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The San Carlos Real Estate Week in Review: 8-23-14.

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The first real wave of housing inventory in the fall market hit San Carlos last week. Nine new listings debuted in the city, which is a nice jump-start from the first few weeks of August when the market was predictably sluggish. Five homes were put into contract, most notably two of the remaining units at Mirabel Place. If you’re looking for an gauge on whether new, high-density housing will be well received by the buying public, the development at Mirabel Place should be considered a resounding success. Of the six units that have either sold or are in contract, the average days on market is 3. They were literally either selling before they ever hit the market, or getting snapped up as soon as they hit the MLS.

Look for the pace of new listings to pick up in the coming weeks.  The kids are all back to school this week, minus the UC system and perhaps a few private schools.   The fall market is officially underway in San Carlos!

Here are the details from last week:

By The Numbers.

Below is a high-level snapshot of the market performance for single-family residences in San Carlos. This data is for the week ending 8-23-2014:

San Carlos Housing Data 8-23-14 Prior Week
Closed Sales for the Week: 4 4
Average Sold Price: $1,322,250 $1,432,500
Average $/Sq Foot (Sold) $728 $654
Average Percentage Over List Price: 105% 105%
Average DOM of Closed Sales 21 17
No. of Homes Pending Sale: 23 22
No. of Active Listings: 20 17
Average Price of Active Listings: $1,481,112 $1,581,693
Average DOM of Active Listings: 19 21
Average $/Sq Foot (List) $758 $745
Active-Pending Ratio: 0.87 : 1 0.77 : 1

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The San Carlos Real Estate Week in Review: 8-16-14.

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The late-summer slowdown continued in the San Carlos real estate market this past week as the summer break starts to wrap up.   For those buyers still looking in San Carlos, these are the market conditions that you’ve been waiting for all year — less competition, fewer multiple offers, and continued favorable interest rates.    Just look at the pending sales numbers this past week.  For the 5 homes that went pending, they took an average of over 21 days to get into contract, and most only had one offer to work with.   That’s an incredible difference from just a few months ago when everything was garnering multiple offers and moving in the first 7-10 days.

Granted, inventory is a bit sparse with only 17 homes to choose from, but there are still some really nice homes just sitting on the market right now.   But look for that to change starting around Labor Day.  Inspectors and stagers are reporting that they are getting booked out weeks in advance, which means there are more new listings coming.  I will have two incredibly beautiful San Carlos listings that will be hitting the market in September — both are in prime locations in White Oaks and Howard Park.  Stay tuned to the site in the coming weeks for more info about these stellar homes.

Here are the details from last week:

By The Numbers.

Below is a high-level snapshot of the market performance for single-family residences in San Carlos. This data is for the week ending 8-16-2014:

San Carlos Housing Data 8-16-14 Prior Week
Closed Sales for the Week: 4 4
Average Sold Price: $1,432,500 $1,428,750
Average $/Sq Foot (Sold) $654 $816
Average Percentage Over List Price: 105% 101%
Average DOM of Closed Sales 17 19
No. of Homes Pending Sale: 22 19
No. of Active Listings: 17 21
Average Price of Active Listings: $1,581,693 $1,522,511
Average DOM of Active Listings: 21 33
Average $/Sq Foot (List) $745 $728
Active-Pending Ratio: 0.77 : 1 1.1 : 1

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The San Carlos Real Estate Week in Review: 8-9-14.

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Much to the chagrin of the kids (but to the joy of parents everywhere), the pilgrimage back to school is only a week away for some, and a few weeks for the rest.   That means that last week and this week are two of the biggest vacation weeks of the summer, as people get their last-dash trips taken before school revs up.     You could certainly feel that lull in the market last week, as only two new listings popped up on the radar, and 4 homes went into contract.  This is quite a drop from the pace of the last few weeks.

Inventory is slowly starting to build back up, and homes are staying on the market slightly longer on average.  The 21 homes that are currently for sale in San Carlos have been listed for an average of 33 days.  This is about twice as long as the average earlier in the year, which should be an indication to buyers that there are some homes out there that may not take multiple offers to get.

Here are the details from last week:

By The Numbers.

Below is a high-level snapshot of the market performance for single-family residences in San Carlos. This data is for the week ending 8-9-2014:

San Carlos Housing Data 8-9-14 Prior Week
Closed Sales for the Week: 4 7
Average Sold Price: $1,428,750 $1,546,925
Average $/Sq Foot (Sold) $816 $774
Average Percentage Over List Price: 101% 106%
Average DOM of Closed Sales 19 25
No. of Homes Pending Sale: 19 21
No. of Active Listings: 21 19
Average Price of Active Listings: $1,522,511 $1,617,568
Average DOM of Active Listings: 33 30
Average $/Sq Foot (List) $728 $704
Active-Pending Ratio: 1.1 : 1 0.90 : 1

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The San Carlos Real Estate Week in Review: 8-2-14.

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Does it feel like house prices have really taken a jump this year in San Carlos?  It wasn’t too many years ago when the average sales price of a home in San Carlos topped the $1M mark, and that seemed like a big deal back then.  especially for a town comprised mostly of 3BR, post WWII homes.

Fast forward to this week, and the average sales price of all of the 10 homes that sold is over $1.5M.  That’s just the average.  Is this just an anomaly?  Not really…

During the course of 2014, the average sales price has never fallen below $1.2M for any given month, and June 2014 set an all-time record for San Carlos with the monthly average sales price of $1,623,504.   Yes, it is getting quite expensive to buy a home in San Carlos.

Here are the details from last week:

By The Numbers.

Below is a high-level snapshot of the market performance for single-family residences in San Carlos. This data is for the week ending 8-2-2014:

San Carlos Housing Data 8-2-14 Prior Week
Closed Sales for the Week: 10 7
Average Sold Price: $1,546,925 $1,136,000
Average $/Sq Foot (Sold) $774 $779
Average Percentage Over List Price: 106% 106%
Average DOM of Closed Sales 25 14
No. of Homes Pending Sale: 21 23
No. of Active Listings: 19 22
Average Price of Active Listings: $1,617,568 $1,415,209
Average DOM of Active Listings: 30 26
Average $/Sq Foot (List) $704 $699
Active-Pending Ratio: 0.90 : 1 0.96 : 1

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The San Carlos Real Estate Week in Review: 7-26-14.

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The San Carlos real estate market shrugged off the conventional wisdom that the mid-summer is not an ideal time to put a home on the market, as nine different homes hit the market last week.    Home buyers remained very active as well, picking off five homes during the same period – and all five had been on the market for less than two weeks, which shows that the market is continuing to turn inventory very quickly.

As we head into August, it marks the beginning of the Fall real estate market in San Carlos.   In the past, this secondary market wouldn’t start in earnest until after Labor Day weekend.  But with so many schools now starting back in mid-late August, the market activity has been ramping up noticeably in early August the past several years.   Look for this year to be no different this year as July closes out this week.    You can also expect that September and October will be excellent months to list a home this year, since the buying activity has remained so strong during the summer.

Here are the details from last week:

By The Numbers.

Below is a high-level snapshot of the market performance for single-family residences in San Carlos. This data is for the week ending 7-26-2014:

San Carlos Housing Data 7-26-14 Prior Week
Closed Sales for the Week: 7 7
Average Sold Price: $1,136,000 $1,342,123
Average $/Sq Foot (Sold) $779 $810
Average Percentage Over List Price: 106% 108%
Average DOM of Closed Sales 14 16
No. of Homes Pending Sale: 23 25
No. of Active Listings: 22 21
Average Price of Active Listings: $1,415,209 $1,542,900
Average DOM of Active Listings: 26 31
Average $/Sq Foot (List) $699 $671
Active-Pending Ratio: 0.96 : 1 0.84 : 1

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The San Carlos Real Estate Week in Review: 7-19-14.

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One trend you may have noticed in the past few weeks of this report is the re-occurrence of red ink in the “Single Family Homes Sold in San Carlos” section, which designates when a home sells for below its asking price.   While there certainly hasn’t been a preponderance of homes that are failing to fetch their asking price, there has indeed been an increase in just the past few weeks.  And that’s quite noticeable in a year when virtually every home is fetching 10% above the list price — or more.

One may chalk part of this phenomenon up to seasonal slowness in the market.   But this tends to point to a market that is starting to test its upper limits of what buyers are willing to spend.   And while most homes with high desirability factors are still fetching multiple offers and strong prices, some of the homes that have deficiencies (location, condition, etc…) are not simply jumping off the market like they were earlier in the spring.   There are even some nice, new homes that are finding some resistance at the upper end of the price range.  It will be interesting to monitor this trend in the coming weeks.

Here are the details from last week:

By The Numbers.

Below is a high-level snapshot of the market performance for single-family residences in San Carlos. This data is for the week ending 7-19-2014:

San Carlos Housing Data 7-19-14 Prior Week
Closed Sales for the Week: 7 3
Average Sold Price: $1,342,143 $1,350,296
Average $/Sq Foot (Sold) $810 $785
Average Percentage Over List Price: 108% 113%
Average DOM of Closed Sales 16 11
No. of Homes Pending Sale: 25 28
No. of Active Listings: 21 17
Average Price of Active Listings: $1,542,900 $1,522,611
Average DOM of Active Listings: 31 35
Average $/Sq Foot (List) $671 $736
Active-Pending Ratio: 0.84 : 1 0.64 : 1

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The San Carlos Real Estate Week in Review: 7-12-14.

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The San Carlos real estate market is showing some resiliency as we head into mid-July.  The vacation months aren’t keeping all of the buyers away, as is evidenced by the six homes that went into contract last week.  And while there weren’t enough new listings to counter the number of homes that were snapped up, there were still 4 good new issues to make their debut during the same period which is surprisingly strong for this point in July.

That delta in new listings versus pending sales has resulted in the inventory of homes for sale dropping back into the mid-teens, which is where we have been most of the year.   But it also sends a reassuring signal to those sellers that are considering putting their homes on the market in the coming weeks that buyers are still buying, and that they’ll have fewer homes competing with their listing when it hits the market.

Here are the details from last week:

By The Numbers.

Below is a high-level snapshot of the market performance for single-family residences in San Carlos. This data is for the week ending 7-12-2014:

San Carlos Housing Data 7-12-14 Prior Week
Closed Sales for the Week: 3 10
Average Sold Price: $1,350,296 $1,594,700
Average $/Sq Foot (Sold) $785 $790
Average Percentage Over List Price: 113% 104%
Average DOM of Closed Sales 11 13
No. of Homes Pending Sale: 28 24
No. of Active Listings: 17 20
Average Price of Active Listings: $1,522,611 $1,468,597
Average DOM of Active Listings: 35 33
Average $/Sq Foot (List) $736 $698
Active-Pending Ratio: 0.64 : 1 0.83 : 1

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The San Carlos Real Estate Week in Review: 7-5-14.

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The week of the 4th of July holiday is normally a slow one for new listings, and this year’s occurrence was no exception — even despite the continued strong market in San Carlos.   Last week yielded no new listings, which obviously makes sense because you sure don’t want the first open house to be on a weekend when nobody is around.

But the holiday week did not keep buyers off the street.  7 houses went into contract, and that took the inventory of available homes down a notch to 20 — still better than the Spring, but not the levels that buyers have enjoyed for the past few weeks.  And if there isn’t another push of new listings in the coming weeks, that number will once again drop back down into the teens.

On the topic of inventory, take note in the numbers below that the average days on market (DOM) of homes on the market is now at 33 days.  This is the first time that it has broken the 1-month barrier all year.  This is a trend that has been increasing in the past few weeks, which seems to suggest that it’s taking homes a little longer to sell lately.  That’s a number that I will certainly keep a close eye on in the coming weeks.

Here are the details from last week:

By The Numbers.

Below is a high-level snapshot of the market performance for single-family residences in San Carlos. This data is for the week ending 7-5-2014:

San Carlos Housing Data 7-5-14 Prior Week
Closed Sales for the Week: 10 7
Average Sold Price: $1,594,700 $1,690,214
Average $/Sq Foot (Sold) $790 $934
Average Percentage Over List Price: 104% 108%
Average DOM of Closed Sales 13 20
No. of Homes Pending Sale: 24 25
No. of Active Listings: 20 27
Average Price of Active Listings: $1,468,597 $1,421,866
Average DOM of Active Listings: 33 25
Average $/Sq Foot (List) $698 $699
Active-Pending Ratio: 0.83 : 1 1.08 : 1

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