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2024 Housing Market Forecast

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 Jan 23

Despite a slight rise in inflation at the end of last year, the news headlines for 2024 have mostly been positive. Consumers are starting to believe that overall price growth is slowing, and there is stabilization in rates. Additionally, more homebuyers who were previously on the sidelines are returning to the market. These are encouraging signs that could jumpstart the housing market in the new year and potentially lead to a turnaround. If this positive sentiment persists and the upward momentum continues, we may witness a resurgence in market activity in the near future. Pasadena, CA Mon Jan 22 2024 This week the median list price for a single family home in Pasadena, CA is $1,595,000 with the market action index (MAI) hovering around 52. This is about the same as last month’s market action index of 52. Inventory has held steady at or around 70. The market remains in a relative stasis in terms of sales to inventory and prices have been relatively stable for a few weeks. 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...