Increase your home's curb appeal

Even if you are not planning to sell your home anytime soon, a fresh and welcoming exterior is a wonderful thing to come home to each day. From front doors, house numbers and porch furnishings to color schemes, landscaping and basic repairs, this smorgasbord of ideas will hopefully inspire a few changes around your own home.

 

Sell your home fast!

If you are planning to put your house on the market this summer, it goes without saying that you are hoping to sell your home as quickly as possible and get your asking price. Set the stage for success with these 21 tips for styling and upgrading your home, and see results — fast. - 
 


 

 

 

Petaluma's Butter & Egg Days

Petaluma’s Butter & Eggs Parade and Celebration is in its 35th year and is one of the most beloved traditions in Downtown Petaluma.  It celebrates the region’s rich agricultural history as one of the premier dairy regions in the country.

Together with the Petaluma River, eggs and dairy products created an economy that turned Petaluma into one of the most prosperous communities in the state in the early 1900s. The event typically draws over 25,000 attendees.

The community parade showcases the best of Petaluma and Petaluma’s history. The 100-unit parade features over 3,000 participants, more than a hundred volunteers and supports every aspect of community life.

Activities before, during and after the parade include four blocks of exhibit space for arts and crafts exhibitors, food vendors offering a wide variety of festival foods, sponsor booths, community and non-profit booths and a large area to entertain youngsters with inflatables, rides, and hands-on activities. Don’t miss this great opportunity to participate in one of the North Bay’s largest events.

 

Savor Sonoma

Don't miss this amazing event! Join Nineteen wineries throughout Sonoma Valley this March for a Food & Wine Experience. 

Wineries will be showcasing 2015 vintage wines straight from the barrels, sampling new releases, and offering award-winning wines paired perfectly with culinary creations prepared by local chefs and restaurants. 

Meet winemakers, mingle with wine lovers behind-the-scenes and peruse art from local artists. Experience the best that Sonoma Valley has to offer. 

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

The Wine Country Q4 2015 Market Report

The quarterly market report for Sotheby's International Realty Wine Country is now available. We have had yet another positive quarter! It is an excellent time to invest in property in Sonoma and Napa counties. 
 

A MESSAGE FROM OUR MANAGER: Jonathan Soh 

According to Bay Area Real Estate Information Services, Average Sales Price for single family homes was up in the Fourth Quarter of 2015 compared to Fourth Quarter of 2014 in most Wine Country markets. By comparison, the Number of Units sold was down in most Wine Country markets, reflecting low inventory yet strong demand. Of particular interest, is the increase in activity of single family homes priced over $1,000,000. Average Sales Price in the Sonoma Valley and the City of Napa experienced 21% and 27% increases (respectively) in this price category between Q4 2014 and Q4 2015. The Petaluma market experienced a 267% increase in the Number of Units sold over $1,000,000 from 3 units in Q4 2014 to 11 units in Q5 2015 and a 272% increase in Total Sales Volume from $3,760,000 in Q4 2014 to $13,978,293 in Q4 2015. The St. Helena market showed a strong comeback from the August 2014 earthquake with an increase of Average Sales Price of 78% from $1,053,544 in Q4 2014 to $1,873,341 in Q4 2015 and an increase of Total Sales Volume of 15% from $35,820,500 in Q4 2014 and $41,213,500 in Q4 2015.
 

 

Cornerstone Sonoma Events

The container from France has arrived! Come visit Chateau Sonoma’s new showroom location as the container is opened. French treasures and antiques await!

Saturday, January 30 and Sunday, January 31 from 10am to 5pm each day at Chateau Sonoma
Cornerstone, Sonoma

 

Evoke Magazine celebrates the timeless beauty and patina that all things vintage bring to our modern lives. Let’s toast to their very first issue!

Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 4pm to 6pm at Chateau Sonoma
Cornerstone, Sonoma

The Holidays in Sonoma Valley

Holidays in Sonoma Valley are always filled with good wine and a lot of cheer.
Check out this website for more information on special events and activities. 

 

For more information, visit  http://www.holidaysinsonoma.com/