Recently the Fed enacted its 10th rate hike in its battle against inflation. They hinted that it may be the last but reiterated that much depends on incoming data as uncertainty on the health of the banking system and the overall economy amounts. Despite recent challenges, the labor market remains solid and added more jobs than expected. However, fewer job openings suggest that the 2-year labor shortage is beginning to normalize. Total construction spending increased, though single-family outlays continued to weigh on residential spending, which dipped for the tenth month in a row. Fortunately, California’s population decline slowed last year as births stabilized, deaths decreased, and foreign immigration rebounded.
Mon May 15 2023
This week the median list price for a single family home in Pasadena, CA is $1,612,500 with the market action index hovering around 50. This is about the same as last month’s market action index of 50. Inventory has held steady at or around 82.
The market continues to get hotter. More sales demand and fewer homes listed have contributed to a relatively long run of increasing prices. Current supply and demand levels show no sign of prices changing from their current trend.
South Pasadena, CA
Mon May 15 2023
This week the median list price for a single family home in South Pasadena, CA is $1,974,500 with the market action index hovering around 60. This is less than last month’s market action index of 62. Inventory has increased to 12.
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, though the market is still in the Seller’s zone. 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.