Posts Tagged: ‘Buying your first home’

South Bay Home Prices Higher and Inventories Still Low

July 26, 2013 Posted by Andre Hemmersbach

Sales prices in the Greater South Bay area have continued to move higher as inventories are still very low. These trends however, are rearward looking events and represent contracts that were written before the mortgage rate increases from 45 days ago. Of real interest are what the numbers will look like in August and September after homebuyers have had some time to digest and concider the higher mortgage rates and the higher monthly housing payments that corresponds with those higher rates.

Robert Dixon of RE/MAX Estate Properties in Palos Verdes thinks that the higher mortgage rates are not going to affect property prices in any substantive way. The number of borrowers who are deciding they have missed the oppurtunity to buy their first home are equal to the number of fence sitters that finally have decided “we better move now, before rates move even higher.” Robert does feel that the higher mortgage rates in conjuction with the traditional end of the summer buying season approaching will bring back a more normalized negotiation environment between buyers and sellers. “The last several months have seen a frenzy of buyers who are climbing over each other to have their offers accepted.”

Greater South Bay Listings vs Sales Prices

Greater South Bay LIstings vs Sales Prices

By Andre Hemmersbach

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