Category Archives: Macro Trends and Analysis

Expired listings on 1/1/2015 for Marin and Sonoma Counties, by property type. “There’s nothing price can’t fix”

Buyers and agents looked at every one of these properties and decided that they were not willing to pay the asking price. There’s a clearing price for every property and buyers decide what that clearing price is, not sellers. Here are the Holiday leftovers… Residential listings, 300. Mobile/Floating homes, 10. Lots and Land, 140. Multi […]

Looking back at 2014 in Sonoma County

Short sales and foreclosures pretty much went away ( I’ll mention an exception later), prices flattened in most categories although not for homes particualrly suited for vacation rentals and inventory picked up a bit. The exception just came on the market today in Sebastopol, MLS#21427287 is a short sale located at 8229 Blackney Rd. The […]

Have A Funky Financial Issue? You May Still Be Able To Get A Mortgage

Had a previous bad credit event? Don’t have two years in the same field? Income not three times your proposed payment? Fear not, when your financial picture doesn’t fit the box, here’s how you may still qualify some lenders… To get a mortgage, you must have the four pillars lenders use to frame together a […]

Active, contingent and pending listings in Sonoma County 12/17/2014 by price tier

These figures are for Single Family homes and “Farms and Ranches, Condo’s are excluded because I don’t like them. Active listings. Priced between $1 and $500K, 157. Priced between $500,001 and $750K,142. Priced between $750,001 and $1MM, 82. Priced between $1,000,001 and $1.25MM, 33. Priced between $1,250,001 and $1.5MM, 31. Priced above $1.5MM, 90   […]