March 2017 State of Market in Ruby Hill, Pleasanton

Active – As of March 31st, 2017  there were 9 active properties ranging from $1,379,000-$3,749,000.

Pending – 5 Properties ranging from $1,379,888-$2,399,000

Total Closed in March – 5 Properties from $1,936,000-$3,150,000

Overview of Ruby Hill Real Estate

Median Listing Price $2.4 M

Price per Sq Ft $497

Median Closing Price $2.3 M

The median home value in 94566 is $1,077,400. 94566 home values have gone up 4.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.5% within the next year. The median list price per square foot in 94566 is $495. The median price of homes currently listed in 94566 is $1,198,000

Ruby Hill Real Estate Market Trends Resized

Pending Home Sales Leap 5.5% in February

WASHINGTON (March 29, 2017) — Pending home sales rebounded sharply in February to their highest level in nearly a year and second-highest level in over a decade, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions saw a notable hike in contract activity last month

Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, says February’s convincing bump in pending sales is proof that demand is rising with spring on the doorstep. “Buyers came back in force last month as a modest, seasonal uptick in listings were enough to fuel an increase in contract signings throughout the country,” he said. “The stock market’s continued rise and steady hiring in most markets is spurring significant interest in buying, as well as the expectation from some households that delaying their home search may mean paying higher interest rates later this year.”

Added Yun, “Last month being the warmest February in decades also played a role in kick-starting prospective buyers’ house hunt.”

Looking ahead to the busy spring months, Yun expects to see continued ebbs and flows in activity as new supply struggles to replace listings that are going under contract at a very quick pace. This is especially the case at the lower- and mid-market price ranges, where choices are minimal and prices are being bid higher by multiple offers.

“The homes most buyers are in the market for are unfortunately the most difficult to find and ultimately buy,” said Yun. “The country’s healthy labor market is translating to greater job security, but affordability is not improving because home prices in some areas are still outpacing incomes by three times or more because of tight supply. How much new and existing inventory there is on the market this spring will determine if sales can reach their full potential and finally start reversing the nation’s low homeownership rate.”

Existing-home sales are forecast to be around 5.57 million this year, an increase of 2.3 percent from 2016 (5.45 million). The national median existing-home price this year is expected to increase around 4 percent. In 2016, existing sales increased 3.8 percent and prices rose 5.1 percent.

The index in the West increased 3.1 percent in February to 97.5, but is still 0.2 percent higher than a year ago.

If you need to know more about Ruby Hill Real Estate, please feel free to reach out to me and I would be happy to help answer all your questions. If you are looking to sell, Meena Gujral can save you Thousands in commission.

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This information has been compiled from the CAR, NAR website, Realtor.com, Redfin, MLS Data, Zillow, Bay East Association of Realtors, Helpusellachievers.com

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February 2017 State of Market in Ruby Hill, Pleasanton

Active – As of March 1st, 2017  there were 9 active properties ranging from $1,379,000-$3,398,000.

Pending – 6 Properties ranging from $1,379,888-$3,395,000

Total Closed in February – 5 Properties from $1,349,000-$3,770,000

Overview of Ruby Hill Real Estate

Median Listing Price $2.6 M

Price per Sq Ft $491

Median Closing Price $2.61 M

The median home value in 94566 is $1,071,100. 94566 home values have gone up 4.5% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 0.9% within the next year. The median list price per square foot in 94566 is $494. The median price of homes currently listed in 94566 is $1,039,000.Monthly market activity

New Reality? Buyers Face Fewer Choices

Daily Real Estate News | Thursday, February 23, 2017

Many markets are seeing so few new listings that they may not be able to meet the strong buyer demand heading into real estate’s traditionally busiest season. Listings are down more than 7 percent compared to a year ago across the country, according to the latest data by the National Association of REALTORS®.

Where Homes Are Selling the Fastest

Realtor.com® inventory data shows the following metro areas had listings that stayed on the market the shortest amount of time in January:

  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif.: 43 days
  • San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, Calif.: 47 days
  • San Diego-Carlsbad, Calif.: 55 days
  • Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Wash.: 57 days
  • Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, Tenn.: 58 days
  • Vallejo-Fairfield, Calif.: 58 days
  • Greeley, Colo.: 58 days

Source: National Association of REALTORS®

“Competition is likely to heat up even more heading into the spring for house hunters looking for homes in the lower- and mid-market price range,” says Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist.

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If you need to know more about Ruby Hill Real Estate or Homes for sale in Ruby Hill Pleasanton, please feel free to reach out to me and I would be happy to help answer all your questions. If you are looking to sell, I can save you Thousands in commission.

This information has been compiled from the CAR, NAR website, Realtor.com, Redfin, MLS Data, Zillow, Bay East Association of Realtors, Helpusellachievers.com

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Ruby Hill Resident and Home Owner

925-425-9491

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http://www.helpusellachievers.com

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March 2015 Pending Home Sales

Pending Home Sales Increase in March for Third Consecutive Month

Pending home sales in March continued their recent momentum, rising for the third straight month and remaining at their highest level since June 2013, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, climbed 1.1 percent to 108.6 in March from an upward revision of 107.4 in February and is now 11.1 percent above March 2014 (97.7). The index has now increased year-over-year for seven consecutive months and is at its highest level since June 2013 (109.4).

Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, says contract signings picked up in March as more buyers than usual entered this year’s competitive spring market. “Demand appears to be stronger in several parts of the country, especially in metro areas that have seen solid job gains and firmer economic growth over the past year,” he said. “While contract activity being up convincingly compared to a year ago is certainly good news, the increased number of traditional buyers who appear to be replacing investors paying in cash is even better news1. It indicates this year’s activity is being driven by more long-term homeowners.”

Yun expects a gradual improvement in home sales in the months ahead but says insufficient supply and accelerating prices could be a drawback to sales reaching their full potential.

“Demand in many markets is far exceeding supply, and properties in March sold at a faster rate than any month since last summer2,” he said. “This in turn has pushed home prices to unhealthy levels — nearly four or more times above the pace of wage growth in some parts of the country. Simply put, housing inventory for new and existing homes needs to improve measurably to improve affordability.”

Is it the right time to buy a home in Ruby Hill, Pleasanton, California?

Ruby Hill home

Ruby Hill home prices too have made an adjustment just as all of California. For example, homes that were selling for $2.5 Million are now selling less than 2 million. Interest rates are still very low. I would say it is a great time to buy in Ruby Hill.

As of July 7, 2009, there were 36 active listings in Ruby Hills. What that means is that buyers have a huge selection of homes ranging from $969,000-$10,000,000.

The Real Estate activity has always been good in Ruby Hill, Pleasanton. There are 6 pending listings and 17 homes have closed escrow since January 1, 2009. These numbers may not seem to be too high, however upper end properties have a limited pool of buyers, therefore they take longer to sell.

The sold numbers were about the same from January- July 2008 and from July-December 2008. In other words, the activity in Ruby Hill has been the same for a long time in spite of the market conditions. There were only 2 short sales and 2 REO (foreclosure) properties in the last six months.

Ask yourself these questions:

Would buying a home in Ruby Hill mean stretching your financial limits? Will you still have enough left over for unexpected emergencies? What can you afford comfortably?

When pre qualifying you for a loan, lenders look for three main areas: income and expenses, credit score, down payment including closing costs.

As a general rule, your credit score should be above 700 to get a good interest rate on a conventional loan in Ruby Hill. You should also be looking at having at least 30% for a down payment.

As far as financial benefits of homeownership in Ruby Hill are concerned, tax advantages are one of the biggest financial benefits of homeownership. As a general rule, most homeowners can deduct most or all of their interest payments on their home loan, property taxes and loan points, but check with your tax advisor to be sure. As you know Ruby Hill has so much to offer with the exclusive estate homes, the beautiful Golf Course, the club house, best Pleasanton schools, the Pleasanton and Livermore wineries and close proximity to downtown and major freeways.

Now you tell me…. Is it the right time for You?

If there is anything you need to know about Ruby Hill or Pleasanton you can reach me at 510-279-9580. You can also go to my website at http://www.helpusellachievers.com

Meena Gujral

Help-U-Sell Achievers Realty

510-279-9580 / 925-425-9491