Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Home Sales Are Up, but Prices Are Down

According to data from the California Association of Realtors® (C.A.R.) California home sales rose for the third consecutive month in December. Sales also went up from a year ago, marking the sixth consecutive annual increase.

However, the price went down in both San Mateo County and San Francisco County in December (please see the second chart below).
Nonetheless, inventory is still tight, with inventory level around two months in Redwood City. (in a normal market, there is usually six to seven months of inventory).
No. of listings118
No. of REOs (real estate owned, by a bank, government agency, etc.)5
No. of short sales27
No. of regular sales86
No. of new listings last week15
No. of listings has price increase last week1
No. of listings has price decrease last week8
No. of listings become pending last week13
No. of property sold last week11
Inventory level2.16 months
December 2011 County Sales and Price Activity
(Regional and condo sales data not seasonally adjusted)

Dec-11 Median Price of Existing Single-Family Homes Sales
Bay Area
Mateo County
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Homes sold this week (data source from MLS Listings Inc. and the San Mateo County Recorder's Office):

AddressClosing Sale PriceBedsBaths (F|P)Estimated Square Footage
43 COVE LANE$291,00011|0820
405 CORK HARBOUR CIRCLE,#F$405,00022|01,136
6 SAINT MARYS PLACE$475,00021|01,060
234 ORCHARD AVENUE$550,00011|0500
104 INNER CIRCLE$550,00021|0957
234 C STREET$598,00032|01,424
557 QUARTZ STREET$641,00021|01,070
952 JUNIPERO AVENUE$679,80032|01,280
170 CERRITO AVENUE$775,00032|01,782
460 KING STREET$890,00042|02,280
32 DOCKSIDE CIRCLE$945,00043|02,600
Note: These statistics are generated using information from the MLSListings Inc. multiple listing service, but have not been verified and are not guaranteed. MLSListings Inc. disclaims any responsibility for the accuracy and reliability of these statistics. This information should not be relied upon for real estate transaction decisions. Neither nor MLS Listings Inc. guarantees the completeness or accuracy of the information.
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