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 our price range but the details about it were unclear (the listing photos show two different kitchens!) so it did not make our list.  Cloverdale has a handful of homes, but they were either contingent, age-restricted for seniors only or had murky details.  On the bright side, Windsor, Petaluma and Santa Rosa had some options, so let’s take a look.

Windsor – desirable master bedroom and lovely backyard

244 Usher Drive is a three-bedroom, two-bath home and it is 1,317 square feet.  Located in Oak Glen, this home has a desirable ground-level master bedroom with an updated bath.  The kitchen has shaker cabinets with granite tops and newer appliances and the low maintenance backyard is lovely.


244 Usher Drive in Windsor.

All photos courtesy of NORCAL MLS.


The well-landscaped backyard at 244 Usher Drive in Windsor.


The kitchen and living room in Windsor.

Listed by Chad Rummonds of Vanguard Properties. Click here for details.

Petaluma – three bedrooms and in need of TLC

429 Stuart Drive in East Petaluma is 1,025 square feet and has three bedrooms and two baths. Listed at $399,000, it has a large 5227 square-foot lot with RV parking but needs some love to bring it back into shape.


429 Stuart Drive in East Petaluma, listed at $399,000.


The living room at 429 Stuart Drive in Petaluma.


The kitchen at 429 Stuart Drive in Petaluma.

Listed by Mike Gregory of Coldwell Banker.  Click here for details.

Santa Rosa – creekside lot with retro kitchen

Listed at $329,000, 1075 Clark Street in Santa Rosa is only 923 square feet, with two bedrooms and one bath.  The home has hardwood floors and a retro yellow kitchen and is located on a creekside corner lot.


1075 Clark Street in Santa Rosa, listed at $329,000.


The hardwood floors and bay windows in the living room in Santa Rosa.


The built-in hutch.

Listed by Michael Kelly of Kelly Williams. Click for details here.

The market is pretty tough right now. There’s not a lot coming on the market lately, but there are still a few bargains if you look hard enough.  What are your experiences?  Sound off in the comments.