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    Tulare County Housing Market Sees Decrease in Median Sale Price

    ByNuala Hafner

    Nov 20, 2023
    Tulare County Housing Market Sees Decrease in Median Sale Price

    Newly released data for August reveals a decline in median sale prices for potential buyers and sellers in Tulare County. According to an analysis of data from Realtor.com, the median home sold for $330,000, down 4.1% from the previous month’s median sale price of $344,000. This means that August experienced a decrease in housing prices compared to July.

    It’s worth noting that the median home sale price in August 2022 remained consistent at $330,000. However, it’s important to understand that the data from Realtor.com relies on real estate deeds and thus has a delay of a few months, which can result in less up-to-date information. Additionally, the statistics provided do not include currently-listed homes for sale and cannot be directly compared to listings data.

    Focusing specifically on single-family homes, the median selling price in Tulare County was $330,000 in August, showing a decline of 3.8% from the previous month’s median of $343,000. In terms of sales volume, the number of recorded sales in Tulare County dropped significantly, decreasing by 67% from 382 in August 2022 to 126 in August this year. The total value of residential home sales in Tulare County amounted to $44.7 million.

    In comparison to the broader housing market in California, Tulare County experienced a different trend. While the state witnessed a 6.1% increase in median home prices, reaching $748,725 in August, Tulare County saw a decline. It’s crucial to consider the regional variations within the housing market.

    Despite these fluctuations, the sale prices of single-family homes across California increased by 6.9%, with a median price of $764,615 in August. Similarly, the sale price of condominiums and townhomes across the state rose by 0.7%, reaching $690,000.

    Understanding the nuances of the housing market requires looking beyond average sale prices. The use of median sale prices offers a more accurate view of market conditions by eliminating the potential skew caused by extremely high or low sales.