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Sonoma County home sales slow in September, short sale contracts jump

Sonoma County home sales slowed in September in keeping with the traditional close of the summer buying season.
Buyers purchased 380 single-family homes last month, down 19 percent from August, according to The Press Democrat monthly housing report compiled by Coldwell Banker manager Rick Laws. September sales were down only 2 percent from a year earlier.… Read More »

Wine Country Group acquires three Pacific Union Offices in Sonoma County

The fast-growing Wine Country Group by Better Homes and Gardens has become one of Sonoma County’s largest real estate firms with its recent acquisition of three local Pacific Union offices.
The six-month-old Wine Country Group has absorbed the Santa Rosa and Petaluma Pacific Union offices that had been owned since 2006 by Coralee Barkela and Suzanne Drace, shown in this photo. Barkela is on the left.… Read More »

March home sales rise but prices dip near their lowest level in two years

March home sales reached their highest level in Sonoma County in five years, but the median price continued to slide and is back near its lowest point since the housing market crashed almost four years ago. Buyers purchased 399 single-family homes last month, an increase of more than 90 homes from February, according to The Press Democrat’s monthly housing report compiled by Coldwell Banker manager Rick Laws. The last time more homes were sold in March was 2006, when 459… Read More »