3/26/2012

Positive News in the Long Beach House Market

LB market up in some areas
While it's certainly not true everywhere, the coastal area news is surprisingly up!

Comparing February 2011 to February 2012 in 90803 zip code, there's a huge increase in sales prices! and a huge decrease in the listing supply, and a (huge) increase in pending and closed sales.  Average sales and median prices comparing the two February periods increased by 63% and 41%!

And when comparing the average 90803 sales price over the entire year period, the average sales price increased from $717,997 to $724.188.

This exact same price scenario is not true in all areas, however, but in general it is true throughout Southern California and elsewhere that sales activity has increased greatly, and listing inventory has decreased.

In the 90807 area (Bixby Knolls, California Heights, etc.), the median and average sales prices have increased for the February year comparison period by 16 and 17%, but is down 5-7% when looking at the entire last 12 month period, wtih a 20% increase in closed sales. Again, listing inventory is down by 37%.

Low interest rates are helping to fuel the march towards more buyers finally getting into the act of buying.

If you know of someone thinking of selling, is now the time to start making that move?

For a similar report for your area in Long Beach, Lakewood, Cerritos, Bellflower, San Pedro, Cypress, Seal Beach, Huntington Beach and many other cities in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, just contact me via e-mail or phone!

See more news: Local Regional Market Report--March 2012 -- and check out the 1-Minute Newsletter tab above.

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