Carlsbad Real Estate News and Views: What’s My Rancho Santa Fe Home Worth? Market Report for February 2018

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What’s My Rancho Santa Fe Home Worth? Market Report for February 2018

What’s the Value of My Rancho Santa Fe Home?

Rancho Santa Fe Real Estate Home Sales for August 2018


Rancho Santa Fe Country ClubIt’s important for buyers and sellers in the Rancho Santa Fe real estate market to have up to date information about the current local market conditions to be able to make informed decisions about Rancho Santa Fe homes for sale whether buying, selling or investing. 


The Rancho Santa Fe housing market is the most expensive community, on average, in San Diego County, with large estates, gated communities, and luxury and equestrian properties on expansive lots measured in acres. Indeed, 1 of the more expensive listings in San Diego County, at $28,000,000, is in RSF.



 Rancho Santa Fe - Luxury Home Buyer's Paradise in San Diego


Here is a summary of the Rancho Santa Fe housing market for August 2018 based on information from the MLS (private sales are not included). These data are deemed reliable at the time of this report but are not guaranteed. 



  •         Sales of detached homes for August rose by 35% to 35 sales compared to last month. There were 2 attached home sales in August, the same as in July. 51% of the transactions were cash, compared to 39% in July.
  •         The average sales price of the detached homes sold was $2,590,732, up by 24% from the July average sales price (in large part due to the sale of 4 homes at over $5M that raised the average). The average sales price of the attached homes was $1,021,347, down 13%. The median sales price for detached homes was $2,700,000 (up 28%).
  •         Average marketing time for the detached homes was 117 days compared to 82 in July, and 81 days for the attached homes compared to 58 last month.
  •         The detached homes sold, on average, for 91% of asking price, with 2 selling at or above asking price.
  •         As of the end of August there were 2 homes in the Rancho Santa Fe real estate market with a Contingent status (i.e., typically these are short sale and REO homes that have offers being reviewed by the lenders) compared to 1 last month.


As of the end of August 2018 there were 239 Rancho Santa Fe homes for sale (97% of these are detached single family homes), the same as last month. This represents an inventory of 3 months for attached homes (up from 2.6 months last month) and 7.9 months for detached homes at the current rate of sales (based on a 6-month period), down from 10.2 months last month.


Rancho Saanta Fe homes at Cielo


The high end market continues to shift in Rancho Santa Fe, and is a market that still favors buyers for detached single family homes, luxury properties and estates, but is a very strong seller’s market for buyers of attached homes (condos and town homes) due to very limited inventory.


The number of Rancho Santa Fe homes coming on the market in August (45) was up 12% from last month. In contrast the number of homes going pending in August, 15 (excluding those that closed escrow), however, decreased, by 46%, from July pendings!


Data are based on MLS information for homes that went under contract in the last couple of months or sold in August. If you would like more details about the Rancho Santa Fe real estate market with regard to current activity as well as the specific areas such as Fairbanks Ranch and the Covenant, please call me at (760) 840-1360. 


I am happy to discuss your housing needs and budget, and help you develop a strategy to buy your new Rancho Santa Fe home in 2018, or to sell your current home.


And if you wish to sell your Rancho Santa Fe home we should discuss your plans and timing, a free market analysis, and create a strategy to get your home sold in the time frame that works for you!





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Comment balloon 1 commentJeff Dowler, CRS • September 11 2018 06:55PM


HI Jeff Dowler, CRS - Rancho Santa Fe is such a beautiful area and clients need your help to make the most of their real estate transaction.

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 2 months ago