San Carlos Home Sales in 2009: The Final Numbers.

January 8, 2010

The Results Are In.

As predicted, 2009 was a down year for San Carlos real estate in most of the key metrics that are tracked.  While we enjoyed a strong rally toward in final third of the year, it wasn't enough to turn the year around.    As a result, 2009 to became the second consecutive year of declining sales in the San Carlos single family home market. That hasn't happened in quite a while.

Here are are the numbers compared to 2008:

Key Metrics 2009 2008
Median Price $880,000 $986,500 (-10.8%)
Average Price $928,560 $1,069,360 (-13.2%)
No. of Sales 236 262 (-9.9%)
Sale vs. List Price 98.1% 99.1% (-1.0%)
Days on Market 43 36 (+19.4%)

The Details.

Interested in seeing all of the homes that sold in San Carlos in 2009?  Just click on this link:  San Carlos 2009 Home Sales Summary

High Hopes.

As I discussed in my podcast preview of 2010, there are indications that we'll reverse the declining trend this year — but a number of hurdles need to be overcome to enable this growth.  The biggest of these hurdles is inventory, and we're not starting off the new year with any significant influx of new listings.  So keep a close eye on listings in the coming weeks.

Next week, we'll take a fun look at these numbers with our annual “Biggest and Best” of San Carlos.

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  1. sandy on February 19, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Hi Chuck:

    Just reading San Carlos Home Sales for 2009………… mention at all of any condo’s, or townhouses………which are a big part of San Carlos. You have done a great job lately of putting them on “for Sale, Pending, etc, ……….but no mention here of what sold within San Carlos in the other than Home Sales………….

  2. Chuck Gillooley on February 23, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Hi Sandy,

    I am slowly incorporating condo/townhouse sales into the statistics that I report on the site. You’re correct – they’re now in the weekly update, and I’ll make sure they are in the stats for the quarterly/yearly reviews going forward. Ironically, the condo market has been remarkably slow compared to single-family residences. Only 61 condos sold all of last year, and only 5 so far this year.

    Thanks for your comment.


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