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
See all Santa Monica Homes for Sale.
(all data current as of 4/18/2014)
$4,395,000 : 334 25TH ST, Santa Monica5 beds, 2 full, 3 part baths
$1,485,000 : 1013 WILSON PL, Santa Monica3 beds, 2 full baths
$3,650,000 : 943 CENTINELA AVE, Santa Monica4 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
$1,750,000 : 144 PACIFIC ST, Santa Monica3 beds, 2 full baths
$869,000 : 2933 VIRGINIA AVE, Santa Monica2 beds, 2 full baths
$1,190,000 : 2536 5th Street, Santa Monica4 beds, 2 full baths
$1,190,000 : 2617 4th Street, Santa Monica3 beds, 1 full bath
$1,199,000 : 2376 DEWEY ST, Santa Monica3 beds, 2 full baths
$2,495,000 : 2527 7TH ST, Santa Monica4 beds, 2 full baths
$4,495,000 : 601 17TH ST, Santa Monica5 beds, 5 full, 2 part baths
$1,600,000 : 1217 OAK ST, Santa Monica3 beds, 2 full baths
$2,399,000 : 903 18TH ST, Santa Monica3 beds, 2 full baths
$1,975,000 : 3224 PEARL ST, Santa Monica4 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
$4,300,000 : 941 25TH ST, Santa Monica5 beds, 6 full, 2 part baths
$3,988,000 : 235 25TH ST, Santa Monica5 beds, 6 full, 1 part baths
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