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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...

South Bay Real Estate Market Update: May 22, 2023

South Bay Real Estate Market Update: May 22, 2023Market Rating: Seller’s MarketOnce again it was a busy week for buyers and sellers in the South Bay. Closed sales held steady with more properties selling at or over the list price, while new escrows declined slightly. Inventory increased just a bit but overall we saw tight supplies across most neighborhoods. There were some big sales in the Manhattan...

Q1 2023 South Bay/Palos Verdes Market Update

Q1 2023 Market Update “The bottom line is the current supply of homes for sale is not meeting the buyer demand. People still need a place to live, and more people than ever before want to live in Palos Verdes and the South Bay.  As more companies offer hybrid work schedules, more people are willing to consider the South Bay as the place where they want to live and raise their...

What Can We Expect in 2023?

At the beginning of the year I like to share what may be in store for the year ahead in terms of the local real estate market. While I like to think I have a pretty good read on things, the past couple years have been proof that making bold predictions are more or less bold guesses and are worth little more than the paper they are written on. Since I am not a trained economist, I have instead synthesized...

South Bay Real Estate Market Update: December 9, 2022

South Bay Real Estate Market Update: December 9, 2022Sales keep moving along, but inventory running thin; How does Q4 compare to the rest of the year?This week we are diving into the numbers and comparing today’s market with early Spring, Summer, and Fall to see how things have changed this year. This week, we saw another 61 sales close in the past week which is consistent with the past few weeks....

Valmonte House Price Growth Months Hits 62.5%, Palos Verdes Estates 49% Since October 2020!

I almost didn't believe the stats, but after looking at it for a 3rd time, it's real.  Since October 2020, the median selling price in Palos Verdes Estates has grown by 49% from $1.88M to $2.8M (12 month moving average).  In Valmonte, the number is even more staggering where the median price grew 62.5% from $1.6M to $2.6M in the same time period.  But what does that mean moving forward?  For those that...

Q3 2022 South Bay Real Estate Market Recap

It’s human nature to want to know the future, to know what’s coming around the bend.  And there are plenty of people out there that make a living trying to predict it.  But the reality is, no one really knows.  Now more than ever, there’s lots of anticipation, maybe even anxiety, built into the economy, the stock market, and the real estate market.  It makes sense.  When things are going well...

July 2022: What’s Going on with the Market?

The real estate market is going through some interesting times this summer.  We have low inventory, prices are holding at all time highs, and interest rates are up about 2% from the start of the year.  When viewed with my 2021 goggles on, it looks like buyers have gone on vacation this summer.  While some may just be on vacation and put their home search on hold, others may have stopped looking...

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