How is the Los Gatos Real Estate Market Faring?

How’s the Los Gatos real estate market? Generally speaking, it is a seller’s market overall in the 95030 and 95032 zip code areas (in town).  That said, remember that it can vary a lot between price points and school districts, let alone neighborhood, sale type (regular vs distressed).  Real estate is always local!

Today we’ll look at the LG market both with a view to the sold data we have as well as the current listings activity.  We’ll view the “in town” areas and also the mountain areas. First addressed will be the market as seen by the “sold data” – houses, then condominiums & townhouse.  (Long post but loads of info!)

Los Gatos & Los Gatos Mountain Housing Market Trends

I. Sold listings data for Los Gatos houses

Houses in Los Gatos & Los Gatos Mountains – housing trends using sold data

(1)  In town

First, housing trends “in town”, utilizing my Real Estate Report, which comes out monthly (and includes all of Santa Clara County):



Below is the summary of market trends in Los Gatos for the most current month, January 2011 (using sold data):


Trends At a GlanceJan 2011Previous MonthYear-over Year
Median Price$1,072,500$1,000,000 (+7.2%)$985,000 (+8.9%)
Average Price$1,173,770$1,203,520 (-2.5%)$1,264,620 (-7.2%)
No. of Sales3031 (-3.2%)13 (+130.8%)
Pending Properties3539 (-10.3%)30 (+16.7%)
Active10787 (+23.0%)101 (+5.9%)
Sale vs. List Price96.7%96.5% (+0.1%)98.2% (-1.6%)
Days on Market5969 (-15.0%)41 (+43.3%)


(2) Los Gatos Mountains

The Los Gatos Mountain communities (zip code 95033) usually have a slower market (harder to sell homes, even in “hot” years -compare 2007 for in town and in the mountains). December was improved, though, interestingly.

List Prices of Los Gatos Homes for Sale: Going Up, Going Down, Going Where?

los-gatos-condos-both-zips-median-lpsWhat is going on with the list prices of homes for sale in Los Gatos?

The answer might surprise you! Today on my Live in Los Gatos blog, we looked at the list prices of single family homes and condominums for sale in Los Gatos. After looking at the sweeping trends, we had a closer view of each class of property by zip code and by price quartile.

sfh-95030-and-95032-lpsTo get the details, please read more here:
Are Los Gatos Real Estate Prices Holding Amidst the Financial Meltdown?

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