As always, my intent is to keep you informed as to what is really happening in the San Diego County housing market. First is a look at the San Diego County Home Sales Report for sales that were recorded in August 2008, published by Data Quick.
Click on the Sales San Diego County August 2008 image to view the full report
Looking at this briefly you would think the market is very gloomy indeed. However, here are some interesting notes:
- Median Sales Prices for Detached Homes were up over last month in 39% of the zip codes including Hillcrest/Mission Hills, Mission/Pacific Beach, University City, Mira Mesa, Carlsbad 2008, and Solana Beach.
- Detached Home Sales were up for the 2nd month in a row in the communities of Rancho Penasquitos, Rancho Bernardo East, Del Mar and Encinitas.
- Median Sales Prices for Attached Homes were up over last month in 33% of the zip codes including Mission/Pacific Beach, Clairemont, University City, Mira Mesa, Sorrento Valley, and Carlsbad 2009.
- Attached Home Sales were up for the 2nd month in a row in Downtown and Carlsbad 2008.
More notable is the fact that these figures reflect the homes that closed escrow in August without reflecting the actual home sales that went into escrow (Pending). See the Statistics from Sandicor, which include resale home only, below:
San Diego County Detached Statistics 9.23.08
San Diego County has 4,086 single family detached homes currently in escrow as of 9/23/2008! To put that in perspective, note that there are only 11,559 active listings…at the current activity that is 3 months inventory.
San Diego County Attached Statistics 9.23.2008
San Diego County Attached Homes has 2,307 homes in escrow. Putting that in perspective, there are 5,559 listed attached homes…again, less than 3 months inventory.
This totals to close to 6,400 homes that are currently in escrow. Wouldn’t you agree that the market has changed? Just the factor of supply and demand is enough evidence of a turnaround.
I would be glad to provide you more detailed information on areas, cities and neighborhoods for you. Just post a reply, send an email or give me a call and I’ll provide you a customized Just the Facts report.