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The San Carlos Real Estate Week in Review: 12-13-14.

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As we enter the final weeks of the year, the pace of activity is starting to slow down.  This is to be expected, since December and January are perennially two of the slower months in the real estate year.   Last week, “2” seemed to be the magic number — two new listings, two pending sales, and two closed escrows.

I would expect more of the same this week as we start the final “full” week of 2014.   Most people who are considering selling their homes will likely wait until after the first of the year to avoid competing with the holiday season. This is a big reason why our inventory is where it’s at  —  a combined total of 5 homes, townhomes, and condos available in the entire city!  I can’t remember a time when inventory was that low.

But rest assured, that will change in the new year…

Here are the details from last week:

By the Numbers.

Below is a high-level view of the market performance for single-family residences in San Carlos. This data is for the week ending 12-13-2014:

San Carlos Housing Data 12-13-14 Prior Week
Closed Sales for the Week: 2 5
Average Sold Price: $1,288,000 $1,255,100
Average $/Sq Foot (Sold) $1,009 $798
Average Sold – Percentage Of List Price: 120% 114%
Average DOM of Closed Sales 11 17
No. of Homes Pending Sale: 18 18
No. of Active Listings: 4 6
Average Price of Active Listings: $1,344,250 $1,467,798
Average DOM of Active Listings: 19 35
Average $/Sq Foot (List) $777 $722
Active-Pending Ratio: 0.21 : 1 0.33: 1

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The San Carlos Real Estate Week in Review: 12-6-14.

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We are moving into the second week of December, and the San Carlos market is showing quite a bit of resiliency to the normal holiday slow-down. Three listings braved the calendar (and the elements) and made their market debut this past week — and why not?  Even with the addition of these three homes, there are still only 6 homes for sale in the entire city! If competition is what you want to avoid as a seller, you can hardly ask for a better climate than what you have right now. There are still plenty of buyers out looking for a home, too, as open houses were reportedly well-attended over this past weekend.

Here are the details from last week:

By the Numbers.

Below is a high-level view of the market performance for single-family residences in San Carlos. This data is for the week ending 12-6-2014:

San Carlos Housing Data 12-6-14 Prior Week
Closed Sales for the Week: 5 2
Average Sold Price: $1,255,100 $1,342,500
Average $/Sq Foot (Sold) $798 $675
Average Sold – Percentage Of List Price: 114% 120%
Average DOM of Closed Sales 17 11
No. of Homes Pending Sale: 18 20
No. of Active Listings: 6 6
Average Price of Active Listings: $1,467,798 $1,347,650
Average DOM of Active Listings: 35 25
Average $/Sq Foot (List) $722 $814
Active-Pending Ratio: 0.33 : 1 0.3: 1

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The San Carlos Real Estate Week in Review: 11-29-14.

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It’s kind of ironic that today is Cyber Monday, because there’s virtually nothing for sale in the San Carlos real estate market.  As of this morning, there are only 6 single-family homes for sale in the entire city, which is spot on to what I predicted last week. It’s even worse in the condo/townhouse market — there’s only one of them for sale right now. December is not typically a month that sees lots of new listings, so you can expect that inventory is going to stay in the tank until after the first of the year.

On the topic of new listings, it certainly appears now that 2014 will finish with the lowest level of new single-family home listings to hit the market in the past 10 years — unless a flurry of new listings were to hit in the next 31 days. I will post all of the relevant statistics in the annual year-end wrap-up, but that’s a significant trend that most certainly had an influence on the direction that housing prices headed in San Carlos in 2014…which, to nobody’s surprise, will likely be the highest level on record.

Here are the details from last week:

By the Numbers.

Below is a high-level view of the market performance for single-family residences in San Carlos. This data is for the week ending 11-29-2014:

San Carlos Housing Data 11-29-14 Prior Week
Closed Sales for the Week: 2 8
Average Sold Price: $1,342,500 $1,139,750
Average $/Sq Foot (Sold) $675 $907
Average Sold – Percentage Of List Price: 120% 104%
Average DOM of Closed Sales 11 20
No. of Homes Pending Sale: 20 16
No. of Active Listings: 6 18
Average Price of Active Listings: $1,347,650 $1,244,799
Average DOM of Active Listings: 25 36
Average $/Sq Foot (List) $814 $707
Active-Pending Ratio: 0.3 : 1 1.1: 1

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The San Carlos Real Estate Week in Review: 11-22-14.

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The fall market is starting to wind down, as it normally does right about this time of the year. Only one new listing hit the market last week in San Carlos, and the inventory of available homes has dropped back down to 13. Worse yet for home buyers, when you take a closer look at that list of 13, easily half of those could be in contract before the Thanksgiving holiday, which will drive that inventory well back back into the single digits.  It will likely remain at that level through the remainder of year, short of some unexpected surge of new listings, which is definitely atypical in December.  After the Thanksgiving week, there are really only 3 weeks remaining weeks in the year that are not interrupted by a holiday, so the number of home shopping days is definitely limited.

Happy Thanksgiving to all the loyal readers of the White Oaks Blog!  I hope you have an enjoyable and memorable holiday with friends and family.

Here are the details from last week:

By the Numbers.

Below is a high-level view of the market performance for single-family residences in San Carlos. This data is for the week ending 11-22-2014:

San Carlos Housing Data 11-22-14 Prior Week
Closed Sales for the Week: 8 6
Average Sold Price: $1,139,750 $1,590,833
Average $/Sq Foot (Sold) $907 $762
Average Sold – Percentage Of List Price: 104% 108%
Average DOM of Closed Sales 20 22
No. of Homes Pending Sale: 16 19
No. of Active Listings: 18 18
Average Price of Active Listings: $1,244,799 $1,391,035
Average DOM of Active Listings: 36 32
Average $/Sq Foot (List) $707 $770
Active-Pending Ratio: 1.1 : 1 0.94: 1

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The San Carlos Real Estate Week in Review: 11-15-14.

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The pendulum swung back toward the buyers direction this past week in San Carlos, at least temporarily, as ten new listings made their debut on the market. And during the same period of time only one home went into contract, which combined to temporarily push the inventory of single-family homes briefly up to 18.  That’s not a huge number, but it’s 80% more than what we had at the same time just a week ago.  Unless we get a similar push of new listings this week, don’t expect the inventory to stay at this level for long — homes that are on the market now are either going to sell, or you can expect that sellers who haven’t been successful may consider taking their home off the market for the holidays, and try a fresh start after the first of the year.   Either way, I believe we will be looking at fairly sparse inventory from this point through the end of the year.

Here are the details from last week:

By the Numbers.

Below is a high-level view of the market performance for single-family residences in San Carlos. This data is for the week ending 11-15-2014:

San Carlos Housing Data 11-15-14 Prior Week
Closed Sales for the Week: 6 3
Average Sold Price: $1,590,833 $1,833,333
Average $/Sq Foot (Sold) $762 $776
Average Sold – Percentage Of List Price: 108% 117%
Average DOM of Closed Sales 22 11
No. of Homes Pending Sale: 19 23
No. of Active Listings: 18 10
Average Price of Active Listings: $1,391,035 $1,632,066
Average DOM of Active Listings: 32 57
Average $/Sq Foot (List) $770 $760
Active-Pending Ratio: 0.94 : 1 0.48: 1

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The San Carlos Real Estate Week in Review: 11-8-14.

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It’s decision time for those homeowners that are still on the fence about whether to put their home on the market this year, or to wait until the spring market of 2015. With only about 2.5 weeks until the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, there’s still theoretically time to list a home and get it into contract before we slip into December. The recent unseasonably warm weather certainly doesn’t make it seem as if we’re already in the second week of November. And when you combine that with sales results like those posted below, and the fact that there are only 10 single-family homes for sale in the entire city, it makes that decision even more challenging.

The good news for home sellers is that the market is still incredibly strong, and buyers will continue to be in the hunt throughout the holiday season.  That means if the home is prepared well and priced correctly, it will definitely sell – regardless of whether it’s the second week of November, or the week before Christmas.

Here are the details from last week:

By the Numbers.

Below is a high-level view of the market performance for single-family residences in San Carlos. This data is for the week ending 11-8-2014:

San Carlos Housing Data 11-8-14 Prior Week
Closed Sales for the Week: 3 5
Average Sold Price: $1,833,333 $1,460,000
Average $/Sq Foot (Sold) $776 $780
Average Sold – Percentage Of List Price: 117% 104%
Average DOM of Closed Sales 11 29
No. of Homes Pending Sale: 23 21
No. of Active Listings: 10 14
Average Price of Active Listings: $1,632,066 $1,529,190
Average DOM of Active Listings: 57 40
Average $/Sq Foot (List) $760 $735
Active-Pending Ratio: 0.48 : 1 0.67: 1

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The San Carlos Real Estate Week in Review: 11-1-14.

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Goodbye, October — hello, November!  We are entering the final third of the fall real estate market and pace has already slowed somewhat in San Carlos, as only two new listings made their debut on the MLS last week, and  just 4 of the homes in the existing inventory went into contract. Both of those metrics are down significantly from the pace that has been set so far, during what has been a very robust fall real estate market.

The net result of this week’s activity was to bring the inventory down to just 14 homes for sale in the entire city. This is relatively good news for those sellers who are still hoping to get their homes in contract before we hit the Thanksgiving holiday week — which, by the way, is in just 3 weeks. Conversely, this has to be discouraging to home buyers who are hoping to get a home in contract soon, and be moved in for the holidays.

On top of all that, the time change this past weekend will make it more challenging to show homes this time of year since it will now be dark in the early evenings. That means if you want to see a home while there is still some daylight, you’ll either have to sneak out during work hours, or wait until the weekend to get your first peek.

Here are the details from last week:

By the Numbers.

Below is a high-level view of the market performance for single-family residences in San Carlos. This data is for the week ending 11-1-2014:

San Carlos Housing Data 11-1-14 Prior Week
Closed Sales for the Week: 5 8
Average Sold Price: $1,460,000 $1,505,486
Average $/Sq Foot (Sold) $780 $881
Average Sold – Percentage Of List Price: 104% 106%
Average DOM of Closed Sales 29 8
No. of Homes Pending Sale: 21 21
No. of Active Listings: 14 17
Average Price of Active Listings: $1,529,190 $1,529,575
Average DOM of Active Listings: 40 35
Average $/Sq Foot (List) $735 $706
Active-Pending Ratio: 0.67 : 1 0.81: 1

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The San Carlos Real Estate Week in Review: 10-25-14.

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This past week in San Carlos the market tallied another round of stellar sales results, and that was right on the heels of an equally strong week before.   The data from the 8 homes that closed escrow is pretty amazing:  $881/ square foot, 106% of the list price, and only 8 days on average to sell.   Those are almost Spring-like numbers, but it confirms what I have conveyed all along in the pages of this site — the early part of the Fall market, from Labor Day to about mid-October, is a very robust “secondary” market and nearly rivals the traditional Spring buying season.

Despite all of the expectation that interest rates would start to climb, world events and a rocky ride on the stock market over the past two weeks have kept rates bouncing along at rock-bottom levels.  The conditions are still very good for buyers in this abbreviated market.  The only thing holding back this market, as has been the case all year, is a lack of good inventory.  This means that sellers should still be able to secure very good pricing all the way up through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

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 10-25-2014:

San Carlos Housing Data 10-25-14 Prior Week
Closed Sales for the Week: 8 6
Average Sold Price: $1,505,486 $1,481,667
Average $/Sq Foot (Sold) $881 $825
Average Sold – Percentage Of List Price: 106% 113%
Average DOM of Closed Sales 8 10
No. of Homes Pending Sale: 21 23
No. of Active Listings: 17 16
Average Price of Active Listings: $1,529,575 $1,526,361
Average DOM of Active Listings: 35 37
Average $/Sq Foot (List) $706 $605
Active-Pending Ratio: 0.81 : 1 0.7: 1

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