Napa County Real Estate October 2020 Report

Our hearts go out to so many of our friends and neighbors grievously affected by these terrible fires, and our gratitude is too deep for words to those fighting the fires and assisting those needing help. We continue to issue market reports during these times of such difficulty simply because there are still people who have to make decisions regarding the purchase and sale of homes.

The table below compares Q3 statistics across 5 years.

Median sales prices can rise because of increases in fair market value – i.e. buyers are paying more money for the same home (supply and demand) – and/or because buyers are purchasing larger, more expensive houses, often in more expensive communities. Both dynamics are currently at play, but it is certain that affluent and very affluent buyers have made up a dramatically increasing percentage of the demand in Napa County and most other Bay Area markets.

The average size of Napa County houses sold in Q3 2020 increased about 10% on a year-over-year basis.

Long-Term Trends in Median House Sales Price
through YTD 2020

Annual percentage changes in median house sales price: The 2020 YTD percentage will almost certainly change, one way or another, by the time full-year sales data is in.

Luxury Home Sales by Quarter 

Median House Sales Price Trends by City 

Selected Supply & Demand Indicators 

Mortgage Interest Rates 

In September, we also updated our semi-annual Survey of Bay Area Markets.