May 2019 Santa Barbara Real Estate Market

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

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

    Many joke Santa Barbara lives in its own bubble, and there really is no other place like it. As the national news talks about a balancing or shifting real estate market, it is hard to imagine that as we go about our daily lives here in paradise. Shielded by the mountains, ocean and islands, it is easy to believe we remain unaffected by “trade wars” or economic mishaps in other parts of the nation. The reality is that while the median home price is “up” this month, the reality of our adjusting market is that we are currently seeing as many homes sell for lower prices as higher prices as compared to a year ago.

    What goes up will eventually have to come down and we’re continuing to see the early indicators of a balancing market. Average days on market has increased drastically with homes now taking 32% longer to sell! For the first time this year, our months of inventory has pushed over 5 months, which while still a “healthy” paced market nationally, is slower than what we have seen the past years.

    The great news is that Zia Group’s marketing strategies continue to prove effect selling homes 37 days faster than the market average. Want to learn how we are helping our clients beat the balancing market and still secure a top dollar price? Schedule a strategic marketing session with our agents today!

    Single Family Homes for May 2019

    Including year over year change

    183 New Listings

    4% Increase

    94 Sold Listings

    2% Decrease

    569 Homes for sale

    16% Increase

    $1,537,428 Avg Sales Price

    2% Decrease

    5.12 Months of Inventory

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    62 Avg Days on market

    16% Increase

    Condos for May 2019

    Including year over year change

    62 New Listings

    7% Increase

    36 Sold Listings

    -

    182 Condos for sale

    12% Increase

    $652,450 Avg Sales Price

    32% Increase

    5.12 Months of Inventory

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    49 Avg Days on market

    4% Increase

    Definition of Terms

    Historical Santa Barbara Housing Reports

    Free Home Valuation