Home Values

San Mateo 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

$887,600

  • 8.7% 1-year change
  • 3.0% 1-year forecast

The median home value in San Mateo County is $887,600. San Mateo County home values have gone up 8.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.0% within the next year. The median list price per square foot in San Mateo County is $620, which is higher than the San Francisco Metro average of $404. The median price of homes currently listed in San Mateo County is $898,000 while the median price of homes that sold is $850,100. The median rent price in San Mateo County is $2,950, which is higher than the San Francisco Metro median of $2,750.

Foreclosures will be a factor impacting home values in the next several years. In San Mateo County 0.6 homes are foreclosed (per 10,000). This is lower than the San Francisco Metro value of 1.5 and also lower than the national value of 4.2

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 San Mateo County is 4.4%, which is lower than the national value of 6.4%. 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 San Mateo County homeowners underwater on their mortgage is 4.1%, which is lower than San Francisco Metro at 7.3%.

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San Mateo County Market Overview

Data through Nov 30, 2014
  • $887,600 ZHVI
  • 3.0% 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
    (Nov 30, 2015)
  • $898,000 Median listing price
  • $850,100 Median sale price
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San Mateo County Market Health

Data through Nov 30, 2014
  • 8.9/10 Very 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.
  • 43 Average days on Zillow (Oct 31, 2014)
  • 4.1% Homes with negative equity (16.9% US Avg) (Sep 30, 2014)
  • 4.4% Delinquent on mortgage (6.4% US Avg) (Sep 30, 2014)

Homes foreclosed (per 10,000)

0.6 homes San Mateo County
1.5 homes San Francisco Metro
4.2 homes United States
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Cities in San Mateo County

Name Median ZHVI
Atherton $4,612,800
Woodside $3,558,800
Portola Valley $3,439,700
Name Median ZHVI
Emerald Lake Hills $1,657,500
Highlands-Baywood Park $1,439,800
San Carlos $1,323,900
Name Median ZHVI
Belmont $1,213,700
Half Moon Bay $909,000
San Mateo $899,600

Listings & Sales

Data through Nov 30, 2014
  • $620 Median list price / sq ft
  • $618 Median sale price / sq ft
  • No data Listings with price cut
6.5%
Sold below listing
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San Mateo County Rentals

Data through Nov 30, 2014
  • Zillow Rent Index

  • $3,531 San Mateo County
    $3,011 San Francisco Metro
    $1,342 United States

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

  • 2.0 Breakeven horizon
    The breakeven horizon is the number of years after which buying is more financially advantageous than renting. Learn more
    (Jun 30, 2014)
  • $2,950 Rent list price
  • $2.88 Rent list price / sq ft
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