Carlsbad Real Estate News and Views: What’s my San Marcos Home Worth? San Marcos Market Report June 2020

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What’s my San Marcos Home Worth? San Marcos Market Report June 2020

What’s the Value of my San Marcos Home?

San Marcos Home Sales for June 2020


San Elijo Hills Town CenterThe 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 June 2020 there were 97 homes sold in San Marcos’ 2 zip codes (92069 and 92078), 80% more home sales than last month, a trend seen in some other communities like Carlsbad. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity:

Detached Homes Sold
67 (up 81%), 31 Days on Market, Average Sales Price $813,333 (up 10%), Average sale 99% of original asking price

Attached Homes (condos, town homes) Sold
30 (up 76%), 28 Days on Market, Average Sales Price $464,931 (up 1%), Average sale 99% of original asking price


Overall sales volume in June was substantially higher than last month, with big increases in sales for both styles of homes. The average sales price increased for detached single family homes and attached homes, the latter only slightly. The average time on the market was about the same for detached homes and attached homes, but still about 1 month.


10% of the transactions were for cash, vs. 19% last month. While buyers negotiated sales prices on average by 1% off original price, over half of the San Marcos home buyers, 51%, paid full price or more for their new homes, a good indication of the competition and multiple offers! The median sales price of detached homes was $710,000 (down 2%) and $480,716 (higher by 11%) for attached homes/condos/townhomes.


There were 10 San Marcos homes for sale at the end of June with a Contingent status, versus 4 last month. 1 is a court approval and the rest are first right of refusals. These homes are included in the overall Active statistics below.                                                                                                                                                                                        


The San Marcos real estate market inventory declined from last month by 9%, with 112 homes for sale. This represents an inventory of only 1.7 months for attached homes (up from 1.9 months last month) and 1.3 months for detached single family homes (the same as 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, especially for detached homes, even during the pandemic.


In June 2020 we saw 139 homes come on the market, a substantial increase by 11% compared to new listing for last month, despite the pandemic. The number of homes going pending also increased significantly, by 34%, to 126 pendings (excluding the homes that closed in June), a busy month.


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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 June. 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 to 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 in 2020.


And if you are considering selling your San Marcos home, 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.


We can talk about the specific recommendations in place, and new procedures due to the pandemic that impact showings and sales in our area. I’m happy to answer any questions you have about what these procedures means when buying or selling a home.





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Comment balloon 8 commentsJeff Dowler, CRS • July 18 2020 05:42AM


Great market information.  Thanks for sharing and happy Sunday to you!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) 2 months ago

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS - Look likes a strong market with the demand for detacted greater.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 2 months ago

Good morning, Jeff Dowler, CRS to find out what your San Marcos home is worth in today's market, call Jeff.... he has all of the answers to any question you have...

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired ) 2 months ago

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS, this is great information. Those looking to sell or buy a home in San Marcos must contact you and work with one of the best.  

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) 2 months ago

San Marcos home buyers and sellers are sure to value your real estate market report, Jeff!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 2 months ago

Thank you Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®  Hope all is well!

The San Marcos housing market has been pretty strong for some time Grant Schneider 

I appreciate the kind words Barbara Todaro 

Hi Beth Atalay  Thank you kindly!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) 2 months ago

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat 

Thanks for stopping by. I'm hoping it IS valuable information for buyers and sellers!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) 2 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) about 2 months ago