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...
Economic data released last week showed that the U.S. economy is losing momentum as the lagged effects of monetary policy tightening slow growth as intended. Retail sales and Inflation posted its second-straight monthly decline. However, prices remain elevated for core goods and services which will likely push the Fed to hike rates at their May meeting one last time by another 25 basis points. Consumers adjusted their expectations around inflation and although still relatively pessimistic overall, their long-term sentiment remains stable. Californians will continue to face inventory challenge besides in 2023, as fewer REALTORS® are listing properties ahead of the usual spring home buying season. Pasadena, CA Mon Apr 17 2023 This week the median list price for Pasadena, CA is $1,650,000 with the market action index hovering around 49. This is an increase over last month’s market action index of 47. Inventory has decreased to 81. The market has been strong for several consecutive weeks. Reflecting these inventory conditions, with the MAI in the Seller’s zone, it is not surprising that prices have recently resumed their climb. Los Angeles, CA Mon Apr 17 2023 This week the median list price for Los Angeles, CA is $1,499,999 with the market action index hovering around 42. This is an increase over last month’s market action index of 40. Inventory has decreased to 1,033. 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...
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