Realtor.com ranked Sonoma County 19th among housing markets where affordable homes get snapped up quickly.
In February, the average days on the market remained at 67 days, compared to the now top-ranked Vallejo-Fairfield area with 33 days. A year ago, Sonoma County ranked 8th with a median 48 days on the market.
Sonoma County has consistently ranked high and help the top ranking in 2015. While homes sales have fallen a bit over the last few years, the ranking is more than likely due to the persistent low inventory issue that has been plaguing the County for the last year.
Thus far, 2017 is shaping up to be a seller’s market and recent survey shows that buyers are more willing to get off the fence and purchase this year, making for ideal conditions.
It comes as no surprise that California dominates the list, with 12 of the top 20 markets. Rounding out the list is San Francisco/Oakland (2nd); San Jose/Sunnyvale (5th); San Diego (6th); Sacramento/Roseville (7th); Stockton/Lodi (8th); Yuba City (10th); Modesto (11th); Oxnard/Ventura (14th); Fresno (15th) & Los Angeles/Long Beach (20th).