What’s My Cardiff-by-the-Sea Home Worth? Market Report March 2017

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What’s the Value of My Cardiff-by-the-Sea Home?


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The Cardiff-by-the-Sea housing market is small and very local, and finding comparables for determining price for either a listing or a purchase can be tricky due to limited inventory, the diversity of Cardiff properties for sale, and market fluctuations.


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Here is a summary of the Cardiff real estate market for March 2017 based on information provided by the MLS (private sales are not included).



11 (up 71%); Ave. 25 Days on Market, Ave. Sales Price $1,063,363 (up 5%); Ave. sale 97% of asking price


Detached Homes Sold

5 (up 400%); Ave. 22 Days on Market, Ave. Sales Price $1,158,000 (down 45%); Ave. sale 93% of asking price


Attached Homes Sold

6 (no change); Ave. 27 Days on Market, Ave. Sales Price $984,500 (up 18% from last month’s 1 sale). Ave. sale 100% of asking price


Cardiff homes 


The overall volume of sales in Cardiff went up significantly from last month. There were 5 times as many detached homes sold (but keep in mind only 1 sold in February) while the number of attached sales did not change. 18% of the homes sold in March were cash transactions, compared to 29% in February. 6 homes (4 of them attached) sold for asking price or better.


At the end of March 2017 there were 2 homes in the Cardiff housing market with a Contingent status (i.e., short sale and REO homes that have accepted offers being reviewed by the lenders), compared to none for the last several months.


As of the end of March 2017 there were 23 Cardiff homes for sale, a 21% increase in inventory from February, another increase and more good news for buyers! This represents an inventory of 1.1 months for attached homes (up from less than 1 month last month), and 3.8 months for detached homes (up from 3.1 months last month).  The Cardiff market remains very competitive for buyers, and is a strong seller’s market, in particular for buyers of attached homes.


14 Cardiff homes came on the market in March, compared to 23 in February. 8 homes went pending in March (not counting those that sold), compared to 11 in February.



How Important is Inventory when Buying or Selling? Very!!


Data are based on information provided by the MLS for homes. If you would like more details about the Cardiff real estate market with regard to current activity as well as the specific areas such as the Walking District and the Composer District, I am happy to provide detailed reports on these specific areas for you.





What’s My Cardiff-by-the-Sea Home Worth? Market Report for February 2017

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Comments (2)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Jeff -- when dealing with small numbers, having a local expert such as yourself benefits those interested in making a move in place such as Cardiff-By-The-Sea.  Knowing the nuances and overall trends of a community underscores the value you bring those fortunate enough to have you representing them.  

Apr 04, 2017 07:50 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Michael Jacobs 

Thanks for stoppping by. It's a rather unique community due to size and inventory and any shifts always impact the statistics but perhaps mask the underlying trends.


Apr 04, 2017 07:56 AM