California Housing Market Forecast 2018
With the economy expected to continue growing, housing demand should remain strong and incrementally boost California’s housing market in 2018, though a shortage of available homes for sale and affordability constraints will be a challenge, according to the 2018 California Housing Market Forecast, released by California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.).
“Solid job growth and favorable interest rates will drive a strong demand for housing next year,” said C.A.R. President Geoff McIntosh. “However, a persistent shortage of homes for sale and increasing home prices will dictate the market as housing affordability diminishes for buyers struggling to get into the market.”
- The forecast sees a modest gain in existing single-family home sales of 1.0% next year, up slightly from the projected sales figure of 421,900 units for 2017. The 2017 figure is 1.3% higher compared to 2016.
- The average for 30-year, fixed mortgage interest rates will increase slightly to 4.3% in 2018, up from 4.0% in 2017 and 3.6% in 2016, but still will remain low by historical standards.
- The California median home price is forecast to increase 4.2% to $561,000 in 2018, following a projected 7.2% increase in 2017 to $538,500.
All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Taken from CAR.org 10/17/17
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Southern California July 2016 Home Sales Volume Dips, however-
Median Sale Price Steady Month to Month and Up Year Over Year (*Median Price 7-15/7-16)
The typical mortgage payment that Southern California home buyers committed to in July 2016 was $1,662, down slightly from $1,683 in July 2015. Adjusted for inflation, the July 2016 payment was 43.6% below the $2,946 in July of 2007.
Cash Buyers accounted for 19.6% of July 2016 home sales. That is the lowest level for any month since October 2008. Cash sales peaked in February 2013 at 37.5% of the market. The monthly average for cash buyers since 1988 is about 16%.
Absentee buyers (investors and second home purchasers) bought 19.9% of South land homes sold in July 2016. The peak was 32.2% in February 2013. The monthly average for absentee buyers since 1988 is about 18.0%.
The median price paid for all Southern California homes sold in July 2016 was $465,000. That was the highest for any month since August 2007 when it was $500,000.
Home Sales of $500,000 or more accounted for 45% of all sales in July 2016, up from 40.6 in July 2015. The July share of homes selling for $500,000 or more was the highest for any month since the credit crunch hit in August 2007 when the $500,000-plus share was 49.4%.
*Median Price=half more/half less. * All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. For tax, ownership or investment advice we suggest you contact an attorney or certified public accountant. Taken from CoreLogic.com
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April Home Sales and Price Report
Statewide median home price climbs,
breaking $500,000 for first time in nine years!
April’s statewide median home price was $509,100, up 5.3% from March and 5.1% from April 2015.
C.A.R.’s Unsold Inventory Index, which indicates the number of months needed to sell the supply of houses currently on the market at the current sales rate, slipped to 3.5 months. A 6-to-7 month supply is considered typical in a normal market.
According to C.A.R.’s sales to list price ratio, tight inventories appear to be driving final sold prices closer to listing prices, with sales prices rising to 99.3% of listing prices statewide.
The median number of days it took to sell a single-family home fell in April to 27.7 days, compared to 29.9 days in March.
Taken from CAR.org 5-18-16 All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. For tax, investment or ownership advice we suggest you contact an attorney or certified public accountant.
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