North Coast construction activity remained flat for the first three months of the year, and some industry leaders took solace that at least things aren’t getting worse. What do you think lies ahead for the construction industry?
Will Sonoma County home prices rise or fall in 2011? The Press Democrat spoke to three economists and two foreclosure experts for their outlook on the coming year. Read their thoughts and then feel free to share your own predictions for the housing market in 2011.
First-time buyers can receive a tax credit of up to $10,000.
The company likely will start construction by early next year at the Dauenhauer Ranch subdivision near the Sonoma County Fairgrounds.
Nearly one of every 14 homeowners was more than 90 days behind on their mortgage payments in May.
County builders took out just 34 permits for new single-family homes in the first three months of the year, down from last year, which ended up as the worst in more than four decades.
Five hours is the average time we spent looking for a home loan, according to a Zillow survey. Nearly a third spent two hours or less, about the same average time as for buying a television.
Local real estate agents say the California Association of Realtors is alerting them that within a few weeks the state may exhaust $100 million in tax credits for first-time homebuyers.
Sonoma Couty's average rent fell slightly to $1,163 in the first quarter of 2010. The occupancy rate rose less than 1 percent.
New report says Windsor and Rohnert Park had highest rates of distressed homes for sale in Sonoma County
Forty-five percent of the available inventory last month was deemed distressed in Windsor and Rohnert Park. In Santa Rosa, the rate was 35 percent.