Hi Hilda - you have already worked with John Torres and me in Healdsburg. We would appreciate and take care of any more referrals you have coming to Healdsburg. And, Pati seems very happy with her purchase here.
Janice Torres, Realtor... more
If you are considering purchasing land in Healdsburg or Geyserville, I am assuming that land will be outside the city limits, and will come under the juridiction of PRMD. Here is the link. Almost everything with regards to building can be answered here. http://www.sonoma-county.org/prmd/
You can get the history of the parcel you are interested in with regard to permits, zoning, etc. and a good deal of that is now online. One caveat, is that when you speak to people at PRMD, you may get several different answers. Ask to have the code, and get your answers in writing, if possible. When purchasing land, one of the first things to check is availability of water ( is it a water scarce area, is there boron or arsenic in the surrounding area wells?) and whether or not the property will perk for a septic system. A property that has had a successful perk test, will receive a designation as to what kind of system can be put on your site, and how many bedrooms it will accommodate. Unlike in other areas, Sonoma County designates the number of bedrooms, not bathrooms, that one can build. Vesting is the process of having this approval. A mound system is appropriate when the land itself doesn't perk. A berm is built and that is where the leach lines are housed. So, a vested mound is an approved septic sytem plan. There is a time frame for vesting, and if a property is not developed within that time frame, the buider must start the process all over again.... more
I suggest you call the local Propane Company and talk to them;
they will probably be open and honest.
The usage will vary a lot with the size of your family and the size of your house.
With just the two of us, in a big house, we used about 400 gallons twice a year.
That computes to about $3200. But do not use us as a guide; talk to the Gas company.
Good luck and may God bless... more
The demand for affordable housing in Healdsburg keeps fixers moving pretty fast if they are priced right. There are occasionally good REO values, but they tend to get snapped up fast as well. There are two areas of Healdsburg where development is expected. The first is at the north end of town where Saggio Hills is still planning to move forward with their resort development. The second, major area for development is the are bounded by Healdsburg Ave on the south and west and the railroad tracks on the north. Currently a lumber yard occupies about 8 acres of that site and there are dozens of residences as well. That is likely to be a key growth area, particularly when the SMART train service is operational.... more
L. Bilbro - I will keep my eyes and ears open for you ,,,, I would look in the press democrat as well as the following property management companies - Alliance Property Management, De De's Rentals Management ,California Property Management and Paul Perdue Propert Management perhaps they have a rental listing coming available soon. Should you ever be interested in buying a home feel free to contact me for all your financing needs. Jeffrey Martino Young Branch Manger at Essex Mortgage Bank in Santa Rosa,Ca.95404 toll free 1-877-870-2676 or online http://www.fhasubmissions.com... more
Christopherson Homes built the Verandas in 1994 and my guess for the prices being lower in the suburban developments is because those homes were built prior to 1994.Generally the entire area of Healdsburg is very desirable so I would not think the homes would depreciate in price for being farther out of the city limits I would tend to think that it is more of just the mix of homes that happen to be be on the market right now .I have seen just the opposite occure in the past.I wish I could have more information for you at this time feel free to contact me if you wish I can be reached toll free at 1-877-870-2676 .Jeffrey Martino Young at Essex Mortgage Bank in Santa Rosa,... more
Healdsburg is a wonderful small town in the middle of Sonoma County's wine country. The town boasts a beautiful town square, many high-end restaurants, hotels and B&Bs. The neighborhoods around the downtown area feature beautiful homes of many varying styles of architecture (Craftsman, Victorian, etc.)... more
Susan, You do not have to use a pay site, you will find the info you need in these places for free. The Gov/Banks provide their databases to be used by the public. Give them a look.
http://www.sco.ca.gov/ardtax_public_auction.html .... http://sonoma-county.org/tax/auction_2008.htm
For the links to the Free Bank/Gov. Property for sale Databases (REO/Foreclosure), use these.
If you check around you might also find auctions that might interest you.
Many more you just need to look.
Best of luck, Dunes... more
There are many excellent mortgage brokers and lenders avaialable to work with. Your local real estate agent/broker will be more than happy to give the names and contact information of several excellent lenders.... more
Due to its small town character and the many accessible parks and open spaces Healdsburg is ideal for families with children of all ages. There are several excellent public and private schools in town or within a short driving distance (10 minutes).... more
The real estate market in Healdsburg follows the national, statewide and local trends to a large extent with some exceptions. Which means that negotiating a favorable purchase price is extremely important in a soft or declining market. The town is, however, very appealing to people that are looking for a week-end/vacation home, a second home or an investment property. Prices for properties that have the characteristics these out-of-town buyers are looking for (charm, location, views, etc.) will sell quickly and a premium prices.... more
Absolutely, Thomas, we have lots of homes in Windsor and Healdsburg.
Question is how can we help you? What kind of criteria do you have on the house you want?
With a little more details, we will be able to help you find the right home.
Fitch Mountain river front property is all privately owned. The few places like Camp Rose that may have offered river access in the past are no longer public facilities. The only river access in Healdsburg is at Memorial Beach. Of course, you could always rent or buy a property and have your own beach access. Many of the homes on South Fitch and Redwood Drive have great beach access.... more
There are few foreclosure buying opportunities available in Healdsburg. Several home owners will try to sell their properties on their own (FSBO). As a buyer you are almost always better served by working with a local, knowledgeable agent that can negotiate on your behalf and give you the necessary information to make the best decisions prior to purchasing your new home.... more
A great little town with lots of character, characters and a place for everyone to feel comfortable. There are free concerts every Tuesday evening in the town square, a fourplex movie theatre, a small perfomring arts theatre, a pub, several clubs, dog shows, an annual parade, etc.... more