May 2019 Emeryville Real Estate Report: Rents & Home Prices Dip

Published On July 18, 2019 | By Nicole Gruen | In the Neighborhood, Real Estate

Both rents and home prices in Emeryville saw a decline in May. Real Estate sales were strong compared to May last year.

Median Rents Drop Slightly

Emeryville ranked as the seventh most expensive city to rent in May month dropping from the fifth spot in April. The price of one bedroom units fell 4.7% to a median of $2,830, while two bedrooms decreased 0.8% to $2,550. The full report can be read on Zumper.com.

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Emeryville Real Estate Market Numbers for May 2019

Emeryville Numbers May 2019

May Sales Volume: up 21% since May 2018

There were 17 May property sales, up 21.4% from the 14 sales in May of 2018. May 2019 sales were at their highest level compared to May of 2018 and 2017. May YTD sales of 59 are running 18.0% ahead of last year’s year-to-date sales of 50.

Median and Average Sales Price: Sharp Decline

The Median Sales Price in May was $560,000, down -9.7% from $620,000 in May of 2018 and down -18.4% from $686,000 last month. The Average Sales Price in May was $583,412, down -7.0% from $627,071 in May of 2018 and down -24.3% from $770,983 last month. May 2019 ASP was at a mid range compared to May of 2018 and 2017.

Inventory and MSI: Still a ‘Sellers’ Market

The Total Inventory of Properties available for sale as of May was 13, equal to 13 last month and down -27.8% from 18 in May of last year. May 2019 Inventory was at a mid range compared to May of 2018 and 2017.

A comparatively lower MSI is more beneficial for sellers while a higher MSI is better for buyers. The May 2019 MSI of 0.8 months was at a mid range compared with May of 2018 and 2017.

Market Time: Highest Compared to May 2017 and 2018

The average Days On Market(DOM) shows how many days the average Property is on the Market before it sells. An upward trend in DOM tends to indicate a move towards more of a Buyer’s market, a downward trend a move towards more of a Seller’s market. The DOM for May was 22, down -38.9% from 36 days last month and up 29.4% from 17 days in May of last year. The May 2019 DOM was at its highest level compared with May of 2018 and 2017.

Selling Price per Square Foot: Up Compared to April 2019

The Selling Price per Square Foot is a great indicator for the direction of Property values. Since Median Sales Price and Average Sales price can be impacted by the ‘mix’ of high or low end Properties in the market, the selling price per square foot is a more normalized indicator on the direction of Property values.

The May 2019 Selling Price per Square Foot of $657 was up 11.4% from $590 last month and down -3.0% from $677 in May of last year.

Based on information of EBRD MLS

Selling Price vs. Listing Price: Still a ‘Seller’s’ Market

The Selling Price vs. Listing Price reveals the average amount that Sellers are agreeing to come down from their list price. The lower the ratio is below 100% the more of a Buyer’s market exists, a ratio at or above 100% indicates more of a Seller’s market. The April 2019 Selling Price vs List Price of 106.4% was up from 101.5% last month and up from 106.0% in April of last year.

Based on information of EBRD MLS

This report prepared by Coldwell Realtor Nicole Gruen. For help buying or selling your property Email her, call her at (510) 585-4444 or click on the banner below to search local listings. All Data deemed accurate, but not guaranteed.

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About The Author

Born and raised in Germany, I moved to Emeryville (Hollis Corridor) in 2012 to escape the bad weather of San Francisco. Living on the greenbelt in one of Emeryville’s ‘painted ladies’, I take advantage of the walkability of the neighborhood and am known to stop dog owners to have lengthy petting sessions with their pooches. After a successful IT career and being burned by the stock market, I invested heavily in real estate. The transition to become a realtor seemed natural. I love helping buyers and sellers yield optimal results. Just as in IT, my goal is to stay in budget, scope and time and to leave my clients happy.

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