Graphic: House and yard with words Milpitas Real Estate MarketThe Milpitas real estate market has been one of the hottest in Santa Clara County, and even now, Altos Research calls it a strong seller’s market. Prices are down both year over year and month over month, but the sale to list price ratio has risen again to 102%. At the same time days on market are shorter and inventory and sales are on the rise. Though the charts seem to bounce between hot and cold numbers, overall Milpitas is a hot market for the well-prepared seller. This is in keeping with trends we are seeing throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley: well priced homes are selling close to list price, but well below peak pricing from spring 2018.

So let’s look at some data. First up, the Altos charts using list price and active listings. It is updated automatically on a weekly basis, so check back often:


Altos Real-Time Market Profile, Milpitas


This chart says Milpitas is in a strong seller’s market with a small winter inventory (which is normal in this season).


Milpitas Real Estate Market Trends at a Glance

You can always view the most current info on the Milpitas market on my RE Report (it’s updated between the 5th and 10th of each month). Like elsewhere in the valley, the Milpitas market has been showing some cooling.

Those which sell more than 3 weeks after hitting the market are likely to sell under list price. (This is true nearly everywhere in Santa Clara County.)

Prices are down year over year and month over month, but with narrow margins. The sale price to list price ratio is heating up, currently at 102%. While some indicators show warming, others show cooling, but in general January was warmer than December. This market has significantly more pending listings than a month ago, which tells us things are heating up, but compared to last year total sales and active inventory is way low. By these charts, Milpitas is in a strong seller’s market.

Milpitas single family homes / houses / duet homes (not duplexes):

Trends at a Glance


Trends At a Glance Jan 2020 Previous Month Year-over-Year
Median Price $1,025,000 (-6.8%) $1,100,000 $1,055,000 (-2.8%)
Average Price $1,071,250 (-11.4%) $1,208,550 $1,080,380 (-0.8%)
No. of Sales (-27.3%) 11 18 (-55.6%)
Pending 15 (+66.7%) 9 14 (+7.1%)
Active 10 (+11.1%) 9 38 (-73.7%)
Sale vs. List Price 102.0% (+1.4%) 100.6% 98.6% (+3.5%)
Days on Market 36 (-29.3%) 51 36 (-1.9%)
Days of Inventory 38 (+52.8%) 25 63 (-40.8%)


And for the month before:


Trends At a Glance Dec 2019 Previous Month Year-over-Year
Median Price $1,100,000 (+13.4%) $970,000 $957,500 (+14.9%)
Average Price $1,208,550 (+17.9%) $1,025,450 $1,001,220 (+20.7%)
No. of Sales 11 (-42.1%) 19 18 (-38.9%)
Pending (-30.8%) 13 18 (-50.0%)
Active (-50.0%) 18 29 (-69.0%)
Sale vs. List Price 100.6% (+1.5%) 99.1% 98.6% (+2.1%)
Days on Market 51 (+27.0%) 40 33 (+52.7%)
Days of Inventory 25 (-10.7%) 27 48 (-49.2%)


Something you’ll  notice right away is that aside from the “south county” areas of Morgan Hill, this is one of the less costly cities in the county. (There are parts of San Jose which are also on the more affordable end of the scale – please see an article on my relocation website,, on the topic of the varying prices of homes within the large city of San Jose.)

Milpitas has 2 zip codes, 95035 (regular addresses) and 95036 (PO Boxes). Below, please view some Altos Research charts, which use list prices for Milpitas 95035.



The median price has a lot of sharp ups and downs in 95035, and we’re currently on a downturn after a price peak early this year. likewise, inventory was at a similar low point, but is rising again.




Milpitas condo and townhouse market

Again, we’ll start with the Altos chart.


Altos Real-Time Market Profile for Milpitas, CA Condos


Milpitas condos are following a similar trend to it’s houses, but show a slightly milder market than with single family homes. Price per square foot is up, but median list price is down. Decreasing inventory and higher days on market also cool it down. Still, it’s a strong seller’s advantage in Milpitas condos.


Trends at a Glance

The Milpitas condo market (see more on the Re Report page) has been bouncing up and down a little bit, but overall remaining a stable seller’s market. The condo market is much more balanced than the housing market. Prices are down, as are sales, active listings, and there are longer days on market. But pending sales are well above last month or last year, and the sales to list price has risen closer to 100%. While there’s hot and cold trends here, Milpitas’ condo market is still in the seller’s favor.


Trends At a Glance Jan 2020 Previous Month Year-over-Year
Median Price $726,500 (-14.3%) $847,500 $810,000 (-10.3%)
Average Price $675,125 (-19.5%) $838,741 $757,306 (-10.9%)
No. of Sales (-33.3%) 12 14 (-42.9%)
Pending 23 (+64.3%) 14 (+155.6%)
Active 14 (-54.8%) 31 41 (-65.9%)
Sale vs. List Price 99.8% (+0.7%) 99.1% 99.6% (+0.2%)
Days on Market 55 (+45.4%) 38 48 (+15.4%)
Days of Inventory 53 (-32.3%) 78 88 (-40.2%)


And the month prior:


Trends At a Glance Dec 2019 Previous Month Year-over-Year
Median Price $847,500 (+0.4%) $844,440 $935,000 (-9.4%)
Average Price $838,741 (-0.4%) $842,104 $875,198 (-4.2%)
No. of Sales 12 (-33.3%) 18 14 (-14.3%)
Pending 17 (-29.2%) 24 23 (-26.1%)
Active 28 (0.0%) 28 27 (+3.7%)
Sale vs. List Price 99.1% (-1.2%) 100.3% 99.4% (-0.3%)
Days on Market 38 (+5.3%) 36 29 (+32.4%)
Days of Inventory 70 (+55.2%) 45 58 (+21.0%)


Milpitas enjoys a close in location, good schools, and in many cases, close up views of the hills or views of the bay and valley from the hills. With BART coming from Fremont into the Berryessa area of San Jose soon, it just keeps getting better looking all the time.  Alternative areas with  good schools like Cambrian are far more costly. Combine these factors with the price point being a little more attractive than most of the county, and you can understand why it would draw a lot of very motivated home buyers. All around, Milpitas is a winner.

Milpitas homes for sale will be snatched up quickly in most cases because it’s a community offering good public schools, shorter commutes to many Silicon Valley tech hubs, and there are views of the hills or from them in many spots. The Milpitas real estate market is a sellers’ market due to low inventory and high demand – so if you love a particular home, don’t wait! Being pre-approved with your down payment in hand is a must!

Browse Milpitas homes for sale:

Click on the link to view Milpitas real estate for sale. Property types include single family homes, condominiums (condos), townhouses (townhomes), and multi unit properties (meaning duplex, triplex, and fourplex homes).


Please also see:

Milpitas (on the site)

What can you buy for $1 million in Silicon Valley? (on the site)

Cupertino real estate market trends & statistics




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