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Just Listed: Winery & Event Space

Posted on October 25, 2015 by Mark Stevens

Unbelievable Opportunity…

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Endless Possibilities…

With 10,000 square feet of endless possibilities, this winery and event facility currently enables a mixed use of operations including wine production, tasting room, direct to consumer (DTC) marketing events and private events.

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345 Days of Events…

An ease of transition to change the use to 365 days of private events, 365 days of tasting room use or dedicate its use to operations exists. There is a continuous opportunity for full optimization of this space.

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*Please contact me at 707.322.2000 or Mark.Stevens@SothebysRealty.com for more information on this listing.

Just Listed: Bodega Highway Estate

Posted on October 19, 2015 by Mark Stevens

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Experience this one of a kind estate on 20+/- acres with stunning views of 3 counties & the ocean on a clear day. Gated & private, drive up the fully paved road to the incredible 8000+ sq. ft. home with every imaginable amenity.

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Easily entertain guests with a beautiful chef-inspired kitchen with Brazilian cherry wood floors and ten foot ceilings

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Enjoy two great living areas which adjoins a long, enclosed sunroom with sweeping views to the east

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The main floor master suite does not disappoint with its built in fireplace and outdoor sitting area with beautiful gardens. The “his” and “hers” master bath boasts surfaces of travertine, granite and ample storage. A spacious walk-in shower, jetted tub and large custom dry sauna complete this bathroom.

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Up the spiral staircase you’ll find a sizeable billiard or media room, 2 additional bedrooms each with their own baths and an office or 4th bedroom with plenty of built-ins

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This 8000 square foot residence in the middle of gorgeous surrounding is a rare offering with world-class views ….it will be hard to find anything that can compare to this unique opportunity.

Offered at: $6,900,000

*Please contact me at 707.322.2000 or Mark.Stevens@SothebysRealty.com for more information

Three Day Weekend in Sonoma County

Posted on September 02, 2015 by Mark Stevens

Labor Day Weekend is just a few days away and I don’t know about you but I can’t wait for the three day weekend! Here are a few events happening around Sonoma County, a little something for everyone and every age. Enjoy, and be safe!

 

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

Friday, September 4th – Sunday, September 6th (all day)

Winemaker Meals $85-$150; Taste of Sonoma: $165-$195; Sonoma Starlight: $125-$175; Wine Auction: $500

Various Sonoma Locations

Smokey Robinson Performing at the Green Music Center

Friday, September 4th, 7:30pm

Tickets start at $25

Weill Hall + Lawn at the Green Music Center

Movies at Howarth Park – Frozen

Friday, September 4th , Movie Starts at 7:45pm

FREE

Howarth Park, Santa Rosa

Art By The Sea – The Sea Ranch Art

Saturday, September 5th, 10am-5pm

Free

The Sea Ranch, Gualala

Rodney Strong Vineyards Summer Concert – George Benson

Saturday, September 5th, 4pm-8pm

GA $75, VIP $110

Rodney Strong Vineyards, Healdsburg

Fourth Annual Grape Stomp Party at Viszlay Vineyards

Sunday, Septmeber 6th,12pm-4pm

$30

Viszlay Vineyards, Healdsburg

The Birds Schoolhouse Tours

Sunday September 6th, Tours: 10am, 11:30am & 1:30pm

$25 per person

The Schoolhouse, Bodega

Top Credit Mistakes to Avoid

Posted on August 26, 2015 by Mark Stevens

When it comes to buying a home, the higher credit score the better. Here are 5 critical mistakes to avoid in regards to your credit.   

High Credit Card Balances

Having maxed out credit cards or high credit card balances can really affect your credit score. The goal is to have your debt be no more than 30% of your credit limit, if not lower. It is good to remember that your debts make up 30% of your entire credit score.

Bad Payment History

Late and missed payments can be extremely detrimental to your credit score, as your payment history makes up a whopping 35% of your credit score. Try making at least the minimum payment each month. If you go six months or more without making a payment, your creditor can sell your account to a collection agency, which can severely hurt your credit score.

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Short and Irregular Credit History 

15% of your credit score comes from the length of your credit history, the longer your accounts have been open, the better. Even if you don’t use old credit cards anymore, don’t close those accounts, it will only hurt your score.

Not Having a Variety of Credit

Having multiple forms of credit shows that you are able to pay off various debts on time. Car and student loans including retail credit cards are an example of having a blend of credit.

High Volume of New Credit

Applying for and opening many low-limit credit lines all at once is a sign that you have trouble managing your credit. Opening new accounts of credit makes up 10% of your overall score and can decrease the length of your credit history, which can also lower your score.

August in Sonoma County

Posted on August 03, 2015 by Mark Stevens

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Happy August!

There are so many fun things to do around Sonoma County this month it will definitely be hard to choose what events I will partake in.  Don’t let summer pass you by too soon, grab your friends and family and go soak up the sun!

Sonoma County Fair

July 24th – August 9th

$11 General, $5 Kids (7-12)

Sonoma County Fairgrounds

The Barlow St. Fair

August 6th, 5pm-8pm (repeats every Thursday)

FREE

The Barlow, Sebastopol

Gravenstein Apple Fair

August 8th-9th, 10am-6pm

Adults $15, Seniors/Vets $12, Children 6-12 $10

Ragle Ranch Park, Sebastopol

Wind to Wine Festival

August 8th, 11am-4pm

$95 general, $150 VIP

Sheraton Sonoma County, Petaluma

Art in the Redwoods Festival

August 15th-16th, all day

Adults $6

Gualala Arts Center

Taste of Petaluma

Saturday August 22nd, 11:30am – 4pm

$40

Historic Downtown Petaluma

The Santa Rosa Marathon

August 23rd, 6am-2pm

$40+

Juilliard Park, Santa Rosa

Grandview: Price Reduction

Posted on July 17, 2015 by Mark Stevens

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NEW PRICE: $1,485,000

  • 2.04± acres
  • 4 bedroom, 3 full bath & two half-bath
  • 4591 sq ft.
  • Attached 3 car garage
  • Views of Mount Saint Helena
  • Above ground pool
  • End of the lane privacy
  • Analy High School District

Please contact me at mark.sevens@sothebysrealty.com or 707.322.2000 to schedule a showing for this property.