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 1/29/2015)
$4,995,000 : 650 HALDEMAN RD, Santa Monica4 beds, 4 full baths
$3,295,000 : 1526 SAN VICENTE BLVD, Santa Monica3 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
$1,999,000 : 944 24TH ST, Santa Monica2 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
$1,850,000 : 1309 PINE ST, Santa Monica4 beds, 3 full baths
$1,549,000 : 1509 HILL ST, Santa Monica3 beds, 2 full baths
$6,490,000 : 345 21ST ST, Santa Monica6 beds, 5 full, 3 part baths
$1,445,000 : 2670 33RD ST, Santa Monica3 beds, 2 full baths
$5,999,000 : 526 PALISADES AVE, Santa Monica5 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
$4,295,000 : 379 22ND ST, Santa Monica4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$4,999,000 : MLS # 15818867 in Santa Monica5 beds, 2 full, 5 part baths
$5,999,000 : 229 19TH ST, Santa Monica5 beds, 2 full, 5 part baths
$1,699,000 : 1746 Sunset Avenue, Santa Monica3 beds, 2 full baths
$2,795,000 : 2212 ASHLAND AVE, Santa Monica5 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
$1,745,000 : 2131 VIRGINIA AVE, Santa Monica3 beds, 3 full baths
$1,095,000 : 2464 OCEAN PARK BLVD, Santa Monica2 beds, 2 full baths
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