4/09/2008

Long Beach Market Absorption Rates



The absorption rate is how long the current inventory will remain on the market at the current rate of selling. In all price ranges shown, there are more properties currently in escrow than have closed escrow in the last 30 days. Hopefully that means that the economic stimulus package and temporary increase in loan amounts is bringing a surge in activity.

Here are several different listing and selling price range categories for all properties (commercial/residential but mostly residential including large multiunits) in Long Beach listed on the MLS as of 4/9/2008:
346 E Carroll Park
$1 million plus listing price:
260 active listings; 10 sold in the last 30 days at an average of 107 days on the market; Market Absorption Rate is 26 months. But in this price range there are currently 26 in escrow (backup and pending).

$600,000-$699,000 listing price:
207 active listings; 17 sold in the last 30 days at an average of 76 days on the market; Market Absorption Rate is 12 months. There are 34 in escrow (backup and pending).

$500,000-$599,000 listing price:
296 active listings; 31 sold in the last 30 days at an average of 98 days on the market; Market Absorption Rate is 9.5 months. Currently there are 56 in escrow.

$400,000-$499,000 listing price:
433 active listings; 41 sold in the last 30 days at an average of 87 days on the market; Market Absorption Rate is 10.5 months. Currently there are 88 in escrow.
1044 E 2nd St #11
$300,000-$399,000 listing price:
476 active listings; 29 sold in the last 30 days at an average of 75 days on the market; Market Absorption Rate is 16 months. Currently there are 75 in escrow.

Per the MLS, there are 2664 active listings and 443 properties in escrow in Long Beach.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wouldnt we expect an increase due to seasonality alone? What is the change for the last month in the year over year figures.

Also, it is not clear to me why one would count backup offers. In theory this could leave you with more offers than listings (since in theory there could be an infinite number of backup listings)and skew the results badly owing to a handful of dramatically under priced listings.

Julia Huntsman said...

Hmmm ... an infinite number of backup listings? My mind cannot quite grasp that ... but, what we're interested in here is seeing the general level of activity, as opposed to counting beans at this point. The bean count on properties in escrow can begin with next month's count of closed properties, and I know we'll all be watching.

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