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March Real Estate Market Update

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The start of the year ushered in a wave of good news about a hot stock market, higher wages and an active home sales environment. At the same time, housing prices have continued to rise, and the low inventory situation and affordability crunch has been particularly hard on first-time buyers struggling to get into the market. Nevertheless, buyer activity is easily outpacing seller activity in much of the country, culminating in relatively quick sales and low supply. Demand has remained strong so far this year. Unemployment has reached pre-recession levels, and Americans remain optimistic about finding quality employment. This matters …

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Real Estate Market Update – November 2016

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A Look at the Local and California Real Estate Market Statewide and locally, October’s real estate market showed healthy increases in median prices. Inventory remains extremely low, both statewide and in our local market. Statewide, the median price remained above the $500,000 mark for the seventh straight month, with little signs of slowing down. The median price of an existing, single-family detached home in California was up 1.2% in October to $513,520 from $507,260 in September. Since 2010, home price statewide have typically declined between September and October. The monthly price gain is an indication that demand remains unseasonably strong. …

Are home values at record highs

Are Home Values At Record Levels?

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Last week, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their Existing Home Sales Report. The report announced that the median existing-home price in June was $236,400. That value surpasses the peak median sales price set in July 2006 ($230,400). This revelation created many headlines exclaiming that home prices had hit a “new record”: Wall Street Journal:   Existing-Home Prices Hit Record USA Today:   Existing home sales surge, prices hit record Though the headlines are accurate, we want to take a closer look at the story. We do not want people to believe that this information is evidence that a new “price …