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Why Developers Are Eyeing Santa Rosa

lisasheppard | April 13, 2019
Santa Rosa is in desperate need of homes and apartments, and city officials are pulling out all the stops to make it happen, including waiving development fees and relaxing rules on a scale not yet seen in the area. In March, the Bay Are...

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Is This a Good Time to Buy a Home in Sonoma County?

lisasheppard | March 23, 2019
Sonoma County sales are off to a slow start this year as many sellers sit tight and buyers wait for further price declines.  The usual winter dip in sales as well as the record rainfall that led to the worst flooding in decades has contrib...

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Merry Edwards Sells Sebastopol Winery to Champagne Maker

lisasheppard | February 23, 2019
Sonoma County's acclaimed winemaker, Merry Edwards, has just sold her Sebastopol winery to Champagne Louis Roederer, the French company famous for producing Cristal Champagne.  The deal includes the Merry Edwards brand, winery, inventory a...

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November Saw a Continued Slowdown in Sonoma County Housing

lisasheppard | December 24, 2018
November saw a steep decline in home sales and a dramatic jump in available homes...all good news for buyers.  The median home price fell to $615,000 from its $700,000 peak in August of this year, representing a 9% decline.  Home sales fe...

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Sonoma County Median Home Price Sets New Record

lisasheppard | August 10, 2018
The median price of a home in Sonoma County recently increased to $705,000, up from the previous record of $689,00.  This is great news for existing homeowners as many have seen the value of their home appreciate steadily over the last few...

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Sonona County Median Home Price Sets Another Record

lisasheppard | March 28, 2018
The median home price in Sonoma County increased to $689,000 in February, an increase of 2% from January and 14% from a year ago.  This median price sets a new record high for Sonoma County homes, where inventory shortages have been exacer...

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