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Where Are the “Spillover Markets” in California?

Where Are The Spillover Markets In California

It is clear going into 2021 that the last year reshaped house-hunting patterns while driving a whole lot of buying activity.  The notable take-away when examining the areas of greater activity is that much of the action is taking place in locations close to larger metro regions, but with lower prices.  These have been dubbed, “Spillover Markets”, and have changed the looks of the status-quo.

According to realtor.com, several cities in California have made the “hot list” of smaller markets recording remarkable growth this past year:


Stockton                                 37                                                              $480,000

Vallejo                                     27                                                              $525,000

Sacramento                            36                                                              $599,000

Yuba City                                 53                                                              $445,000

Modesto                                  43                                                              $459,000

Fresno                                      38                                                              $365,000


This trend has created a dearth of homes for sale because of the buyers flooding in from the Bay Area armed with extra cash.  One expert estimated that at least 60% of the buyers are out-of-towners.  Not surprising when you look at the median listing prices above and compare them with San Francisco’s of around $1million.

If you need to move fast on your purchase in one of these “spillover markets” or anywhere else in California, give Sun Pacific Mortgage a call at 707-523-2099 to see how we can get you out of your metro home and into a quieter more peaceful home in the suburbs.  Our private money loan programs can be quite beneficial to making this happen.

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