Berkeley sells the most homes over asking price in the country, report finds

 Berkeley sells the most homes over asking price in the country, report finds

Homes selling for over list price have been common in the Bay Area since pre-pandemic times. But houses selling routinely for $1 million over asking or more is a new phenomenon, especially for the East Bay. 

A new report from Realtor.com shows that one East Bay city sells the most homes for over asking price in the country. Berkeley, with an average increase over asking of 19%, took the top spot, showcasing just how popular the university town became amid the San Francisco exodus.

The real estate website looked at sales in nearly 1,500 U.S. cities during the first three months of 2021, comparing the final sales price with the last-known list price to calculate the list. 


One Berkeley home made national news in March when it sold for double its list price and received 29 offers. “People are not surprised when a home goes $1 million over,” Josh…

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