Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and a great time ringing in the New Year. But don’t put away those champagne glasses just yet. We have more to celebrate as Almaden Valley home prices have once again reached a new record high!
I have included a couple of graphs showing trends for Almaden Single Family Homes since 2008. Data was obtained from MLSListings Inc. The first graph shows that the Median Sales Price reached a new high for the year in 2017 of $1,462,500, up 6.9% from 2016. While this figure and the graph incorporate all sales throughout the year, the Median Sales Price for December 2017 was a whopping $1,547,250, up 17.9% from $1,312,500 in December 2016. In fact, we had an amazing 4th Quarter as many buyers rushed to beat the signing in of the new tax law and the threat of rising interest rates. October 2017 was up 13.4% from October 2016, and November was up 10.2%. However, some months in 2017 saw a price decline from the prior year.
The second graph shows the number of new listings compared to the number sold. As we closed 2017 just about all the inventory was gobbled up, and by the beginning of 2018 there were only 8 single family homes on the market in Almaden.
We had the good fortune this week of having Oscar Wei, Senior Economist from California Association of Realtors, speak at our office meeting. He forecasts that we will continue to see prices increase at least through this year. Zillow is a bit less optimistic and forecasts a slight decrease for Almaden Valley home prices over the next year.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me directly and I’ll be glad to help you out!