February Market Trends

Hot Real Estate Market Enters March Like a Lion…Will It Continue?

The strong 2017 local real estate market continued during February. In most areas, the number of homes sold, number of homes sold over asking price, and amount paid over asking price were all up from January – indicating home prices are rising. Will the hot market continue in March and April? It’s all about the inventory! March and April are consistently the months when most homes come to market each year. I will be watching closely to determine if current demand is strong enough to absorb the additional inventory as it comes to market. My belief (as predicted in January) is that demand will keep the number of homes available for sale low, and that the strong market and rising prices will continue at least until the summer.

A beautiful spring with lots of flowers is coming soon- get out and enjoy it!


In the charts below, you’ll find 15 years of data for annual market activity and median sales price for Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Menlo Park and Mountain View. You can’t find this level of historical data all in one place anywhere else, so if you have any questions or wish to get more info about your community, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Los Altos Median Price

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