Real Estate Report presented by Nisha Sharma

April 2018 Report

Single Family Homes in Santa Clara County, All Cities, All Neighborhoods Change >


Median Price
$1,450,000
+5.1%
Average Price
$1,745,230
+4.9%
No. Sold
857
+60.8%
Pending Properties
960
+28.2%
Active
516
-4.1%
Sale/List Price Ratio
112.4%
0.0%
Days on Market
16
-8.7%
Days of Inventory
18
-33.7%

Market Barometer

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Market Commentary

Prices Set New Highs for the Second Month in a Row

Prices for both single-family, re-sale homes and condos set new all-time highs in March.

The median price for homes has been higher than the year before by double-digits ten months in a row. The average price was up by double-digits for the ninth consecutive month.

The median price for homes rose 27.8% over last March to $1,450,000.

This is also the 73rd month in a row the median price has been higher than the year before.

The average price for homes rose 22.8% to $1,745,230.

The median price for condos gained 27.9% to $900,000. Notably, the median price for condos has been higher than the year before every month since July of 2011!

The average price for condos was up 26.9% over last March.

Multiple offers continue to be the norm. The sales price to list price ratio, or what buyers are paying over what sellers are asking remains at triple digits: 112.4% for homes and 116.1% for condos.

The ratio has been over 100% for homes since March 2012 and for condos since April 2012.

Homes and condos are flying off the shelf. It is taking only sixteen days to sell a home, on average. Condos are taking nine days.

All this is due to an incredible lack of inventory. Since January 2000, Santa Clara County has averaged 94 days of inventory. Last month it was eighteen.

Condos have averaged 87 days since 2000. Last month it was twelve.

As of April 5th, there were 516 homes and 124 condos for sale in Santa Clara County.

Big investment firms have stopped gobbling up California homes

By: Cal Matters 

Astronomical prices are forcing a rising share of California families to postpone buying a house. As a result, the state’s record-low homeownership rate has been a boon to one growing segment of California’s housing market: single-family home rentals.

Between 2005 and 2015, the number of owner-occupied homes in California shrunk by nearly 64,000 units, according to the Public Policy Institute of California. Meanwhile the number of renter-occupied homes increased dramatically.

California now has 450,000 more homes used as rentals than it did a decade ago. Compare that to the 1990s, when the number of rented homes grew by less than 120,000 while the state added 700,000 homes owned by the people who live in them.

The rising tide of single-family rentals has renewed attention on who actually receives the rent payments that nearly 2 million Californians make each month. Lawmakers and first-time homeowner advocates have been scrutinizing a relatively new form of landlord: private investment firms that snapped up thousands of homes during the foreclosure crisis and now rent them out.

With nearly one in four California homes now purchased in all-cash, these well-financed institutional investors have also been blamed as unfair competition against families bidding on starter homes. So how much are institutional investors impacting California’s housing prices? The data says not so much now.. 

The rest of the article is much too long for this space. You can access it here: https://tinyurl.com/y8ucd9fc

It is well worth the read as it also discusses the impact of foreign buyers on the local market.

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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