How Many Short Sales Are Closing Escrow in Santa Maria, California?

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How Many Short Sales Are Closing Escrow in Santa Maria, California?*

In the Santa Maria - Orcutt California area, there are currently 661 active, contingent, or pending homes and condos.  Of those 661 homes, 280 are short sale listings.  Of those 280 homes, 135 are “contingent short sales.”  A contingent short is a short sale with at least one offer on it.  And 31 are pending short sales. So, almost 60% of the short sales in the Santa Maria - Orcutt real estate market have an offer from an interested buyer.  And, despite all the negative information about buying a short sale, buyers are still making offers on Santa Maria and Orcutt short sales.   

Looking at closed short sales in Santa Maria - Orcutt since the beginning of the year, 102 short sales have closed.  The average list price for those closed short sale homes was $233,705, and the average sold price was $230,118.  So, Santa Maria short sales are closing for 98.46% of their list price despite the perception that short sales sell for deep discounts from their list price.  Closed short sales in Santa Maria and Orcutt spend an average of 162 days on market, which includes the time used to obtain bank approval.  If you include time for escrow after bank approval, it appears the average successful Santa Maria or Orcutt short sale takes approximately 6 months from beginning to end.  

If you are considering a short sale of your Santa Maria, Orcutt, or Nipomo home, you should seek out an experienced short sale agent to guide you through this process.  If you would like a short sale consultation, please call my office to schedule a meeting or a telephone consultation at (805) 938-9950.

Tni LeBlanc is an independent Real Estate Broker, Attorney, Short Sale Agent and Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) serving the Santa Maria, Orcutt and Five Cities area of the Central Coast of California.

* SFR/Condo/PUDs only.  Based on the information from the Central Coast Regional MLS. The Association, the Multiple Listing Service, nor Mint Properties guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. Data maintained by the Association or its MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the real estate market.  Nothing in this article is intended to solicit listings currently under contract with another broker.  This article offers no legal or tax advice.  Those considering a short sale are advised to consult with their own attorney for legal advice, and their tax professional for tax advice prior to entering into a short sale listing agreement.  Mint Properties is not associated with the government, and our service is not approved by the government or your lender. Even if you accept this offer and use our service, your lender may not agree to change your loan.

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Steven Wright
Home Real Estate - Aurora, CO
CRS - Home Real Estate - 720-989-5283

Thanks for posting this information.

May 15, 2011 07:23 PM #1
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Tni - 60% of short sales have an offer.  Is it because they are priced below market?

May 15, 2011 11:15 PM #2
Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 305.81.HOUSE (46873)
eXp Realty LLC - Miami, FL
GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |

Tni, nice market info for your Santa Maria home buyers.  Every transaction I have in escrow right now is a short sale.  Both listings and buyers.  It requires a certain patience.  lol

May 16, 2011 12:35 AM #3
Tni LeBlanc, Realtor®, J.D.
Mint Properties, Lic. #01871795 - Santa Maria, CA
Tenacious Tni (805) 878-9879

Thanks for stopping by Steven.

Conrad - Short sales aren't necessarily priced below market here.  There are many short sales on the market.

Maggie - It certainly does doesn't it?

May 21, 2011 04:30 AM #4
Katerina Gasset
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Great information here ,Tni.Thanks for the feature! Just wanted to wish you all the best on your business.Stay number  one Santa Maria Short Sale Agent. 

Sep 26, 2012 07:48 PM #5
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