Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Ventura County February 2010 Home Sales
Dataquick reported home sales for Ventura County for February 2010 today. Home sales came in at 580 up 6.4% YoY. The median sales price came in at $350,000 up 7.0% YoY. This report was exactly in line with the prediction I made at the beginning of the month. Slowing YoY sales due to constricted inventory, the second worst monthly sales on record. The market is in an artificial state, low sales and high prices because that is exactly the stated goal of the various government agencies. This month I added in the YoY change graph, as the year progresses I think we will see a shallow decline in solds as the low inventory state has shown no sign of abating. Median YoY changes are highly dependent on mix shift (especially in this small of a market) so I don't have much of a prediction there.