Recent Sales (Over, Under or At ask)

October 22, 2009

As I mention in my article on volume, more activity puts pressure on prices. As you can see in the table below, the number of transactions where the property is selling for more than the asking price, is sharply up from earlier this year, where even for single family homes, under 20% of transactions were yeilding a sales price over asking. We’re at a whopping 54% of single family home transactions closed in the last two weeks coming in over asking price.  To see more about earlier in the year, click see “Have we found the Floor?” from July 31, 2009

Last 2 weeks’ home sales in SF:   
 Over AskUnder AskAt AskTotal 
% of sales54%28%18% 
% of sales24%58%18% 
2-4 Unit Buildings29112
% of sales17%75%8% 
% of sales37%45%17%