So Cal Re Market Report/ Buyer, Seller & Investor Tips
So Cal Market Beat
Buyer, Seller & Investor Tips
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 0.27%. The exceptions were Orange & San Diego Counties with respective decrease of 2.85% & 0.84%.
New listings in the region showed downward trend with an average decrease of 2.34%. The exception was San Bernardino County with increase of 3.66%.
New listings were 12.90% of total active inventory and older listings were at 14.80% of the active listings.
Coming soon inventory changed the trend from last week and went up by 6.71%.
Closed listings changed the trend from last week and went up by an average of 30.50% in So Cal.
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I would like to share with you a few effective practices and ideas that have helped my own company get our listings sold, and hopefully these tips can help you, too—whether you need to revive a stale listing, or you need to convince a new seller why they need to list with you.
How Much Do First-Time Homebuyers Really Need To Earn To Purchase a Starter Home Across the Country?
The reason: Affordable starter homes, those essential first purchases in a typically lifelong journey of homeownership and building security and wealth, are vanishing across the U.S. like summertime cicadas. And these entry-level homes that do hit the market are now often priced out of the reach of the people who need them the most.
It’s a problem that has been gathering steam for some time. Classic starter homes began going up in earnest across the country after World War II, giving young Americans without much equity the ability to own property. Builders made these abodes smaller without as many high-end amenities to keep them more affordable for first-time buyers. But in recent years, they’ve shifted to erecting larger, more profitable homes as land, materials, and governmental costs have driven up prices. Many starters have been torn down so larger homes can go up in their stead. And investors have bid up the prices on those that remain.
To be sure, savings account rates have increased, but they are lagging the pace set by the Federal Reserve — as well as the hikes witnessed in other interest-based products, like mortgages and credit card rates, which have both surged this year.
The average brick-and-mortar savings accounts paid a scant 0.13%, according to Bankrate’s September 21 weekly survey of institutions. By comparison, mortgage lenders are now charging above 6%, a level not seen since 2008, while credit cards are charging an average of 21.59% APRs for new cards, two percentage points higher than at the start of the year, according to LendingTree.