Santa Barbara County Home Prices & Values

$502,600 Zillow Home Value Index What's This?  
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  • 10.9% 1-year change
  • 6.4% 1-year forecast

The median home value in Santa Barbara County is $502,600. Santa Barbara County home values have gone up 10.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.4% within the next year. The median list price per square foot in Santa Barbara County is $429, which is the same as the Santa Barbara Metro average of $429. The median price of homes currently listed in Santa Barbara County is $700,000 while the median price of homes that sold is $424,500. The median rent price in Santa Barbara County is $1,595, which is the same as the Santa Barbara Metro median of $1,595.

Foreclosures will be a factor impacting home values in the next several years. In Santa Barbara County 2.6 homes are foreclosed (per 10,000). This is the same as the Santa Barbara Metro value of 2.6 and also lower than the national value of 4.3

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 Santa Barbara County is 4.6%, which is lower than the national value of 7.2%. 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 Santa Barbara County homeowners underwater on their mortgage is 19.3%, which is the same as Santa Barbara Metro at 19.3%.

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Santa Barbara County Market Overview

Data through Jun 30, 2014
  • $502,600 ZHVI
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    (Jun 30, 2015)
  • $700,000 Median listing price
  • $424,500 Median sale price
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Santa Barbara County Market Health

Data through Jun 30, 2014
  • 7.8/10 Very healthy What's This?  
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    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.

  • 69 Average of days on Zillow (May 31, 2014)
  • 19.3% Homes with negative equity (18.8% US Avg) (Mar 31, 2014)
  • 4.6% Delinquent on mortgage (7.2% US Avg) (Mar 31, 2014)

Homes foreclosed (per 10,000)

2.6 homes Santa Barbara County
2.6 homes Santa Barbara Metro
4.3 homes United States
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Cities in Santa Barbara County

Name Median ZHVI Name Median ZHVI Name Median ZHVI
Mission Canyon $1,127,600 Santa Barbara $912,800 Goleta $728,400
Santa Ynez $654,000 Solvang $608,400 Los Alamos $444,800
Buellton $444,400 Santa Maria $290,200 Lompoc $242,400

Listings & Sales

Data through Jun 30, 2014
  • $429 Median list price / sq ft
  • $276 Median sale price / sq ft
  • 24.5% Listings with price cut
14.7%
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Santa Barbara County Rentals

Data through Jun 30, 2014
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$2,053 Santa Barbara County
$2,053 Santa Barbara Metro
$1,310 United States
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    (Jun 30, 2013)
  • $1,595 Rent list price
  • No data Rent list price / sq ft
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