C.A.R. Mid-Year Market-Update July 2013

Here is the California Association of REALTORS mid-year market update, it's quick and easy to follow, by analyst Leslie Appleton-Young. While one projection by CAR anticipates a slowing in home price increases, this presentation also points up the continuing lack of home inventory. With the increase in prices since one year ago, investors are having a harder time finding bargains, and we are seeing a majority of sales as "standard" transactions, with short sales being 25% or less of the market statewide.  Where will the home increase be in 2014? With supply and demand coming to closer balance (inventory increased about 2 percent between April and May), CAR's projection is a four percent annual increase in 2014. 

This is a good quick summary and easy to follow:

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