So Cal Re Market Report/ Buyer, Seller & Investor Tips

So Cal Re Market Report/ Buyer, Seller & Investor Tips

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MAI     $/sqft       Median                 Avg. DOM

MAI     $/sqft       Median                 Avg. DOM


65       $524    $1,054,500              30

59      $516       $817,450           29


53       $568      $1,224,999             47

60      $589       $654,000          19


56       $274      $624,849              35

29      $326      $476,603          12

MAI: Market Action Index. MAI of 30 represents a balanced market between buyers and sellers. Over 30 indicates a seller market and below 30 is a buyer market.

Avg. DOM:  Average days on the market


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5 Week Trends

In So Cal, there was overall upward trend in inventory with average increase of 0.70%. There were no exceptions in the region.

New listings in the region showed downward trend with an average decrease of 6.95 %. There were no exceptions in the region.

New listings were 14.51% of total active inventory and older listings were at 8.65% of the active listings.

Coming soon inventory changed the trend from last week and went down by 2.99%.

Closed listings changed the trend from last week and went up by an average of 5.55% in So Cal.

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And the pandemic didn’t help, bringing in a wave of new buyers in the early days snapping up available inventory, and later supply chain issues and labor shortages made it even more difficult for builders to meet the demand for new homes. As a result, home sellers have seen unprecedented benefits and profits—they have been the group in the driver’s seat.

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Even though inventory is increasing this year as the market moderates, supply is still low. The graph below helps tell the story of why there still aren’t enough homes on the market today. It uses data from the Census to show the number of single-family homes that were built in this country going all the way back to the 1970s.

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