Carlsbad Real Estate News and Views: What’s my San Marcos Home Worth? San Marcos Home Sales July 2018

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What’s my San Marcos Home Worth? San Marcos Home Sales July 2018

What’s the Value of my San Marcos Home?

San Marcos Market Report for July 2018


San Elijo Hills town center in San MarcosThe San Marcos real estate market continues to shift. These data do not include private sales or manufactured housing; the data are derived from the MLS and are believed to be accurate at the time this report was published, but are not guaranteed.


Having details about local market conditions benefits you as a buyer or seller so you can make informed decisions about buying and selling San Marcos homes for sale.



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In July 2018 there were 122 homes sold in San Marcos’ 2 zip codes (92069 and 92078), 2 more sales than last month. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity.



122 (up 2%), 23 Days on Market, Ave. Sales Price $651,112 (down 1%), Ave. sale 99% of asking price

Detached Homes Sold
88 (up 4%), 24 Days on Market, Ave. Sales Price $718,551 (down 3%), Ave. sale 99% of asking price

Attached Homes (condos, town homes) Sold
34 (down 3%), 21 Days on Market, Ave. Sales Price $476,564 (up 3%), Ave. sale 99% of asking price


Overall sales volume in July increased by 2 sales, up 2%, from June. Average time on market shifted down slightly for both detached and attached homes, and remains below 1 month.


10% of the transactions were for cash, compared to 15% last month. Buyers negotiated their asking prices on average by 1%, but 43% of the homes sold at or above asking price! The median sales price of detached homes was $694,820 (no change) and $490,750 (down 2%) for attached homes/condos/town homes.


There were 3 San Marcos homes for sale at the end of July with a Contingent status (2% of the total) compared to 6 last month. Typically these are homes with offers awaiting approval from short sale and REO lenders, but 2 of the 3 are first right of refusals based on contingent offers. These homes are included in the overall Active statistics since they are still considered active until the approvals are obtained (be aware that these may have multiple offers in place; some are not being shown nor accepting more offers).


The San Marcos real estate market inventory decreased modestly by 4% from June to 192. This represents an inventory of 1.5 months for attached homes (down from 2.1 months last month) and 1.7 months for detached (down from 1.8 month last month) based on the current rate of sales over the last 3 months. The San Marcos real estate market remains a very strong seller’s market given the buyer demand and current inventory.


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In July 2018 we saw 152 homes come on the market, a slight decrease in new listings by 1% from last month. The number of homes going pending in July also decreased, but only by 1, to 95 pendings.


This overview of the San Marcos real estate market is based on information provided by the MLS for homes that went under contract in the last month of so and closed in July. I can provide more details regarding current activity, within the specific zip codes of San Marcos (92078 and 92069), or on certain neighborhoods of interest including San Elijo Hills, Twin Oaks, Lake San Marcos, or Santa Fe Hills.


Please call me at (760) 840-1360 so we can discuss your specific housing needs and any questions you have so we can make a plan to get you into a new home in San Marcos soon.


And if you are considering selling your home in San Marcos, let’s get together to review the current market conditions, the value of your property, and discuss a strategy to make your sale happen.





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Comment balloon 2 commentsJeff Dowler, CRS • August 10 2018 11:42PM


Good day 

Thank you for sharing your information with us 

Have a great day.


Posted by Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker (Harry Norman, REALTORS® ) 2 months ago

You always provide good information about your housing market. Thank you for sharing 

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 2 months ago