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Playa Vista Condominium Market Report for March 2011

Posted on Apr 7, 2011 by in Active Rain | 0 comments

Playa Vista Condominium Market Report for March 2011

Here is the latest data on the Condominium Market in Playa Vista, CA.

As I mentioned last month that Credit has loosened up a bit and consumer confidence is on the road to recovery. Keep in mind it is still a very fragile confidence and as long as there are factors which create fear, these factors can derail this recovery. Some of these are the Middle East, the after effects of the Japanese Tsunami and I could go on and on. Although I mentioned that existing home sales have improved due to Lenders loosening up the Credit a bit, keep in mind that over 30% of all sales are still “All Cash” transactions. That is a classic tell tale sign that that the mortgage market has not recovered yet. This in turn affects existing home sales by fewer Loan Approvals and more Stringent Underwriting requirements.

So with that said let’s look at the actual numbers and see how they compare to February of this year. This activity even pleasantly surprised me.

There are 28 Active Condominium listings in Playa Del Rey compared to the previous month’s 32,this is a drop noteworthy to monitor.

By now my regular readers will say that I will mention how important it is to have a good inventory. The larger the selection is, the larger the sales numbers will be, if buyers have a good selection of homes to pick from, than they can make intelligent decisions.  At the same time it will keep the List Price and Sold Price at a reasonable level. Sellers will not have unrealistic expectations and buyers and sellers can negotiate a fair price for both parties.

There were 17 properties accepting Backup Offers compared to the previous month of 10 properties. This is a huge increase from the previous month and this explains why the Active Inventory decreased. In addition there were 16 Pending compared to the previous month’s number of 14. This is a small increase nevertheless an increase.

The True Tell Tale number is always the SOLD. That is actual closed transactions. Well I am happy to report that for the month of March there were 10 closed transactions compared to the previous month of 2. So if this trend continues to improve ultimately this will help the bigger picture of Economic Recovery.  I will look forward to the continuation of this positive trend.

Again to summarize with all the distractions taking place all over the world and the economy even I was totally surprised at these very favorable number. So with that said, if you are a buyer and or a seller it is time to step in the Spring Real Estate Market.

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