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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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Sonoma County Median Home Price Hits New Record

lisasheppard | September 5, 2017
A combination of low inventory and growing sales of pricier homes contributed to an all-time high median home price of $644,000 in Sonoma County. July saw a dip in the number of home sales from June (from 512 homes in June ...

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Walk-through: Timeless Design Defines Wine Country Compound

lisasheppard | August 16, 2017
The San Francisco Chronicle showcases a local property twice a week which captures their attention for its architecture, history or character.  Yesterday, one of our listings was featured. We are proud to represent the sellers of thi...

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Sales of Million-Dollar Homes Surge in Sonoma County

lisasheppard | July 14, 2017
Sales of million dollar homes in Sonoma County saw a jump last month, with listings and sales increasing while sales have decreased slightly in the rest of the market.  The surge in sales of million dollar homes has been fueled by Bay Area...

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Sonoma County Home Sales Median Price Hits New Record High

lisasheppard | May 9, 2017
Last summer, Sonoma County housing market reached a median sales price high of $600,000.  However, the all-time high record was just broken this March when the median sales price hit $639,000 due to strong demand and tight inventory....

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First-Time Buyer Boosted by Wage Growth & Thriving Economy

lisasheppard | April 11, 2017
According to the National Association of Realtors 2017 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report, first time buyers now account for 35% of home buying activity for 2016, up 32% from 2015.  Millenials made up the bulk of first-time b...

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Sonoma County Ranked 19th Among “Hot” Housting Markets

lisasheppard | March 8, 2017
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 day...

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Sonoma County Home Sales Down 10%

lisasheppard | November 18, 2016
Single-family homes have decreased by 10% in October from the same period last year in Sonoma County’s with the continuing inventory shortage, especially among houses priced $500,000 or less. A total of 389 single-family homes sold in ...

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