Local Home Prices Jump Again

ome Prices in Greater Long Beach Area Rise As Inventory Remains Low

The Southern California housing market continued to sizzle in August as home prices in Southern California rose again. In Los Angeles County, the median home price climbed 9.4% to a record $580,000.

In Long Beach, the median home price in August rose to $622,500, which is 13.4% higher than a year ago. The inventory of homes for wale was 20.7% less than a year ago.


In Lakewood, the median home price in August was $569,500, up 8.5% from a year prior and the inventory of homes for sale was just slightly lower than a year ago. Still, with less than a two months’ supply of homes for sale, Lakewood is definitely in what’s considered a “seller’s market.”


In Signal Hill, the last 12 months has shown an increase in prices, yet the median price in August showed a decline and inventory showed an increase.


Like Signal Hill, Seal Beach prices have gone up over the past 12 months but the median home price in August was lower than a year ago. The inventory of homes for sale has remained relatively even. Prices for condos in Seal Beach were up 17.6% in August while inventory was down by 43.2%.

Seal Beach home prices August 2017

Los Alamitos saw an 18.6% jump in the median home price in August, rising to $885,000, while inventory remained relatively stable.

Los Alamitos Home Prices August 2017

August tends to mark the waning of housing activity ahead of the school year. Not all buyers and sellers have children, but there are enough parents that do not want to uproot their children during the school year to historically create a natural market cool down before any actual temperature change.

As we move into the fall, competition is expected to remain fierce for available listings. Savvy sellers and buyers know that deals can be made well into the school months, as household formations take on many shapes and sizes. October and November are typically very active months for real estate sale in our area, and with the inventory remaining critically low in many neighborhoods, potential home sellers might be well advised to take advantage of the current market environment.

As you can see from the graphs below, price trends and inventory can vary greatly from area to area within the same city. Don’t see your Zip Code? Or want to find out more precisely what your home is worth? Simply scroll to the bottom of this post and fill out the form for a comprehensive report.

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About the Author

Shannon Jones has been selling real estate since 1998 and specializes in listing and marketing homes. She has consistently been one of the top Realtors in the Long Beach area. Prior to her award-winning career in real estate with the Shannon jones Team, Shannon has had successful careers in journalism and public relations. She holds a bachelors degree from UC Irvine and a masters degree from UC Berkeley. Shannon holds E-Pro, CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert), and PSC (Pre-Foreclosure Specialist) certifications. Shannon is very personable and maintains a very strong moral compass, always putting the best interest of home buyers/sellers above monetary goals. A California native, Shannon enjoys gardening, travel, reading, cooking and poker when she’s not selling homes MY DESIGNATIONS Lic# 01247705 | CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert) | E-Pro | PSC (Pre-Foreclosure Specialist) MY SERVICE AREAS Anaheim Bellflower Buena Park Carson Cerritos Cypress Downey Fountain Valley Garden Grove Huntington Beach La Palma Lakewood Long Beach Los Alamitos Los Angeles County Norwalk Orange County Rossmoor San Pedro Seal Beach Signal Hill South Bay Westminster

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