Home Values

Contra Costa County Home Prices & Values

Zillow Home Value Index

The Zillow Home Value Index is the median Zestimate valuation for a given geographic area on a given day. Learn more

$468,700

  • 12.0% 1-year change
  • 4.3% 1-year forecast

The median home value in Contra Costa County is $468,700. Contra Costa County home values have gone up 12.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.3% within the next year. The median list price per square foot in Contra Costa County is $296, which is lower than the San Francisco Metro average of $409. The median price of homes currently listed in Contra Costa County is $495,000 while the median price of homes that sold is $472,375. The median rent price in Contra Costa County is $2,087, which is lower than the San Francisco Metro median of $2,795.

Foreclosures will be a factor impacting home values in the next several years. In Contra Costa County 1.6 homes are foreclosed (per 10,000). This is greater than the San Francisco Metro value of 1.1 and also lower than the national value of 4.0

Mortgage delinquency is the first step in the foreclosure process. This is when a homeowner fails to make a mortgage payment. The percent of delinquent mortgages in Contra Costa County is 5.8%, which is lower than the national value of 6.9%. With U.S. home values having fallen by more than 20% nationally from their peak in 2007 until their trough in late 2011, many homeowners are now underwater on their mortgages, meaning they owe more than their home is worth. The percent of Contra Costa County homeowners underwater on their mortgage is 12.9%, which is higher than San Francisco Metro at 8.2%.

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Contra Costa County Market Overview

Data through Sep 30, 2014
  • $468,700 ZHVI
  • 4.3% 1-yr forecast
    The Zillow Home Value Forecast is Zillow's prediction of what the Zillow Home Value Index will be one year from now. Learn more
    (Sep 30, 2015)
  • $495,000 Median listing price
  • $472,375 Median sale price
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Contra Costa County Market Health

Data through Sep 30, 2014
  • 6.6/10 Healthy
    The Market Health Index illustrates the current health of a region's housing market relative to other markets across the country. The Market Health Index is based on up to 10 metrics including those capturing the past and projected evolution of home values, the prevalence of foreclosures, foreclosure re-sales, negative equity and delinquency, as well as whether homes are currently selling faster or slower than in the past.
  • 50 Average days on Zillow (Aug 31, 2014)
  • 12.9% Homes with negative equity (17.0% US Avg) (Jun 30, 2014)
  • 5.8% Delinquent on mortgage (6.9% US Avg) (Jun 30, 2014)

Homes foreclosed (per 10,000)

1.6 homes Contra Costa County
1.1 homes San Francisco Metro
4 homes United States
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Cities in Contra Costa County

Name Median ZHVI
Alamo $1,447,800
Danville $1,044,600
San Ramon $850,000
Name Median ZHVI
Walnut Creek $700,900
Clayton $675,000
Pleasant Hill $599,100
Name Median ZHVI
Concord $447,900
Antioch $309,700
Pittsburg $291,500

Listings & Sales

Data through Sep 30, 2014
  • $296 Median list price / sq ft
  • $305 Median sale price / sq ft
  • 30.2% Listings with price cut
11.6%
Sold below listing
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Contra Costa County Rentals

Data through Sep 30, 2014
  • Zillow Rent Index

  • $2,285 Contra Costa County
    $2,958 San Francisco Metro
    $1,335 United States

    The Zillow Rent Index is the median Rent Zestimate valuation for a given geographic area on a given day. Learn more

  • 1.5 Breakeven horizon
    The breakeven horizon is the number of years after which buying is more financially advantageous than renting. Learn more
    (Jun 30, 2014)
  • $2,087 Rent list price
  • $1.60 Rent list price / sq ft
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