Wednesday, September 22, 2010

San Fernando Valley home sales report - August 2010

San Fernando Valley Single Family Home sales for August 2010 came in at 539 which is down 8.49% MoM and down 19.55% YoY. This is the eleventh straight month of YoY declines and the WORST August on record for Single Family Home sales. The median price for single family homes came in at $400,000 which is up 0.25% MoM and down 2.83% YoY. Residential inventory is up YoY and growing. The market is completed stagnated, the administration is keeping the motivated inventory generally off the market and there is no market clearing event so sales and buyers choices will continue to be horrible going forward. New pendings last month were at levels suggesting September will come in at August levels.

Condo sales came in at 208 which is down 3.70% MoM and down 9.56% YoY. Median price for condos came in at $230,000 which is down 4.54% MoM and eevn YoY. The only strength in the market is in the condo space and I think that is due more to the amount of motivated supply (whole condo projects going defunct). Condo pendings aren't strong going forward and are at levels suggesting that September sales will look very much like August.
Based on August pendings (green line) the predictor (red line) suggest stagnant sales for September.

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