How is the real estate market doing in the Greater Sacramento Area? Let’s feel out one aspect of the market’s health today by looking at the level of distressed sales in multiple counties such as Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, El Dorado, San Joaquin and more. As you can see in the chart below, most counties in the Sacramento Region have a combined percentage of distressed sales (bank-owned and short sales) between 60-70%. Does it shock you to think that 6 to 7 out of every 10 sales are distressed? Data within a specific neighborhood or city may of course not reflect the trends listed in an overall given county (as in the clear case of the City of Davis in Yolo County), but the countywide panoramic picture is still important to keep in mind when keeping tabs on market health since regional or countywide trends can tend to impact smaller neighborhood markets over time.
What stands out to you about the figures below?