Buyers Compete for Limited Listings
There have been only four listings and five sales in the first seven months of the 2013 n the Burlingables neighborhood of Burlingame. Usually by this time of the year there would have been around 10 to 15 listings and 10 sales. The result has been that buyers have competed aggressively for the few listings on the market. Every listed home has sold in less than two weeks and for at least 5% (and up to 20%) above the final asking price. Here are some highlights in this submarket as of July 2013:
- There were no sales in July 2013 (not too surprising as there were no new listings in June or July and no inventory at the end of June 2013).
- The average price per square foot for the five sales in 2013 is $878 and four of the five homes went for above $800 per square foot (including two that went for more than $1,000 per square foot)! Only one of the 14 homes sold in 2012 in Burlingable went for above $800 per square foot. In all of Burlingame in 2012 only one home sold for more than $1,000 per square foot.
- Needless to say, prices are rising.
- Buyers are paying on average 11% above the asking price.
Note: while the chart below seems to show that median/average home prices have been mostly flat over the past twelve months, this is a random artifact. With so few sales, the average/median price changes are more based on what type of homes are selling rather than changes in the underlying value of homes. It happens to be that recently smaller homes have been selling so while underlying prices are rising (look at the average price per square foot), the total price is flat. Bottom line is that home prices are rising in Burlingables.
By The Numbers - Burlingables Real Estate for 2013
|Current Month||YTD Total or Average|
|July 2012||July 2013||Jan - Jul 2012||Jan - Jul 2013|
|Days on Market||34||N/A||10||9|
|Avg $ per Sq Ft||$731||N/A||$704||$878|
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