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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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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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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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Sonoma County Housing Market has Slowest Summer in Five Years

lisasheppard | September 14, 2016
The summer housing market tends to be a bustling and robust market, with sales reaching their peak for the year.  This summer, Sonoma County market experienced one it's slowest seasons in the last five years, with only 1,384 single-family ...

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Sonoma County’s Housing Market Slowed in July

lisasheppard | August 24, 2016
Sonoma County home sales were a bit sluggish last month and declined 17% from a year earlier, with buyers purchasing a total of 450 homes, the lowest number in five years.   Add to that, the number of new listings hitting the market decli...

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