Market Trends Redwood City real estate April 26, 2013

Posted on: April 26th, 2013 | By Cliff Keith | Blog, Featured Posts, Friday's Weekly Market Update For Redwood City |

Market Trends Redwood City real estate April 26, 2013

 

Redwood City Market Trends
Market Trends Redwood City real estate April 26, 2013

Home buyers the market has returned to fewer homes, higher prices paid, and quicker sales for you from the data collected for the past 7 days in the Redwood City real estate market. We are seeing fewer homes coming on the market (-6) for sale, higher selling prices to list prices (almost 2%), higher costs per square foot (+$13/sq.ft.).

During the past 7 days in Redwood City market trends for real estate have continued to favor sellers. It doesn’t look like these trends are going to change anytime soon. Today if you are a home seller in Redwood City you are in the driver’s seat.

Redwood City homes newly listed for sale; dropped by 7 to 15 last week. The housing months of inventory available for home buyers was down by 1 month to 3.9 months of inventory.

The average selling price (ASP) for homes sold has stayed steady for the month of April hovering around the $1.050M. $1,052,484 was last week’s ASP.

The total number of new listings, including transaction falling through (TFT), and back on the market (BOM) homes stood at 16.  While the number of homes with pending sales, or ones who had removed all their contingencies and were ready to close escrow was 19, which was 2 more than last week. Closed escrows homes number is 11, which is almost half of last week.

Market Trends Redwood City real estate April 26, 2013

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Market Trends Redwood City real estate April 26, 2013

Worth noting is the sale price to list price ratio (SP:LP), jumped up again from last week’s high to 106.3%, this means you will pay more for a home than what its’ list price. March ended at 101.3%, February’s ended at 101.3%. January ended at 99.8%, 2012’s highest ratio was 106.2%, November’s ratio was 103.8%, October’s ratio was 101.5%, September’s ratio was 103.0%, Augusts’ ratio was 101.3%, July’s ratio that was 101.5; June’s was 101.6% and May’s 100.5%..

The average number of days for a home to sell in Redwood City dropped below yearly averages to 21. Last week’s number was 22 days. The beginning of 2013 started out with taking 56 days for a home to sell.

Last week the average price per square foot for a home last week was $558; this is up from last week’s $545. 2013 sq. ft. prices were: February; $571, January; $565.00. 2012 ended at $455.00; In November it was $501, In October it was $515.00. In September that number was $549.00, April that number was $461.00, May’s was $475.00, June’s was $481.00, and July was $509.00, August it was $551.00.

As I see the real estate market in Redwood City, it continues to favor home sellers thanks to the help of basic economy factors, supply and demand. As a home buyer expect to spend more that you thought your new home would cost you. If you have not found an agent/broker to help you, it’s not too late. Statistics released my people who follow the value of a real estate agent verse a person acting on their own has concluded the advantages to the home buyer is having a real estate professional on their side. Realtors, believe it or not, save you time and money in the long run.

If you are a seller expect to see a lot of activity on your home right away, including an offer probably over asking price very quickly. If you don’t have an offer that is acceptable to you then one of two things are happening…you are overpriced, the current condition is not what the current buyers are looking for in their new home.

Available: Free lists of homes from the MLS. If you want notice about homes you are looking to buy you can go to http://sfbayhomes and click the “Free MLS” orange button to the right and give the criteria of the home you would like to buy in the blank boxes. Sent every new home matching your criteria when it comes on the market daily.

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This information for Redwood City is from data from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).

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