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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 »

Strong home sales, but Sonoma County price gains lag the state.

  UPDATE: CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FINAL VERSION OF THIS STORY. Sonoma County’s housing market remains on track to post its biggest sales numbers in seven years, but the median price here is rising considerably slower than for the entire state. The county’s median price in September climbed 4 percent from a year earlier to $357,000 according to The Press Democrat’s monthly housing report compiled by Pacific Union International Vice President Rick Laws. California, meanwhile, posted a jump in… Read More »