Almaden Valley Real Estate Market Update – August 22, 2011

As anticipated, the market is continuing to show signs of improvement. The number of available single family properties decreased from last week’s 98 to 97 this week. The percentage of listings that are under contract has increased from 33% last week to 34% this week. Traditional (ie non-distressed) listings are showing the strongest improvement, with available properties dropping from 90 to 88 and the percentage under contract increasing from 24% to 27% over this same time frame. As students settle into the new school year, I expect more buyers to enter the market to take advantage of the lowering mortgage interest rates.