Los Altos Real Estate Blog


July 2012 Palo Alto real estate market update

The Palo Alto, CA real estate market continues to be strong in July with only a few interesting exceptions.  There were 46 single-family homes sold in Palo Alto last month, up 1 from June, with an average selling price of $2,016,293.  Prices continue to rise as sales hold steady going into the school year.  There were 55 new listings, up sharply, and only one expired listing.

A few interesting stats for this Palo Alto market update:

  • Days on market: 21 (down from 24 last month)
  • Months of inventory: 2 (unchanged)

The remaining inventory from July is getting sold but there are several homes that have come on and not sold, even accounting for price adjustments  With properties selling quickly, the issue must be price.  Two that stand out include the property on Santa Rita priced at $2.45M and the home on West Meadow priced at $2.198M.  There are several other properties across the spectrum of price ranges that are holding out.

The number of homes sold actually rose slightly which is significant compared to last year when sales and prices fell.  This indicates that prices will hold firm going into August rather than dropping.

Competition is still strong with properties in the hottest price ranges receiving mulitple offers.  There is very little off-MLS inventory, extremely little expired inventory, and almost no bank owned or foreclosure property to pursue.  Buyers are left with few options but to choose from on-MLS inventory.


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Comment balloon 2 commentsBryan Robertson • August 19 2012 10:02AM


Bryan - great report and a strong Palo Alto market - 21 days on market is impressive - sure not many short sales in Palo Alto skewing this number higher. Regards Dave

Posted by David Grbich, Orange County Real Estate - 949-500-0484 (Realty One Group - www.FindCARealEstate.com) over 6 years ago

Bryan - Great information for anyone interested in the Palo Alto real estate market.  Nicely done!

Posted by Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers (Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260) over 6 years ago

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