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Burlingame Condos and Townhomes - July 2013

August 20th, 2013

Listings Snatched Up Quickly

Similar to the single family home market, condos and townhomes are selling quickly in Burlingame through the first seven months of 2013.  Here are some highlights as of July 2013:

  • The average time on the market for a sold residence is less than three weeks, with many less than two weeks.
  • Buyers are on average paying more than the final list price. The average sales price to list price ratio was 104.1% in July 2013 and has averaged 103.5% this year.
  • The inventory of unsold units is about half the level it was a year ago.
  • About 60% of the condos and townhomes sold in Burlingame so far this year have been in the Downtown Burlingame area. This is normal as that area is where the bulk of the supply of non-single family homes are in Burlingame.

The condo/townhome market is mirroring the single family market in Burlingame. Prices are rising. The average price per square foot is above $500 this year for the first time since 2008. Many units are the subject of bidding wars. Many (but certainly not all) sellers have been receiving offers that are 5% to 10% above the list price.

Buyers are having to compete because of the lack of supply in the market. At the end of July 2013 there were only five unsold listings. A year prior there were 13 unsold units (which represented a tightened market compared to July 2010 when there were 31 unsold units at the end of the month). With more buyers chasing fewer listings it is no surprise prices are rising.

Also, in this market, buyers know they have to act quick. The average days of market, which was around 60-70 days from 2008 to 2011 fell to 30 days in 2012. It has fallen to just about 21 days in 2013. However, that includes a few listings that sold in the beginning of the year that had been on the market for some time. With much of the older inventory cleared away we are seeing average days on market get closer to two weeks, with a fair number of listings gone in less than ten days. To compete, buyers need to have a plan and be able to act decisively when the right listing appears.

Burlingame Condo and Townhome Prices July 2013

By The Numbers - Downtown Burlingame Real Estate for 2013

Current Month YTD Total or Average
July 2012 July 2013 Jan - Jul 2012 Jan - Jul 2013
Sales 8 9 44 42
Days on Market 49 14 26 21
Average Price $798,000 $717,000 $652,432 $731,548
Median Price $660,000 $703,000 $627,250 $728,619
Avg $ per Sq Ft $535 $493 $496 $508

 

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