This is a reprint of an article I just read.
BAY AREA, CA – Two studies released Friday show the number of homes for sale in the San Francisco Bay Area for half a million dollars or less is falling, according to the studies by CoreLogic and Metrostudy.
CoreLogic research analyst Andrew LePage said that the number of deals last month for less than $500,0000 dropped 28 percent in a year and the number of deals for less $300,000 plummeted 41.5 percent.
A report by Metrostudy shows that only 12 percent of new homes are priced under $500,000 because prices in suburbs are rising.
“Many first-time buyers face a daunting challenge in one of the nation’s priciest housing markets,” LePage said in a statement.
Greg Gross, Metrostudy regional director for Northern California, said in a statement, “The story in this market continues to be affordability.”
Last month, the median price for new and used homes in the Bay Area was $739,000, down from $740,000 in August 2017. The median price last month is up 13.7 percent from $650,000 a year ago as buyers bought in areas with higher-priced homes, according to LePage.
The all-time high median price is $775,000 set in June of this year.
Last month’s sales of new and used homes dropped 7.5 percent from 7,934 to 7,338 in a year. Last month’s sales were also 11.7 percent lower than the historical average for September.
Historical data for the report start in 1988.
El Cerrito Statistics since January 2017:
Median is a 3bedroom/2bath house with 1,541sqft on a 5,120sqft lot selling for $900,000 at $584/sqft.
The lowest sale so far in 2017 is a small 1/1 home on El Dorado that sold for $325,000.
The highest sale is on Madera Circle. Home was a large 6bedrooms/6baths with 7,419sqft of living space and sold for $2,218,500.
For specific neighborhoods please contact me via email, text or phone call and I will be happy to share with you a market analysis of your neighborhood.
Catherine Krueger, Realtor
510-813-0970 cell phone