Sonoma County started 2012 with the largest number of home sales in seven years, though strong demand isn’t yet translating into higher median prices. The county recorded 1,146 single-family home sales in the first quarter, according to The Press Democrat’s monthly housing report compiled by Pacific Union International Vice President Rick Laws. That includes 458 sold in March.
Sonoma County home buyers signed sales contracts for low-priced short sales and more expensive houses last month at a level reminiscent of the days before the housing bubble deflated five years ago.
Sonoma County’s housing market got off to an uncharacteristically strong start in January with more contracts signed and sales completed.