Scotts Valley Home Prices through April 2013

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Scotts Valley Home Prices through April 2013

55 Single Family Homes have sold in Scotts Valley through April this year, at an average price of $744,960; (average list price was $753,585).   Prices rose about 8.8% during the first 4 months of 2013, compared to the last 4 months of 2012.    The average home sales price for the last four months ending December 31st 2012, was $692,436, based on 72 sales.   

The price increase between this year and last can be partially attributed to the fact that this year, only 14 homes sold for $500,000 or less, while 17 homes sold in that price range between September and December 2012.

8 homes sold for over $1 million so far in 2013, the same as the last 4 months of 2012.     Often, these million dollar plus properties are located in the exclusive gated communities of Pasatiempo or nearby Woods Cove. 

For the average priced, $750,000 home, Scotts Valley buyers can expect 3 bedrooms and 2-3 baths, about 2200 square foot  home, on a lot between ¼ up to about ½ an acre.

Housing inventory was extraordinarily low this last winter, most recently running about 2-4 months.    Anytime the inventory of available homes to buy falls under a 6 month supply, it’s considered a sellers’ market.

2013 Scotts_Valley_Housing_Inventory



The most expensive home sold so far this year closed for $1.8 million:  4300 square feet featuring ocean views.     In contrast, the least expensive home sold for $270,000: a 2 bed, 2 bath cabin on a small shady lot; it sold for $21,000 over asking price.


The next chart illustrates how quickly homes have been selling recently: on average, homes are on the market just 2 ½ months this spring before going into escrow with a buyer.  This is a function of the low amount of inventory we looked at above. The discount between list and sales price is really narrow at about 1%, just recently homes were selling above asking price on the whole.

Scotts Valley Homes - Days on Market and Price Discount


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Statistical Source: – Single Family Residence closed escrows, zones 39-41 data as of 5/2/13


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Comments (3)

Bryan Robertson
Los Altos, CA

Excellent report!  I'm really pleased that Scott's Valley is seeing price increases similar to the rest of the Bay Area - sharply up, particularly in 2013.

May 02, 2013 05:21 AM
M.C. Dwyer
Melody Russell Team at eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Felton, CA
MC Dwyer-Santa Cruz Mountains Property Specialist

Thanks Bryan - I'm sure SV sellers are happy too; of course it's a challenge for buyers but there it is!

May 02, 2013 07:16 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Great report on Scott's Valley and always nice to see how the market is doing in different areas!

May 15, 2013 12:33 AM