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Sonoma County Housing Market Off To A Strong Start in 2021

lisasheppard | February 16, 2021
Sonoma County's median price for a single family home jumped to $720,000, up $5,000 in November and December, representing an 8% increase from the previous year. This is the highest growth since the start of the new decade. Total sales volu...

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The Great Reshuffling of Sonoma County’s Housing Market

lisasheppard | November 12, 2020
The Sonoma County/North Bay housing market is undergoing a transformation, referred to as the "Great Reshuffling" with many remote workers moving in and longtime residents moving out. As a result of this shift, the housing market has bec...

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Home Sales Decline in April During SIP Restrictions

lisasheppard | May 18, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has essentially delayed the start of a bustling spring housing market. Home sellers ready to sell their homes were faced with additional challenges when the Shelter in Place orders took effect. Those restrictions prohi...

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Wildfire Rebuilds Allowed During Coronavirus Shutdown

lisasheppard | March 25, 2020
Included in the latest federal guidelines of critical infrastructure sectors were construction of housing, especially affordable housing and housing for the homeless. Also allowed were to continue working were trade professionals, including...

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A Growing Trend in California: Fire Resistant Homes

lisasheppard | December 24, 2019
With wildfires becoming an increasingly serious issue in California, more and more homeowners are choosing to rebuild their homes with a fire-resistant design and materials, including metal roofs and pre-fabricated steel framing wrapped in ...

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