About Emily Raaka

Emily Raaka is a publisher, web designer, computer geek, 15+ year resident of Sonoma and accidental real estate fanatic. Writing from a buyer's point of view, she explores what you want to see in Sonoma County real estate.

Healdsburg’s $10 Million Solar-powered Log Cabin Estate

An aerial view of the primary residence on this $9,991,123 property in Healdsburg. Well, an almost $10 Million property, listed at $9,991,123.  You might ask what makes this property worthy of such a hefty price tag?  Land. It is two large and separate homes (13303 and 13290 Stewarts [...]

By | January 5th, 2016|9 Comments

What $2000 rents you in Sonoma County

Today we are hunting for Sonoma County properties to rent for $2000 per month.  Not the easiest price point, but there are some spots that have potential if you don't mind "cozy." Renting can be a challenge - we even know of a fabulous Sonoma duplex on a desirable street that [...]

By | December 15th, 2015|15 Comments

$6M for Spectacular Glass House off Highway 1

The exterior of 33711 S Highway 1 in Stewart's Point, listed at $6,000,000. Have you ever heard of Stewart’s Point, California?  Neither had we, until we came upon this unique and modern 4,905 square-foot home on Highway 1 near Gualala.  This home is located on a whopping 218 [...]

By | December 8th, 2015|19 Comments

A Day at the Beach – Coolest Bodega Bay Homes on the Market

20863 Pelican Loop in Bodega Bay, listed at $1,800,000. Our recent bout of beautiful cold, clear weather somehow made our attention shift toward the beach so today we are taking a look at homes for sale in Bodega Bay.  With a mix of properties ranging from funky to [...]

By | December 1st, 2015|2 Comments

$25,000 per Month – Sonoma County’s Most Expensive Rental

675 Shiloh Canyon in Santa Rosa, listed for rent at $25,000 per month. (Sorry, the automobile is not included.) If you want to live like a celeb in a private Wine Country getaway, 675 Shiloh Canyon could be just the home for you. At $25,000 per month, it is Sonoma [...]

By | November 24th, 2015|6 Comments

Do 4-bedroom bargains exist in Sonoma County?

4051 Agassi Drive in Santa Rosa - a four bedroom home for $439,000. There has been much news lately about the high prices of Sonoma County real estate (click here for a refresher), particularly our area’s most expensive four-bedroom homes, so today we are on a bargain hunt.  [...]

By | November 17th, 2015|2 Comments

What $400K in Sonoma County will get you

1075 Clark Street in Santa Rosa, listed at $329,000. It is no secret that finding a home in Sonoma County with a $400,000 maximum budget is not easy.  In fact, in the town of Sonoma it is not even possible at the moment.  Healdsburg has one home in [...]

By | November 10th, 2015|5 Comments

Spectacular Ultramodern Windsor Winery Home for $9.9M

6201 Starr Road in Windsor. Today we take a look at true Sonoma County eye candy, a 20-acre vineyard estate with an award-winning modern home located at 6201 Starr Road in Windsor.  Known as Retrospect Vineyards, it is listed for $9,900,000. Aerial shot of 6201 Starr Road. [...]

By | November 3rd, 2015|3 Comments

Cloverdale – the new hot spot in local real estate?

1121 Highland Ranch Road in Cloverdale. All photos courtesy of NORCAL MLS. Today we are taking a peek at Cloverdale, located in the Alexander Valley and known as a city with lots of growth potential and small-town charm. Homes here are a relative bargain compared to many other [...]

By | October 27th, 2015|4 Comments

What you can get under $500,000 in Sonoma County

350 Linden Street in Sonoma. All photos courtesy of NORCAL MLS.   Today we are shopping for homes in the $450,000 to $500,000 range.  Once again, there is quite a bit of variety in this price range depending on the location.  We also have an update on the [...]

By | October 20th, 2015|9 Comments