What’s My Cardiff-by-the-Sea Home Worth?  Market Report November 2021

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

Cardiff Home Sales for November 2021


Cardiff Kook statue in Cardiff by the Sea CAIt’s essential for buyers and sellers in the Cardiff real estate market to have accurate, up-to-date information about local market conditions in order to make educated buying and selling decisions about Cardiff homes for sale.


Local market conditions impact buying and selling in several ways, including inventory, pricing, competition, and time on market. You should understand how these market conditions can affect your buying and/or selling decisions. Let’s talk!


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Here’s a summary of the Cardiff real estate market for November 2021 based on data provided by the MLS (private sales are not included; data are believed to be accurate as of this writing but are not guaranteed). There were 9 sales in November, 2 fewer than the number of sales last month.


Single Family Homes Sold

7 (down by 2); Average Days on Market was 13; Average Sales Price was $2,239,857 (up 2%); Average Sales Price was 97% of the original asking price

Condos, Townhomes & Duplexes Sold

2 (no change); Average Days on Market was 7; the Average Sales Price was $999,869 (up 12%); the Average Sales Price was 105% of the original list price


The overall volume of sales in Cardiff dropped from last month, and for single family detached homes, with no shift for condos, townhomes and duplexes. The average sales price was slightly higher for single family homes, but was significantly higher for condos, townhomes and duplexes (there were only 2 sales). Sales prices ranged from $949,378 to $3,138,000.


The median sales price for single family homes was $2,695,000 (up 16%).


At the end of November 2021 there were no homes in the Cardiff housing market with an Active Under Contract status, the same as the last 3 months.


At the end of November there were only 4 Cardiff homes for sale compared to 8 in October (down 50%); there are no condos for sale currently. These listings range in price from $1,880,000 to $6,495,000. 



There is no inventory for condos, townhomes and duplexes as of this writing. There are 13 days of inventory for single family homes (down from 21 days last month), based on the rate of sales over the last 3 months.


The Cardiff by the Sea housing remains a very strong sellers market overall.


While some buyers were able to negotiate their sales price, a little more than half of the buyers, 56%, paid full price or more for their new homes. If you plan to buy there’s a good chance you will be competing with others, with multiple offers likely. Buyers should also make decisions quickly since 56% of the homes went pending in 1 week or less.


5 Cardiff listings came on the market in November, compared to 8 in October. 7 homes went pending in November (not counting homes that closed escrow), versus 9 in October. It was quieter month for sellers and buyers in this limited housing market than in October.


Data are based on information in the MLS. If you would like more details about the Cardiff real estate market, or for specific areas including the Walking District and the Composer District, I am happy to provide more details for these neighborhoods, and to assist you with the sale or purchase of a Cardiff by the Sea home.


Because of the small number of sales in Cardiff by the Sea it’s risky to draw firm conclusions about pricing, or other trends. Tight inventory and strong buyer demand resulted in a competitive market, with some homes going pending quickly, often in less than a week, with multiple offers, and some over-asking sale prices.


Keep in mind that average sales prices are significantly impacted by sales of either high and/or low priced homes each month, especially when sales volume is low as it was in Cardiff.


Please reach out to me at (760) 840-1360 so we can discuss your personal housing needs, lifestyle, and budget, answer your questions, and then create a strategy to help buy and/or sell your Cardiff by the Sea home.





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Comments (10)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jeff I always loved Cardiff and the two pictures you shared are so loved by me, Endre

Dec 03, 2021 10:48 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Strong values for sure, being near an ocean is a big draw.   It's Saturday, enjoy your weekend. bill

Dec 04, 2021 04:23 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Jeff. For those lucky enough to afford the entry fee, once they are there I can understand their reluctance to move out! Thanks for the update. Enjoy your day.

Dec 04, 2021 05:06 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

For all of your real estate needs in Cardiff by the Sea, the only call to make is to Jeff Dowler, CRS 

Dec 04, 2021 05:20 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Jeff Dowler, CRS ,

I can certainly see living near an ocean is a big draw. I just spent Thanksgiving in San Diego and it was beautiful and the weather perfect! Eating brunch in DelMar on the water was delighful...could have stayed there all day! If you are interested in Cardiff by the Sea then by all means a call to you will result in a new home!

Dec 04, 2021 05:26 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thank you Endre Barath, Jr.  It's a pretty cool little town.

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog  - the views and proximity to the beach definitely are a draw, and a big influence on price!


Dec 04, 2021 04:24 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Wayne Martin 

Cardiff appeals to a lot of people, but not all. Inventory, or lack of, is a big issue. Great views from many homes on the hills!


Dec 04, 2021 04:26 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thank you kindly Brian England  Much appreciated.

Dorie Dillard Austin TX  Yep, we had great weather for Thankgiving - rather summer-like. Glad you enjoyed it!


Dec 04, 2021 04:28 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Cardiff-by-the-Sea home buyers and sellers are sure to value your real estate market report, Jeff.

Dec 04, 2021 06:59 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thank you for the kind words Myrl Jeffcoat  Much appreciated.


Dec 05, 2021 09:39 AM