What is the price/sq.ft. in serrano and promontory area of El Dorado Hills?

Asked by Dave, Folsom, CA Wed Jan 9, 2008

How has the price/sq. ft. trended in Q4 of 2008 in serrano and promontory areas in El Dorado Hills?
Based on your experience and best estimation, how do you expect the pricing to trend in 2008?
I realize the outlook might be a personal opinion and differ widely. Housing is still believed to go down this year, but since real estate trends are local to the area/town, I'd like to get expert opinions from professionals local to El Dorado Hills.

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Realtor in El…, Agent, El Dorado Hills, CA
Mon Jul 30, 2012
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Jim Walker, Agent, Carmichael, CA
Sun Jan 13, 2008
Dave, Here are some statistics:

50 Promontory and Serrano Closed Sales July - September 2007

Median Price $613,.000 Median Square foot 3024 Median price per Square foot: $202

Average Price $771,896 Average Square foot 3370 Average price per Square foot: $229

39 Promontory and Serrano Closed Sales October - December 2007

Median Price $640,.000 Median Square foot 3177 Median price per Square foot: $201

Average Price $724.772 Average Square foot 3284 Average price per Square foot: $220

Statistically then the average price per square foot declined by $9 or 4% But the median price declined by less than 1%. from Q3 to Q4.

The number of closed sales also declined by 22% from Q3 to Q4. Some of that is probably seasonal.

The decline was a continuation of a trend that goes back to Q2 of 2005 which was the peak

63 Homes sold in Promontory and Serrano Closed Sales in Q2 , 2005 April through June

Median Price $705,.000 Median Square foot 2899 Median price per Square foot: $243

Average Price $817,930 Average Square foot 3104 Average price per Square foot: $263

The percentage decline was about 17% from the peak as measured by the median price per square foot.

The percentage decline was about 16% from the peak as measured by the average price per square foot.

Your observation about area trends has merit. El Dorado Hills declined, but not as badly as North Highlands, Del Paso Heights, North Sacramento, Meadowview (40%) Lincoln, Elk Grove, (30%).

I expect the reported statistics to continue to fall in the next two quarters; it may be smart to buy this winter or spring in order to catch the very bottom. Alternatively, waiting until summer or fall when historical recorded prices show increases can be reassuring.
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