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May Santa Cruz County Real Estate Market Update

Home Sale Information for Santa Cruz County

Prices

Big news for the Santa Cruz Real Estate Market- the median sales price for Santa Cruz County single-family, re-sale homes set a new high of $950,000 in April. It was up 6.1% from last year. The average sales price rose 3.7% and went back over $1,000,000.

The sales price to list price ratio continues to hover just below 100%. It was 99.8% last month.

Sales

Home sales were down, year-over-year, for the ninth month in a row in Santa Cruz County. There were 111 homes sold in Santa Cruz County last month. The average since 2003 is 158.

3 month moving average for Santa Cruz home prices
3 month moving average for Santa Cruz home prices

Inventory

Inventory continues to expand in Santa Cruz County. It has been higher than the year before ten months in a row. Last month, it was up 30.4% over last year.

As of May 5th, there were 330 homes for sale in Santa Cruz County. The average since January 2003 is 681.

Days of Inventory was at eighty-six. The average since 2003 is one hundred and thirty-nine.

Days of inventory chart for Santa Cruz County
Days of inventory chart for Santa Cruz County

Time It Takes To Sell A Home In Santa Cruz

It took only thirty-eight days to sell a home last month in Santa Cruz County. That is the time from when a home is listed to when it goes into contract.

Santa Cruz County Home Sales
Santa Cruz Home Sales to Date

Condos In Santa Cruz

Prices for re-sale condos were up last month from the month before. The median sales price rose year-over-year by 4.7%. The average sales price rose 6.5%.

Condo sales were up 17.6% year-over-year. 

Inventory continues to expand. It has been higher than the year before ten months in a row. 

As of May 5th, there were 82 condos for sale in Santa Cruz County. The average since January 2003 is 141.

Days of inventory rose to fifty-nine.

It is taking forty-seven days to sell a condo.

If you are thinking of buying or selling a home, please contact me today!

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