Santa Clara County's October First-Time Homebuyer Report

With a 6.0% increase over the last 10 years, the population of Santa Clara County is growing about even with other parts of the state. Also, with 1,781,642 residents, it is the sixth-most populated county in California. Its three largest cities are San Jose, Sunnyvale, and Santa Clara. Santa Clara County is made up of homes that are considered relatively old with a median of 37 years. The top schools in the county are Escondido Elementary School, John F. Kennedy Middle School, and Saratoga High School.

Price Range

Santa Clara County has some of the more expensive homes in the state with a median home value of $557,800 and a current average list price of $1,001,912. The Santa Clara County market hit a low point, with a record low 1,200 homes sold in the last 30 days. Sales showed a 4.5% drop from the prior period, returning to a low not seen since April.

Out of all the listings in Santa Clara County, these have been viewed the most. So be sure to see what all the fuss is about with these fabulous homes.

$599K   $665K   $2.2M  

Typical Dwelling

A three-bedroom detached home valued around $1,081,554 is considered a typical dwelling in Santa Clara County. If a buyer was looking for a similar home, they would need good credit and a $216,311 cash down payment to get a mortgage with a 3.95% interest rate. The monthly payments would be $3,893 and the property tax rate is $5.62 per $1,000 of taxable assessed value.

Get started right now by checking out Santa Clara County homes for sale or reviewing Santa Clara County real estate trends.


Data reported through 10/13/2016

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