How’s the Mountain View real estate market? This is one of the very hottest areas within Silicon Valley and is home to a myriad of high tech companies and in a stone’s throw of others. With a charming and walkable downtown, easy access to CalTrain and a vibrant atmosphere conducive to both work and play, it is no wonder that people relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area or Silicon Valley place Mountain View squarely in their target.

All that popularity comes at a cost, though. Prices have been sky high here for years, both for rentals and for home purchasing. The good news, though, for those with property or those who take the plunge and buy: it doesn’t look like Mountain View is going to lose its appeal anytime soon.

In this article, which is updated periodically, we will include live Altos Charts which automatically update weekly (so bookmark this page!) as well as monthly insights from the Real Estate Report for Mountain View. And time to time it will be enhanced with “in the trenches” commentary, too.

Overview of the city of Mountain View’s residential real estate market for houses:

Here are the statistics for sales in the last few months. You can see that the average days on market have risen to 28 days and inventory is up slightly. Prices are up slightly month-over-month with homes on average selling over list price at 106.1%. Overall, there’s been some warming in the Mountain View housing market, but this is still a steady seller’s market. See the whole Mountain View Real Estate Report online here.

Mountain View Stats At A Glance:


  • Median home prices fell by 1.7% year-over-year to $1,780,000 from $1,811,000.
  • The average home sales price rose by 1.1% year-over-year to $1,900,050 from $1,879,610.
  • Home sales rose by 31.3% year-over-year to 21 from 16.
  • Active listings fell 14.7% year-over-year to 29 from 34.
  • Sales price vs. list price ratio fell by 6.8% year-over-year to 106.1% from 113.8%.
  • The average days on market rose by 121.1% year-over-year to 28 from 13.

Compared To Last Month

  • Median home prices improved by 0.1% to $1,780,000 from $1,777,500.
  • The average home sales price rose by 7.6% to $1,900,050 from $1,765,930.
  • Home sales up by 50.0% to 21 from 14.
  • Active listings increased 16.0% to 29 from 25.
  • Sales price vs. list price ratio dropped by 3.3% to 106.1% from 109.7%.
  • The average days on market increased by 102.4% to 28 from 14.

Mountain View real estate market trends and data by neighborhood

My Real Estate Report drills down the data by neighborhood in Mountain View (and also Palo Alto and San Jose – the latter being very understandable as it’s almost 1 million people, rather than Mountain View’s 75,000 people). Want to check out these areas? Then visit, select Santa Clara County, then under city choose Mountain View, and under ZIPS select the area you want. Here are your options there:

Please continue reading to see the data for condominiums and townhouses, plus also the live Altos Research charts for both single family homes and also condos and townhomes.

RE Report for the Mountain View Condo Market

There’s tons of activity in the Mountain View condo market. Normally the condo market falls short of the housing market in the bay area, but not this time. These condos are selling above list price (106.1% over), and in a speedy 12 days. With 37 condos pending, 26 sold and closed, and 9 active, inventory and turnover is shockingly higher in the condo market than in the housing market! Usually in condo markets, smaller inventory provides less reliable data, but steady trends over the past months plus steadily increasing inventory tells us this is is a fairly accurate look at the current market.

Altos Research Charts:
Single Family homes by price quartile

Median List price

Real Estate Market Chart by Altos Research

Average days on market for single family homes in Mountain View

Real Estate Market Chart by Altos Research

Inventory of single family homes (showing in quartiles but these will always have the same pattern per quartile)
Real Estate Market Chart by Altos Research

Townhouse and condo market in Mountain View:
Altos Research Charts

Median list price:

Real Estate Market Chart by Altos Research

Average days on market:

Real Estate Market Chart by Altos Research


Real Estate Market Chart by Altos Research

Mountain View zip codes include 94040, 94041, 94043 (related area 94035,94039,94042 – post office and other non-housing areas)


Homes for sale in Mountain View, California

  1. 4 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,562 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,450 sqft
    Year built: 1980
  2. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,083 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,047 sqft
    Year built: 1969
  3. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,054 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,003 sqft
    Year built: 1974
  4. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,119 sq ft
    Lot size: 871 sqft
    Year built: 1998
  5. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,424 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,089 sqft
    Year built: 1988

See all Real estate in the city of Mountain View.
(all data current as of 4/24/2017)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.


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