Real Estate News and Analysis

News This Week: Michelin Guide and Holiday Gifts

Posted on November 30, 2018 by Estate Vineyard

DISCOVER THIS WEEKS  EXCITING LOCAL NEWS AND TOP REAL ESTATE STORIES

1) Three Stars for Single Thread

Michelin just announced their rankings for bay area restaurants, and Healdsburg’s Single Thread continued its success by gaining its third star. The Michelin Guide’s Bay Area list has eight restaurants with three stars, six restaurants with two stars and 43 with one star. READ MORE

 

2) Burying Electrical Lines May Prevent Wildfires

PG&E is installing power lines underground in West Sonoma County to better understand the costs and benefits of burying power lines for wildfire prevention. READ MORE

 

3) Sonoma County’s Natural Resources Are Worth Billions

A new report assigns a dollar value to the “nature” resource of Sonoma County that is approximately $6.6 billion per year. READ MORE

 

4) Guide for Local Holiday Gifts

#Buy Local and discover one-of-a-kind gifts for anyone on your list this year. READ MORE

News This Week: Election Results

Posted on November 09, 2018 by Estate Vineyard

EACH WEEK WE COLLECT TOP LOCAL NEWS AND RECENT REAL ESTATE STORIES. 

 

1) Sonoma County Voters Approve Funds for Parks


Voters approved Measure M by an overwhelming margin on Tuesday. The Measure increases sales tax in Sonoma County by one eighth of a percent. Revenues will be used to maintain county and municipal parks.
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2) Butte County Fire Darkens Sonoma County Skies


Smoke from the Camp Fire, burning over a hundred miles to the north east of Sonoma County, is reminding many residents of the devastation that we experienced 13 months ago during the Tubbs Fire.
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3) Mixed Success for Affordable Housing Ballot Measures


There were seven measures on the Napa County and Santa Rosa ballots that aimed to address affordable housing issues. Of the seven measures, three failed to get the necessary votes.
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4) Prop. 6 Defeat Allows Infrastructure Improvements in Sonoma County to Continue


The defeat of Proposition 6 means that local projects such as SMART train expansion and Highway 101 widening will continue to receive funding. READ MORE

featured image courtesy of pressdemocrat.com

News This Week: Best Winery Experiences and Cabin Getaways

Posted on October 26, 2018 by Estate Vineyard

EACH WEEK WE COLLECT TOP LOCAL NEWS AND RECENT REAL ESTATE STORIES

Best Sonoma County Wineries

With over 425 wineries in Sonoma County, it can be hard for a first time visitor to know where to go. This guide will help you experience the best wine tasting of the region. READ MORE

30 under 30

Check out this list of 30 inspiring future business leaders, politicians, and activists leading the way in Sonoma County. READ MORE

Cabin Getaways

Sad to see the end of Summer? Here are some extraordinary cabins that remind us that the point of cold nights is to cozy up by a fire and relax. READ MORE

Architectural Explainer

Sotheby’s International explores eight of the most common architectural styles that are available on the market today. READ MORE

*featured image courtesy of sunset.com

News This Week: “Best Of” Sonoma County & Other News

Posted on October 12, 2018 by Estate Vineyard

EACH WEEK WE COLLECT TOP LOCAL NEWS AND RECENT REAL ESTATE STORIES

“Best Of” Sonoma County Awards
Award recipients—including Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery and Cowgirl Creamery (our fav)—were honored at the Luther Burbank Center on Wednesday evening. READ MORE

Explore Marin County
Find out the best places to eat, drink, play, shop, and stay. READ MORE

Best Remodeling Projects of 2018
Remodeling Magazine just announced their awards for the best remodeling work in the past year. Discover the top 5 home remodeling projects for smart design tips and trends. READ MORE

Sustainability Award for Jackson Family Wines
Jackson Family Wines has been given a Green Power Leadership Award from the US EPA for  their continued commitment to using renewable energy; the company uses 100% certified green power, including power coming from solar installed on their 12 wineries. READ MORE

 

*featured image courtesy of 7×7.com

News This Week: Wildfire Recovery One Year Later

Posted on October 05, 2018 by Estate Vineyard

EACH WEEK WE COLLECT TOP LOCAL NEWS AND RECENT REAL ESTATE STORIES

 

The Fear That Keeps Napa Winemakers up at Night

One year after devastating wildfires, Napa winemakers confess that they are worried about much more than the threat of fire in the future. READ MORE

New Homes for Wildfire Survivors

Homes for Sonoma—an organization that makes tiny modular homes that are approximately 500 sq. ft.—is creating new housing in Sonoma County for displaced fire survivors. The first 5 homes will be in Windsor, CA with plans to create an additional 40 in the upcoming months. READ MORE

Graton Gets its First Park

Last Saturday was the ribbon cutting ceremony for a new park that will open in Graton. The park has been a longtime dream for the town, which currently has no public space. READ MORE

The Future of Homes

Leaders and visionaries in the home-design community describe what home design will look like in the year 2039. READ MORE