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Monday Market Stats

Monday Market Stats

Pasadena, CA Mon Feb 26 2024 This week the median list price for a single family home in Pasadena, CA is $1,678,500 with the market action index hovering around 49. This is less than last month’s market action index of 51. Inventory has held steady at or around 76. The market has been cooling over time and prices have recently flattened. Despite the consistent decrease in Market Action Index (MAI), we’re in a Seller’s Market (where significant demand leaves little inventory available). If the MAI begins to climb, prices will likely follow suit. If the MAI drops consistently or falls into the Buyer’s zone, watch for downward pressure on...

Monday Market Stats.. a day late!

In January 2024, California’s real estate market showed promising signs of improvement, with both housing supply and buyer demand on the rise. Although the market may encounter challenges in the upcoming months due to fluctuating mortgage rates, there is optimism surrounding the lending environment for the year. It is anticipated that rates will become more favorable as inflation stabilizes in the second quarter, potentially leading to a surge in sales during the spring homebuying season as pent-up demand is unleashed. Pasadena, CA Tue Feb 20 2024 This week the median list price for a single family home in Pasadena, CA is $1,735,000 with the market action index (MAI) hovering around 51. This is about the same as last month’s market action index of 51. Inventory has held steady at or around 70. In the last few weeks the market has achieved a relative stasis point in terms of sales to inventory. However, inventory is sufficiently low to keep us in the Seller’s Market zone so watch changes in the MAI. If the market heats up, prices are likely to resume an upward...

Monday Market Stats Feb 12

Pasadena, CA Mon Feb 12 2024 This week the median list price for a single family home in Pasadena, CA is $1,720,000 with the market action index hovering around 51. This is less than last month’s market action index of 52. Inventory has increased to 69. The Federal Reserve decided to keep interest rates steady at their recent meeting. They indicated that they will closely watch for signs of improving inflation before considering any cuts. However, better-than-expected employment figures for January caused 10-year Treasury prices to drop, leading to an increase in bond and mortgage rates last week. This suggests that the expected rate cuts may not happen as quickly as anticipated. Despite this, weekly pending sales numbers reveal that consumers are making the most of the recent rate relief we experienced last month. As we head into the spring home buying season, we could see a rise in closed sales in the coming...

2024 Housing Market Forecast

California Association of Realtors 2024 Housing Market Forecast California housing market will rebound in 2024 as mortgage rates ebb. Existing, single-family home sales are forecast to total 327,100 units in 2024, an increase of 22.9 percent from 2023’s projected pace of 266,200. California’s median home price is forecast to climb 6.2 percent to $860,300 in 2024, following a projected 1.5 percent decrease to $810,000 in 2023 from 2022’s $822,300. Housing affordability* is expected to remain flat at 17 percent next year from a projected 17 percent in 2023. LOS ANGELES (Sept. 20) – Slower economic growth and cooling inflation will bring down mortgage interest rates in 2024 and create a more favorable market environment to spur California home sales next year, according to a housing and economic forecast released by the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.). The baseline scenario of C.A.R.’s “2024 California Housing Market Forecast” sees an increase in existing single-family home sales of 22.9 percent next year to reach 327,100 units, up from the projected 2023 sales figure of 266,200. The 2023 figure is 22.2 percent lower compared with the pace of 342,000 homes sold in 2022. The California median home price is forecast to rise 6.2 percent to $860,300 in 2024, following a projected 1.5 percent dip to $810,000 in 2023 from $822,300 in 2022. A persistent housing shortage and a competitive housing market will continue to put upward pressure on home prices next year. “2024 will be a better year for the California housing market for both buyers and sellers as mortgage interest rates are expected to decline next year,” said C.A.R. President Jennifer Branchini, a...

Monday Market Stats Feb 5

The economic data from last week illustrates the consistent outperformance of the U.S. economy, defying earlier gloomy forecasts of slower growth in 2023. Despite the upward pressure on mortgage rates due to the stronger economy, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage remains below 7%, maintaining its position since early December. This has contributed to a revitalization of the housing market, with pending sales increasing for the first time since rates hit bottom in early 2021. However, the resurgence in housing demand has not been met with an equivalent increase in supply, leading to heightened competition in the California market once again. Sellers are less inclined to reduce prices, resulting in a continued upward trend in the median price that began last summer. Pasadena, CA Mon Feb 05 2024 This week the median list price for a single family home in Pasadena, CA is $1,749,000 with the market action index hovering around 51. This is less than last month’s market action index of 53. Inventory has increased to 73. Home prices have recently flattened. Despite the consistent decrease in Market Action Index (MAI), we’re in a Seller’s Market (where significant demand leaves little inventory available). If the MAI begins to climb, prices will likely follow suit. If the MAI drops consistently or falls into the Buyer’s zone, watch for downward pressure on...

Monday Market Stats Jan 29 2024

In 2023, the housing market faced challenges due to low supply and high borrowing costs. However, with easing inflation and a soft economic outlook, interest rate cuts are expected in 2024, which could lead to a housing market recovery. As rates declined to a 7-month low, Americans are feeling more positive, and an increase in market activity is anticipated. Home prices are expected to continue rising due to tight supply, with a mid-single-digit year-over-year growth rate in the statewide median price projected for early 2024. Pasadena, CA Mon Jan 29 2024 This week the median list price for a single family home in Pasadena, CA is $1,699,000 with the market action index hovering around 51. This is less than last month’s market action index of 53. Inventory has increased to 75. Despite the consistent decrease in Market Action Index (MAI), we’re in a Seller’s Market (where significant demand leaves little inventory available). If the MAI begins to climb, prices will likely follow...