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News This Week: Diverse Wines of California and Pepperwood Fire Recovery

Posted on July 27, 2018 by Admin

EACH WEEK WE COLLECT TOP LOCAL NEWS AND RECENT REAL ESTATE STORIES HOT OFF THE PRESS FOR YOUR WEEKEND CLICKING PLEASURE.

Farmers Markets are Modernizing
Farmers Markets are adapting to the times with new outreach programs, more locations, and support for low income shoppers. READ MORE.
*Read our article on top local farmers markets here.

California’s Expectation Defying Wines
California is renowned for it’s amazing wines, but there are still many surprising varietals and appellations to discover.  READ MORE

Pepperwood Preserve Recovering
Eight months after 90% of the Pepperwood Preserve was burned, signs of recovery are clear. “Fire is an agent of rebirth and recovery,” [Micheli] said, calling it a “critical part of the landscape.” READ MORE

Updating California’s Power Grid
California Governor Jerry Brown is pushing legislation to create a regional power grid. The proposal could be a boon to consumers by reducing costs. READ MORE

News This Week: Kosta Browne Sale and Wildfire Lawsuit

Posted on July 20, 2018 by Admin

EACH WEEK WE COLLECT TOP LOCAL NEWS AND RECENT REAL ESTATE STORIES HOT OFF THE PRESS FOR YOUR WEEKEND CLICKING PLEASURE.

Kosta Browne Sold
Duckhorn Wine Company purchased Sebastopol’s Kosta Browne Winery. The deal includes a tasting room in the Barlow, 170 acres of vineyards and inventory. READ MORE

Wine Storage for Everybody
Looking for better ways to store the wines you love? Here are some great ideas for how to create wine storage for a variety of homes. READ MORE

July Gardening Tips
Discover top tips for gardening in July―the perfect time to put in some extra work to keep gardens looking great for months to come. READ MORE

Santa Rosa Sues PG&E
The City of Santa Rosa is suing PG&E for financial damages caused by last year’s October wildfires. READ MORE

*Feature image courtesy of gardenista.com

News This Week: Fire Recovery and Innovation

Posted on May 04, 2018 by Admin

The recovery from the Tubbs fire is continuing with construction of dozens of homes in Coffey Park, but a lot of work still needs to be done. It is great to see the community starting to rebuild after such devastation. “There’s not as much movement as one would think six months out,” said Jeff Okrepkie, chairman of the Coffey Strong neighborhood group. “You want to see more happening.”
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Sotheby’s International has partnered with the non-profit New Story to create the first permitted 3D printed home. This new technology could be coming to your home soon, but first it will be used to help people in need.  “A defining factor of this new technology is that it will be used first in the developing world, in El Salvador, for people who are currently living without shelter, a basic human need.”
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As tiny homes gain popularity, some companies are betting that you will want to stay in one. Getaway provides the opportunity to stay in a tiny cabin while discovering a deeper connection with the outdoors. “Architecturally, we think of ourselves less as designing a great tiny cabin and more as designing the perfect piece of hardware to get into nature.”
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Californians now have a new option for financing a solar installation on their home. Guild Mortgage is offering mortgage lending that will allow owners and buyers to add solar to their home. “FHA Solar is ideal for individuals who are looking to buy a home that they plan to live in for several years and realize the return on their investment. It will also be attractive to customers who want to lower their monthly utility bill and have a greener footprint.”
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