Berkeley sells the most residences around inquiring price tag in the country, report finds

Residences providing for in excess of list selling price have been widespread in the Bay Location due to the fact pre-pandemic moments. But residences advertising routinely for $1 million about asking or extra is a new phenomenon, in particular for the East Bay. 

A new report from Realtor.com reveals that one East Bay metropolis sells the most residences for over inquiring value in the state. Berkeley, with an ordinary raise about asking of 19%, took the major spot, showcasing just how well-liked the university city became amid the San Francisco exodus.

The serious estate website appeared at revenue in approximately 1,500 U.S. towns in the course of the initially a few months of 2021, evaluating the last income price with the previous-known list cost to determine the listing. 


One particular Berkeley home produced national information in March when it bought for double its listing value and gained 29 delivers. “People are not shocked when a dwelling goes $1 million in excess of,” Josh Dickinson, the founder of authentic estate agency Zip Code East Bay, explained to SFGATE in May well. “When my clientele see a household for $1.9 million they are nearly conditioned to think it’ll go above $3 million in Piedmont or North Berkeley.” 

Overbidding was most typical in Alameda County when in contrast with all Bay Area counties in the past year, with the percentage of households offering for more than record selling price achieving 85%, according to data from Compass. Alameda County home sales have climbed in 2021, up 20% when as opposed to the same time time period very last year, with the median price tag in Berkeley sitting down at $1.2 million.

Redfin serious estate agent Ena Everett instructed SFGATE in May well that the East Bay sector has always been fast paced, but it is gotten much additional aggressive in the past 12 months. “In Oakland and Berkeley … people today could be expecting households to go 20% above inquiring on a rather frequent foundation,” she explained. “Now that the offer is a good deal scaled-down, in its place of 20% more than, it can be widespread to see residences go for 10 to 40% about inquiring or far more.”

Montclair, New Jersey, a suburb of Manhattan, had the second-optimum over inquiring selling price in the place, with an normal of 14% more than listing selling price. Champaign, Illinois, the dwelling of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, observed an regular maximize more than inquiring of 13%. 

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