Updated January 2021
The annual median price rose 8.6% in 2020 over the prior year and is slightly higher than the previous peak of 2018. No sign of any impact from the Covid-related restrictions. The annual rate of appreciation for San Jose-Cambrian homes has averaged 6.6% per year since 1998 (CAGR).
Market demand for Cambrian homes is still strong. The average days on market (red line) remains at historically low levels. Final sales prices (blue line) are slightly over list, which is lower than the 8% seen in prior years, suggesting fewer competing offers.
The supply of New Listings (blue line) and number of closed sales (red line) has not changed significantly from recent years.
Cambrian homes are mostly in the $1.0M to $2.0M range. The Cambrian area of San Jose just north of Hwy 85 and east of Hwy 17/880. Strong elementary schools and relatively affordable prices makes this a very popular area. Click on the following links for information on The San Jose-Cambrian Community and Schools.
Cambrian homes sold for an average of $842 per SQFT in 2020. The chart above shows the distribution by both size (SQFT) and the corresponding $/SQFT. This gives you an idea of home sizes in Cambrian.
Quarterly Median Prices during the first half are consistent with the prior year. Note the strong growth starting in 2012 and the leveling-off starting in Q3 of 2018.
The monthly view of median prices for San Jose-Cambrian homes provides a little more insight into how home prices are moving. Keep in mind that the fluctuation may be due to a change in the mix of homes selling in a particular month, not necessarily changes in home values, and that median prices are reported after escrow closes, so monthly values typically lag the actual sale by one month.
The monthly Days on Market dropped dramatically in Apr-June due to reopening of the market.
The monthly average sales price over/under list price percentage jumped dramatically during the first few month of this year suggesting a very strong market prior to Covid closings.
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. Buyers should plan on paying 5-10% over list in order to compete for the more desirable listings. Note: this is using the current list price, which may be after a price reduction.
The monthly supply of new listings for homes in San Jose-Cambrian has been fairly consistent over the past 5 years. Note the seasonality with December typically being the low-point during the year.
The inventory of Active listings is significantly lower than previous years due to the decline in new listings.
Interestingly the monthly number of Sales appears to be relatively consistent, although slightly lower than previous years.
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.