In Santa Clara from Jan 1, 2012 until June 30, 2012 there were:
97 closed short sales
47 closed bank owned homes
Total sales during this time period were 491
Total % Short Sales: 19.8%
Total % REO Sales: 9.6%
Total Percentage Santa Clara Distressed Properties: 29.4%
29.4% of all Santa Clara sales being distressed is enough to have an effect on the overall market. However, as inventory is still so low, unless these homes are truly physically distressed, which is more common with bank owned homes at this level, most homes will not sell for much less than fair market value. There are twice as many short sales as foreclosures in this time period which is what we are seeing in many other cities.
If you have any questions about short sales or foreclosures in Santa Clara County please feel free to contact me.