Bay Area Real Estate and Housing Update

(Monterey, San Benito, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz Counties)

Silicon Valley Median Home Prices Continue Climbing…but at a Slower Pace

Same trend along the California Pacific Coast

 Median home prices rose in most Silicon Valley counties from May 2014 to May of this year. But the month-to-month median prices tell a slightly different story. Only Monterey County showed a significant median price gain from April to May of this year. Other counties saw modest gains or a decline in median price.

Median prices are up in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties 5% and 3% respectively month-over-month, with San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties down 4% and 9% respectively over the same time period. Monterey County showed the only significant change median price from April with a 17% jump. Closed sales were down 12% in Monterey County, 10% in San Mateo County, and down 2% in San Benito County, when comparing May 2015 to last year. Sales increased 12% in Santa Cruz County and just2% in Santa Clara County over the same time period. Month-over-month numbers for the same data point also show softening for closed sales in May. Compared to last month, sales dropped 2% in Monterey County, 6% in both San Benito and Santa Clara Counties, and 8% in San Mateo County. Sales showed a modest gain of 5% in Santa Cruz County.

The below chart for total dollars spent compared to closed sales shows the gap between the two data points down from April and coming closer in May.

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