Marin County sales are up 14%
November 27, 2013Pacific Union has written several stories recently about the surprising strength of the Bay Area’s real estate markets in the normally slow autumn months. Our optimism is confirmed by the latest sales figures from the California Association of Realtors, which show that Bay Area home sales rose 13 percent from September to October – in marked contrast with the statewide average, which fell 3 percent for single-family homes.
San Francisco and San Mateo counties posted the highest sales gains, both up 30 percent in a month’s time.
Alameda and Solano counties also saw robust sales, both up 24 percent, followed by MarinCounty (up 14 percent), Sonoma County (up 9 percent),and Santa Clara County (up 2 percent). Sales were down 4 percent in Contra CostaCounty and 2 percent in Napa County.
Comparing October sales data with year-ago figures also shows the Bay Area’s resiliency: While statewide October sales dropped 11 percent from 2012 to 2013, they held steady (up 0.1 percent) in the Bay Area.
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