Fourth Quarter Real Estate Market Report – Sonoma County 2014 vs 2015 
 
SONOMA COUNTY Q4 2014 Q4 2015 % Change
Number of Sales 1,286 1,341 6.1%
Average Price ($000) $583 $607 4.1%
Average Day on the Market 72 63 -12.8%
Months of Inventory 1.6 1.6

Fourth quarter activity in Sonoma County in 2015 versus 2014 recovered from a slow third quarter, and prices continued to rise. Units sold were up 6.1% compared to just a 1% increase for the prior quarter. 2015 units sold are up 2% over 2014, totaling 4,773 units.

Sebastopol showed a significant reduction in units sold in the fourth quarter, down 23.3%, with the average price down 8.1%. However, while the units sold constricted by 24.4% in 2015 over 2014, the average price increased 9.3%. The market continues to be tight with a critical lack of inventory.

The Bodega Bay market rallied in the fourth quarter with a 61.5% jump in units sold. The activity drove down the number of days on the market and now a seller’s market is signaled with only 2.8 months of inventory. 2015 total units sold was flat, but the average price was up 17% year-over-year.

The Healdsburg and Sonoma areas continue to enjoy the highest year-over-year home prices of $1,064,000 and $990,000 respectively, or 65% and 53.5% more than the Sonoma County average of $645,000.

Countywide in 2015, the average home spent 62 days on the market and there were only 1.7 months of inventory. The current market is leveling off and inventory is trending upward in most areas. In terms of affordability around the Bay Area, Sonoma County still offers excellent value.

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SEBASTOPOL Q4 2014 Q4 2015 % Change
Number of Sales 60 46 -23.3%
Average Price ($000) $892 $820 -8.1%
Average Day on the Market 60 61 1.7%
Months of Inventory 1.1 2.1 95.2%

 

BODEGA BAY Q4 2014 Q4 2015 % Change
Number of Sales 13 21 61.5%
Average Price ($000) $835 $843 1%
Average Day on the Market 154 85 -44.8%
Months of Inventory 4.2 2.8 -33.1%

 

HEALDSBURG Q4 2014 Q4 2015 % Change
Number of Sales 41 46 12.2%
Average Price ($000) $925 $843 -8.9%
Average Day on the Market 94 94
Months of Inventory 2.9 3 3.5%

 

SONOMA Q4 2014 Q4 2015 % Change
Number of Sales 104 87 -16.3%
Average Price ($000) $829 $1,002 20.9%
Average Day on the Market 76 67 -11.8%
Months of Inventory 1.8 2.1 16.6%

 

Number of Sales and Average Price are for only the stated quarter/year.
Average DOM and Months of Inventory are based on statistics for the last month of the stated quarter.
Source: TrendGraphix Oct-Dec 2015

 

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I understand our local market.
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