Carol, Curt Abramson with Bailey Properties here. Aptos, particularly in the high end, has remained relatively stable in pricing. It's probably not realistic to expect prices to be increasing for a while, though. There is still high inventory in most areas, and few buyers. In Aptos, there are currently 18 homes at or above $1.4 million available, and only 1 that has gone into contract in the past 30 days.
Keep in mind that these higher-end homes will only attract a small percentage of the home-buying public, so you must expect more time on the market. However, these buyers often have the means to pay for what they want, and are willing to, when it becomes available.
You should probably give some thought to how committed to a sale you are. Prices will remain flat, at best, for quite some time. If you have good reasons to make a change, such as moving, downsizing, upsizing, etc. then by all means do so. If you will also be a buyer, remember that your purchasing dollar will also go farther. If your motivation is to make a profit on a property you've owned for a short time, it is unlikely you will meet your goal. In that case, you should either defer your plans for a few years, or change your expectations.
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Whatever your plans, good luck!