In each of our Newsletters we bring you the recent Belmont home sales for the previous month. This time we thought we’d stack up the months of August to the same time last year, so the variance from the previous year is obvious.
The first thing that jumps out at us is that there were 33% fewer sales overall. If we take out the one off-market sale in 2016, the time it took for the homes to sell really didn’t change. Homes are still selling briskly at about 10-14 days on the market—which really is more dependent upon which day the seller elects to hear offers.
There were two homes which underwent a price reduction before selling, and one home that sold for under the seller’s asking price in 2017, and none in 2016. Still, the amount the seller’s received stayed at around 108% of the seller’s asking price.
Since the size of homes which sold in both years was statistically unchanged, the median price difference YOY is very reliable. It shows that homes in Belmont rose on average almost 10% YOY with the median home price rising a modest 5.13 %. Are we near the top of the market? These almost nominal increases would suggest so, though to a buyer, in real dollars, the medium price home in Belmont just went up $75,000.
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Drew & Christine Morgan are REALTORS/NOTARY PUBLIC in Belmont, CA. with more than 20 years of experience in helping sellers and buyers in their community. As Diamond recipients, Drew and Christine are ranked in the top 50 RE/MAX agents nationwide and the top 3 in Northern California. They may be reached at (650) 508.1441 or emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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