Real estate professionals across the nation are as busy as ever!

Everybody in the Real Estate industry is saying the same thing, “the market is hot!” This is what we are hearing around town and it’s also what we are hearing nationwide.

We have very low inventory levels in San Diego County right now, when you combine that with a lot of buyers entering the market we are going to have a supply and demand issue and most likely see prices continue to climb. One other factor that could be driving buyers into the market is the fact that the Fed has released statements promising to raise interest rates. This is alarming for buyers because if interest rates jump another 0.5% this could push them into a payment they don’t feel comfortable with. However even if rates jump to 5% nobody expects this to affect our market in a negative way. This simply shows that we are in a strong economy and there is confidence in the real estate market.

 

Now it’s time to look at the numbers.

Closed Sales were down 15.8% compared to this time last year, however Pending Sales were UP 12.3% . We believe this is from the lack of inventory and buyer activity we had last year in December. THe good news for sellers is that days on Market was down 6.5%, and the Median Sales Price was up 7.6% to $572,190 for Detached homes and 4.3% for Attached homes. Overall outlook looks promising for the real estate market. Onward and upward!

 

BUYERS ADVICE

With the limited amount of inventory on the market buyers must be aggressive and active when searching for a home. Remember to hire a Realtor, get all your ducks in a row (Pre-approved), and actively look daily. Keep up the good work, the right opportunity will come! Find Your Home Today.. ​​​​​​​​

 

SELLERS ADVICE

The ball remains in your court. Continued low inventory keeps bringing multiple offer situations. Now is the best time to set a new record sales price for your neighborhood!

Find out how much your home is worth! Click Here

 

  1. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,846 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,969 sqft
  2. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,176 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,374 sqft
  3. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,422 sq ft
  4. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,554 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.19 ac
  5. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,271 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,662 sqft
  6. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,436 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,499 sqft
  7. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,540 sq ft
    Lot size: 7.14 ac

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    What’s in store for the 2017 Real Estate Market???

    First we need to look back at what happened in 2016. 2016’s story was a story of consistent growth. We saw month over month increase in prices for 11 out of 12 months, and nationwide we saw this trend for 10 out of 12 months. The year-over-year comparison shows that the number of homes for sale has been fewer in most communities throughout San Diego, and the average Days on Market has decreased over 18%.

    What does this tell us about the upcoming 2017 year?

    It tells us that we are going to see a strong, stable, and constantly growing market.

    We will continue to see a trend of low inventory which in turn will continue to drive prices up. We will continue to see buyers enter the market due to high rental prices and still historically low interest rates. Also, we will continue to see consumer confidence in our market here in San Diego due to population and job growth, simply because San Diego is awesome!

    To back all this up here are the stats: 
    In December Sales increased 19.1% YoY, Inventory decreased 14.3% YoY, and the Median Sales Price was up 5.6% to $561,250 for Detached homes and 8.8 percent to $370,000 for Attached homes. This all shows us that we are heading into 2017 with a strong market behind us!

    BUYERS ADVICE

    We have extremely low inventory right now, but this is largely due to the lack of sellers willing to list their homes during the Holidays. We tend to see inventory pick up come late January early February. I am advising all my clients to get their ducks in row now (Or 5 months before they plan to buy) that way when inventory picks up they will be ready.

    Start your search here

    SELLERS ADVICE

    As long as inventory stays low you will be in the driver’s seat. Think about it this way, if you need to rent the home back from the buyers, or make your sale contingent on you finding suitable housing, that is more likely to be acceptable now due to low inventory. That’s of course as long as your home is marketed properly, shows well, and is priced right!

    Want to know how much your home is worth? Click Here

     

    1. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
      Home size: 1,846 sq ft
      Lot size: 6,969 sqft
    2. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
      Home size: 2,176 sq ft
      Lot size: 14,374 sqft
    3. 2 beds, 2 full baths
      Home size: 1,422 sq ft
    4. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
      Home size: 1,554 sq ft
      Lot size: 1.19 ac
    5. 3 beds, 2 full baths
      Home size: 1,271 sq ft
      Lot size: 5,662 sqft
    6. 3 beds, 2 full baths
      Home size: 1,436 sq ft
      Lot size: 7,499 sqft
    7. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
      Home size: 1,540 sq ft
      Lot size: 7.14 ac

    See all City of San Diego Real Estate.
    (all data current as of 2/25/2017)

    Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

     

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      MARKET BEHAVES AS PREDICTED AS WE ENTER THE FINAL MONTH OF 2016!!!

      As we head into the final month to wrap up 2016, not mOct snapshotuch has changed since the year began:

      Low interest rates and a small increase in prices month over month.

       

      Market predictions have been spot on! The market has kept a comfortable growing pace thanks to continuing high job growth and low mortgage rates.

      The one big drag on the market has been low inventory levels, unfortunately there is little to indicate that the low inventory situation will resolve anytime soon; some might say this is a good thing because it will keep us in this same pattern, however,

      I think with more inventory, we could see prices flatten out and finally see a flat consistent market.

      Here are some stats for what we saw last month: Pending Sales increased 9.6% for Detached homes and 8.0% for Attached homes. Inventory decreased 12.7% for Detached homes and 29.7% for Attached homes. The Median Sales Price was up 11.5% to $580,000 for Detached homes and 8.7% to $380,500 for Attached homes. Days on Market decreased 14.6% for Detached homes and 13.9%for Attached homes.

      With all these positive stats, builder confidence is higher than it has been a long time, yet new development is low because of the cost to build in San Diego is so high. I believe in 2017 we will see a lot more new construction hit the market which will help us get to more sustainable inventory level. However we will have to wait and see what 2017 brings us! Stay tuned next month for our 2017 predictions.

      BUYERS ADVICE

      Continue to look through the Holidays! A lot of buyers step away from looking during this time of the year, however we some of our investor clients find the best deals right around now. Less people looking means less competition so stay active! Click Here

      SELLERS ADVICE

      We have stopped listing homes for the remainder of the year and will not list until Jan 10th, this is because we know how important the first 2 weeks on market are and we want to make sure we have the biggest audience possible. So, enjoy the Holidays and use the time off to take care of all those little repairs that need to be done, then come January you can have your property ready for market!

      Want to know how much your home is worth? Click Here

       

      1. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
        Home size: 1,846 sq ft
        Lot size: 6,969 sqft
      2. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
        Home size: 2,176 sq ft
        Lot size: 14,374 sqft
      3. 2 beds, 2 full baths
        Home size: 1,422 sq ft
      4. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
        Home size: 1,554 sq ft
        Lot size: 1.19 ac
      5. 3 beds, 2 full baths
        Home size: 1,271 sq ft
        Lot size: 5,662 sqft
      6. 3 beds, 2 full baths
        Home size: 1,436 sq ft
        Lot size: 7,499 sqft
      7. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
        Home size: 1,540 sq ft
        Lot size: 7.14 ac

      See all City of San Diego Real Estate.
      (all data current as of 2/25/2017)

      Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

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        Are Millennials driving today’s housing demand?

        All signs point to YES! With 42% of all homes sold by Millennials, I think it’s sdar-november-2016-mkt-overviewsafe to say they are a huge factor to this thriving housing market. Millennials are all grown up and ready to embark on their home-buying journey, which in turn is making their parents, a.k.a. “empty-nesters” realize, it might be the time to downsize. I believe both of these factors combined with low interest rates are causing this strong housing demand. Here are some numbers to back that up:

        Pending Sales increased 17.6% for Detached homes and 15.4% for Attached homes. Which in turn caused inventory for Detached homes to decrease 12.4%, and a staggering 28.7% for Attached homes. With this huge decrease in homes for sale you can guess what happens next.

        yes prices have gone up! The Median Sales Price is up 8.6% for Detached homes, and 10.3% for Attached properties year over year. Yes you heard me right, over 10% increase in values for most Attached Homes. The best part about it, there are no signs of this slowing down going into next year.

        BUYERS ADVICE

        If you’re wondering why there are very few houses on the market, know that it is only going to get worse going into the Holidays. We usually see a slight slow down through November however come December we will see even less homes come to market. However we also see a lot of buyers stop their search during the Holidays so that means potentially less competition for you! See if there are any homes available in the area you are looking for Click Here 

        SELLERS ADVICE

        We keep hearing from our clients that they have been told that the market is slow during this time of the year. All I have to say is look at the numbers, the numbers never lie! Pending Sales have went through the roof and inventory levels are down, those numbers tell us it’s a perfect time to sell. Want to know the value of your home? Find out for free here

         

        1. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
          Home size: 1,846 sq ft
          Lot size: 6,969 sqft
        2. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
          Home size: 2,176 sq ft
          Lot size: 14,374 sqft
        3. 2 beds, 2 full baths
          Home size: 1,422 sq ft
        4. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
          Home size: 1,554 sq ft
          Lot size: 1.19 ac
        5. 3 beds, 2 full baths
          Home size: 1,271 sq ft
          Lot size: 5,662 sqft
        6. 3 beds, 2 full baths
          Home size: 1,436 sq ft
          Lot size: 7,499 sqft
        7. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
          Home size: 1,540 sq ft
          Lot size: 7.14 ac

        See all City of San Diego Real Estate.
        (all data current as of 2/25/2017)

        Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

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          October San Diego Real Estate Update 2016

          RENTERS SAYING BYE-BYE TO LANDLORDS, HELLO HOMEOWNERSHIP!sdar-october-2016-mkt-overview

          High Rent Prices and lack of inventory are pushing many into buying a home of their own. Given the competitive situation and ongoing high rental prices, we have seen an uptick in renters looking into becoming homeowners. The problem that we face here in San Diego is the lack of inventory for entry level priced homes. So, the numbers I am going to share with you are not going to make sense at first, but stay with me 😉  

          We have seen closed sales begin to cool down for much of the county and everything points to that continuing, however this is not due to the lack of buyers “we have plenty of buyers” we actually have an inventory shortage. Here is what I mean: We have a 1.2% decrease in units sold compared to this time last year, yet the Median Sales Price has increased 7.4%, while Inventory Decreased a shocking 15.9%.

          So what does this mean?

           

          BUYERS ADVICE

          Buyers must be aware of the competitive market, particularly those looking for move-in ready homes. One thing you will want to do is stay active throughout the holidays. We see a lot of buyers postpone their search until after the Holidays so this means less competition for you! For more info on how to prepare, check out our Buyer’s Guide 

           

          SELLERS ADVICE

          Homes are averaging 26 days on market. Feel confident to list your home just above what the comparables are showing you. If you don’t get the activity you were looking for during the first week on market, don’t be afraid to lower the price. Find out what your neighbors homes are selling for HERE

           

           

          1. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
            Home size: 1,846 sq ft
            Lot size: 6,969 sqft
          2. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
            Home size: 2,176 sq ft
            Lot size: 14,374 sqft
          3. 2 beds, 2 full baths
            Home size: 1,422 sq ft
          4. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
            Home size: 1,554 sq ft
            Lot size: 1.19 ac
          5. 3 beds, 2 full baths
            Home size: 1,271 sq ft
            Lot size: 5,662 sqft
          6. 3 beds, 2 full baths
            Home size: 1,436 sq ft
            Lot size: 7,499 sqft
          7. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
            Home size: 1,540 sq ft
            Lot size: 7.14 ac

          See all City of San Diego Real Estate.
          (all data current as of 2/25/2017)

          Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

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            September San Diego Real Estate Update 2016

            Are rising prices making homes sell faster?

            The short answer seems to be YES! As crazy as it sounds, prices keep on rising in many communities throughout San Diego, which is creating an urgency in buyers to secure their dream home or risk paying more for that same house a few months down the road.sep 16 mkt snapshot
            To add to that, we have a good portion of sellers who are also buyers… sellers who want to upgrade or downsize. This adds another layer of buyers to the market and reduces the amount of inventory.

            Now this is all speculation and what we are seeing first hand, however here are some stats to back this up:
            We we have seen Closed Sales decease 15.8%, and the Average Sales Price for detached homes increase 2.4% to $687,775, yet our inventory level has still decreased 11.9 %. So what does that tell us…? Well not much until you see this stat, our average days on market decreased 11.2%.

            What does this mean for us… too many buyers, not enough homes!
            What does this mean for you? Please read more below.

            Buyers Advice:

            I must admit: we are seeing a lot of multiple offer situations in the average to entry level price range. So how do you get your offer to stand out? There are a few things we like to do, one being making the timeframes convenient to the seller. What I mean is ask the seller if they would like to rent back, stay in the home for a short period after close, or close fast.
            For more tips Click Here

            Sellers Advice:

            With low inventory our sellers are finding themselves in multiple offer scenarios, the market is theirs and they’re selling their homes for Top Dollar in less time! However price is not the only thing to look for in an offer, and it can be a mistake that leads to losing thousands.
            Here are a few tips for what to look out for when responding to multiple offers Click Here

             

            See the newest listing to hit the Real Estate Market in San Diego:

            1. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
              Home size: 1,846 sq ft
              Lot size: 6,969 sqft
            2. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
              Home size: 2,176 sq ft
              Lot size: 14,374 sqft
            3. 2 beds, 2 full baths
              Home size: 1,422 sq ft
            4. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
              Home size: 1,554 sq ft
              Lot size: 1.19 ac
            5. 3 beds, 2 full baths
              Home size: 1,271 sq ft
              Lot size: 5,662 sqft
            6. 3 beds, 2 full baths
              Home size: 1,436 sq ft
              Lot size: 7,499 sqft
            7. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
              Home size: 1,540 sq ft
              Lot size: 7.14 ac

            See all City of San Diego Real Estate.
            (all data current as of 2/25/2017)

            Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

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              August San Diego Real Estate Update 2016

              What’s going on with the 2016 San Diego real estate market? Is it hot, is it not?

              Well, now that we have 7 months of statistics in the books for 2016 it seems like a great time to do a review and see what’s really going on. Here is how it breaks down:Aug Real Estate Update 2016

              The inventory level has matched the same statistics that we saw last year in 2015, however Closed Sales have decreased 3.9%. Yet even with the decrease in sales our Average Sales Price has increased 5.5%…. How is that possible? Well, statistics don’t show this but having been involved in the market every single day, I believe we have a logical answer for this. We are seeing an increase in demand for properly priced homes that show well. Meaning, we don’t have enough sellers selling properties that are in good / move-in condition. And the properties that are in good condition are selling for higher amounts and increasing our average sales prices.

              What does this mean for buyers and seller? (Answered below in our buyers and seller advice)

              Buyers Advice:

              Because of the lack of inventory of (Move-In-Ready) homes you may want to consider buying a fixer upper. However make sure to hire an agent with experience in the field so they can guide you through the process. Joseph has years of experience in the field.

              Need money to do a remodel? How about a renovation loan? Here is a link to one of the money renovation loan out there: Click Here

              Sellers Advice:

              Have you ever heard the quote “Success is where preparation and opportunity meet”? Well, the the market is strong and prices are up, so the opportunity has arrived, however, in order to reach success you need to prepare the right way. We offer free consultations where we create an exact plan on how to prepare a home for market. We will provide services to: declutter, stage, paint, landscaping, cleaning and anything else that we see fit to maximize our client’s dollar. For a free consultation reach out to us at 888-503-3117, or see our seller’s guide here: Click Here

               

              See the newest listing to hit the Real Estate Market in San Diego:

               

              1. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
                Home size: 1,846 sq ft
                Lot size: 6,969 sqft
              2. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
                Home size: 2,176 sq ft
                Lot size: 14,374 sqft
              3. 2 beds, 2 full baths
                Home size: 1,422 sq ft
              4. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
                Home size: 1,554 sq ft
                Lot size: 1.19 ac
              5. 3 beds, 2 full baths
                Home size: 1,271 sq ft
                Lot size: 5,662 sqft
              6. 3 beds, 2 full baths
                Home size: 1,436 sq ft
                Lot size: 7,499 sqft
              7. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
                Home size: 1,540 sq ft
                Lot size: 7.14 ac

              See all City of San Diego Real Estate.
              (all data current as of 2/25/2017)

              Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

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                March 2016 San Diego Real Estate Update

                Some rising concerns across the board to sustain a balanced market!March 2016 Real Estate Stats

                Yes I said it… but I’m not talking about the market slowing down, I am actually talking about home prices continuing to increase! For the 12-month period spanning March 2015 through February 2016, Pending Sales in San Diego County were up 10.0% overall. The price range with the largest gain in sales was the $500,001 to $750,000 range, where they increased 23.1%.
                The overall Median Sales Price was up 5.6% to $469,000. The property type with
                the largest price gain was the Single-Family Homes segment, where prices increased
                6.2% to $530,000. Market-wide, inventory levels were down -18.8%.

                With this much demand and the fact that interest rates dropped to the lowest point they have been in over 1 year, I am expecting to see prices continue to climb until we see inventory levels increase.

                For help finding your next home, call us at 888-503-3117

                The Arendsen Group Real Estate

                 

                 

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                  December 2015 Real Estate Update

                  It has happened! The Federal Reserve raised the key interest rate on Wednesday from 0-0.25% to 0.25-0.5%.

                  Don’t FED Rate Hikego running for the hills, this is a good thing for the economy as a whole. We have been expecting this rate to increase for quite some time, we have even talked about it through our blogs and even this monthly email, but it has finally came to fruition. They made this decision based on many different factors, however a large portion of that decision must have been because the residential real estate market is experiencing its best year since the crash. We have a healthy demand for houses and our unemployment rate has continued to stay at 5% and we have no signs to show us that this will change anytime soon. The FED has stated that they will have “gradual increases” in rates this year. What does this mean for the real estate market? In all honesty I see this putting a nice boost in our already strong real estate market in the immediate future, I say that because I believe buyers will rush to the market in order to lock in a low interest rate. However the long term effect is less predictable.

                  Here is what we have seen up to this point. Pending home sales increased 11.7%, days on market decreased 13%, and the amount of homes for sale decreased a whole 21.2%. These are all strong indicators that the market is doing extremely well and a small increase in interest rates will not slow it down. Good things ahead for the San Diego Real Estate market!

                  Buyers Advice- Time to get off the fence! Rates are still extremely low and will remain there for some time, however if the FED were to increase rates just one more quarter of a percent, you could be looking at hundreds of dollars more each month on a mortgage. Call me today to get started!

                  Sellers Advice- First and foremost, if you do not plan on selling anytime soon and your interest rate is not below 4%, you need to consider refinancing before rates go up. If you are thinking about selling you may want to start preparing your home now, that way you can have your home on the market come Jan 1st. I say that because we always see a spike in inventory in February, so why not beat those sellers to the starting line and be ready for all those new year buyers! Call me today so we can come up with the best strategy.

                   

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                    San Diego Real Estate Update for November 2015

                    This time of the year is always slightly slower especially on a national level. Here in San Diego we do not have Nov_SDAR_Statsthe winter weather to worry about, however the Holidays do strike fear into some sellers which is why I think our inventory levels are so low. Inventory levels are down 23.3% from this time last year, however Pending sales are only up 12.2%. This shows us that we do in fact have more buyers entering the market than sellers… which is probably why we have seen prices increase 9.3% for Detached homes, and 1.6% for Attached homes. All in all these are good signs for the real estate market. The one factor that could affect this stable and strong market would be the Fed raising interest rates, they have decided not to raise rates the past two meetings but the final meeting in December will likely conclude with a minor rate increase. We will have to wait and see.

                    Sellers Advice:

                    Keep your friends close and competition closer 😉 Timing is everything in real estate, and if you are the only property on the market in your neighborhood this could results in a record breaking sale. If you are interested in keeping a close eye on your “competition”, please let me know and I will email you a weekly list of what has come on the market and what has sold in your area.

                    Buyers Advice:

                    With inventory so low and a high probability that you might see a multiple offer situation… you are going to want to have all your ducks in a row before seriously looking. Follow these steps to get prepared: Hire a Realtor, get pre-approved for a loan, have proof of funds for your down payment available, and start your search at least 4 months before you want to be into this new home.

                     

                    Start your search today! Click here to start, or simply scroll down to see the newest properties to hit the market in San Diego:

                    1. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
                      Home size: 1,846 sq ft
                      Lot size: 6,969 sqft
                    2. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
                      Home size: 2,176 sq ft
                      Lot size: 14,374 sqft
                    3. 2 beds, 2 full baths
                      Home size: 1,422 sq ft
                    4. 4 beds, 3 full baths
                      Home size: 2,731 sq ft
                      Lot size: 7,499 sqft
                    5. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
                      Home size: 1,554 sq ft
                      Lot size: 1.19 ac
                    6. 4 beds, 3 full baths
                      Home size: 3,076 sq ft
                      Lot size: 6,098 sqft
                    7. 3 beds, 2 full baths
                      Home size: 1,271 sq ft
                      Lot size: 5,662 sqft
                    8. 3 beds, 2 full baths
                      Home size: 1,436 sq ft
                      Lot size: 7,499 sqft

                    See all City of San Diego Real Estate.
                    (all data current as of 2/25/2017)

                    Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

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