SONOMA COUNTY PROPERTIES PRESENTS- A WEST COUNTY HIDEAWAY

Sonoma County Properties is always looking for the best values in real estate. Last week we visited this gem listed by Tim Johnson of Coldwell banker. This one, while not cheap, is an excellent value.

Three bedrooms and two baths is 2293 sq ft of living area. Bright and spacious single level West Sebastopol home on just under an acre at the end of a private lane only minutes from Downtown Sebastopol and Graton. Its been beautifully updated with granite kitchen counters, new cabinets & stainless steel appliances. It also has gorgeous bathrooms. [Read more…]

SONOMA COUNTY PROPERTIES PRESENTS #4 OF 7 ON “MAKING YOUR HOME MORE SUSTAINABLE”

Sonoma County Properties presents #4 of 7 on “making your home more sustainable”. You don’t have to be a contractor to be able to make some changes to your home that will make it greener and more sustainable for the years to come. There are many things that you can do that require little skill and sometimes just a willingness to change how you do things around the house will make a big difference.

Over the next couple of months, Sonoma County Properties will give you at least one BIG thing you can do (this may require some skill or a cash investment on your part) and a few smaller things (that anyone can do) that will make a difference in your savings, comfort or “carbon footprint”.

#1. Build a solar water heater. This project is not as expensive as it sounds, but it takes a little know-how to build. It will save you a ton on water heating energy costs. [Read more…]

SONOMA COUNTY PROPERTIES PRESENTS – 7888 JOYCE DR. SEBASTOPOL, CA.

Sonoma County Properties proudly presents 7888 Joyce Dr Sebastopol.

Quiet 1.34 Acres with room for everything!

This true single level home has four bedrooms and two baths in 2600 square feet of living area. Tastefully updated, clean and well maintained, it has fresh paint and new tile and carpet floors. Natural Gas kitchen. 15 foot by 22 foot Home Theater / Game Room, wired for surround sound.

15' x 22' Home Theater or Game Room / wired for surround sound

1.34 acres includes plenty of room for RV's, Horses, Vines, Barns or equipment storage. [Read more…]

SWALLOWS – #30 of 100 REASONS WE LOVE LIVING IN SONOMA COUNTY

Looking for a home in Sonoma County? So are lots of Swallows, Western Bluebirds and plenty of other birds that can help make your yard a nearly “bug free” environment.

Violet Green Swallow

In my last blog on “Making your Home More Sustainable” I touched on building some bird boxes to attract these fantastic “insect eaters” to your yard.

Swallows are definitely the most fun for me. To see a family or two

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SONOMA COUNTY PROPERTIES PRESENTS #2 OF 7 ON "MAKING YOUR HOME MORE SUSTAINABLE"

You don’t have to be a contractor to be able to make some changes to your home that will make it greener and more sustainable for the years to come. There are many things that you can do that require little skill and sometimes just a willingness to change how you do things around the house will make a big difference.Over the next couple of months, Sonoma County Properties will give you at least one BIG thing you can do (this may require some skill or a cash investment on your part) and a few smaller things (that anyone can do) that will make a difference in your savings, comfort or “carbon footprint”. [Read more…]

Sonoma County Properties presents #1 of 7 on "making your home more sustainable".

Sonoma County Properties presents #1 of 7 on “making your home more sustainable”.

You don't have to be a contractor to be able to make some changes to your home that will make it greener and more sustainable for the years to come. There are many things that you can do that require little skill and sometimes just a willingness to change how you do things around the house will make a big difference.

Sustainable woodland dwelling

Each week for the next 7,  Sonoma County Properties will give you at least [Read more…]

Water Conservation Tips

There are five elements that make up a green home. Today let’s look at one of them, Water Conservation.

image courtesy of one green planet

First and foremost is to learn how you use your water and where it goes. I don’t mean just down the drain but also how the water flows though your yard. Understanding this flow and your usage and just paying attention will make a real difference. Here are three key ways you can affect your water flow. [Read more…]

What makes a home "GREEN?"

am the first Eco Green Realtor in California. And, last week I attended a seminar for a new designation, that of a Certified Green Real Estate Professional. Why? Because I am a firm believer that we have the power and the responsibility to help our environment by making our homes as green as possible. As well as to create a better living environment for ourselves and our families.

The question most often asked is, what is the difference between an Energy efficient home and a “Green” home?

image via DIY Home tips

Although Energy Efficiency is the cornerstone of a green home, these four other factors make it truly “Green”. [Read more…]