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By Marcy Moyer | Agent in Palo Alto, CA

Santa Clara County Short Sale Update 2013

Santa Clara Short Sale

If you are looking for a short sale home in Santa Clara County don't hold your breath. The number of short sales in Santa Clara County have plummeted in 2013. Here are the numbers:

Short Sale Single Family Homes:

Active listings: 25

Pending sales: 394

Closed Escrow in 2013  436

Total single family homes in Santa Clara County

Active listings: 1215

Pending Sales: 1665

Closed escrows in 2012:  4982

 The percentage of single family homes that are short sales are:

Active listings: 2 Percent

Pending Sales: 23 Percent

Closed Sales: 8.7 Percent

Short Sale Condos/Townhomes

Active listings: 13

Pending sales: 161

Closed sales in 2013: 242

Total Townhome Sales in 2013

Active listings: 384

Pending Sales: 673

Closed Sales 2013

Percentage of townhomes that are short sales

Active listings 3.4%

Pending sales: 24%

Closed sales in 2013: 12%

Total Sold Short Sales in 2013: 678

Total Sold Short Sales in the last 6 months of 2012: 1871

What do these numbers tell us? Short sales are down, by a lot. There are less than half the number of short sale homes sold in the first six months of 2013 compared to the second six months of 2012. Additionally there are fewer active and pending listings by percentage compared to closed sales in 2013. This leads me to believe there will be even fewer closed sales in the second half of 2013.

Prices have increased dramatically in Santa Clara County. In many cities we are back to values seen at the peak in early 2008. With these higher values owners can sell if they can not afford the payments, or take advantage of the historically low interest rates and refinance. Short sales are no longer needed for most home owners.

So if you are looking for a bargain in Santa Clara County it is probably a good idea to look for homes other than short sales. It is unlikely this decrease in short sale homes in Santa Clara County is going to change in the near future.

If you have any questions about short sales or any other type of sale in Santa Clara County please feel free to contact me.

Marcy Moyer

Keller Williams Realty



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