Why Now May Be the Best Time To Buy Real Estate in Several Years

“Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.”  Warren Buffett Based on a detailed review of the South Bay Real Estate Market,  I believe we are coming into a window of buying opportunities that we have not seen in several years.  The three key indicators that support my belief include the following: Days on Market have increased nearly 40% from a year prior; Months...

Palos Verdes – It’s for the Birds!

Palos Verdes is much loved for the natural beauty and being an oasis in the middle of LA’s metropolitan area.  It’s where over 200 species of birds can be seen throughout the year.  Some stay for just a short visit while others too call PV home.  I’ve always enjoyed seeing and listening to our local birds, but it wasn’t until about 4 years ago when my now 13 year old son became immersed in bird...

March 2024 South Bay Real Estate Update – EGBOK

EGBOK Does anyone remember this saying? "Everything's Gonna Be OK" was coined by the "Ken and Bob Company" morning radio program on KABC-AM Los Angeles, California (on the air from 1973–1990). I tell my kids this when they are stressed about something, and it applies to today in many ways as well. Sure, there are some scary things out there, but the world has been through worse. In terms of Real Estate,...

2024 Market Forecast: Palos Verdes

2024 Palos Verdes Market Forecast Real estate prices are expected to rise 2-4% but huge gains are unlikely due to challenges with housing affordability to all but the very top end of the market Sales volume is expected to continue to remain below normal levels, but improve compared to 2023 Owners looking to “right-size” will continue to seek one level homes  Millennial demand is not...

2024: A Balancing Act (and 2023 PV market recap)

Happy 2024!  I hope the year so far is off to a good start and you are excited for things to come.  I am grateful to get to call PV home, and am reminded daily of why this is such a special place to raise a family.  I was recently chatting with several parents while attending my son’s soccer game at PVIS in Lunada Bay.  Besides being a fantastic school, while standing at the field we had amazing...

December South Bay Real Estate Update: Mortgage Rate Relief, Inventory Remains Constrained

December 2023 South Bay Market Update Mortgage Rate Relief, Inventory Remains Constrained Resilient.  If asked to describe the South Bay real estate market in one word, it would be Resilient.  Despite attention grabbing headlines of doom and market busts, the local real estate market has faired well for 2023.  It hasn't been a year of price growth, but considering we have endured the highest...

Summer South Bay Half-Time Market Report and 2nd Half Outlook

Hopefully you have had a chance to relax or have plans in the works for a vacation or some time off before school and schedules return to normal.  As for our family, we have a little road trip up the coast and some camping scheduled and I can’t wait to pack up the Sprinter Van and hit the open road.  For those that will be in town, I have included my favorite things to do in the South Bay during the...

Q: “How’s the Market?”  A: “It is still a seller’s market!”

June 2023 Market Update So far, 2023 has not brought the collapse in real estate values in the South Bay that many buyers were hoping for, and some economists even suggested.  Instead, buyers have adjusted to the higher interest rates and are letting life changes dictate their need to buy or sell real estate.  As we start summer, Inventory is hovering around 60% of pre-Covid seasonal levels...

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