We analyze several housing market indicators in order to present an in-depth breakdown of Berkeley Ca Homes for Sale Market comparing December 2008 to December 2009.
Summary of Key Points
Berkeley Ca Homes for Sale market suffered a decrease in home prices however that acted as an incentive for buyers leading to a significant increase in home sales
Median Sales Price (-8.23%), Median Days on Market (-26.86%), and Number of Units Sold (30.77%)
Big Picture: Out of 20 cities analyzed in the East Bay, Berkeley was one of 12 cities that saw a decrease in median home prices and Berkeley buyers used that to their advantage snapping up 30.77% more homes in Dec 09
Berkeley Ca Homes for Sale
The city of Berkeley experienced an 8.23% drop in median sales price from last year going down from $751,333 (Dec. 08) to $689,505 (Dec. 09). In the city of Berkeley’s case, the decrease in median sales price spurred a dramatic reduction in median days on market and a comparable increase in number of units sold. Median days on market for a house in the city of Berkeley for December 08 was 43 days compared to 31 days in December 09 and number of units sold have increased from 39 units in Dec 08 to 51 units in Dec 09. It is apparent that the $60,000 drop in home prices caused a ripple in the Berkeley housing market. The drop in prices was enough to cut median days on market by 26.86% and alternatively drove up sales 30.77% by attracting home buyers with lower prices. A similar trend as Berkeley can be seen when analyzing home data for neighboring cities Walnut Creek and Castro Valley. Walnut Creek ca homes for sale saw their median prices slashed by almost 20% but like Berkeley, that in turn caused a drop in median days on market (23.08%) and an increase in number of units sold (5.26%). Same for Castro Valley ca homes for sale – drop in median home prices (8.01%) however a decrease in median days on market (46.08%) coupled with an increase in the number of units sold (26.32%).