Is Santa Cruz, CA a buyer’s or seller’s market?

Housing Market Conditions



Gauge showing Santa Cruz is a seller's market


Difference Since August 2021

Since last year, Santa Cruz has remained a Seller's Market.

Key Takeaway

Santa Cruz is a Sellers Housing Market, which means prices tend to be higher and homes sell faster.

How much do homes in Santa Cruz, CA cost?

Median Sold Price



Based on all homes sold in the last 12 months.

Difference Since August 2021


Key Takeaway

Homes in Santa Cruz have sold for 17.6% more than they did a year ago.

Median Sold Price By Bedroom Count

# BEDSAug 2021Aug 2022%
1 $500K$750K
2 $869.5K$1.0M
3 $1.2M$1.4M
4 $1.6M$1.8M
5+ $1.9M$2.0M

Median Sold Price Compared To Nearby Cities

Santa Cruz
West Santa Cruz

How many homes are available in Santa Cruz, CA?

Number of Homes For Sale

Jul 2022Aug 2022%

Homes For Sale By Bedroom Count

# BEDSJul 2022Aug 2022%
1 33
2 2527
3 3235
4 1317
5+ 77

Number of Homes Sold

Jul 2022Aug 2022%

Asking Price vs. Sold Price

10 Homes Were Sold
Under Asking

3 Homes Were Sold
At Asking

14 Homes Were Sold
Over Asking

Asking vs Sold - buyer

Key Takeaway

If you're buying a home in Santa Cruz, you could pay more than the asking price. 51.9% of homes here sold above asking price last month.

Average Sale Time

Aug 2021Aug 2022%
17 Days19 Days+14.7%

Breakdown of Home Sale Times

20 Homes Were Sold
Under 30 Days

7 Homes Were Sold
In 30 - 90 Days

0 Homes Were Sold
Over 90 Days

Breakdown of Home Sale Times

Key Takeaway

Many homes in Santa Cruz are selling fast, if you're buying plan to act quickly.

Housing Market Reports are calculated by Rocket Homes Real Estate and based on information from the MLS.

About Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz, CA has 89 homes on the market. The number of homes for sale in Santa Cruz, CA increased by 11.3% between July 2022 and August 2022. While the average time on the market in August 2022 was 19 days, the median list price was $1,323,750. Listing prices have changed in this real estate market between July 2022 and August 2022: prices of 1 bedroom properties went up by 50%, 2 bedrooms properties prices increased by 17.7%, 3 bedrooms properties prices increased by 22.1%, the cost of 4 bedrooms properties went up by 13.7%, prices of 5 bedrooms properties went up by 6%. This housing market inventory have changed: volume of 1 bedroom homes stayed the same, 2 bedrooms homes inventory increased by 8%, the quantity of 3 bedrooms homes went up by 9.4%, number of 4 bedrooms homes increased by 30.8%, volume of 5 bedrooms homes stayed the same. Santa Cruz, CA housing market in August 2022 saw over 14 listings sold above listed price, more than 3 sold at listed price and over 10 sold below.

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