While this number might still cause a bit of consternation, it’s still lower than the nearly 600k it was as recently as this past July.
I took a look at the most recent listings to find the least expensive homes that have been recently put on the market, and there seems to be an uptick in houses that fall below the current median price. Not including townhomes, apartments, foreclosures, or mobile homes, here are 10 of the most recently listed, least expensive houses now available:
1017 Corby Ave, Santa Rosa – $369,000
3 beds, 1 bath, 1,236 square feet. Year built: 1952.
This is an ordinary 1950’s house in Southwest Santa Rosa. If a homebuyer is looking for a starter home, at $369,000 this may be a good choice.
Generally, I’m all about seeing a well staged home, but this shows that it’s a home-y, livable house.
10306 Old River Rd, Forestville – $275,000
1 bed 1 bath 568 square feet. Year built: 1930.
If a homebuyer is looking for a summer bungalow, this 1930’s house is touted as being a mere 4-minute walk to Mother’s Beach.
The interior of this home is tiny, but well maintained. My thought would be that if someone decides to move into 568 square foot home, they’re doing it for the outside views.
14 Rio Vista Way, Petaluma – $450,000
3 beds 1 bath 995 square feet. Year built: 1950.
Here’s another quaint 1950’s house that’s located on the corner of a cul-de-sac, which I’ve found to be a good place to raise kids – as long as your neighbors have them, too. Room to play without really being on a busy street.
If you like the retro look, this kitchen is certainly original to the times – including the color.
524 Drake Dr, Santa Rosa – $460,000
3 beds, 2 baths, 1,224 square feet. Year built: 1969.
Speaking of kids, if the homebuyer is looking for the school district, this is a home in the Rincon Valley that’s in the Binkley Elementary school district.
Though the price is going up a little, list-wise, there’s nothing like a remodeled kitchen to make it worthwhile.
419 Shepp Ct, Santa Rosa – $479,000
3 beds, 2 baths, 1,312 square feet. Year built: 1994.
From a purely architectural view, this 1994 home is my favorite on this list. Good things happen when hexagons are added.
…such as this open living room area by the kitchen. The house is 1,300 square feet, but this view of the interior makes it seem like it could potentially be much, much larger.
830 Saint Francis Dr, Petaluma – $475,000
4 beds, 2 baths, 1,500 square feet. Year built: 1968.
I see how they tried to highlight how this house has a sizable – and probably delightful – front yard, but taking a picture of it during one of the most intense rainstorms in recent years doesn’t help.
This makes more sense than the featured image on the posting,
115th 6th Street, Santa Rosa – $475,000
3 beds, 2 baths, 1,409 square feet. Year built: 1898.
Real estate on Old Railroad Square doesn’t pop up often, and this home from 1898 is a find for any history buff in the market for a home.
The interior of this house is all vintage, and it has a cellar storeroom – a rarity in California. But what a prospective homebuyer needs to pay attention to is the wiring; it needs to be inspected before any offer is made to make certain there won’t be any unexpected issues.
1258 Edwards Avenue, Santa Rosa – $475,000
3 beds, 1.5 baths, 1,270 square feet. Year built: 1960.
Here’s a solid house with a large yard that’s been renovated throughout on the inside.
The house may be 1960, but the kitchen is 2017.
1011 Central Ave, Sonoma – $389,900
1 bed, 1 bath, 764 square feet. Year built: 1942.
When I think of tiny homes, I like to believe they’re all as cute as this 1942 gem in Sonoma.
When a smaller home is well planned out, the interior won’t seem as small as it truly is. Of course, this house was photographed without the furniture in place, so I’m sure it can fill up fast.
61 Arlington Dr, Petaluma – $460,000
3 beds, 2 baths, 1,144 square feet. Year built: 1956.
Near downtown Petaluma, this house has new stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and laminate flooring, in addition to a well-manicured front yard.
Well below median price, but well maintained and updated. It gives hope that the market may start to return to normal.