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Is It Time?

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Is it time to sell?

The question is now keeping a growing number of Los Angeles area homeowners awake at night.

And there is good reason according to an article at Zerohedge.com:

Bottom Line: If 2006/07 was the peak of the largest housing bubble in history with affordability never better vis a’ vis exotic loans; easy availability of credit; unemployment in the 4%s; the total workforce at record highs; and growing wages, then what do you call “now” with house prices at or above 2006 levels; worse affordability; tighter credit; higher unemployment; a weakening total workforce; and shrinking wages?

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-07-15/housing-bubble-20-are-you-ready

The fact is according to a recent John Graff report,“…home sales in Los Angeles County have declined for a fourth month in a row, and the number of pending sales has dropped more than 37 percent over August numbers.”

Compared to September of last year, pending sales are down a staggering 48.9%.

Graff also notes that closed sales fell 32.7% between August and September.

http://la.curbed.com/2016/10/10/13236738/home-sales-drop-los-angeles-county-prices

Has the Los Angeles real estate market topped? We don’t have that crystal ball. But if you have been considering selling, now might be a good time to call us. Trying to sell after a bubble has burst is always problematic.

Seeing what could be indicators of a topped-out market would be a good time to look into your options and what your home might bring in.

If you have been thinking about selling, give us a call. We’ll give you the straight scoop and you can decide the best course of action.

Sincerely,

Ken