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Sonoma County foreclosures remain at pre-crash levels

Foreclosure activity in Sonoma County remains at levels last seen in the years before the housing bubble burst. County homeowners lost 71 residential properties in the first quarter of 2014, according to real estate information service DataQuick. That was a decrease of 53.9 percent from a year earlier and represented the lowest number for the first quarter since 2006. Notices of defaults, the first step in the official foreclosure process, did increase 12.4 percent in the first quarter from a… Read More »

Sonoma County foreclosures drop to pre-crash levels

Foreclosure activity in Sonoma County has fallen to pre-housing crash levels, as a rebound in home prices and government actions sharply lowered the number of residents losing their homes.
The county recorded 82 homes lost to foreclosure in the third quarter, according to San Diego-based information service DataQuick. That was the lowest number since 49 foreclosures occurred in the fourth quarter of 2006 — months before the county’s median home price began a decline of 50 percent.… Read More »