Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Ventura County October 2010 Home Sales

Dataquick reported home sales for Ventura County for October 2010 today. Home sales came in at 619 down 29.6% YoY and down 9.2% MoM. The median sales price came in at $355,000 down 2.7% YoY and down 4.0% MoM. This was in line with the prediction I made at the beginning of the month for closed sales. Currently Novembers pace is running basically flat to slightly raised. These sales numbers are horrible and are only beaten historically by the sales numbers that were posted after the subprime and Alt-A market imploded and most of the lenders weren't geared up for FHA or Conventional back in the fall of 2007. Prices will continue falling with a sales pace as anemic as this. It is a post tax break sugar rush let down but the question becomes where the demand will come from? The best case scenario is everyone looking towards spring and hoping there is some level of pent up demand waiting for the first of the year to buy.


Mike said...

"some level of pent up demand"

I think there is quite a bit of pent of demand. You and I are perfect examples of people that have been waiting for decent properties at reasonable prices. I dont need a deal. I just dont want to get ripped off. My pent up demand is going on 5 years now. At this point, I am even willing to overpay a bit. The current inventory is just crap though.

Effective Demand said...

I hear you Mike, things will get better inventory wise in 2011. Best of luck.