Sunday’s Press Democrat looks at home sales around Sonoma County, and reports on the big jumps and declines by community.
Overall, home sales in the county are down 8 percent during the first seven months of the year, compared to the same period for 2009.
But in southwest Santa Rosa, sales plunged 46 percent. Last year buyers purchased 334 homes there, compared to 180 through July of this year.
Real estate brokers and agents say the reason is that fewer foreclosures and other distressed properties came onto the market this year.
Elsewhere, sales dropped 26 percent in northwest Santa Rosa, 25 percent in Cloverdale, 14 percent in Rohnert Park/Cotati and 11 percent in southeast Santa Rosa.
In contrast, sales rose 43 percent in the Oakmont retirement community, 21 percent in west Petaluma, 12 percent in Sebastopol and 10 percent in northeast Santa Rosa.
Here is a link to the story: “Housing Rebound Spotty”.
— Robert Digitale