The San Mateo County Real Estate Market Proves Resilient!

According to a recent article in Palo Alto Online, San Mateo only Bay Area county to see increased sales activity compared to 2022. The article notes that “San Mateo was the only county in the region whose sales increased both year-over-year (3.4%) and month-over-month (14.8%).” Comparatively, the California Association of REALTORS (CAR) notes “sales of single-family homes in the state during June were down 4.1% on a monthly basis compared to May and down 19.7% compared to the same time last year.”

This extends to the value of rental properties, too. Rumana was recently quoted in an SF Chronicle article discussing the desirability of Foster City because of its proximity to San Francisco to the north and San Jose to the south, and because of its safety, good schools, and community neighborhood feel.

In fact, Foster City, is the most expensive rental market in the Bay Area, according to the latest Apartment List data as of June 2023. Foster City’s median rent for a two-bedroom unit was $3,770 as of this June — nearly $1,200 higher than San Francisco’s, according to the data. And it’s over $1,700 more than Berkeley’s. The city’s median rent has been above $3,000 since at least 2017, meaning it’s consistently been one of the most expensive places to rent in the Bay Area for six years or more.

San Mateo County Monthly Market Report

CityMedian Sale Price, July 2022Median Sale Price, July 2023% Change
Foster City$2,275,000$2,300,0001.10%
Menlo Park$3,970,000$2,675,000-32.62%
Portola Valley$3,325,000$3,807,50014.51%
Redwood City$2,000,000$2,300,00015.00%
Redwood Shores$1,880,000No Sales
San Bruno$1,401,944$1,430,0002.00%
San Carlos$2,350,000$2,000,708-14.86%
San Mateo$1,950,000$1,975,0001.28%
South San Francisco$1,310,000$1,225,000-6.49%

City of San Mateo Monthly Market Report

Neighborhood/DistrictMedian Sale Price, July 2022Median Sale Price, July 2023% Change
19th Avenue Park / Sunnybrae$1,875,000$1,769,000-5.65%
Baywood Park Etc.$2,300,000$2,412,5004.89%
Baywood/Parrott Park$2,937,500$2,808,000-4.41%
Beresford Manor Etc.$2,200,000No Sales
Bowie Estate Etc.$1,237,500No Sales
Hayward Park$2,018,000$2,000,000-0.89%
Homestead / Husing Subdivision$1,960,000$2,312,50017.98%
Laurelwood Etc.$2,475,000$2,650,0007.07%
Park Western Subdivision/Hillsdale$2,932,000No Sales
San Mateo Knolls/ Laurel Creek Farm$1,585,000$2,037,50028.55%
San Mateo Terrace Etc.$2,275,000$2,255,000-0.88%
San Mateo Village/Glendale Village$1,650,000$1,378,800-16.44%
The Highlands / Ticonderoga$3,025,000$2,221,000-26.58%
Westwood Knolls Etc.$1,725,000$1,875,0008.70%

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This post was written by Rumana Jabeen

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