!
Room to Grow & Improve, Vacation Rental possible,5 Acre Alexander Valley property with 2,500+/- sqft single level residence. Room for FFA/4H projects, Hobby Vineyard, etc. Great well(20+/-GPM) & septic system (possible 5 bedrooms). Add a guest house, or build your Estate Home while downsizing original home to a guest house. Close to Downtown Healdsburg, Hwy 101 Access, Russian River, Healdsburg Airport & Montage...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
Save Space & Money With These DIY Patio Garden Ideas
Having a small outdoor space doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the benefits of nature. Even for small porches and patios there are some clever garden solutions that will let you grow and care for the plants you love. The best part is that many of these same solutions can be DIY with the right tools and know-how. Here...
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Posted on 09/03/2021
Another Property Sold - 536 College Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Two homes on one lot! Each is 935sf, has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Washer/dryer in each unit, dishwasher, gas stove. No A/C but 3 ceiling fans in each house (1 in each Bedroom, 1 in kitchen/dining area). Garage between the houses with 1 locked stall per house. Small backyards for each unit. Separate meters for utilities. Unit A has laminate flooring throughout while B has laminate flooring and carpet in bedrooms. Bathrooms have linoleum. Terrific...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
Lighting: Finding and Choosing Your Perfect Light Fixtures
The right type and amount of lighting in each part of your custom home can make a big difference in the way it looks. Having a well-lit home also provides additional safety. When you’re working on your custom home design, plan to go through lighting fixture options. While there are plenty to choose from, it’s important to understand...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
Another Property Sold - 1611 El Arroyo Drive, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Once in a lifetime opportunity to own over 9 acres in the City of Healdsburg. This offering includes 3 separate APN's. The 3 bedroom home has wonderful views and endless potential. Enjoy the high ceilings, spacious kitchen, huge bathrooms and light filled rooms that look out to the surrounding acreage filled with gorgeous natural landscapes, mountain and valley views and a seasonal pond. This completed home is on city services and bordered by a separate one acre parcel near Clear Ridge and an additional +/-7.43 acre parcel at the end of Canyon Run. Nearby hiking trails and room for everything! Build another home or two or add a guest...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
How to Avoid Common Renter Mistakes
Renting a home is a complicated process. Whether you’re a first-time renter or a seasoned pro, navigating the rental market can be overwhelming. Just like with buying a home, it’s easy to make mistakes or miss important details. Here are some tips for avoiding common renter mistakes. Read the Entire Lease When you’re choosing a place to live,...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
Easy Ways to Transform the Lighting in Your Home
Photo by James DeMers via Pixabay In most homes, the base lighting is drab and dull, often doing little to light up your life. Thankfully, it is quite easy to transform the lighting in your home and create the perfect atmosphere for your everyday activities. All you have to do is follow these four tips and watch as...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
Renting Vs. Buying - Which is Right for You?
Photo by Athitat Shinagowin via Shutterstock You’ll often hear it stated that paying rent is throwing money down the drain. As a motivation to buy a home, however, that might not be the best idea. A rule of thumb is that if you can purchase a home for fifteen times what you currently pay annually in rent, buying...
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Posted on 08/01/2021
Liven Up Your Landscape With These Garden Wall Ideas
There are many reasons a garden wall can be beneficial to your outdoor space. Garden walls can help define and separate areas of the yard, add privacy and improve the view. You can even combine other features like outdoor fireplaces, lighting or water features to efficiently use the space while adding functionality. If you’re thinking about building a...
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Posted on 07/27/2021
Another Property Sold - 707 Larkspur Drive, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Nestled in charming Healdsburg, this home is close to downtown, where you can enjoy restaurants, shop local boutiques, taste great wines and view fine art. Make this your year round home or a weekend getaway. This 3bed/3bath home has a large bedroom downstairs with a full bath, ideal for visiting guests or for an office. Upstairs there is a spacious suite, a bedroom and a large roomy loft. Plenty of natural light fills the kitchen and dining area. This beautiful kitchen has granite counters, an island for bar stools and a farm sink. There is wood flooring in the living area with additional storage under the staircase. The open concept...
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