Biggest Discounts July Update

Let’s check in on our stats once again and find out where buyers are currently getting the biggest discounts off asking price. If you are a potential buyer, this will help you to know which neighborhoods may be softer in terms of sale price discounts off list price, and help you know where to look for potential bargains.

In the charts below, we have taken all sales data from last month in the Sacramento area and sorted it by zip code. We calculated the overall difference between the sale price and the list price. Note that this reflects the final list price, after all price drops in the listing. Any areas with fewer than ten sales are excluded from the top and bottom ten rankings, but interested readers may download the full data summary in Excel format (xls).

Here are the top ten areas with the largest overall discount:

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The overall discount rate dropped slightly from May to June, moving from 1.7% to 1.3%. 95603 (Auburn) retained the #1 spot from last month, although the discount rate there dropped from 7.8% to 6.7%.

Here are the ten areas with the smallest discounts:

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Of the 53 areas we ranked, 18 came in in with an average sale price above the average list price.

Here’s an added bonus. The following chart shows the top ten areas with the largest overall discount from the original list price, instead of the final list price:

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95841 (between I-80 and American River College) shot from #22 all the way up to #1 with buyers getting an average of 22% off the original list price (based on 17 sales).

Is the area you’re shopping not on either the top 10 or bottom 10? No problem, just download the full rankings in Excel format and hit the “FullSummary” sheet.

Of the 2,563 sales we tracked in the 1-month period, 194 homes (8%) sold for 10% or more off the asking price, while 222 homes sold for 10% or more above the asking price.