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Once in awhile I hear talk of the market cooling just slightly, in certain segments of the valley.  Certainly some buyers have had enough and have gone back to waiting.  “See you in six months”, said one of my clients after getting disgusted at the black Friday like crowds at one Sunnyvale open house.

The numbers do not seem to bear out any calming of the market, though.  Perhaps it’s all that hiring going on in Silicon Valley!

Just now I logged in to the MLS and ran some of the charts via the stats section. I found it interesting – “up, up and away” continues to be the pricing story here.  Have a look.  All stats are for single family residential (aka houses and duet homes or attached houses) in Santa Clara County only.  What is most striking to me is how HIGH these prices are for the median & average list and sale prices.  Staggering, really.

Median list price of houses & duets for sale in Santa Clara County. (Median means half listed for more and half for less than this amount.)

 

Median list price houses in Santa Clara County

Median list price houses in Santa Clara County

 

The average list price of single family homes in Santa Clara County.  (How can they be so high?)

 

Average list price of houses in Santa Clara County

Average list price of houses in Santa Clara County

 

Next, the average sale price – a little less but still over a million dollars! I’m a little shocked by this. For my readers who are Realtors, this is found under “Sale prices over time (COE)”.

 

Average sale price houses Santa Clara County

Average sale price houses Santa Clara County

 

Month Sale Price, Average
Jan $824,315
Feb $904,537
Mar $941,935
Apr $1,034,735
May $1,093,088

Time frame is from Jan 2013 to May 2013

Property Sub Class is ‘Single Family Residential’
County CountyCodeName is ‘SCC Santa Clara’
Results calculated from 3,028 listings

 

And now the median sale price of homes in Santa Clara County – quite a bit more down to earth!

 

Median sale price houses in Santa Clara County

Median sale price houses in Santa Clara County

 

List price to sale price ratio & average days to sell.  There’s a tad of cooling – from over 106% of list price to more than 104% but still outrageously hard for buyers. And properties are flying off the market too.

 

Average days to sell and sale price to list price ratio houses in Santa Clara County

Average days to sell and sale price to list price ratio houses in Santa Clara County

 

Many years, the best months to sell are February – April, but it seems to still be a good time to sell overall.