Sales Trends

Sonoma Housing Demand Pushes Prices Higher

Full price isn’t high enough. It’s strange to write those words after six months of free-falling home values in 2008 and four years of bumping along a fitful bottom since then. What we are seeing both nationally and locally is that owner occupants and investors have returned to the market in large numbers. We are […]

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Hot Real Estate in Sonoma County

Nobody wants to buy at the top of the market. On the other hand, trying to practice market timing in real estate has proven to be almost impossible. Prices nationally are drifting slightly lower, but some markets have already started to strengthen and prices may be rising. If you aren’t keeping track of what’s going

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Advice for Fence-Sitting Buyers in Sonoma County

If your cousin, brother,  or best friend’s dog was warning about the housing bubble in 2006, I would pay a lot of attention to them today. Unfortunately, almost everyone else missed the bubble  in spite of all sorts of warning signs that we were in an unsustainable market. It’s human nature to go with the

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Price per Square Foot in Sonoma County

Price per square foot is a useful tool for the real estate industry. Real estate agents use it for  informal appraisals and professional appraisers make use of it for formal valuations. For home buyers it’s one way to compare homes of different sizes but similar construction quality. Contractors and architects use it as a shorthand

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