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May 2019 Report

Single Family Homes in Sonoma County, All Cities, All Neighborhoods Change >

Median Price
Average Price
No. Sold
Pending Properties
Sale/List Price Ratio
Days on Market
Days of Inventory

Market Barometer

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Market Commentary

Home Sales Up, Prices Down

Sales of single-family, re-sale homes in Sonoma County rose year-over-year for the first time since last October. Home sales were up 2.3%.

This is surprising since pending sales in Sonoma County have soared. The average number of pending sales per month since January 2009 is 150. Not only have we been over that number for the past eleven months, we have doubled it, or more, the past five months.

In April, there were 356 single-family, re-sale homes pending. I expect sales to pick up as the year progresses.

The median sales price for single-family, re-sale homes was down 6.5% year-over-year. That’s the seventh month in a row the median price has been lower than the year before. The average sales price was down for the sixth month in a row, also falling 6.5%.

Inventory was up 9.6% year-over-year. As of May 15th, there were 952 homes for sale. We average 1,466.

The median sales price for condominiums was down 20.2%. The average sales price was off 14.7%, year-over-year.

The time it takes to sell a home, meaning from when the home is listed to when it goes into contract, was sixty-two days. The average since January 1998 is eighty days. Condos are selling in fifty-two days.

Days of Inventory reflects an estimate of the amount of time it would take to sell all the current listings if no new listings became available. It is calculated by taking the number of homes for sale and dividing by the number of homes sold in a given time frame. We use last month’s sold number.

Days of inventory for homes is now at eighty-seven. The average since 2009 is one-hundred and eleven.

If you would like to know what’s going on in your neighborhood, click on Recent Sales & Listings. That will tell you what is for sale, what has sold and what is pending in a radius around your home.


Prices & Sales

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Days of Inventory

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Sales to Date

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Sales Price Ratio

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