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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 »

Sonoma County foreclosures fall to lowest level in six years

Sonoma County foreclosures have dropped to their lowest level in six years, a decrease attributed partly to a new state law regulating the practice. One hundred fifty-four homeowners lost houses and condominiums to foreclosure in the first quarter of the year, according to San Diego information service DataQuick. That was a decrease of 42.8 percent from the previous quarter and the lowest for any such period since 94 homes were lost in foreclosure auctions in the first quarter of 2007.… Read More »