It is that time of the year again, the beginning of a new one, and time to look back at how the Santa Monica real estate market fared in 2011.
What is Market Absorption?
Market absorption trends show the rate that properties are selling compared with inventory which enables us to see if it is a sellers’ or buyers’ market.
6 months worth of inventory is a balanced market. Under 6 months is a sellers’ market, and anything over 6 months is a buyers’ market.
So how is the Santa Monica real estate market doing?
Surprisingly, the under $2M Santa Monica single family home market showing a bigger drop than the higher end homes, although both are showing a larger decrease over 2011. The median price is down at the lower end, but the sales vs list price is slightly up, indicating that homes priced well are selling close to asking. Also, with inventory at around 2 months, Santa Monica home sellers should consider this a good time to put their homes on the market.
The higher end market is a buyers’ market
Santa Monica condos are also showing a decrease across the board, number of sales, median price, and sales to list price, but the inventory is low, so if you are thinking of selling a Santa Monica condo now would be a good time.
Previous Santa Monica Housing Market Reports
$4,995,000 : 513 MARGUERITA Avenue, Santa Monica4 beds, 2 full, 1 three-quarter baths
$1,549,000 : 1713 PIER Avenue, Santa Monica3 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
$11,000,000 : 110 LARKIN Place, Santa Monica4 beds, 5 full baths
$2,399,000 : 1107 GRANT Street, Santa Monica4 beds, 3 full baths
$2,299,000 : 629 PALISADES Avenue, Santa Monica3 beds, 2 full baths
$1,495,000 : 1122 CALIFORNIA Avenue, Santa Monica4 beds, 1 full bath
$1,695,000 : 1720 WASHINGTON Avenue, Santa Monica4 beds, 3 full baths
$5,995,000 : 1255 PALISADES BEACH Road, Santa Monica3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
$1,575,000 : 1307 STANFORD Street, Santa Monica3 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter baths
$6,000,000 : 633 24TH Street, Santa Monica5 beds, 6 full, 2 three-quarter, 1 half baths
$2,225,000 : 1040 PRINCETON Street, Santa Monica3 beds, 2 full baths
$4,495,000 : 764 LATIMER Road, Santa Monica4 beds, 3 full baths
$4,285,000 : 823 Wilson Place, Santa Monica6 beds, 4 full baths
$1,995,000 : 295 AMALFI Drive, Santa Monica3 beds, 1 full, 2 three-quarter baths
$3,995,000 : 340 11TH Street, Santa Monica4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
See all Santa Monica Homes for Sale.
(all data current as of 1/21/2017)
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