Cupertino Homes

December 2021

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The median price for Cupertino homes jumped 23% during 2021 and is 17% higher than the previous peak of 2018. Annual price appreciation has averaged 6.8% since 1998 (CAGR).

Market demand has returned to historic levels. The final sales price vs. list price percentage (blue line) jumped in 2021 and return to the historic highs of 2013-18. The average days on market (red line) is setting new historic lows.  

The annual supply of New Listings in Cupertino homes (blue line) returned to  2012+ levels. New listings did fall-off significantly during April-May, but fully recovered by year-end. The number of Sales (red line) is consistent with recent years. This chart is updated once a year at year-end.

Cupertino homes typically sell in the $1.5M to $3.0M price range. The chart above shows the distribution of home price by number of bedrooms for home sales in 2020. 

$ per SQFT for Cupertino homes varies significantly. The scatter chart above shows the distribution of both size of home and $/SQFT for each home sale in 2020. This provides a good view of the size homes available in Cupertino.

Quarterly median price shows the marked rebound in 2021.

This monthly view of median prices for Cupertino homes shows a sustained jump in home values the entire year. Keep in mind that the monthly fluctuation may be due to a change in the mix of homes selling in a particular month, not necessarily changes in home values.

The monthly average Days on Market returned to historically low levels. The spikes are typically in Dec-Jan during the slowest time of the year.

The average sales price over/under list price percentage has jumped back to historically high levels. Reflects competing offers driving up the final sales price.

Final sales price vs. List price varies significantly by number of days on market. Homes selling during the first two weeks on market typically sell for over list, while homes on the market typically sell for under list. 

The monthly supply of New Listings for homes in Cupertino is noticeably higher in 2021. Note the seasonality with December typically being the low-point during the year. 

The inventory of Active listings is slightly lower than previous years.

June and July set 10-year highs for Cupertino homes sold per month.

Sources: The data above is obtained directly from MLSlistings, the multiple listing service (MLS) serving Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. The information is deemed to be accurate, however is not guaranteed.