New Real Estate Report Released – San Jose Home Sales

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The latest real estate market report features information on home sales in San Jose, CA. The report provides details on the latest activity in the San Jose real estate market, including data on current sales figures, foreclosures and insight from industry experts on possible trends in the San Jose area.

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Buyers, if you really want a particular home, your attitude must be to win the deal.

The newest real estate report from details current activity and trends in the San Jose real estate market during Q1 2012. Using the most recently updated sales figures, the report outlines what’s driving the market and what buyers and sellers can expect in the weeks and months to come.

According to data provided by the Santa Clara County Association of Realtors, the San Jose real estate market progressively improved over the first quarter of 2012. Below are some key findings:

  •     Total Sales for both single-family homes and condos/townhomes improved month over month in Q1 2012
  •     Homes are consistently selling for more than 98% of the list price
  •     Median Sales Price for a single-family home has went from $437, 500 in January to $495,000 in March
  •     Median Sales Price for a condo/townhome has went from $249,000 in January to $270,000 in March

The Q1 numbers show a favorable market in San Jose, with home prices increasing yet still more affordable than they have been in the past. Affordability paired with record low interest rates has lead to a lot of activity in the area. Compared to 2011 home prices are up significantly low and the level of inventory is down significantly.

With activity heating up Barbara Lymberis, president of the Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® had this advice for people looking to buy a home in the San Jose area, “buyers, if you really want a particular home, your attitude must be to win the deal. This is not a market for the faint of heart.”

San Jose Real Estate Market Latest Information and Statistics

County: Santa Clara

Zip Codes in the City: 95101–95103, 95106, 95108–95139, 95118, 95141, 95142, 95148, 95150–95161, 95164, 95170–95173, 95190–95194, 95196

Population: 971,372

Population (Metro): 1,975,342

Total Households (2006-2010): 300,111

Renters vs. Owners (2006-2010): 39.8% vs. 60.2%

Type of Home:
73% Single Family
19% Condo
8% Other

Median Value Owner Occupied Housing (2006-2010): $633,800
Q1 2012 Total Single-family Home Sales in San Jose:

  •     372 (January)
  •     384 (February)
  •     515 (March)

Q1 2012 Total Condo/Townhome Sales in San Jose:

  •     135 (January)
  •     178 (February)
  •     239 (March)

Q1 2012 Average Sale Price for a Single-family home in San Jose:

  •     $503,389 (January)
  •     $525,734 (February)
  •     $568,882 (March)

Q1 2012 Average Sale Price for a Condo/Townhome in San Jose:

  •     $267,214 (January)
  •     $277,470 (February)
  •     $298,080 (March)

Popular San Jose Neighborhoods Seeing Improvement in Sales

  •     Alum Rock-East Foothills
  •     Berryessa
  •     North Valley
  •     West San Jose

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