Archive for May, 2010

Real Estate Report – April/May 2010

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– In April, the median price for single-family, re-sale homes reached its highest level since August 2008.

– The sales price to list price ratio was over 100% for the tenth month in a row.

– Pending sales reach record levels in April.

– Details on the new state tax credit for home buyers.

The median price for single-family, re-sale homes reached its highest level since August 2008: up 34.6% year-over-year to $632,450.

The sales price to list price ratio, a good indicator of demand, for single-family, re-sale homes in Santa Clara County was 101% in April.

This is the tenth month in a row the indicator has been over 100%.

Home sales were up 4.1% from March, but down 1.4% year-over-year.

Pending sales reached record levels in March with 2,519 homes under contract. This bodes well for sales in the next few months.

Inventory also increased in April from March: up 8.2%, and it was up 0.2% compared to April 2009. This is the first time inventory has been higher than the year before since January 2009.

Seems like home owners are beginning to feel more confident in the market. Of the 1,022 homes put on the market in April, only 85 were bank-owned.

Go to my on-line site SCVReport.com for the full report, plus a city-by-city breakdown.

If you would like to search for properties in the Santa Clara Valley, go to my online search form at: MLS Search

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