Pasadena, CA Mon Oct 23 2023 This week the median list price for a single family home in Pasadena, CA is $1,674,500 with the market action index (MAI) hovering around 52. This is less than last month’s market action index of 53. Inventory has held steady at or around 90. The market has started cooling and prices have been flat for several weeks. Since we’re in the Seller’s zone, watch for changes in MAI. If the MAI resumes its climb, prices will likely follow suit. If the MAI drops consistently or falls into the Buyer’s zone, watch for downward pressure on prices....
Op-Ed written by Ron Wynn, Compass So Cal agent In the fast-paced and ever-changing world we live in, it’s easy to become complacent and comfortable with what we have. This is particularly true when it comes to our financial decisions, especially when it involves something as significant as an interest rate. Many individuals find themselves holding onto low-interest rates for dear life, afraid to let go and explore new opportunities. But what if this mindset is holding us back from truly living a full and exciting life? In this article, we will delve into the concept of being a prisoner to your interest rate and challenge you to reevaluate your priorities. The Rent-Controlled Apartment Dilemma: Let’s start by examining the example of individuals who have lived in rent-controlled apartments in New York for several decades. While it may seem like an advantageous situation on the surface, there’s a deeper question to consider: Have they missed out on other experiences and opportunities by holding onto their rent-controlled status? While their friends and peers moved around, exploring different neighborhoods, raising families, and building equity through real estate investments, those clinging to their rent-controlled apartments may have limited themselves in terms of personal growth and financial gains. The 3% Interest Rate Trap: Similarly, many individuals today find themselves trapped by low-interest rates on their mortgages or other loans. While a 3% interest rate is indeed attractive and worth preserving, it’s essential to recognize the potential trade-offs. By fixating solely on keeping that low rate, individuals may miss out on life-changing opportunities, such as pursuing new career paths, starting their own businesses, or...
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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