Sonoma County First-Time Homebuyer Report for October

Sonoma County has one of the fastest growing populations in California with a 5.5% increase over the last 10 years. Despite being ranked seventh for growth, it's currently only ranked 17th in terms of total population with 483,878 residents. Santa Rosa, Petaluma, and Rohnert Park are the three largest cities in terms of population. Sonoma County is made up of homes that are considered relatively old with a median of 32 years. The top schools in the county are Grant Elementary School, Rincon Valley Middle School, and Technology High School.

Price Range

Sonoma County has some of the more expensive homes in the state with a median home value of $317,200 and a current average list price of $649,728.

Make sure you take a look at these eye-catching homes in Sonoma County that generated the most views from potential buyers:

$2.9M   $995K   $219K  

Typical Dwelling

The typical dwelling in Sonoma County is a three-bedroom detached home worth about $762,842. To purchase a similar home, a buyer with good credit and a $152,568 cash down payment could obtain a mortgage with a 3.95% interest rate and a $2,491 monthly payment. The property tax rate is $6.80 per $1,000 of taxable assessed value.

Get started right now by checking out Sonoma County homes for sale or reviewing Sonoma County real estate trends.

Data reported through 10/13/2016


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