Median home prices are an ever-changing statistic, and while they’re not a predictor of where real estate prices may go, they do offer a good snapshot of what the market’s like when you’re looking to buy.
The overall median home price in Sonoma County is $577,800, but this is an overall number that takes every home sold into account and averages it out. However, if there’s a certain area in Sonoma County you’re interested in, it may help to check out the averages in each city; there are some solid houses that may fit more easily into a home buying budget than what’s found in larger cities like Petaluma and Santa Rosa.
That being said, let’s look at the town of Cloverdale. With a population of just under 10,000, this small town comes with the smaller median home price of $479,600. Because of the size of the town, there’s not a whole lot on the market, but let’s see what’s currently available:
220 N Jefferson St, Cloverdale – $539,000
3 beds 2 baths 1,215 square feet. Year built: 1973.
Basic three bedroom, 2 bath home. There may not be a lot (or any) landscaping done, but it’s clean.
If $539,000 seemed high at first, here’s the culprit. A nice-sized pool to help with those hot summer days.
This kitchen is a selling point in my book. Custom wood anything with the grain on display is an aesthetic plus.
123 Railroad Avenue Cloverdale – $379,900
3 beds, 1 bath, 996 square feet. Year built: 1900.
This house was built in 1900, and while it’s a great price it does need some TLC. It does have a granny unit attached, so it becomes a 2-for-1 deal.
I wanted to visit just to take a few clearer images, but time wasn’t on my side. Though not the best photo, it’s clear that overall, this home could use some sprucing up.
Though dated, the granny unit does have a full – though tiny – kitchen.
250 Geysers Rd, Cloverdale – UPDATE 2/1/17 – Uh oh! This home is now off the market. (Sorry friends, things can change quickly when real estate is concerned…)
3 beds 2 baths 1,758 square feet. Year built: 1998.
This home is a short walk to the Russian River, if you’ve been looking for a riverside property. It was built in 1998, so it’s new enough not to need any major updates.
The interior and exterior both have been well-maintained and updated.
While not apparent from just this picture, the kitchen is spacious, with plenty of room to cook for a large party or big family.
115 Chablis Way, Cloverdale – $475,000
3 beds, 2 baths, 1,144 square feet. Year built: 1977.
This is a 1970s house located in the Cherry Creek Subdivision.
While the home has a backyard and plenty of interior space, there’s a park across the street in case you have small kids that have just that much extra energy.
While the listing states pluses like ’tile roof, central heat & air, dual pane windows, beautiful bamboo & laminate floors’ they show none of it. Instead, we can take their word for it and enjoy this shot of downtown Cloverdale.
123 William Cir, Cloverdale – $465,000
3 beds, 2 baths 1,574 s square feet. Year built: 1990.
This well maintained, nicely landscaped house was built in 1990 and has plenty of room for a growing family.
The living room is comfortable, with a fireplace for those cold Sonoma County winters. I’m not a fan of mixing patterns, but a homebuyer would bring their own style into whichever house they buy.
Though narrow, the kitchen countertops are updated, and the wood floors are in excellent shape.