July 2023 Market Update
Discovering the value of your home is vital, even if you’re not planning to sell. Currently, properties are selling for 1% below their asking price, a slight shift from last year when they sold for 1% above asking. The average time on the market for homes is 3-4 weeks, while condos are moving quickly, selling in just 1.5-2 weeks.
In the single-family home market, active price ranges are between $1.3-1.6 million and $2-3.5 million, with the luxury segment witnessing 13 sales over $5 million, taking an average of 5 weeks to sell. The highest priced sale this year was 319 San Ysidro, closing at an impressive $22.5 million.
Year to date, the median sales price has experienced a slight decline compared to the previous year. Pending sales are currently down by approximately 27%, which is almost exactly half of what it was in 2021.
The market’s inventory is presenting a challenge, with 67% fewer homes for sale compared to 2021 and a 22% decrease compared to last year. This shortage of inventory contributes to the decline in sales activity.
As for pricing trends, median home prices have seen a 5% decrease, and average sales prices have gone down by 4% compared to the previous year. However, it’s important to note that home values are still higher than pre-2021 levels, indicating a relatively stable market.
In the condo market, properties have been selling for 100% of the asking price, and the average time on the market is just 1.5-2 weeks. Nevertheless, condo sales year to date are approximately half of those during the peak market in 2023 and 36% fewer than last year.
Despite these fluctuations, the market shows resilience, with single-family homes in the $1-2 million price range still selling quickly in 1-3 weeks. The slowest price range in May was $2.3-3.3 million, specifically the $2.6-2.75 million range, where properties took an average of 8 months to sell.
Moving forward, we anticipate that the market may continue to experience slight price adjustments, but significant shifts are not expected. Home values remain higher than both 2021 and pre-2021 levels, offering favorable conditions for buyers and sellers.
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South Santa Barbara County Single Family Homes for July 2023
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