Santa Barbara Real Estate Market

Housing Market Data For June 2020

A guide to the Santa Barbara real estate market for the month of June 2020


Welcome to our Santa Barbara real estate market update for June 2020! The big news is that the real estate market has changed in a big way since last month.

As Santa Barbara begins to open up, we are quickly returning to a strong Seller’s market. This is exemplified by the very low inventory levels with a 24% year-over-year decline. This shortage of inventory is causing fewer total home sales since buyers are facing limited options, and some are choosing to wait for more inventory. However, those sellers who opted to list their homes during quarantine are in fact seeing incredibly strong demand and are often attracting multiple-offer scenarios.

As for buyers, demand is soaring. This buyer demand is largely being driven by a migration of remote employees relocating from San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York into desirable smaller cities like Santa Barbara. Many of these buyers are demanding “move in ready” homes with little to no renovation. Adding to this, those buyers who were forced into a holding pattern during quarantine have now returned to the market.

Whether you are considering buying or selling a home in Santa Barbara, our current market is very exciting. We highly recommend reaching out to a Zia Group Realtor Partner to discuss your goals.

All data supplied from CORT, Santa Barbara Association of Realtors, and Multiple Listing Service

Single Family Homes for June 2020

Including year over year change


New Listings

24% Decrease

Sold Listings

50% Decrease

Homes for sale

22% Decrease

Median Sales Price

2% Decrease

Months of Inventory

15% Decrease

Avg Days on market

2% Increase

Condos for June 2020

Including year over year change


New Listings

31% Increase

Sold Listings

63% Decrease

Condos for sale

11% Decrease

Median Sales Price

4% Increase

Months of Inventory

15% Decrease

Avg Days on market

37% Increase

Past Reports

Historical Data for Santa Barbara Housing Market

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