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The Santa Clara housing market in March experienced 51 single-family homes that closed escrow, which is 15 more than closed escrow in the previous month of February.  

The average price of a home sold in March was $1.6M which is about $60K Higher than last month’s figure of $1.54M.  The median price home sold was $1.55M, which is about $30K higher than February’s median price.

The average cost per square foot had a slight increase from $974 per Sq. Ft. to $1025. Of the 51 homes sold in March, 44 sold over the list price. 

On average homes that sold, sold 9.64% over asking compared to 6.33% over asking in the previous month.

We started the month of March with 29 active single-family home listings and finished with 29 single family homes for sale in all of Santa Clara. 

The market continues to experience multiple offers and homes are selling quickly.   Generally this time of year we see the inventory of homes for sale increasing.  Buyers up until now have been able to absorb new inventory and as a result inventory levels have remained pretty much the same as they were at the beginning of the month.

April marks the beginning of the Prop 19 period where homeowners can buy and sell, and transfer their existing property tax basis to a new home anywhere in California.  This was designed to help motivate homeowners to move, and lead to more home sales.

Altos Research Market Data For Santa Clara

COVID numbers are falling.  Some feel that this will result in more home owners to put their home’s on the market, resulting in an increase of home inventory.

There have been areas of the valley such as in South San Jose where inventory has noticeably increased about 20% in the last month.  

Santa Clara’s available rose in March but has since contracted to early March levels.

As we move further into the Spring inventory should increase.  The longer inventory levels stay tight the stronger home values will remain.

Santa Clara Market Reports

The Altos Research Market Action Index for single-family homes in Santa Clara has decreased to 73 from 75 where it was last month. For more detailed reports on Santa Clara and Santa Clara Zip codes, you can access the reports here.

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As COVID numbers drop interest rates will trend upwards.  In the last few weeks, interest rates on 30-year mortgages have been steadily increasing and are roughly up 20 basis points from the beginning of March.

Higher interest rates will impact a buyer’s ability to qualify for a higher loan.  As interest rates increase there will be more downward pressure on the stock market in anticipation of a slowing economy.  This will have a double effect on affordability for bay area housing.

With interest rates increasing steadily, the stock market in a holding pattern, and higher home values, affordability is not getting much better for local home buyers.

In these tight, fast appreciating markets, some home buyers will drop out of the market due to being priced out or just fatigued by the process.

Once home inventory increases this will likely mean a more favorable market for buyers, and may even result in a pullback on home prices.

Inventory for town homes and condos has also remained pretty steady in the last month.  As home buyers get priced out of single-family homes some will turn to townhomes and we have seen some townhome markets in Sunnyvale and parts of Santa Clara performing much better in recent weeks.  

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For the remainder of the month of April and May, what can we expect?

Buyers, if you haven’t dropped out of the market yet due to the steep price increases, you may want to start playing it a little safe.   Now keep in mind that real estate in Santa  Clara or any area is not general.  If you a looking for a specific type of home or desirable neighborhood where these listings do not come up frequently, then it will always be a challenge to buy in any market.

Buyers who are in the market for standard 3 or 4 bedroom homes in average Santa Clara neighborhoods this is the market that will be impacted once inventory levels start to increase.

Stay focused and keep shopping, I would expect there to be more opportunities in the next few weeks.

Sellers, you really could not ask for a better market to be listing your home in.  The question moving forward is where will prices be in a few months. 

Well, I think there is a very strong chance that this market will stall in Summer.  As the market typically does.  

With that said, if you are selling you really should start the process.  Understand what you need to do to get your home ready, how much time that will take, and have a plan for when you expect to have your home on the market.

As always, whether you are buying or selling, be sure to understand how your home or the property you are considering ranks in the current market.  Understanding the Santa Clara housing market is important when determining the right price and solid home investment.

If you have any questions about a home on the market or your home’s value, please feel free to reach out, I am happy to hear from you.

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Have a question?  Interested in setting an appointment to talk about your real estate plans?  Contact me today.

Vinicius Brasil, Santa Clara Real Estate Guy

Santa Clara March 2021 Home Sales

Street AddressList PricePriceDOMBeds TotalBthsSq Ft TotalAge
464 Muriel Court$2,649,000$2,725,000463|13,84561
3751 Redtail Court$2,299,950$2,230,0001142|12,65328
1034 Bluebird Avenue$1,688,000$2,215,0001242|01,48060
3081 Toomey Place$2,195,000$2,165,00018644|12,9900
1963 Harrison Street$1,699,950$1,980,000643|01,68673
3492 Toomey Place, #59$1,995,000$1,950,000033|22,4621
1356 Main Street$1,898,000$1,930,0001743|02,50095
3041 Pruneridge Avenue$1,790,000$1,925,0001443|11,84258
2151 Bowers Avenue$1,698,888$1,870,000843|01,93562
694 Valley Way$1,625,000$1,825,000832|11,68461
2302 Cherrystone Drive$1,850,000$1,825,0003142|02,00471
3310 Princeton Way$1,649,888$1,822,000832|01,44260
1011 Live Oak Drive$1,698,000$1,800,000142|11,70058
2159 Laurel Drive$1,399,000$1,800,000832|01,53470
3419 Creighton Place$1,599,000$1,775,000732|01,46266
2341 Esperanca Avenue$1,699,888$1,770,0001153|02,32623
680 Nicholson Avenue$1,499,800$1,760,000832|01,32666
3108 Butte Street$1,520,000$1,751,0001233|01,67973
2056 Clark Avenue$1,398,000$1,750,000632|01,20762
382 Hayes Avenue$1,499,888$1,734,000732|01,26066
2867 Butte Street$1,588,000$1,700,0001532|01,59574
82 Rousseau Place$1,698,000$1,700,000043|12,1667
1980 Santa Inez Court$1,499,900$1,680,000032|01,30367
2823 Toledo Avenue$1,600,000$1,570,000632|01,62661
4621 Cheeney Street$1,388,000$1,565,0004732|11,66723
1555 Farmer Place$1,448,000$1,552,000543|11,99312
641 N Henry Avenue$1,398,000$1,550,000132|01,38266
712 Jefferson Street$1,400,000$1,550,000632|02,475114
750 Robin Drive$1,325,000$1,550,000732|01,24071
4217 Verdigris Circle$1,468,000$1,531,000732|11,41725
2124 Warburton Avenue$1,295,000$1,505,000042|01,30370
1335 Crowley Avenue$1,188,000$1,490,000732|01,22765
325 Los Padres Boulevard$1,299,000$1,460,0001131|01,38768
1194 N Monroe Street$1,350,000$1,460,000843|02,34231
2338 Menzel Place$1,350,000$1,420,000032|01,48567
2621 Monroe Street$1,248,000$1,401,111332|01,06462
3652 Beth Court$1,099,000$1,365,0001332|01,09759
747 Kiely Boulevard$1,299,950$1,360,000632|01,25466
1972 Bowers Avenue$1,339,000$1,335,0001442|01,15861
845 Fremont Street$1,295,000$1,330,0001131|01,18870
744 Lewis Street$1,199,000$1,320,0001343|01,691131
3227 Fowler Avenue$1,300,000$1,300,0002531|01,28467
1151 Kiely Boulevard$1,099,888$1,300,0001632|01,16766
916 Tamarack Avenue$1,075,000$1,225,000732|01,37671
2870 Monroe Street$999,000$1,210,000442|01,40363
1183 Campbell Avenue$1,188,000$1,210,000732|11,37112
2516 Glade Drive$999,000$1,165,0001031|089767
2244 Newhall Street$1,149,000$1,150,0001031|01,09273
2314 Park Avenue$1,118,888$1,135,0001332|11,62245
4673 Mangrum Drive$1,000,000$1,020,0001232|01,09561
3511 Pitcairn$775,000$833,000432|01,1100

Santa Clara Housing Market Archive

March 2021 home sales CLICK HERE.

February 2021 home sales CLICK HERE.

January 2021 home sales CLICK HERE.

December 2020 home sales CLICK HERE.

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