Three homes under $300,000 in Sonoma County
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17460 Highway 116, Guerneville - $299,000
2 beds, 1 bath, 634 square feet. Year built 1925. Lot size: 3,498 square feet.
In the heights: This cozy Guernwood Heights cottage is close to downtown Guerneville entertainments, the Russian River and Armstrong Woods.
(Photos courtesy of BAREIS MLS. Property listed by Peter Basso of Berkshire Hathaway)
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Backyard bliss: Commune with nature on the spacious outdoor deck.
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Cook's kitchen: A small but mighty kitchen with a gas stove.
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Home is where the hearth is: A wood-burning stove warms the living room of this Russian River retreat.
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Sweet Dreams: A rustic bedroom in the woods with floor-to-ceiling wood paneling.
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127 Vista View Drive, Cloverdale - $279,000
1 bed, 1 bath, 713 square feet.
Country condo: This centrally located Cloverdale condo is close to summertime concerts and the farmers’ market. (Photos courtesy of BAREIS MLS. Property listed by Drew Nicoll Jr. of eXp Realty of California)
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Interior: A cozy kitchen with all the essentials at 127 Vista View Drive.
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Let there be light: Natural light fills the living room 127 Vista View Drive.
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Outdoor entertainments: A private patio for enjoying your morning coffee and crosswords.
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12690 Mays Canyon Road, Guerneville - $239,000
2 beds, 1 bath, 306 square feet. Year built 1939.
Cabin in the woods: This small Russian River cottage is listed as a two-bedroom but functioning as a one-bedroom with an open concept living room, kitchen and dining room.
(Photos courtesy of BAREIS MLS. Property listed Denise Mobley of Russian River Realty)
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Interior: A cozy kitchen with a gas stove and a refrigerator at 12690 Mays Canyon Road.
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Go with the flow: Spaces for cooking, dining and relaxing flow together in this Russian River getaway.
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Interior: Floor-to-ceiling wood paneling decorates the walls of every room in the cottage.
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Sweet dreams: The bedroom at 12690 Mays Canyon Road.
With all of this focus on million-dollar listings these days, we thought we would take a look at homes at the other end of the spectrum, properties priced below $300,000.
According to Zillow, the median home price in the United States is $293,349 and Sonoma County’s average is $739,704. With a county median of more than double the national price, is there anything available locally for under $300,000?
The answer is, “yes.”
Sonoma County properties priced around the national average tend to be smaller and in worse condition than your typical single-family residence. Scrolling through the listings this week we found a handful of Russian River cottages, condos and fixer-uppers.
So what does the U.S. median home price buy you in Sonoma County? Click through our gallery above to take a closer look.