(1 of ) 9/19/2008: E1: The housing market in Sonoma County has been among the hardest hit in the Bay Area as falling home prices have resulted in deep discounts.
2/10/2008: A17: The gamble of overstating their income hasn't paid off for many Sonoma County homeowners as home values have plummeted nearly 25 percent since their 2005 peak. Sales have hit a 12-year low as mortgage rules have become stricter.
8/26/2007: A13: HOUSES PLENTIFUL: While the inventory of homes for sale is up in Sonoma County, the clampdown in the mortgage industry is preventing many would-be buyers from taking advantage of it.
6/16/2006: A1: A sign in front of a home for sale on Black Tail Street in Santa Rosa advertises a reduced selling price.
PC: Lede 1 of 2 -- A sign in front of a home for sale on Black Tail Street, in Santa Rosa, advertises a reduced selling price. Photo taken Thursday, June 15, 2006. (The Press Democrat/ Christopher Chung)