A home for sale in Del Mar in April. Photo by Chris Jennewein

Home sales struggled in San Diego County last month because of a lack of supply amid continued high prices, according to a report Tuesday by the Greater San Diego Association of Realtors.

The Realtors said single-family home sales fell 7 percent in April compared to March, while condominium and townhome sales were down by 4 percent. Compared to April 2016, sales of existing homes were 13 percent lower.

The median price of a single-family home rose 4 percent in April to $599,350, while condos and townhomes held steady at $385,000. The year-over-year price increase for all property types was 7 percent.

“The trend seems to be more buyers than sellers,” the Realtors reported, noting that prices are going up while the number of days on the market continues to drop. In April, single-family homes were selling in an average of 29 days, while condos and townhomes closed in only 23 days.

“Although there is a mounting buyer competition this spring, buyer demand has not abated, nor is it expected to in the immediate future,” said Realtors President Bob Kevane. “While strong demand is generally considered a good problem to have, it creates an affordability issue for many buyers.”

In April, the zip codes in San Diego County with the most single-family home sales were:

  • 92028 — Fallbrook with 65
  • 92057 — Oceanside North with 58
  • 92127 — Rancho Bernardo West with 56
  • 92009 — Carlsbad Southeast with 50
  • 92065 — Ramona with 49

The most expensive property sold in the county last month was an 8,250-square-foot, 5-bedroom, 7-bath newly built estate in Rancho Santa Fe with a price $10.6 million.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.