Los Angeles County Market Report

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Property Sales

May property sales were 3,421, down from 3,454 in May of 2016 and 12.9% higher than the 3,030 sales last month. May 2017 sales were at a mid level compared to May of 2016 and 2015. May YTD sales of 14,610 are running 0.5% ahead of last year’s year-to-date sales of 14,534.

Prices

The median sales price in May was $671,000, up 6.5% from $630,000 in May of 2016 and up 4.0% from $645,000 last month. The average sales price in May was $1,032,200, up 8.4% from $952,456 in May of 2016 and up 4.5% from $987,399 last month. May 2017 ASP was at highest level compared to May of 2016 and 2015.

Inventory & MSI

The total inventory of properties available for sale as of May was 11,424, up 13.2% from 10,096 last month and up 4.5% from 10,933 in May of last year. May 2017 Inventory was at a mid range compared to May of 2016 and 2015.

A comparatively lower MSI is more beneficial for sellers while a higher MSI is better for buyers. The May 2017 MSI of 3.3 months was at a mid range compared with May of 2016 and 2015.

Market Time

The average Days On Market (DOM) shows how many days the average property is on the market before it sells. An upward trend in DOM tends to indicate a move towards more of a buyer’s market, a downward trend a move towards more of a seller’s market. The DOM for May was 41, down from 43 days last month and down from 43 days in May of last year. The May 2017 DOM was at its lowest level compared with May of 2016 and 2015.

Selling Price Per Square Foot

The selling price per square foot is a great indicator for the direction of property values. Since median sales price and average sales price can be impacted by the ‘mix’ of high or low end properties in the market, the selling price per square foot is a more normalized indicator on the direction of property values. The May 2017 selling price per square foot of $479 was up 0.6% from $476 last month and up 5.7% from $453 in May of last year.

Selling Price vs Listing Price

The selling price vs listing price reveals the average amount that sellers are agreeing to come down from their list price. The lower the ratio is below 100% the more of a buyer’s market exists, a ratio at or above 100% indicates more of a seller’s market. The May 2017 selling price vs list price of 99.5% was equal to 99.5% last month and up from 99.0% in May of last year.

Inventory / New Listings / Sales

This last view of the market combines monthly inventory of properties for sale along with new listings and sales. The graph shows the basic annual seasonality of the market as well as the relationship between these items. The number of new listings in May 2017 was 5384, up 8.5% from 4,960 last month and up 3.9% from 5,184 in May of last year.

 

 

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Based on information from California Real Estate Technology Services, Inc. for the period 1/1/2005 through 5/31/2017. Due to MLS reporting methods and allowable reporting policy, this data is only informational and may not be completely accurate. Therefore, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage does not guarantee the data accuracy. Data maintained by the MLS’s may not reflect all real estate activity in the market. This information will expire 30 days from when it was generated.

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