News You Can Use & Market Reports Ending Sept 31

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News You Can Use & Market Reports Ending September 31, 2022


Below are links to our Market Reports ending September 31, 2022. Each of these market reports include Active, Under Contract and SOLD properties for the last 12 months. A Market Snapshot is followed by a Market Summary, then the Local Inventory shows full details of every property included in that report.


If you are looking for something very specific, reach out, we might have something just for you. If you’re thinking of selling or want to know your property's value, we'd be happy to provide you with an in-depth analysis free of charge. Just give Laura and Kent a call or text at (707) 206-2109 or email Laura@LauraRichards.Net. We love hearing from you!   

Below you'll find RED LINKS to coastal real estate, coastal information, local news and events. If you have any questions, no matter how big or small, please don't hesitate to reach out. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about real estate or coastal living.

If you want to explore ALL coastal properties currently on the market from Dillon Beach to Sea Ranch, and all in between, click on COASTAL PROPERTY SEARCH.  Note: if an "Active" property is not clickable, it is because it is already in contract. 




Dear clients and friends: 

Welcome to Fall on the Sonoma Coast. As anticipated, real estate activity on the coast picked up after Labor Day and we're returning to a pre-pandemic property marketing calendar. Pricing is key and those coastal homes that have been strategically presented have gone into contract quickly. Others have remained on the market longer, some with price reductions. We're returning to a more normalized pre-pandemic market also. While on one hand, portfolio adjustments, rising interest rates and market uncertainty have contributed to some buyers being more cautious, buyers who had put their search on hold are coming back into the coastal market. Instead of having to compete against multiple offers, all cash, and no-contingencies, we're seeing more typical offers that do have contingencies and/or loans, as an example. In today's shifting market, it is as important as ever to work with real estate experts who are skilled in negotiation to your benefit, weather buyer or selling. 

Sonoma Magazine's Local Highlights

Recently, Sonoma Magazine highlighted some local spots in an article: "There’s something about sipping a drink while gazing out at the ocean that makes us feel like we’re on vacation — even if we’re only a few miles from home. Summer may be over, but there are still plenty of mild autumn days ahead and miles of coastline to explore from the spectacular Sonoma Coast to Marin and Mendocino counties". Here are those Bodega Bay locations:

Drakes, Bodega Bay 

Drakes Fireside Lounge: The Fireside Lounge at the Lodge at Bodega Bay boasts scenic views of Bodega Head, Doran Beach and the Pacific Ocean at three outdoor fire pits outfitted with stylish lounge seating. The interior lounge is elegant and cozy, with wood beam ceilings, tasteful marine-inspired décor, and a bar crafted from a 300-year-old elm tree. 103 Coast Highway 1, Bodega Bay, 707-875-3525, 

Lucas Wharf

Lucas Wharf: Gaze at Bodega Bay while sipping craft beer, local wine or seasonal craft cocktails (for a taste of fall, try the spiced Pumpkin Pie Martini). Casual and rustic, the bar features large picture windows that showcase waterfront views and even the occasional sea lion. If warm weather beckons, park yourself on the patio and devour a plate of Lucas Wharf’s celebrated fried calamari. 595 Highway 1, Bodega Bay, 707-875-3522, 

Gourmet Au Bay

Gourmet Au Bay: Set on Bodega Harbor, Gourmet Au Bay serves wine flights from Sonoma County and beyond on wooden trays crafted to look like mini surfboards. The harborside patio is the place to be as you sip your way through the day’s selections and drink in the relaxing view. Check out the café’s satisfying wood-fired flatbread pizzas. 1412 Bay Flat Road, Bodega Bay, 707-875-9875, 


Famous Bodega Polenta and Beef Stew Fundraiser


Saturday, Oct 15th 5pm-8pm at Mccaughey Hall

Come on down for the famous Bodega Polenta and Beef Stew Dinner
Tickets sold at the door. Polenta and Beef stew Served with salad and a Roll.
Adults $20 | Child $15 | Beer/wine/drinks and desserts sold separately

Bodega Bay Eateries

On the hunt for more fresh seafood? Check out BODEGA BAY'S GREAT RESTAURANTS.

Fresh Crab in Bodega Bay

Enjoy the bounty of our county: Share your experiences with us or news we can use, we love hearing from you!


Laura Richards & Kent Byers
Global Luxury Specialist, Broker Associate
Mobile: (707) 206-2109
Email: Laura@LauraRichards.Net
CalBRE #01354895 & CalBRE #01013997


“The Pacific Ocean in Your Front Yard, Wine Country in Your Back Yard!”

Laura Richards & Kent Byers