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Sonoma County foreclosure activity at five-year low

Foreclosure activity in Sonoma County remains at or near a five-year low, and analysts attribute the slowdown to more short sales, a stronger housing market and more rules on banks.

By | October 17th, 2012|0 Comments

Foreclosures and Default Notices Drop in Sonoma County

The number of Sonoma County homeowners entering the formal foreclosure process has dropped to its lowest level in nearly five years. DataQuick, A San Diego-based real estate information service, reports that 698 homeowners received notices of default in the first quarter of the year. That is down 19 percent from a year earlier and amounts to the lowest total for any quarter since 462 notices were filed in the second quarter of 2007.

By | April 24th, 2012|2 Comments

Bay Area home sales climb to highest level in five years

Bay Area home sales in March reached their highest level in five years, which analysts attributed to lower prices, low interest rates and an improving economy.

By | April 19th, 2012|3 Comments

Record rates of cash buyers/investors purchase Bay Area homes last month

Bay Area home sales rose 14 percent in February as investors and cash buyers snapped up properties at record rates.

By | March 15th, 2012|0 Comments

Bay Area home sales jump 10 percent

Bay Area home sales jumped 10 percent last month, the best January sales level in five years.

By | February 16th, 2012|0 Comments

Sonoma County shows drop in foreclosure activity

Foreclosure activity dropped significantly in Sonoma County at the end of last year, but analysts weren’t sure whether it was due to some improvement in the housing market.

By | January 24th, 2012|0 Comments

Bay Area home sales rise but remain sluggish for the past two decades

Bay Area home sales increased in September from a year earlier, but the results remained significantly below historic levels. The nine-county region reported the sale of 6,749 homes and condominiums last month, according to San Diego-based DataQuick.

By | October 14th, 2011|0 Comments

Bay Area home sales rise, but DataQuick analysts taken little comfort.

Bay Area home sales rose in August, but some analysts worried that the region’s housing market was still “plagued by uncertainty.”

By | September 16th, 2011|1 Comment

Sonoma County default notices hit four-year low

Sonoma County homeowners received 738 default notices between March and June, according to DataQuick, a San Diego-based real estate information service.

By | July 19th, 2011|0 Comments

Gov. signs new protection on short sales

California real estate agents are applauding a new law that prevents all lenders from pursuing homeowners who sell their properties via a process known as a short sale.

By | July 15th, 2011|7 Comments