Some rising concerns across the board to sustain a balanced market!March 2016 Real Estate Stats

Yes I said it… but I’m not talking about the market slowing down, I am actually talking about home prices continuing to increase! For the 12-month period spanning March 2015 through February 2016, Pending Sales in San Diego County were up 10.0% overall. The price range with the largest gain in sales was the $500,001 to $750,000 range, where they increased 23.1%.
The overall Median Sales Price was up 5.6% to $469,000. The property type with
the largest price gain was the Single-Family Homes segment, where prices increased
6.2% to $530,000. Market-wide, inventory levels were down -18.8%.

With this much demand and the fact that interest rates dropped to the lowest point they have been in over 1 year, I am expecting to see prices continue to climb until we see inventory levels increase.

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    It has happened! The Federal Reserve raised the key interest rate on Wednesday from 0-0.25% to 0.25-0.5%.

    Don’t FED Rate Hikego running for the hills, this is a good thing for the economy as a whole. We have been expecting this rate to increase for quite some time, we have even talked about it through our blogs and even this monthly email, but it has finally came to fruition. They made this decision based on many different factors, however a large portion of that decision must have been because the residential real estate market is experiencing its best year since the crash. We have a healthy demand for houses and our unemployment rate has continued to stay at 5% and we have no signs to show us that this will change anytime soon. The FED has stated that they will have “gradual increases” in rates this year. What does this mean for the real estate market? In all honesty I see this putting a nice boost in our already strong real estate market in the immediate future, I say that because I believe buyers will rush to the market in order to lock in a low interest rate. However the long term effect is less predictable.

    Here is what we have seen up to this point. Pending home sales increased 11.7%, days on market decreased 13%, and the amount of homes for sale decreased a whole 21.2%. These are all strong indicators that the market is doing extremely well and a small increase in interest rates will not slow it down. Good things ahead for the San Diego Real Estate market!

    Buyers Advice- Time to get off the fence! Rates are still extremely low and will remain there for some time, however if the FED were to increase rates just one more quarter of a percent, you could be looking at hundreds of dollars more each month on a mortgage. Call me today to get started!

    Sellers Advice- First and foremost, if you do not plan on selling anytime soon and your interest rate is not below 4%, you need to consider refinancing before rates go up. If you are thinking about selling you may want to start preparing your home now, that way you can have your home on the market come Jan 1st. I say that because we always see a spike in inventory in February, so why not beat those sellers to the starting line and be ready for all those new year buyers! Call me today so we can come up with the best strategy.

     

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      This time of the year is always slightly slower especially on a national level. Here in San Diego we do not have Nov_SDAR_Statsthe winter weather to worry about, however the Holidays do strike fear into some sellers which is why I think our inventory levels are so low. Inventory levels are down 23.3% from this time last year, however Pending sales are only up 12.2%. This shows us that we do in fact have more buyers entering the market than sellers… which is probably why we have seen prices increase 9.3% for Detached homes, and 1.6% for Attached homes. All in all these are good signs for the real estate market. The one factor that could affect this stable and strong market would be the Fed raising interest rates, they have decided not to raise rates the past two meetings but the final meeting in December will likely conclude with a minor rate increase. We will have to wait and see.

      Sellers Advice:

      Keep your friends close and competition closer 😉 Timing is everything in real estate, and if you are the only property on the market in your neighborhood this could results in a record breaking sale. If you are interested in keeping a close eye on your “competition”, please let me know and I will email you a weekly list of what has come on the market and what has sold in your area.

      Buyers Advice:

      With inventory so low and a high probability that you might see a multiple offer situation… you are going to want to have all your ducks in a row before seriously looking. Follow these steps to get prepared: Hire a Realtor, get pre-approved for a loan, have proof of funds for your down payment available, and start your search at least 4 months before you want to be into this new home.

       

      Start your search today! Click here to start, or simply scroll down to see the newest properties to hit the market in San Diego:

      1. 2 beds, 2 full baths
        Home size: 1,200 sq ft
        Lot size: 1.23 ac
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        Home size: 1,599 sq ft
      3. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
        Home size: 1,932 sq ft
        Lot size: 7,499 sqft
      4. 4 beds, 3 full baths
        Home size: 2,640 sq ft
        Lot size: 7,000 sqft
      5. 4 beds, 3 full baths
        Home size: 2,432 sq ft
        Lot size: 6,621 sqft
      6. 2 beds, 2 full baths
        Home size: 1,201 sq ft
      7. 5 beds, 4 full baths
        Home size: 3,274 sq ft
        Lot size: 6,141 sqft
      8. 3 beds, 2 full baths
        Home size: 1,291 sq ft

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        Not the best month on record this year but definitely nothing to worry abSept 2015 San Diego Real Estate Statsout, especially because the Federal Open Market Committee voted on Thursday to not raise the federal funds rate. Meaning interest rates will stay low and buyers will continue to enter this market.

        This month we have seen Closed Sales increase 4.4%, and Pending Sales increase a whopping 15%. These are 2 great signs that the market will continue to climb going into next month. Something else we like to look at is the average “Days on Market”, and last month days on market decreased 23.3% for Detached homes, and 12.8% for Attached homes, which has caused us to hit one of the highest stats we have seen all year, that’s a 26.3% decrease in inventory for detached homes, and a 31.3% decrease in inventory for Attached homes compared to this time last year. I know I just hit you with a lot of numbers, but as you can see we have less inventory which should be a slight increase in values going into next month and hopefully beyond.

        If you are in the market to buy or sell in San Diego County, please feel free to reach out to us for a free consultation. Contact us Click Here.

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        1. 3 beds, 2 full baths
          Home size: 1,059 sq ft

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          The second half of the year is usually slightly slower than the first half, however here in San Diego… this thriving market hasn’t skipped a beat! We are up 12.9% in the number of homes sold compared to this time last year, and our Median sales price is up 7%, which means we are on track for an increase across San Diego County of over 10% this year! I was asked while on AM760 earlier this year if I believed in a comment made by a local economist that “we would see an increase of over 10% in home values” even though I am one of the most optimistic people out there, I disagreed but only because I thought it would be slightly lower and somewhere around 8-9%, so I am not that far off, but I have to admit, this market has surprised me.

          Here are some real estate stats for San Diego to take note of:

           

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          Pending Sales Increased 13.3% YTD.

          Number of Homes Sold Increased 9.35 YTD

          Median Sales Price Increased 7.1% YTD

          Days on Market went Down 8.9%

           

          When we look at the market as a whole we see some strong signs of a stable market, and if we are seeing this then so is the Fed, so I am expecting mortgage rates to increase sooner rather than later. For now we will just have to wait and see.

          Sellers Advice:

          With prices up near the 2005 peak we are seeing a lot of people enter the market who have been waiting for 10 years to be able to sell, with that we have seen a lot of junk hit the market, or in better words properties that are in bad condition hit the market at a high price. If you are going to demand a high price for your home it needs to show well, we recommend putting money into 3 things: Paint, Kitchen and Bathrooms. Also seek out staging advice from a professional or a Realtor with some experience in this field. We offer free staging consultations so feel free to ask. 

          If you are interested in finding the value of your home, click here: Find the value of your home

          Buyers Advice:

          Interest rates just took a nice little dip because of everything that’s going on in the stock market, and what most buyers don’t understand is that the one thing that is more important than the price you pay for a home, is the interest rate you get on that home. Timing is everything and if you can lock in a low rate you will be happy buyer!

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          Or view the most recent homes for sale below:

          1. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
            Home size: 1,932 sq ft
            Lot size: 7,499 sqft
          2. 4 beds, 3 full baths
            Home size: 2,640 sq ft
            Lot size: 7,000 sqft
          3. 4 beds, 3 full baths
            Home size: 2,432 sq ft
            Lot size: 6,621 sqft
          4. 3 beds, 2 full baths
            Home size: 1,452 sq ft
            Lot size: 7,499 sqft
          5. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
            Home size: 1,778 sq ft
            Lot size: 3,999 sqft
          6. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
            Home size: 1,930 sq ft
            Lot size: 3,999 sqft
          7. 2 beds, 1 full bath
            Home size: 648 sq ft
            Lot size: 7,499 sqft
          8. 3 beds, 2 full baths
            Home size: 1,483 sq ft
            Lot size: 11,399 sqft
          9. 3 beds, 2 full baths
            Home size: 1,340 sq ft
            Lot size: 6,900 sqft
          10. 2 beds, 1 full bath
            Home size: 800 sq ft
            Lot size: 2,470 sqft

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            With half of the year already over we can get a good outlook on what this year is going bring for San Diego Real Estate, and the outlook is promising!

            We have seen a consistent slow increase in values and sales this entire year. Trying to predict what is going to happen for the remainder of the year is tough but with interest rates remaining low there are no signs of this market slowing down.

            Here are some Real Estate States for San Diego to back that up:June_Sales_Stats_2015 San Diego
            Closed Sales increased over 10% for detached homes and a whopping 20.2% for attached homes, which is huge! Pending sales increased 13.8% compared to this time last year which led to our monthly supply of homes decreasing 25%. With all of that happening our median sales price went up 6.1% compared to this time last year, that means we are seeing property values increase an average of 1% a month!

            This is all great news for homeowners but not necessarily for buyers… if the market were to continue this trend and a buyer were to wait until January of 2016 to purchase, on average they will end up paying $31,200 more for that home ( or 6% more than what they would pay now for that home).

            Sellers Advice:
            With values being up so much you might have more equity than you think. However if you are thinking about selling I have to say timing is everything, you will want to research your direct competition and make sure inventory is low in your area. If you are interested in getting a professional opinion if now would be a good time to sell, please feel free to call us.

            Buyers Advice:
            Depending on the market you are in it can be difficult to find that dream home. If you are looking for a condo then get ready and make sure all your ducks are in a row, because when the right property comes on the market you better be ready to pull the trigger and jump because competition is fierce. If you are looking for a single family home in the $500,000-$800,000 range, you are going to have some fun because there is plenty of inventory and possibly even some room to negotiate the price. Either way buyers need to hire an agent and have them help you find that dream home! Start your Search Here: www.ShopSanDiegoRealEstate.com 

            Here is a list of some of the newest San Diego properties to hit the market:

            1. 4 beds, 3 full baths
              Home size: 2,432 sq ft
              Lot size: 6,621 sqft
            2. 2 beds, 2 full baths
              Home size: 1,201 sq ft
            3. 5 beds, 3 full baths
              Home size: 3,102 sq ft
              Lot size: 7,499 sqft
            4. 5 beds, 4 full baths
              Home size: 3,274 sq ft
              Lot size: 6,141 sqft
            5. 3 beds, 2 full baths
              Home size: 1,291 sq ft
            6. 3 beds, 2 full baths
              Home size: 1,452 sq ft
              Lot size: 7,499 sqft
            7. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
              Home size: 1,778 sq ft
              Lot size: 3,999 sqft
            8. 4 beds, 3 full baths
              Home size: 2,169 sq ft
              Lot size: 3.32 ac
            9. 2 beds, 2 full baths
              Home size: 1,046 sq ft
              Lot size: 2.06 ac
            10. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
              Home size: 1,930 sq ft
              Lot size: 3,999 sqft

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              San Diego Real Estate trends were expected to be promising in 2015, and the predictions were right!March 2015 Stats

              We are off to a great year with closed sales being up 3.4%, Pending sales “Homes in Escrow” up an enormous 27.8%, and inventory being at its lowest point in over 8 months.   We have seen a lot of buyers enter the market due to interest rates dropping well below 4% this has caused a spike in new escrows being opened and caused inventory levels to drop over 15%, with limited inventory and high demand we have seen prices jump up 6% for residential detached homes and a whopping 15.4% for attached home “Condos & Town-homes”. All signs point to this continuing which has shifted the San Diego real estate market from a stable or flat market, into a Hot Market!

              Detached Homes Attached homes
              Closed sales + 3.4 % + 4.4 %
              Pending sales + 27.8 % + 22.2 %
              Inventory – 15.6 % – 17.9 %
              Median Sales Price + 6.0% (1) + 15.4 % (2)
              Days on Market – 6.4 % – 8.7 %
              Supply -13.8 % – 15.4 %

              Now if we take a quick look at the U.S. economy we are seeing some great signs there as well. Reports have assessed that on average, more people are employed and making more money than they were at this time last year. As one of the main financial factors when buying a home, employment is a key indicator for a prosperous residential real estate market. Also, another important factor to consider is mortgage rates. Fortunately interest rates are expected to stay low and that will keep inflation in check. That will translate into more buyers entering the market and help continue this great start to the year!

              If you are looking to buy or sell Real Estate in San Diego County, reach out to us, we would be happy to help!

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              1. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
                Home size: 2,012 sq ft
                Lot size: 24,829 sqft
              2. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
                Home size: 1,599 sq ft
              3. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
                Home size: 1,932 sq ft
                Lot size: 7,499 sqft
              4. 2 beds, 2 full baths
                Home size: 1,201 sq ft
              5. 3 beds, 2 full baths
                Home size: 1,291 sq ft
              6. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
                Home size: 1,427 sq ft
              7. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
                Home size: 1,778 sq ft
                Lot size: 3,999 sqft
              8. 3 beds, 2 full baths
                Home size: 1,999 sq ft
                Lot size: 7,405 sqft

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                On a national average home sales are down, most likely because of the extremely bad weather sweeping over the nation, however down here in San Diego things couldn’t be any hotter, and I am not talking about this heat wave, I am talking about the real estate market!

                San Diego Real Estate Update March 2015

                Closed Sales only increased 1.3% for Detached homes, however Pending Sales increased 17.4% for Detached homes and 12.6% for Attached homes. Inventory decreased 14.3% for Detached homes and 16.6% for Attached homes.

                The Median Sales Price for San Diego was up 6.4% to $500,000 for Detached homes and 12.1% to $335,500 for Attached homes. This is huge and a great sign of what’s to come!

                When it comes to financing news, rumors are that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could one day be no more which has people wondering about the future of the 30- year fixed-rate mortgage and traditional agency loans. But let’s not run for the hills as of yet or “Paddle until we are in the boat” as my French Canadian lady would say. A drastic change to lending’s gold standard is certainly not on the immediate horizon. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve seems to have no immediate interest in raising interest rates for the first time since 2006. The economy remains stable, which should keep the San Diego housing market rolling through 2015.

                1. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
                  Home size: 1,599 sq ft
                2. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
                  Home size: 1,932 sq ft
                  Lot size: 7,499 sqft
                3. 3 beds, 2 full baths
                  Home size: 1,291 sq ft
                4. 3 beds, 2 full baths
                  Home size: 1,452 sq ft
                  Lot size: 7,499 sqft
                5. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
                  Home size: 1,778 sq ft
                  Lot size: 3,999 sqft
                6. 4 beds, 3 full baths
                  Home size: 2,169 sq ft
                  Lot size: 3.32 ac
                7. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
                  Home size: 1,930 sq ft
                  Lot size: 3,999 sqft
                8. 3 beds, 2 full baths
                  Home size: 1,483 sq ft
                  Lot size: 11,399 sqft
                9. 3 beds, 2 full baths
                  Home size: 1,340 sq ft
                  Lot size: 6,900 sqft
                10. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
                  Home size: 1,513 sq ft

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                  Everything is pointing at 2015 being a good year for real estate in San Diego.

                  Rates should stay low, however finance experts believe that rates San Diego Feb RE Statswon’t go any lower. Thats a good sign that buyers will get off the fence and buy while rates are at their lowest, which means more sales, more listings, more new construction and an increase in values. I am not expecting a crazy spike in the market but I am expecting a gradual 5% increase in values this year.

                  Here is the proof in the pudding!  Pending Sales increased 12.8 percent for homes last month and 2.9 percent for Condos. Inventory decreased 16.8 percent, meaning less inventory and more demand. The Median Sales Price was up 5.3 percent to $500,000 for Homes and 10.0 percent to $332,000 for Condos. These are great signs for the market.

                  If you are in the market to purchase, sell, upgrade or downsize, give us a call, we would love to help. 888-503-3117 or start your search now (Click Here)

                  Here is a list of some of the newest Encinitas Real Estate for Sale.

                  1. 3 beds, 2 full baths
                    Home size: 1,542 sq ft
                    Lot size: 6,534 sqft
                  2. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
                    Home size: 1,857 sq ft
                    Lot size: 9,147 sqft
                  3. 2 beds, 2 full baths
                    Home size: 936 sq ft
                  4. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
                    Home size: 1,032 sq ft
                    Lot size: 1.79 ac
                  5. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
                    Home size: 2,045 sq ft
                    Lot size: 8,712 sqft
                  6. 4 beds, 2 full baths
                    Home size: 1,600 sq ft
                    Lot size: 15,498 sqft
                  7. 2 beds, 2 full baths
                    Home size: 900 sq ft
                  8. 2 beds, 1 full bath
                    Home size: 1,012 sq ft
                    Lot size: 4,304 sqft

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                    Buyers often ask themselves: “Am I going to save money by searching for a home on my own and buying that home through the listing agent?”Save Money When buying a house

                    Actually… it can sometimes save you money, that’s if the listing agent is willing to break the law and give up his fiduciary duty to his seller to represent them to the best of his ability. Yes the law says that us agents are allowed to assist both sides, but how can someone negotiate to the best of their ability for both sides of a transaction? Yes, I have seen these scenarios be successful, however it will only work if the agent steps out of the way and allows the buyer and seller to negotiate amongst themselves, however most sellers are not going to hire an agent that’s not going to negotiate for them. Therefore this scenario just doesn’t work.

                    9 out of 10 times you are going to save more money by hiring an experienced buyers agent vs calling the listing agent!

                    Given that Buying a house is most likely the biggest investment that you will ever make… wouldn’t you want someone to be in your corner and know that they are looking out for your best interest? Someone that is going to go to battle for you at the negotiating table?

                    So, why do you need to hire a buyers agent?

                    Well… you need someone who will help you understand the process, and how to keep you protected throughout this purchase. Before purchasing, your buyers agent will find you properties that match your criteria, send them to you and plan viewings, all according to your schedule. Once you find your dream home, your buyers agent will negotiate for you to make sure that you get the best possible price and terms.  They will research the property to find any known issues about the house, also advise on inspections, so hopefully you will not have any unexpected surprises in the future.

                    Other key questions, such as: ‘How long as the house been on the market? What’s the current market like? Is there other offers on the house? If so, how can we make our offer more attractive?  Is there any contingencies?’ These questions can become very difficult to answer by yourself. Trust our experienced team to help you. Call us or reach us through our website. We would love to help. (Start your home search now) or scroll down to see our newest listings.

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                    1. 4 beds, 3 full baths
                      Home size: 2,844 sq ft
                      Lot size: 10,890 sqft
                    2. 3 beds, 2 full baths
                      Home size: 1,542 sq ft
                      Lot size: 6,534 sqft
                    3. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
                      Home size: 1,857 sq ft
                      Lot size: 9,147 sqft
                    4. 4 beds, 3 full baths
                      Home size: 2,626 sq ft
                      Lot size: 7,499 sqft
                    5. 2 beds, 2 full baths
                      Home size: 936 sq ft
                    6. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
                      Home size: 1,032 sq ft
                      Lot size: 1.79 ac
                    7. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
                      Home size: 2,045 sq ft
                      Lot size: 8,712 sqft

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