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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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How will the Sonoma County Fires Affect the Housing Market?

lisasheppard | November 2, 2017
October's wildfires left behind much destruction, with many victims now faced with the process of rebuilding.  Prior to the wildfires, home prices were already steadily increasing and inventory shortages had been the norm for quite some ti...

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U.S. Foreclosure Rate Falls to 10-Year Low

lisasheppard | September 20, 2017
The current real estate market in the U.S., with home shortages, price appreciation and a thriving job market, have pushed down the number of foreclosures and mortgage delinquencies.  California and the Bay Area are reporting lower numbers...

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