The San Carlos Real Estate Week in Review: 8-24-13.
August 23, 2013
There are lots of interesting gems to be found in the numbers below which reflect last week's real estate activity in San Carlos. The first one to touch on is affordability. There was a nice push of new listings again last week, which is keeping the inventory of new homes over the 30 mark. But what was particularly interesting about last week was the affordability factor. Of the 11 homes to debut on the market, 64% of them were under the $1M mark. This will give first time buyers a level of choice that they haven't had all year.
The other interesting number is the active/pending ratio. This number has been mired at ridiculously low levels all year, well under the 1 mark. But this past week, it surged to the highest point this year at 1.7. This ratio is a good measure of buying vs listing activity, and looking at the numbers below for last week it shouldn't be a surprise to see this number surge — 11 new listings compared to only 3 homes going into contract. 1.7 is not an abnormally high number, but it's an indication that the pace of selling activity is slowing somewhat in San Carlos.
The third number that jumps out is $1,202. That's the price per square foot that the house on 1324 Oakhurst Avenue fetched when it closed escrow this week. Shocking? Not when you consider that the home sits on a nearly 10,000 sq foot flat lot on a fantastic San Carlos street. This just drives home the point I made in this post about lot values in San Carlos — sometimes the dirt drives the value of the sale, and the structure is just an afterthought. This sale was a perfect example of that scenario.
Here are the numbers 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 8-24-2013:
|San Carlos Housing Data||8-24-13||Prior Week|
|Closed Sales for the Week:
|Average Sold Price
|Average $/Sq Foot (Sold)
|Sold Price vs Orig List (%)||112%||108%|
|Average DOM of Closed Sales||11||12|
|No. of Homes Pending Sale:||18||21|
|Inventory of Active Listings:
|Average Price of Active Listings:||$1,421,575||$1,543,754
|Average DOM of Active Listings:||29||35|
|Average $/Sq Foot (List)||$630||$651|
||1.7 : 1||1.2 : 1|
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Single-Family Homes SOLD in San Carlos:
Below is a list of the single-family home contracts that closed escrow this past week in San Carlos. Click on the address of each to see the complete details.
|Address||Sold Price||Orig. List||Difference||DOM|
|1324 Oakhurst Avenue||$1,551,000||$1,349,000||+$202,000 (+15.0%)
|810 Buckland Avenue||$1,260,000||$899,000||+$361,000 (+40.2%)
|1544 School Street||$1,100,000||$1,025,950||+$74,050 (+7.2%)
|74 Vine Street||$1,100,000||$1,100,000||$0 (0%)
|242 Park Avenue||$960,000||$899,000||+$61,000 (+6.8%)
|30 Vine Street||$880,000||$889,000||-$9,000 (-1.0%)
|2460 San Carlos Avenue||$850,000||$725,000||+$125,000 (+17.2%)
Note: The sold data provided above is strictly for informational purposes only, and should not imply that the author was involved in either side of the transaction.
(Click the “Homes Sold” sign below see all of the homes that have sold in San Carlos in the past 3 months.)
Single-Family Homes Pending Sale in San Carlos:
The following homes went “Pending Sale” this week. Click on the address to see more details:
|Address||DOM (days)||List Price|
|2349 Eaton Avenue||66||$1,100,000|
|835 Orange Avenue||5||$1,388,000|
|1724 Greenwood Avenue||8||$1,098,000|
Note: The pending data provided above is strictly for informational purposes only, and should not imply that the author was involved in either side of the transaction.
(Click the “Homes Pending Sale” sign below to see ALL the homes that are Pending Sale in San Carlos.)
New Single-Family Home Listings in San Carlos:
Below are the new listings that hit the market this past week in San Carlos. Simply click on the address of each home to get the complete details.
|Address||List Price||BR/BA||Sq Ft (home/lot)||Listed By|
|369 Club Drive||$1,788,000||4BR/5BA||7,735/2 acres||Robert Stafford, Stafford Realty|
|462 Emerald Avenue||$1,175,000||3BR/2BA||1,710/5,500||Mary Duvall, Coldwell Banker|
|3363 Melendy Drive||$1,349,000||4BR/3.5BA||3,400/7,480||Eddie Azzopardi, Realty World|
|170 Hillcrest Road||$1,049,000||3BR/2BA||1,704/7,381||Justine Ford, Today Sothebys|
|260 Beverly Drive||$989,000||2BR/2BA||1,400/8,000||Stephanie Lashkoff, Ace Real Estate|
|212 Windsor Drive||$899,000||2BR/2BA||1,462/8,325||Gary Bulanti, Alain Pinel Realtors|
|1434 Cordilleras Avenue||$850,000||3BR/2BA||1,600/4,400||Tom Stone, Coldwell Banker|
|333 Hill Way||$750,000||3BR/2BA||1,020/5,014||Steve Tenbroeck, Alain Pinel Realtors|
|953 Lupin Way||$749,000||2BR/2BA||1,400/5,500||Amy Anderson, Intero|
|339 Cedar Street||$739,000||2BR/1BA||870/5,700||John Donahue, Coldwell Banker|
|76 Alameda de las Pulgas||$638,000||1BR/1BA||1,010/5,300||Howard Clark, Dumas & Company|
Note: The listing data provided above is strictly for informational purposes only, and should not imply that the author is the listing agent.
(Click the “Homes For Sale” sign below to see ALL of the homes currently for Sale in San Carlos.)
Condos and Townhomes Sold in San Carlos:
Below are the condos/townhouses that sold this past week. Click on the address for all of the details:
|Address||Sold Price||Orig. List||Difference||DOM|
|757 Elm Street #14||$540,000||$599,950||-$59,950 (-10.0%)||71|
(Click the “Condos Sold” button below to see all of the condos and townhomes that have recently sold in San Carlos)
Condo/Townhouse Pending Sales in San Carlos
The following condos/townhouses are now pending sale:
|1001 Laurel Street #104||11|
|618 Walnut Street #307||12|
|3331 La Mesa Drive #10||10|
|222 Laurel Street #307||9|
|19 Trillium Lane||74|
(Click the “Condos Pending Sale” button below to see all of the condos and townhomes that are pending sale in San Carlos)
New Condo/Townhouse Listings in San Carlos:
The following condo/townhouses listed this past week. Click on the address or MLS # or all the details:
|Address||List Price||BR/BA||Sq Feet||Listed By|
|1199 Royal Lane||$1,075,000||4BR/2.5BA||2,880||Christine Lee, Alain Pinel Realtors|
|3352 La Mesa Drive #18||$679,000||3BR/2BA||1,239||Sean Clar, RE/MAX|
(Click the “Condos for Sale” button below to see all of the condos and townhomes that are currently for sale in San Carlos)
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(The “San Carlos Week in Review” series is a summary of new listings and home sales in San Carlos for the prior week.)