The housing market has been on a tear since March of 2012. We have seen substantial year over year value improvements throughout the nation and this price movement is even more pronounced in California. We expected to see some level of a slow down and with the fall market upon us and Government shutdown to stir a little fear in the mix, a slight pause is in effect.
The pace of value increases year over year is 30%+ in some East Bay cities but that appreciation level cannot be sustained. As I mentioned in previous blogs, the move up in prices in the bay area was a hyper-correction bringing us off the bottom and back to the norm of historic premiums for California real estate. This current pause in the market from my perspective is much needed and will provide for a longer term healthier market. Spring market of 2014 will be robust with much more inventory coming to market and a much better buyer / seller balance. Inventory will spike a bit more than normal due to the fact that many bay area home owners are moving above their underwater mark and now with equity can make a move.
If you have one minute and 29 seconds to spare, you can view the most recent nationwide market update from Keller Williams Realty for October 2013 on this link: Go to: http://www.EastBayPro.com/Selling.asp
Kevin R Kieffer is Broker / Team Leader for The EastBayPro Team with offices in Danville & Walnut Creek and team members serving the entire East Bay market.
Author:Kevin Kieffer Phone: 925-300-8000 Dated: October 15th 2013 Views: 1,398 About Kevin: Kevin R. Kieffer is a Broker Associate and Realtor with Compass. His primary focus is the East Bay r...
The EastBayPro Team of Compass Real Estate consist of the following professionals: Kevin R. Kieffer, Broker Associate, Naomi T. Kieffer, GRI, Realtor, Scott & Rochelle Maher, Realtors, Realtor, Matt Rubenstein, Realtor, Ken Wilson, Realtor, Taylor Pollard, Realtor & Heather Gowdy, Realtor. This team is ranked in the top 1% of Contra Costa County and are Five Star Agents as seen in Diablo Magazine - Offices in Walnut Creek & Danville - serving communities throughout the East Bay
Home ownership is commonly associated with a sense of accomplishment a
"We were incredibly lucky and blessed to have Charlotte Katz as our Redfin agent. Not only is she knowledgeable, but extremely patient and provided great explanations for our sometimes redundant questions. Never once did we see any signs of frustration from her and she always remained positive. She's got the perfect demeanor to be a real estate agent and potentially one who can train other Redfin agents. We are almost waiting on pins and needles for any of our friends to ask us "Hey, do you know a good real estate agent?" We'd jump at the chance to refer Charlotte."