Napa County Real Estate – 2021 Begins

Our January report focused mostly on 2020’s annual statistics. This report will put most of its attention on quarterly and monthly indicators, which better illustrate changes occurring as 2020 progressed: pre-pandemic to initial pandemic crash through the subsequent market recovery. Napa County, of course, was also impacted by the terrible fires in late summer, and […]

Napa County Real Estate in 2020

Pandemic, shelter in place, mass unemployment, terrible financial hardships for many households and small businesses, new ways of working, office buildings empty, people move to less densely populated areas, dreadful fires, an anxious presidential election, interest rates to historic lows, stock markets to new highs, IPO mania breaks out again, vaccines begin to arrive – […]

Napa County Real Estate December 2020 Report

Though Covid-19 upended many normal seasonal trends this year, and then the fires added their impacts, the market did begin its typical “holiday season” slowdown in November – however activity remained well above levels of last year. It is unknown how the latest pandemic circumstances may affect the market in December, which is usually by […]

Napa County Real Estate Prices & Market Conditions November 2020 Report

The long-term median sales price chart below is similar to those for counties around the Bay Area – a significant spike in median house prices since the pandemic struck in early spring. As mentioned before, recent jumps in median house prices have been driven not only by appreciation in fair market values, but by large […]

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 […]

Napa Real Estate September 2020 Market Report

In the context of the terrible fires we’ve seen in recent weeks, a real estate report may seem trivial, but we have clients still trying to make buying and selling decisions, and we feel it remains our job to try to deliver straightforward data on the market. The first chart: Comparing the second week of […]

Napa Real Estate August 2020 Market Report

Because the county does not have that many sales in any given month and its range of sales prices is so wide, Napa’s monthly median sales price is prone to anomalous fluctuations. Which is why we prefer the 6-month rolling average used in the chart below. However, for what it is worth, the Napa County […]

Napa County Real Estate Market Rebounds Dramatically July 2020 Report

Despite the ongoing health and economic crisis precipitated by COVID-19, the Napa County real estate market staged a remarkable recovery from the steep year-over-year declines in March and April. Demand for high-end homes, in particular, has been very strong across the Wine Country and, indeed, the Bay Area as a whole. More affluent buyers – […]

Napa County Real Estate Spring 2020 Report

Supply & demand statistics, sales and values by city, the luxury home market, and the dwindling effects of COVID-19 June 2020 Depending on the statistic, analyses will reflect Napa County alone or the combined markets of Napa and Sonoma Counties. Generally speaking, market activity – as measured by the number of listings going into contract […]

Napa Real Estate Market Begins to Bounce Back

Shelter-in-place caused steep drops in activity across the board in what is typically the beginning of the busy spring and summer selling seasons. However, though still well below normal levels, activity has been picking up since bottoming out in late March/early April, and will presumably continue to do so with the easing of both shelter-in-place […]