Palos Verdes Estates Real Estate

2018: Valmonte Real Estate Forecast – Are we in a bubble? What about taxes? And Should I Buy or Sell in 2018?

Spring greetings from our humble abode here in Valmonte.  After a bumpy start in the stock market, I write with the prospects of a great year ahead in both the overall economy, as well as the local real estate market.  The Valmonte real estate market is coming off a strong end to 2017, and a robust start to 2018.  In fact, in the last 24 months, no home in Valmonte has sold for less than $1,000,000! In...

Mid-Summer Musings on Valmonte Real Estate

Market climate - Valmonte There are currently 16 homes on the market, approximately double the amount year-over-year, and near the highest level in the current market cycle The absorption rate is 4.7 months, and nearing the peak of 6.4 months supply in October 2014   Prices on a square foot basis are near record highs ($734/ft) Days on Market for the last quarter are at record lows (41 days)...

Realistic Pricing? At Least for a Couple Months Anyway

2017 started off great.  13 homes sold in the first quarter within 97% of the asking price.  But, as in the past, sellers are starting to feel confident and as a result we are seeing "optimistic" pricing.  I don't blame sellers.  I, like many realtors, am an optimist (you sort of have to be in order to survive in this career).  We tell our clients "prices are rising," or  "there's no inventory!" and...

Valmonte Remains a HOT Market

Things aren't showing any signs of slowing down here in the Valmonte real estate market. In just the last few weeks we've seen most new listings go into escrow with multiple offers.  The sweet spot seems to be move-in ready homes under $1.6 million. Houses in need of significant repairs or updates seem to be lingering around longer until there is a notable price drop. In the last week we saw 3908 Via...

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