February 2019 Santa Barbara Real Estate Market

Data supplied from CORT, Santa Barbara Association of Realtors, and Multiple Listings Service


    A guide to the Santa Barbara real estate market for February 2019

    What a wet beginning to 2019 it has been! Good thing it is “sunny with a chance of clouds” within the real estate market in Santa Barbara. Many areas are seeing positive increases like our median sales price increased 3% over January 2018 and 20% more homes were sold. As always, we’re keeping our eyes on the national market where many communities have experienced shifts from sellers’ to buyers’ markets. While we at Zia Group have not seen this full shift happen yet in the Santa Barbara area, we are seeing early warning signs of a market balance with more equal leverage dynamics between buyers and sellers. As a sign of this, fewer properties went into escrow in January while our inventory has gone up by 30%. Like many of our neighbors, we’re aware that January 2018 was an incredibly unique time in the real estate market and community. Comparing today’s market is a bit of a challenge considering the natural disasters encountered. We continue to monitor these trends and keep our community up to date.

    Single Family Homes for February 2019

    Including year over year change

    64 New Listings

    78% Increase

    95 Sold Listings

    8% Increase

    331 Homes for sale

    26% Increase

    $1,125,000 Avg Sales Price

    8% Increase

    3.48 Months of Inventory


    58 Avg Days on market

    26% Increase

    Condos for February 2019

    Including year over year change

    29 New Listings


    24 Sold Listings


    113 Condos for sale

    2% Increase

    $640,000 Avg Sales Price

    2% Decrease

    4.71 Months of Inventory


    48 Avg Days on market

    10% Decrease

    Definition of Terms

    Historical Santa Barbara Housing Reports

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