The media is dwelling on the existing “national” home sales increasing month over month by almost 5%, when California’s sales slowed by .6% month over month, and almost 10% year over year. This is prime time during the year when most sales are coming together. The statewide inventory level stayed constant (increasing in Los Angeles). Interest rates have stayed low, but first time buyers are at a historic low percentage of the buyer base, and the cash buyers are slowing down their acquisitions. Without the first time buyers in the system, the housing market will have issues in the future.
If you are in the Los Angeles region, have any questions or real estate sales or financing needs, feel free in contacting me.
Ron Henderson GRI, RECS, CIAS
Multi Real Estate Services, Inc
Gov’t Affairs Chair – California Association of Mortgage Professionals
Real Estate market, Mortgage rates, Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Conejo Valley, Simi Valley