Davis Housing Market Report-Fourth Quarter 2016

Overall Market

The Davis housing market in the fourth quarter saw fewer sales. However home values were up and homes sold at a quicker pace compared to the same quarter a year ago.

  • One hundred thirteen (113) homes (detached, half-plex, and condos) sold in the fourth quarter which is a 6% decrease from the same quarter a year ago.
  • Average home value increased two percent to $639,500 from the same quarter a year ago.
  • Average square foot price increased two percent to $340 in the fourth quarter from $333 in the fourth quarter of 2015.
  • Homes were on the market an average of 38 days which is a 10 percent decrease from the fourth quarter of 2015.
  • Sixty-five percent of homes sold below list price compared to 35% that sold over list price.
Davis Q4 2015 Q4 2016 % Change
Number of solds 120 113 -6%
List price $644,000 $667,300 4%
Sold price $626,000 $639,500 2%
Days on market 42 38 -10%
SP/ OLP 99.3% 98.5% -1%
Price per Square foot $333 $340 2%
% Sold below list price 66% 65% -2%
% Sold at or over list price 34% 35% 4%
SP=Sold Price, OLP=Original List Price

By Area

  • North Davis had the most sales with 28 followed by South, East, West and Central Davis.
  • South Davis had the highest average sale price of $725,000 followed by Central, North, East and West Davis.
  • Homes sold the quickest in Central Davis followed by West, East, South, and North Davis.
  • Homes in Central Davis on average sold at value, while all other areas of Davis sold on average at a one to two percent discount.
  • More than half of the sales in Central Davis were at or list price or above list price.
  • Central Davis was the hottest area for home sales when considering the high sale to list price ratio and how quickly homes sold in the area.

By Type

Over 83% of home sales were detached home, 11% were condos and six percent were half-plexes. The average sale price for detached homes was $688,000. Half-plexes sold for on average $445,000 and condos on average sold for $340,000. Half-plexes sold the quickest followed by detached homes and condos.

Average Home Sold in Q4

The average home sold in Davis in the fourth quarter had 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,921 square feet of living space, was 35 years of age and was situated on a 7,058 square foot lot.

Average home characteristics
Size (SQF) 1,921
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Lot size (SQF) 7,058
Age 35

By Price Range

Sales in Davis ranged from $229,000 for a condo in North Davis to $1.7 million for a single family detached home in South Davis.

  • Over fifty percent of sales were between $400,000 and $699,000.
  • The hottest price range was $400,000 and $499,999. There were 20 sales and the average days on market was less than three weeks.
  • Homes priced between $900,000 and $999,999 sat on the market for over two months.


A majority of home buyers took out a mortgage to purchase their home in the fourth quarter.

  • Approximately 70% of the homes purchased were made with conventional financing.
  • Cash sales made up only 24% of sales.
  • FHA and VA made up 3% of sales.

First Quarter 2017 Forecast

For the first quarter we are forecasting sold prices to increase; day on market to decrease; number of sales to increase; inventory to increase and interest rates to remain flat.

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