Carlsbad Real Estate News and Views: What’s my San Marcos Home Worth? San Marcos Homes Sales December 2019

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What’s my San Marcos Home Worth? San Marcos Homes Sales December 2019

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San Marcos Market Report for December 2019


San Elijo Hills town center in San Marcos CAThe San Marcos real estate market continues to change. 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 up-to-date 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 December 2019 there were 99 homes sold in San Marcos’ 2 zip codes (92069 and 92078), a 9% increase from last month, a trend we saw in other nearby communities. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity.


Detached Homes Sold
68 (up 6%), 43 Days on Market, Average Sales Price $720,687 (up 2%), Average sale 97% of original asking price

Attached Homes (condos, town homes) Sold
31 (up 15%), 38 Days on Market, Average Sales Price $467,165 (up 13%), Average sale 98% of original asking price


Overall sales volume in December was higher compared to last month, and for both detached and attached home sales. The average sales price rose slightly for detached single family homes but more significantly for attached homes. The average time on the market was longer for both types of housing.


13% of the transactions were for cash, about the same as last month. While buyers negotiated sales prices on average by 2 - 3% off original price, 30% of San Marcos home buyers paid full price or more for their new homes, a good indicator of competition and multiple offers! The median sales price of detached homes was $726,500 (up 8%) and $480,000 (up 17%) for attached homes/condos/townhomes.


There were 2 San Marcos homes for sale at the end of December with a Contingent status, versus 6 last month. Both are first right of refusals. These homes are included in the overall Active statistics.


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The San Marcos real estate market inventory decreased, again, by 32% from November to 99 listings, the 5th consecutive decline in inventory. This represents an inventory of less than 1 month for attached homes (down from 1.4 months last month) and only 1 month for detached single family homes (down from 1.5 months 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, based on the buyer demand and current inventory, and became even more competitive in December.


In December 2019 we saw 66 homes come on the market, 12% fewer than last month but not a surprise given the holidays. The number of homes going pending also decreased, by 22%, to 62 pendings (excluding homes that sold in December).


This overview of the San Marcos real estate market is based on data from the MLS for homes that went under contract in the last month or so and closed in December. I can provide more details regarding current activity, within the specific zip codes of San Marcos (92078 and 92069), or in neighborhoods that may interest you 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, timing, and budget, and any questions you have so we can create a strategy 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 so we can review the current market conditions, do a market and equity analysis, then discuss a strategy to make your sale happen quickly and for top dollar.





What’s My San Marcos Home Worth? San Marcos Real Estate Market Report November 2019


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Comment balloon 7 commentsJeff Dowler, CRS • January 12 2020 09:00PM


Good morning, Jeff Dowler, CRS those who live in San Marcos should appreciate the data you've provided here.... your research in always helpful to buyers and sellers who are thinking of jumping into the San Marcos real estate market.... now they realize you have a firm handle on that marketplace and should be calling you, Jeff Dowler, for guidance.

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired ) 9 months ago

Good morning Jeff. What is my San Carlos home worth? I can guess or call Jeff! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 9 months ago

Thank you kindly Barbara Todaro San Marcos has a lot of appeal due to location and more favorable pricing than along the coast.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) 9 months ago

Hi Wayne Martin 

Thank you, I appreciate that. Have a great week!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) 9 months ago

This is important real estate data for home buyers and sellers in San Marcos, Jeff.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 9 months ago

Thanks for the kind words Myrl Jeffcoat  The San Marcos housing market has become one of the more competive in terms of limited inventory. Prices have come up substantially since the recession.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) 9 months ago

Thanks for the update Jeff, all the best to you as you get many of these properties listed and sold.



Posted by Sally Crane, Woodland appraisal support. (WMS) 8 months ago