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Bay Area Home Sales & Prices Jump, Again

The Bay Area’s hot economy and the limited number of properties for sale have pushed the median price for Santa Clara County homes to a record high, $879,000, and the rest of the region is not far behind.

Median sale prices in Alameda County climbed to $665,000 in March, a hair below the 2007 peak of $669,500, according to data released Friday by real estate information service CoreLogic. After hitting a new peak of $1,060,000 in February, prices in San Mateo County dipped slightly to $995,000 but that mile-high figure still represented nearly a 5 percent increase over the year before. Contra Costa County prices climbed as well, to $470,000, a 10.6 percent increase.

It’s a sellers’ market everywhere, but Silicon Valley is leading the pack.

“It feels like a standard Silicon Valley spring: challenging,” said James Yang, a Palo Alto-based agent with the Sereno Group. “It’s been consistently crazy for the last four or five years — multiple offers, bidding over the list price, a consistent pattern. If there are 10 offers on one home, those nine others are going to continue to shop. And if you got beat out at $2.5 million, there’s kind of an understanding of where you need to be the next time.”

March sales increased by 19.5 percent from a year ago in Santa Clara County and by 24 percent in Contra Costa County. But the sales volume dipped by 3 percent in Alameda and 2.1 percent in San Mateo Counties. Taken as a whole, the nine-county Bay Area saw a 10.3 percent increase in sales.

Please see the main article Bay Area Home Sales and Prices JumpMercury News: Richard Scheinin – 04/17/15


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source: Corel Logic Data Quick – Bay Area News Group

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