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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

4th Look at Local Housing Markets in July, California Sales off 31%, July Forecast

by Calculated Risk on 8/17/2022 12:45:00 PM

Today, in the Calculated Risk Real Estate Newsletter: 4th Look at Local Housing Markets in July, California Sales off 31%, July Forecast

A brief excerpt:

California Home Sales Down 31% in July, Prices Decline
Closed escrow sales of existing, single-family detached homes in California totaled a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 295,460 in July, according to information collected by C.A.R. from more than 90 local REALTOR® associations and MLSs statewide. … July’s sales pace was down 14.4 percent on a monthly basis from 344,970 in June and down 31.1 percent from a year ago, when 428,980 homes were sold on an annualized basis. July marked the fourth consecutive monthly decline and the 13th straight annual decline.
California’s median home price declined 3.5 percent in July to $833,910 from the $863,790 recorded in June. The July price was 2.8 percent higher than the $811,170 recorded last July and was the smallest year-over-year price gain in more than two years.
Conforming Loan LimitAnd a table of July sales. Sales in these areas were down 24.3% YoY, Not Seasonally Adjusted (NSA). Contracts for sales in July were mostly signed in May and June, and we are seeing the impact of higher mortgage rates on July closings.

Last month, all local markets I track were down 15.9% YoY, NSA. This appears to be another step down in sales, although there was one less selling day in July this year than in July 2021.
More local markets to come!
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