The U.S. economy survived the first half of 2023 without going into a recession, as consumers turned out to be more resilient than most economists expected. Despite going through high inflation rates, banking crisis, and debt ceiling issues in the first six months of the year, consumers remain upbeat, and their confidence recovered somewhat in recent weeks. The housing market, on the other hand, has continued to encounter headwinds since late 2022, as rates stayed elevated and housing supply remained tight. With an increase in home building activity at the national level, we could see some slight improvement in market conditions in the U.S., but tight inventory will likely remain the norm in California in the second half of the year until rates start coming down meaningfully.
Mon Jul 10 2023
This week the median list price for a single family home in Pasadena, CA is $1,495,000 with the market action index hovering around 53. This is an increase over last month’s market action index of 52. Inventory has decreased to 83.
Home sales continue to outstrip supply and the Market Action Index has been moving higher for several weeks. This is a Seller’s market so watch for upward pricing pressure in the near future if the trend continues.
South Pasadena, CA
Mon Jul 10 2023
This week the median list price for a single family home in South Pasadena, CA is $1,773,500 with the market action index hovering around 50. This is less than last month’s market action index of 55. Inventory has increased to 18.
The market has been cooling off a bit in recent weeks, as more homes are available and demand is less. We’re already seeing prices move lower as a result. Expect this trend to continue especially if the index falls to the Buyer’s zone. Watch for a persistent up-turn in Market Action to signal prices rising again.