REAL ESTATE: Luxury home sales jump nearly 40%,

Home in Blackhawk leads January sales $3,375,000

East Bay luxury home sales jumped nearly 40% in February as the high-end housing market continued its strong performance, according to a new report by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

The figures are based on Multiple Listing Service data of all homes sold for more than $1 million last month in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

A total of 116 luxury homes sold last month, up 39.7% from 83 transactions in February 2013. High-end sales were also up 28.9% from January's 90 transactions.

Meanwhile, the median sale price of a luxury home in February was $1,226,750, down 8.8% from a year ago when the median stood at $1,345,000 and down 7.4% from the previous month.

Other market metrics were encouraging last month. There were 11 sales of more than $2 million, up from 10 at the same time last year and nine the previous month. Homes also sold faster on average and sellers received a greater percentage of their asking price than the month before and year ago.

Some key findings from this month's Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage luxury report:

The most expensive sale in the East Bay last month was a five-bedroom, seven-bath approximately 7,500-square-foot home in Blackhawk that sold for $3,375,000;

Danville boasted the most luxury sales with 14, followed by Oakland and Fremont with 11 each, Alamo with 10, and Berkeley and Blackhawk with eight each;

Homes sold in an average of 42.1 days on the market, down from 43.1 days a year ago and 46.5 days the previous month;

Sellers received an average of 102% of their asking price, up from 101% a year ago and 100% the previous month.

The luxury housing market report is a monthly report by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, which has nine East Bay offices serving Pleasanton, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Danville, Fremont, Oakland, Piedmont, Orinda and Walnut Creek.


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Posted by Richard Goh
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 23, 2014 at 8:23 pm

Good news for all real estate agents. It seems that selling homes is still great while contracdicting to this report.

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